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

Back to School

Happy new year! We are so excited to begin the 2018-19 school year.
These resources will help you get ready for the first day of school.

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We may share your photos on our website or social media.


When is the First Day of School?

Grades 1 - 6, 9 & SAS
September 5, 2018

Grades 7, 8, 10, 11, 12
September 6, 2018

September 10/11, 2018

Northshore Networks*
September 11, 2018

* Kindergarten students will have a staggered start. Half of students will attend on September 10, and half on September 11. Your school will be providing specifics regarding which day your student will be attending for their first day. Northshore Network students will begin teacher/student meetings on September 5.


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 the bell time schedules for the 2018-19 school year.


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.

Find Bus Stops

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.