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Hillside Elementary School serves students in Preschool through fifth grades and is part of SoWashCo Schools. At Hillside Elementary School, teachers and staff members work to create students who are lifelong learners.
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Parent and guardian voice is a valuable part of the process to help SoWashCo Schools develop the best strategic plan possible.
Over the next 10 years, more than 3,500 potential new K-12 students are expected to move into the district. Current projections show that 15 schools will be over capacity and we will have a deficit of nearly 2,500 K-12 seats for students by 2031 if we do nothing. To help, SoWashCo Schools will ask voters to consider approval of a $462.6 million bond on Aug. 9, 2022.
SoWashCo Schools responds to the recent shooting death tragedies in a New York grocery store and an elementary school in Texas.
Please review our safety protocols and how we ensure student safety. We have also provided resources for families about how to answer your child's questions about what they are seeing on the news.
Learn more about the importance of the bond election and what will need to happen if the bond is not successful.
SoWashCo Schools is debuting a new online school boundary tool that will make it easier for families to determine which school their child will attend based on their home address.
The new mapping tool makes it easy for families to type in their address to find their elementary, middle or high school boundary. Users can even zoom in on a specific street to see which boundary school is designated for that area.
On Thursday, April 21, the school board approved the South Washington County Schools 10-year facility plan.
Missed an information session or school board presentation? View the full webinar to learn more about the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) 10-year facility package.
The link to request registration for Kids Club for the 2022-23 school year will be made live on this website at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 27. Registration requests will be reviewed in the order they are submitted.
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released student graduation rates for 2021. The four-year graduation rate for South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) continues to surpass the state average with 92% of students graduating on time.
Two South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) teachers have been named as finalists for the 2021-22 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award.
Younna Eiden-Giel of Park High School and Andrea Welvaert of Cottage Grove Middle School are part of the group of 11 finalists that were chosen from a group of 25 semifinalists.
Learn more about the latest job openings at SoWashCo Schools
Administration presented the final long-range facility package to the school board, preparing to request approval on April 21.
The statewide tornado drill will be held on Thursday, April 7 at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Teachers will talk to students about staying safe, where to go in the school during a tornado and practice safety procedures.
Throughout the week of April 4, SoWashCo Schools will be participating in required bus safety training. Each school will have a designated morning during the week where students will practice an evacuation drill upon arrival. These drills will be conducted by our school bus drivers in coordination with school staff.
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is planning for the future to address community growth and student needs through a long-range facility planning process.