Dear Shoreline School District Families:
The Shoreline Education Association (SEA), the union representing our teachers, and the Shoreline Educational Support Professionals Association (SESPA), the union representing our school support staff, have voted to participate in a one-day walkout on May 11, 2015.
Union leadership has been in contact with the District regarding this action and has emphasized that this is not a strike against the District, students, families or our community, but rather a way for staff to show solidarity with their colleagues across the state and send a message to legislators about the importance of adequate educational funding. We agree that the state has failed to fully fund K-12 education and must live up to its responsibility as mandated by the State Supreme Court.
As a result of the one-day walkout, the Shoreline School District is canceling school on Monday, May 11, 2015. The following activities will proceed as scheduled on May 11: AP testing; high school and middle school athletic practices and contests; and facility rentals. The Shoreline Children’s Center will be open for its regular preschool programs, but the extended day sites at our schools will be closed. Please check individual school websites for evening activities. Schedules for state assessments currently underway will be adjusted at the school level.
Due to school being canceled on May 11, a make-up day is now scheduled for Friday, May 22, a previously scheduled non-student day.
The District will keep you posted on new developments if they arise. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience that canceling school on May 11 may cause to you and your family.
If you have any questions, please send them to us at email@example.com or contact the Public Information Office at 206-393-4412.
Rebecca Miner, Superintendent
The Spring 2014-15 After School Activity Season is April 6 through June 5. Most classes run from 3PM-4PM. We cannot provide childcare for siblings/friends waiting for someone enrolled in an after school class. This is a safety concern.
No classes are held on days when students do not attend school. Some classes differ from these official dates, so please check dates. For classes offered by Ridgecrest staff, sign-up opens Tuesday, March 17 and closes Friday, March 20 @ 6PM. Other classes may have online/paper registration and different due dates.
At the end of each class, students are released to a parent or guardian or after care program, or walk home with permission. Repeated late pick-up (more than 5 minutes after the end of class) may result in the student being dropped from the class.
Online registration is available at the After School Activities page.
Ridgecrest Staff Classes:
- 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade IXL (Monday and/or Tuesday) (grades 2, 3, & 4)
- Boys Club (grades 3, 4, 5, & 6)
- Flag Football (grades 5 & 6)
- K-2 Puzzles and Games (grades K, 1 & 2)
- Walking Club (grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6)
- Play-Well LEGO Engineering – PTA
- register online: http://play-well.org/wschedule/class/#/class/list/county/King/county_id/999/type/class
- April 8-June 3
- Jazz Band – see Mr. Ashbrook
Over the past year the Shoreline School District has been keeping a close watch on our increasing enrollment. While this is a positive sign after many years of declining enrollment this trend does present some challenges to our schools. As a result of:
- Increased enrollment
- Space constraints particularly at the elementary level
- Anticipated future growth
the Shoreline School District has carefully come to the following decision:
In accordance with Policy 3141 and 3141P, in which admittance of non-resident students shall take into consideration classroom and program capacity to serve and not diminish educational opportunities and services to students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents, the Shoreline School District is now closed to new non-resident boundary transfer applications for grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year.
Current students with non-resident boundary transfers for the 2014-15 school year will be allowed to continue to attend the Shoreline School District unless the family moves or admission is revoked for the reasons identified in the notice of acceptance. The District will reevaluate enrollment capacity prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. At that time siblings of students with current non-resident boundary exceptions will be given priority should space become available.
The District will continue to honor all statutory and contractual obligations relating to non-resident boundary transfer applications for the children of District employees.
We hope you enjoy your winter break. Friday, December 19, will be a regular dismissal day (at 3pm). School will resume on Monday, January 5, 2015!!
After dismissal on Friday, December 19 from 3pm-5pm, stop by Menchie’s at Gateway Plaza, 18336 Aurora Ave N, and have a beginning of winter break yogurt! When you pay, mention that you are from Ridgecrest and 20% of your purchase will go to help this year’s 6th graders get to Camp Caber.
Winter activity registration is now closed.
The Winter 2014-15 Season is January 12 through March 20. Most classes run from 3PM-4PM. We cannot provide childcare for siblings/friends waiting for someone enrolled in an after school class.
At the end of each class, students are released to a parent or guardian or after care program, or walk home with permission. Repeated late pick-up may result in the student being dropped from the class.
Ridgecrest Staff Classes:
- * 3rd and 4th Grade IXL – Mondays & Tuesdays (grades 3 & 4)
* Boys Basketball – Fridays (grades 5 & 6)
* Doctor Who Club – Tuesdays (grades 4, 5, 6)
* Fitness Games Grades K-1 – Mondays (grades K & 1)
* Fitness Games Grade 2 – Thursdays (grade 2)
* Girls Basketball – Tuesdays (grades 4, 5, 6)
* Puzzles and Games – Tuesdays (grades 3 & 4)
* Spanish Mondays – Mondays (grades K-6)
- Chess Club – PTA
- Girls on the Run – contact Ms. Barnard
- Math Olympiad – PTA
- Seattle Littlest Performers – PTA
Mulan Musical – contact Mrs. Early