2022-23 Back to School Letter

2022-23 Back to School Letter

Welcome parents and students to the 2022-23 school year.  We are so excited to get this school year started.  We have included some important information in this letter.  You can also find information on our website www.sas.nsd.org.  If you don’t find info there please call the office at 425-408-6601.

Our daily schedule is the same as this past school year from 8:20 am – 2:55pm.  Early release Wednesdays will be from 8:20 am – 1:25pm.  Please check our SAS website at sas.nsd.org for more schedule details, school calendar, progress report schedule etc. 


We will be starting our first day on Wednesday August 31st, for all grade levels.  Students will receive their schedules, meet their teachers and classmates, and attend classes.  Free Continental Breakfast and Lunch will be provided and served for ALL students by our fantastic staff.  This year will be different than past years because regular school breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase beginning on September 1st.  Please make the appropriate deposits to your student’s food account by going to family.titank12.com. or send cash/check (made payable to Northshore School District) to school.  If you have questions regarding how to set up an account or deposit money, please call 425-408-7654.  If you had an account at another Northshore school, the account and any funds left will transfer with your student.

BUSES:  Bus routes will be determined by what nearest middle school and high school where you live. Morning neighborhood buses will run to your middle school then shuttles from the middle school to SAS. On the way home, shuttles will run to the nearest high school then to your neighborhood stop.  If your student needs bus transportation please go to the district website www.nsd.org go to Our District, then Departments and select Transportation then Transportation Forms.  We ask that you fill out a SAS transportation survey at transportation survey form before August 24th (for your student to ride the bus on the first day of school).

If your student is taking a satellite class at one of the high schools, the transportation department will notify you of your student’s shuttle bus number, or you may contact Transportation at 425-408-7900.  All satellite classes begin on September 1, 2022.

PARKING PASSES: Purchase passes on:  Monday August 29, 2022, from 9:00am – 2:00pm here at SAS

Parking: Students enrolled in a WaNIC, Running Start or Satellite Programs, will have the opportunity to be considered first to purchase a parking pass at SAS.  As space is available, seniors and juniors in “good academic/behavioral standing” and not owing fines will qualify for a parking pass.  The parking fee remains the same as last year at $40.00.  Please remember, parking spaces are very limited.  Sophomores will be considered later if space is available.

Seniors and Juniors can purchase passes on:

Monday August 29, 2022 from 9:00am – 2:00pm.

  • Bring the completed application (form found on SAS website)
  • $40.00 Parking Pass fee (NON-REFUNDABLE). Credit/Debit, Check or exact cash
  • Copy of your current Driver’s License
  • Copy of your current Auto Insurance verification

REMINDER: Parking is not allowed next door at the Support Services building or the surrounding businesses.  If you do not have a parking pass to park in the designated parking spaces for SAS, you will need to ride the bus or park at the Park & Ride by McDonald’s.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES:  Please make sure your student has paper, pencils, pens, one or two composition books and a flash/thumb drive to start school.  Any specific supplies required for a particular class will be communicated to the students once school starts.  You will not need to bring any supplies on August 31st, the first day of school.  Backpacks are available to anyone who can’t afford one that wants one.

ALL students will be assessed a $25.00 Supply/Art fee to help support many of our Friday Opportunities

High school is a time that comes with many questions and challenges.  As parents, your involvement will help your student meet those challenges and answer those questions in a positive and productive manner.  When parents are involved in their student’s education, it sends a clear message that education is valued, should be a priority and is one way for parents to help their student be successful.  Some of the ways to be involved may include:

  • Help your student show up to school daily and ON TIME
  • Ensure they have adequate sleep and food
  • Attend the Curriculum Night on October 6, 2022, at 7:00pm in the SAS Commons (as CDC and district guidelines allow)
  • Visit our website at www.sas.nsd.org for information, daily schedules, pictures from field trips and activities, district information etc.
  • Ask your student to see their Progress Report every 16 days or so. They will have a copy to bring home at the end of each progress reporting period (see schedule attached).  Our first progress reporting period ends on September 23rd.  Email or call your student’s teacher, counselor or me if you have questions or concerns.

I look forward to welcoming all our returning and new students on August 31st.  SAS is a special place, and we can’t wait to have you as part of that “special community” for the 22-23 school year.

Enjoy these remaining days of summer; we look forward to having a GREAT year together.


Donna Tyo