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Back to School

This is an exciting time as we prepare for the 2021-22 school year, a return to full-time, in-person school five days a week! The resources on this page will help you prepare your student for learning on the first day of school.


COVID Safety

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We are excited to welcome students back to school buildings full-time this fall! To ensure safety for our students, staff and families, we will continue to follow requirements set by the Washington State Department of Health.

Learn more

News & Updates

When is the first day of school?

September 1, 2021.

WEB and LINK days traditionally help students entering grades 6 and 9 make an easier transition into their new school community. Middle and high school staff will work with student leaders to plan this programming and will send all first-day details directly to families. All families with students in choice schools and special programs will also receive first-day details directly from their administrators.

Many schools will participate in a staggered start for kindergarten - half of their students will come to school on Sept. 1, half on Sept. 2, and all will attend together on Sept. 3. Your principal will be sending specific details regarding your student’s first day of school in the coming weeks.


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


The side of a Northshore School District bus

Bus routes for the 2021-22 school year will be available later in August.

Transportation Info

Health Services

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Nurses will collect student health information 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