After the SW win at the 2013 Rotary Cup

Opening School 2014-2015

Dear Thunderbirds:  

We’re looking forward to seeing you in the fall for the 2014-2015 school year! Please read the information below carefully to be informed of the details regarding summer hours and opening of school.

The Shorewood staff is looking forward to a great school year with our community!


Bill Dunbar, Principal and the Shorewood Staff

Closed June 28 –August 12th
Monday, August 11th Closed to the Public
August 12-15, weekdays 8:30AM-12:00; 1:00-3:00PM
August 18-22, weekdays 8:30AM-12:00; 1:00-3:00PM
Counseling Office Opens
August 25-29 weekdays  7:30AM-3:30PM
September 2, 7:30AM-3:30PM, closed Sept 1st, Labor Day
Classes begin September 3rd.  That day will be a “C” Day and all classes will meet.

School Calendar and Bell Schedule: The school’s bell schedule has been adapted to meet the state’s revised 1080/1027 hour instructional year requirement that is an increase from previous school years.   The current bell schedule includes a rotation of A and B days on Mondays, and consistent A or B days on Tuesdays through Fridays. The school day starts at 7:50 and ends at 2:35PM.  The school day is ten minutes longer than in the past. There are two “C” Days in the calendar when all classes meet.  The calendar for A, B, and C days as well as the bells for the day can found at the following page: Revised Bell Schedule.  

Questions and Communications: 
Between the period of June 28th and August 12th there will be a period where all Shorewood High School staff will be off contract .  Questions and communications for SWHS staff can be made by e-mail found on the school directory.  Please note that all staff will be out of contact July1-August 12.

Urgent communications or questions that can only be answered by phone can be directed to district staff at (206)393-6111.  Your message will be forwarded to the appropriate SWHS staff.  We appreciate your patience during the summer closure.

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All new to Shorewood High School students in grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 and their parents/guardians should plan to attend Shorewood’s Orientation Evening on Wednesday, August 27th.  Dinner is generously provided by the PTSA and Boosters.  The buffet begins in the outside courtyard at 5:30 PM and will  be served until 6:30 PM.  Introductions and an explanation of the evening will take place in the Main Gym from 6:45 to 7:00 PM.  Self-tours of the new campus and 10 minute presentations about different topics are scheduled from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.  This is a wonderful opportunity to visit the campus and hear about all of the activities available to Shorewood students.  Current students, staff and parents will be available to help you explore and see for yourself what Shorewood has to offer.  Ample parking is available from school entrances on 175th and Fremont Avenue North.

Join SWHS PTSA for 2014-2015

The Shorewood PTSA is a vital part of the Shorewood community, running programs that include: 
• Classroom grants via EQC
• Shorewood Signal newsletter
• After Shorewood college and career program
• Student scholarship funds 
• Funding for Extended Day Intervention and Advanced Academic Enrichment  Programs
• Back-to-School BBQ for new families
• Shorewood Student Directory
• Teacher appreciation
• Community services such as the Holiday Food Drive, Teen Gift Programs, and the WORKS
• Advocacy for children at all levels of government

Download the membership form here.

Shorewood Earns Best High School Ranking for 2014

Congratulations to all members of the Shorewood High School community on the recent “silver” ranking in US News and World Report’s ranking of public high schools in Washington and in the nation.  US News reviewed 31,242 U.S. public high schools; 133 Washington schools made the rankings.  Shorewood High School is ranked 24th within Washington, and #1071 in the national ranks.

For more detailed information, please click on the icon below.silver_best_high_schools