School Hours: 7:50 a.m.-2:26 p.m. | Phone: 651-425-6800 | Attendance line: 651-425-6868
Cottage Grove Middle School serves students in sixth through eighth grades and is part of South Washington County Schools. At Cottage Grove Middle School, each grade is divided into "houses" with one group of students working with one group of teachers throughout the school year. These teachers work as a team and meet daily to help every student succeed. School staff members also provide encouragement and support to each student to develop each individual. Building character is an important part of the school’s mission and in 2017, it was recognized as a Minnesota Emerging School of Character by Character.org.
Along with academics, there are many extracurricular and leadership opportunities at Cottage Grove Middle School including athletics, music, theater, robotics, chess and service-learning clubs. All students are encouraged to explore their interests and become involved in their school community.
The school board approved the 2022-23 school calendar during its regular business meeting on Thursday, Jan. 20.
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) will implement new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for quarantine and isolation.
Families can pick up two free meals (one breakfast and one lunch) for their child in middle or high school from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 at the East Ridge High School activities entrance. Barcodes will not be required.
Starting on Tuesday, Jan. 18, we will be taking additional steps until at least Feb. 1 to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 and flu-like symptoms.
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is now at a critical stage that will result in multiple cancellations or delays for bus routes in the mornings and afternoons. Families will be notified by phone and text, with as much notice as possible, if their child’s morning or afternoon route is expected to be impacted.
The first two days after winter break (Jan. 4-5) have shown a steady number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in our schools.
Due to ongoing supply chain issues, our milk vendor can only provide limited amounts of milk because of a carton shortage. The limited supply will be distributed to elementary schools for lunch beginning Jan. 4. This means milk cannot be provided to middle and high schools and is not guaranteed at all elementary schools.
During its regular business meeting on Thursday, Dec. 16, the school board approved adjustments to the current 2021-22 school calendar.
We have been made aware of nationwide school shooting rumors circulating within our school communities through social media. Currently, there are no credible threats against our schools.
South Washington County Schools and the State of Minnesota are hosting a free vaccination clinic for all children age five and older from 12-3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8 at Pullman Elementary School. COVID-19 booster shots will also be available for eligible children age 16 and older.
Join us to help your child prepare for high school. All South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) eighth-grade students and families are invited to learn more about the high school they’ll attend in fall 2022.
Like many school districts, SoWashCo Schools seeks to adjust its current calendar to help address a combination of challenges related to the ongoing pandemic. The changes to the remainder of the school year will provide flexible learning days for students. On flexible learning days, students will learn from home and connect and interact with their teacher and classmates.
All schools are closed today, Dec. 10, due to the wintry weather. Students should not report to school and all online learning activities are canceled and no new assignments will be posted.
For a list of cancellations during an emergency closure, visit sowashco.org/emergency and click on the emergency closure tab.
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) will participate in the 2022 Minnesota Student Survey. This survey is administered every three years across Minnesota schools and collects important information about student experiences in the areas of health, safety and academics.
Last month, South Washington County Schools (SoWashco Schools) conducted a survey of families, staff and students (grades 6-12) about their ideal school-year calendar. The results of the open question “Do you have any additional information that you would like to share with SoWashCo Schools for the calendar committee to consider when creating future school calendars?” pointed to action steps that need to be taken for this school year.