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Principal's Message 9/16/22

  • Dear Shorecrest Students and Families,

    Mark your calendars for Fall Open House! You are cordially invited to visit with us Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 PM. The evening begins in the gym with a brief introduction by John Green, our Principal. In addition, you will be hearing from Shorecrest PTSA and Boosters Club about their activities and the opportunities to become involved at Shorecrest. Our program will then continue with visits to students classrooms.

    Counselors and the SC Drug/Alcohol Counselor will be at tables in the Commons and can answer any questions.

    If you need help with Canvas or Parent Square, tech help will also be available in the Commons. Look for signs on the tables to find them.

    Please note these pre-sessions:

    • 5:45 - 6:30 PM: Learn about the Personal Statement. SC staff along with a few college admissions representatives from Seattle area colleges and universities will present an overview, tips and tricks, and discuss a few sample statements. This has been a popular event in the past and we are excited to be able to host this in person again this year! Meet in the SC Library.
    • 6:00 - 6:30 PM: MLL Families. More details will be shared soon. 

    We look forward to seeing you! 

    Shorecrest High School


    (Please fill out this form with your student’s class schedule & bring it with you. Maps will be available.)






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    The PSAT exam day will be administered on October 12 at Shorecrest. 

    • Juniors must sign up for the PSAT exam (only Sophomores will automatically be signed up for this exam).  
    • The cost of the PSAT exam is $18.**  
    • This purchase can be made September 19 - 28, 2022.  
    • Payment can be made in person at the ASB cashier window, or online at this link:  https://wa-shoreline.intouchreceipting.com/  
    • Last day to purchase is Wednesday, September 28, by 1:30 pm at the ASB window or midnight online.
    • After payment, students can pick up a PSAT student study guide at the ASB window.

    **Students in need of a fee waiver should go to the counseling office to sign up.


    Why might you choose to take a PSAT?  

    • Some juniors like to take the PSAT exam in preparation for the SAT exam.  
    • It’s important to know that in the last few years the majority of colleges have suspended SAT required entrance exams and community colleges generally use their own placement exams.
    • Juniors can try to earn a National Merit® Scholarship.  Those who score in the top 1% of the PSAT test takers may receive a National Merit® Scholarship.



    2022-09-16 Update:

    Highlander Homeroom Update: This week students started our regular block schedule rotation and met for the first time with their Highlander Homeroom class. For many returning students, this is a consistent homeroom all four years and they really create a bond with each other and their teacher. It was fun to build our homeroom community this week and welcome our new homeroom members.


    We had our first Pep Assembly today! It was ELECTRIC! There is so much spirit in our school this year!!!  What a blast to experience that together, to laugh and have fun and relish being a Shorecrest Highlander.


    Shorecrest Football Home Game tonight! Please join us at the Shoreline Stadium at 7:00 pm. In addition to the football team, check out performances from cheer, flags and marching band! Come a little early to pick up a delicious Otis Burger or grilled item at the SC Booster BBQ. Students get in free with their ASB card.


    Top Scot is our annual Senior Talent and Variety Show in which senior students compete to earn top honors. It is full of hilarity, wit, fun and even some dancing and sentimental moments. You will not want to miss this for sure! Join us at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, September 21, in the Shorecrest Theater. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. All proceeds benefit the senior class and help offset prom costs.


    Homecoming Dance+ Guest Passes are available outside Ms. Phillips’ room 139 or on the ASB website. They are due September 29 at 2:45 pm. Don’t delay in getting these completed. More details are on the guest pass form.


    Homecoming Update: Students voted for their Homecoming Sub-Themes this week and we have a lot of work to do to prepare and all students are invited to work with their senators on pulling together for our class competitions which include decorating their stairwell, putting on a skit and a class chant, and designing & painting a mural. We will have four class meetings during Highlander Home to prepare beginning on September 20th. Please mark your calendars:

    Oct. 2: Homecoming Work Day (12:00 - 6:00 pm, SC Commons, all students invited) 

    Oct. 7: Homecoming Assembly (12:25 - 2:35 pm, SC Gym, Visitors are welcome to attend)

    Oct. 7: Homecoming Football Game & Halftime Show (7:00 pm, Shoreline Stadium)

    Oct. 8: Homecoming Dance+ on Saturday, October 8, 7:00 - 10:00 pm in the SC gym. Semi-formal attire suggested but students are welcome to wear whatever they choose. More info to follow.



    Yearbooks on sale through the month of September! Don’t wait until the end of the year! Last year’s annual sold out so get yours early. Bring cash or check to the ASB window or purchase online here: Link here



    Senior Quote: Friday, October 28, 2022

    Senior Pictures: Friday, October 28, 2022

    Senior Tributes: Friday, October 28, 2022


    Official Legal Name Changes: Friday, October 28, 2022

    If you plan on going through the process of getting a legal name change and would like that reflected in the yearbook, that also needs to be done by Friday, October 28, 2022. Please see your counselor as soon as possible to get this taken care of. Updated names will be sent to Mr. van den Bosch, our yearbook advisor.


    Please email yearbook advisor Mr. van den Bosch @ craig.vandenbosch@ssd412.org with any questions or concerns.


    FREE Rides on area transit for all youth!

    Did you know that youth can now ride all King county area transit (bus, light rail, ferries) for free through age 18? It’s true! Students can ride free with a Youth ORCA card or by showing a school ID. If you have questions, students can stop by the family advocate office, room 215, or you can contact your family advocates: Kristin Harrington (kristin.harrington@sd412.org) and Erin Maurer (erin.maurer@ssd412.org). See the link for details!


    Hey Scots! It is time to select Student Council Reps from each Highlander Home. If you enjoy knowing what is going on at school and connecting / representing student input and opinion, this is a great opportunity for you to be involved. You attend a monthly meeting and report back to your HiHo. You will also be getting input from your HiHo to bring to the Student Council meeting. Homeroom Rep selection is Monday, September 19 during HiHo. See your Highlander Home teacher for more information.


    Join us for the Asian American Pacific Islander Culture Club (AAPICC) Tuesday in Room 245 at lunch -- all are welcome!


    Ambassadors! Please check for an email from Ms. Elwell regarding a request for Ambassador help. Thank you!


    The first Technology Student Association (TSA) meeting will be on Wednesday, September 21 at lunch in the robotics room, room 180. Come join us to learn more about the club and competition!


    Interact will have its first informational meeting Wednesday, September 21 at lunch in room 228. If you want to learn more about volunteering to fulfill your graduation requirement, Interact can help you with that. Learn how giving your time will help others. See you Wednesday at lunch.


    Ever wanted to be part of a play here at Shorecrest? Shorecrest Drama is looking for a stage crew for its fall production of The Lightning Thief. Informational meeting Thursday, September 22 at lunch in the black box. See you there!



    Washington State updated its COVID-19 school and child care guidance on August 5, 2022. Following these safety measures reduces the spread of COVID-19. This message explains how the updated guidance impacts your family and the community.

    Health and Safety Requirements for this Fall:

    • Students and staff who show symptoms of COVID-19 are required to stay home and should get tested for COVID-19.
    • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 are required to isolate at home for 5 days.
    • If symptoms improve and they have had no fever for the past 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications, students and staff can come back to school. DOH flowchart
    • If students and staff meet the criteria to return to school after isolating at home for 5 days, they should wear a well-fitted mask from days 6 to 10. Individuals returning to school from isolation should also remain masked for sports and other extracurricular activities.
    • Students and staff who test positive after 5 days of isolation must stay at home for the full 10-day isolation period.
    • Schools will inform students, families, and staff when there are cases in school via weekly updates to the district COVID dashboard. Schools are no longer required to directly notify high-risk students or staff.
    • Our state’s requirement for school employees to be fully vaccinated to protect against COVID-19 or have obtained a medical or religious exemption is still in place.

    These requirements are in place for all public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities in Washington State. Schools and child care facilities are required by state law to follow these guidelines.

    To reduce the spread of COVID-19, free COVID-19 testing for students and staff is available at many nearby locations, including the UW Medicine COVID-19 Shoreline testing site: 15499 15th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 and their Aurora testing site: 12040 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98133

    Households are encouraged to test as needed at home. In Washington State, you can receive free self-tests from the Say Yes! COVID Test program. Most insurance covers the costs of up to 8 self-tests per individual per month.

    COVID-19 vaccinations remain the best protection for everyone against hospitalization and severe disease from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 6 months and older. Booster doses are also available for children 5 years and older. You are encouraged to vaccinate your children if they are eligible, in consultation with your health care provider.

    For more information, we encourage you to read “Back to school and COVID-19: What parents should know,” from the Public Health Insider blog.



    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@ssd412.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. If you would like to call, the Attendance Office phone is 206.393.4294

    Visitors/Families on Campus
    Anyone coming to school is asked to please check in with the Main Office when you enter the building.

    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. Please turn RIGHT only. Please watch for student pedestrians. Please go slow and drive safely. Please be patient.



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