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New Meal Pick-up Calendar For December and January
12/03/2020
To accommodate families in the distance learning model, there is a new schedule for meal pick-up in December and January. All SoWashCo families can pick-up ten meals (five meals each for breakfast and lunch) for their child at any of the sites listed on the calendar. Please only visit one site each week.
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School Board Passes Racial Equity Resolution
12/03/2020
During the school board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19, the board unanimously approved a racial equity resolution. The school board recognizes the need to take decisive action to provide each student with a welcoming and inclusive school environment that will directly contribute to learning and success.
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Let’s Talk About Mental Health Student Video
12/03/2020
Students in South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) want to normalize talking about mental health and getting support. These young advocates are working to start conversations and end the stigma of asking for help. To get this message to peers, students created a video called "Let's Talk" that will be shared and discussed in classrooms.
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Celebrate Hmong New Year on Friday, Dec. 11
12/02/2020
Celebrate the Hmong New Year virtually beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 11. All are welcome to attend through WebEx which will be lead by the Hmong High School Student Leaders.
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A Time for Reflection as We Shift to Distance Learning
11/23/2020
Superintendent Julie Nielsen shares a message about prioritizing social-emotional health as we transition into distance learning.
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Elementary (K-5) Distance Learning Schedule Begins Nov. 30
11/23/2020
Beginning Monday, Nov. 30, all elementary students in grades K-5 in the hybrid learning model will shift to distance learning. Elementary students in the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) will remain in their class with their current teacher.
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SoWashCo Pauses All In-person Sports and Activities
11/19/2020
SoWashCo is pausing all in-person sports and activities in accordance with Gov. Tim Walz new executive order beginning at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20 through Friday, Dec. 18.
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UPDATE: Elementary Grades (PreK-5) Must Now Shift to Distance Learning Nov. 30
11/17/2020
Due to a surge in staff absences in key areas like transportation, nutrition services and teaching, all elementary schools must shift to distance learning beginning Nov. 30.
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