Student Portal

Welcome to Your Back-to-School Hub!

Welcome to the 2023-2024 school year! Find information you need here to get your school year off to a great start.
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 Start/End Times


Gatewood will start at 7:50 a.m. and end at 2:20 p.m.


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 Supply Lists


Do you need support for collecting school supplies? 
ResourceWest provides school supplies to help students start the school year strong. Their Back-to-School program offers a new backpack filled with basic, grade-specific school supplies to registered K-12 students.

For more information about how to register or donate, visit the ResourceWest website.


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Important calendar dates and information:

Fall Open House
Thursday, August 31
Time: 5:30-7 p.m.


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The Free School Meals Program was signed into law in the spring of 2023. This state-funded program allows us to provide meals at no cost to all students. The Free School Meals Program offers one free breakfast and one free lunch to each student every school day. Additional food items will require payment. Rates are below. 

Second Student Meal: $5.00 
Extra Milk: $0.60 
Extra Student Entree: $3.15 
Extra Fruit or Vegetables: $0.75 

Students must have money in their accounts to purchase any additional items. 

Complete your Educational Benefits Application today: 
It is very important that all families continue to fill out their applications for educational benefits. School funding is impacted by our free and reduced price eligibility, so it’s important this number is as accurate as possible. In addition, students and families may qualify for other program fee reductions based on their eligibility for free or reduced-price meals. Download an application for meal benefits at or call Nutrition Services at 952-988-4060.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus  Special Diet Request Form  Free Meal Benefit Application


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Bus Challenges 
Many families have experienced transportation challenges this week. Issues with transportation are not outside the norm for the first week of school; however, in a few areas our system failed. We acknowledge and apologize for the inconvenience this failure caused impacted families.

We are taking the time to deeply analyze why some families and students faced busing challenges during this first week of school. In the meanwhile, we have fixed many routes and stops. To provide families with tools to have at their fingertips, we have compiled a Transportation FAQ. This FAQ is detailed and designed to provide solutions for those still experiencing busing difficulty. 

If you have questions regarding your child's bus assignment, please email the Transportation Office at or visit the Transportation web page.

Bus stop change requests: If your bus stop change request is based on a change of address, please contact the District Enrollment Department to make the address change first. Enrollment Office: or 952-988-4110. Find the bus stop change request form here.


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If your child is ill or will not be in school for other reasons, please fill out our attendance form or call the absentee number at 952-988-5260.

Leave the following information: student's name, teacher's name, and reason for absentee or tardy. If your child will be absent due to travel or for some reason other than illness, please contact the school for instructional activities.

Attendance Form


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Before/After School Care


Kids & Company is Hopkins Public Schools' before- and after-school and summer care program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. A fee-based program, Kids & Company is offered in each of the District's six elementary schools.

Due to a national workers shortage, Kids & Company is experiencing a waitlist. If you need childcare and have not signed up with Kids & Company yet, you are still encouraged to do so. We're working through our wait list as quickly as possible and look forward to serving you as soon as we are able. You may want to explore backup-plans as we might not be able to serve you at the start of the school year.

Kids & Company


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Policies & Legal Notices


View the changes to the Hopkins Public Schools policies and legal notices for the 2022-23 school year. Policies are available in each school office, from the District’s Administrative Office, and on our website.

2023-24 Policies


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Communication Systems


Canvas Learning Management System
Canvas is our District-wide learning management system. Using Canvas, teachers can collaborate to build world-class, student-centered experiences delivered in person, distance, or hybrid. Canvas allows each student’s learning to be in one central place. In addition, parents are able to observe and access their child’s classroom experience.

All parents and caregivers should create a Canvas Observer Account (parent account). 

Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Parents and guardians can access attendance, schedule, fees, and final grade reports in their Infinite Campus Parent Portal. If you have not logged in for a while, this is a great time to check your contact information and to verify that your census and ethnicity information is up to date. If you have a student attending North Junior High or West Junior High, you will also use the parent portal to view assignment scores. If you do not currently have an account, you can request an account on our website.

School Closings, Emergencies, and eLearning Days
Our email notification system will be used to inform you about unexpected delays, school closings, or a need to shift to eLearning. We will also post this information on our website (, social media, and television stations such as WCCO TV (Channel 4), KSTP TV (Channel 5), KMSP TV (Channel 9), and KARE (Channel 11). An announcement will be sent as early as 5:30 a.m. when a school needs to close, start late, or shift to eLearning. Early dismissal from in-person school will be announced approximately one hour before dismissal.

Hopkins offers translation and interpreter services for families whose primary language is not English.

Gatewood News

Spanish and multilingual learners forge bonds through language exchange

Multilingual and Spanish students are breaking language barriers and building bridges in a unique collaboration, fostering not only linguistic proficiency but also cultural validation.

Two Hopkins teachers named Minnesota Teacher of the Year Finalists

Laura Jensen from Hopkins North Middle School and Ellen Wu from Alice Smith Elementary have been named Minnesota Teacher of the Year Finalists!

Hopkins VirtualEDU Redefines Online Learning

Read more about VirtualEDU's story here.

Hopkins science teacher wins national award

West Middle School science teacher Sami Peterson was named the recipient of the 2024 Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers from the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA).

52nd Annual HHS Pops Concert

This year’s theme was ‘DANCE!’, and featured guest artists in movement, improvisation, and dance across the Twin Cities.

Important MCA Information

Find out detailed information regarding the administration of the MCAs.