Back to School Resources

Updated on Thu, 08/05/2021 - 12:13pm
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We look forward to welcoming your child for the 2021-2022 school year. Below we've included links to back-to-school resources and information we believe you'll find helpful. 

First Day of School

  • Aug. 18: Grades K-9 report 

    • 6th grade in the morning; 7th and 8th grade in the afternoon; 9th grade all day

  • Aug. 19: All students K-12 report

  • Aug. 24: Preschool starts at all locations (Exception: Aug. 16 preschool starts at Bright Horizons

Back to School Bash - pickup supplies to support student learning

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This year’s annual Back to School Bash will feature backpack and school supply pick-up along with community resource information served via a drive-thru process at two locations. For more information:

How will we continue to ELEVATE student success this year?​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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One of our goals in the Five Star District is knowing each student by their name, strength and need. After a year of many disruptions, that has never been more important. As always, we are committed to ensuring the academic and social-emotional needs of all our students are met so they are able to grow and succeed this school year. Read Superintendent Chris Gdowski's welcome back message about the district’s goals for elevating student success, including priority investments for the coming school year:

  • Peer connections

  • Social-emotional well-being

  • Accelerated learning

  • Technology integration including chromebooks for all students K-12

Free meals for all

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^^Watch the video above ^^

Celebrate Five Star Stories

Masked students pack up boxes of food donations

Last year, we loved hearing and sharing your stories of black belts earned, awards won, money raised for great causes and so much more. As we move into this new year, please continue to tell us your stories that exemplify and celebrate our district strengths – care, collaborate, engage, empower and focus on students. Share your good news!

Safety Situations — How will parents be notified?

Schools practice safety procedures throughout the school year, including fire, Secure (formally known as lockOUT) and lockDOWN drills, and are trained annually in how to respond in emergency situations. Learn more about what families can do before the school year starts:

Quick links to parent and student resources

Community Engagement

Accepting applications for the 2021-22 Five Star Leadership Academy
The Five Star Leadership Academy is an opportunity for Adams 12 Five Star Schools parents and community members to increase their knowledge of district and state education affairs. For more information and to apply, visit

Two Board of Education seats up for election this November
Adams 12 Five Star Schools has two board of education seats up for the general election this Nov. 2, 2021. For more information, visit