Get ready! Get set! The 2022–2023 school year begins on Tuesday, September 6.
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 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 2022-23 school year is currently being updated. Please stay tuned.
Wednesday, August 31
Hillside and Rice : 4:30–7:30 p.m.
Mississippi Heights, Pleasantview
and Rice Elementary Schools grades K–5:
Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School:
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School:
High School Student Photos:
Tuesday, September 6
Elementary: ONLY Kindergarten at Mississippi Heights, Pleasantview and Rice will attend school.
Middle School: 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 7
All elementary students in grades K-5
All middle school grades 6-8
All high school grades 9-12
Adult Education ESL students
Monday, September 12
Early Childhood Family Education classes Start
Adult Education diploma students
View our Back-to-School Checklist here
Educational benefits are known as the "free and reduced lunch” forms. What you may not realize is that by filling out this form each year, families may help provide additional funding and resources to our students in other ways. These include funds to provide student access to counselors and social workers, additional student reading and math supports and funding for necessary instructional supplies that offset the cost of student activities fees.
We ask for your help!
If you haven’t filled out your educational benefits form yet, you can make a tremendous difference for our students by doing so right away. If you’re not certain whether you qualify, please take a moment and fill out the form. Your family circumstances may have recently changed due to employment loss or other financial challenges, so you may now qualify.
The fastest and easiest way to fill out your educational benefits form is to do so online using Skyward Family Access. If you need assistance or have questions, please call 320-253-4703.
Find information about the district's 1:1 agreement, technology protection plan, resources, how to get technology help and more here.
Find bus route and schedule information, make transportation requests and more here.
Preschool School Readiness
This preschool program offers exceptional learning experiences for 3-, 4- and 5-year olds two years before kindergarten.