The Main Things

An MSD Communication that Cuts out the Clutter!

August 16, 2022

Back to School 2022, Elementary School Supplies and Healthy Start Block Party are the Main Things!

Main Thing 1: Back to School!

Can you believe it? The first day of school is right around the corner:

  • 1st - 6th, 7th & 9th Grade First Day: August 29

  • 8th and 10th-12th First Day: August 30

  • Kindergarten First Day: September 1 with soft start appointments starting Aug. 29 (your school will contact you with more information!)

Are you registered for the new school year? Our offices are open! If you’re new or starting a new school, come see us! See you soon!

Main Thing 2: Elementary School Supplies Provided by MSD

In the Medford School District, we embrace feedback and we know many families are experiencing some level of financial difficulty making it challenging to purchase school supplies. We want to ease some of the costs associated with the rising prices in stores as you send your child back to school. That’s why we are providing school supplies for all elementary school students (and Ruch K-8) this year. Parents will not need to purchase items from their school’s supply list for any elementary school child.


The Medford School District will purchase the items your child has traditionally needed to bring to class. Those supplies will go straight to the classroom, ready for your child to use on the first day of school.


If you’ve already purchased school supplies for the year, you may send them to school with your student. Your contribution to the classroom is greatly appreciated. School supply lists are posted on school websites.


We do ask that students come to school with a backpack for any materials that need to come home from school as well as a water bottle.


Families of middle and high school students will still need to purchase supplies this year, however, if you are not able to, please let your school know and they will support you.

Main Thing 3: Healthy Start Block Party

We are Partnering with Jackson Care Connect and dozens of local organizations for a Healthy Start Back to School Block Party! Come get your well child checkup, dental screening, and more health offerings. In addition to free haircuts and face painting! You can also grab dinner for local food trucks on us!


Well Child checks, dental screenings, free food and more! It’s all happening Wednesday, August 17th 3-7 p.m. at Jackson Elementary.

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