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New school year begins Sept. 8 in District 191

The new school year begins on Tuesday, Sept. 8, for most students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

There are a few exceptions. At Nicollet Junior High School, only 7th grade students will attend school on Sept. 8 so they have a day by themselves to adjust to their new school. All students at Nicollet will attend beginning on Sept. 9.

It’s a similar story at Burnsville High School where only 10th grade students will attend on Sept. 8 and be involved in orientation activities all day. Then on Sept. 9, all high school students will attend.

All kindergarten students start school on Thursday, Sept. 10. They will be meeting their teachers individually for a half-hour on Sept. 8 or 9. Appointments are being set up at each elementary school.

"We are excited to welcome students back to school in a few weeks," said Superintendent Joe Gothard. "It's going to be a great year with lots of learning taking place."

Parents/guardians with children who are new to the district can register them for school online at or in-person at the district's Welcome Center, lower level, Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. Contact the Welcome Center by phone at 952-707-4180 or by e-mail at

School supply lists are posted on school websites. Parents/guardians are encouraged to register for SchoolView, the district's online parent portal, to update their emergency contact information, pay for school meals, and monitor their child's attendance and academic performance. Parents/guardians can register for SchoolView by sending an email to

The 2015-16 school year ends on Thursday, June 9, with commencement for the Burnsville High School Class of 2016 taking place at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 10.

Posted: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 06:56