Principal's Message 2/26/21

  • Dear Shorecrest Students and Families,

    As we are rounding the corner of Week 3 of Term 3, this would be a good time to check in with your student regarding their academic progress. Take a look at Canvas, make sure all is caught up, and if you have any questions or concerns, please take a moment to email teachers and make contact.

    This week marks the first week we have had students on campus for in-person learning. Our small group of self-contained special education students have enjoyed half days on campus and have had a smooth transition thanks to the shared efforts of caregivers at home and the Shorecrest staff.  Student athletes returned to campus this week with 250 students participating in our “fall” season and it has been just wonderful to see students using our facilities again. Student athletes and staff are following clear protocols, enjoying the opportunity to re-connect with classmates and coaches, and truly, this first week has been nothing but positive. 

    We will continue to focus on settling into these new routines as our K-5 program prepares to launch hybrid/in-person instruction. We feel very hopeful and encouraged by all we are seeing to slow the spread of COVID in our state and we are eager to support our elementary colleagues in their efforts to transition and welcome our youngest learners back to the classroom. As more opportunities become available for our secondary students to return to our campus, we will be sure you share them with you.

    For this next week please focus your energy and attention on helping your Shorecrest student register for next year’s classes. We have provided all students an overview/introduction to the registration process during class meetings this week and today, during Highlander Home, we shared all the forms and materials with students. Students now have an established Canvas course with all of the registration information they could possibly need. While you are doing that academic check in, ask to see what the registration course includes in Canvas!

    On Monday night (March 1) we are hosting a Parent Registration Information event from 5 pm to 7 pm. Students are, of course, welcome as well to attend with you and get their questions answered. To access this event, please use this Zoom link.

    Thank you and take care!

    Go Scots! 

    Lisa Gonzalez, Principal


    21-22 School Year Class Registration Information
    • Please check in with your students about the registration process. Students are currently making their course selections for the 21-22 school year.  Selections need to be entered online, in Family Access, by Friday, March 5
    • Students can access all of the registration information and supporting planning documents in their Class of 20xx Canvas course. 
      • Parents can also access resources and supporting documents on the registrar webpage.
    • Our counselors are offering a variety of zoom drop in opportunities for students and families to ask questions about their registration the week of March 1. An evening session is scheduled for Monday, March 1 from 5-7pm.
      • Help session schedule: 
        • Daily at Lunch: 12:50-1:20 pm (except Wednesday)
        • Monday, March 1: 5-7 pm
        • Wednesday, March 3: 11am-12pm
    • If your student is considering running start, they should attend one of the running start information meetings:


    Counselor Corner

    Counselors are available for appointments!  Counselors are available to discuss academic achievement, college preparation, post secondary options, and social/emotional support.  Students, please fill out this google form to request an appointment and a zoom link with your appointment time will be emailed to your k12 email.  Parents/Guardians can call the Counseling Office at (206) 393-4296 to schedule an appointment. 

    Counselor Appointment Request

    Check out the Virtual Counseling Office! Click around for links to resources, mindfulness, and more: Shorecrest Virtual Counseling Office


    About this Event

    Based on evidenced-based curriculum, this 8-week experiential program for teens ages 14-18 provides practices and tools to manage stress, increase feelings of happiness and well-being, and promote emotional resilience.  Sessions include discussion related to well-being, mindfulness and other practices, intentional movement, and creative projects. 

    Instructors: Kim Armstrong, Kara-Lee Ruotolo, Tai Velasquez

    Cost: $245-355 (Scholarships available)

    More info here:



    AP Payment for Term 3 Classes

    Students must register and pay for their AP exams if they have not already done so.

    Students must first join their class(es) using a specific join code given by the teacher and then pay for each exam using the online payment system here.

    • Students who qualify for free/reduced lunch only need to join their class as the exam fee is paid by the state so no payment is due. 

    If students are not planning to take the AP exam, please let Wendy Friedman know so that a test is not ordered:

    Please check with your student to make sure both steps have been taken care of. Email Wendy Friedman with questions.


    Book Recs for Equity and Understanding

    There is a powerful book called All American Boys by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely, which is told with the use of alternating chapters written by two authors—one who is Black and one who is White. The novel begins with a high school student seeing a police officer (who happens to be a family friend) violently arresting a fellow student. The aftermath of this one event sets in motion a series of events that divides their community, their school, and people’s feelings about justice and policing. 

    We have adopted All American Boys for use in our English 9 classes. It is a Coretta Scott King Honor Award winner. As a note, if you are interested in stories that promote peace, understanding and social justice you should check out the Coretta Scott King Award’s website @

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    Activities Update
    • We miss our students and classmates so much! We cannot wait to see each other in person again! We did welcome a few Scots back to the building this week with the return of our students with special needs and their teachers and support staff. We are hopeful all Scots can come back soon.
    • The ASB Core is working with Principal Gonzalez on next steps for the plan on how to create a stronger school around the areas of consent and sexual harassment. The work is ongoing and students and staff will be part of the process via a Study Group on Sexual Assault Awareness and Consent Education. This will be introduced to all students in Highlander Home on Monday. 
    • Several of our clubs and teams have been actively fundraising and because those fundraising options are so limited due to COVID, we encourage you to support as you are able! Upcoming fundraisers include: The Senior Class Goodwill “Fill the Truck” at Shorecrest Feb. 27 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (bring by anything to donate other than furniture) and the Junior Class MOD Pizza Fundraiser on March 10.
    • We also had class meetings this week during Highlander Home. Each grade-level went through important information from our counseling department regarding registration, from the principal, and from class advisors and class senators. You can find the slides and video recordings on the ASB website. Registration materials are due (via the Canvas Class of 20XX course) by Friday, March 5!
    • Seniors can purchase a senior shirt now through March 26 at this link and the order will be processed directly by TC Span and mailed to you.



    Parent Partner Support Thursdays @ 4pm

    • Parent Support Group sponsored by Guided Pathways Support. 
    • This group meets via zoom on Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm.
    • Lead Parent Partner, Melody Parshall, is back to host our Parent Support Group Thursdays at 4pm.
    • Join Melody, other parents and community partners to talk about your strength, hope and resilience in the ongoing challenges of parenting in a pandemic.
    • This is a free event and open to any parent living in King County.
    • To join via Zoom, click here.
      • Meeting ID: 580 520 1454
      • Passcode: 2sDNep



    Screening of "Angst" March 18



    2021 Shorecrest Senior Spree! There are many ways to support this great graduation night out for our seniors. Please read over the fundraisers and select a way to help our senior event:

    • Purchase a ticket. Tickets are $145 and are totally refundable if COVID cancels the event. See Shorecrest PTSA's website and this link to sign up.
    • Brown Bear Car Wash Tickets! Need your car washed? We got you covered! Brown Bear Car Wash Fundraiser is the perfect solution. Tickets are $10 each and due to Covid-19, your tickets will be personally delivered and door dropped at an arranged time. To purchase, please click here.


    Thank you, and your contributions will make this a senior night to remember!


    Shorecrest PTSA
    • It's not to late to join the Shorecrest PTSA or give a gift to the PTSA for Future Scots needs.
    • Being a part of PTA provides members with multiple opportunities.
      • Advocating for children, youth, and families - to improve the lives of kids through everyday practices.
      • Parenting support - within your community by bringing together families with PTA activities.
      • Leadership development - through opportunities for personal and career growth as a volunteer.
      • Family resources - from National PTA including parent guides for student success as well as career and college readiness information.
      • Discounts from many of our national sponsors
    • Support our school, staff and students by joining or donation, and stay strong Scots- we're all in this together. 





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