Student Parking

Parking Permits

Can Students Park on Campus?

In order to park on campus, students must purchase a parking pass and register their vehicle. They are then assigned a specific parking spot in the North (Student) Parking Lot and must park in that spot using the vehicle that they registered.

Students should never park in the South (Staff and Visitor) Parking Lot.

Who can get a Parking Permit?

All eligible drivers with proof of insurance can purchase a pass.  Drivers must show proof of insurance and a current driver's license in order to receive a parking pass. If you are getting your parking pass for use later in the year, you may purchase the pass now but you must show proof of insurance and your driver's license when picking up the parking pass.

How do I get a Permit?

  • Permit Purchase:  Permits can be purchased at the Back to School Fair and throughout the year until sold out.  Purchases can also be made online using Touchbase
  • Understand Parking Rules:  Read the Parking Expectations; students are expected to abide by these rules.
  • Registration:  Register your vehicle before you park (see tab 2 entitled Parking Registration for more information and a link for registration)

Parking Fees

Full year         
   $135.00 ($125.23 + WA State sales tax of 7.8%)

2nd Semester*: SOLD OUT!
    $67.50 ($62.62 + WA State sales tax of 7.8%)
   *Not available for purchase until December

Lost or stolen parking tags:  
    $45.00 replacement cost

Partial refunds: 
if you no longer need a parking pass or will not be attending North Creek High School, you must return your parking pass to the Campus Supervisor. Failure to do so will result in the loss of a potential partial refund.

Parking Registration

NCHS Parking Registration

Before parking your vehicle on campus, students must understand the Parking Expectations on this website and register their vehicle using the online Parking Registration form.

Parking Expectations

Student Parking Expectations

Student parking on the North Creek High School (NCHS) campus is a privilege. This privilege may be suspended or revoked for failure to meet NCHS campus expectations, described in the student handbook, and/or failing to abide by the following guidelines.

Permit Visibility and Parking Spot:

Parking passes must be clearly displayed at all times while on campus or a ticket could be issued, and may only be used in the registered vehicles(s) - not in another student's vehicle. Students must park in their designated spots by their parking pass. Students must register new vehicles prior to parking on campus. If there is any change to the information provided on this registration form, it is the driver's responsibility to provide these changes online or in writing to the Campus Supervisor.

Parking Pass Transferability:

Parking passes are non-transferable. Students may not loan, borrow, or sell a parking pass to another individual. Altering, copying, or counterfeiting a parking pass is considered theft, and will be treated accordingly. The student driver registered through this form is the ONLY student authorized to use the vehicle(s) and must take responsibility for their vehicle being mechanically safe and operated in a safe/mature manner. Careless driving and/or violating basic driving laws on campus or in adjacent neighborhood areas may result in disciplinary action and the loss of campus parking privileges.

Closed Campus:

North Creek High School is a closed campus.  The only exception is during lunchtime for Seniors who have an Off Campus Pass. Student vehicles are to be parked upon arrival and removed following the student’s last class. Students, other than those who depart for special off-campus education, must have an excuse slip from the Attendance Office before they may depart campus during the academic day. Parking lots are not open to students during the day other than as specified above. Vehicles are not to be used as lockers. Students may not leave campus without permission, including walking, or in a vehicle. Violations of this rule will result in revocation of parking pass for up to two weeks. Repeat offenders may receive disciplinary action which could include detention or Saturday school. 

Liability:

Students who choose to drive and park on NCHS campus do so at their own risk. The Northshore School District and NCHS are not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen property. Vehicles need to be secured to protect personal items.

Parking Courtesy:

Vehicles are to be parked within designated (lined) spaces. Care must be taken to avoid blocking adjacent parking spaces and/or fire and traffic lanes. Use of designated disabled parking spaces requires a valid Washington State disabled parking permit. Students who park in these areas without a valid Washington State disabled parking permit will be fined the maximum penalty.

Prohibited Parking Areas:

Student parking is prohibited in the following areas:

  • Staff/Visitors Lot
  • Service Area
  • Fire Lanes
  • Bus Zones
  • Other Unmarked or Unauthorized Areas
  • Neighboring housing developments 

Speed Limit:

The speed limit on NCHS grounds is 5 MPH. Exceeding the speed limit, poor or reckless driving, driving on sidewalks, over barriers or curbs, or engaging in any potentially dangerous activities with a motor vehicle will not be tolerated. 

Violations:

If a student receives a campus ticket for a parking violation, the first offense will be $10; the second $20; the third $50; and each and every violation after the third will result in $120 fine, and disciplinary action which could include detention or Saturday school. Any violations of traffic laws or criminal law will be turned over to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Department.  

By registering to park at NCHS, students’ cars may be subjected to a search if there is a suspicion of contraband items, other evidence of a student’s violation of the law, or rules governing student conduct.

Off Campus Passes

Limited Open Campus at Lunch / Seniors Only

North Creek will have a limited Open Campus for Seniors during lunches only. Seniors will need to apply for an Off-Campus pass and abide by the rules in order to be allowed off campus during their lunch period. There will be no Off-Campus lunches available the first week of school.

Here are some key points:

Who can have an Off Campus pass for lunch?

  • Seniors only
  • Seniors must be in “good standing” defined as both of the following
    • no “F” grades (if student has an “F” can re-earn Off Campus Lunch Pass after F grade is brought up to at least a C)
    • no past or present discipline for drug/alcohol offenses
    • have two or fewer "tardy to school" in any given month (3 or more tardies will result in the loss of the Off Campus Pass for one month and will be given back the following month as long as there have not been further tardies to school)
  • Seniors must have parent/guardian permission to have an Off Campus pass for lunch.  There is an Off Campus Pass form that must be signed by both student and parent/guardian (see button below).

What if a senior with an off campus pass is late to class after lunch?

  • 1st Offense - Warning
  • 2nd Offense - Loss of Pass for a full week (5 school days)
  • 3rd Offense - Loss of Pass for remainder of semester (can be reinstated 2nd semester if lost during 1st semester)
  • 4th Offense - would occur during a re-instated 2nd semester and would result in immediate loss of pass for the rest of the school year

Can a Senior with an Off Campus pass eat their lunch in the class period following lunch?

No.  Lunch must be eaten during the lunch period and not after - and no food may be brought into the classroom.

Do school & district rules still apply during off campus lunch?

Yes.  All rules still apply, especially the rules around the illegal use of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and all e-cigarette devices (JUUL, vapes, etc.)

What if a student gets a speeding/reckless driving ticket or causes an accident during off campus lunch?

This would result in the immediate loss of the off campus pass for the rest of the school year.

It’s important to remember that having an Off Campus Pass is a privilege, not a right. 

Off-Campus Form