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Back To School 2018-19

Welcome back, District 191 families! 

This is the hub for important back-to-school information, including important dates and things to remember prior to the start of school. We are excited to welcome back student on the first day of school, but why wait that long? Join us at your school's open house, orientation, or meet-the-teacher event to kick-off the new school year!

First Days

  • Tuesday, Sept. 4 (Grades 1-12)
  • Thursday, Sept. 6 (Kindergarten)
  • Monday, Sept. 10 (ECSE)

Free/Reduced Lunch

District 191 is asking every family to complete an Application for Educational Benefits OR fill out the waiver letting us know that they've chosen not to do so. If your family qualifies, your students can receive free or reduced-price meals and possibly other benefits, including discounts for participation in athletics, band and other activities.

Apply for or waive the application for educational benefits.


This year, a local company called Schmitty & Sons will become the main bus transportation provider for District 191. Kindergarten and elementary students must live one mile or more from their assigned schools to be eligible for bus transportation. Middle and high school students are transported together and must live 1.5 miles or more from their assigned schools to be eligible for transportation. 

Learn more about district transportation.

Stay Connected

Make sure your information is up-to-date in ParentVUE. If you don't already have one, create a ParentVUE account to check daily attendance, view completed grades and more. 

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Learn how the district communicates information during severe weather events

Recent Back to School News

Elementary classrooms get infusion of technology

Aug16th Elementary student smiles while using a chromebook.

When school starts this fall, students in District 191 elementary schools will have more access to high-quality learning resources and tools for communication and collaboration thanks to...

Seven new and cool things for 2018-19

Aug8th What's New and Cool

We hope you're getting excited for the new school year - we sure are! Here are just a few of the new things happening in 2018-19 around the district.  1: College-credit classes for...

Student voices will help build positive culture at Metcalf Middle School

Jul31st Three students write ideas on a large piece of paper.

Student leaders at Metcalf Middle School recently gathered with new administrators at their school to share ideas and opinions about revising the school’s positive behaviors and...

Orientation, Open House will be held Aug. 22-23, 29


Orientation for all Burnsville High School students will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. ...

Registration for high school, middle school fall sports is now open

Jul19th Registration for fall sports is open

Registration for fall athletics for the 2018-19 school year is now open in FeePay. All middle school offerings are limited to middle school students; however, high school...