Congratulations to the class of 2014!

2015-2016 School Year Information


June 22-26, weekdays 9:00AM-12:00; 1:00-3:00PM
Closed June 29 –August 11th

Monday, August 10th Closed to the Public
August 11-14, weekdays 8:30AM-12:00; 1:00-3:00PM
August 17-21, weekdays 8:30AM-12:00; 1:00-3:00PM
Counseling Office Opens
August 24-28 weekdays  8:30AM-3:30PM
August 31- September 4th 8:30AM-3:30PM
; Thursday September 3rd, the office will be closed in the morning for staff development.

September 8, 7:30AM-3:30PM, closed Sept 7th, Labor Day
Classes begin September 9th

Questions and Communications: 
Between the period of June 26th and August 11th there will be a period where most Shorewood High School instructional staff will be unavailable .  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 11.

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.

Advanced Placement and Honors Class Summer Assignments 

Please see the right hand column of this web page for a listing of summer preparation for honors and advanced placement classes.

Fall Sports Information:  See the athletics website at the following LINK for details on fall tryouts practices.

9th Grade Transition to High School:

New Student/Freshman and Parent PTSA Barbecue Wednesday, September 2nd (Note: This Date has been changed from Sept 3rd to Sept 2nd)  5:30-6:30 PM.  BBQ in the Courtyard/Commons.  Parent orientation to SWHS program from 6:45-8:00 PM in the gymnasium.

Tuesday, September 8th 7:50-11:50 AM Freshman and New Student Orientation. Ninth graders, new students in all grades and Link Crew members attend school 7:50-11:50 AM. Activities will include tours, class schedules and orientation to success at SWHS. Meet in the SWHS Gymnasium. Transportation will not be provided.

“Back to Business Days” Class Schedules, Photos, Associated Student Body Identification Card and iPads for Grades 9-12:

All students should plan to come to campus for ID pictures (A photo for school ID is required.), purchase of ASB cards and annuals, preliminary class schedules and schedule questions. The school will also issue each student an iPad for work completion, research and productivity. Photos and ASB business needs to be complete before the student can get a schedule or a school district iPad. Fees and overdue fines must be paid in full.  Counselors are available to report schedule errors at this time and an appointment with the counselor may be scheduled if necessary.  Schedules may only be changed in the case of errors affecting graduation requirements. Schedules that have been set based on the student’s registration form data will not be changed.

Please come on the date and time listed below. Please note that lines may be long as class sizes vary. We appreciate your patience. We recommend taking care of fees and overdue school charges by completing on-line payments in advance to speed the process. Please see information for School Business office On-line below.

Monday 8/31,
12:00-3:00PM (Grade 12)
Wednesday 9/2, 12:00-3:00PM (Grade 11)
Thursday 9/3, 12:00-3:00PM (Grade 9; paired with the PTSA new student welcome BBQ, see description above)
Friday 9/4, 8:00-11:00AM (Grade 10)

iPad Information

The district will update the information on iPads at the following LINK by mid July each summer.

Save time in the lines by printing and filling in the iPad form before coming to school during “back to business” days. (The form downloads when you click.)

Classes in Session- All Students, Grades 9-12, Wednesday, September 9th:
 Students who did not pick up their schedules in the week before school will need to pick up schedules in the commons when they arrive at school on September 9th. Please plan to do so before classes begin. School will start with an assembly in the gymnasium. The first four days’ schedule will be all “A” days Wednesday, September 9th- Monday, September 14th periods 1-6; 7:50 am – 2:35 pm. (We have revised the bell schedule. On A days all periods will meet.)

Fall Open House and Curriculum Night Thursday, October 8th, 7:00PM: 
Please join us to meet your student’s teachers, to hear about the course of study and learn about ways for parents to partner with the school.

Shorewood Business Office On-Line: Speed through the lines prior to school… Please pay for your student’s expenses by credit card in advance online beginning August 1st. On-line payments can be made at following address or through a button on the school’s main webpage. Signed forms must be brought to the school in person. While the on-line system allows for credit card payments, the school business office accepts cash or check only.  Unpaid fees, lost materials and library book fines assessed during previous school years must be resolved before a schedule or an iPad will be issued. (The students will use a loaner computer if required.)

Go to the on-line store to purchase:  ASB cards, parking permits, yearbooks, iPad fees and accessories, athletic fees and fines.

What’s it all cost? (Note: If you plan to pay by check in person, please plan to write one check for all school business except spirit items and Dorian photos.)

  • ID Picture:Free (Required for school security) – Students may order portrait photos directly from Dorian Studios.  Please bring a check made out to Dorian for this purpose.
  • Student Technology: School issued technology includes the deployment of Apple iPads to students at Shorewood High School. iPad insurance is set at $35.00 flat fee for the school year.
  • ASB Card(Required for EVERY participant in a SW ASB activity program.) –$40. 00   Because all music groups, sports teams, and clubs are funded by ASB cards, all members of these groups are required to purchase a card.  Students who need financial assistance for ASB should request assistance through their counselor. You can save over $200 on school activities by using your ASB card for purchasing yearbooks, and tickets to all home sports events.
  • Annual (Optional) – The first sale period is August 1 through September 10 at a discounted rate of $60 with purchased ASB card and membership, or $65 without. The yearbook will be available for $75 for two sale periods in December and June.
  • SW Pride items will be available from Boosters and ASB–eg. Kelly Green, Royal Blue or White T-shirt is $10 and Tie-dyed T-shirt is $15. SW booster items come in a wide variety of school themes.  Please bring separate cash or check(s) for these items.
  • Athletic Participation Fees:  The following fees must be paid after cuts are made and prior to the first competition:  1)  $100.00 Athletic Participation Fee per sport;  2)  Purchase of a $40.00 ASB sticker for student I.D. card. 3) students who may need financial assistance for sport participation should contact Vicki Gorman, Athletic Director.

Free and Reduced Price Meals, Scholarships and Financial Assistance: New Applications must be completed at the beginning of EACH school year.

Applications will be mailed to all families in August/September. There are extra copies available all year long in the Shorewood Health Office. Please complete an application at any time during the school year as family needs change.

Students that attended any school in the Shoreline School District the previous school year and qualified for Free or Reduced Lunches will have a 30 day “grace” period at the beginning of the school year. It is very important for families to complete the new application and turn them in as early as possible in September of each school year so there will be no disruption of services.

Please be aware that even if a student does not intend to eat lunch at school, we urge students to apply for free or reduced lunch. If a student qualifies, they will be given a letter verifying qualification. SAVE THE QUALIFYING LETTER to be used for documentation for a variety of fee waivers/fee reductions such as:
Class Fees
Athletic Fees
Summer School Scholarships
Field Trip Fees
Students should see their counselor regarding fee waivers. If you choose to do so, you may give a copy of your qualifying letter to your school counselor or nurse to be filed in a confidential file. This will enable you to be contacted about possible waivers, reductions and opportunities based on free/reduced lunch qualification.

School Health Information and Immunization Requirements:

Please note: **A new Certificate of Immunization is not required if your student is a current Shoreline School Student. For example: Students advancing from grade school to middle school or middle school to high school. Your student’s Certificate of Immunization will be on file with their new Shoreline school.

Washington state law requires that all children up to the age of 21 be fully immunized on or before the first day of school. Shoreline requires that students must have proof of immunization or an approved Certificate of Exemption by the 20th school day of attendance. If no proof/waiver by the 20th day of attendance at school, the student may not continue to attend school until documents are received. For students who start on Sept 9th, this means Oct 7th is the last day they can attend without being in compliance. The school nurse will notify you in writing if your student is out of compliance.

For new Shoreline Students this means the school MUST have on file:

  • A signed and completed Certificate of Immunization form, or
  • A Certificate of Exemption Form (see below) exempting the student from these requirements for medical, philosophical or religious reasons.

Requirement for Certificate of Exemption:

  • The Certificate of Exemption form for newly enrolled students and current students who have new immunization requirements must include a physician’s signature for those wishing to exempt for medical or philosophical reasons. Proof of membership in a religious group that does not allow a health care practitioner to provide medical treatment to a child, is required for those claiming a religious exemption.

School Health Questions?  Contact:

Paula Williams RN, BSN
Shorewood High School
206-393-4386 Phone
206-393-4711 FAX


Informed Consent Form: This is a two-part form which must be completed and returned if you wish to deny release of student information to organizations/individuals, and/or want your student’s name withheld from the student directory and other publishable materials.  This form must be completed and returned every year.  This document will be mailed in August Due date will be September 9th.

Notice of Student Publicity: From time to time during the year, the school publicizes various student achievements, awards and events.  Please let the Front Office know if you do not want us to use an image of your child (photo and/or videotape) for internal and external publicity.  Publicity may include both print and electronic publishing (internet and Channel 26, the district’s local access channel).


Support Students and Teachers- Join the SWHS PTSA and Boosters

See the SWHS PTSA Website
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 PTSA membership form here.

Go above and beyond to make the school experience great– Become a Shorewood Booster! Your $15 member fee helps support Shorewood High School clubs, sports, and activities throughout the year.  Receive a Shorewood Booster Cling for your car window while they last.  These are not sold as part of the Shorewood gear and are only available to Booster Members.

You can find Booster Membership envelopes all around school – the front office, the concession stand in the gym, whereever and whenever SW Gear is sold, or you can click on the  Membership Form link and print your own.  Please return your form to the Booster box in the main office at Shorewood.
Go T-birds!

The President’s Volunteer Service Award

service medalDo you have more than 100 hours of community service?  If so, please join us Thursday, February 26th in the Career Center during lunch for a President’s Points Party!
If you have volunteered at least 100 hours between March 1, 2014 and Feb. 28, 2015, join us to fill out your application for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Mrs. Spellman will be on hand to help you complete the application so you can earn honors that can be added to your resume, job, college and scholarships applications.

All forms are due by March 7 – so come enjoy a fun and easy way to get credit for the hours you have volunteered.

Need an Application?  Please see Ms. Spellman in the SW College and Career Center.

Volunteer hours must be earned within a 12-month period: March 1, 2014 – February 28, 2015. The following are the eligibility requirements/award levels for each age group.

Up to 14
50 – 74
15 to 25
100 – 174
Up to 14
75 – 99
15 to 25
175 – 249
Up to 14
100 +
15 to 25
250 +