Robbinsdale Area Schools
Back-to-school

2022-23 back-to-school information

Looking for 2022-23 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; 2022-23 calendar

Preschool
  • 5-day Preschool classes will begin on Monday, September 12.
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 Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, 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. 6.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022, kindergartners with last names beginning with letters A-K will have their first day of school. Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, kindergartners with last names beginning with letters L-Z will have their first day of school. 
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, all kindergarten students will attend school. 
Grades 1-12

Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, is the first day of the 2022-23 school year for all students in grades 1-12.

Download the complete 2022-23 school calendar

Supply lists, open house information

(Click a school's name to see the updated 2022-23 supply list for that site, organized by grade.)

Elementary schools

FAIR School Pilgrim Lane*
Open house and orientation: 4:30-6 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30

Forest Elementary School*
Open house: 4:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30

Lakeview Elementary School
Open house: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30

Meadow Lake Elementary School*
Open house: 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1

Neill Elementary School*
Open house / meet your teacher: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30

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

Northport Elementary School
Open house: 4-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1

Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSI)
Open house / meet your teacher: 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1

School of Engineering and Arts (SEA)
Open house: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31

Sonnesyn Elementary School
Open house: 5-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1

Zachary Lane Elementary School
Open house: 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1

Special programs

Adult Academic Program*
Open house: 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1

Family Literacy Program*
Open house: 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at Crystal Learning Center

Early Learning (ECFE, ECSE, Preschool at New Hope Learning Center)*
Open house: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, located at New Hope Learning Center

Middle schools

FAIR School Crystal
Open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1

Plymouth Middle School
Chromebook pickup, picture day: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 25
Chromebook pickup, picture day: 3-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1
Sixth grade open house: 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1
Sixth grade WEB Day: 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 2

Robbinsdale Middle School*
Seventh and eighth grade open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31
Sixth grade open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1
Sixth grade WEB Day: 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Sept. 2

Sandburg Middle School
Sixth grade open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1
Seventh and eighth grade open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31

Robbinsdale Virtual Academy (grades 6-9)* 
Picture day: 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Aug. 31
Open house: 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31

High schools

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School
The Great Armstrong Experience: 2-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31

Robbinsdale Cooper High School
The Great Cooper Community Get Together: 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30

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

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

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