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All District 196 schools have scheduled back-to-school open houses, orientation sessions and/or information nights that will be held in August and September. The first day of the 2016-17 school year is Tuesday, Sept. 6.

On Aug. 23 and 24, all elementary students will have an opportunity to meet individually with their teacher for a literacy assessment. These 45-minute assessment meetings must be scheduled by a parent or guardian by going to the school website. Assessment times are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Some schools are offering additional assessment times on other days.

For information on any back-to-school events, call the school.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

Cedar Park Elementary STEM School (952-431-8360)

  • Open House — Aug. 31, 5-7 p.m.

Deerwood Elementary (651-683-6801)

  • Kindergarten Information Night — Aug. 22, 6 p.m.
  • Open House — Aug. 31, 5-6:30 p.m.

Diamond Path Elementary School of International Studies (952-423-7695)

  • Open House — Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.

Echo Park Elementary School of Leadership, Engineering and Technology (952-431-8390)

  • Open House/PTO Community Event — Aug. 31, 5-6:30 p.m.

Glacier Hills Elementary School of Arts and Science (651-683-8570)

  • Kindergarten Open House — Aug. 22, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Grades 1-5 Open House — Sept. 1, 5-6:30 p.m.

Greenleaf Elementary (952-431-8270)

  • Kindergarten Parent Information Night — Aug. 24, 7-8 p.m.
  • Open House — Aug. 31, 5-6:30 p.m.

Highland Elementary (952-423-7595)

  • 1st Grade Parent Curriculum Night — Sept. 15, 5 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Parent Curriculum Night — Sept. 8, 5 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade Parent Curriculum Night — Sept. 12, 5 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Parent Curriculum Night — Sept. 13, 5 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Parent Curriculum Night — Sept. 13, 6 p.m.

Northview Elementary (651-683-6820)

  • Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting — Aug. 31, 4-5 p.m.
  • Open House — Aug. 31, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Parent Curriculum Night for Grades 1-5 — Sept. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

Oak Ridge Elementary School of Leadership, Environmental and Health Sciences (651-683-6970)

  • Kindergarten Parent Information Night — Aug. 23, 6:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Parents “Coffee and Conversation” — Sept. 6, 9:30-10 a.m.
  • Open House and PTO Fall Festival — Sept. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Parkview Elementary (952-431-8350)

  • Kindergarten Parent Night — Aug. 31, 5:30 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Parent Night — Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Parent Night — Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade Parent Night — Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Parent Night — Sept. 20, 6:15 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Parent Night — Sept. 13, 6:15 p.m.

Pinewood Community Elementary (651-683-6980)

  • Open House — Sept. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Parent Information Night — Sept. 1, 7-8 p.m.
  • Connections Preschool Open House — Sept. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Grades 4 and 5 Parent Information Night/Literacy Night — Sept. 12, 6-7 p.m.
  • Grade 1 Parent Information Night/Literacy Night — Sept. 13, 6-7 p.m.
  • Grades 2 and 3 Parent Information Night/Literacy Night — Sept. 15, 6-7 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Literacy Night — Sept. 20, 6-6:45 p.m.

Red Pine Elementary (651-423-7870)

  • Kindergarten Parent Orientation — Aug. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Open House — Aug. 31, 5-6:30 p.m.

Rosemount Elementary (651-423-7690)

  • Open House — Aug. 31, 4-6 p.m.
  • New Family Orientation — Aug. 31, 6 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Curriculum Night — Sept. 14, 5:30 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Curriculum Night — Sept. 20, 5:30 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Curriculum Night — Sept. 22, 5:30 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade Curriculum Night — Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Curriculum Night — Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Curriculum Night — Sept. 22, 6:30 p.m.

Shannon Park Elementary (651-423-7670)

  • Kindergarten Parent and Child Information Meeting — Aug. 31, 8-10 a.m.
  • 1st Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting — Aug. 30, 4-5 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting — Aug. 30, 5-6 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting — Sept. 1, 4-5 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting — Aug. 31, 4-5 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Parent Only Information Meeting — Aug. 31, 5-6 p.m.

Southview Elementary (952-431-8370)

  • Kindergarten Parent Night — Aug. 30, 6:30 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Parent Information Night — Sept. 15, 6:45 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Parent Information Night — Sept. 15, 6 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade Parent Information Night — Sept. 12, 6 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Parent Information Night — Sept. 12, 6:45 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Parent Information Night — Sept. 19, 6 p.m.

Thomas Lake Elementary (651-683-6890)

  • Kindergarten Orientation — Aug. 31, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Open House — Aug. 31, 4:30-6 p.m.

Westview Elementary (952-431-8380)

  • Kindergarten Curriculum Open House — Sept. 1, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Parent Curriculum Meeting — Sept. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Curriculum Information for Grades 2-5 — online presentation

Woodland Elementary (651-683-6990)

  • Open House — Aug. 31, 5:30-7 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Black Hawk Middle (651-683-8521)

  • Back-to-School Jamboree — Aug. 24, 12-6 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Parent and Student Orientation Program — Aug. 24, 6-7 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Parent Night — Sept. 20, 6-7:45 p.m.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Parent Night — Sept. 22, 6-7:45 p.m.

Dakota Hills Middle (651-683-6800)

  • Virtual Back-to-School Day — Aug. 25, view schedules and complete registrations on SchoolView and FeePay; computer access and assistance available 3-7 p.m. in the Media Center
  • 6th Grade WEB Day — Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-noon
  • 6th Grade Parent Night — Aug 31, 3-5 p.m.
  • 7th Grade Parent Night — Aug. 29, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Parent Night — Aug 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Falcon Ridge Middle (952-431-8760)

  • Fall Rally Day (picture day) — Aug. 18, 2-7 p.m.
  • 6th Grade Web Orientation — Aug 31, 9-11:30 a.m.
  • 6th Grade Curriculum Night — Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m.
  • 7th and 8th Grade Curriculum Night — Sept. 20, 7-9 p.m.

Rosemount Middle (651-423-7570)

  • Back-to-School Kickoff — Aug. 30, noon-7 p.m.
  • 6th Grade and New Student Open House — Aug. 23, noon-6 p.m.

Scott Highlands Middle (952-423-7581)

  • Back-to-School Day — Aug. 30, 2-7 p.m.
  • Open House — Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m.

Valley Middle — School of STEM (952-431-8300)

  • Back-to-School Jamboree — Aug. 24, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • New Student Orientation — Aug. 24, noon-12:30 p.m., 4-4:30 p.m. and 6-6:30 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Apple Valley High (952-431-8200)

  • New Student Registration — Aug. 26, 1 p.m.
  • 9th Grade Orientation and Back-to-School Night (Grades 10-12) — Aug. 31, 6:30-8 p.m.

Area Learning Center (952-431-8720)

  • New Student/Parent Meeting — Aug. 29, 3-4 p.m.
  • Returning Student Open House — Aug. 29, 3-4 p.m.

Eagan High (651-683-6900)

  • 9th Grade Student/Parent/Guardian Orientation — Aug. 31, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (last names A-G), 5-7 p.m. (H-N) and 6:30-8:30 p.m. (O-Z). Students and the parents/guardians attend one session, preferably by alpha last name.
  • New Student Orientation (Grades 10-12) — Aug. 31, 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Walk Through Your Student’s Schedule — Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m.

Eastview High (952-431-8900)

  • 9th Grade and New Student Orientation — Aug. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Open House — Sept. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rosemount High (651-423-7501)

  • Pictures — Aug. 15, noon-6 p.m.
  • 9th Grade Orientation — Aug. 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
  • New Student Orientation — Aug. 24, 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. or Aug 29, 1 p.m.
  • Parent Orientation (formerly Open House) — Aug 31, 6:45-9:15 p.m.

School of Environmental Studies (952-431-8750)

  • Back-to-School Day — Aug. 31, 2-7 p.m.
  • New Student Registration — Sept 2, 1-3 p.m.
  • Open House — Sept. 15, 6-8 p.m.

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