GENERAL SUMMER OFFICE HOURS and RETURN-to-SCHOOL NOTEWORTHY DATES:
Registration and Enrollment: See the school website on enrollment and registration. Contact our Registrar by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
School Calendars: Please view and subscribe to the 2023-2024 SWHS school year calendar. This page includes the monthly feed as well as a link to a one-page year-long calendar for planning purposes.
If you plan on participating in a fall sport (except water polo), please complete/submit all necessary paperwork online via FinalForms. Water polo, a club sport, has a separate packet of paper forms.
Monday, 8/14 School offices will re-open for business
Monday, 8/14 – Friday, 8/18 Office Hours 8:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-3:00PM
Main Office – 206.393.4372
Registrar – 206.393.4398 / Counseling Office – 206.393.6122
Business Office – 206.393.4987
Wednesday, August 16 Fall Sports Begin Get team information from the SWHS Website.
August 16 First Day of Football Tryouts
August 21 First Day of Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim and Dive, Boys Tennis and Girls Volleyball Tryouts.
Monday, 8/21 – Friday, 8/25 Office Hours 8:00AM-12:00PM; 1:00PM-3:00PM
Friday, 8/25 STUDENT SCHEDULES AVAILABLE-
Schedules will be posted online in Family Access on August 25 for all registered students. Paper schedules will be distributed to students who attend Grade 9 orientation activities on 9/5 (See “LINK” below). Paper schedules will be available to students who are unable to access online on the first day of school.
Schedule Changes- will only be considered for true errors, class period conflicts, and open periods; not for teacher/period preference or changes to requests. Qualifying change requests will be submitted exclusively via a Google Form. The Counseling office will make the google form live when schedules are published.
Running Start - Shorewood Running Start paperwork is available online. Counselors will be back in the office in late August to sign the Enrollment Verification form for running start. Students should begin the process online through the college over the summer.
Apply for Running Start via the college website. After selecting your college to begin the app, indicate you are enrolling as “Running Start,” program is “Academic,” and major is “Academic - Undecided.”
Follow the instructions sent by the college in response to your application. Explore fall quarter class offerings via the college website. Email your counselor the three required SW forms found on our website. Be prepared to officially register for classes once counselors are back in August to sign the final forms.
Monday, 8/28- Friday, 9/1 School office hours 7:30am-3:00pm.
Tuesday, 9/5 9:30AM-1:00PM “ LINK” New Student Orientation Day-
Look for a special communication from the new student orientation team and here on the website, inviting all new students to the LINK orientation and directions on how to connect.
Tuesday, 9/5 1:00PM-4:00PM Chromebook “Roll-Out” Day 9th Graders will receive Chromebooks as part of the orientation activity. Students who are new to Shoreline will be invited to campus to check out a district issued Chromebook (computer) with instructions to prepare for the start of school.
Wednesday, 9/6 1st Day of School. Final Student Schedules will be available. All 6 classes meet “A” Day. Begin office hours 7:30am-3:30pm
Thursday, 9/7 “A” Day
Friday, 9/8 “A” Day
Monday, 9/11 Begin extended period schedule – “O” Day
The attached link contains the 2023-24 high school Chromebook checkout information for families.
Basic School Supplies
Since high school students register for six different classes each semester and classes change each year, we recommend only purchasing basic school supplies until students hear what special needs may be required once the class opens. For example, students may choose to set up a general notebook for all classes; however, teachers may recommend certain models of calculator or a particular lab notebook. In many cases, consumable materials are provided at school. Many of our classes use the school issued Chromebook and electronic forms of note taking, texts and storage. The list below will help most students get started.
Transportation to and From School
Qualified students may register for bus service to and from school by accessing the e-link system through the school district transportation system. Please see the following website to check status and assigned stops. As student enrollment changes over the summer, bus stops and routes may change, so final assignments are typically available in the week before school. For individual needs or questions, see the transportation website.
Sports Information and Shorewood Athletics:
All athletes need to complete eligibility paperwork to participate in athletics. Athletic forms will be available online at the Athletics Page. Final Forms is open now for all sports seasons.
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 the office between July 1- August 13th. 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.
School Health Information and Immunization Requirements:
The Health Information Update from should be completed before the first day of school with any updates for the student. This form will be sent to current enrolled students shortly before school from the health office.
Washington State laws regarding school immunizations changed August 1, 2020.
Parent-reported immunization information is no longer accepted. Only vaccine information that has been medically-verified* will be accepted.
All students still need a completed Certificate of Immunization (CIS) or completed Certificate of Exemption (COE) form turned in to school prior to the first day. The required immunizations have not changed, with the exception of the Tdap booster which is now required before 7th grade. See the form for detailed requirements.
The Shorewood Health Office is staffed daily by an RN from 7:00AM-3:30PM during school. The school nurse will be available before school for taking in medicines that students will need to have available at school. Please check with the main office for the first day of this service. Please call with questions or concerns at Phone: 206-393-4386 or Fax: 206-393-4711 or email at email@example.com.
Voluntary Student Accident Insurance:
This is the explanatory letter and link to Shoreline School District’s affordable Voluntary Student Accident Insurance for 2023-2024 offered by Myers-Stevens & Toohey (English/Spanish) is now available. This parent letter and the insurance options are also up on the district main website. The district offers resources for optional student insurance.
Free and Reduced Price Meals, Scholarships and Financial Assistance:
The USDA school meal waiver, that provided free meals for all students, expired on June 30th. Since Congress has not voted to extend the program, Shoreline Public Schools will return to pre-pandemic operations for the 2023-2024 school year.
All students may apply for free and reduced-price meals. New applications for Free and Reduced Price Meals must be completed at the beginning of EACH school year. Applications will be mailed to all families in August/September.
Extra copies of the application are available all year 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.
Financial need should not be a barrier to any program or activity at school:
Please be aware that even if a student does not intend to eat at school, we urge students to apply for free or reduced lunch to receive other financial benefit. 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 reduced or eliminated:
Summer School Scholarships
Field Trip Fees
Students should see their counselor regarding fee waivers outside of athletics. Athletic Fee waivers can be directed to the Athletic Director. 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 Supplies for 2023-2024:
Could your family use help with school supplies for next year? While the Back-to-School event will not be held this summer, students can still get help with school supplies! Each school will have donated supplies for students whose families are experiencing financial hardship, which will be distributed to families before school starts.
Email your school’s Counseling Office to express interest in receiving supplies, and they will be in touch right before the school year starts.
If you would like to support efforts to provide school supplies for students, you can make a donation to the Shoreline Public Schools Foundation.
Support Students and Teachers – Join the SWHS PTSA and Boosters:
The Shorewood PTSA is a vital part of the Shorewood community, running programs that include:
Classroom grants via EQC (Education for Quality Classrooms)
After Shorewood college and career program
Student scholarship funds
Funding for Academic Enrichment Programs
Community services such as the Holiday Food Drive, Teen Gift Programs, and the WORKS
Advocacy for children at all levels of government
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. Don’t miss out!
We encourage you to join the Booster Website today!