Back to School

2021-22 Back to School Events

Date Time Event
Wednesday, Sept. 1 5:30-8 p.m.

Kindergarten and New Families Welcome Night & Kindergarten Practice Bus Ride (Groveland’s playground)

If your Kindergarten student will be riding the bus this year, you’re welcome to arrive at the playground at 5:30 to have your child board the bus for a practice ride around the neighborhood. The playground “welcome” portion of the evening begins at 6:30.

Thursday, Sept. 2 8-9 a.m.
Last Names A-H

9-10 a.m.
Last Names I-R

10-11 a.m.
Last Names S-Z

Back-to-School Open House: Meet the Teacher and Strawbridge Picture Day

The open house will be held outdoors with no building access to classrooms. Masks are optional, as this is an outdoor-only event. Teachers will be at tables in tents, and social distancing protocols will be observed. 

If we have rain on September 2, the open house will be virtual and your teacher will schedule a Google Meet. Picture Day will still be held on September 2, rain or shine.

Picture Day Details:

  • Pictures will be taken in the North Gym 8:00-11:00 regardless of last name
  • Have your student’s photo taken either before or after you meet the teacher.
  • Queue up for the photographer outside of Door 11N in the back bus corral.
  • Parents are asked to wait outside the North Gym while their student enters to be photographed.
  • Students will be guided to one of the photographer bays and remain masked until the photographer is ready. Your student should bring his/her order confirmation.
  • See attached flyer for more details and ordering information. Retake day is October 6. If you’re unable to attend the open house, your child can have their photo taken on October 6. 
Wednesday, Sept. 8 8:40 a.m.-3:20 p.m. First Day of School (Grades 1-5)
Friday, Sept. 10 8:40 a.m.-3:20 p.m. First Day of School (Kindergarten)

School Supplies
If you ordered a school supply box for your student, it will be delivered to your child’s classroom next week. If you’re purchasing school supplies, please bring them to the back-to-school open house in a sealed paper bag clearly labeled with your student’s name/grade/teacher. Leave the school supplies with your teacher at his/her table, and they will be brought to your child’s classroom for you. If you’re unable to attend the open house, please have your child bring their school supplies with them on the first day of school.

Medication drop-off (front entrance vestibule) 
Health Office staff will accept your medications on September 2, 8:00-11:00 at the front entrance. See here for important information about medications at school and required forms that must accompany your student's medication.

Calculators for Grades 2 and 3 are being sold online via the Webstore. Click here to purchase. Your child's calculator will be delivered to their classroom. 4th and 5th graders will use the calculator app on their iPads this year.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan

For up to the minute updates on Minnetonka Public Schools' response to coronavirus (COVID-19), e-Learning and district-wide resources, please visit our dedicated webpage.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Plan


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Students on the first day of school