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Principal's Message 10/15/21

  • Dear Shorecrest Students and Families,

    Homecoming Week has been a lot of fun. It has brought us all a lot of joy to have some lightheartedness, play, and just goofy spirit in our hallways and classrooms. Shorecrest students are notorious for going all out. Let me tell you, we have a high bar here for bringing the spirit or as our students call it — being hyphy.

    It is official! We have emerged from the pandemic with our Hyphy Highlander selves intact.

    Tonight, we hope you will join us in celebrating at the stadium. We will continue with our Homecoming festivities before, during, and after the football game. Come see our student performance groups, our athletes, and our student fans. Our program will begin at 6:35 pm.  Parking will be tight so plan ahead and please remember to wear your mask and to leave bags at home as our stadium staff cannot allow bags in the stadium.

    My favorite day this week was our first time ever “Anything but a Backpack” spirit day. It was hysterical. We had students bring their school items in small barbecues, coolers, luggage, baby strollers, and even a microwave. Silliness was everywhere. After so much heaviness, isolation, and then, transitioning back to school when the world is still so uncertain it has been absolutely delightful to laugh and to see the creativity, the resilience, of our young people.

    Again, please join us tonight if you can and know you can also follow all things Shorecrest on social media and get a glimpse of student life. We are on Facebook (@ShorecrestHS) and Instagram (@shorecrestscots).

    Go Scots!

    Lisa Gonzalez, Principal



    On Monday, October 18, and Tuesday, October 19, all sophomores and seniors will participate in the Healthy Youth Survey. This survey will be administered to 10th grade students in their World History courses and to 12th grade students in their Senior English courses. Survey results are used to inform the development and funding of programs and services to meet the needs of our students. All individual survey responses are confidential and anonymous. Please see the attached document for more details. 


    Following updated guidance from Public Health – Seattle & King County, students with one or more COVID symptoms should stay home for at least 10 days or until documentation is provided to the school indicating:  

    • A negative COVID-19 test (PCR testing only, not rapid testing or at-home tests) AND 
      • 24 hours after fever has resolved (without fever-reducing medication) AND 
      • Other symptoms have improved.  
    • OR if alternative diagnosis by health care provider, follow provider directions and isolate per condition diagnosed (whichever isolation is longer).  


    COVID-19 Symptoms include:

    • Chills or Fever of 100 F or higher
    • Cough
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Sore Throat
    • Nausea or Vomiting
    • Congestion or Runny Nose
    • Diarrhea
    • New Loss of Taste or Smell
    • Muscle or Body Aches
    • Difficulty Breathing


    Please contact Shorecrest and do not send your student to school if they have any of the symptoms noted above. If they do arrive at school with any of the above symptoms, they will be sent home for 10 days or until documentation is provided (as indicated above) and symptoms have improved.


    If your student tests positive for COVID-19, keep your student home and contact the Shorecrest school nurse at carlene.urrutia@shorelineschools.org.



    How to Arrange Early Dismissals
    If your student needs an early dismissal for an appointment or other such reason, please notify our attendance office in advance by emailing sc.attendance@shorelineschools.org. We would like to know of the early dismissal at least one day in advance so we can prepare a pass to give to the student. When you arrive to pick up your child without prior notice, please know it will take more time for us to locate your student (oftentimes PE classes are on the field or on a walk) and have them meet you.

    Visitors/Families on Campus
    Unfortunately we are still not permitted to have guests, volunteers, or visitors on campus. This includes our families. We hope this will change in the near future but for now, please help us by remaining in your car in the parking lot when you come to Shorecrest to pick up or drop off your student.

    Student Drop Off and Pick Up
    We need your help. With the increased number of students being dropped off or picked up at Shorecrest, we need families to use the North Parking Loop (behind the theater building) and to follow the directions on our signage. Please DO NOT turn left out of our parking lot as it will back up traffic for days. Please turn RIGHT only. Please watch for student pedestrians. Please go slow and drive safely. Please be patient.

    Senior Pictures are Due OCTOBER 29, 2021, MIDNIGHT (link here)

    Senior Tributes are Due OCTOBER 29, 2021 MIDNIGHT (link here)

    Senior Quotes are Due OCTOBER 29, 2021 MIDNIGHT (link here)



    In this Broadcast:

    • College Apps Café in full swing 
    • Recording from “3-in-1” College Planning Night 
    • Scholarships for Seniors
    • Community Service spotlight


    Seniors – feeling overwhelmed with college or career planning questions? Good news: Shorecrest counselors have you covered. College Apps Café hosts its twice-weekly lunch (New time! New time!) help sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays. Counselors are in the Career Center to answer questions about Naviance, college applications and more. Seating is limited so arrive early. There is no dining in Career Center.


    Couldn’t attend Shorecrest’s “3-in-1” Night for College Personal Statements and Financial Aid? Never fear. Your counselors recorded this. Find it on your Canvas Class of 2022 course or copy the link herePasscode: G$I0=J!A


    Is the Coalition Application giving you a headache? There’s help! Video tips from the University of Washington Seattle and UW Bothell are in your Canvas Class of 2022 page. Still have questions? Email Shorecrest’s UW Seattle admissions counselor, HtooShar Mon, hmon@uw.edu or Shorecrest’s UW Bothell admissions counselor, Garick Sherburn at sherburn@uw.edu


    Upcoming College and Military Representative Visits

    See your Canvas Class of 2022 course module for the Zoom links open during HH or lunch. Arrange a purple pass from your counselor to participate virtually from the SC Career Center.


    University of Washington Seattle iDub free application workshops go live next week: African-American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, and American Indian & Alaska Native high school seniors with a 3.0 GPA or higher should apply for. Join free workshops on Oct. 29; Nov. 5; and/or Nov. 12 (all from 3-5:30 p.m. Link here.



    Oct. 18: Willamette University (Salem, Ore.) at HH

    Oct. 18: University of Washington Seattle at lunch - Join Zoom Meeting (link here)

    Oct. 19: Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY) at HH

    Oct. 19: The George Washington University (Washington, DC) at lunch

    Oct. 21: University of Washington Bothell – 12:15-12:45 p.m.


    Oct. 19: Evergreen Beauty College at 5 p.m. Seniors from throughout the Puget Sound are invited to learn more about careers in esthetics, cosmetology, barbering and nail technology. Evergreen Beauty College is one of many in the state offering scholarships through the “Careers That Work!” program. Northwest Career Colleges Federation (nwcareercolleges.org) Email Jennifer.Chinn@evergreenbeauty.edu for a link via Microsoft Teams.


    Shorecrest Personal Statement Proofreading sessions: Oct. 21: (3-6 p.m.) Sign up on Canvas to receive a free 20-minute feedback session with a college representative. Shorecrest counselors will assign you a time after you have submitted a draft of your statement no later than Oct. 14. Email your counselor with questions. Sign up here.


    Scholarship Highlights:

    VFW Voice of Democracy Local, state and national awards up to $30,000 are available for teens who like to write or produce videos. This year's Voice of Democracy theme from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is "America: Where Do We Go From Here?" Deadline: Oct. 31. For more details, see the Shorecrest Career Center or local VFW Post 3348 here.


    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education Free Speech scholarships:  This program is open to all juniors and seniors in the U.S., and invites students to submit an essay of 700-900 words addressing this prompt: In a persuasive letter or essay, convince your peers that free speech is a better idea than censorship.” One $10,000 first prize; one $5,000 second prize; three $1,000 third prizes; and four $500 prizes. Link here. Deadline: Dec. 31. Questions? Email essaycontest@thefire.org


    Kelly Foundation scholarship: Citizenship, academic achievement and financial need are considered for this scholarship, which granted 52 $2,500 scholarships in Washington state last year. Qualified candidates will demonstrate good citizenship and academic merit, extra-curricular achievements in school and in the community, and financial need. Three letters of recommendation required. Deadline: March 10, 2022. kellyfoundationwashington.org 


    Heisman Student-Athlete: Senior student/athletes with at least a 3.0 GPA may apply for this state and national award, with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. Email your counselor to let them know you are interested. Deadline: Oct. 19, but apply early so Shorecrest can verify your status. www.heismanscholarship.com 


    Coca-Cola Scholars: At least 150 awards available nationally for student leaders/volunteers who have at least a 3.3 GPA. Deadline: Oct. 31.


    Pacific Lutheran University Nurse and Educator Dependent Commitment. New in 2020, this scholarship commits that "If your parent/legal guardian is a nurse or K-12 educator, at least HALF of your PLU tuition will be covered by PLU-funded scholarships and grants." Parents who are educators may work in roles beyond classroom teachers. Link here.


    Jackie Robinson: Seniors of color with strong GPA, leadership, volunteerism, involvement and financial need are encouraged to apply by Jan. 12, 2022. https://jackierobinson.org/apply/


    Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) scholarship: https://apiascholars.org/scholarship/apia-scholarship/ Deadline: Jan. 26, 2022. Scholarship awards range from one-time $2,500 awards to multi-year $20,000 awards. APIA Scholars provides scholarships to underserved APIA students with a special focus on those who:

    • Live at or below the poverty level, or are otherwise of low socioeconomic status;
    • Are the first in their families to attend college;
    • Are representative of the APIA community’s diversity, (geographically and ethnically}, especially those ethnicities that have been underrepresented on college campuses due to limited access and opportunity; and
    • Have placed a strong emphasis on community service and leadership as well as solid academic achievement.


    Watch for more scholarships by checking your k12 email and by following us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shorecrestcollegeandcareer


    Community Service Spotlights of the Week:

    Richmond Beach Pumpkins in the Park Mini-Carnival: Volunteers needed for two-hour shifts on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Richmond Beach Library Park. Event runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m., but shifts run 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Help run corn hole game, obstacle course, rock painting and more. Volunteer Sign Up


    The City of Lake Forest Park seeks a high school student for its Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Help advise the city council and mayor on park master planning and recreation programs.  Terms are one-year long, but students may serve up to three terms. Details and application at: https://www.cityoflfp.com/577/Parks-and-Recreation-Advisory-Board


    Forest Restoration at North City Park: Green Shoreline Partnership invites students to volunteer with removing invasive plans and replace them with native plants, and perform path and trail maintenance. Tools and gloves available, but you may bring your own, on early release Wednesdays, 12:30-3 p.m., and/or the second and fourth Saturdays of each month, 9-11 a.m. , at North City Park, 19201 10th Ave. N.E., Shoreline. Students under age 18 will need to bring a signed waiver available at the registration site. Details: Judy MacCully, 206-618-6999, friendsofnorthcitypark@gmail.comhttps://forterra.org/subpage/green-shoreline-partnership


    City of Shoreline Parks and Recreation Art and Public Event: A professional artist-in-residence is looking for 10 to 15 creative students to earn up to 40 hours of volunteer service while: collecting stories; creating a short film; creating a hand-made art book; creating a Shaman costume; painting/decorating a small rowboat and oars; hosting public work-alongs; basic caretaking at the CareTakers Cottage at Richmond Beach Saltwater Park in Shoreline. Information session: Saturday, Oct. 16, 10 a.m.-noon. Parents are welcome. Work will be performed Saturdays, Oct. 23-Dec. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Volunteers do not need to attend every session. Details: wylyastley@gmail.com



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