Below are remaining key dates leading to the start of the 2019-20 school year in Cambridge and Deerfield. For more information, contact the Cambridge district office at (608) 423-4345 or the Deerfield district office at (608) 764-5431.


Tuesday, Aug. 27: 4K Orientation

The Cambridge Elementary School family orientation evening is Aug. 27 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Cambridge Elementary School, 802 W. Water St. Morning 4K classes will meet from 5-5:45 p.m. and the afternoon class will meet 5:45-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday Aug. 28: Open Houses

There will be open houses at the elementary, middle and high schools on Aug. 28. Cambridge Elementary is holding its “Ready-Set-Go” night at 802 W. Water St. from 4-6 p.m. Nikolay Middle School is having an open house at 211 South St. Cambridge High School, located at 403 Blue Jay Way, is holding an open house and parent information night.

Aug. 27-28: Supply kit pick-up

Families can pick up their supply kits at 4K orientation Aug. 27 and Aug. 28 at Cambridge Elementary School’s Ready, Set Go night or Nikolay Middle School’s open house. Extra items will also be for sale. Not included in the kits are backpacks, spare clothes, an art shirt, headphones and optional items. More information:

Tuesday, Sept. 3: First Day

Sept. 3 is the first day of school for the Cambridge district.


Wednesday, Aug. 28: Expect Success

Expect Success Night, an open house for students and parents, will be Aug. 28 from 5-8 p.m. at the Deerfield middle-high school, 300 Simonson Blvd.

Wednesday, Aug. 28: Conferences

Deerfield Elementary School is holding conferences Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 340 W. Quarry St. This event is new this year, replacing open house or expect success. It’s the first of three parent-teacher conferences for 2019-20. Students and parents can build a relationship with teachers, talk about expectations, share curriculum and drop off school supplies. Families should sign up for a conference on Skyward or at registration Aug. 6.

Tuesday, Sept. 3: First Day

Sept. 3 is the first day of school for Deerfield students.

Wednesday, Sept. 11: PTO Meeting

The Deerfield Elementary School PTO will meet Sept. 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the DES Library at 340 W. Quarry St. Babysitting is provided.

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