Coyote Crier - October- 2021

Dear Canyon Creek Families, 

It has been a start of school like no other! I am so grateful to partner with and work alongside such an amazing, student-centered community. Each day we have the opportunity to serve our students on campus is a gift, and I look forward to the tremendous learning and growth we will see from each of our students this year.  

Heading into the year, we knew that school would look different than previous years, yet our students have done an amazing job transitioning back to a shared learning environment with their peers. As was the case in the spring hybrid model, our students have responded incredibly well to the procedural and operational safety measures put in place to keep them, their families and staff safe. Much like any effort in an elementary school, we ensure that students understand procedures and routines through explicit teaching, modeling, encouragement and reinforcement. I would like to commend our teachers and staff as they continue to ensure safety measures are adhered to while keeping the warm, welcoming spirit of the elementary classroom at the center. While I am encouraged by our strong start, we know there will be challenges ahead. Thank you for your partnership and continued support while we do all we can to make this a powerful and impactful year of learning and growth for each of our Coyotes. 

Like other years, we have welcomed some new staff to the school. Our Assistant Principal, Ali Airhart became Principal at Crystal Springs Elementary. Brandi Doyle will now be working as our full time Assistant Principal and we welcome Nico Bonder as our part time Assistant Principal as he splits his time as Assistant Principal between Canyon Creek and Skyview. We are also happy to welcome these new staff members to Canyon Creek: 

  • Bekah Boehm, LC Para 
  • Miteka Brinson, 2nd 
  • Shelia Arnold-Robinson, OT/PT
  • Danielle Caeton, 1st 
  • Heather Casper, 3rd EAP 
  • Katelyn Deboodt, S/E Para 
  • Emily Eckhart, S/E 3rd/4th 
  • Lindsay Forsman, 2nd Grade EAP 
  • Justine Goble, S/E Para 
  • Katelyn Gonzalez, Attendance Secretary 
  • Nikoline Larsen, Kindergarten  
  • Kyle Matson, Orchestra 
  • Lisa Nenno, Nurse (shared with SMS) 
  • Rohini Pachlag, School Assistant 
  • Talia Rich, 3rd EAP 
  • Mackenzie Sliva, 3rd  
  • Emily Smith, S/E Para 
  • Mara Surelle, Music  
  • Melita Suresh, School Technology Specialist 
  • Traci Svee, OT/PT 
  • Cole Van Gerpen, Band 
  • Makenna Weir, Long term Kindergarten sub for Kara McGrew  
  • Ashley Wishart, 3rd  

New and returning staff have all been working long hours to make this a great year. While some of our procedures and routines may change the way we usually do school, being with our students in person has been wonderful. It is exciting to get back to the (more or less) regular routine of school and enjoy some of the events that help establish the rhythm of the school year. We are looking forward to our Fun Run this Thursday!  

I hope that 2021-22 is a fun and healthy year for your children and your whole families.  We have an amazing year of learning and growth ahead of us! 

 

   Warm Regards,

   Bruce Denton
   Principal
   bdenton@nsd.org

 

In This Issue...

  • Dates to Remember
  • In the Know:
    • Student/Parent Handbook
    • Apex Fun Run Fundraiser
    • Safety and Security
    • Canyon Creek Attendance
    • iReady Assessments
    • Staying Connected with Canyon Creek 
    • Skyview Middle School Students on Campus
    • Lost & Found
    • Individual Picture Day
    • Popcorn Fridays
    • Caring Coyotes
    • Learning Assistance Program
    • Smarter Balanced Assessments
    • 4th and 5th Grade Chorus
    • Elementary Band and Orchestra
    • Volunteers
    • From the Nurse
    • Clothes for Kids
  • In Appreciation 
  • PTA News 
    • Join or Renew Your Membership!
    • Canyon Creek Spirit Wear
    • Sign Up to be a Library Volunteer
    • Classroom Art Docents Wanted
    • Math Challenge Kick-Off
    • Spirit Night at Red Robin (Bothell)
    • “I Can Change the World” Reflections Program 
    • Enter our Pumpkin Decorating Contest!  
    • Don’t miss this additional news from Canyon Creek PTA! 
  • District News 
    • Stay Connected with Northshore School District
    • Bus Safety
    • HiCap Testing Update
    • Student Rights and Responsibilities
    • Lunch Menus & Mobile App
    • ParentVue
    • Parent/Guardian Financial Responsibility for Injuries Occurring at School
    • Optional Student Health Insurance

Dates to Remember

Important Events

  • October 7 
    • Vision/Hearing Screening
    • APEX Fun Run
  • October 11
    • Vision/Hearing Screening
  • October 12
    • Cross Country Meet at Hollywood Hill at 4:45 p.m.
  • October 15  
    • Picture Day
  • October 19
    • Cross Country Meet at Maywood Hills at 4:45 p.m.
  • October 26
    • Final Cross Country Meet at Canyon Creek at 5:00 p.m.
  • November 1
    • Cross Country End of Season Party
  • November 5
    • Flu Shot Clinic at 7:45 a.m.

In the Know!

 

Cover page and link to Canyon Creek Elementary Student Parent Handbook
 

 Student/Parent Handbook  

Please find the Student & Parent Handbook on the school website. In it you will find the information you need to support your child in a successful school year. You will find information on the following:

  • Attendance
  • School-wide Expectations
  • Dress Code
  • General Procedures
  • Items at School
  • Visitors and Volunteers
  • Technology Use
  • Health Program
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Canyon Creek Policies
 
 

  Apex Fun Run Fundraiser

On September 28th Canyon Creek Elementary kicked off our only school fundraiser for this year. For two weeks, our local Apex leadership company will teach our students through fitness-focused interactive lessons on leadership and character building. During the Apex program, students will be challenged to get pledges for the laps they will complete on October 7th during our Fun Run.

Funds raised this year will be used to pay for online subscriptions, classroom magazines, classroom grants, student planners, staff grants, grade level books, student enrichment programs, and Caring Coyote rewards. Please look for more info about the program and ways to support our school as we get closer to the Fun Run on October 7th. 

About Our Fundraiser

Our goal is to provide all our students with the best education and school experience possible and ensure they have the tools they need to learn and grow. All students are included in the leadership program and fitness event regardless of financial participation in the fundraiser. If you can help, please know that no donation is too small. 

Leadership Theme: As One

The leadership program focuses on developing student self-control, decision making and interpersonal skills vital for school and life success. The quick, engaging lessons tie in with our school’s vision and mission, encourages students to create a positive environment, and inspires them to lead by example. 

ASPIRE 

SELF STARTER 

OWN IT       

NEW DAY 

ENERGIZE

 

   Saftey and Security

We need your help! At this time, only district-approved volunteers are allowed on campus. Please be sure to sign-in at the office with your volunteer bar code and photo ID. If you are volunteering at school and see somebody without a badge, please ask if you can help them and direct them to the office, or let a staff member know. We appreciate your help keeping our campus safe! 

 

 Canyon Creek Attendance

   Attendance Line + Email

When your child will be absent or tardy, please call our 24-hour phone line at 425-408-5710 or email CCAttendance@nsd.org and CC your student’s teacher. Please leave a message or send in an email by 9:50 a.m.  If the absence is reported after this time, you may receive the automated call. If your student is arriving late and will be having a school lunch, it is helpful for our cook if you let us know which lunch your child will be ordering.

Prearranged/Extended Absences
In the event that your child will miss more than two consecutive school days for a reason other than health or medical issues, complete and submit the Request for Excused Absence form at least one week before the first planned day of absence. Forms are available on the school website and in the school office.

Change in After School Plan
If there is a change in your child’s after school plan or how they will be getting home, parents/guardians must send a note or email to your student’s teacher in advance. You may also call or email the attendance office. Please remember that no bus passes will be issued the first six weeks of school.

Early Pick-Up
If your child will be leaving early for the day, parents/guardians will need to send a note, email the teacher, or call the office on the main line at 425-408-5700. Please do not leave a message on the attendance line.

Student Drop Off and Pick Up Area Guidelines:

Please Be a Good Neighbor
As a large school with many people coming and going each day, we can have a big impact on our neighborhood. Please help keep the area around Canyon Creek safe and pleasant by following procedures for arrival and dismissal and being courteous. Our systems work best when everyone follow procedures; setting up side systems for family can often create congestion and/or unsafe situations. As you drive through residential neighborhoods, please drive slowly, watch for pedestrians and obey crossing guards, whether students or adults. Avoid using driveways and residential streets for dropping off or turning around. While one person's act may not seem like much, it all adds up and can make it difficult on our neighbors. Thanks for helping Canyon Creek be a good neighbor!

Students should be dropped off no earlier than 9am and picked up no later than 3:45pm at the end of the day. Parents are encouraged to walk to school with their children if they live within walking distance. This will help make our parking lot a safer place and relieve traffic congestion on the surrounding streets.

If you wish to park your vehicle, please use the spaces provided in the parking lot. Do not leave your car parked along the curb.  You may meet your children at the designated parent pick-up area and accompany them to your car using the marked crosswalk. No crossing is permitted between vehicles and children are not allowed to cross into the parking lot without an adult.

Parents who walk to school to pick up their children need to meet them in the designated parent pick-up area.

We appreciate your cooperation and adherence to these procedures. It is all in for the safety of our students and families.

 

  iReady

The Northshore School District Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Department is excited to share a partnership with Curriculum Associates with their i-Ready program to assess and support students in reading and math grades K-8.

i-Ready is an online program for reading and mathematics that will help your child’s teacher determine your child’s needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows your teacher to meet your child exactly where they are and provides data to increase your child’s learning. i-Ready consists of two parts:

Diagnostic

  • i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit your child’s needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions.

Instruction

  • i-Ready Instruction provides students with supplemental lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so your child can learn at a pace that is right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive to keep your child engaged as they learn.

Students will be assessed three times a year in the fall, winter, and spring to screen and monitor their growth. Kindergarteners will only be assessed in the winter and spring.

For more information on i-Ready, please visit the Curriculum Associates family website and their FAQ site.


 

 Skyview Middle School Students on Campus

For the safety of our students, we would like to remind families that Skyview students may not be on the Canyon Creek Campus while classes are still in session. This includes the Canyon Creek playground and office areas. Please contact the school office at 425-408-5700 if you have any questions.

 

 Lost and Found

Please remember to print your child’s name in their lunch box, jackets, coats, and sweatshirts. We will return lost items to students if their names are in them.

Students can look for their lost items on the hooks in the hallways between the gym/cafeteria and restroom hallways. Any clothing remaining will be donated before the winter break in December.

 Individual Picture Day

Picture day for Grades K-5 is on Friday, October 15th. Order forms were sent home on Monday, September 20th. Extra order forms are available at the front office. Payments should be made payable to Firefly Images.

We will be taking individual photos (no class photos at this time). Students who are attending school in-person will go with their classes. Students who are attending NVP are welcome to come for pictures at any time during the student day (9:15-3:45) and may go directly to the gym.

MAKE UP PICTURE DAY: November 16th

      Popcorn Fridays

Our PTA is kind enough to provide free popcorn on several Fridays during the school year. The first date is Friday, October 29th. Microwavable popcorn will be sent home with the students.

 

 

 

Canyon Creek Coyote

   Caring Coyotes

Canyon Creek students work very hard to show our Canyon Creek Coyote traits; they are KIND and SAFE LEARNERS. Our staff recognizes these positive behaviors by handing out “Caring Coyote” tickets. Students who earn one will be put into a weekly drawing for a certificate and a book. We want Canyon Creek students to show the Coyote traits while at school and also around the community. Parents, you can join us by recognizing when our Coyotes are KIND and SAFE LEARNERS!!

 

 Learning Assistance Program

The Learning Assistance Program (LAP) is a state funded program established by the Washington State Legislature in 1979. LAP services are part of the options available to accelerate student growth in reading readiness skills and to improve reading literacy. The purpose of LAP is to provide supplemental academic support if your student is performing below grade level, and operates in addition to your child's regular classroom reading instruction.

If you have questions about your child's participation in the LAP program, please contact Jordan Holley at jholley@nsd.org

 

 Smarter Balance Assessment

This fall students in grades 4–8 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment in math and English language arts. Students in grade 6 will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) or the WA-AIM science test. These tests are a brief check-in on student learning from school year 202-21. 

Students had limited in-person time in the classroom and likely experienced fewer opportunities to learn last school year. Last spring’s Smarter Balanced and WCAS testing were postponed to fall as we prioritized critical in-person instruction time for the benefit of students, families, and district staff.  

Smarter Balanced tests were shortened this fall to ensure that students and teachers would have as much time as possible at the start of school year 2021–22 to establish relationships, routines, and activities. 

The results from the Smarter Balanced math and/or English language arts tests provide a picture of whether students across the state are on track to be ready for career or college. 

Knowing your student’s achievement level (1 through 4) will provide an important piece of information. As the school year progresses, your student’s teacher will be able to provide more information about your student’s skills in ELA, math, and science. Our school will have access to the Smarter Balanced test scores a few days after students complete the tests.  

Our school is scheduled to take the tests on October 18 (Math) and October 21 (ELA). 

For more information about the tests, visit: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/testing/state-testing-overview, and click on the name of the test. 

To try out an online Smarter Balanced practice test or WCAS training test, visit: https://wa.portal.cambiumast.com/. 

Please call or email Nico Bonder at nbonder@nsd.org if you have questions about state testing. Thank you for continuing to work with us to make sure your student is successful. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to better support them. We want your children to leave us with a solid foundation of skills and a future full of opportunities.  

 

  4th and 5th Grade Chorus

The Canyon Creek Choir will meet once a week on Thursday mornings from 8:20-9:10 a.m. in the music classrooms. Rehearsal will begin on Thursday, October 21st.

Chorus is open to all 4th and 5th graders. Ms. McLain will lead our 5th graders and Ms. Baeskens will lead our 4th graders.  Chorus will conclude before Spring Break.

The sign-up form must be completed and handed into Ms. McLain by Friday, October 8th. 

If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. McLain email: lmclain@nsd.org or 425-408-5764

 

 Elementary Band and Orchestra 

5th grade students and families: Your student has chosen their music elective for the year, either Band, Orchestra, or General Music. Starting this Monday, October 3rd, your student will  have begun the class they have chosen. Information regarding how to obtain instruments, along with further details about the program, will be sent home by their instructors in the next couple weeks.

Please do not rent or purchase any instruments until you have received a confirmation letter from their instructor.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Mr. Gray at egray@nsd.org. Please include your student's name and classroom teacher.

 

  Volunteers 

We are excited to welcome volunteers back to campus this year in support of our staff and students. Volunteers will be allowed when school starts. 

In accordance with state guidelines, volunteers will be asked to submit proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a District approved exemption by Oct. 18, 2021.

All volunteers in the Northshore School District are able to complete their volunteer application and background check online. Family members of students and community members who volunteer at more than one school will only need to complete the application once a year. Once approved, applications will be available for all school office staff to access districtwide. Volunteers can learn more and complete an online application here. 

Please note: The District has two levels of background checks. A Level 1 Background Check, or Washington State Patrol Background Check, is required of all classroom volunteers that will only have interactions with students while District staff is present. If a volunteer plans to chaperone, serve as an athletic volunteer, drive students in their own car or another role that could require the volunteer to be alone with a student(s), the District requires a Level 2 Background Check, or National Background Check, which has a cost of $12.95. A Level 2 Background Check is only required once during the duration of the volunteer's time in the District. In subsequent years, the volunteer will renew with a Level 1 Background Check. For more information, please visit www.nsd.org/volunteer

 

  From the School Nurse 

Susan Monette-Czarnecki, RN, BSN

A Message from Nurse Susan:

Dear Canyon Creek Families,

Regretfully, I will be leaving Canyon Creek for a new nursing position within the Northshore School District. The new position begins Monday, September 27th. I will do my best to assist with the transition so that all goes as smoothly as possible. Mr. Denton will keep you informed when my replacement is selected, and the district will provide substitute nurses to cover the health needs of students and families during the transition.

Canyon Creek is such a special school, staff, and community of families.  It is very hard to leave.  Being part of this brilliant learning community for the past five years has been very rewarding.  I am awed every day by the dedication, talent, and compassion of Canyon Creek staff and families to support all children in their learning and growth. I have never worked with a more talented and dedicated PTA in my 18 years in the district.

Thank you all for entrusting me with the care of your beautiful children. They make me laugh and smile every day and I have so enjoyed watching them grow. I will miss them terribly.  I have been the recipient of so much generosity from families and the PTA. I thank you for volunteering and donating to various health room, school, and family needs. What an amazing community you are!

With the warmest regards. May you all be well, happy, and healthy,

Susan Monette-Czarnecki, RN, BSN
Canyon Creek Elementary School Nurse

 

Health Screening

Vision and Hearing Screening Days will be held on October 7th and 11th for all grades except grade 4. (We only screen new students and students with concerns in 4th)

Vision is now screened for near and distance as well as other possible vision concerns such as astigmatism.

Re-screening is done for those who do not pass the first screening. This will take place over the next few weeks for vision re-screening.

The district audiologist will determine a later date to re-screen those who did not pass hearing. Screening referrals will be mailed to families if their child did not pass the second screening.
 

Donation requests for the health room:

*Clean, used pants with elastic waistbands. All sizes

*New boys' and girls' underwear and socks. All sizes

*Individual snack-sized containers of unsweetened applesauce or fruit cups.

*Breakfast bars without nuts.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Students

Please keep a change of clothes in your backpack or classroom.

Head Lice

The school district has a uniform policy on managing students with head lice at school. This policy is based on research and recommendations from national experts in child health and public health. Please see the district website for the policy and more information about checking for and treating head lice.

FAQ

*Head lice are always present in our community.

*Head lice are a big inconvenience for families but do not transmit diseases, so do not pose a health risk to children.

*Head lice cannot fly or jump so they are not as easily transmitted as many people think. Most transmission occur outside of the school setting. Sleepovers, camping trips, and playmates are the most likely sources. Most cases of head lice have been present for several weeks by the time they are discovered.

Best Prevention:

Now that school is back in session, it is a good idea for families to begin weekly checks of their students' hair for evidence of head lice. Regular checks and early detection and treatment are the best way to control outbreaks. Family movie night is a great time to snuggle in for head lice check.

What to do if your child has head lice:

If your child does have head lice, students must be treated before return to school and the parent and child meet with the school nurse before return to class. There should be no live lice and most nits must be removed. Follow all treatment recommendations and complete nit removal for 2-3 weeks or you many get a recurrence.

 

 Clothes for Kids

Clothes For Kids provides free school clothing to lower-income students. Any child who attends school in Snohomish County or the Northshore School District (Head Start/ECEAP through 12th grade) and requests help qualifies for Clothes For Kids. Clothing is distributed from August through the end of May.

Students/parents can fill out our Requisition for Clothing form when they come to shop for clothing and shoes.

Families need to schedule an appointment online for each student and arrive at Clothes For Kids at the designated appointment time. If a family has more than one student, separate appointments should be scheduled for each child with only one student from the family shopping in a 30-minute time slot. For example, if the family has three student shoppers, they should schedule three appointments in a row (9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 10:30 a.m.).

  Pace (Parents Active in Cooperative     Education) Virtual Information Night

PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education) is an elementary enrichment program offered by the Northshore School District for students in grades 1-5.

The hallmarks of PACE include an enhanced educational experience due to high parent involvement, enrichment activities, encouragement for students to become self-motivated learners and a strong sense of community among families and staff. PACE is located at three sites in the district with feeder patterns from all Northshore elementary schools. PACE families commit to annual program support. Family volunteering may be either in the classroom, outside the classroom, or--new this year!--virtually from your home, as based on parent's availability and interest. 

To find out if PACE is a good fit for your family and to learn more about the enrollment process, you are invited to attend the PACE Virtual Information Night hosted by PACE at Woodmoor Elementary Tuesday, October 19th, from 7:00-8:30. 

Anyone interested in attending the PACE at Woodmoor Info Night should contact enrollment@paceatwoodmoor.org.  The zoom meeting information will be sent to our registered attendees prior to Info Night.

For more information about the PACE program please visit http://www.nsd.org/PACE or contact enrollment@paceatwoodmoor.org

 

 

 

 


In Appreciation
 

Thank you!

Thank you to the following community members who came out on Serve Day to get our campus ready for the 2021-2022 school year!

  • The Alanis, Antone, Cao, Dankwah, Girad, Hertzog, Bartlow, Curiel Mager, Hough, John, Kull, Moon, McKenzie, O'Neill, Tan, Fong, Barnes, Smith, Trimble, and  Zimbalist families!

  • S. Waldrop, J. Murugan, and S. Simpson.

  • We'd also like to thank Mr. Denton, Mrs. Doyle, Mr. Graff, and Mr. Mayberry for their leadership and for making sure this event ran smoothly.

Thanks to those who helped greet our students on the first day of school:  

  • Nicole Trimble
    Nancy Tangen
    Megan Madsen
    Mumtaz Zimbalist

     

     


    PTA News

    PTA activities are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Northshore School District or any of its schools. The District assumes no responsibility for the conduct during or the safety of the activities. Northshore School District shall be held harmless from any cause of action, claim, or petition filed in any court of administrative tribunal arising out of distribution of these materials including attorney's fees and judgement or awards.

    PTA Many Hands

     Volunteers Needed -  Ways to Get Involved!

    Canyon Creek PTA needs YOU to make next year awesome! Whether you have a little time or a lot of time to volunteer; there is something for everyone. We are still looking for a Library Brigade Chair, Website Assistant Editor, Special Ed Representative, Reflections Chair and more!  Visit our website to learn how you can get involved.

     

     

      Canyon Creek Spirit Wear Design Contest

    Help INSPIRE our Spirit Wear Design! We are looking for designs to be used for printing OR as inspiration for the spirit wear design. Our deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, June 30th! Find out the rules and how to submit your artwork.

     

     

     

    "Signs of Summer" Scavenger Hunt

    Canyon Creek PTA is delighted to offer a fun, engaging virtual scavenger hunt game that challenges you to get outside and complete missions. Start playing now! Scavenger hunt ends on Sunday, June 13th.  Learn how to join and start playing today.

     

     

      June Windows & Mirrors Book Drive

    June brings a new focus for our DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Windows & Mirrors Book Drive. Donate to our Windows & Mirrors Book Drive, providing books focused on LGBTQ+ Pride. All donated books will go to benefit our Canyon Creek library and classrooms. Learn more about the program and please consider donating.

     

      Column Art Project - Help Needed!

    We want our school to be a welcoming, inclusive space for our students and families. Canyon Creek PTA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee is partnering with Canyon Creek Elementary to start a Column Art Project!  Deadline for submissions is Friday, June 18thLearn more about this project and how your family can get involved.

     

     

     

    District News

    Stay Connected with Northshore School District in the following ways

  • Download the Northshore School District mobile app
  • Follow us onnsd.org
    • Facebook: @northshoreschooldistrict
    • Instagram: @teamnorthshore
    • Twitter: @northshore_sd / @northshore_supt

Subscribe to Dr. Michelle Reid’s Superintendent’s blog

 

Bus Safety

Our school bus rules are in accordance with Washington state law. These regulations are designed to assure every student has safe transportation to and from school, and school-sponsored activities. Please use this page to familiarize yourself with how to keep students safe while on their bus and while driving near a school bus. Click here for more information.

HiCap Testing Update

Kindergarten: September 20th - December 17th
1st and 5th Grade: September 20th - October 15
Referred and New Students in Grades 2, 3, and 4:  Testing date to be determined

Student Rights and Responsibilities

The Northshore School District believes that the fundamental purpose of the school system is to provide educational opportunities for youth. If this purpose is to be achieved effectively, a satisfactory learning environment must be established and maintained. The district also believes that all students have the right to free inquiry and expression, due process, peaceful assembly, equal educational opportunity and freedom from discrimination. In exercising these and other rights, each much respect the right, privileges, and welfare of others. The Rights and Responsibilities Handbook presents the statement of rights and responsibilities is intended to help accomplish the educational purposes of the district. You can obtain a copy of the 2021-2022 Rights and Responsibilities Handbook visiting the district website.

Lunch Menus & Mobile App

Food services is pleased to bring new options to you regarding school meal menus. My School Menus is designed to provide nutrition information on foods served in the school meal program. You will be able to:

  • View nutritional information on all meal components served at lunch
  • Translate the menu into many different languages
  • Determine, using the “build a meal” feature, food choices to meet personal dietary needs
  • Filter food choices by allergens
  • Make healthy food choices 24/7, whenever it’s convenient for you

This includes students participating in athletics, PE, recess and after school activities. If your student participates in a sport, please make certain your family insurance plan covers athletic participation. 

 

Optional Student Health Insurance

As a service, the district provides information on an optional student accident/health insurance plan. Although not the only provider of this coverage type, Meyers-Stevens & Toohey has been recommended by our Washington Schools Risk Management Pool.  This coverage plan is made available by many school districts across the state.  If you have questions regarding the available plans, please call Myers-Stevens & Toohey at (800) 827-4695 or visit their website at myers-stevens.com.

If you would like a hard copy enrollment form, please contact your school’s office.

 

 

ParentVue

Northshore School District implemented a new parent portal in 2015. ParentVUE is different from the district mobile app. Launched in April 2017, though some of the accessible information is the same.

Setting up an account: A single username and password allows parents to access information for all of their children, regardless of the grade level or school of attendance. Each parent has an individual account that covers all children. Note that this username will ALSO be used to access student information in the mobile app. Parents will need an account 7-digit activation key, which they can get from their student’s school office, to create an account. For more information on ParentVUE, visit the district website.

Parent/Guardian Financial Responsibility for Injuries Occurring at School

The health and safety of our students is of critical importance to the Northshore School District. Even so, accidents may and do happen and the resulting medical bills can be expensive.  However, many families are unaware that the district does not carry insurance for student personal injury costs and cannot assume responsibility for them. 

Parent/Guardian Responsibility: What this basically means is that if your child gets hurt during school day or during a school activity, you as the parent or guardian, are financially responsible for any medical bills incurred. 

 

 

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I am kind, I am safe and I am a learner.