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2020-21

The news stories located in this archive represent accurate information at the time they were published. Due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing planning, some items may no longer be relevant or accurate.

South Washington County Schools Shares New Fall Hybrid Model Schedule Information
08/14/2020
Learn more information about the fall hybrid model, the first day of school, transition days and a general hybrid schedule.
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Virtual Learning Academy and School Meal Registration
Registration for Virtual Learning Academy and School Meals
08/05/2020
You will be asked about school meals on distance learning days, and if you want your child to be registered and enrolled in our K-12 Virtual Learning Academy.
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Fall Planning
State Announces Safe Learning Plan for Schools
07/30/2020
Today, Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) set thresholds for schools to reopen safely. The state’s fall school plan is based on a formula that uses COVID-19 infection rates over 14 days in our county (Washington County) as a deciding factor.
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Hybrid Learning
South Washington County Schools Hybrid Learning Option
07/29/2020
SoWashCo planning teams have spent the summer working on the most complicated scenario – hybrid learning. In hybrid learning, students learn through a combination of distance learning at home and in-person learning at school five days a week with strict social distancing measures in place.
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Fall Focus Groups
SoWashCo Community Invited to give Fall 2020 Planning Feedback through Virtual Focus Groups
07/24/2020
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) is conducting virtual focus groups to inform the work of our planning teams for a successful start to the school year.
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Governor Orders Masks to be Worn in all Schools and District Buildings
07/22/2020
Face coverings will be required for all students (in grades K-12), all staff and anyone present in a SoWashCo building beginning July 25.
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Keith Jacobus
Superintendent Keith Jacobus Announces Retirement
07/16/2020
Dr. Keith Jacobus, Superintendent of South Washington County Schools, submitted his notice of retirement during the July 16 school board meeting. The school board accepted his notice, effective Sept. 2, 2020.
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MDE Releases Results of Fall 2020 Family Survey
07/13/2020
The Minnesota Department of Education releases survey results for upcoming school year. Majority of families would like to see students back in school but, public health remains a top concern.
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Three Scenarios Considered for Minnesota Schools This Fall
06/19/2020
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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A Message from Superintendent Keith Jacobus About the Death of George Floyd
05/29/2020
I am writing to you with overwhelming feelings of sorrow, outrage and dismay following the actions that led to the death of George Floyd. As a school community, we are here for each other and more than ever we need to reach out to our friends and neighbors and show the compassion, empathy and humanity everyone deserves.
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