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Northshore Schools Open Tuesday, September 3

Schools Open Northshore school doors will open Tuesday, Sept. 3, kicking off the 1996-97 school year. The projected enrollment is 19,105 students, with approximately 2,300 full- and part-time employees.
   Buses will run on all routes. The Northshore School District received 100 percent, its best rating ever, from the Washington State Patrol on the condition of the district's buses. No buses were shown out of service.
   The full summer inspection scores over the past three years have been 97.6, 99.2, and now 100 percent. Scores exceeding 90% are considered "outstanding."
   "It doesn't get much better than that," commented Superintendent Karen Forys. "Our bus mechanics have worked very hard to ensure the safety of our students. We applaud their efforts."
   The Northshore School District tranports approximately 10,500 students daily on 119 buses.
   Starting times will be the same as last year. All high schools will operate from 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. All junior high schools will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
   Bear Creek, Crystal Springs, East Ridge, Frank Love, Hollywood Hill, Kenmore, Kokanee, Moorlands, Sunrise, Westhill, and Woodin Elementaries will run from 8:40 a.m. to 3 p.m.
   The remaining elementaries--Arrowhead, Canyon Creek, Cottage Lake, Fernwood, Lockwood, Maywood Hills, Shelton View, Wellington, and Woodmoor--will operate from 9:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   The four-day kindergarten program at Canyon Creek, Fernwood, Maywood Hills, Wellington, and Woodmoor will run from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and in the afternoon from 12:15-3:30 p.m. Frank Love, Hollywood Hill, Moorlands, Westhill, and Woodin four-day kindergartens will run 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. and from 11:45 to 3 p.m.
   Five-day kindergartens at Arrowhead, Cottage Lake, Lockwood, Shelton View, and Sorenson meet from 9:10-11:45 a.m. and in the afternoon from 12:55 to 3:30 p.m. Bear Creek, Crystal Springs, East Ridge, Kenmore, Kokanee, and Sunrise kindergartens run from 8:40-11:15 a.m. and 12:25-3:00 p.m. for the afternoon group.
   Lunch prices remain the same as last year's. Elementary students will pay $1.50 and secondary students will pay $1.75. Milk is 35 cents.
   For more information, call the school directly or the district switchboard at 489-6000.