Back to School Resources

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The start of the 2023-24 school year is just around the corner and we are so excited to welcome our students back into our schools! We hope you find the following 'Back to School' resources helpful in preparing for the new school year. 

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New to the Monroe School District? Enroll now for the 2023-24 school year! Visit our online enrollment page or enroll in person at the District Administration Office at 14692 179th Avenue SE, Monroe. If you are enrolling in person, please bring the required documents listed on our online enrollment page.

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School Offices

With the exception of the Sky Valley Education Center office, the rest of our school offices are still closed for summer break and will open on August 28th. All schools will be communicating school-specific information to their families shortly thereafter. In the meantime, you may call the District Administration Office with questions at (360) 804-2500. School locations and contact information can be found here.

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First Days of School

The first day of school for most students is September 6, with exceptions noted below. The full 2023-24 calendars are all available here.

  • September 5: Orientation for 6th grade students at Park Place Middle School & Hidden River Middle School (7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.). 
  • September 6: First day of school for the following grade levels (not including SVEC):
    • Grades 1-5 attend 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
    • Grades 6-8  attend 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
    • Monroe High School grades 9-10 attend 7:50 to 10:50 a.m.
    • Monroe High School grades 11-12 attend 11:20 to 2:20 p.m.
    • Leaders High School students attend mandatory meeting with parent/guardian at one of the following times: 11:00 a.m., 4:00 p.m., or 6:00 p.m.
  • September 7: First day of classes for Leaders High School students, 7:50 a.m. to 2:20 p.m.
  • September 11: First day of school for kindergarten and students in the Transition to Kindergarten program
  • September 13: First day of school for students in the Developmental Preschool program
  • September 19: First day of school for SVEC students with a number of required activities leading up to this date

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Bus Transportation

Families that are eligible for transportation and would like to have their students ride the bus this year must fill out the online request. Only students who request transportation will be assigned bus stops and times. We ask that families submit their requests as soon as possible so that our transportation department can begin mapping their bus routes and making bus stop assignments. Students' bus stop locations and times will be available in Family Access on August 28, 2023.

Request Transportation Now!

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Class Assignments/Schedules

Students' classroom assignments and schedules will be available in Family Access beginning August 28th. If you need assistance logging into your Family Access account, please reach out to your child's school.

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Required Forms

While you're in Family Access viewing your child's bus stop location and class schedule (on or after August 28th), please fill out the REQUIRED 2023 Annual Update (formerly known as enrollment verification).

It is very important that families verify and/or update their contact information so that we are able to reach you in the event of an emergency. Families will also need to submit annual required forms. Thank you for taking the time to complete this important back to school process!

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School Meals

Breakfast and lunch will be available beginning on the first day of school.

Free/reduced meal applications for the 23-24 school year are available now! More information and applications can be found here. Thanks to the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), all school meals are free for students at Frank Wagner Elementary and Leaders in Learning High School. Families at these schools do not need to fill out an application for their child to receive free meals.

If you qualify for free/reduced meals, your student also potentially qualifies to have extra-curricular fees waived! To be eligible, parents must complete and submit the free and reduced price meals application OR a Family Income Survey AND a parent consent form that gives MSD permission to share the eligibility for the student. Questions? Please call our Business Office at (360) 804-2510.

Free & Reduced Price Meal Application

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School Supplies

If you would like to help by sending supplies to school with your child(ren), the suggested school supply lists are linked below or you may visit your school's webpage and click on About > Supply Lists. 

*Sky Valley Education Center and Leaders in Learning High School do not have suggested supply lists.

Chain Lake Elementary Frank Wagner Elementary Fryelands Elementary Hidden River Middle School Maltby Elementary Monroe High School Park Place Middle School Salem Woods Elementary

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Back to School Family Resource Fair

Mark your calendars! You are invited to our annual "Back to School Family Resource Fair" on Wednesday, August 30 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Park Place Middle School. ALL Monroe School District families are welcome and we will have translators available for those who may need translation services. This event is a great opportunity for families to get help filling out their annual forms.

There will also be many free resources available for students at the Resource Fair including: backpacks, school supplies, books, and more! Parking will be limited, so we encourage families to walk or carpool as they are able.