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Martin County West Schools will be CLOSED on
Monday, December 9.  No after school activities including the Band Concert.



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Keeping Kids Learning During Winter Break

Before you know it our winter break will be here.  Twelve days away from school.  This is a fun time that is usually filled with family and fun.  But do you sometimes wonder about ideas to keep your child(ren) also learning during break?  There are a few suggestions below for you to consider.
  • Make some hot chocolate and enjoy a good book.  Whether it is a story read aloud for all to enjoy or time for the whole family to read their own book while curled up on the couch, floor, and chairs in the living room together, reading is always a good choice to keep kids learning.
  • Cook together.  Your child will learn so many life skills when cooking with you.  From using fractions for measuring to following step-by-step directions, cooking is a great way to spend time as a family and make learning fun (and tasty!)
  • Snow art is a fun way to enjoy the outdoors (temperature permitting).  Help your child make a snow sculpture or mix some food coloring and water in bottles to make snow paintings.  This is an art project with easy clean up.
  • Enourage your child to volunteer.  Does a neighbor need snow shoveled?  Could someone use help taking down decorations?  See if a trusted person needs some help that your child could provide.
  • Encourage your child to create a movie, complete with commercials.  Younger children may also enjoy creating a puppet show.
  • Create a winter scavenger hunt in which your children follow written directions to find objects (inside or outside) or complete tasks (take a selfie in front of______).
There are several real-life ways you can keep your kids learning, maybe without them even realizing it!  Google is a good resource for more ideas to keep your kids busy learning during break.
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


 
 
 
 
 

2019 - 2020 School Year


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August 26    ----- Teacher Workshop
August 27    ----- Teacher Workshop 
August 28    -----  Teacher Workshop
August 28    -----  K-6 Workshop 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
August 28    -----  7-12 Workshop 7:30 AM - 7:30 PM
September 2 ----- Labor Day- No School
September 3  ---  School Begins for Grades 7-12 Only
September  3 ---  Gr K-6 Workshop 8 AM - Noon
September 3 ---   Gr K-6 P/T Conf. Noon - 8 PM
September 4  ----- Gr K-6 P/T Conf. 8 AM - 12 PM
September 5 -----  Grades K-12 in Session
October 2    -----    Midquarter
October 17-18 ----- MEA - No School
October 23 ---- Early Dismissal/Teacher Workshop
November 1 ----  End of 1st Quarter
November 12 -----K-6 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
November 14 ----  K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
November 15 ---- Teacher Workshop (No School) 
November 28-29 --- Fall Break
December 6 --- Midquarter
December 11 ---- Early Dismissal/Teacher Workshop
Dec. 23 - Jan. 1 ---- Winter Break
January 2 ---- School Resumes
January 17 ---- End of 2nd Quarter
January 20 --- Teacher Workshop (No School)
February 17 --- President's Day (No School) (Designated make up day)
February 18 ---- K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM
February 20 ---- Midquarter
March 11 ---- Early Dismissal/Teacher Workshop
March 20 ----- End of 3rd Quarter
April 9-13 ---- Spring Break (April 9 & 13 are designated make up days)
April 27 ---- Midquarter
May 25  ---- Memorial Day- No School
May 29 ----- Last Day for Students
May 31  ---- Graduation
June 1 ----- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
June 1-5 --- Designated Make-Up Days if needed
  • The make-up days may be February 17, April 9, April 13, 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