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 2018

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

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Preschool and Kindergarten registration for the South Winneshiek Community School District

Registration may be accomplished by contacting Tiffany Wagner at the schoolor by email at tiwagner@swinn.k12.ia.us 

South Winneshiek CSD
For the 2018-19 School Year

South Winneshiek’s Preschool Program is open to any child that will turn 3 on or before Sept. 15, 2018 and any child who turns 4 on or before September 15, 2018. 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 $265). HAWC scholarships 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, 2018. The program operates all day, every day and is taught by certified teachers, focusing on the Common Core Standards.  This year kindergarten round up WILL NOT be held.  All students who are five years old are encouraged to attend kindergarten. 

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.



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 keinck@swinn.k12.ia.us at South Winneshiek Community School District, 304 S Webster Street, Calmar, Iowa.