Have a great summer break!

  • Summer break at North Thurston Public Schools is June 23 through September 3, 2024.

    When does school start?

    • Grades 6-12 start Wednesday, September 4, 2024
    • Grades 1-5 start Friday, September 6, 2024 (you will have Family Connections meetings with your new teacher September 4-5)
    • Kindergarten starts Monday, September 9, 2024
    • Preschool starts Thursday, September 12, 2024

School & Office Hours

  • District Office Hours

    • Regular Hours: 7:30 am–4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
    • Summer Hours: 7:30 am–3:30 pm, Monday through Friday
      (closed July 1–5)

    Individual School Office Hours

    • Elementary offices closed: July 1–August 19, opening August 20
    • Middle school offices closed: July 1–August 2, opening August 5
    • High school offices closed: July 1–July 31, opening August 1

    Once offices are open, their hours will be posted on their websites.

Enrollment & Transfers

Summer Programs

  • Free Summer Meals Program

  • Summer Scholars (Summer School)

  • Summer Learning at Home

  • School Supply Lists

Camps & Childcare

  • Thurston Together! Club House @ NTPS schools

  • South Sound YMCA Summer Day Camps

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County

  • Lacey Parks Playground Pals

  • Lacey Parks Day Camps

Community Resources

Lunch & Learn Webinar and FAQ

  • Watch the Webinar

  • What is NTPS Summer Scholars?

  • What high school classes are offered?

  • Why is the middle school program offered at Timberline High School?

  • How much does Summer Scholars cost?

  • How can I learn more about the preschool offerings?

  • My spouse and I work and need full-day childcare. What options are available for students in the afternoon after Summer Scholars ends for the day?

  • Why are the middle school programs organized into two-week camps, versus full five-week programs like the elementary and high school programs?

  • How can I find out the location of the NTPS Summer Scholars bus stops?

  • Should I pack a lunch for my child?

  • My high school student does not need to make up credits but would like to use Summer Scholars to explore classes of interest. What types of elective classes will be offered this summer? Are they free to our family too?

  • Our family’s summer schedule does not allow for Summer Scholars, but we would still like access to online learning support. What is available?

  • My child is enrolled in Summer Scholars, and I have signed her up to participate in the YMCA afternoon program (Power Scholars). What time do I need to pick up my child?

  • What other community programs are available for students beyond the district’s summer offerings?