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School will be in session on Friday, May 31.

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Wanted: Community Feedback

The Martin County West School District facilities has been a topic of discussion for the MCW School Board for a number of years.  These discussions have resulted in the addition of the Science wing at the MCw Jr/Sr High School; updating the heating and ventilation systems and lighting at both elementary schools; and replacing the heating system at the Jr/Sr High School.  The most recent discussions have revolved around some key facilities questions:
  • Should the District update the schools in Sherburn and Trimont to provide more secure entrances, update the restrooms, and add on to the cafeteria/kitchen at MCW Jr/Sr High?
  • What is the plan for the facility in Welcome - should it be renovated or closed and torn down?
  • Should the disitrict consider adding gym space to the MCW Jr/Sr High School?
With these questions in mind, the MCW School Board is asking for your feedback to develop a long-term facilities plan for Martin County West.  You will be receiving a survey in the mail in early May.  This survey contains detailed information about each of the options listen above.  This information includes the potential updates at each site, the estimated cost for each site, and the tax impact of each option.
Your feedback about these facilities about these facilities options is extremely important as we work to develop a plan.  Please take a few minutes to read through and complete the survey either online or via regular mail.  All surveys are due May 31.
Requests for additional copies of the survey for eligible voters can be made by contacting Jessica Maday (507-764-2330) or stopping at the Martin County West Central Office.  Any questions regarding the survey can be directed to Superintendent Allison Schmidt (507-764-2330).

Allison Schmidt, Superintendent


Martin County West Schools is
Accepting New Open Enrollment Students

Martin County West Schools has many great things to offer our students.
  • Student centered environment
  • Small elementary class sizes
  • Variety of educational choices and opportunities
  • Safe, orderly schools
  • High graduation rate
  • Technology integrated at all levels
  • Recently updated facilities
  • 22% of our students open enroll to MCW from other districts

Please contact one of the schools shown below to open enroll your students to MCW.
Sherburn Elementary (K-2)       507-764-4461
Trimont Elementary (3-6)          507-639-2081
MCW Jr/Sr High (7-12)              507-764-4671

Open Enrollment Form


2018 - 2019 School Year

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August 27    ----- Teacher Workshop
August 28    ----- Teacher Workshop 
August 29    -----  Teacher Workshop 
August 30    -----  Teacher Workshop (7-12)  (1/2 Day)
September 3 ----- Labor Day- No School
September 4  ---  School Begins for Grades 7-12 Only
September  4 ---  Gr K-6 Workshop 8 AM - Noon
September 4 ---   Gr K-6 P/T Conf. Noon - 8 PM
September 5  ----- Gr K-6 P/T Conf. 8 AM - 12 PM
September 6 -----  Grades K-12 in Session
October 2    -----    Midquarter
October 18-19 ----- MEA - No School
October 24 ---- Early Dismissal/Teacher Workshop
November 2 ----  End of 1st Quarter
November 13 -----K-6 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
November 15 ----  K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
November 16 ---- Teacher Workshop (No School) 
November 22-23 --- Fall Break
December 10 --- Midquarter
December 12 ---- Early Dismissal/Teacher Workshop
Dec. 22 - Jan. 1 ---- Winter Break
January 2 ---- School Resumes
January 18 ---- End of 2nd Quarter
January 21 --- Teacher Workshop (No School)
February 12 -----   K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
February 18 --- President's Day (No School)
February 21 ---- Midquarter
March 29 ----- End of 3rd Quarter
April 18-21 ---- Spring Break
April 22 ---- Make-up Day - School In Session

April 29 ---   Midquarter
May 27  ---- Memorial Day- No School
May 31 ----- Make-up Day - School In Session
June 2  ---- Graduation
  • The make-up day may be April 22, at the end of the year, and may include the use of extended days.  Additional make-up days may be added at the end of the year if necessary.


School Closings and Late Starts
There will be days that school will be starting late and/or cancelled due to the weather conditions.  We will use our Instant Alert system along with calling the following radio/TV stations:
KSUM AM 1370 Fairmont
KFMC FM 106.5 Fairmont
WCCO AM 830 Mpls
WCCO TV Ch 4 Mpls
KKOJ AM 1190 Jackson
KKOJ FM 105.7 Jackson
KSTP TV Ch 5 Mpls
KEYC TV Ch 12 Mankato

It would be greatly appreciated if you did not call the school during the time that decisions are being made since the phones are all needed to gather information and make calls.

If you are not eligible for Instant Alert you may receive weather related announcements by signing up at KEYC TV.
  1. Google - KEYC TV school closings
  2. Select - School Closings Sign Up - KEYC
  3. Follow instructions for signing up