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Back to School

This is an exciting time as we prepare for the 2023-24 school year, the resources on this page will help you prepare your student for learning on the first day of school.


News & Updates

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The first day of school for the 2023-24 school year for most students is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Please note, it is a full day of school, not an Early Release Wednesday. Please read more for specific details, as some grade levels begin on different dates.

When is the first day of school?

September 6, 2023

The first day of school for the 2032-24 school year for most students is Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023. Please note, it is a full day of school, not an Early Release Wednesday.

Elementary Families

Grades 1-5 students start Wednesday, Sept. 6.

Most kindergarten students will have a staggered start in support of WaKids family conferences. Please refer to information from your school for more specific details about your kindergarten student's experience.

Middle and High School Families

Grades 6 and 9 students start Wednesday, Sept. 6 (with the exception of Innovation Lab HS and SAS -- students in all grades begin Sept. 6)

All other middle and high school students will start school on Thursday, Sept 7. 

More information about your specific school or program start date will be communicated directly from your student’s school.


Enroll Your Student

New to Northshore? Use our online process to enroll your student in grades K-12. Interested in preschool? Visit our Early Childhood page for more information about enrolling for preschool.


Start & Dismissal

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Find out when your school begins and dismisses each day.


School Supplies

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School supplies are requested but not required.

See Supply Lists

Breakfast & Lunch

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Learn about menus, payments, and free or reduced price meals.

Food Services


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Bus routes for the 2023-24 school year are now available.

Transportation Info

Health Services

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Depending on the student's needs, health forms may be required each year.

Download Health Forms

Get Involved!

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PTSA & PTA parent volunteers work for the benefit of all children.

Find Your PTSA or PTA


Frequently Asked Questions