Principal's Message

  • Principal's Message

    • Dear Sentinel Families,

      Curriculum Night will be rescheduled next week due to inclement weather and school closure from February 6th through February 8th. Please stay turned for our upcoming change in date for Curriculum Night!

      Important Information regarding registration for upcoming AP classes:                                        We strongly encourage all students who are interested or planning to attend college to register for AP classes for the 2017-2018 school year. The Advanced Placement Program (AP) has enabled millions of students to take college-level courses and EARN COLLEGE CREDIT, advanced placement, or both, while still attending high school at SLHS. AP Exams are given each year in May. Students who earn a qualifying score on an AP Exam are typically eligible to receive college credit, placement into advanced courses, or both. Please encourage your student to register for at least one AP class in preparation for college!                              

      Remember Class of 2019 (current sophomores) and Class of 2020 (current freshmen) must have 24 credits to graduate from high school! Our students cannot afford to become credit deficient and get behind! Parents - we need your help to keep students on track...Our students' ability to achieve is only limited by our investment in their success....let's work together to support our students emotionally and academically! Please help monitor their attendance - including tardies, discipline, and grades. We are currently offering 7th period in ELA (English Language Arts) for 10th graders as well as a 7th period Physical Science for 10th graders who failed their class as a freshman. 

      If you have any questions or concerns please contact their appropriate counselor for additional information or to discuss credit retrieval opportunities:

      A - Da           Ms. Thomsen        683-5799

      Db - H           Ms. Dever             683-5678

      I - Mon         Ms. Creeden        683-5679

      Moo - Sh       Ms. Winter          683-5677

      Si - Z             Mr. Butler             683-5676


      IMPORTANT:  PLEASE READ - MMR vaccination is required for school, preschool, and child care entry. If there is a mumps case in your student's school, preschool, or child care and your student is not up to date with their MMR vaccine, they may be excluded from attending school. For more information - or call our school nurse Ms. Hayes @ 683-5668. 

       Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. We extend our invitation to join us at school activities and events whenever possible. We want, and we value your participation and involvement and support in your student's education! Please know that we highly value home and school communication since it is vital and plays an integral role in each student's success. Please note the following upcoming events and mark it on your calendar:


      February 17th, Friday - No School

      February 20th, Monday - Presidents' Day No School

      February 21st, Tuesday - Waiver Day #2 (No School for Students)

      March 1st, Wednesday - Late Arrival

      March 31st, Friday - HS Grade Prep/Early Dismissal



      First consideration deadline for accepting student transfer requests for the 2017-18 school year will be March 10, 2017 for all grades, K through 12. Requests received after the deadline may not be considered until the week of August 28. Requests submitted after August 23 will be reviewed after September 13 when actual enrollment counts are in. A student transfer request form may be completed and submitted online from the district's website beginning January 4, 2017. All transfer requests for 2017-18 will be done electronically.

      If the request is submitted by March 10, parents will be notified by April 15 if the request has been approved or denied. Approval or denial of transfer requests will be based on established criteria outlined in board policy and procedure 3131 and 3141. Parents will provide transportation for students who voluntarily attend a school outside their attendance area. For more information, please call Mary Ann Mulloy-White at 683-6012 for secondary or Rayna Messer at 683-6014 for elementary.

      Students who are currently approved for in-district student transfers do not have to complete a new form unless they are changing from elementary to middle school or middle school to high school.

      Thank you parents for supporting your student regarding attendance, discipline, homework, and grades! The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education. (Martin Luther King Jr.)


      Julie Baublits, Principal

      (253) 683-5689

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    1305 168th Street East
    Spanaway, WA 98387

    Phone:  253.683.5600
    Fax:  253.683.5698


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