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From the Superintendent

Hello Team Northshore,

Wow, how great has it been to be back in school! I know it has been a struggle to get back into a routine for some and I am so grateful for all the efforts of so many these past several weeks as we struggled with the weight of an epic winter storm event. Having said that, it is now time to move forward as we start March in the morning. We will be announcing our snow make-up plans shortly as we work collaboratively to be thoughtful in our deliberation on this topic. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”  — C.S. Lewis (1898-1963)

At our recent Board meeting, we celebrated several items of note. One of these items was the opportunity to celebrate the efforts of our middle school principals, counselors, teachers and support staff in completing documentation for our College Bound Scholarship program. Our sign up rate this past year placed us as one of the top performing districts in the state and earned us the Gold Star District Award for the first time. Further, five of our middle schools and Northshore Networks also received Gold Star School status. This is an important milestone for our students in this amazing district and is aligned with Goal 5 and our equity work; “Each student receives equitable access to experiences crucial for success in college and beyond, and meets or exceeds Washington state’s college-&-career readiness graduation requirements.”  This means that qualifying students will have more options and support for future educational goals. Imagine the possibilities…

Other topics:
  • SnoPUD Rebate
  • Seven Periods
  • Trip to Cuba
  • and more

To read more, visit Dr. Reid's Thursday Thoughts .

Warmest Regards,
Michelle Reid, Ed.D.
News & Updates
State of Our Schools
On Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, Superintendent Michelle Reid addressed nearly 200 attendees from the Northshore community. District leaders, government officials, community partners, and students were on hand to reflect on Northshore’s history, learn about current initiatives and imagine the possibilities for our District as we focus on excellence, equity and innovation.

Because the focus of our work is students, we were proud to highlight many students from various schools throughout the program! Before the presentation began, two students from Timbercrest and Woodinville provided music while students from the Culinary Arts Program prepared a wonderful breakfast spread. During the presentation, two students from Woodmoor Elementary shared their own “Where I’m From” poems. Then representatives from the student board, along with Superintendent Reid, held an active conversation to give insight into how the District can better serve all students.

Thank you to Northshore Community Church for graciously donating their space for this event.

To watch the recorded live stream of the State of Our Schools live stream.

2019 Snow Make Up Days
Due to the epic snow storm we endured in February, we cancelled school for eight days. Governor Inslee proclaimed a State of Emergency as it was the worst February snow storm since 1923, and so we are able and we have chosen to request a waiver for five of the days. We must still make up the instructional time (number of minutes for these days) and absolutely want to maximize the lost learning time. Having said that, we need to make up the remaining three school days and plan to add these to the end of the current school year calendar.

To see the full plan or ask a question please visit,
Wall of Honor Application Deadline March 15
Northshore School District’s Wall of Honor committee seeks Northshore School District alumni, retirees and volunteers who have made a significant contribution to the Northshore community, state, nation or world. The committee invites the community to submit nominations for Northshore’s Wall of Honor by completing a form detailing information about the nominee, including background information, evidence supporting the nomination, special honors and notable achievements. The deadline for nominations is Friday, March 15 at 5:00 p.m.

Annually, the Northshore Wall of Honor recognizes the outstanding achievements of those individuals who built upon the educational foundation they received in the Northshore School District and who have made unique and lasting contributions in their adult lives. Nomination forms and guidelines are available on the Northshore School District Wall of Honor webpage.
Rescheduled School Bus Safety Drills 
Twice a year the Transportation Department completes its emergency evacuation drills with students during the morning drop off at school. 

During this time, buses may be running behind schedule at schools served by the same buses as those earlier schools that completed their drill. We appreciate your patience.

Tuesday, March 5: Early Elementary
Wednesday, March 6: Late Elementary
Thursday, March 7: Middle Schools, SAS, and out of district
Friday, March 8: High School
Tuesday, March 12: Sorenson Early Childhood Center
SnoPUD awards District rebate of $420,000 for high efficiency new construction
The Northshore School District was presented an incentive rebate in the amount of $420,000 by Snohomish County Public Utility District (SnoPUD) for North Creek High School’s building meeting high energy efficiency markers.

Two Northshore students named semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program
Congratulations to Woodinville High School senior Vivian Balasu and North Creek High School senior Michael Albrecht, who were named semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. These students join 18 other Washington state students who have demonstrated leadership and school and community involvement. 

Northshore Schools and District receive Gold Star by College Bound Scholars Program
The Gold Star Award was granted because 77 percent of eligible Northshore eighth graders signed up for the College Bound program, which is above the state average of 70 percent. 

Read more about Gold Star Award.
Upcoming Events
Open House for Possible Elementary Program Placement Changes
We invite you to join us to learn about and review some of the options being considered regarding boundary adjustments and elementary program placements.  

Programs on the east side of the District that are being considered for placement changes include: EAP, PACE, Dual Language and the Northshore Family Partnership Program. Schools that may be impacted by east side program placement changes include: Wellington, Bear Creek, East Ridge, Sunrise, Cottage Lake and Hollywood Hill. 

Lockwood’s PACE program is also under consideration for placement change.

Following the review of the different options being considered, attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a question and answer session with Deputy Superintendent Duggan Harman and Chief Operating Officer Joe Paperman.

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Review Options from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
  • Question and Answer Session from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Location: Leota Middle School, Cafeteria, 19301 168th Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
  • Review Options from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • Question and Answer Session from 7:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Lockwood Elementary, Cafeteria, 24118 Lockwood Road, Bothell, WA 98021
New Date: Bus Driver Job Fair
Transportation will host onsite interviews, tours of their facilities and bus tours. Union representatives and trainers will be onsite to answer questions.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Transportation Center, 21325 20th Avenue SE, Bothell, WA 98021
Kindergarten Information Night
Join us for a districtwide kindergarten information night for students entering the 2019-20 school year. Teachers, administrators, and curriculum specialists will present parents with information about the Northshore School District's kindergarten program. The evening is intended for parents only and does not require registration to attend. A livestream of the event will take place with interpreters available in Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese and Chinese in the Black Box Theater adjacent to the main auditorium. 

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Northshore Performing Arts Center 
Project VOICE
Join us Tuesday, March 26 for an evening of spoken-word poetry by Project VOICE poets and performers. Sarah Kay, who visited schools and performed for the Northshore community last year will be returning this year, and will be joined by Phil Kaye. Students, parents and community members across Northshore School District are invited to come connect, reflect and discuss various perspectives and experiences relative to students today.  

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Time: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Woodinville High School Theatre, 19819 136th Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072

Learn more about the Project VOICE event here.
Partner News
Northshore Eats' Partners
When major weather prevented students from getting to school, it also prevented many of students from having access to the two nutritious meals that they count on every day. Some families in the District were unable to get to stores and other food sources due to poor road conditions or lack of transportation. To support families, the District launched Northshore Eats to provide hot meals and grab-and-go lunches to Northshore families in need during this challenging time.

Thank you to the following organizations that made Northshore Eats possible:
  • D Loves Chocolates
  • Kenmore Middle School PTSA
  • Carolina Smoke BBQ and Catering
  • Alexa's Cafe
  • Safeway Cottage Lake
  • Village Wines, Woodinville
  • Chick-fil-A at Bothell Canyon Park
  • The Pizza Coop & Ale House - Woodinville
Northshore Schools Foundation celebrates $2 million in funding
The Northshore Schools Foundation's Executive Director, Carmin Dalziel announced at the Jan. 28, 2019 school board meeting that the Foundation had reached a $2 million funding milestone in their mission to support the Northshore School District.

Since 1995, the Northshore Schools Foundation has raised funds and built partnerships to support the educational success and excellence for all Northshore students, teachers and staff. They achieved their first $1 million milestone in March 2014.

To learn more about the Foundation or to get involved, please visit the Northshore Schools Foundation.
School Board News
2017-18 school board members with superintendent
School Board Meeting Information
School Board meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of most months.

For information on school board meetings including minutes, agenda videos and live streaming, visit the School Board webpage .
Quick Links
Key Dates
Mar. 5-8: Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills
Mar. 6: Wednesday early release
Mar. 9: Bus Driver Job Fair, Transportation, 10 a.m.
Mar. 10: Daylight Savings Time, set clocks ahead 1 hour
Mar. 11: School Board Meeting, Administrative Center, 4 p.m.
Mar. 12: Bus Emergency Evacuation Drills
Mar. 12: Open House for Possible Elementary Program Placement Changes, Leota Middle School, 6 p.m.
Mar. 14: Open House for Possible Elementary Program Placement Changes, Lockwood Elementary School, 6 p.m.
Mar. 20: Wednesday early release
Mar. 20: Kindergarten Information Night, NPAC, 7 p.m.
Mar. 25: School Board Meeting, Administrative Center, 7 p.m.
Mar. 26: Project VOICE, Woodinville High School Theatre, 7 p.m.
Northshore School District prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification, in all its employment procedures, training, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged unlawful discrimination: Director of Human Resources (Title IX, ADA and Civil Rights Compliance), Director of Career and College Readiness (Section 504), 3330 Monte Villa Parkway, Bothell, WA 98021, 425-408-6000.