Back to School 2022-23

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  • Help us celebrate the start of a new school year by sending us your first day photos on social media using hashtag #SPPSFirstDay.

  • Welcome to the 2022-23 school year!
    School begins on Tuesday, September 6, for students in grades 1-12. Students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten begin on Thursday, September 8.

    The first day of school is exciting for students, families and staff alike. It can also be overwhelming. Here are a few things to know so you can help your students be ready for the first day.

Back to School Basics

  • Teal iUpdate iconBack-to-School iUpdate

    Parents and guardians in primary households can now complete the 2022 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. Learn more at

  • white checkmark on lime green circleApplication for Educational Benefits

    All families are strongly encouraged to complete an Application for Educational benefits. These applications determine how much educational funding our schools receive, and there are many other benefits for families who qualify for free or reduced-price meal eligibility. Complete an application online at

  • Cartoon apple in purple circleNutrition Services

    All students receive a free breakfast at school. Changes for the 2022-23 school year: School lunch will no longer be free for all students. Families are encouraged to complete an Application for Educational Benefits to see if they qualify for free lunch. For students who do not qualify, the 2022-23 paid lunch prices range from $2.70 to $3.10. 

  • Cartoon bus on teal circleSchool Bus Transportation

    Students will receive a postcard in the mail with transportation information at the end of August. The postcard lists details about where and when to get on and off the bus. Please arrive at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is scheduled to pick up your child.

  • Metro Transit iconMetro Transit

    Most students (grades 9-12 only) at the following schools will receive a free Student Pass from Metro Transit to get to and from school: Central, Como Park, Creative Arts, Gordon Parks, Harding, Johnson, LEAP, and Washington. Students can download a temporary pass to their phone, school iPad or print one to use until they get their Student Pass at

  • White wifi icon on teal circleInternet Access at Home

    Reliable at-home internet is important to continue school work outside the classroom and in the event of e-learning or inclement weather school closures. SPPS is committed to providing internet connectivity support options for students and families in need. For more information about discounted at-home WiFi, visit the SPPS Parent and Family website.

  • Blue calendar icon2022-23 School Year Calendar

    Download the 2022-23 family calendar. The first day of school for grades 1-12 is Tuesday, September 6. Students in Pre-K and kindergarten start on Thursday, September 8.

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