Back to School Information

Washougal School District Back to School information on green background with bottle of glue, ruler, notebook and pencil, cup of pencils, scissors, and markers

In order to make it easier to find back to school information you need to get ready for the first day of school, we’ve gathered all the information onto this page.

The first day of school is Tuesday, August 31, 2021. Please check your school’s website for specific information, important dates, and updates.

Our schools plan to offer five days of full-time, in-person learning for students in grades K-12, unless they are enrolled in the Washougal Learning Academy. The Washougal Learning Academy will serve families who need family-friendly, flexible programs that can be delivered virtually.

Medically Verified Immunization Records Required

All children attending schools in Washington state must provide medically verified Immunization Records.  Students who do not receive the required immunizations or provide exemption information will be excluded from school starting on the first day of school.

One way you can support providing medically verified immunization records is to log into Skyward Family Access to provide us permission so we can update vaccination information as we receive it.  When you log in, you will find an alert asking you to update information.  Please follow the directions under “Options to Update” and you can interact with the immunization sharing permission form.  If you need assistance with accessing Skyward (Family Access) please contact the school secretary.

Click here for a list of all state required immunizations for students in schools in the state of Washington for 2021-2022

Please click below for a list of free or low cost immunization clinics for students preparing for the coming school year.

Free and Low Cost Immunization Clinics (English) (coming soon!)

Clínicas de Inmunizaciones Gratis o de Bajo Costo (Spanish).

2021 год Клиники, где можно сделать недорогие и бесплатные вакцины для школы (Russian).

New Free/Reduced Application for 2021-2022

Scratch-made, chef-inspired meals are free for all students for the 2021-2022 school year due to an expansion of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

Families should still submit a new Free & Reduced Meal Application each school year by the 30th day of school. The Free & Reduced application provides discounts for fees, scholarship opportunities and For 2021-2022 year, October 13th is the 30th day of the school year. Any students receiving free or reduced meals on a carry over status from 2021-2022, who have not turned in a new form, will be charged full price starting on October, 13, 2021. Families with questions about their application or who need assistance should contact Julie Ferguson at the District Office, 360-954-3053.

Please make sure to also read the letter to households, which is at the start of the linked file, and contains a consent to share eligibility form, and then fill out the Free/Reduced Meal Application Form.

  Free/Reduced Meal Application Online
You may now apply for free and reduced price meals online, through Family Access!
Once you are logged into Family Access, click the Food Service tab on the left.  Select one of your students, then click the word Applications near the top of the page on the right. Click Add Application and follow instructions.

Solicitud Para Recibir Comida Gratis en Español:

2021–2022 solicitud de grupo familiar para recibir comidas gratuitas y de precio reducido

Carta a las familias (lea este antes de usar la solicitud)

Meal prices for the 2021-2022 School Year

A chart of meal prices is available here. Increased meal prices help cover the costs associated with complying with new federal nutrition guidelines and also help reduce the amount that the district is subsidizing the food program.

Scratch-made, chef-inspired meals are free for all students for the 2021-2022 school year due to an expansion of the USDA’s National School Lunch Program Seamless Summer Option (SSO).


Bus Routes for 2021-2022 will be updated in Skyward by August 20, 2021

After mid-August, please make sure to check Skyward Family Access (directions below) to check your child’s pickup and drop-off times.  You can find a link to Skyward on the Washougal School District home page under the Parents menu, using the option Parent access to student information. If you have never used the Skyward Family Access, you can get your username and password from the office at your child’s school.

Log onto Skyward Family Access with your personal username and password then follow the link to Bus info.

Canyon Creek – Thursday, August 26, 2021, 4:30 – 6:30 PM [updated time]

Cape Horn-Skye – Thursday, August 26, 2021, 4:30 – 6:30 PM [updated time]

Columbia River Gorge Elementary – Monday, August 30, 2021, 4 – 6 PM
CRGE Kindergarten Orientation – Monday August 30 from 6:00-6:45 PM

Gause – Thursday, August 26, 2021, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

Hathaway – Thursday, August 26, 2021, 5 – 6 PM
Hathaway Kindergarten orientation – Friday, August 27, 2021, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

JMS – Thursday, August 26, 2021 starting at 6:30pm


WHS -Athletics night will be Monday, August 16th. Back to School Event and Open House Aug 30, 2021 (details below)

Back to School Event and Open House Aug 30, 2021 at WHS Commons

    • Ninth Grade Orientation 8-30-2021, 10 AM – 12:00 PM

o   School picture, ID card, Chromebook pickup; presentations from ASB, class advisor, principal, and Lunch!

    • Open House and Back to School 8-30-2021, 12:30 – 2:30 PM

o   Families welcome!

o   Meet your teachers, get school photo and ID card, sign up for ASB, and find your classroom.

o   Please come during your assigned time to help us keep lines manageable for everyone.

          • 12:30 – 1:15 PM – Grades 9 & 10
          • 1:15 – 2:00 PM – Grades 11
          • 2:00 – 2:30 PM – Grades 12


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