Welcome Back
Are You Ready for the New School Year?
Posted on 07/12/2017

We're excited to welcome many of you back! We're also looking forward to meeting new students and families!

First Day of School

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The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is  WednesdaySept. 6. Kindergarten starts Sept. 11. Check your school's website for slow start kindergarten days, schedule pick-up dates, middle school WEB or high school LINK Crew orientation meetings and other welcome back events.

New Student Registration


Students can visit their new school and parents can register them on these days:

  • Most schools: Monday, Aug. 21, to Tuesday, Aug. 22. Check your school's calendar for times and other registration information.

  • CK High: Thursday and Friday , Aug. 17 and 18

If you need to find out which school your child should attend, please call 360-662-1610.


photo iconCheck your school's website for school picture day and times. Many of our high schools and middle schools contract with Olympic Photo Group to provide yearbook photos. You can prepay on their website.


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We assign students routes and bus stops based on their home addresses. You can find bus stops and times through our online route service. 

TIP: You will need to enter your full and exact address, as it would appear on a property assessment. For example: 1234 NW Mystreet. (Entering 1234 Mystreet or 1234 Mystreet NW would not work).

If your child was accepted as an in-district transfer (from one CK school to another), you are responsible for your own transportation. Central Kitsap residents may request to ride a school bus. You need to reapply each year. Seats are offered on a space-available basis. 

Safe Walking


If your children walk, talk with them about ways to stay safe on the walk to school.

Find suggestions for safe walking routes in the Transportation section, under Services. 

Lunch and Breakfast


You can find menus and nutrition information in our Food Services section, under Services in the navigation menu. 

Apply for free or reduced lunch at myschoolapps.com or fill in and turn in an application form to your school office. You must re-apply every year to continue getting free or reduced lunch prices.

School Supplies


We put all schools' supply lists in one convenient place.

Newsletters and Notifications


Parents and guardians will automatically receive emergency phone calls. Please update your contact information with your school. 

  • Look out for emails from PeachJar. Community nonprofit organizations, PTSAs and some of our schools use PeachJar to send newsletters and share other information. Visit our Fliers in Schools page to learn more.

  • Learn about emergency operating procedures, such as how we'll notify you of school closures.

  • Learn about federal student and parent rights, consequences for unexcused absences and more in our annually updated notices