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District 196 elementary schools, middle schools and high schools have all scheduled back-to-school open houses, orientation sessions and information nights that will be held in August and September. The first day of the 2019-20 school year is Tuesday, Sept. 3.

On Aug. 20 and 21, 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.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Dakota Valley Learning Center (952-388-1950)

  • Open House – Sept. 3, 5-7 p.m.
  • Connections Preschool first day of classes – Wednesday, Sept. 4

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS 

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

  • Open House – Aug. 29, 5-7 p.m.

Deerwood Elementary (651-683-6801)

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Information Night – Aug. 19, 6 p.m.

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

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 4-6 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Open House – Aug. 28, 6-7 p.m.

East Lake Elementary (651-423-7896)

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Back-to-School Night – Aug. 27, 6 p.m.
  • 1stGrade Back-to-School Night – Sept 10, 6 p.m.
  • 2ndGrade Back-to-School Night – Sept. 24, 6 p.m.
  • 3rdGrade Back-to-School Night – Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
  • 4thGrade iPad Technology Night – Sept. 12, 6 p.m.

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

  • Kindergarten Open House – Aug. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Open House/PTO Community Event – Aug. 28, 5-6:30 p.m.

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

  • Kindergarten Family Night – Aug. 19, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Grades 1-5 Open House – Aug. 29, 5-6:30 p.m.

Greenleaf Elementary (952-431-8270)

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Parent Information Night – Aug. 21, 7-8 p.m.

Highland Elementary (952-423-7595)

  • Kindergarten Parent Orientation – Aug. 27, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Curriculum Night – Oct. 10, 5 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Parent Curriculum Night – Sept. 12, 5 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Parent Curriculum Night – Sept. 9, 5 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade Parent Curriculum Night – Sept. 17, 5 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Parent Curriculum Night – Sept. 24, 5 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Parent Curriculum Night – Sept. 10, 5 p.m.

Northview Elementary (651-683-6820)

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Parent Information Meeting – Aug. 28, 4:30-5 p.m.

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

  • Open House – Aug. 29,  5-6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Parent Information Night – Aug. 29, 5-5:30 p.m.

Parkview Elementary (952-431-8350)

  • Open House – August 29, 5-7 p.m.

Pinewood Community Elementary (651-683-6980)

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Orientation – Aug. 28, 6-6:30 p.m.
  • Connections Preschool Open House – Aug. 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Literacy Night – Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Red Pine Elementary (651-423-7870)

  • Open House – Aug. 25, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Parent Meeting – Aug. 21, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Rosemount Elementary (651-423-7690)

  • Open House – Aug. 28. 3-5 p.m.
  • New Family Orientation – Aug. 30, 5 p.m.

Shannon Park Elementary (651-423-7670)

  • Kindergarten Parent and Child Information Meeting – Aug. 28, 8-10 a.m.
  • 1st Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting – Aug. 27, 5-6 p.m.
  • 2nd Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting – Aug. 27, 4-5 p.m.
  • 3rd Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting – Aug. 28, 5-6 p.m.
  • 4th Grade Parent and Child Information Meeting – Aug. 28, 4-5 p.m.
  • 5th Grade Parent Only Information Meeting – Aug. 29, 4-5 p.m.

Southview Elementary (952-431-8370)

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 5:30-7 p.m.

Thomas Lake Elementary (651-683-6890)

  • Back-to-School Event – Aug. 28, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Kindergarten Orientation – Aug. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Westview Elementary (952-431-8380)

  • Kindergarten Curriculum Open House – Aug. 28, 6-7 p.m.
  • 1st Grade Parent Curriculum Meeting – Sept. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Curriculum Information for Grades 2-5 – online presentation 

Woodland Elementary (651-683-6990)

  • Open House – Aug. 28, 4:30-6 p.m.

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Black Hawk Middle (651-683-8521)

  • Virtual Back-to-School Day – Aug. 21 (7th and 8th grades only; complete back-to-school information online)
  • 6th Grade Parent Meeting – Aug. 21, 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Jamboree – Aug. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • 7th Grade Parent Night – Aug. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Parent Night – Aug. 28, 5:30–7:30 p.m.

Dakota Hills Middle (651-683-6800)

  • Virtual Back-to-School Day – Aug. 22 (view schedules and complete registration online; computer access and assistance available from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Media Center)
  • 6th Grade WEB Day – Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-noon
  • 6th Grade Parent-Student Afternoon – Aug. 28, 1-5 p.m.
  • 7th Grade Parent Night – Aug. 26, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • 8th Grade Parent Night – Aug. 27, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Falcon Ridge Middle (952-431-8760)

  • Fall Rally Day (student photos) – Aug. 20, noon-6 p.m.
  • 6th Grade WEB Orientation – Aug. 28. 9-11:30 a.m.
  • Curriculum Night for Grades 6-8 – Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m.

Rosemount Middle (651-423-7570)

  • Back-to-School Kickoff – Aug. 27, noon-7 p.m.
  • 6th Grade and New Student Open House – Aug. 20, noon-6 p.m.

Scott Highlands Middle (952-423-7581)

  • 6thgrade Back-to-School Day – Aug. 22, 2-6 p.m.
  • 6thGrade WEB Day, Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-noon
  • 7thand 8thgrade Back-to-School Day- Aug. 27, 2-7 p.m.
  • All School Parent Information Night – Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m.

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

  • Back-to-School Day – Aug. 28, noon-7 p.m.

HIGH SCHOOLS

Apple Valley High (952-431-8200)

  • Back-to-School Night (grades 9-12) – Aug. 28, 6-8:30 p.m.

Area Learning Center (952-431-8720)

  • New Student/Parent Meeting – Aug. 28, 3-4 p.m.
  • Returning Student Registration – Aug. 28, 3-4 p.m.

Eagan High (651-683-6900)

  • 9th Grade Student/Parent/Guardian Orientation – Aug. 28, 6-8 p.m. (last names A-M) and 7:30-9:30 p.m. (last names N-Z)
  • New Student Orientation (grades 10-12) – Aug. 28, 5-6 p.m.
  • Walk Through Your Student’s Schedule (for parents/guardians) – Sept. 16, 6-8 p.m.

Eastview High (952-431-8900)

  • 9th Grade and New Student Orientation – Aug. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Open House – Sept. 9, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rosemount High (651-423-7501)

  • New to District Student Orientation – Aug. 21, 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. (call the school to schedule an appointment)
  • 9th Grade Student Orientation – Aug. 28, 6 p.m.
  • Parent/Guardian Orientation – Sept. 11, 6 p.m.

School of Environmental Studies (952-431-8750)

  • Back-to-School Day – Aug. 28, 2-7 p.m.
  • Open House – Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m.

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