Roadrunners, Let's Stay Connected
Crystal Springs Elementary School
The Weekly Wrap by Principal Nielsen- August 14th
Dear Crystal Springs Families,
Happy Friday! I hope you are all enjoying the sunshine. As promised, I will be sending my family newsletter out each Friday. I want to stay in contact with you and be able to answer questions you may have.
The first day of school, September 2nd, is quickly approaching! Dr. Reid and the Northshore team have worked tirelessly on how we will reopen schools. The team knows the concerns of not being able to greet students in person. There is a plan in place for each family to make connections with their new teacher, one-on-one. We hope to have a schedule for you soon! For now, please plan on having your child ready by 8:30 am on September 2nd to meet their teacher and classmates on Zoom. We are so excited to see all of their faces!
Parent Vue vs. Touchbase clarification: Parent Vue is the place to find out who your child's teacher will be! Touchbase is where you buy school supply kits! Please let me know if you have any questions:)
Have a wonderful weekend and try to stay cool!
Fun Fact about Mrs. Nielsen- I have an 18-year-old daughter, Savanna, leaving for Gonzaga in two short weeks. She earned a rowing/ academic scholarship and is hoping to earn a degree in Elementary Education.
What is your fun fact? Please send it my way- firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you in need of a device?
If you are in need of a device, please fill out the above form to receive any device on supply pick up day (date to be determined). Students without any internet access can request hotspots using the same form. One hotspot will be provided per family. Parents looking to get their devices exchanged can use the same form to swap out devices. Please bring the charger along with your old device if you are swapping out devices.
Crystal Springs School Supply Kit Purchases
THESE KITS ARE SPECIFICALLY FOR CRYSTAL SPRINGS. Each grade level created a list to help your child be successful during online learning. If you are able to purchase a kit, the instructions are below. However, we want you to know that EVERY child will get a kit, whether you are able to buy one or not. Please let Mrs. Nielsen know if you have any questions.
Please follow this guideline for purchasing School Supply Kits
If you do not have a Touchbase Username and password, you can request one by emailing
Once you are emailed back your login information, wait 24 hours to make your purchase.
If we just created a login for you, then it takes the system time overnight to recognize the username and password.
You can then make your purchase by going to:
Distribution of the kits to EVERY student will be announced closer to the start of school. We DO NOT have a date set yet:)
Thank you for your support!
Optional Grade Level Parent Meetings
Kindergarten- August 17th- 5:00 pm- Zoom #- 944-5230-9422
1st grade- August 17th- 6:00 pm- Zoom #-- 931-4885-8410
2nd grade- August 18th- 5:00 pm- Zoom #- 949-8827-3822
3rd grade- August 18th- 6:00 pm- Zoom #- 982-6968-8239
4th grade- August 19th- 5:00 pm- Zoom #- 948-5857-2723
5th grade- August 19th- 6:00 pm- Zoom #- 927-3763-1834
Northshore School District uses ParentVUE to keep you connected to your student’s information!
This year, parents will be using ParentVUE to find out who their child's teacher is. August 21st is our tentative date!
Please click on ParentVUE log in screen to begin the activation process.
The district recently sent out an email with your 7-digit activation key. Please use this to create your ParentVUE account. If you are new to Crystal Springs, an activation key will be sent to you today via email.
Learning Management System is coming- Schoology
To support teaching and learning for the 2020-2021 school year, the Northshore School District will utilize a common, districtwide learning management system.
The learning management system (LMS) will have widespread uses among subjects, supporting both distance and in-person learning, and will have enduring use beyond the 2020-21 school year. The system will support both synchronous (real-time) and asynchronous (flexible-time) use by students and staff. Materials and integrated tools housed within the system will be accessible and usable by all types of learners to the extent possible. The learning management system will enable communication between various groups including staff, students, and families.
Video on Schoology: https://youtu.be/QgHWMGlGgbk
Schoology was chosen because we heard from parents across all the grade levels for a need for a common learning platform. Schoology will provide that platform for parents to check and review student progress K-12th grade.
More information about our new LMS will be announced soon!
Free and Reduced Lunch Applications
These can now be completed online. The online applications will be available in English and Spanish on the Northshore School District website at: https://www1.nsd.org/schools/get-started/food-services/free-and-reduced-price-breakfast-lunch
The application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved.
Paper applications are also available in the school office and at the district office.
*FAMILIES MUST REAPPLY FOR BENEFITS EACH YEAR- COMPLETE ONLY ONE APPLICATION PER HOUSEHOLD.
*Qualifying for free and reduced lunch also ensures your child receives financial support for school items such as sports, 5th grade camp and field trips.
Online Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
NEW Online Student Registration for the 2020-2021 School Year
The launch that was on Feb 3 is for new students only for the 2020-2021. This includes Kindergartners and new students in other grades.
The District is moving to online as the primary method of enrolling to increase convenience, efficiency and equity. It is our goal to have all new enrollments completed online. Online enrollment can be completed on any internet-enabled device. However, if a family is unable to do so, they will be able to access a laptop or other device at their neighborhood school. They will also be permitted to complete the paper enrollment forms if requested.
The online enrollment module is part of ParentVUE, so families will have the benefit of choosing their preferred language in the presentation of the prompts and data gathering. However, any text responses in this tool need to be in English.
Online enrollment will allow families to scan and upload copies of a variety of documents, including birth certificates, documents showing proof of residency, and immunization records. Synergy’s data privacy policies are vetted and secure, so there should be no concern about loss of sensitive data. However, you may bring in documentation if preferred.