Middle school students finding their school bus at the end of a school day

Back to School

Happy new year! This is an exciting time as we prepare for the 2019-20 school year. The resources on this page will help you get ready so you can be ready for learning on the first day of school.


When is the first day of school?

It depends! To help transition students into new grades, some students start on different days. See below to find your first day.

September 4

Grades 1-5, 6, 9 and SAS

September 5

Grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12 and ATP

September 9 or 10

Kindergarten Staggered Start*

September 9

Northshore Family Partnership Grades 1-6

September 10

Northshore Networks**

September 16

Sorenson ECC and Northshore Family Partnership Kindergarten

* Kindergarten staggered start means that half of students will attend on September 9, and the other half on September 10. Your school will provide specifics regarding which day your student will attend.

** Northshore Network students will begin teacher/student meetings will be held on September 4, 5, 6 and 9.



Back to School Fair

Join the fun at the Northshore Back to School Fair Aug. 16, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at Canyon Park Middle School. This is a FREE community event for children of all ages and includes children's ID cards, activities, school and community resource information, entertainment and more. Learn more...


Start & Dismissal

Two students smiling and running from a playground.

In keeping with our commitment to address school start times, we've made adjustments to school bell time schedules for the 2019-20 school year. Any additional adjustments will be posted once they've been finalized.


School Supplies

A tote full of boxes of Crayola Crayons

School supplies are requested but not required. If purchasing school supplies creates a financial hardship, please contact the office manager and supplies will be provided for you.

See Supply Lists

Breakfast & Lunch

Serving trays full of fresh salad

We serve meals that are convenient, economical and healthy to our students daily. Our menus are designed to provide good nutrition, variety and the best service possible for your children.

Learn About Food Services


The side of a Northshore School District bus

Our Transportation Department proudly transports over 17,000 students to and from school on a daily basis. Bus routes for the 2019-20 school year will be available on August 27.

Transportation Info

Health Services

School nurse teaching elementary students about health

At the beginning of each year nurses collect student health information to plan for needs during the school day.

Download Health Forms

Get Involved!

A large group photo of PTA representatives from each school

Our District PTSA & PTA  programs are made up of parent volunteers working for the benefit of all children.

Find Your PTSA or PTA
More Ways to Get Involved



Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive my class assignment?

Elementary school classroom assignments will be mailed during the last week of August. Middle school and high school families should look to their school's website for specific information on class schedules and registrations. Please contact your school directly with questions.

Do you provide before and after school care?

Thanks to community partnerships, before and after school care is available at all Northshore elementary schools. We contract with the Northshore YMCA and the Champions Program to provide these services to our families.