WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Thursday, September 9.
Students in pre-k and kindergarten start on Monday, September 13.
We are excited about starting a new school year and welcoming you and your students back to in-person learning. We recognize that the last 18 months and the COVID-19 pandemic have increased stress for many in our school community. As we begin the 2021-22 school year, we will focus on supporting the social, emotional and physical health of our students, staff and families.
All grades (PreK-12) will attend school
in-person five days a week for the
2021-22 school year.
Find more information on the COVID-19 prevention guidelines that will be in place for the beginning of the 2021-22 school year. Download the Back to School Guide in English, Hmong, Karen, Somali and Spanish.
SPPS will require face masks for all teachers, staff, students and visitors (ages 2 and older) in all SPPS buildings, regardless of a person’s vaccine status. Families should familiarize themselves with the SPPS COVID-19 Student and Family Guidelines, which are updated regularly and cover prevention strategies, health screening and monitoring, and the SPPS COVID-19 Reporting System.
Back to School Basics
Parents and guardians in primary households can now complete the 2021 Back-to-School iUpdate. It’s a great way to update contact information, complete required school and district annual forms and verify your address for school bus transportation. To ensure accurate bus transportation on the first day of school, complete iUpdate by August 20.
- Sept. 9: First Day of School for Grades 1-12
- Sept. 13: First Day of School for Pre-K and Kindergarten
- Oct. 21-22: MEA Break
- Dec. 22-31: Winter Break
- April 4-8: Spring Break
- June 10: Last Day of School
Important Phone Numbers
- General Questions - 651-767-8100
- Discovery Club - 651-632-3793
- Student Health and Wellness - 651-767-8385
- Enrollment - 651-632-3760
- Clean your iPad and case using a damp cloth or cleaning wipe.
- Bring your iPad to school every day.
- Charge your iPad at home every night.
- If your iPad is damaged or lost, tell a teacher at the school.
The SPPS Online School is a fully online school that will serve students in grades K-12. This new school will have its own staff and will be led by principal Jeffrey Bush. Principal Bush has extensive experience in online education and has served as a school principal for 15 years.
Look for our yellow transportation postcards in the mail. If your child rides the school bus, it’ll include their bus stop, pick-up and drop-off times. If you do not receive your child’s transportation information by September 1st, please call your child’s school.
For the 2021-2022 school year, meals will be free for all students. Students who bring lunch from home and want to grab a milk or add a fruit must pick 3 items (such as a fruit, veggie and milk) to count as a free lunch. Students can still purchase milk separately for $0.50.
While meals will be free for all students this school year, it is still critical that all families complete an Application for Educational Benefits. These applications determine how much funding your child's school receives for educational programs and technology. Apply online at schoolcafe.com/spps.