Updated - due to snow days, as of 3/11/2019: most Wednesdays are FULL DAYS, except 3/20 and 6/5. The early release day for conferences was rescheduled to Friday, 4/5 (dismissal at 12:10pm -- for elementary only). And school will be starting 10 minutes earlier as of 3/11/2019. The last day of school is Monday, 6/24. (source: https://www1.nsd.org/makeupdays)

In Northshore school district, we have early release Wednesdays. These are days when students are released 1 1/2 hours early to allow for teacher planning, collaboration & meetings.

Most Wednesdays of the school year are early release days, except usually the 1st Wednesday of the school year and the last two (2) Wednesdays of the school year. 

The other exceptions to the normal release time are for elementary conferences - there are 5 days in November (noted with an "e" on the school district one-page calendar) where elementary schools have early dismissal for conferences. These early dismissal for conferences are ONLY for elementary school. Middle school and high school have their regular dismissal times on these days.


Canyon Creek Dismissal Times:

  • Dismissal time (M, T, Th, F): 3:30 pm
  • Wednesday Early Release time (W): 2:00 pm Updated - as of 3/11/2019, only a few Wednesdays are early release days as a result of the snow days. See below.

Exceptions to the above Canyon Creek Dismissal Times:

  • Wednesday, September 5th (first day of school for 1st-5th graders) - dismissal at 3:30 pm.
  • Thursday-Friday, November 15th, 16th (elementary early dismissal for conferences*) - dismissal at 12:10 pm.
  • Monday-Wednesday, 19th, 20th & 21st (elementary early dismissal for conferences*) - dismissal at 12:10 pm.
  • Friday, February 8th (elementary early dismissal for conferences*) - dismissal at 12:10 pm. --- cancelled


Updated schedule starting week of March 11th, 2019

Updated - due to snow days. This is to get the required instruction hours in - without having the additional 5 missed days added to the end of the school year!! This applies through end of the 2018-19 school year.

  • School will start 10 minutes early every day - at 8:50 am. Busses will come 10 minutes earlier as well.
  • Starting week of March 11th, ALL SCHOOL DAYS are FULL DAYS except:
    • Wednesday, March 20th - dismissal at 2pm.
    • Friday, April, 5th (elementary early dismissal for conferences) - dismissal at 12:10 pm
    • Wednesday, June 5th - dismissal at 2 pm.
  • Monday, June 24th - (last day of school) - FULL DAY, dismissal at 3:30pm.

*Note that these are noted on the Northshore School District One-Page Calendar using an e. These early dismissal times apply only to Canyon Creek Elementary. The secondary schools (middle school & high schools) all have NORMAL dismissal times for elementary conferences.