Back-to-School Toolkit

The first day of kindergarten and the first day back-to-school at the start of a new school year is exciting, but can create challenges as well. Happily, there is a wealth of information and resources available to parents. The Minnesota Department of Education created this page to help you find a variety of helpful information all in one place.

Read the Back-to-School Tip Sheets for ideas and access the Related Links for more in-depth information about a range of topics, from academic standards to testing. We've also included quick links to valuable off-site resources.


  •  - 2/2/17
    Compilation of parental rights topics with links to relevant state statutes and rules.
  • Back to School: High School Edition - 8/18/16
    Guidance and information on preparing students for school, grades 9-12
  • Back to School: Middle School Edition - 8/18/16
    Guidance and information on preparing students for school, grades 4-8