Welcome Back
Are You Ready for the New School Year?
Posted on 07/23/2018

We're excited to welcome many of you back for the 2018-19 school year! 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. 5. 

Kindergarten starts Sept. 10. 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.


Visit our district calendar for important dates through the school year.

Jump to the Back to School Events section for times and dates for your school's events.

School Supplies


We put all schools' supply lists in one convenient place on our School Supplies page

School Pictures

photo iconCheck your school's website for school picture day and times. 

New Student Registration


New families can register online or bring paper forms in person to their new school. Most schools are open for registration beginning Monday, Aug. 20. Central Kitsap High will register new students beginning Thursday, Aug. 16.

If you're not sure which school your child should attend, please call 360-662-1610.

Returning Student Registration

Laptop with CheckmarkParents will receive an email on August 1 with instructions “check-in” returning students. This replaces forms filled out at the beginning of the school year, such as emergency contacts and annual forms and agreements.


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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. 

Want to know when and how to catch the bus? Visit our Bus Stops & Times page. 

If your child is riding a bus for the first time, or just want to get back into the routing, join us at our Ready to Ride Transportation Open House

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. Find pedestrian safety tips

Lunch and Breakfast


Find links to menus, nutrition and payment information on our Food Services page.

Apply for free or reduced lunch online at lunchapp.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.

Newsletters and Notifications


Make sure you update your phone number and email address with your school to receive emergency notifications and important updates. 

Learn more about communications for the school year:

Back to School Events

School Dates  Times 
Barker Creek Community
Wednesday, Sept. 5 AND Thursday, Sept. 6 8:05 – 11 a.m. or 11:30  a.m. – 2 p.m.   
(both days)
Brownsville Elementary
Welcome Back/Meet & Greet and Open House
Thursday, Aug. 30  4:30 – 6 p.m.
CK High
Maze Days
Seniors: Tuesday, Aug. 21
Juniors: Wednesday, Aug. 22
Sophomores: Thursday, Aug. 23
Freshmen: Friday, Aug. 24
8 a.m. – noon
(all days)
CK Middle
6th Grade Cubs Maze Day
 Friday, Aug. 24 A – B: 8 a.m.
C – D: 8:30 a.m.
E – G: 9 a.m.
H: 9:30 a.m.
I – L: 10 a.m.
M: 10:30 a.m.
N – P: 11 a.m.
Q – R: 12:30 p.m.
S: 1 p.m.
T – V: 1:30 p.m.
W –  Z: 2 p.m.
Clear Creek Elementary
BBQ Meet & Greet and Open House
Tuesday, Sept. 4 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Cottonwood Elementary
Ice Cream Social Meet & Greet
Thursday, Aug. 30 2:30  – 4 p.m.
Cougar Valley Elementary
Open House/Meet & Greet
Tuesday, Sept. 4 1 – 2 p.m.
Emerald Heights Elementary
Meet & Greet
Thursday, Aug. 30 11 a.m.  –  noon 
Esquire Hills Elementary
Meet & Greet
Tuesday, Sept. 4 TBD
Fairview Middle
Falcon Fever
Thursday, Aug. 23 6th grade: 8 – 11 a.m.
7th grade: 10 a.m. – noon
8th grade: 1 – 3 p.m.
Green Mountain Elementary
Open House/Meet & Greet
Thursday, Aug. 30 4 – 5 p.m. 
Hawk Elementary
Meet & Greet
Thursday, Aug. 30 4:30 – 6 p.m. 
Klahowya Secondary 
Flight Path
 Thursday, Aug. 23 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Olympic High
Open House
(Student schedules will be mailed home Aug. 24.)
Tuesday, Sept. 25  6:15 – 8 p.m.
PineCrest  Elementary
Welcome Back BBQ
Thursday, Aug. 30 5 – 6:30 p.m. 
Ridgetop Middle
Raider Rush
7th & 8th grades: Friday, Aug. 24
6th grade: Friday, Aug. 31
7:30 –  10:30 a.m.
(all days) 
Silver Ridge Elementary
Open House/Meet & Greet
Thursday, Aug. 30 5 – 7:30 p.m.
Silverdale Elementary
BBQ Meet & Greet/Open House
Thursday, Aug. 30 4:30 – 6 p.m.
Woodlands Elementary
Open House/Meet & Greet
Thursday, Aug. 30 4:30 – 6 p.m.