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Back-to-School Events

Bloomington Public Schools will offer informational back-to-school events for parents and students to kick off the 2018-19 school year.

Elementary Schools

The 2018-19 academic calendar features two elementary student assessment days prior to the first day of school. On Wednesday, Aug. 29 and Tuesday, Sept. 4, K-5 teachers will conduct individual reading conferences with students. The early assessment will help teachers determine the instructional reading level of each student, set academic goals and design effective instructional plans so personalized instruction can begin at the start of the school year. Parents will have received a letter over the summer with teacher assignments and instructions for signing up online for a 30-minute assessment conference appointment.

Back-to-school events will be held in conjunction with elementary early assessment days. Parents and students will be able to meet school staff, visit classrooms, set up lunch accounts, discuss health concerns with nurses, learn about their PTA and more.

The first day of school for K-5 students is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

SCHOOLDATESTIMES
Hillcrest Community SchoolAug. 29
Sept. 4
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Indian Mounds 
Elementary School
Aug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Normandale Hills
Elementary School
Aug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Oak Grove Elementary SchoolAug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Olson Elementary SchoolAug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Poplar Bridge Elementary SchoolAug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Ridgeview Elementary SchoolAug. 31
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Valley View Elementary SchoolAug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Washburn Elementary SchoolAug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Westwood Elementary SchoolAug. 29
Sept. 4
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Middle and High Schools

Middle and high schools will conduct back-to-school events prior to the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 4.

SCHOOLDATESTIMES
Oak Grove Middle SchoolAug. 303 - 7 p.m.
Olson Middle SchoolAug. 303 - 7 p.m.
Valley View Middle School
6th grade orientation
Aug. 234 - 6 p.m.
Valley View Middle School
Back-to-school night (all grades)
Aug. 303 - 7 p.m.
Jefferson High School
Jumpstart (all students)
Aug. 2211 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Jefferson High School
Back-to-school night
Aug. 287 p.m.
Jefferson High School
Pathfinder Orientation
Aug. 308 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Kennedy High School
Connect Day
Aug. 2310 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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