Image: Pinters PS and Big Culvert

Pinters PS and Big Culvert

Image: Pinters PS and Milk Can Pumpkins

Pinters PS and Milk Can Pumpkins

Image: Pinters PS and Milk Can Pumpkins

Pinters PS and Milk Can Pumpkins

Image: PS At Pinters

PS At Pinters

Image: EC at Pinters Pumpkins 2017

EC at Pinters Pumpkins 2017

Image: Go Carting

Go Carting

Image: Mrs. Ward's Kindergarten Class 2017-2018

Mrs. Ward's Kindergarten Class 2017-2018


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 - 4:00 PM Mon - Thurs.
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Friday 


School Hours 8:15 AM - 3:15 PM

  Great Things Are Happenin' Here Video Link

Importance of Parents Volunteering in School


Immunization Requirements
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 

South Winneshiek Community Schools Announces
For the 2017-18 School Y

Preschool and Kindergarten registration for the South Winneshiek Community School District has been set for the week of Monday, January 30 until Friday, February 3. 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 on or before Sept. 15, 2017 and any child who turns 4 on or before September 15, 2017. The preschool runs full days Monday-Thursday from 8:15 a.m. to 3:05 p.m. 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. This program operates Monday-Thursday full days and is taught with a certified teacher and certified teacher associate.

Kindergarten: A student entering kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 15, 2017. The program operates all day, every day and is taught by certified teachers, focusing on the Common Core Standards.  Kindergarten Round-up screening date for 2017-18 kindergarten students will be held on Fri., March 10 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.  Parents will need to pick their child up at 1 p.m.

Parents should feel free to contact the school concerning any questions they may have and also set up tours or observation of the preschool 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!   


Explanation of Early Childhood Programs

  • *Full day program, 4 days a week
  • *Developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • *Certified staff
  • *Transportation provided
  • *Must meet age requirements by September 15 of school year

Early Childhood 3 yr old program

  • Serves 3 year olds 
  • Free for families meeting eligibility requirements
  • Runs Tuesday Sept.  2017 - May 2018*NAEYC Accreditation
  • Cost is $265 per month

Jump Start

  • Serves 4 year old
  • FREE monthly tuition from SWVPP GRANT*
  • Runs Tuesday Sept. 2017 - May 2018, (Last Day of School)
  • Full Days M-Th.
  • Transportation via school bus


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. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the Superintendent of Schools, 304 S Webster Street, Calmar, Iowa, 563-562-3269 or email