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New School Year Begins August 21

Students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will begin the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
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Students in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will begin the 2012-13 school year on Tuesday, Aug. 21. The first day of classes will be an early dismissal day for most students. (Taylor Elementary School began classes in July and will not dismiss early.)

Middle and high schools will dismiss at 12:30 p.m.  Elementary schools will dismiss at 1:30 p.m.  Families can find the complete school year calendar on the District web site here.

As students prepare to begin the new school year, District administrators offer the following tips to help families get off to a great start: