Back to School

July - September

As we approach the beginning of our school year, our calendars and to-do lists become especially full. To help keep you organized, we're aggregating some of the most important calendar and action items right here!

Upcoming Events

Back to School Events

Open House
Wednesday, August 28
4:00-6:00 p.m.

4th and 5th Grade Information Night
Wednesday, August 28
6:00-6:30 p.m.

Calendar

Kindergarten Bus Safety Ridership Program

Wayzata Public Schools will again be offering our popular Kindergarten Bus Safety Ridership Program for students with the assistance of First Student, our transportation provider.

This is a wonderful opportunity for both you and your child to learn the importance of bus safety in a friendly, entertaining, and self-paced setting, plus actually go for a ride on the big yellow bus. This program helps eliminate much of the anxiety associated with riding the bus on that all- important first day of school!

Thursday, August 9, 4:30-7:00 p.m.
Wayzata High School Auditorium

Plan to spend about an hour at the various stations and exploring the marketplace of opportunities, including Culinary Express, Skyward Family Access Support, and Community Ed. No reservation required – just show-up, rain or shine!

Please call 763-745-5240 with any questions.

Immunizations & Medications at School

Immunizations – No Shots, No School

In order for students to enroll or remain enrolled in elementary or secondary schools, Minnesota state law (Minnesota Statute 121A.15) requires documentation of required immunizations or written proof of exemption. Students will not be allowed to start school or remain in school until the required immunization history or a signed legal exemption is provided to the district. For more information, visit our Health Services page.

Medications at School

All medications, both prescribed and Over-The-Counter (OTC), administered at school requires a medical order from a person who is a licensed authorized prescribing practitioner (physician, physician’s assistant, dentist, podiatrist, osteopath or psychiatrist). Please contact your school health office if you have questions. For more information, visit our Health Services page.

Transportation Information

To ensure that your child is assigned to the correct bus and stop, your correct address must be on file with the Wayzata Public Schools Welcome Center. If your family has moved over the summer or is new to the district, please contact the Welcome Center at 763-745-5240 or welcome@wayzataschools.org.

Families with current information on file by Friday, August 2 can expect to receive a postcard in the mail with busing information during the week of August 26. Change or additions made after August 5 may result in being assigned the nearest stop until the route can be adjusted in mid-September.

Families registering by August 2 will receive school mailings, transportation department information and Culinary Express PIN during the first round of mailings.

If your child is transported to or from a different address for childcare before or after school you must complete a Day Care Transportation form.

The Welcome Center is located inside the Wayzata Early Learning School at 1461 County Road 101 N, Plymouth, MN 55447 (the southwest corner of County Roads 101 and 6).

Please contact the Welcome Center with any questions at 763-745-5240 or welcome@wayzataschools.org.

School Supply Lists

This school supply list has been compiled by the Meadow Ridge Elementary School staff to guide parents in purchasing supplies for their child. School supplies can be brought to school during Open House or, at the latest, on the first day of school. Some school supplies might need to be replenished during the school year. If you need financial assistance, contact your principal at 763-745-7110.

Download or view the school supply list

Lunch & Breakfast Information

Culinary Express Lunch PINs (Personal Identification Numbers)

Lunch PINs can be found in Skyward Family Access. To obtain your student’s PIN, please go to Skyward Family Access and click on the following:

  • Report Cards/Lunch PIN/Att Ltrs
  • PIN Number Report
  • View Report​

Please note: PINs are not being mailed out this summer.

Lunch Account Payments

Payments may be made by credit card via PayPAMS. There is no charge for using this service. To make check payments, please put first and last name of the student on the check and on the envelope and place in the school's payment box before 9:00 a.m.

Free and Reduced-Price Meal Application

The online application can be found at paypams.com. An application must be completed yearly. You do not need to complete an online application if you received confirmation that your family qualified for free lunches through the State of Minnesota's Direct Certification Program (DCRT). Online applications should be completed by August 30, 2019. If you cannot complete the online application, please contact Culinary Express at 763-745-5154.

Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Eligibility

To complete the Free and Reduced-Priced Meals Application, click the button below, print the application and mail the completed application to:

Wayzata Public Schools
Attn: Culinary Express
17305 19th Ave North
Plymouth, MN 55447

You may also pick up an application at your student's school. An application must be received by August 15 to guarantee benefits for the upcoming school year.

PTO

Our active and engaged Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) builds community and supports our student learning in our school.

We work to improve our students' educational experience by strengthening school-parent-community connections. Through parent volunteerism and fundraising, we help enhance the learning environment.

Explore PTA Volunteer Opportunities

Explore District Volunteer Opportunities