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Messages From Colleen Martin, Principal

           We are all looking forward to the start of the school and welcoming our new students. The office opens on Thursday, August 16th from 8am-3pm. All parents should log into their Illuminate portal and fill out their FORMS (which replace the 1st day packet) prior to August 17th.  Please remember that the WEB (Where Everybody Belongs) orientation for incoming 6th graders and other new students is Tuesday, August 21st from 9am-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 11am.

 

I am pleased to introduce our new staff members: Rachel Dysart (Math 7th & Computers), Jessica Kier (7th & 8th ELA), Enna Penglin (6th & 7th Science), and Annie Wulczynski (SDC ELA). We are also welcoming back two staff members: Mariko McMillin (8th Math) and Kris Hill (RSP). We would also like to welcome our new administrative assistant in the office, Cynthia Fuentes. We have a new phone system. The teacher extensions are now 4 digits: 1 + room#.

 

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 12:33pm). Students’ 1st period classes will be posted on the front doors of the school after 4pm on Tuesday, August 21st. Students can view their full schedule on Monday, August 20thon Illuminate. Students will receive their full schedule and Shark Planner on Wednesday, August 22nd. We will be sending home a chrome book with every 7th & 8th grade student during the 2nd week of school to use for the year, if all of their FORMS are completed. There will be a 7th & 8th grade parent meeting on Monday, August 27th 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 week 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. The intersection at Felt Street is designed for diagonal crossing to increase safety and expedite traffic. 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 22nd for a full day of school, dismissed at 2:40pm. Be sure to read the enclosed invitation for our Home and School Club social on Friday, August 24th. We hope to see all of the parents at Back to School Night to Wednesday, September 19th.

 

Respectfully,

 

Colleen Martin

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