Bancroft - An IB World School



Check out our Information Presentation (pdf)


 Bancroft will continue as an IB-PYP school for the 2021-2022 school year!

Bancroft is an IB World School. The Primary Years Programme is a world-renowned curriculum framework from the International Baccalaureate (IB) designed to encourage students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens.   Learn more about the IB PYP at Bancroft.

Return to In-Person Learning


See Bancroft's Presentation (pdf) for details about our return to in-person learning.

  • Feb 1-5 - NO SCHOOL - Teachers prepare for the return to in-person learning.
  • Feb 8 – Hi5 & K return to in-person
  • Feb 10 – Grades 1 & 2 return to in-person
  • Feb 15 – NO SCHOOL, President’s Day
  • Feb 16 – NO SCHOOL, Conferences
  • Feb 22 – Grades 3-5 return to in-person

NOTE: Until their grade is assigned to return to in-person learning, students will continue distance learning.

Families who have chosen to continue distance learning will have the same days off as those who have chosen in-person learning.


Bancroft Spirit Week


  • Monday, January 25th - Book Character / Superhero Day
  • Tuesday, January 26th - Chill Day
  • Wednesday, January 27th - World Day
  • Thursday, January 28th - School Spirit Day
  • Friday, January 29th - NO SCHOOL - Teacher record-keeping/grading day

Go to our Bancroft Facebook to post your student's photos.

Thanks to our 5th Grade IB Ambassadors!


Learn More About Bancroft

To our new families joining Bancroft
for the 2021-2022 school year,


We're looking forward to connecting with you and sharing our amazing school community!

Find out more about Bancroft, our mission, IB, and what great things we have to offer.

More FAQ's!

Meet the Bancroft staff


CDD Transition for 2021-2022

To our current Bancroft Families:

The MPS Comprehensive District Design will be implemented for the 2021-2022 school year. Your family should have received a letter or email from MPS with information about your child’s assigned community school for next year. We at Bancroft hope we can support your family in the CDD transition.  
Click here for more information.
Transición CDD - español        
CDD Transition - Soomaali

Explore your MPS School Request Options



MENU: January 25-31

Meal box distribution sites in the Bancroft area include: Andersen, Folwell, Green, Keewaydin, Wellstone, Sullivan*, Sanford, South and Roosevelt*.

Each box contains 7 breakfasts and 7 lunches and includes fresh produce, whole grains, and familiar school favorites. Milk offered on request.
And SUPER SNACKS! High protein paired with fresh fruits & veggies! 

More details from MPS Culinary & Wellness about meal boxes



Every Wednesday is a Flexible Learning Day at Bancroft. This is in alignment with Governor Walz’s recent Executive Order 20-94 to address students’ academic and engagement needs as part of distance learning.

What does this mean for Bancroft students?

  • Morning meeting at 9:00 as usual. 
  • attend live scheduled meetings with specialists and support staff
  • meet one-on-one and in small groups as determined by teachers
  • complete previously assigned tasks
  • work on Dreambox and Lexia to meet weekly minute goals
  • take time for off-screen, project-based learning.

Attendance based on participation in morning meeting and activities on Seesaw.

This weekly day of flexible learning will allow for more preparation for teaching and learning, effective student engagement and outreach to families

Read Principal De Paz's letter here.      
Lea la carta del Director De Paz en español aquí.    
Halkan ka aqri warqadda Mr. De Paz oo ku qoran af Soomaali.  


Bancroft Student Directory

The Bancroft PTO is providing a digital opt-in student directory to help classmates and families stay in touch with each other outside of school. Now more than ever our Bancroft School community wants to be connected with each other.

Register for the Student Directory here - sharing only the information you choose.

The digital directory is updated regularly, and the link shared with participants.

Contact the Bancroft PTO with questions:


Bell Times for 2021-2022

The MPS Board of Education has approved new school day start/end times for the 2021-2022 academic year to accommodate After-School Programs, improve on-time transportation, as well as save on transportation costs. 

Bancroft's bell times for the next school year will be 9:10am to 3:40pm.

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El Directivo de Educación de MPS ha aprobado nuevas horas de inicio y finalización del día escolar para el año académico 2021-2022  - para adaptarse a los programas extracurriculares, mejorar el transporte a tiempo y ahorrar en costos de transporte.

El horario de Bancroft para el próximo año escolar será de 9:10 am a 3:40 pm.


Fix for iPad Connection

If your student is having problems connecting to classes and apps with their iPad, please follow these instructions to update the device:

  • Go to Settings
  • Click on GlobalProtect
  • Click on Notifications
  • Change to “Allow”
  • Return to iPad home screen - find GlobalProtect App.
  • When it opens, you will see MPS-Student and Password.
  • Enter student username and password, and connect.

Or watch this step-by-step VIDEO


Be good to your eyes!

Relieving eyestrain: Tips for students and families
More information here)

  • Adjust screen brightness and color
  • Take frequent breaks
  • Work in a properly lit area
  • Reduce screen glare
  • Clean your screen
  • 20-20-20: 20-second break every 20 minutes by looking at an object 20 feet away


Bancroft on Minnesota Public Radio

Our brand new kitchen and our discerning students were featured in an MPR News story, "Schools add healthy, local to the menu - and some kids eat it up."

Check out the MPR video too!


School Supplies for Distance Learning

Click here for suggested school supplies for learning at home.


We ALL Belong at Bancroft!

TODOS pertenecemos a Bancroft!!

Annagu dhan waxaan ka tirsan mahay Bancroft!