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

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.
  • Wednesday, June 12th - dismissal at 3:30 pm.
  • Wednesday, June 19th - (last day of school) - dismissal at 11:00 am.

*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.