Thank you to Christie Clinic for sponsoring our 2018 Champaign-Urbana Area Back to School series.
Part 1: Champaign-Urbana Area School Registration Information
Part 2: Champaign-Urbana Metro Area First Day of School Dates
Part 3: Back to School: Vision, Dental, Physical Exams Required for Illinois Schoolchildren
Part 4: Back to School: Immunizations Required for Illinois Schoolchildren
Part 5: Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten
Part 6: Preparing Your Child for A New School
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Schedule a school or sports physical by calling your provider. Or, if you are an existing Christie Clinic patient, you may schedule online using your MyCare patient portal account.
A listing of special school and sports physical clinic dates and times are available at www.christieclinic.com. These will require registration and the child must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If possible, please any pre-completed, required forms and immunization records.
This article is a listing of public school start dates for communities in and around Champaign County, including Champaign, Urbana, Mahomet, Monticello, Fisher, Rantoul, and more. Why is it important for the public to know this information? For one thing, the start of school also means the time when drivers need to be extra careful on the roads, with many more children out and about walking and biking to school. It’s also when yellow buses return to our streets, after a summer with few yellow buses out and about.
Please visit our Champaign-Urbana private school guide for information about other schooling options in our community, both religious and secular.
School Start Dates have been collected using information from schools. Please contact the schools directly with questions.
Balanced Calendar (Kenwood Elementary and Barkstall Elementary)
Wednesday, July 25: First day for grades 1-5
Thursday, July 26: First day for half of kindergarten class
Friday, July 27: First day for half of kindergarten class
Regular Calendar (all other schools)
Thursday, Aug. 16: First day for grades 1-9
Friday, Aug. 17: First day for grades 10-12 and half of kindergarten class
Monday, Aug. 20: First day for other half of kindergarten class
Thursday, Aug. 16 with a 2:05 p.m. dismissal, all schools
Thursday, Aug. 16 with a 2:20 p.m. early dismissal, all schools
Wednesday, Aug. 15 with early dismissal at 11:45 a.m. First full day is Aug. 16
Wednesday, Aug. 15: First student attendance day 1st -12th grades. Dismiss at 11:15 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 16: First full day for grades 1-12.
Kindergarten Screenings August 15 and 16, First Day of Class Attendance August 17.
Friday, August 17: First day for 1-12 students
Monday, Aug. 20: First day for half of kindergarten class
Tuesday, Aug. 21: First day for other half of kindergarten class
Wednesday, Aug. 22 – First Day of Student Attendance K-12
Thursday, Aug. 16: First Day of School- Early dismissal at 2:20 p.m. at elementary; 2:25 p.m. at high school; and 2:30 p.m. at junior high.
Tuesday, August 14 – School will resume. ½ day for students (dismiss at 11:30)
Wednesday, Aug. 22 : First day for 1-12 students, First day for half of kindergarten class
Thursday, Aug. 23: First day for other half of kindergarten class
Thursday, Aug. 16
Tuesday, Aug. 14 with early dismissal
Wednesday, Aug. 15 first full day
Thursday, July 26 for all students
Wednesday, Aug. 22 for all students
Monday, Aug. 20 First student day for grades 1-5,
Wednesday, Aug. 22 First Student Attendance Day for Kindergarten at Unity East and Unity West
Monday, Aug. 20: First Day of Student Attendance for Grades 1-6 and 9, 1⁄2 of Kindergarten Students Attend, Urbana EC School – New Parent Orientation
Tuesday, Aug. 21: All High School and Middle School in Attendance, Urbana EC begins and 1⁄2 of Kindergarten Students Attend
Wednesday, Aug. 22: All students in attendance
Friday, Aug. 17: First day with early dismissal at 1:30 p.m.
This list features public schools. Private school families, please feel free to add your start dates in the comments!