Rock Ridge

Welcome to North Star Elementary

Welcome Back From Principal Scott Manni

As we approach the new school year, I am thrilled to extend my warmest welcome to both returning and new families to North Star Elementary.  My name is Scott Manni and I am honored to serve as Principal. I am truly excited about the upcoming academic year and the countless opportunities it holds for our students to learn, grow, and flourish. Our open house is scheduled for Thursday, August 31st from 3:30 – 5:30 P.M. where you will find out who your student is going to have for a teacher.

At North Star, we believe that every child is unique and has the potential to excel in various aspects of their lives. Our dedicated team of teachers and staff is committed to creating a nurturing and inclusive environment where each student feels safe, supported, and inspired to reach their full potential.

Throughout the school year, we will focus on providing a comprehensive and well-rounded education that emphasizes academic excellence, character development, and the cultivation of critical thinking skills. Our curriculum is designed to challenge and engage students while fostering creativity and a love for learning.

Parental involvement and support play a crucial role in a child’s education, and we encourage you to actively participate in school activities, events, PTA, and parent-teacher conferences. Our school thrives when we work together as a community, and your partnership is invaluable.

As the first day of school approaches, I encourage you to take the time to reconnect with your child and discuss their aspirations for the new academic year. Together, let us set goals and support our students in achieving them.

Thank you for entrusting us with your child’s education. I am eagerly looking forward to meeting each one of you and partnering with you in creating a successful and enriching learning journey for our students.

If you have any questions or require assistance before the school year begins, please feel free to contact the school office, (218) 742-3944. School supply lists are available here on our website. Transportation information will be mailed prior to school starting.


  • The doors will open at 7:45 A.M. Students should not arrive before this time. Bus drop off will be on Fayal Ave. Breakfast will be served to students starting at this time. Students will be on the playground or eating breakfast until the start of school at 8:05 A.M.
  • Remember that every Wednesday is an early release day and dismissal is an hour early at 1:55 P.M. Please arrange your child’s after school plan accordingly. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday release times are 2:55 P.M.
  • If you are picking up a student or dropping items off, please use door #11, Elba Ave. All items must be brought to the office.
  • If your address or phone number changes during the school year, it is VERY IMPORTANT to contact the office immediately with the new information.
  • Please have your child be prepared and dressed appropriately for the weather. We will have recess every day unless it is raining, or the temperature is too cold.
  • Please label ALL of your child’s belongings with their name. This includes lunch pails, jackets, shoes, boots, snow pants, backpacks, sweatshirts, water bottles, etc.
  • It is out protocol to have your child follow their normal after school plans unless you have provided a note/email/phone call stating otherwise. If you have last minute after school changes, please make all attempts to notify the office before 2:30 P.M.
  • If your child is sick, or not attending school for the day, please call the office (218)742-3944. You can find all the details about attendance in the Student handbook.
  • All students may be photographed for school related purposes unless we hear differently from you.
  • Please remember that teachers are busy instructing during the school day. All calls will be transferred to voicemail, and emails/messages will be returned at the teacher’s earliest convenience. If you have an immediate concern, please call the office.

Construction & Transitions

The vacant Franklin Elementary building in Eveleth will be home to North Star students (grades 3-6) and staff during the two-year construction process of the new North Star Elementary in Virginia. Once construction is completed, the new North Star will open its doors for students to begin learning Fall of 2024.

Here is a Q&A with a wealth of information about all of the building transitions and upcoming elementary attendance boundaries:

Walk/Self-Transport Zone for the 2024-2025 School Year

The Rock Ridge School Board approved the outlined self-transport zone around North Star Elementary in Virginia beginning with the 2024-2025 school year. With the guidance of routing consultants and administration, students residing within the boundary will walk or self-transport to the new North Star Elementary. The reason for this self transport zone is to address bus driver shortages that are being experienced in the district.

  • The west side of the boundary will run from 8th St. So. to Chestnut St. along 9th Ave. So.
  • The north side of the boundary will run from 9th Ave. So. to 2nd Ave. So. along Chestnut St.
  • The east side of the boundary will run from Chestnut St. to 8th St. So. along 2nd Ave. So.
  • The south side of the boundary will run from 2nd Ave. So. to 9th Ave. So. along 8th St. So.

Rock Ridge Public Schools Since 2020

Rock Ridge Public Schools combines the communities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Virginia into a progressive school district embracing an academy style high school to provide students with a real world learning environment.

North Star Elementary School

602 Fayal Ave
Eveleth, MN 55734

Mailing: 411 5th Ave S
Virginia, MN 55792

(218) 742-3944

8:05 AM - 2:55 PM MTRF
8:05 AM - 1:55 PM W