Thank you to Christie Clinic for sponsoring our 2019 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: Back to School Shopping on a Budget
Part 7: Preparing Your Child for a New School
Ready. Set. Go!
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 Schools 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 24: First day for grades 1-5
Thursday, July 25: First day for half of kindergarten class
Friday, July 26: First day for half of kindergarten class
Regular Calendar (all other schools)
Thursday, Aug. 15: First day for grades 1-9
Friday, Aug. 16: First day for grades 10-12 and half of kindergarten class
Monday, Aug. 19: First day for other half of kindergarten class
Friday, Aug. 16 with a 2 p.m. dismissal, all schools
Tuesday, Aug. 20 with a 2:20 p.m. early dismissal, all schools
Thursday, Aug. 15 with early dismissal at 11:45 a.m.
Friday, Aug. 16: Half day of student attendance, half day dismissal at 11:15 a.m. (all students grades 1-12)
Monday, Aug. 19: First full day of student attendance with lunch served (all students grades 1-12)
Monday, Aug. 20: First full day of student attendance for kindergarten students and kindergarten PTC breakfast
Friday, Aug. 16: First day for grades 1-12
Monday, Aug. 19: First day for half of kindergarten class
Tuesday, Aug. 20: First day for other half of kindergarten class
Friday, Aug. 16
Friday, Sept. 6
Thursday, Aug. 15, early dismissal at 11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 15; First day for Kindergarten (half day for students)
Friday, Aug. 16 : First day for 1-12 students
Thursday, Aug. 15: First day for freshmen
Friday, Aug. 16: First day for 10-12 grade students
Thursday, Aug. 15 with early dismissal
Friday, Aug. 16 first full day
Thursday, July 26 for all students
Wednesday, Aug. 21 for all students
Monday, Aug. 19: First student day for grades 1-5
Wednesday, Aug. 21: Grades 1-6 and 9 in attendance, half of kindergarten students attend, UECS – New Parent Orientation
Thursday, Aug. 22: UECS and grades 1-12 in attendance, and half of kindergarten students attend
Friday, Aug. 23: All students in attendance.
Tuesday, Aug 20: First day, early dismissal
Wednesday, Aug. 21: Second day, early dismissal
Thursday, Aug. 22: First full day
This list features public schools. Private school families, please feel free to add your start dates in the comments!