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.
Join us for one of two community information sessions about the levy questions on the Nov. 2 ballot. If approved by voters, increased school funding will allow us to focus on financial stability and technology for our kids.
Please see our revised criteria for COVID-19 decision-making that defines when increased health strategies will be put in place (including face coverings in our high schools).
Learn about free at-home testing options available to students and community testing options available to everyone.
To help keep children warm this winter, South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) Community Education is partnering with SoWashCo CARES (Community Action Reaching Every Student) to help match students in need with new winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats and gloves.
SoWashCo Schools is asking voters to consider a school funding increase with two questions on the Nov. 2 ballot.
Click on the link above to view the CGMS Cougars Weekly Newsletter for the Week of Sept. 27th
SoWashCo Schools is sharing our criteria for COVID-19 decision-making that defines when increased health strategies will be put in place (including face coverings in our high schools) and when classrooms or schools would move to distance learning.
The Department of Teaching and Learning is looking for parents to represent their child’s school and school community. There are 2 seats available for the cities of Afton, Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Grey Cloud Island, and Woodbury. This committee will meet from 4:00-5:30 on the following dates:
- Nov. 22, 2021
- Jan. 24, 2022
- March 21, 2022
- May 16, 2022
The Nov. 2 election will be critical in providing the stability needed to address other pressing issues. If the ballot questions are approved, we will continue planning for our next challenges - growth in our communities, overcrowded schools and uneven enrollment increases.
Help us learn more about how your family uses electronic devices at home by participating in the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Digital Equity Survey. It’s important that we gather accurate information so each student and family has the equipment, help and support they need.
Through the 2021 Advanced Child Tax Credit, eligible families can receive advance payments of up to $300 a month for each child under the age of six and up to $250 per month for each child older than age six. Families can benefit from the credit even if they don’t have earned income or do not owe any income taxes. Payments will be sent monthly from the IRS through Dec. 15, 2021.
SoWashCo Schools is experiencing some unavailable menu items or last-minute replacements due to the nationwide food shortage. We are working to replace items with similar options, however, menus are subject to change.
During its regularly scheduled business meeting on Thursday, Aug. 26, the School Board approved several policies including updates to the racial equity and inclusion policy and the adoption of a face covering resolution and policy.
Completing the Educational Benefits Form, also known as free and reduced meals application, provides a variety of discounted or free benefits for SoWashCo Schools families. It also helps provide essential funding to support all students in the district.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved SoWashCo Schools to provide free breakfast and lunch for enrolled students for the 2021-22 school year. Paperwork is not required to receive free meals, but SoWashCo Schools will continue to push for all families to complete the Educational Benefits form.