Ann Arbor Back to School Events - Curriculum Nights, Registration & Welcome Events

Ann Arbor Back to School Events

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We are in the process of revamping this article for 2021-2022 with an emphasis on the return to full in-person learning

Even with Back to School 2020-2021 looking different, Ann Arbor Public Schools has several Back to School Events. There is tech distribution, Schoology Orientation, and school Meet & Greets. In addition, schools are scheduling virtual Curriculum and Capsule Nights.

We are in the process of updating this for the 2020-2021 school year.


Before School Events

These are the events that happen before the first day of school – August 30 in 2021-2022. Events include Registration, Orientations, Building Tours, Social Events

High School Events

Typically each school offers registration and orientation the weeks before school starts. I was able to find dates for Skyline, but not the other schools. The district typically releases a Back to School Guide in August with all of these dates.

Community High School

  • Picture Day – Thursday, September 2


  • Registration
    • 9th Grade – Wednesday, August 18 – noon-3p
    • 10th Grade – Wednesday, August 18 – 8-11a
    • 11th Grade – Thursday, August 19 8-11a
    • 12th Grade – Thursday, August 19 8noon-3p
    • Make Up for all grade levels – Wednesday, August 25 noon-3p
  • Link Crew Orientation – Friday, August 20
    • 9th grade in the morning
    • 10th grade in the afternoon
  • Open House
    • Thursday, August 26 (Tentative)

Middle School Events

Middle Schools typically have registration events like the high schools. We will update as we see events.

Elementary School Events

Many elementary schools organize informal playdates for incoming Y5/K families. These often happen on the school playground. Additionally some schools offer meet and greets either for the whole school or just Y5/K students. I hope to see some of these events return for 2021-2022. Many of these events are organized by the school’s PTO.

After School Starts

Some events are held after school starts. There are typically some social events, and some curriculum/capsule nights where you can meet your child’s teachers. I am hoping that the district will offer a virtual option for the 2021-2022 school year. Dates for these are typically included in the district’s Back to School guide in mid-August.

Ann Arbor School Calendar

Don’t miss the full 2021-2022 School Calendar.

2021-2022 Ann Arbor Public Schools Calendar


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More Ann Arbor Back to School Information

Be sure to check our Ann Arbor Back to School Guide for more information including school calendar, supplies, bus routes, and more updated.

Ann Arbor Public Schools Back to School Guide

4 thoughts on “Ann Arbor Back to School Events”

  1. Dicken meet and greet is now 4:15-5:15 on August 27 and there is an incoming y-5 and Kindergarten play date on Thursday, August 22nd at Las Vegas park at 5pm.

  2. Bryant/Pattengill’s popsicles on the playground is 4-6 pm on Tuesday, August 27. Students get to meet teachers and staff as well at that event.

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