Your 2023 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 6, 2023

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. 16th for 6th & 9th Grade)

Thompson School District (English) (Spanish-Espagnole) (additional calendars)
First day for Thompson Schools: August 15th (Transition day Aug. 14th for Kindergarten, 6th and 9th Grade)

Loveland Classical
First day for Loveland Classical: August 29th for all grades

Immanuel Lutheran School
First day for Immanuel: 1-8th grade Aug. 14th, Kindergarten Aug. 15th, Preschool Aug. 16th

Saint John the Evangelist Catholic School
First day for St. John: Aug. 16th, Preschool, JrK, & Kindergarten Aug. 18th.

Resurrection Christian School (Additional calendars)
First day for RCS: Aug. 15th K-12 

Ridgeview Classical School
First day for Ridgeview: Aug. 21st.

Fort Collins Montessori School (additional calendar)
First day for FCMS: Aug. 17th 5 and up, 22nd for 4 yo., 25th for 3 yo.

Polaris Expeditionary School
First day for Polaris: 6&9 transition day Aug. 16th, Aug. 17th for all students.

Mountain Sage Community School
First day for Mountain Sage: Aug. 16th First Day of School for Grades 1-8 and Homeschool Enrichment Group B, Aug. 17th First Day of School for Kindergarten, Aug. 21st First Day of School for Homeschool Enrichment Group A.

Rivendell School (additional calendar)
First day for Rivendell: Aug. 22nd.

Weld County RE-4 
First day for Weld County: Aug. 16th. Kindergarten Aug. 17th.

Weld County RE-5J (additional calendars)
First day for Weld County: Aug. 11th 6 & 9 grade transition day, 1st - 12th grade Aug. 14th, Pre K - K Aug. 16th.

Does your school want their calendar included? Just let me know

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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


3153 N Garfield Ave Loveland, CO 80538, (970) 776-9713

3307 S College Ave Suite 112 Fort Collins CO 80525, (970) 472-4163

Renzos Barbershop
1720 W Mulberry St, B8, FORT COLLINS, Colorado 80521, (970) 821-7966

Studio 7 Organic Salon

14170 County Rd 7, Mead, Co 80542, Text Me @ 303-875-1781

Know of a back-to-school haircut event or stylist in  NoCo? Email 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 - 

Will be closing this fall. This will be their last Back to School season.

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 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