Please click here for information regarding transportation for students on a approved waiver. 
Waiver Application Dates:
  • Waivers for the 2016-17 school year will be accepted through the end of the 2016-17 school year.

  • Waivers for the 2017-18 school year: anytime after
    • Students impacted by boundary adjustments*: October 1, 2016 
    • Grades 1-12: November 1, 2016
    • Out of District grades 1-12: December 1, 2016
    • Kindergarten: August 15, 2017

Kindergarten Waiver Information:

  • All Kindergarten students must be enrolled at their home school - waivers will be accepted beginning August 15, 2017
  • All kindergarten waivers are for one year only and does not guarantee continuation to 1st grade at that school.
  • Kindergarten waivers may be accepted at closed schools for kindergarten year only, in order to fill kindergarten classes. These waivers will not be approved until late August or early September. The school principal makes the final determination to accept/deny waiver students. Students will have to go back to their neighborhood school for 1st grade or parents may submit a waiver to a school that is open.
*Students impacted by boundary adjustments wishing to remain in their 2016-17 schools for the 2017-18 school year. Priority consideration will be given to the following grade levels, provided there is space available:

NEW Important information regarding 2017-18 waivers and registration:

  • Middle school and high school students who live in the NSD service area, please register at the school where you have a submitted and approved waiver. If you do not have an approved waiver, you will need to register at your home school.
  • Middle school and high school students that live outside of the NSD service area, please register for your requested school after you have submitted a waiver, beginning December 1, 2016.
  • Schools may be closed to waivers based on space availability either by school wide capacity or by grade level capacity.
  • In order to make sure that schools were at correct enrollment numbers, meet the expectations of boundary changes, and to implement grade configuration, WHS and BHS had to be closed so that we have the correct number of students at their service area schools.
  • AAP Students - Once you have accepted your AAP placement, you must register at the school you were placed at.  You do have the option of submitting a waiver to another AAP school,  please be aware that these waivers will not be reviewed until Spring.   

  •  Waivers for the 2018-19 school year, anytime after;
    • 1-12th grades - January 4, 2018 
    • Out of District grades 1-12 - April 1, 2018
    • Kindergarten -  August 15, 2018

General Waiver Information
  • Submission of waiver does not guarantee approval.
  • Schools are closed to waivers when there is an enrollment capacity issue.
  • No out-of-district waivers will be considered at a closed school.
  • Applications will be considered on a space available basis.
  • All in-district waivers are for one year only. Families will need to reapply every year.
  • All out-of-district waivers are for one year only. Families will need to reapply every year.
  • If a family moves out of their child’s service area school boundary or choice program feeder boundary and would like to remain in the former school(s), the parent/guardian must complete a waiver request following procedures outlined in School Board 3131P.
  • When the new boundary adjustments are implemented in the 2017-18 school year, these existing 2011-12 approved waivers will default to the pre-2017-18 feeder patterns. These would be students entering grades 7-12 in the 2017-18 school year. 
Students placed in the Junior High Advanced Academics Program (AAP)
  • You may submit a waiver to attend the alternate AAP School, on a space availability basis.
  • Siblings will be considered at the placed/requested school, provided there is space available, on a year‐to‐year basis.

For information regarding your students waiver, please select the year that your students in-district waiver was approved.

Contact Us

  • Director of Student Services
    Chris Bigelow
    Student Services Specialist
    Cathy Barela
    Return signed and completed waiver:
    Northshore School District
    Attn: Student Services
    3330 Monte Villa Parkway
    Bothell, WA 98021
    FAX: 425.408.7729 

    Waivers are too large to send via email, please send them electronically using this link:


    Do you have questions or comments regarding waivers in the Northshore School District? Please use the waiver contact form  to share your thoughts or questions. Answers to submitted questions will be posted on the Frequently Asked Questions webpage. 
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