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Staying Safe Online

Our students are plugged into the digital world in so many ways and it is important that they stay safe while online.  As parents, keep the following tips in mind to help your child stay safe online.

  • Know your child’s online activities and friends.  Regularly monitor the information your child is sharing with others through social media, online gaming sites, etc.  Make sure you are on their “friend” list, know their passwords, and check their online profiles. 
  • Use privacy settings.  These settings limit who can view your child’s profile.  Check the account settings on their social media and gaming sites for this.
  • Post with caution.  Be kind in what you post.  Once it is posted, you can’t get it back.  Ask your teen if it is something they would want a grandparent, teacher, college recruiter, or future employer to see.  Remember the Golden Rule.
  • YAPPY.  Don’t share personal information such as:  Your full name, Address, Phone number, Passwords, and Your plans.
  • Watch in-app purchases.  Advise your child to be careful when upgrading a game or app as these sometimes come with additional, and sometimes “hidden”, costs.
  • Be aware of phishing.  Students should be aware of email scans, inappropriate content, and suspicious links. 
  • Teach by example.  Model for your teen how to use social media appropriately.  Also, don’t text or e-mail while driving.  
  • Don’t meet online friends offline.  Remind your teen to only communicate with people online they actually know.  People they meet online may not be who they say they are. 
  • Know when to shut off.  Social media, online gaming, and technology can become all-consuming.  Life is about balance.  It isn’t good for our health and wellbeing to be “plugged in” all the time.  Take time to interact face-to-face and have fun with other activities.

Technology is part of our society and can be a helpful tool at school, home, and work.  Let’s keep our students safe online by following these simple tips.

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


Download Calendar

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 6 ---- Early Dismissal/Teacher Workshop
March 22 ----- End of 3rd Quarter
April 18-22 ---- Spring Break
April 29 ---   Midquarter
May 27  ---- Memorial Day- No School
May 30 ----- Last Day for Students
May 31 ----- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
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