Office and School Hours
Come into Shoreline's office to pick up a registration packet. With the registration packet you will need;
1) Birth certificate
2) All immunization records, (7th graders MUST have the TDAP booster shot in order to start school)
3) Proof of residence, which is: a utility bill, such as garbage, P.G. & E. bill, or a land line telephone.
4) We really appreciate having a current report card, and any STAR testing results you might have.
5) Any special education information you might have about your student.
All of this helps the counselor schedule your student in the proper classes.
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Parent/Guardians we are now providing access for you to view your student’s current grades
Please click below the parent portal.
In Need of a Computer or Internet?
Do you need internet and/or a computer? The world has gone digital. Internet service has become essential for success. That’s why Comcast has created Internet Essentials. It’s available to households with children who receive low cost or no cost school lunches under the National School Lunch Program. To find out what you will receive while participating in Internet Essentials click the link below to open the flyer.
Enroll at Shoreline MIddle School for 2013-2014
Are you thinking of enrolling your student at Shoreline Middle School? We are offering campus tours by appointment. Parents of students who do not currently attend Live Oak Schools are encouraged to call the office to schedule a time for the tours at 475-6565 x300.
6th Grade Parent Important Info. (Tdap)
Due to a serious outbreak of Whooping Cough, the State of California is now requiring all students entering the 7th Grade to have an additional booster shot (Tdap).
In order to comply with this new state law, we are asking that you take your child to receive their booster shot.
If you do not have a regular doctor, there are 3 Clinics in the area who can administer this:
Santa Cruz Health Services – Santa Cruz – 1060 Emeline Street, Santa Cruz 831-454-4100
Santa Cruz Health Services – Watsonville – 9 Crestview Drive, Watsonville 831-763-8100
Salud Para La Gente Clinics - 831- 728-0222
If your child already had this shot, please bring in the Yellow Immunization Record proof of this immunization to the office as soon as possible.
Any Questions Please call the office: 831-475-6565
8th Grade Spring Break Trip
Spring Break of this school year 8th grade students have a chance to go on a fabulous trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City. If you are interested pick up a registration packet in the office or see Mr. Powell in Room 202. Parents, you can call Mr. Powell at 475-6565, ext. 202 for information.
Word of the week
Each week at Shoreline a word is announced on morning student announcements, students create a sentence using the word. Once a week a sentence is chosen and read on morning announcements.
This week's word is: Characterize
Shoreline Middle School honored National Anti-Bullying Month by hosting a variety of events. Students dress in orange to support Unity Day Against Bullying. Students also sign anti-bullying pledge cards and receive bracelets with Shoreline’s anti-bullying slogan, “Be the Difference –Stop Bullying”.
Shoreline Safe School
At Shoreline, we want everyone involved in creating a SAFE school. Our counselor, Lisa Perea, has been in the 6th grade classes teaching about bullying so we would like to share this saying with you and hope you share it with others, too.
S topping and thinking
A iming for kindness and respect
F orming connections
E liminating risks
California Junior Scholastic Federation Club
All students can apply to be a part of CJSF at the end of each quarter. Students have to fill out an application, earn a minimum of 10 grade points, and complete 2 hours of community service each quarter to be a part of CJSF. Students can get an application from our counselor, Lisa, in the office.
Shoreline Middle School
Yo Yo Factory comes for Shoreline Spirit Day
Bike/Walk to School Day
AVID field trip to CSUMB
Yearbooks on sale
Price until December 19th:
$25 without personalization
$32 with personalization
Come to the office OR purchase online @ jostensyearbooks.com
Available on line only: A payment plan at no extra charge for payments over $30. All payments must be complete by January 31, 2014.
Shoreline Shark Club
Letter from Colleen Martin, Principal
We just finished the first quarter of our year and I want to take a minute to tell you about what’s going on at Shoreline. This year, we are implementing a new Social Skills Curriculum called 2nd STEP. Your child’s Physical Education teacher has taught a lesson on Empathy and Communication: Working in Groups. These lessons are part of our school-wide approach to preventing bullying. Last year, each student took an anonymous computer survey to give the school feedback about bullying. They will be taking the survey again in January. We also held two parent presentations nights in October, the topic was “Bully-proofing your student.” Finally, we have started a new process called Solution Teams to support students who feel bullied.
Our student activity club is called Shoreline Shark Club. The Activities Director, Lisa Perea, meets with the club on Wednesday afternoons. They have already sponsored several events - selling Stop Bullying bracelets to promote awareness, Thursday spirit days, and our first school dance, which was Glow in the Dark. The next dance, Pajama Party, will be held on Friday, December 6th.
Gayle Rorvik, our librarian, started the year by inventorying all of our textbooks with Mr. Dorney, our Assistant Principal. They put bar-codes on every textbook and checked the books out to the students. This was an enormous task and it will help us keep track of these valuable books.
Speaking of reading, do you know what book your child is reading? Middle School students need your help with signing their reading logs and encouraging them to read every night. Also, please check their progress on Accelerated Reader (AR) quizzes. Students are rewarded each quarter for making their AR goal. Do you know your student’s goal and whether their book is fiction or non-fiction? The new Common Core Standards place a larger emphasis on reading non-fiction. The goal is to have students reading 40% non-fiction. This is a great opportunity for you have a conversation with your student about reading. Here’s the link to check your child’s reading progress: https://hosted269.renlearn.com/283387/homeconnect/ So far this year, Shoreline students have read 1,544 books! Go Sharks!
Another new program that we have launched this year is AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination. AVID is a nationally recognized program that supports under-represented students in college and career readiness. We have an 8th grade AVID elective this year, and students receive curriculum two days a weeks, participate in tutorials two days a week and having guest speakers or field trips on Fridays. We sent 8 teachers to the AVID Summer Institute in August and they are sharing effective teaching strategies with all teachers. Ask your student about Cornell Notes, a focused-note-taking system that we are using school-wide.
Finally, in after-school sports news, cross-country, girls’ basketball and boys’ soccer just wrapped up their seasons with Boys’ Soccer finishing in 1st place in League! Congratulations!
A bit about Shoreline
In the heart of Live Oak in Santa Cruz County, Shoreline Middle School serves 600 students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The average experience of our credentialed teaching staff exceeds the state median, validated by parent enthusiasm for the quality of the learning experience. With a diverse student body, the teachers and staff focus on teaching the 21st century skills needed to succeed in high school, college and beyond.
Shoreline is a digital destination.
Focused on using technology to support learning, we have Promethean Boards in every classroom so teachers can quickly include real world examples to make learning a rich experience. With just a click, they can show the intricacies of a microorganism, the faces of another culture or the devastation of the Sendai tsunami.
We have many special programs that encourage students to explore and develop their interests to supplement strong language, math and science curriculums. About 35% of the students participate in instrumental music while others learn art, video production, computer science and languages. We also offer a student leadership program based on teaching leadership skills including civic service.
A passion for learning, the center of excitement.
Logistically, our campus revolves around the student quad that centralizes student activities and optimizes supervision. Shoreline has twenty-four regular classrooms, and a specially designed art room, music room and computer lab. Our student store is just around the corner from the cafeteria and outdoor amphitheater that seats 450 students. The physical education facility contains two large locker rooms, a circuit training room and a large multi-use gymnasium.
We offer tours to interested families. Please contact our office to make arrangements.
Accelerated Reader Link
Your student uses a software program called Renaissance Place at school. This program has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect, which you and your student can access outside of school from any computer with an Internet connection. Renaissance Home Connect is fun and easy to use. It allows the teacher, your student and you to share information about your student's progress in Accelerated Reader.
Parents: Tutoring is available for your student at the Live Oak Library on Tuesdays from 3:00 to 5:00.
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Friday, Dec. 6th, 2nd School Dance 4pm-6pm - Theme: Pajama Party
Thursday, Dec.12th, Progress Reports handed to students
Friday, Dec. 13th, Food Drive ends
Friday, Dec. 20th - Friday, Jan. 3rd, Winter Break !!
Cypress Charter High School Open House
Cypress Charter High School Open House Nights are: Jan. 22nd, Feb. 26th, April 23rd from 6pm-8pm
Click below for more information cypress open house
Shoreline Sports Information
Please click on "Our School" at the top of the page and then click on "Sports" to find all the sports and schedules for the 2013-14 school year.
Zero Period Class
At Shoreline a computer class and a music class are offered before school each day and each semester. The classes start promptly at 7:30 am and end at 8:15 am. If your student is interested in this class, have them come to the office to see about availability.
Home and School Club
The Shoreline Home and School Club meets one Monday evening per month. If you are a Shoreline parent we would love to have you join. The meetings are from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. The dates of our meetings are:
Sept. 9th, Oct. 7th, Nov. 4th, Dec. 2nd, Jan. 6th, Feb. 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd
School Site Council
The Shoreline School Site Council meets one Wednesday every other month. If you are interested we would love to have you join. The meetings are from 3-4. The dates of our meetings are:
Sept. 18th, Nov. 20th, Jan. 22nd, March 19th, May 21st
Shoreline's ELAC, (English Learner Advisory Committee), meetings are held 4 times a year on a Wednesday evening. We would love to have you join us. If you are interested in attending the meeting dates are:
Oct. 23rd, Dec. 18th, Feb. 19th, April 23rd.
Graduation Dress Code
Please click on the link below to read the requirements for the dress code for the 8th Grade Shoreline Graduation Ceremony and Dance.
A BIG THANKS TO WHOLE FOODS AND THE COPRIVIZA FAMILY!!
Second Harvest Food Drive
Our annual Food Drive for Second Harvest food bank begins Nov. 12th - Dec. 13th. This Holiday season help make a difference by donating a nonperishable item.
LINKS TO TEACHERS AT SHORELINE
Support Shoreline when buying magazines
Here is a link to the magazines you can purchase and support Shoreline Middle School at the same time.
Just have to click on it and it takes you directly to the Shoreline shopping
Need more information?
If you have trouble finding the information you need please feel free to call the Office at (831) 475-6565
Parcel Tax Support
The Shoreline community would like to thank the voters in Live Oak who continue to support our Parcel Tax. After School Sports, Music and Art are funded through the Parcel Tax. Again, thank you for all your support so we can continue to serve the students at Shoreline Middle School.