Pine River-Backus School District

401 Murray Ave, P.O. Box 610, Pine River, MN 56474

218-587-8000 | | ISD 2174

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Welcome to the PR-B website! You will find the Parent, Student and Staff pages under Resource Pages at the top of the screen. For the Lunch Menu and Job Opportunities, look under School District. You will find the Announcements, Calendars and Streaming Events links under the Welcome heading.

  • Tuesday, September 3 - First Day of School

Conferences & Open House

Kindergarten-Grade 4 Conferences will be held by appointment on Wednesday, August 28th from 12:00pm-7:30 pm and on Thursday, August 29th from 8:00am-3:30 pm. Families received their time in the mail. Please make every effort to attend with your student.

5-6 Grade Open House will take place on Wednesday, August 28th. There will be two meetings held with students and families 3:30 & 5:30. Please try to attend one of the meetings with your child. Teachers will be available and students will be able to practice getting into their lockers.

We look forward to seeing you all very soon!!

PR-B conducts strategic planning; district looking for input via survey

The Pine River-Backus School District is in the initial stage of developing a strategic plan. The school board is working with the Minnesota School Boards Association (MSBA) to provide guidance and assist with the planning.

The school board is seeking input from school district residents and staff to help in identifying the school district’s strengths and areas for improvement. School district residents and staff can give the school board feedback by completing the “PR-B Strategic Planning Survey 2019.” The information gathered from the survey will be analyzed by the MSBA and used to help identify school district strategic priorities.

Click this link to access the “PR-B Strategic Planning Survey.” The survey is open until 5pm on June 7. Thank you for taking the time to participate. (

Food Service - 2019-2020

Notice to all families - access to the Federal program allowing the school to offer free lunches to all students is expiring. Starting September 2019 the district will revert to regular lunch pricing. Lunches will be $1.60/meal for grades 5-12. Price for K-4 lunch is $1.55. Breakfasts will remain free to all students. Applications for free/reduced lunch will be available at high school orientation days and open houses at the start of the 2019-20 school year. Questions, please contact Food Service at (218) 587-2865.

Summer Food Service Program (SFSP)

Free Breakfast and/or Lunch for children up to age 18 are provided at SFSP meal sites across the state. Breakfast and lunch will be served at Pine River-Backus on weekdays, August 5-22 with breakfast being from 8-9 am and lunch from 11- 12 pm. Adults are welcome but must pay. (Breakfast $2.30 Lunch $ 4.05)

There are five easy ways to locate other SFSP meal sites based on a location:

  • Download the Summer Eats Minnesota Mobile App, OR search the app store on your smartphone or device for the free app "Summer Eats Minnesota."
  • Text "Summer Meals" to 97779. Spanish speakers, text "Verano" to 97779.
  • Link to USDA Interactive Map Summer Food Rocks.
  • Call the National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-Hungry or 1-877-8-HAMBRE, available from Monday through Friday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m., Central Time.
  • Call the 2-1-1 Hotline or from cell phones – Twin Cities Metro Area: 651-291-0211; Greater Minnesota: 800-543-7709; TTY: 651-291-8440.


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