Robbinsdale Area Schools
Back-to-school

2021-22 back-to-school information

Looking for 2021-22 back-to-school information, such as supply lists or open house dates? We've got you covered.

Be sure to check your mailbox starting in mid-August for our back-to-school mailer, which will include some basic information you need before the school year begins, including: details about immunizations, busing, applying for educational benefits, and more.

Note: information for the next school year is still being updated.

First day of school; 2021-22 calendar

Preschool
  • 5-day Preschool classes will begin on Monday, September 13.
Kindergarten

A successful start is important for our kindergarten students. To support them and their families, kindergartners have a different start to the school year than our older students. This provides an opportunity for teachers to begin learning about our students and offer a more personalized start to the year.  Here are the details:

  • On Wednesday, Sept. 8 and Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, kindergarten students do not attend school. Instead, students and their parents/guardians will meet briefly, one-on-one, with their kindergarten teachers. Schools will work with families to schedule these appointments prior to Sept. 8. 
  • On Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, kindergartners with last names beginning with letters A-K will have their first day of school. Monday, Sept. 13, 2021, kindergartners with last names beginning with letters L-Z will have their first day of school. 
  • Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, all kindergarten students will attend school. 
Grades 1-12

Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, is the first day of the 2021-22 school year for all students in grades 1-12.

Download the complete 2021-22 school calendar

Supply lists, open house information

(Click a school's name to see the updated 2021-22 supply list for that site, organized by grade.)

Elementary schools

FAIR School Pilgrim Lane
Open house and orientation: 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Forest Elementary School
Open house: 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31

Lakeview Elementary School 
Open house: 4-6 p.m., Monday, Aug. 30

Meadow Lake Elementary School
Open house: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Neill Elementary School
Open house / meet your teacher: 4-5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1

Noble Elementary School 
Open house / meet your teacher: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Northport Elementary School 
Open house: 4-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSI) 
Open house / meet your teacher: 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

School of Engineering and Arts (SEA) 
Open house: 4:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1

Sonnesyn Elementary School 
Open house: 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Zachary Lane Elementary School 
Open house: 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Special programs

Adult Academic Program
Virtual open house in the spring

Family Literacy Program
Open house: 3-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, at Crystal Learning Center

Early Learning (ECFE, ECSE, Preschool at New Hope Learning Center)
Open house: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2, located at New Hope Learning Center

Middle schools

FAIR School Crystal 
Open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Plymouth Middle School 
Chromebook pickup, picture day: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 26
Chromebook pickup, picture day: 3-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2
Open house: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2
Sixth grade WEB Day: 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 3

Robbinsdale Middle School
Seventh and eighth grade open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1
Virtual open house if desired, all grades: 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1
Sixth grade open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2
Sixth grade WEB Day: 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 3

Sandburg Middle School 
Sixth grade/new student meeting: 5:30-6 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1
All grades open house: 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1
Sixth grade WEB Day: 8 a.m. to noon, first day of school

SEA Middle School at FAIR School Crystal 
Open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 2

Robbinsdale Virtual Academy (grades 6-9) 
Picture day: 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 31
Open house: 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31
Sixth grade WEB Day: 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 3

High schools

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School 
The Great Armstrong Experience: 2-7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 1

Robbinsdale Cooper High School 
The Great Cooper Community Get Together: 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31

Robbinsdale Academy - Highview 
Picture day: 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 31
Open house: 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31

Robbinsdale Virtual Academy (grades 10-12) 
Picture day: 9 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Aug. 31
Open house: 3-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 31

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