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, September 5, 2023. Please check your school’s website for specific information, important dates, and updates.

Canyon Creek

  • August 27, 2024 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Cape Horn-Skye

  • Thursday, August 29th, 4:00-5:00 PM – Cape Horn-Skye Kindergarten Orientation (Meet teachers, go for a bus ride, tour the school, receive information on a day in the life of a kindergartner, answer questions, and more!)
    Thursday, August 29th, 5:00-6:00 PM – Cape Horn-Skye Back-to-School Night for all grades (come any time in this timeframe to see the classrooms, meet the teachers, drop of school supplies, and see friends)

Columbia River Gorge Elementary

  • August 28, 2024 5-7pm CRGE Back to School Night
  • August 27, 2024 5-6pm CRGE Kindergarten Orientation/Back to School Night
  • September 19, 4-5pm CRGE Transition to Kindergarten (TTK) Open House


  • August 31, 2023 from 5-6 PM
  • Kindergarten orientation is August 31, 2023 from 4-5 PM
  • Preschool open house  September 8 from 11:00am – 12:00pm


  • August 31, 2023 from 5-6 PM
  • Hathaway Kindergarten orientation – August 23, 2023 from 10-11:00 AM
  • Transition to Kindergarten (TK) Open House is September 21, 4pm – 5pm


  • August 31, 2023 at 6:30 PM


  • August 31, 2023 from 5-6 PM


  • Athletics night will be Monday, August 7, 2023 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
  • WHS Ninth Grade and New Student Orientation – August 29 1:00-3:00 PM
    All students new to Washougal high school are invited to get their school picture, ID card for meal purchases, learn about the school, pick up their Chromebook, and get logged in to prepare for the first day of school.  Fellow students will give students a tour and answer questions.
  • WHS New Student Registration event – August 29, 2023 at 3 PM
    All grade level counselors will be present to work with students on course selection. Please bring a transcript if possible. This event is for students new to Washougal who have not yet chosen classes for the new school year.

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.

Department of Health School Requirement Charts for Immunizations

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

  • Clark County Back to School Immunization Clinics with FREE and Low-Cost Options
  • Clínicas de vacunación gratis y de bajo costo para el regreso a la escuela 2023
  • 2023 Возвращаемся в школу Клиники иммунизации бесплатно и недорого
  • 2023 Повертаємось до школи Клініки імунізації безкоштовно та недорого

Families should submit a new Free & Reduced Meal Application each school year by the 30th day of school. The Free & Reduced application provides free breakfast and lunch, as well as discounts for fees, scholarship opportunities and more.

Carry over ends 10-14-2024: For 2024-2025 year, October 14th is the 30th day of the school year. Any students receiving free or reduced meals on a carry over status from 2023-24, who have not turned in a new form, will be charged full price starting on October 15, 2024. Families with questions about their application or who need assistance should contact Julie Ferguson at the District Office, 360-954-3069.

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 2023-24 Free/Reduced Meal Application Formletter to households, and the 23-24ConsentToShareEligibility.

Solicitud Para Recibir Comida Gratis en Español:

2023-2024 семейной заявки на бесплатное или льготное школьное питание

Meal prices for the 2024-2025 School Year

Good news – student meal prices for 2023-2024 are the same as last year.  A chart of meal prices is available on the Culinary Services page. Meals for students who qualify for both free AND reduced prices are free for both breakfast and lunch this school year.

Thanks to a new state of Washington program, all meals for students at Hathaway Elementary will be free for the 2023-2024 school year.

After August 26, 2024, your child’s bus information will be available in Qmlativ (Skyward). Please make sure to check Qmlativ Family Access (directions below) to check your child’s pickup and drop-off times.  You can find a link to Qmlativ 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 Qmlativ Family Access, you can get your username and password from the office at your child’s school.

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

Canyon Creek Supply List 2024-2025 (pdf)

Cape Horn-Skye 2024-2025 Supply List (pdf)

Columbia River Gorge Elementary School Supply List 2024-2025 (pdf)

Gause Elementary Supply list 2024-2025 (pdf)

Hathaway Elementary 2024-2025 Supply List (pdf)


Jemtegaard MS Supply List 2024-2025 (pdf)

WHS Supply List 2024-2025 (pdf)

WLA-school-supply-list-2024-2025 (pdf)

Need help with school supplies?

If your family needs support with school supplies, please contact one of our Family Resource Center staff, who can connect you with donated supplies and other support. Call Nancy Boon at 360-954-3809 or Penny Porche at 360-954-3909, or visit the Family Community Resource Center page here.