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South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. District 833 is committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

We have 16 elementary schools for students in grades K-5, four middle schools serving grades 6-8, three comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school. There are also a variety of early learning and adult education and enrichment programs offered through Community Education.

Fall 2020 Planning Survey
To help with the fall 2020 planning process, we are requesting staff and families to participate in an anonymous survey through July 7. Your feedback will be used to help inform the work of the planning teams for a successful start to the school year.
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Three Scenarios Considered for Minnesota Schools This Fall
The Minnesota Department of Education released guidance for school districts to create plans based on three scenarios for fall 2020. Because we don’t know which scenario the state will choose, it’s important for parents to prepare for all three possibilities.
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Kari Lopez
Kari Lopez nominated for NASSP National Principal of the Year
In February the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) named Kari Lopez, principal of Woodbury Middle School, Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year. They recently selected Lopez as the Minnesota representative at the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), which makes her a nominee for the NASSP National Principal of the Year.
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