Five elementary students waving in hallway

The 2023-24 school year was off to a strong start on Wednesday, August 30 for Holyoke’s elementary, middle, and high school students in grades 1-12. Across all of the district’s 12 school buildings—in every classroom, gymnasium, cafeteria, hallway, and playground—students were engaged in learning, connecting with their classmates and teachers, and strengthening and fueling themselves for a productive and joyful school year. The video below captures many of those moments and includes images shared by both families and district staff. 

Students in grades 1-12 will return on Tuesday, September 5 following the three-day Labor Day weekend. Students in PreK and kindergarten will start their new school year the following day, on Wednesday, September 6. 

The district’s annual calendar, community calendar of events, and school hours and bell times can be found on the Calendar page of the  district website. Bus routes and bus tracker information can be found on the Transportation page, while cafeteria menus can be found on the Food Services page.

Families and staff are encouraged to download the district’s mobile app (available on both the App Store and on Google Play) so these and other helpful resources—as well as news and photos from our schools—will be easily accessible. App users can also sign up for push notifications that are delivered directly to their mobile devices as an added convenience.