Back to School

We are excited to welcome students back for the 2021-2022 school year! Below is important information and resources for our families and students to prepare for the next school year. 

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First Days of School

  • Longfellow First Day of School/Step Into Learning: July 27th - 28th
  • Longfellow First Day of Kindergarten: July 29th
  • First Day of School: August 30th
  • First Day of Kindergarten: September 1st
  • Step into Learning: August 30th - 31st

Step into Learning

Step Into Learning is an altered start to the traditional start of the school year. Some of our elementary schools, Bamber Valley, Bishop, Churchill | Hoover, Elton Hills, Folwell, Franklin, Montessori at Franklin, Gibbs, Jefferson, Lincoln, Pinewood, Sunset Terrace, and Washington, will use the first two days of school, August 30th and 31st, as student conference days.

Parents and guardians will make an individual 30-minute appointment in August (be watching for communication from your individual school soon). During this appointment, parents and guardians will have the opportunity to meet their child’s teacher(s), have their child assessed, visit with the school nurse, set up their lunch accounts, explore the school’s PTSA and more. Schools participating in Step Into Learning will not have SACC available on August 30th and 31st. The first full day of school for students grades K-5 will be September 1st

Students at Folwell learning about bus safety.

Preparing for Learning

Whether your students are participating in distance learning or are new to Rochester Public Schools, we've gathered helpful information to keep you connected as you and your family prepare for school.


Meet the Teacher and Schedule Pick-up

We want to make sure the transition back into the school year is seamless. Come to Meet the Teacher night or your student's schedule pick-up to help ease them back into the classroom.