Reading Down on the Farm Activities

2018-2019 Reading Month

Sue Lienau Reading

Sue Lienau visits South Winneshiek EL/MS

Early Childhood Handbook

PK-8 Principal Jason Halverson

South Wiinneshiek Elementary/Middle School

PK-8 Principal Jason Halverson


208 E. Brooks St.  
P.O. Box 298
Ossian, Iowa  52161

Office Hours:  7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Mon - Fri

School Hours 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

Importance of Parents Volunteering in School

Activities Calendar

Activities Early Childhood and Jump Start Preschool

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100 Days of School

100 Days of School

South Winn Elementary

Celebrates 100 Days February 2019

100 Days of School

Week of the Young Child

Early Childhood

Week of the Young Child

This past week was Week of the Young Child. In the Early Childhood classroom, we have been learning about community helpers. Our students have enjoyed learning about doctors, vets, construction workers, farmers, chefs, postal workers, and police officers. We will continue to learn about more jobs in our community for the rest of the school year.

Thank you!
Samantha Christophersen, SWECSP

Proper Winter Dress and Weather Related Announcements 2018-2019

Proper Winter Dress & Weather Related Announcements 2018-2019

With the seasonal cold temperatures upon us please be sure your child is dressed appropriately, which means wearing winter coats, snow pants, boots, hats, and mittens/gloves.  The best approach is layering (coat or jacket, sweatshirt, or sweater, etc.), plus head and hand coverings.  Please do not allow your child to leave the house with exposed skin (ears, hands, legs, etc.), as this increases the chance of frostbite in extreme cold weather.  We will go outside unless the temperature is below zero (air or wind-chill).  We appreciate your support and willingness to help keep our students safe.

The South Winneshiek School District will again be using the JMC Messenger for our weather-related/emergency notifications.  We want to help ensure your family is aware of weather-related/emergency notifications from South Winneshiek.

We are asking parents to log into their JMC parent portal and go to the "parent information" section.  Please make sure that all of your phone numbers and email addresses are correct. Beside each number you need to determine if you want an email, text message, or phone call.

Finally, you need to indicate what types of notifications you want to receive i.e. emergency/weather-related, student-related or general school information announcements. Click "Save" after you have updated your information.

You can also find weather related announcements on KCRG Channel 9, KWWL Channel 7, WXOW Channel 19 La Crosse, KVIK 104.7, and KDEC 100.5.

Thank you,

Kris Einck and Jason Halverson


Holiday Slide Show Smile Box 2018-2019

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JMC Parent Login

JMC Parent Login Links


Preschool and Kindergarten registration for the South Winneshiek Community School District

Registration may be accomplished by contacting Tiffany Wagner at the school or by email at 

South Winneshiek CSD
For the 2019-2020 School Year

Preschool and Kindergarten registration for the South Winneshiek Community School District has been set for the week of Monday, January 28th until Friday, February 1st. Parents may register anytime during the week. Registration may be accomplished by emailing  Please include your child’s name, birthdate, and parent contact information. If you do not have email you may stop by the school or call between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. that week. Initial contact with the school is for the purpose of enrollment counts and receiving and filling out the necessary registration materials.

South Winneshiek’s Preschool Program is open to any child that will turn 3 or 4 on or before Sept. 15, 2019. The preschool runs full days Monday-Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.  The preschool program is taught by a certified teacher and certified teacher associate. A monthly tuition is charged for the 3 year olds (this year that fee was $300). HAWC scholarships and child care assistance are available to help lower the cost to those who qualify based on income. Four year olds are charged once at registration in August (this year the fee was $45).  Preschool starts about two weeks after the regular school year and then follows the South Winn calendar for the rest of the year.  

Kindergarten: A student entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2019. The program operates all day, every day and is taught by certified teachers, focusing on the Common Core Standards.  Kindergarten students are charged once at registration in August (this year that fee was $55).  All students who are five years old are encouraged to attend kindergarten, so kindergarten round up will not be held.

Parents should feel free to contact the school concerning any questions they may have and also set up tours or observation of the preschool or kindergarten programs. Please call with any questions 563-532-9365.

Tiffany Wagner,  SW Elem/MS Secretary

                              South Winneshiek Elementary/Middle School                                 

PO Box 298

Ossian, IA 52161




JumpStart Preschool has reached a Quality Rating Scale (QRS) 4/5 star rating.
Wonderful job to all our preschool teachers and paras in earning this high rating!

Welcome to South Winneshiek PK Programs/ Early Childhood and Jump Start

We are pleased to offer a variety of options that are developmentally appropriate and can meet the needs of our students emotionally, socially and academically.  Our staff is being trained using the Creative Curriculum and are also highly qualified to teach Early Childhood.  Our youngest learners are able to explore the world around them and learn through play and structures activities based on themes.  
If you want to come and take a peek, we’d love to have you.  Our Early Success, Jump Start Preschool, and K Prepclasses are outstanding.             Our facilities are up to date and well taken care of.  We hope to see you soon!   




It is the Policy of the South Winneshiek CSD

It is the Policy of the South Winneshiek CSD

Equal Educational Opportunity

It is the policy of the South Winneshiek Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Nor in any of the CTE programs offered (Business, Agriculture, Information Services, Applied Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Services). There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinator: Kris Einck (563)-562-3269 or email at South Winneshiek Community School District, 304 S Webster Street, Calmar, Iowa.