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Summer Resources for Students and Families

Summer Resources for Students and Families


This post will also be shared with all families and students in grades 6-12.

Dear Shoreline Schools Community,

This post includes information about summer meals, resources for teens, school supplies support for back-to-school time, and a few key date reminders.

Important dates this summer:
  • July 1-5: Shoreline Center (district offices) closed to the public
  • August 12: School offices open
  • August 27: First day of school for grades 1-12
  • August 30: First day of school for kindergarten
  • September 3: First day of school at Edwin Pratt Early Learning Center
Stop by the Shoreline Schools booth to say hello to Superintendent Reyes and district staff at these summertime events:
  • August 17: Celebrate Shoreline
  • August 24: Shoreline Farmers Market
  • August 25: Lake Forest Park Farmers Market


School Supplies for Fall 2024


Click here for School Supply List 2024

Do you need help with school supplies?
If your family needs assistance with school supplies for next year, items will be available at each school a few days before school begins. Please watch for communication from your school about how to pick up supplies, or contact your school’s main office.

Do you want to help others with their school supplies?
The Shoreline PTA Council and Shoreline Public Schools Foundation are collaborating to collect donations to help make sure all kids are back-to-school-ready. They are seeking new backpacks and financial contributions for school supplies. If you’re able to contribute, here are three ways you can.

1. Donate backpacks in person to:

Shoreline Public Schools Foundation

@ Shoreline Center

18560 1st Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 

2. Purchase backpacks from this Amazon wish list for delivery to Shoreline Public Schools Foundation.

3. Make a financial contribution to Shoreline Public Schools Foundation

Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens, Ages 1 to 18

Summer Meals Information:

  • July 9 through August 1
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • There is no registration or application required. Children do not need to be a Shoreline School District student.

Children ages 1 to 18 can join us for a free lunch at these two Shoreline School locations: 

Echo Lake Elementary School 

  • Breakfast - 9:00 - 9:15 am
  • Lunch - 11:25 - 11:40 am

19345 Wallingford Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Shorecrest High School 

  • Breakfast - 9:20 - 9:35 am
  • Lunch - 11:15 - 11:35 am

15343 25th Ave. NE
Shoreline, WA 98155

Meals must be eaten on site.

View Breakfast Menu | View Lunch Menu

For additional information, please visit Summer Meals or contact us at 206.393.4209 or

To locate more summer meal sites in our area, call 1.866.348.6479 or visit the Summer Meals for Kids Site Finder.


Nearby Free Lunch Programs Operated by Hunger Intervention Program (H.I.P)
All locations operate:

  • Monday - Friday
  • June 24 through August 23

Shoreline Library
1:00 - 2:00 pm
345 NE 175th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155

Ballinger Homes
11:45 am - 12:30 pm
2200 NE 201st Pl.
Shoreline, WA 98155

Dale Turner YMCA
12:00 - 1:00 pm
19290 Aurora Ave. N
Shoreline, WA 98133

Jackson Park Community Building
1:00 - 1:45 pm
14374 30th Ave. NE
Seattle, WA 98125

SUN Bucks Grocery Benefits Program Update

In summer 2024, Washington State will launch SUN Bucks, a new grocery benefits program that provides families $120 for each eligible school-aged child to buy groceries when school is out. This new, permanent program is in addition to free meals that kids of all ages can get at summer meal sites in their communities.

Eligibility and enrollment:

  • No action needed if:
    • your student is currently approved for free or reduced-price meals at school.
    • your household already participates in SNAP, FDPIR or TANF
    • These families will be automatically enrolled in the SUN Bucks program. Make sure your mailing address is up to date with your school. Cards will be mailed to you over the summer.
  • Action needed:
    • For students not currently approved for free or reduced-price meals, if the household income meets the requirements; then families should complete and submit a free and reduced-price meal application to their school. (Families at Ridgecrest should complete the Family Income Survey). Applications must be received in the Food Services office no later than TUESDAY, JUNE 18.

How it works:
The benefits will be on a dedicated SUN Bucks card and can be used to buy groceries. Benefits can be used at authorized retailers, like grocery stores and farmers markets*, to purchase healthy foods like fruits, vegetables, meats and other protein sources, whole grains and dairy. Learn more about SUN Bucks
*Shoreline Farmers Market will double the benefit value for SUN Bucks purchases.

Summer Housing, Mental Health, and Legal Support for Young People

The following is a list of organizations that can support our students and families with summer housing, case management, food, summer jobs and internships, etc. This is NOT a comprehensive list, but rather partners who have worked with Shoreline School District recently.
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Project COPE
The Center of Parent Excellence (COPE) project was developed as a support to enhance the WA State Health Care Authority's System of Care framework. The project is intended to provide a pathway for Washington State parents who are accessing and navigating the children’s behavioral health system to have peer support to ease their journey, whenever possible. This is a great referral for families needing support with finding and accessing appropriate behavioral and mental health resources for their young person. No waiting list.

YMCA Social Impact Center for Youth and Teens
The center offers wraparound services including shelter, counseling, employment training, educational support, and more to young people ages 0-24. Young people and families who need access to emergency or long-term housing, or case management can call the number below, a list of provided services can be found on their website. No waiting list.
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, intake 206-749-7550

Legal Counsel for Youth and Children
Legal Counsel for Youth and Children protects the interests and safety of youth in Washington by advancing their legal rights. The organization accomplishes their mission through direct legal representation, strong community partnerships, and systemic advocacy. They can help young people with a plethora of services, including stable housing.

Reconnect to Opportunity
Reconnect serves young people ages 16-24. Shoreline has an MOU with this organization; our Shoreline navigator is Jessica Garcia. Jessica can help young people access summer jobs and internships.

Exploited Children
The mission of the King County CSEC Task Force is to ensure the safety and support of commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) and to prevent further exploitation.

Additional support resources:


Crisis Numbers & Links

Mental Health Resources and Emergency Services Information (National and Local Crisis Resources) 24/7 

DIAL 988

In case of a life-threatening emergency, call 911

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Crisis Clinic of King County/The Children’s Crisis Outreach Response System:

1-866-4-CRISIS or 206-461-3222 or TEXT 741-741 to access the crisis text line