School Calendar

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Martin County West, a consolidated district comprised of the former
Sherburn-Dunnell, Trimont and Welcome School Districts
established in 1988.
Black and Blue -- Minnesota Rouser

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The end of the school year is always a busy time with activities, field trips, and projects to be completed. Below are some things to keep in mind as the end of 2016/17 approaches. Keep this checklist handy and mark tasks off as they are completed.
  • Put the dates of important events at school such as field trips, track and field days, and awards recognition on your calendar.
  • Look at home for any library books or textbooks that must be returned.
  • Have your son/daughter check the lost and found for any missing clothes items.
  • Remind your child to take AR tests earlier, rather than during the last week of school.
  • Make sure that all assignments have been turned in on time.
  • Remember to pay any fees: lunch money, book fines, band bills, etc.
  • Update your e-mail address and mailing address if those have changed during the school year so that you will receive important communications throughout the summer.
Another school year has nearly come to an end. I’d like to thank you for supporting your son/daughter throughout the year by helping with homework, attending school events, communicating with teachers, asking your child questions and listening to his answers, and all the other things you do each day to help our students achieve success. You are an important part of your child’s education. Thank you!
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       grades K-2       764-4461
Trimont Elementary         grades 3-6        639-2081
MCW Jr/Sr High               grades 7-12     764-4671

Open Enrollment Form

School Closings and Late Starts
There will be days that school will be starting late and/or canceled 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.


2016 - 2017 School Year
May 23 - Track and Field (K-2) at Sherburn Elementary
May 24 - Track & Field (Grades 5 & 6)12:15-3:00 PM Trimont
May 24 - 6th Grade class trip - “State Capital and Fort Snelling” 
May 25 -Track & Field 12:15-3:00 PM  (Grades 3 & 4) Trimont
May 24 - 3rd Grade Class Trip “The Butterfly House” Sioux Falls SD
May 29 -- Memorial Day- No School
June 1 --Award’s Day Program 1:30 PM
June 1 -- Last Day for Students
June 2 -- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
June 4 -- Graduation 2:00 PM @ HS

June 12-16 --Summer School 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
June 19-23 --Summer School 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
June 26-30 --Summer School 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • The make-up days may be December 23, February 20, April 17, the end of the year, and may include the use of extended days. The dates listed above may not be made up in the order listed. Additional make-up days may be added at the end of the year if necessary.

2017 - 2018 School Year

August 28    ----- Teacher Workshop
August 29    ----- Teacher Workshop 
August 30    -----  Teacher Workshop 
August 31    -----  Teacher Workshop (7-12)  (1/2 Day)
September 4 ----- Labor Day- No School
September 5  ---  School Begins for Grades 7-12 Only
September  5 ---  Gr K-6 Workshop 8 AM - Noon
September 5 ---   Gr K-6 P/T Conf. Noon - 8 PM
September 6  ----- Gr K-6 P/T Conf. 8 AM - 12 PM
September 7-----  Grades K-12 in Session 
October 3    -----    Midquarter
October 19-20 ----- MEA - No School
November 3 ----  End of 1st Quarter
November 16 -----K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM 
November 17----  Teacher Workshop
November 21----  K-6 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM 
November 23-24--- Fall Break
December 8 --- Midquarter
Dec. 22 - Jan. 1 ---- Winter Break
January 2---- School Resumes
January 18----2nd of 2nd Quarter
January 19--- Teacher Workshop 
February 16 ----- Holiday        
February 19 --- President's Day - No School
February 21 ---- Midquarter
February 22 -----K-12 P/T Conferences 4-8 PM 
March 20 ---   K-6 In Session / 7-12 Workshop
March 23 ----- End of 3rd Quarter
Mar 29-Apr 2 ---- Spring Break
April 27 ---   Midquarter
May 28  ---- Memorial Day- No School
May 31 ---- Last Day for Students
June 1  ---- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop 
June 3  ---- Graduation
  • The make-up days may be February 16, February 19, the end of the year, and may include the use of extended days .  The dates listed above may not be made up in the order listed.  Additional make-up days may be added at the end of the year if necessary