School Hours: 8:40 a.m.-3:10 p.m. | Phone: 651-425-5800 | Attendance line: 651-425-5806
Cottage Grove Elementary School serves students in Preschool through fifth grades and is part of SoWashCo Schools. Staff, students and parents at Cottage Grove Elementary School work together to make every student feel valued and respected.
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SoWashCo Schools is offering families the option of purchasing a device protection plan to protect district-issued devices from accidental damage from ﬁre, ﬂood, natural disasters, or power surges; and theft (with a ﬁled police report).
As you prepare for the first day of school, it’s a good idea to review the programs and devices that will be used throughout the academic year. Learn more about the following topics on the SoWashCo Schools technology page.
Minnesota offers two valuable tax benefits for parents who purchase school supplies for their K-12 students through the K-12 Education Credit and Subtraction. These benefits can reduce parents’ taxes to increase their refund, but is only available for those who keep their receipts. Purchases for most school supplies, field trips and musical instruments for school band are eligible.
For the 2022-23 school year, COVID-19 will require a response in the same way we address communicable diseases (flu, rotavirus, etc.). SoWashCo Schools will follow communicable disease procedures from local public health agencies and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The SoWashCo Schools Department of Transportation will post bus delays at sowashco.org/transportation once a driver reports route running more than 10 minutes late.
Due to nationwide shortages of certain food items, SoWashCo Schools menus may not accurately reflect what will be served that day. When possible, the Department of Nutrition Services will replace meals with similar choices and avoid any additional allergens. Please follow the guidelines below to remain aware of ongoing changes, especially if your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions.
Voters in the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) district did not approve the $462.6 million bond request.
Starting fall 2022, there will be several important changes to meal services at South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools). School breakfast and lunches will no longer be free for all students due to the expiration of federal United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers.
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Download the CGE 22-23 school supply list. Locate Cottage Grove Elementary and select download.
South Washington County Schools is pleased to provide families with an easy way to complete online forms and review and update household contact information for the 2022-23 school year. All families must complete this update between July 15 and Aug. 1.
Summer Reading is so important! Avoid the Summer Slide by reading. Participate in Summer Check out at CGE, complete a reading challenge and discover other reading and learning opportunities that are out there.
Parent and guardian voice is a valuable part of the process to help SoWashCo Schools develop the best strategic plan possible.
Over the next 10 years, more than 3,500 potential new K-12 students are expected to move into the district. Current projections show that 15 schools will be over capacity and we will have a deficit of nearly 2,500 K-12 seats for students by 2031 if we do nothing. To help, SoWashCo Schools will ask voters to consider approval of a $462.6 million bond on Aug. 9, 2022.
SoWashCo Schools responds to the recent shooting death tragedies in a New York grocery store and an elementary school in Texas.
Please review our safety protocols and how we ensure student safety. We have also provided resources for families about how to answer your child's questions about what they are seeing on the news.