It’s hard to believe we’re about to wrap up the 2022-23 school year! Thank you for all you have done to help make this year a success for our students. As we finish this year and look to the next, here are some important details.
End of the 2022-23 school year
Last day of school
The last day of school for students in grades pre-K-11 is Thursday, June 8. The last day of school for grade 12 is Wednesday, June 7. The last day of school is a full day for students, and schools and/or classes may offer different celebrations. Check your school calendar, newsletter, or teacher messages for the most up-to-date information.
Most students can keep their devices over the summer and bring them back for the start of the next school year. If needed, students will swap out devices in the fall as part of their back-to-school activities.
If you have any questions, please contact your school’s technology support specialist or email Helpline@edenpr.org.
Media Center materials/library books
All library books and Media Center materials should be returned to school as soon as possible. Schools will send notices to families about any materials that are overdue, and they may ask for payment for any materials or books that are not returned.
Lost and Found items
As a reminder, please check your school’s Lost and Found if your student is missing any items. Unclaimed items will be donated or discarded after the last day of school.
Families of graduates, please check your email for a message with details about the EPHS and EPO graduation ceremony at Target Center on June 8. For those not attending in person, we encourage you to watch the ceremony online on the district’s YouTube page. Congratulations to the Class of 2023!
School office hours
If you need to get in touch with your child’s school during the summer, be sure to check your school’s office hours. Because of different staffing schedules, office hours and response times may vary at each school. For immediate support, you can always contact the district’s Welcome Center, which is staffed year-round.
Welcome Center hours
The Eden Prairie Schools Welcome Center supports families enrolling in Eden Prairie Schools, welcomes visitors to the district office, and serves as a resource for answering questions and concerns. During the summer, the Welcome Center will be open 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, or by appointment outside of those hours.
Free weekend food for kids
All Eden Prairie Schools families (including TASSEL) are welcome to pick up free Weekend Food for Kids bags (one per child) from Every Meal, a local non-profit fighting child hunger. All food bag types contain 4-5 pounds of nutritious, non-perishable food — including a variety of canned fruits, vegetables, proteins, grains, and soups/entrees. Families may choose from five food bag options that are tailored to cultural and dietary needs.
Meals can be picked up on Thursday evenings from 4-6 p.m. from June 15 through August 31 outside Door 4 of the district office's Historic Gym at 8100 School Road.
Childcare through Eagle Zone
Eagle Zone provides low-cost childcare with a summer twist for kids entering kindergarten through sixth grade. This is ideal for families who need a consistent schedule of fun activities (and supervision) all summer long! Eagle Zone runs from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
Camps and Targeted Services through EPIC
EPIC Camps provide children in pre-K through ninth grade with fun and educational programs and activities over the summer. Camps are offered weekly from mid-June to mid-August (with a break from July 3-7) and typically run Monday through Thursday, with morning and afternoon options. Some courses include a pick-your-price option for families, with free options available to students who qualify.
Targeted Services is a free program for students entering first through ninth grade to strengthen their literacy, math, and social-emotional skills through select EPIC camps. These two-week courses are taught by licensed Eden Prairie Schools teachers, align with district academic standards, and are reserved for eligible students. Small-group, hands-on courses cover various topics and are designed to maintain and strengthen skills in a fun, engaging, and interactive experience. Targeted Services courses require a teacher referral, and qualifying students attend at no cost.
KinderCamp for incoming kindergarteners
KinderCamp is a free opportunity for students entering kindergarten to help build their confidence about the start of the school year. Students experience a "typical" kindergarten day and learn what it means to be an Eden Prairie Eagle for two half-days, August 14-17. Register now!
Summer and fall jobs available
In Eden Prairie Schools, we believe you are never done learning. That’s why our Community Education program offers hundreds of classes to help adults grow! General topics include computer courses, dance, financial planning, fitness, hobbies, DIY home projects, music, language, personal growth, cooking, plus periodic seminars on parenting topics and more.
Start of the 2023-24 school year
First day of school
The official first day of the 2023-24 school year is Tuesday, September 5. However, students may have different start dates based on their grade. Please read the information below carefully! CMS and EPHS will follow up with additional information on staggered start dates for students.
The school day and office hours of each school are posted on your school website’s Contact Us page, as well as on the district Contact Us page.
Key events for the start of school
Information about your student’s teacher(s) will be shared with you in late August. Thank you for your patience as our principals find the best classroom fit for your child.
If your student will take the bus to or from school next year, the Transportation Department will share preliminary route information with you via email in mid-August and follow up with finalized information later that month. Your route information will include pick up and drop off locations and times. If you need to make any changes to the preliminary information, please complete the Route & Stop Changes form on the Transportation website, email email@example.com, or call 952-975-7500.
Free first breakfast and lunch for all students
Minnesota approved free school meals for all students learning in person beginning in the 2023-24 school year. This means the first breakfast and lunch provided to a student each day are free as long as they include at least 3 items, and one MUST be ½ cup fruit or vegetable. In addition, Eden Prairie Schools will provide one free milk for every child, even if they bring meals from home. Please note that additional meals, a la carte items and Mega Bites will still have a charge.
Stay up to date on the latest changes and view school menus on the Child Nutrition webpage.
Our student handbooks include important information about expectations at school and are updated each summer. Once your school’s 2023-24 handbook is posted to the school website, please be sure to review it with your students so they can have the most successful year possible. Thank you!
When the 2023-24 handbooks are available later this summer, you will be able to find them here: