Mankato Area Public Schools will celebrate the start of the school year with an all-staff welcome on Thursday, September 2 at Riverfront Park/Vetter Stone Amphitheater located at 309 W. Rock Street, Mankato (in case of inclement weather: East High School Gymnasium located at 2600 Hoffman Road, Mankato).

All school buildings and offices will close from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., to allow all district staff an opportunity to participate.