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Welcome to the 2018-19 school year

Welcome to the 2018-19 school year

Welcome back, MPS Students! 

Essential information on when school starts and what families need to know to get ready for school is available below or in the sections listed at left.

Additional information is also provided in the Back to School Guide, mailed to families in mid-August, including important dates and phone numbers (also listed at right), and tips for getting ready for school.

Classes Begin

  • Monday, Aug. 27, 2018, for students in grades 1–12
  • Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, for Kindergarten, Pre-Kindergarten, ECSE, ECFE and High Five students.

Calendars for Community Partnership Schools may vary throughout the year; click on your school name for the 2018-2019 calendar. Classes at Bancroft , FAIR, Folwell, Heritage, and Justice Page begin on August 27. Classes for Grade 9 students at Southwest begin on August 27, and on August 28 for grades 10-12.

For more information, see the district calendar.


Learn about which immunizations are needed for school and where clinics are located.

Enroll Your Student in School

Read about how to enroll your child in school or visit one of these placement centers:

Bus Transportation

If your student will ride the bus this fall, your bus card will be mailed in August. If you don't receive your bus assignment in the mail by Aug. 24, please call our Transportation Department at 612.668.2300.

Use this form if you've moved and need to update your address for transportation purposes. You should also be sure to communicate any address changes to your school secretary. 

Apply for Educational Benefits, Including No-Cost School Meals 

Fill it out the Educational Benefits Form online or get an application from your school. In addition to free and reduced-price lunch, Educational Benefits bring critical funding to schools and help us better understand who attends MPS. Families of all incomes should complete the form, even if you don't think you qualify for Educational Benefits. Find out more about school meals.

School Information Guide

Explore your school options through the MPS School Guide