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2016-2017 Shorewood High School Information

August 15-19, 8:30AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-3:30PM
August 22-29, 8:30AM-3:30PM, Shorewood Counseling Office Open.
August 30th, the office will be closed in the morning for staff development.
August 31st-September 2nd, 8:30AM-3:30PM
September 5th, closed for Labor Day.
September 6th, 7:30AM-3:30PM

September 7th, classes begin.

Questions and Communications  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 July 1-August 15.  Office staff and administrators available June 27th-30th on the schedule listed above.

Between July 1-August 15, 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 for details on fall tryouts practices.

Shorewood Athletic Packets
All athletes need to complete eligibility paperwork to participate in athletics.  The district athletic packets can now be printed from home.  Completed paperwork should be returned to the Shorewood Business Office for eligibility review.

“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 yearbook, 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. Be aware that lines may be long. 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.  Shorewood Business Office online
If you are unavailable to come on your assigned date, you will have to conduct your “Back to Business” activities on the first day of school.

“Back to Business” Schedule:
Tuesday 8/30, 12:00-3:00PM (Grade 12)
Wednesday 8/31, 12:00-3:00PM (Grade 11)
Thursday 9/1, 12:00-3:00PM (Grade 10)
Tuesday 9/6, 12:00-3:00PM (Grade 9)

iPad Information
The district will update the information on iPads 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.

9th Graders and new Shorewood Students
PTSA sponsored BBQ and Parent Orientation, Wednesday, August 31st.  BBQ in the courtyard 5:30-6:30 PM.  Parent orientation from 6:45-8:00 PM in the gymnasium.

Tuesday, September 6th, 7:50-11:50 AM: Freshmen and New Shorewood Student Orientation. 9th graders, new students in all grades, and Link Crew members attend school 7:50-11:50 AM (students only) Activities will include: receiving class schedules, tours, and orientation to success at SWHS. Meet in the SWHS gymnasium. Transportation will not be provided.
12:00-3:00 PM:  9th grade “Back to Business” activities.

Grade 9 and 10 General School Supplies List.

Classes in Session- All Students, Grades 9-12, Wednesday, September 7th:
  Final schedules will be handed out on the first day of school. School will start with an assembly in the gymnasium. The first four days’ schedule will all be “A” days: Wednesday, September 7th- Monday, September 12th, periods 1-6, 7:50 am – 2:35 pm.

Fall Open House and Curriculum Night Thursday, October 6th, 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, on-line beginning August 1st. On-line payments can be made at the Shorewood Business Office 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  Shorewood Business Office 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. Dorian order packets will be available in the Shorewood main office after August 15th.
  • 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.
  • Yearbook (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 an increased cost) for two additional sale periods in December and June.
  • SW Pride items will be available from Boosters and ASB–eg. Kelly Green, Royal Blue or White T-shirts are $10, and tie-dyed T-shirts are $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. Students who may need financial assistance for sport participation should contact Vicki Gorman, Athletic Director.

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 7th, this means Oct 5th 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

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. Or, click on the links below for immediate download. There are extra copies available all year long in the Shorewood Health Office, front desk, cafeteria and counseling center. Please complete an application at any time during the school year as family needs change.

Students who 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.

Documents for Free and Reduced Meals:
Welcome Letter 2016-2017
2016-17 Letter To Households
2016-17 Free and Reduced Meal Application

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 (Education for Quality Classrooms)
• 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

PTSA Membership Form

Become a Shorewood Booster
SW Boosters promote spirit and pride at Shorewood High School by fundraising for activities and clubs, providing scholarships for active students, and encouraging people to rally together to support our students’ diverse interests.

If it’s Shorewood Gear you need, we have a huge selection of outerwear, blankets, hats, seat cushions and our very popular Spirit Scarves.  Scarves are a must have item for the annual Shorewood vs Shorecrest Football game.  Don’t miss out!

We encourage you to download or fill out the Membership Form and join us today.

Get involved. Attend a meeting and visit our web site often to keep up-to-date.   Go above and beyond to make the school experience great– Go T-Birds!

Informed Consent Form: There are two forms that 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.  These forms must be completed and returned every year.  The Informed Consent Form and the Mass Notification Call Opt Out Form

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).


Shorewood Highly Ranked in US News Best High Schools

US NEWS 2016U.S. News and World Report has again recognized Shorecrest and Shorewood High Schools for student achievement in their annual ranking of the nation’s best high schools. Both schools have been awarded a silver medal for the news magazine’s 2016 Best High Schools list.

Shorecrest is ranked 10th in Washington out of 477 high schools in the state, and 856th out of more than 28,500 high schools in the United States. Shorewood ranked 14th in the state and 1,038th in the country.

“It’s exciting to see this recognition of the students’ achievements and to know that our schools provide rigorous and relevant preparation for college, career, citizenship and life,” said Shorewood Principal Bill Dunbar.

“Having both our high schools receive such a prestigious recognition confirms our everyday experience in an outstanding learning environment that is supported by our students, staff and community,” added Shorecrest Principal Lori Longo.

Best High Schools ranking information for Shorecrest and Shorewood

To create the 2016 Best High Schools rankings, U.S. News worked with RTI International, a North Carolina-based research firm. High schools were evaluated in three stages:

1. Overall student performance on state-required tests. Students in the schools had to perform better than average to move the school to the next step.

2. How effectively schools educated their low-income and minority students.

3. School graduation rate and well they prepared students for college.

High schools that made it through this analysis were then eligible to be ranked nationally, in terms of college readiness. U.S. News determines the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work by analyzing student success in Advanced Placement (AP) which includes college-level courses.