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Get ready! Get set! The 2021–2022 school year begins on Tuesday, September 7.
We are excited to begin a brand new school year as we look forward to the return of in-person learning for our staff and students in September.

You have arrived at the place for a variety of back-to-school information. Find supply lists, handbooks, the Code of Conduct, instructions on how to create a Skyward family access account, access to food service information—and more—right here. You may also find back-to-school information in the most recent summer/fall edition of District News, mailed to families at the beginning of August.

Please remember you may also reach out directly to the school building where your student attends to learn more about anything not covered here. While buildings and programs may be operating under summer office hours, someone will contact you to answer any questions you may have if you leave a voicemail message with contact information. 

Note: Information for the 2021-22 school year is currently being updated. Please stay tuned.

Open House

Wednesday, September 1

Early Childhood:
Hillside and Rice : 3:00–7:00 p.m.

Mississippi Heights, Pleasantview
and Rice Elementary Schools
grades K–1:
By Appointment from 3:00–7:00 p.m.

Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School:
4:30–7:30 p.m.

Sauk Rapids-Rice High School:
5:00–8:00 p.m.
      High School Student Photos:
      4:30–8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 7

Mississippi Heights, Pleasantview
and Rice Elementary Schools grades 2–5:
By Appointment from 3:00–7:00 p.m.


School Opens

Tuesday, September 7

Elementary: All elementary students in grades K-1 at Mississippi Heights, Pleasantview and Rice will attend school. 

Middle School: All middle school students in grade 6 and any students in grades 7 and 8 who are new to the district.

High School: All high school students in grade 9 will attend an extended orientation.

Wednesday, September 8

All elementary students in grades K-5
All middle school grades 6-8
All high school grad 9-12

Monday, September 13

Early Childhood Family Education Classes Start

Supply Lists

Click on school names below for school supply lists. If you have questions about supplies, please contact your school directly. Schools may provide more specific supply info at open house.

Preschool Readiness
Elementary Schools
Middle School
High School


The District's Safe Return to Learning Plan

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Find information about the district's 1:1 agreement, technology protection plan, resources, how to get technology help and more here.

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Food Service

Find information about accounts, payments, lunch prices, menus and more here.

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Find bus route and schedule information, make transportation requests and more here.

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Skyward Account

Find out how to set up an account that lets families know about emergency situations, student attendance, general school information and more.

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Find information about Activities and Athletics and more.

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Preschool School Readiness

This preschool program offers exceptional learning experiences for 3-, 4- and 5-year olds two years before kindergarten.

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Early Childhood ECFE

We are now accepting registrations for Early Childhood Preschool & School Readiness classes.
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Adult Education 

Hillside Adult Education site has a variety of options for adults to reach their educational goals. 

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Code of Conduct and Student Handbooks