Dear SPS Families:

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer. Summer is always a great opportunity to meet with family and friends and relax. As we approach the next school year, I wanted to give everyone some key dates and information so that you can plan for the opening of school in September. 

School Meals Free for 2022-2023

  • Free school breakfast and lunch has been extended for the 2022-2023 school year. A big thanks to the Governor and the legislature for extending the program for another year. 

Back to School

  • Friday, September 2, 2022, First Day of School grades 1-12.

    • Elementary - 8:30 a.m. - 2:45 p.m. School buildings open at 8:00 a.m.

    • OMS and SHS - 7:35 a.m. - 2:12 p.m. School buildings open at 7:00 a.m.

  • Monday, September 5, 2022, Labor Day, No School.

  • Tuesday, September 6, 2022, First Day of School Kindergarten and Preschool.

Kindergarten Meet and Greet

  • All incoming Kindergarten students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a Kindergarten Meet and Greet at their school. These are being scheduled during the last two weeks of August and all of the details will be sent by your principal. It’s a great way to make friends and meet your new classmates. 

Sixth Grade Student Orientation at OMS

  • Sixth grade orientation will take place on Thursday, August 25, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Rising sixth graders will complete a scavenger hunt where they can find their lockers, classroom, and rooms of interest to sixth grade. Arrive any time during the window.

Ninth Grade, Class of 2026

  • Tours of SHS are available for any incoming ninth grader on Wednesdays, August 3, 10, and 17, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. No appointment needed. Meet at the front door of the school. 

School Supplies

  • School supply lists have been published for all levels and may be found here.

Teacher Assignments

  • Teacher assignments for grades Prek-5 and student schedules including teacher assignments, grades 6-12, will be published on Friday, August 19, 2022. Instructions explaining how to find the information in PowerSchool will be sent by your building principal prior to August 19. Please do not contact the school in advance.

School Bus Transportation

  • If you have signed up for transportation, postcards with the bus stop location and time will be sent home during the week of August 15, 2022. If you haven’t signed up yet but are interested, please visit here for more information. Applications received after August 5, 2022, may be placed on a waiting list. Every effort will be made to place these students on a bus by the first day of school. 

Over the next two weeks principals will be sending specific back to school information for each school. Please enjoy the rest of the summer and we look forward to seeing everyone on the first day of school.


Dr. Thomas R. Raab
Superintendent of Schools