Back to school 2018-2019


This page is filled with resources to get you prepared for the year. We hope you are ready to rise to the occasion and help our students thrive!

School starts

  • First day for grades K-5, 6 and 9 is Thursday, August 16 (Early dismissal: 2 p.m. K-5, 9; 2:15 p.m. 6).
  • First day with all students, grades K-12, is Friday, August 17 (Early dismissal: 2 p.m. K-5, 9-12; 2:15 p.m. 6-8).
  • Preschool starts on Wednesday, August 22.

School supply lists

These items are recommended for purchase by parents/guardians. These supplies are not a requirement to attend school. Schools can provide individual classroom "wish lists" if patrons would like to donate supplies. 

Complete supply list

Registration information

All students - new and returning - need to be registered for school. Grand Island Public Schools moved to complete online registration for the 2017-2018 school year. If you haven't registered or do not have a Parent Portal account to do so, please contact your school. 

Registration information

Calendar/school hours information

All schools open their doors by no later than 7:30 a.m.

Other helpful resources