Back-to-School Information for 2023-2024

  • We are so excited to welcome our students for the start of the 2023-2024 school year! Registration information, calendars, handbooks, and school supply lists will help start the year off right. 

    The first day of school for Crestview Elementary and Winnwood Elementary will be Wednesday, June 14, 2023. The first day of school for all other schools will be Tuesday, August 22, 2023.

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    Enrollment & Registration


    All NKC Schools families (new and returning) are required to complete the enrollment and registration process each year. Enrollment for new families and all those attending Crestview and Winnwood (our two extended calendar schools) is now open. Returning families may complete the process in July. See all information here.



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    School Calendars & Events


    Reminder: We will NOT have Late Start Thursdays this year. 

    Registration Dates (Grades 6-12):

    6th Grade Centers
    August 7, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    August 8, 2023 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    August 9, 2023 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
    August 10, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    Middle Schools
    August 7, 2023 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    High Schools
    August 8, 2023 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
    August 9, 2023 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.



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    View your child’s bus stop information, pick-up and drop-off times in the Parent Portal. Simply log in and click the Transportation tab on the left. Bus stop information for 2023-24 will be available in August 2023. 

    If your students will ride the bus this year, make sure to download the VersaTrans My Stop App. Track bus arrival times, delays, and more right from your Apple or Android device. Learn more and get started here.



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    School Supply Lists


    • Early Education School Supply List
    • Elementary School Supply List
    • Eastgate School Supply List
    • Gateway School Supply List
    • Antioch School Supply List
    • Maple Park School Supply List
    • New Mark School Supply List
    • Northgate School Supply List
    • SchoolsPLP Supply List


    High school students will receive a list of supplies in their syllabus on the first day of class. 


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    NKC Schools students use a variety of technology tools to support learning across all grades. All parents and guardians are encouraged to create a Parent Observer account on Canvas, our online learning management system. A parent observer account allows you to view your child's progress, assignments and other information. 

    Click here to learn how to create your Parent Observer account on Canvas.

    Enrollment, along with grade, schedule, bus and other general information may be accessed through the PowerSchool Parent Portal.

    Students in grades K-12 are issued a district device. We encourage all families to consider device insurance to minimize risk. Insurance may be purchased on MyPaymentsPlus until mid-September (a final deadline will be set this summer).


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    Food & Nutrition Services


    The federal waiver and funding that allowed us to provide free meals for all students ended in May of 2022. Unfortunately, NKC Schools is no longer able to offer free meals for all. If you believe that you might qualify for free or reduced meals, fill out an application online as soon as possible. More information is available here.

    Families are strongly encouraged to apply for the free/reduced price meals program. This ensures discounts on a variety of other programs, including testing, activity fees and more! Apply online here.



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    Spanish enrollment forms can also be found in your school’s front office. /
    La papelaría en español para inscriber se pueden encontrar en la oficina principal de su escuela.

    As they are updated for the 2023-24 school year and become available, each school handbook may be found on individual school websites, under the For Families tab.

    Is your student eligible to receive benefits from the Indian Education Program? Learn more and complete a 506 form here.



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    For More Information 


    All parents and guardians also receive regular district email newsletters with updates, celebrations and news every other Tuesday during the school year. See past editions of News from NKC Schools here.

    For general questions, please feel free to contact NKC Schools via Let's Talk or email For further questions, please check your school's website or contact the school office.


    Opt In to Text Messages

    Parents and guardians are encouraged to sign up to receive text alerts from their student's school and the district. To opt in, text YES to 67587. Text messages are used to provide inclement weather updates and important reminders, and can be opted-out at any time. 


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