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Your 2021 Back-To-School Information Guide for Fort Collins & NoCo

Kids are heading back to school soon! Here's everything you need to know.

By Melissa Shrader Editor/Publisher Fort Collins Macaroni Kid August 5, 2021

Hard to believe, but the first day of school for kids in Fort Collins, Wellington, and Noco is coming up FAST! Looking for school calendars in Larimer County? Fun back to school events in Northern Colorado? Where to get your kid's back to school haircut or go back-to-school shopping in Fort Collins and the surrounding areas? We have it all, plus advice and tips for dealing with that first day anxiety, printables to make those first day pics special, and even ideas on what to pack for lunch! Check it all out here!



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School calendars for Fort Collins & NoCo

Poudre School District (additional calendars)
First day for Poudre Schools: August 16th (Transition Day Aug. 13 6th & 9th Grade)

Thompson School District (additional calendars)
First day for Thompson Schools: August 17th (Transition day Aug. 16 6th and 9th Grade)

Loveland Classical
First day for Loveland Classical: August 31 for all grades

Immanuel Lutheran School
First day for Immanuel: 1-8th grade Aug. 16, Kindergarten Aug. 17, Preschool Aug. 18

Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School
First day for St. John: Aug. 23 K-8th, 

Resurrection Christian School
First day for RCS: Aug. 17th K-12 (Aug. 16 Transition for 6th and 9th grade) 

Ridgeview Classical School
First day for Ridgeview: Aug. 23.

Fort Collins Montessori School
First day for FCMS: Aug. 16

Polaris Expeditionary School
First day for Polaris: 6-12 Aug. 13, K-5 Aug. 16.

Fort Collins Montessori School
First day for FCMS: Aug. 16

Mountain Sage Community School
First day for Mountain Sage: 6-8 Aug. 16, K-5 Aug. 17.

Rivendell School
First day for Rivendell: Aug. 24

Weld County RE-4
First day for Weld County: Aug. 11

Weld County RE-5J
First day for Weld County: 1-12th grades Aug. 16, PreK K Aug. 18

Does your school want their calendar included? Just let me know melissas@macaronikid.com



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Back to school haircuts in Fort Collins & NoCo

Looking for a great spot for a back to school haircut? 

Cookie Cutters
1617 Fall River Drive, Loveland, CO 80538 970-692-7886

Top Knot Salon
345 N Jefferson Ave, Loveland, Colorado 80537 970-672-7058

Salon Salon
2580 E Harmony Rd #100, Fort Collins, CO 80528 970-223-0773

Buzz & Bliss
4019 S. Mason Street Suite 1 Fort Collins  970-223-2121

Know of a back-to-school haircut event or stylist in  NoCo? Email melissas@macaronikid.com with the details and we'll get it added!



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Back to school shopping in Fort Collins & NoCo

There's the big box stores, of course, but you can also support locally-owned businesses when doing your back to school shopping! Here are some of our favorite places for shopping for school supplies and clothes in NoCo that are locally owned:

Knowledge Bound - 

has resources for Teachers, parents and homeschoolers.
1290 Main Street, Windsor, CO 80550

Learning Express

Has fun things for students, teachers and homeschoolers.
4357 Corbett Drive, Ft. Collins, CO 80525

Have a favorite locally owned spot for back-to-school shopping you don't see listed here? Email melissas@macaronikid.com and we'll get it added!


More tips to make this school year in Fort Collins a great one:

FREE printables to make those first day of school pictures extra special!


5 Teacher-Approved Tips to Make Back-to-School Time Great

Foods that Make the Grade: Bento Box School Lunch Ideas