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Important Dates

  • Classroom placements: Monday, August 14
  • Transportation: Monday, August 14
  • Connect & Access and Picture Day
    • Monday, August 28, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • Tuesday, August 29 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
  • First day of school: Wednesday, August 30
  • Continuous Progress/Kindergarten Information Night at Highlands: 
    • Monday, Oct. 30 – Kindergarten is at 5:30 p.m.
    • Continuous Progress is at 6:30 p.m.
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Highlands Elementary Back to School Events

PTO Family Playdate: August 17, 3-5 p.m. at Weber Park

Open House: August 24, 4-5:30 p.m.

K-5 Connect and Access: August 28, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. & August 29, 7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 

New Parent Welcome Coffee: Wednesday, September 6, 9 - 10 a.m

Additional Information
For districtwide Back to School information, such as Health Services, Nutrition Services, and ways to connect with Edina Public Schools, visit Back to School Guide for Families.

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Information about student transportation will be released on the portal in August. Bus routes will run as posted for at least the first two weeks of school. Adjustments to route times, if needed, will be made mid-to-late September and families would be notified of changes. Visit the district's Transportation page for more information.
Students learning outside.