Back to School Basics

  • Back to School assembly

    School Supply Lists
    School supply lists are available on your school’s website and on the MySPPS mobile app.

    Make sure your child’s immunizations are current and provide records to your child’s school. Learn more at

    Early Childhood Screening
    All students entering kindergarten must be screened. The early childhood screenings help identify vision, hearing and developmental needs. SPPS provides screenings free of charge for children ages 3 to 5 who live in St. Paul. For more information, call 651-632-3746.

    Students in secondary schools need a physical exam every three years to participate in sports. Download a copy of the physical exam form from and take to your health care provider.

    Medications and Health
    If your child requires medication at school or has a health condition, please talk with the school nurse.

    Assistance Programs
    Children eligible for free or reduced-price meals may qualify for other assistance programs, including Minnesota health insurance (Medical Assistance, MinnesotaCare, or MNsure); Women, Infants and Children (WIC); or food support. Talk with your school nurse if you have questions.

    Have You Moved?
    If you moved or changed child care providers, be sure to update your address by completing the 2019 Back-to-School iUpdate at Accurate information will ensure your child receives school bus transportation on the first day of school. If you need to change schools after moving into a new Community School Zone or Area, call the Student Placement Center at 651-632-3760.

    Stay Connected
    Update your phone number, email and other contact information by completing the 2019 Back-to-School iUpdated at Accurate contact information allows schools to alert you about important events or emergencies through email, phone and text.