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The Shoreline Anonymous Tip Line is 831-475-6565, 317

Office and School Hours

Office Hours:

7:15 - 3:45 M-F

School Hours:
8:20 - 2:30 M/T/TH/F
8:20 - 12:33 W

855 17th Avenue
SantaCruz, CA 95062
(831) 475-6565

(831)-462-1653 FAX

Calendar of information

School Accountability Report Card (SARC) 2012-13

Parent Survey

Parent Portal

Parent/Guardians we are now providing access for you to view your student’s current grades
and attendance records through the internet.
Parents may receive an activation code through the School Office anytime between 7:30 and 3:45.
Parents / guardians must bring picture ID and only those parent / guardians listed on the student's
emergency card will be given an access code to set up an account.
This account will allow you to access your student records until he/she graduates from Shoreline
Middle School.

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.

Comcast Promotion

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

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

Antibullying Day

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”.antibullying day.jpg

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.
topping and thinking
iming for kindness and respect
F orming connections
E liminating risks

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.

Shoreline Middle School

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March weekly Perfect Attendance

Yearbooks on sale

Yearbooks on sales in the office for $35.00

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.
You can log in to Renaissance Home Connect from any computer with an Internet connection and compatible browser. Just click the link below and enter your student's credentials that they use at school to access a computer.


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  • To read our school website in another language, please scroll down to the bottom right and click on translation.
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May News

Thur. May 15th - 4th Q.Progress reports given to students

Mon. May 26th - Memorial Day (no school)

Wed. May 28th - FULL DAY , students out at 2:30



June News

Wed. June 4th - FULL DAY, students out at 2:30

Wed. June 11th - MINIMUM DAY, Students out at 12:33

Wed. June 11th - Graduation Ceremony at 5pm

Thur. June 12th - MINIMUM DAY out at 12:33 / LAST DAY OF SCHOOL


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

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8th Grade Graduation Dance Meeting

We invite our parents to help us plan the dance for the 8th grade graduation . We will meet on Wednesday April 9th and 30th at 6 p.m and in May on Wednesday the 14th and 28th in our Library, please join us.

For parents only !


Please click to read the requirements for the dress code for the 8th Grade Graduation Ceremony and Dance.

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.


Buchanan, Michelle
Bye, Tammy
6th Grade Math and 7th grade science teacher
Caldarella, Kathy
Cox, Jeff
P.E. teacher
DeHart, Kathleen
7th & 8th grade RSP teacher
Del Rosario, Eunie
Science Teacher
Dinino, Robin
6th Grade Science Teacher
Dorney, Mike
Sys Admin
Eckert, Jeff
Eld and video teacher
Glenn, Carol
8th grade Language Arts & 7th grade Social Studies Teacher
Griffin, Patty
6th grade RSP teacher
Kearney, Beverly
8th grade Social Studies Teacher
Kumaishi, Tracy
6th grade Social Studies & Language Arts teacher
LeAnn, Copriviza
Leadership and 6th grade PE teacher
LInda, Carman
Algebra & 7th grade Math teacher
McIntyre, Sean
7th grade Language Arts & Social Studies teacher
McMillin, Mariko
6th grade Math teacher
Medeiros, Tom
Mullikin, Kate
Visual Arts & 8th grade Language Arts
Murray, Caleb
Music Teacher
Nix, Melissa
Algebra & 7th grade Math teacher
Peretto, Barbara
PE teacher
Phelps, Robin
SDC teacher
Powell, Jeremy
7th grade Language Arts & Social Studies teacher
Rivas, Susan
Computer and Spanish Teacher
Toohey, Susan
Math & Science teacher
Van Dyk, Bob
7th Grade Math teacher
Whittemore, Stacy
6th grade S.S. & L.A. teacher

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