Back to School Information

Back to School graphic

It’s August, so that means that the kids will be going back to (or starting) school soon. Are you ready? If you’re like me, you haven’t even though about school yet (besides knowing when it’s starting). Below, you will find information about most schools and districts in SLO County, including when school starts, ends, winter & spring breaks and back to school info. Some information was not available, but links to the school district and school websites are included as available.

Public Schools

Almond Acres Charter Academy

​1601 L St., San Miguel

  • School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 15
  • Winter Break will be held Friday, Dec. 21 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Atascadero Unified School District

  • School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 15
  • Winter Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Atascadero High School

  • First Day Packets are available Wednesday, Aug. 1 and Thursday, Aug. 2 from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, Aug 3 from 4 to 7 p.m., in the AHS lower parking lot at stadium ticket booth.
  • Registration and class schedule distribution will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon and 4 to 7 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon in AHS Gym.
  • Night of Welcome for freshmen will take place on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 to 10 p.m. in AHS Gym.
  • Freshmen Parent Orientation will take place on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 7 to 8 p.m. in AHS Gym.
  • Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 21 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Atascadero Middle School

  • Registration Packet Pick-up will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 and Friday, Aug. 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the AMS front office.
  • Eighth grade registration will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in AMS’ Baro Gym.
  • Seventh grade registration will take place on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Baro Gym.
  • Sixth grade registration will take place on Friday, Aug. 10 form 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Baro Gym.
  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Atascadero Fine Arts Academy

  • Seventh and Eighth grade textbook check out will take place on Monday, Aug. 13.
  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5:30 

Carissa Plains Elementary School

  • Back to School Night–information is not available at this time

Creston Elementary School

  • Back to School Night–information is not available at this time

Monterey Road Elementary School

  • A Meet and Greet/Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

San Benito Road Elementary School

  • Class lists will be posted on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 4 p.m.
  • Open House will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m.

San Gabriel Road Elementary School

  • Meet Your Teacher Tuesday Aug 14 at 4:00 p.m. 

Santa Margarita Elementary School

  • Kindergarten Tea will be held on Tuesday, Aug 14 from 2 to 3 p.m.

Santa Rosa Academic Academy

  • Meet Your Teacher will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 4:30.

Bellvue-Santa Fe Charter School

1401 San Luis Bay Drive, San Luis Obispo

  • School begins on Monday, Sept. 10
  • Winter Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Wednesday, June 19, 2019
  • Class list posted on Friday, Sept 7 at 1 p.m.
  • Classrooms open for visitation on Friday, Sept. 7 from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Sept. 20

Cayucos Elementary District

301 Cayucos Drive, Cayucos

  • School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • Winter Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Monday, April 15 through Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Wednesday, June 6, 2019
  • Pick up packets for all students will take place on Monday, Aug. 7
  • Back to School Night will be held on Monday, Aug. 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Coast Unified School District

  • School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • Winter Break will be held Saturday, Dec. 22 through Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Monday, April 15 through Friday, April 19, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Coast Uinion High School

  • No information available

Santa Lucia Middle School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 5:00 p.m.

Cambria Grammar School
  no information available


Lucia Mar Unified School District

  • School begins on Thursday, Aug. 16
  • Winter Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 11, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Monday, April 22 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Friday, June 7, 2019

Arroyo Grande High School

  • Link Crew Freshman Orientation will be held on Monday, Aug. 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Back to School Night Thursday Sept. 6 from 5-7 p.m.

Central Coast New Tech High School.

  • New Student Orientation Friday, Aug. 10 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
  • New family Beach Night will take place on Friday, Aug. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Lopez High School

  • Back to School Night Dinner will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Judkins Middle School

  • No information posted at this time

Mesa Middle School

  • No information posted at this time

Paulding Middle School

  • First day Thursday, Aug. 16. 
  • “Make up Orientation” Wednesday, Aug. 15 9-10 a.m. PE Clothes for sale in the gym from 9-11:30 a.m.

Branch Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Dana Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Dorthea Lange Elementary School

  • Back to School Night Thursday, Aug. 23 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Fairgrove Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Grover Beach Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Grover Heights Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Harloe Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Nipomo Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Ocean View Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Oceano Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Shell Beach Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Paso Robles Joint Unified School District

  • Kindergarten Welcome meetings for parents of incoming kindergartners will take place on Monday, Aug. 13 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. at each elementary school in its multipurpose room.
  • Elementary New Student Welcome Monday August 13 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • School begins on Thursday, Aug. 16
  • Winter Break will be held Friday, Dec. 21 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Friday, June 7, 2019

Aeries Parent Portal Assistance 

  • Paso Robles High School Thursday, August 2 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, August 7 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Paso Robles High School (for more Back-to-School info, CLICK HERE)

  • Parent Orientation for students new to the school will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 from 8 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Freshman Orientation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon in Gil Asa Gymnasium.
  • Senior schedule and textbook pickup day will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Freshman schedule and textbook pickup day will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 8 from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Junior schedule and textbook pickup day will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.
  • Sophomore schedule and textbook pickup day will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 from noon to 3 p.m.
  • Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Liberty High School & Independence High School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

Flamson Middle School

  • Back to School Night Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 p.m to 7:00 p.m.

Lewis Middle School

  • Back to School Night Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Art Academy at Bauer Speck Elementary School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 3o from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Georgia Brown Elementary School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Kermit King Elementary School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Pat Butler Elemenary School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Virginia Peterson Elementary School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Winifred Pifer Elementary School

  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Pleasant Valley School District

2025 Ranchita Canyon Road, San Miguel

  • School begins on Thursday, Aug. 16
  • Winter Break will be held Friday, Dec. 21 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Friday, April 19 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Thursday, June 6, 2019
  • Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 14 at 6 p.m.

San Luis Coastal Unified School District

  • School begins on Monday, Aug. 20
  • Winter Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Monday, Jan. 7, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Monday, April 1 through Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Thursday, June 6, 2019

Morro Bay High School

  • Registration will take place on Friday, Aug. 10 in the big gym
  • Back to School Night no information available

Pacific Beach High School

  • Registration packets no information available

San Luis High School

  • First Day will take place on Monday, Aug 20
  • Athletic Fall Parent Night will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 16 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Back to School Night will happen on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m.

Laguna Middle School

  • Eighth grade registration no information available at this time
  • Seventh grade registration will be held in the afternoon on Monday, Aug. 13
  • Back to School Night will happen on Thursday, Aug. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Los Osos Middle School

  • No information posted at this time

Baywood Elementary School

  • Kindergarten Visitation Night will be held on Friday, Aug. 17 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Back to School Night will happen on Tuesday, Aug. 28 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Bishop’s Peak Elementary School

  • Kindergarten and new family orientation no information available at this time
  • Back to School coffee with Mr. Block no information available at this time
  • Back to School Night no information available at this time

C.L. Smith Elementary School

  • Superstar Startup Day will happen on Thursday, Aug. 16
  • TK and Kindergarten Meet and Greet no information available at this time
  • Third and fourth grade behavior expectations tour no information available at this time
  • Back to School Night no information available at this time

Del Mar Elementary School

  • Classroom placement emails no information available at this time
  • Kindergarten Parent Orientation no information available at this time
  • Kindergarten classroom tour no information available at this time
  • Back to School Night will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 5:45 p.m.

Hawthorne Elementary School

  • Class lists will be posted on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4:00 p.m.
  • First day of preschool will be on Monday, Aug. 27
  • Back to School Night will happen on Thursday, Aug. 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Los Ranchos Elementary School

  • No information posted at this time

Monarch Grove Elementary School

  • TK and kindergarten Popsicle Pop-in will happen on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monarch Mingle will take place on Thursday, Aug. 17 from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 6:00 p.m.

Pacheco Elementary School

  • Class lists posted on Friday, Aug. 17 at 3:00 p.m.
  • Back to School Night will happen on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 5:30 p.m.

Sinsheimer Elementary School

  • PTA New Family Welcome will be held on Thursday, Aug. 23 
  • Back to School Night will happen on Wednesday, Aug. 29 from 5:15 to 8:15 p.m.

Teach Elementary School

  • Ice Cream Social will take place on Friday, Aug. 17 from 2 to 3 p.m.
  • Back to School Night will happen on Monday, Aug. 27 

San Miguel Joint Unified School District

  • Kindergarten Welcome meetings no information available at this time
  • Elementary New Student Orientation Meeting no information available at this time
  • School begins no information available at this time
  • Winter Break no information available at this time
  • Spring Break no information available at this time
  • Last day of school no information available at this time

Back to School Nights

  • Middle schools, no information available at this time
  • Elementary schools, no information available at this time

Templeton Unified School District

  • School begins no information available at this time
  • Winter Break no information available at this time
  • Spring Break no information available at this time
  • Last day of school no information available at this time

Templeton High School

  • Junior & Senior pictures and schedules pick up no information available at this time
  • Freshman & Sophomore pictures and schedules pick up no information available at this time
  • Senior Parent Night no information available at this time
  • Back to School Night no information available at this time

Templeton Middle School

  • Packet return and schedule pick up no information available at this time
  • Back to School Night no information available at this time

Templeton Elementary School

  • Class lists posted no information available at this time
  • Kindergarten Popsicle Pop-In no information available at this time
  • First grade Meet and Greet no information available at this time

Vineyard Elementary School

  • Class lists posted no information available at this time
  • Back to School Night third grades no information available at this time
  • Back to School Night for fourth and fifth grades no information available at this time

Trivium Charter School

9333 Santa Barbara Road, Atascadero

  • School begins no information available at this time
  • Winter Break no information available at this time
  • Easter Break no information available at this time
  • Last day of school no information available at this time
  • Orientation will take place on Aug. 13 in Santa Maria, Aug. 14 in Lompoc, Aug 15 in Arroyo Grande and Aug. 16 in Atascadero

Private Schools

3025 Monterey Road, Atascadero

  • School begins on Monday, Sept. 10
  • Winter Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 5, 2019
  • Easter Break will be held Thursday, April 18 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Friday, June 7, 2018
  • New student orientations will be held on Friday, Sept. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (each orientation is scheduled by family)
  • Family Potluck will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m.
  • Parent Meeting (primary & kindergarten) will be held on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m.
  • Parent Meeting (toddler) will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
  • Parent Meeting (fourth-sixth grades) will be held on Tuesday, Sept .11 at 7 p.m.
  • Parent Meeting (first-third grades) will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 7 p.m.

Mission College Prepatory Catholic High School

682 Palm St., San Luis Obispo

  • School begins on Monday, Aug. 13
  • Christmas Vacation will be held Friday, Dec. 21 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Easter Vacation will be held Thursday, April 18 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Freshman and transfer orientation day no information available at this time
  • New Parent Welcome no information available at this time

North County Christian School

6225 Atascadero Mall, Atascadero

  • School begins on Monday, Aug. 13
  • Christmas Vacation will be held Friday, Dec. 21 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Easter Vacation will be held Monday, April 15 through Monday, April 22, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Friday, June 7, 2019
  • Orientation Day Thursday, Aug. 16
  • Back to School Night will take place on Thursday, Aug. 30

Santa Lucia School

1460 Plum Orchard Lane,Templeton

  • No other information is available at this time

Seventh-Day Adventist School

830 Templeton Hills Road, Templeton

  • School begins no information available at this time

St. Rose Catholic Church

900 Tucker Ave., Paso Robles

  • School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • Christmas Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
  • Easter Break will be held Thursday, April 18 through Friday, April 26, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Tuesday, June 28, 2019
  • Pre-K and first grade Family Greeting will be held on Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 
  • New Family Orientation will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. 
  • Middle school orientation will take place on Thursday, Aug. 23 at 8:00 a.m.
  • Parent volunteer orientation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m

Trinity Lutheran School

950 Creston Road, Paso Robles

  • School begins on Wednesday, Aug. 22
  • Christmas Break will be held Monday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Jan. 5, 2019
  • Spring Break will be held Monday, Jan. 2 through Friday, April 4, 2019
  • Last day of school will be on Thursday, May 23, 2019