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Back to School start dates and Learning Model by School District


Anoka-Hennepin Schools will have a Hybrid Learning model to start the school year.   A days are Tuesday/Wednesday.  B days are Thursday/Friday.  Monday is a Distance Learning day for all students.

  • Elementary starts In-Person learning on September 15.
  • Middle/High School starts In-Person learning on September 28


Brooklyn Center Community Schools will have a Distance Learning for ALL students to start the school year.  First day of school is September 8.


Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Schools will be K-5 Elementary In-Person Learning Monday - Friday.  High School will start the school year in a Hybrid Model. First day of school is September 10.

  • A days are Monday/Wednesday.
  • B days are Tuesday/Thursday.
  • Friday is a Distance Learning day.


ISD 728 - Elk River|Otsego|Rogers|Zimmerman​ will be K-5 Elementary In-Person Learning Monday - Friday.  Middle School will start the school year in a Hybrid Learning model. First day of school is September 8.

  • A days are Monday/Wednesday. 
  • B days are Tuesday/Thursday.
  • Friday is a Distance Learning day.


Fridley Public Schools will have a Hybrid Learning model to start the school year. First day of school is September 14.

  • A days are Monday/Tuesday. 
  • B days are Thursday/Friday.
  • Wednesday is a Distance Learning day for all students.
  • Fridley PreK will be In-Person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday


Osseo Area Schools will have a two-week Distance Learning model to start the school year for all students.  First day of school will be September 14.

The District plans to switch to a Hybrid Learning model on Monday, September 28.

  • A days are Monday/Wednesday.
  • B days are Tuesday/Thursday.
  • Friday is a Distance Learning day for all students. 


Rockford Area Schools will be K-4 Elementary In-Person Learning Monday - Friday.  Middle/High School will start the school year in a Hybrid Learning model. First day of school is September 8.

  • A days will be Monday/Tuesday. 
  • B days will be Thursday/Friday.
  • Wednesday will be a Distance Learning day.

ISD 728

Elk River|Otsego|Rogers|Zimmerman

 - Rogers Elementary

​ - Salk Middle School

It is important to know the following:

  • Resident District - The school district in which the student resides or primary residence. A primary residence is defined by the address of the biological/adoptive parent or other person having court appointed legal custody of the student, regardless of where the student physically lives.


  • Serving District - The school district in which the magnet school you attend is located.  Example: University Avenue Elementary is an Anoka-Hennepin magnet school so in that case Anoka-Hennepin is the serving district.

Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Magnet Schools

 - Montrose Elementary

 - Tatanka Elementary

 - Buffalo High School ARTS Program

Brooklyn Center Magnet Schools

 - Brooklyn Center Elementary

 - Brooklyn Center Middle School

 - Brooklyn Center High School

Fridley Magnet Schools

 - Fridley PreK4

 - Hayes Elementary

 - Stevenson Elementary

 - Fridley Middle School

​ - Fridley High School

Osseo Magnet Schools

 - Birch Grove Elementary

 - Weaver Lake Elementary

 - Zanewood Elementary

 - Brooklyn Middle School

​ - Osseo Senior High School

​ - Park Center Senior High

Rockford Magnet Schools

 - Rockford Elementary

 - Rockford Middle School

​ - Rockford High School

Back to School 2020 Information

Welcome Back to School!  Below is information about start of school for each consortium district. More detailed information can be found on your serving district's website.

Transportation InformationThe goal of NWSISD and CST-MN is to bring safe and efficient routing solutions to a multi-district and geographically large transportation area. With guidance from MDH and MDE, our bus contractors are taking every precaution to ensure the safety of the students we transport as well as our drivers. Below is a a list of criteria that CST-MN and its vendors are following:


  • CST-MN’s routing team will systematically review and evaluate the routing to create as much space between the riders.
  • Face coverings will be required by all riders. Extra face coverings will be in the vehicles in case a student forgets their face covering.
  • 6 feet distance between the driver and all riders will be maintained.
  • Transportation vehicles will be cleaned and disinfected regularly, focusing on frequent cleaning of touched surfaces in the vehicle (e.g., surfaces near the driver’s seat, hard seats, door handles, seat belt buckles, light and air controls, doors and windows, grab handles) between routes.
  • Capacity will be limited to 50% capacity for the scenario 2 (hybrid) model.

NWSISD's Transportation Guidelines can be found on the Transportation page.

Anoka-Hennepin Magnet Schools​
 - Evergreen Park Elementary
 - University Elementary

 - Anoka Middle School

 - Anoka High School
 - Blaine High School
 - Coon Rapids High School