Your Back-To-School Guide for Sacramento

Kids are heading back to school soon! Here's everything you need to know.

By Jamie Bondoc August 1, 2023

Get ready, families of Sacramento! The countdown has begun, and the first day of school for your little ones in Sacramento is just around the corner. 

We've got you covered with the ultimate guide to kickstart the school year. Looking for school calendars in Sacramento? Fun back-to-school events in Sacramento? 

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:

School Calendars for Sacramento

Center Joint Unified

First day for CJUSD (K-12): August 7

Elk Grove Unified

First day for EGUSD (K-12): August 10

Elverta Joint

First day for EJESD (K-8): August 10

Folsom Cordova Unified

First day for FCUSD (K-12): August 8

Natomas Unified

First day for NUSD (K-12): August 10

River Delta Unified

First day for RDUSD (K-12): August 9


First day for RUSD (K-6): August 14

Sacramento City Unified

First day for SCUSD (K-12): August 31

San Juan Unified

First day for San Juan (K-12): August 10

Twin Rivers Unified

First day for TRUSD (K-12): August 17

Back To School Events In Sacramento

Single Mom Strong’s Backpack and School Supply Distribution

Free school supplies available for children of single moms. Read through event listing for registration requirements. August 5

MHCC Backpack Giveaway

YPCE staff are hosting a fun day of unity and positivity! August 5

Back To School Barbeque

BBQ, fun activities, school supplies and more presented by St. HOPE! August 10

Back To School Party

Free entertainment and school supplies presented by the Polynesian Sisterhood and Mutual Assistance network. Registration encouraged. August 12

Back 2 School Supply Day

Come pick out free supplies to get you, your students, or your classroom ready for the new year. August 12

Power of Giving Back to School Family Event

Get ready to celebrate the joy of giving and support our community's students as they prepare for the new school year. Free event, tickets required. August 12

Back To School Giveaway & Party

The Rich Groomer is throwing an awesome party with food, vendors, jump houses, face paint, live music, raffles & more! August 13

Free Haircut Tuesday - Back To School

Free haircuts, school supply giveaway, music, food vendors and raffle just for K-12 students. August 22

Know of a community back-to-school event in Sacramento we're missing? Add it to our Macaroni Sacramento calendar now!

FREE Transit for Youth in Sacramento

The RydeFreeRT program offers fare-free transit for youth and students in grades TK through 12. With RydeFreeRT, youth can ride the entire SacRT transit network, including SacRT buses, light rail, and SmaRT Ride on-demand microtransit service for FREE!. RydeFreeRT is available all day, any day of the week, all year during regular SacRT service hoursi

More tips to make this school year in Sacramento a great one:

Free Back-to-School Printables to Celebrate that First Day

5 Teacher-Approved Tips to Make Back-to-School Time Great

Bento Box School Lunch Ideas