Fall Open House and Curriculum Night Thursday, October 8th, 7:00PM


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.

Open House Schedule– Open house is organized like a six period A day.  Each “class” is a ten minute opportunity for you to meet the teacher, see the classroom and hear about curriculum for the course.  Grades, syllabi and parent communication will also be covered at open house.

6:45 – 6:55 Period 0/7 and an Optional Opportunity – “Being a Freshmen Parent”— Presentation in the Shorewood Theater (Nancy Elder) 

7:00 – 7:10 General Meeting in the Theater
7:15 – 7:25 Period 1
7:32 – 7:42 Period 2
7:42 – 7:52       ANNOUNCEMENTS– Stay in Period 2 Activities (Pass the Hat/PTSA/Boosters)
7:59 – 8:09 Period 3
8:16 – 8:26 Period 4
8:33 – 8:43 Period 5
8:50 – 9:00 Period 6

PTSA Fundraising at Open House: Please  note that the PTSA has one fundraiser all year at our fall open house.  The “Pass the Hat” donation helps fund classroom grants, homework club, SAT and AP preparation programs, the school newsletter, “After Shorewood” and parent education.  PTSA provides vital academic enrichment programs and support for some of our neediest students.



Tutorial/Homework Club has started!

Homework Club is held each Tuesday and Thursday after school from 2:40-3:40 in designated classrooms.

All students are welcome in Homework Club, but it is mandatory for students with failing grades.  We have 12 classrooms and students can get help in Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, IPS, Biology, Humanities 9 (English/Social studies), Humanities 10, Humanities 11 and a class for students struggling in more than one are or other classes.  For more  information about Tutorial/Homework Club click here.


The Pre-Scholastic Aptitude (PSAT) will be taking place at Shorewood on October 28th, with an altered schedule.  All sophomores will take the test for free.  Attention Juniors:  Sign up for the newly designed PSAT!   Test cost is $15, which can be paid to the Business Office. Fee waivers are available through the counselors. Deadline to pay is October 21st.  This year’s PSAT is aligned with the new SAT that will be administered beginning March, 2016.  Juniors – taking the PSAT is a great opportunity to take the practice test that is aligned with the new SAT!  Please bring a calculator, pencil and snack on the day of the test. Testing will begin at 7:50AM and room assignments will be posted. See your counselor if you have questions.

College-bound Students!

Are you a senior or guardian of one?  Are you overwhelmed or slightly confused by the college application process?

Come join us on October 1st 6:30-7:45PM in the SW theater to learn about the application process, Common Application, Naviance, letters of recommendation and more!  A UW representative will also be there to provide information about how to make your college essay shine!

Questions?  See you counselor or contact Sharon Roma at 206-393-6122

Thank you!

Fall Back to School Notices

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

There are copies of the free and reduced lunch application available all year long in the Shorewood Health Office and at the front desk. 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. The 30 Day grace period for 2015-2016 ENDs on October 21st.

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. (Download- Informed Consent)

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).

Parent Preview Night for Curriculum in Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.)

Shoreline School District is offering a parent preview night for our adopted curriculum in Family Life and Sexual Health (F.L.A.S.H.). Parents and guardians of students in grades 4 through 12 are invited to attend on October 13, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 PM at the Shoreline Learning Center, Rainier Room, located at 18560 1st Avenue NE.

Teri Poff, Shoreline Director of Teaching and Learning, will be present to give an overview of the curriculum, the guidelines for teachers to use when teaching the curriculum, and how parents and families can be involved. Copies of the curriculum will be available for review. The curriculum materials can also be viewed online at www.kingcounty.gov/health/FLASH. Additional information can be seen on the Shoreline website at: http://learn.shorelineschools.org/spec/health/index.php?section=documents

The Shoreline School Board has approved the use of F.L.A.S.H. (Family Life and Sexual Health) curriculum in grades 4-12.  In the spring of 2010, he Board acted on the recommendation of the District Instructional Materials Committee and the Committee to Select Sexual Health Curriculum.  A committee of parents, teachers, nurses and students worked with facilitators from King County Health and the Center for Health Training to evaluate the state approved programs and to ensure that the District is in compliance with current state laws regarding sexual health education.

Open Positions at Shorewood High School

The following positions are open at Shorewood High School.  Qualified community members are encouraged to apply.  A complete posting and more detailed job description are located at  employment section of the the Shoreline Human Resources website:

Job # 0815-8060 Paraeducator – Science, Part time 3 hrs per day.  This position supports the science department with the preparation of lab materials and equipment.  The ideal candidate will have sufficient science background to work independently in the lab preparation area. Staff will work with a variety of sensitive instruments, supplies and materials including chemicals and specimens.  Some training will be provided.

This position may combined with other part time academic support positions below.

Shorewood High School
Job # 0715-7999 AVID Tutor Shorewood and Shorecrest High Schools
Job # 0815-8078 Academic Coach – Paraeducator *Hourly*     Shorewood High School
Job # 0715-8010 Paraeducator One on One (Special Education) Shorewood High School

Shoreline School District #412 does not discriminate against any protected classes. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, including the address and phone number of the Title IX officer, visit: http://www.shorelineschools.org/info/title_ix.php.

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

Download the PTSA membership form here.

Go above and beyond to make the school experience great– Become a <a href%

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 +