Office and School Hours
7:15 - 3:45 M-F
855 17th Avenue
School Accountability Report Card (SARC) 2012-13
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 a Student
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
Are you thinking of enrolling your student at Shoreline Middle School? We offer 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
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
AVID field trip to CSUMB
Support our 8th Graders!!
Jamba Juice will be on sale after school for $4 on
Make sure you bring $4
Open House Wednesday, March 5th
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 6:00 - 6:30
CLASSROOMS OPEN 6:30 – 7:30
CURRENT 5th GRADERS: Parents and students of current 5th grade Del Mar, Green Acres, & Live Oak Elementary students are invited to attend an INFORMATION NIGHT FOR FALL 2013 INCOMING 6th GRADERS.
CURRENT 6th, 7th & 8th GRADERS: Please come and visit with your child’s teacher. Teachers will be in their classrooms and selected student work will be displayed. Reacquaint yourself with the fine teachers and programs here at Shoreline!
Yearbooks on sale
Price until March 28 th: $30
Come to the office OR purchase online @ jostensyearbooks.com
Payment plans available: online only!! At no extra charge for payments over $30.
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.
Letter from Colleen Martin, Principal
Second quarter just ended, so the Semester report card contains grades for both first and second quarters as well as a semester grade. This is a good time to talk with your student about setting academic goals for the second semester. Short-term, realistic goals are easier to achieve. If your student had difficulty turning in all assignments, then “no zeros for the month of February” would be a good goal. If test scores were bringing the grades down, then “reviewing Cornell notes once a week” would be helpful.
Shoreline will also be offering a new after-school program during the Spring Semester. The 180° program will take place for an hour and fifteen minute Monday-Thursday. 180°’s mission is to help youth enhance their lives by accepting personal accountability and to help them achieve their goals. Students who complete the 180° program learn to be self-aware and socially conscious. Shoreline will be offering this program to students who need credit recovery as well as students interested in after-school enrichment. YET THERE IS NO ROOM FOR ENRICHMENT AT THIS POINT
As you know, we are implementing a new Social Skills Curriculum called 2nd STEP. The Physical Education teachers taught lessons on recognizing bullying. These lessons are part of our school-wide approach to bully prevention. During the first week of January, each student took an anonymous computer survey to give the school feedback about bullying. There will also be an assembly on bullying during the school day on March 14th.
Our student activity club is called Shoreline Shark Club. The Activities Director and school counselor, Lisa Perea, meets with the club on Wednesday afternoons. Last week’s Santa Cruz Day was a big hit. Skateboard Races were held at lunch, with students at each grade winning a prize. Please see the photos on the website. The next dance, Mardi Gras Masquerade, will be held on Friday, February 21st, from 4-6pm. Valentine Grams are on sale at lunch for $1, February 3 to February 11. Students are encouraged to wear pink, red, and white on February 13 and to participate in the three-legged races at lunch.
All students took the AR STAR reading assessment during the first week of January (enclosed in this envelope). All students should be reading 20-30 minutes per night in order to reach their AR goal and finish the year with at least one year’s growth in their reading level. 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. Here’s the link to check your child’s reading progress: https://hosted269.renlearn.com/283387/homeconnect/ On February 28th, Shoreline will be participating in AR’s Read the Most from Coast to Coast event. We want EVERY student to finish a book and take on quiz on Feb. 28th. So far this year, Shoreline students have read 3,209 books! Go Sharks!
Our 8th grade AVID elective students have toured two colleges: Cal State Monterey Bay and UC Berkeley. Upcoming trips include Santa Clara University and San Jose State. 7th graders will have an opportunity to apply for next year’s AVID elective in the spring. 8th grade students will have a change to apply for high school AVID in April.
In after-school sports news, boys’ basketball and girls’ soccer just wrapped up their seasons and girls’ volleyball and wrestling have started. All 3 girls’ volleyball teams have jamborees on February 4, 5, and 6.
We hope to see all parents at Shoreline’s open house on Wednesday, March 5th from 6-7:30. Please plan to visit our book fair in the library.
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.
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Mon. Feb. 10th, - Holiday (No school)
Mon. Feb. 17th, - Holiday (No school)
Wed. Feb. 19th, - ELAC meeting 3pm -4pm
Fri. Feb. 21st, - School Dance 4pm - 6 pm
Wed. Feb. 26th, - 8th Grade Dance Meeting 6pm (for parents only)
Mon. Mar. 3rd, - HSC meeting 6:30pm - 7:30
Wed. Mar. 5th, - Open House 6pm - 7:30pm
Thur. Mar. 6th, - Progress Reports handed to Students
Wed. Mar. 19th, - SSC meeting 3pm - 4pm
Fri. Mar. 21st, - Spring Pictures taken
Mon. Mar. 31st - Fri. April 4th, - Spring 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
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.
8th Grade Graduation Dance
8th Grade Graduation Dance Meeting
We invite our parents to help us plan the dance for the 8th grade graduation . We will meet on Wed. February 26th at 6 p.m in our Library, please join us.
For parents only !
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.
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.