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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
07/28/2020
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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Masks
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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South Washington County Schools Release Results of Fall 2020 Planning Survey
07/17/2020
More than 9,000 families responded to South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo) fall 2020 planning survey with support for students returning to the classroom as long as public health regulations are followed.
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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. The majority of families would like to see students back in school but, public health remains a top concern.
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Fall 2020 Planning Survey
06/29/2020
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
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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Ending the Year and Looking Ahead to Fall 2020
06/05/2020
This is not the year that anyone expected. All of us will remember 2020 and the many challenges we faced together – most recently, the events in Minneapolis following the death of George Floyd, the worldwide pandemic, job losses, school closings and the loss of a traditional graduation.
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