Messages From Colleen Martin, Principal
about 1 month ago
We are all looking forward to the start of the school and welcoming our new students. Please remember that the WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) orientation for incoming 6th graders and other new students is Tuesday, August 22nd from 9-12pm in the Shoreline gym. This event is for students, only. Parents are welcome to stay for my Principal’s parent presentation in the amphitheater outside the gym. This presentation is particularly informative for parents who have not had a student at Shoreline in the past. Otherwise, please feel comfortable dropping off your student and picking them up. We will also be selling PE clothes at the conclusion of the WEB event.
I am pleased to introduce our new staff members: Joseph Hauser (7th/8th ELA & ELD), Hilary Alvarado (6th Science), Amelia Siegel (6th Math), Wes Bare (6th ELA & SS), and Amber Julien (SDC Math & Science). We are also in the process of hiring a new school counselor.
We have the same bell schedule as last year. The first warning bell rings at 8:10am with students in their seats by 8:15am. School gets out at 2:40pm (early dismissal on Wednesdays is still at 12:33). Students’ 1st period classes will be posted on the front doors of the school after 4pm on Tuesday, August 22nd. Students will receive their full schedule, Shark Planner and 1st day packet during their 1st period class on Wednesday, August 23rd. Please review the packet and return only the required papers on the 2nd day of school. Most papers are for your reference and we only need the signature pages returned. 7th & 8th grade parents: please pay special attention to the acceptable use agreement for laptops. We will be sending home a chrome book with every 7th & 8th grade student on the week of August 29th to use for the year. There will be an 7th & 8th grade parent meeting on Monday, August 29th at 6pm to explain expectations and address any concerns about students being responsible for a district chrome book. 6th grade academic classes will each have chrome book carts in their classrooms for daily use.
Teachers will be giving students recommended supply lists on the first day of school. I always suggest holding off on buying supplies until the lists are distributed. A backpack, a pen and pencil and a notebook are sufficient for the first day. We have a hydration station near the exit of the locker rooms, so please send your student to school with a reusable water bottle that they can fill up with filtered water.
Our parking lot gets very congested during the 10 minutes before and after school and on rainy days. Please follow the traffic pattern with two rows of cars splitting to the far right and left for drop off. This allows both lanes of cars to pull into the center lane after students exit. Please talk with your students about NOT looking at their cell phone as they cross the street, after school. Distracted students create a safety concern and tend to slow the flow of traffic in an out of our parking lot.
We look forward to welcoming all of the students on the first day of school, Wednesday, August 23rd for a full day of school. We hope to see all of the parents at Back to School Night to Thursday, September 28th .
Home and School Club
about 1 month ago
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