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Martin County West, a consolidated district comprised of the former
Sherburn-Dunnell, Trimont and Welcome School Districts
established in 1988.
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The Importance of School Attendance
The Importance of School Attendance Did you know that one of the most important things your child can do to improve his academic success is to regularly attend school? It is a fact that students who go to school every day learn more and are more successful than students who don’t. In addition, students who have developed a good pattern of attendance tend to develop other patterns of responsible behavior which will help them not only in school but when they enter the workforce as well.

There are several things that you can do to show your child how important it is to attend school each day. Below are just a few suggestions:
  • Be a role model. Just as you are expected to go to your job, your child’s job is to go to school daily.
  • Try to avoid scheduling medical appointments during the school day.
  • Plan family vacations during school breaks so students miss as little school as possible.
  • Set aside time each evening for doing homework. Students who haven’t completed a big assignment sometimes try to say they aren’t feeling well to avoid going to school.
  • Promote a healthy lifestyle at home. Children who eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and are active each day are healthier and less likely to stay home from school for illness.
  • Identify possible sources of anxiety. If your child frequently seems reluctant to go to school talk to her teachers, the principal, or social worker to try to figure out the reason for the anxiety.
  • Call the school immediately if your child must miss school due to illness or some other reason. If you request homework, please be sure that your child completes it. Check that all assignments that were missed during the absence are finished and turned in to be graded.
Remember that making your child’s school attendance a priority is helping them to achieve more success in school and life.
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

2016 - 2017 School Year

March 24 -- End of 3rd Quarter
March 24 -- Spring Play 
"The Curse of the Bard" 7:00 PM
March 25 -- Spring Play "The Curse of the Bard" 7:00 PM
March 26 -- Spring Play "The Curse of the Bard" 2:00 PM
March 29 -- 
National Honor Society Induction 9:00 AM
April 3 -- Early Childhood Screening @ Sher. Elem
April 4 -- Early Childhood Screening @ Sher Elem
April 9 - 15 -- Sr. Class Trip
April 13 - 17 -- Spring Break - NO School
April 19 -- ACT Exam
April 28 -- Mid-quarter
May 29 -- Memorial Day- No School
June 1 -- 
Last Day for Students
June 2 -- 1/2 Day Teacher Workshop
June 4 -- Graduation
  • 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.




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.

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