School Calendar

MCW buses will pick up as normal on Tuesday (3/19/19) morning.  Buses will run on paved roads only in the afternoon.

School will be in session on Monday, April 22 and Friday, May 31. 

In addition, the District will be extending seven school days.  For more information on these extended days follow THIS LINK.

Home of the Mavericks!


Why is Good Nutrition Important?

March is National Nutrition Month.  This is a time to focus on making good food choices, developing healthy eating habits, and promoting physical activity.  Why is good nutrition so important to our students? Children who have healthy eating and physical activity habits tend to perform better in school; have improved concentration and higher energy levels; are able to stay healthy, active and strong; and grow and develop appropriately.  The dietary and exercise habits your student learns in childhood tends to carry into adulthood.

According to information from Johns Hopkins Medicine, there are many things we can do to set kids on the path to a healthy life.  Some of these simple suggestions to help your child establish healthy habits that will not only benefit them in school, but will also increase their likelihood of a healthy life as an adult are listed below:

  • Students should have three well-balanced meals per day
  • Keep healthy snacks such as fruits and vegetables readily available
  • Limit unhealthy snack and meal choices such as chips, processed food and candy
  • Plan meals that include the 5 food groups:  grains, vegetables, fruits, dairy, and proteins
  • Involve your child in the choosing food and preparing meals
  • Try to increase fiber, and reduce salt and sugar
  • Drink more water and fewer sugary beverages
  • Be mindful of the recommended serving sizes
  • Encourage more physical activity and less screen time
These tips aren’t new but a reminder is always beneficial, especially when the winter months can limit our access to a variety of fresh fruits/vegetables and keep us from being as physically active as during the summer and fall.  Let’s help our students develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

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