Minneapolis Public Schools students return to school the day after Labor Day this year. Martha Swanson, Interim Director, Enrollment and Student Placement says Tuesday, September 3rd is the first day of school for grades 1 through twelve. Younger students, including those in Kindergarten, start a day later. Swanson is a scheduled guest this morning on KMOJ and is set to appear with Freddie Bell and Chantel SinGs. (Mornings 6a -10a ) In previous years, the school year began before Labor Day.