Robbinsdale Area Schools

Back-to-school information

Looking for 2024-25 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.

Three students posing in a classroom

First day of school; 2024-25 calendar

Preschool
  • 5-day Preschool classes will begin on Monday, September 9.
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. 3 and Wednesday, Sept. 4 2024, 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. 4.
  • On Thursday, Sept. 5, 2024, half of our kindergarteners will have their first day of school. 
  • On Friday, Sept. 6, 2024, the other half of our kindergarteners will have their first day of school. 
    • This information will be shared by principals before the first day of school.
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 9, 2024, all kindergarten students will attend school. 
Grades 1-12
  • Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2024, is the first day of the 2024-25 school year for grades 1-5, 6 and 9.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2024, is the first day of the 2024-25 school year for grades 7-8 and 10-12.

Supply lists, open house information

(Click a school's name to see the updated 2024-25 supply list for that site, organized by grade.)

Elementary schools

FAIR School Pilgrim Lane
Open house: 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27

Forest Elementary School
Open house: 5-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27

Lakeview Elementary School
Open house: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27

Meadow Lake Elementary School
Open house: 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Neill Elementary School
Open house: 4-5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27

Noble Elementary School
Open house: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Northport Elementary School
Open house: 4:-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School (RSI)
Open house: 4-6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28

School of Engineering and Arts (SEA)
Open house: 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Sonnesyn Elementary School
Open house: 4-5:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Zachary Lane Elementary School
Open house: 4:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Special programs

Adult Academic Program
Open house: 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at Crystal Learning Center

Family Literacy Program
Open house: 3-5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at Crystal Learning Center

Early Learning (ECFE, ECSE, Preschool at New Hope Learning Center)
Open house: 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, located at New Hope Learning Center

Middle schools

FAIR School Crystal
Open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Plymouth Middle School
Open house: 2-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Robbinsdale Middle School
Open house: 2-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

Sandburg Middle School 
Seventh and eighth grade open house: 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29

High schools

Robbinsdale Armstrong High School 
The Great Armstrong Experience: 2-7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28

Robbinsdale Cooper High School 
The Great Cooper Community Get Together: 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 27

Robbinsdale Academy - Highview
Open house: 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28

Virtual school

Robbinsdale Virtual Academy
Open house: 3-6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28

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