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Back to School

  • School is in session!

New families who have not yet enrolled their child are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.

Families can enroll online or use hard copy forms, learn more.


There are three important forms we are asking families to complete as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for providing this information!

1. 2022-23 Blended Learning 1 to 1 Agreement: Required for All Families Grades K-12.  More about Blended Learning.

Click here to fill out the Blended Learning form.

2. MN Department of Education Digital Survey: For the purpose of improving educational outcomes and digital access for public school students across the state.

Click here to take the MDE survey.

3. Application for Educational Benefits Form: Families may qualify for reduced school activity fees, benefits and other discounts - and help provide important state and federal funds for Duluth's schools. 

Click here to fill out the application. 

Sign Up for a FREE PORT CARD - Great Student Resource! Easy to Use. Impossible to Lose.

A PORT CARD is an electronic library card that gives ISD709 students FREE access to books, ebooks, audiobooks, and databases.  The card enables students to:

  • Borrow up to 5 books or materials for FREE from the Duluth Public Library.
  • Borrow up to 10 ebooks or audiobooks for FREE from the Duluth Public Library.
  • Access Duluth Public Library online databases for research.
  • No physical library card required. Students check out books & materials with their Student ID number.
  • No financial risk.

Check the PORT CARD FAQ Page for details.

Sign up here for a PORT CARD

  • Back to School Newsletter:  Helpful information for the 2022-23 school year. School-specific information was mailed to families in late August.

  • New - Blended Learning Initiative:  Blended learning is an educational classroom tool.  It enhances in-person learning by providing each student access to digital and online resources.  

  • Safe Learning Plan: Provides current COVID safety guidance for staff, programs, and outside organizations using ISD 709 sites during the 2021-22 School year.

    The document is updated to reflect current plans as we prepare to welcome students back in September. Subject to change based on future state, federal and local guidance.

  • Minnesota's Immunization Law:  Be sure you've submitted documentation of your child's vaccinations or legal exemption to your school.

  • 2021-22 District Testing ScheduleDates for MCA,MTAS, ACT and other tests and assessments.

  • Weather-Related School Closings & Two Hour Late Start:  All families, especially those with elementary age students, should have a contingency plan for their children in the event of weather-related school closings or a Two Hour Late Start.

  • Bullying Prohibition Policy & Tips for Parents:  Creating a safe & welcoming environment for all students and staff in our schools, check the Back to School Newsletter and check Safe & Welcoming Schools.  

  • MN K-12 Tax Benefits for Families:  From the MN Dept of Revenue, if you're buying school supplies for your children in kindergarten through 12th grade, you may qualify for tax benefits.  Visit and enter K12 into the Search box or call 651-296-3781 or 1-800-652-9094.