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A full-year view of the 2021-22 school year calendar is available.
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Calendar Dates: School Year 2021-22
August 30: First day of school for grades 1-7, 10
August 31: First day of school for kindergarten and grades 8, 9, 11, 12
September 6: No school K-12 (Labor Day)
September 9: Late start K-6
September 30: Late start K-6
September 30: No school 10-12 (high school conferences)
October 18-19: No school K-6 (elementary conferences)
October 20: No school K-6 (staff development K-6)
October 21-22: No school K-12 (Education Minnesota Convention)
November 1: No school 7-12 (junior high conferences; grading/make-up day, 10-12)
November 2: No school K-12 (staff development K-12)
November 18: Late start K-6
November 24-26: No school K-12 (Thanksgiving break)
December 9: Late start K-6
December 9: No school 7-12 (targeted support conferences 7-9; conferences 10-12)
December 20-31: No school K-12 (winter break)
January 3: School resumes
January 13: Late start K-6 CANCELLED
January 14: No school K-6 (Professional Learning Friday)
January 17: No school K-12 (Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
January 21: No school K-12 (grading day K-12; make-up day, select students 7-12)
February 17: No school K-12 (conferences K-12)
February 18: No school K-12 (conferences K-9; high school conference comp.)
February 21: No school K-12 (Presidents' Day; staff development K-12)
March 10: Late start K-6 CANCELLED
March 11: No school K-6 (Professional Learning Friday)
March 25: No school 10-12 (grading/make-up day, select students 10-12)
March 28-31: No school K-12 (spring break)
April 1: No school K-12 (spring break)
May 5: Late start K-6 CANCELLED
May 6: No school K-6 (Professional Learning Friday)
May 5: No school 7-12 (student-led conferences 7-9; conferences 10-12)
May 30: No school K-12 (Memorial Day)
June 3: Last day of school K-12
June 6: No school K-12 (grading day K-12; make-up day, select students 7-12)
June 7: Last teacher day K-9; high school conference comp.
Students in grades K-6 will have late start days during the 2021-22 school year. Schools will start two hours later than their regular times on those days.
Teachers will be working together in planning and preparing learning experiences for scholars. The time used by teachers during the late start days is in addition to staff development done during the summer and outside of the school day.
Hopkins Public Schools’ buses will pick up students two hours later than normal. At the end of the school day, buses will run their regular schedules.
Your school provides limited low-cost child care on late start days for families who need it. Registration information can be obtained from your student's school, or forms will be sent home with families.
Kids & Company
Kids & Company opens at its regular 7:00 a.m. time. Kids & Company will have activities for children until the beginning of the late start school day. This is only available to children currently enrolled in the Kids & Company program before school on Thursdays.
Late Start Days 2021-22 (as of December 15)
January 13 CANCELLED
March 10 CANCELLED
May 5 CANCELLED
All late start dates in this school year are for grades K-6 only.
A full-year view of the 2021-22 testing schedule is available for download.
PDF of the 2021-22 Testing SchedulePlease note that this document may not be accessible with a screen reader or other accessibility device. To access this calendar information with a screen reader, you may find the same information listed below.
|Alice Smith Elementary||Jan 31 - Feb 4||Feb 7, 10, 11, 22||Feb 7, 8, 11, 14, 23||Feb 8, 9, 14, 15, 24||Feb 9, 10, 15, 16, 25|
|Eisenhower/XinXing Academy||Mar 7-9, Mar 11||Feb 14, 24||Feb 15, 25||Feb 22, Mar 1||Feb 16, 28|
|Gatewood Elementary||Jan 31, Feb 2||Jan 31, Feb 1, 2||Feb 1, 2, 3||Feb 2||Feb 3|
|Glen Lake Elementary||Jan 31, Feb 1||Jan 31, Feb 7||Feb 4, 8||Feb 10, 11, 22||Feb 9, 15|
|Hopkins High School||NA||Feb 8, Feb 23||Feb 9, 23||Feb 16, 24||Feb 15, 24|
|Meadowbrook Elementary||Feb 16||Feb 3||Feb 7||Feb 10||Feb 14, 16|
|North Junior High||NA||Feb 7, 8||Feb 9, 10, 15||Feb 14, 15, 16||Feb 16, 22, Mar 1 or 2|
|Tanglen Elementary||Jan 31, Feb 4||Feb 1, 8, 11||Feb 2, 9, 14||Feb 3, 10, 15||Feb 7, 8, 9, 11|
|West Junior High||NA||Feb 2, 3||Feb 7, 8||Feb 9, 10||Feb 14, 15|
Assessment Description and Purpose:
FastBridge District-purchased tests in reading and math used for program selection and measurement of proficiency and growth.
Grades K & 1: aReading and aMath: computer adaptive broad measures of reading and math, approximately 30 minutes per subject.
Grades 2-6, FASTtrack Reading & FASTtrack Math: a bundle of 2 assessments per subject, 1) a computer adaptive broad measure (aReading and aMath), approximately 30 minutes each subject; and 2) a very specific measure of skills, approximately 5 minutes per subject. ACCESS: State mandated measures of English proficiency for ELL students, in reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Results used to monitor student progress in English language proficiency. ACCESS proficiency scores are also used to determine when ELL students are ready to exit from English language services. This test meets federal education requirements. Estimated time: K, 45 minutes; Gr 1–12, 30-60 minutes per modality. Preliminary ACCESS results are available to District staff in late May. Final student reports are sent home in early fall. In late August, summary results for the district and each school will be posted to the Minnesota Department of Education’s Minnesota Report Card website https://rc.education.mn.gov/#ACCESS
MCA and MTAS: State mandated assessments in reading, math, and science that meet federal education requirements. Results measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and help improve curriculum and instruction. Estimated time MCA: 1.5 – 3.5 hours per subject; estimated time MTAS: 30-90 minutes per subject.
Preliminary MCA results are posted to the Parent Portal weekly. Final paper student reports are sent home in early fall. In late August, summary results for the district and each school will be posted to the Minnesota Department of Education’s Minnesota Report Card website https://rc.education.mn.gov/#assessmentsParticipation
PSAT / NMSQT: National norm-referenced assessment in reading, math, English, and science. Offers Grade 11 students a chance to enter the competition for National Merit Scholarship Corporation scholarship programs. Estimated time: 2 hours and 45 minutes.
ACT with Writing: Results used for college entrance and planning. Estimated time: 3 hours and 35 minutes.
Advanced Placement (AP): A program in the United States and Canada created by the College Board which offers college-level curricula and examinations to high school students. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. AP tests are generally between two and three hours long, though most are closer to three hours. There is one break that separates the test into two sections.