Spartan Update

October 15, 2021


Monday October 18th

  • No School

Tuesday October 19th

  • Testing Schedule Periods 1,2,3

Wednesday October 20th

  • Testing Schedule Periods 4,5,6

Thursday October 21st

  • Schedule A

Friday October 22nd

  • Schedule A
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Fall Testing & Adjusted Schedule

Due to the unusual circumstances created by COVID-19, all testing that would normally have occurred in spring 2021 has been rescheduled for fall 2021. Students in grades 4-12--excluding 10th grade who will test in the spring--will take SmarterBalanced assessments (SBA) this fall. Reading and math assessments are administered based on students’ 2020-2021 enrollment grade level. For example, 11th grade students will take the 10th grade assessment for the fall SBA. The science assessment will be administered to 6th, 9th, and 12th-grade students.

This fall, the assessments are much shorter than usual due to the unusual circumstances. The shorter tests also make it easier than ever for students to quickly gauge their skills in these subjects.

Normal testing will resume in the spring. All 10th graders will take ELA and math, 11th graders will take science. More details about the schedule will be available in the spring.

Students who have a school issued Chromebook will need to bring it for testing. Students who use a personal device will need to check out a school Chromebook for testing. Computers need to be fully charged.

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Senior Photo Information

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Please contact SHS at 253.891.5500 if your student tests positive for COVID-19 or is a close contact to someone who has tested positive.

Is your information current?

Please note that letters regarding non exposure for COVID are sent home via email to parents/guardians, please make sure you have the most up to date email in your skyward account.
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Food or Drink Delivery during Power Hour

  • Food and drink delivery is allowed during Power Hour or after school ONLY
  • Due to our policy of not eating in the classroom you will need to make sure food or drink can be delivered at the correct time. If food or drink is delivered after power hour ends, it will NOT be available for pick up until the end of the school day.
  • Food must be delivered to bus loop in the front of the courtyard.
  • SHS will not assume responsibility for any food or drink delivery.
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  • Happening now: Foundation work that includes drilling 100 piles to be filled with concrete. (Drive by on Main Street to see the 117-foot drill rig, likely the tallest structure in the core downtown area.)

  • Up next: Excavation to make way for an Eco-Rain Tank, a large underground stormwater control structure, which will be fabricated on site.

Learn more about current and completed projects funded by the 2016 Capital Projects Bond at

Parking & Drop Off

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Bring a Refillable Water Bottle

Water fountains are still out of operation. However, water bottle filling stations are open.

Bus Routes

Access the ONLINE BUS STOP SEARCH TOOL to find the bus route specific to your address. Please have your child at the bus stop 5 minutes before the scheduled bus arrival time.

Sign Up For Remind 101

Parents and Students: Want to get text messages sent to you reminding you of important events and timelines relevant to your grade level & school? This is an important communication method used at SHS and we encourage you to enroll! This will be one of the main ways we communicate with students & families. If you have not done so already, get signed up!

9th Grade: Text to 81010 the message: @sumner2025

10th Grade: Text to 81010 the message: @sumner2024

11th Grade: Text to 81010 the message: @sumner2023

12th Grade: Text to 81010 the message: @sumner2022

Four Most Common Bell Schedules Used at SHS

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Suicide prevention resources

Experts agree that the best way to prevent suicide is to talk about it, but people are often afraid to bring it up. In recognition of Suicide Prevention Awareness month, we’re highlighting resources for families worried about suicide. While there’s a month dedicated to bringing awareness to the issue, SBLSD has staff and resources available year-round. We’re here to help! Please reach out to your child’s school counselor.

Subs needed for positions throughout District

We need YOU to be a substitute! Help SBLSD students succeed at school by becoming a substitute. Substitute positions include paraeducators, teachers and office staff.

As an SBLSD substitute you can:

  • Select the school(s) you wish to substitute at

  • Choose your preferred grade level

  • Fulfill sub assignments as much as you can under your circumstances

It is so easy to qualify as a substitute! Apply now:

The Sumner-Bonney Lake School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. The following employees are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator Adrienne Chacon (253) 891-6033, ADA Coordinator Diana Thomas (253) 891-6033, Section 504 Coordinator Karen Finigan (253) 891-6040. Address: 1202 Wood Ave, Sumner, WA 98390.