Back to School August 2021

Shawnee High School

Welcome Back!

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our community to the 2021-2022 school year! We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable summer. Our staff is eager to get back in the classroom and continue the Shawnee tradition of excellence. We look forward to a year of new and exciting opportunities together. As a guidance department, we will share important information through monthly newsletters throughout the year. Thank you for your support and we look forward to the return to school on Thursday, August 26th, at 7:35 AM. Go Indians!

Final Forms

Shawnee Local Schools Final Forms Online Registration is now open for all students. Students and parents; please review your data at this time to verify it is current, and electronically sign the new forms for the 2021-22 school year. You are required to sign your forms once per year and after any updates. Please complete this process as quickly as possible so we can create our bus routes. Please also sign off on the Student Handbook and Acceptable Use Policy so that we can distribute your district owned chromebook. Click here to find the Final Forms Online Registration.

Schedule Pick-Up Dates

Students can pick up their schedules in the East Office on the following dates:

Seniors - Monday, August 16 (and daily for the remainder of the week) from 8:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Juniors - Monday, August 16 (and daily for the remainder of the week) from 8:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Sophomores - Tuesday, August 17 (and daily for the remainder of the week) from 8:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Freshmen - Wednesday, August 18 (and daily for the remainder of the week) from 8:00 – 11:00 AM and 1:00 – 2:30 PM

No Homeroom on first day of school – Please report directly to your 1st period class.

School Pictures

In order to be included in the yearbook and the Class of 2022 composite, pictures must be taken by Lifetouch, which will be the official photographer for Shawnee High School again this year. Students received letters in the mail describing the various price and package options.

Pictures will be taken in the Hugh Downs Auditorium (at the high school) from

8:00 – 11:30 AM and 12:30 – 2:30 PM on:

Monday, August 16 for SENIORS and JUNIORS

Tuesday, August 17 for SOPHOMORES

Wednesday, August 18 for FRESHMEN

Students who have conflicts with the assigned picture day may have their pictures taken on either of the other two days, or on “make-up” day, which will be Wednesday, September 29.

Vision & Hearing Screenings

State mandated vision and hearing screenings for 9th grade and 11th grade students will take place during schedule pick-up. Please plan to report to the Consumer Science Classrooms (Foods/Baking & Pastry Arts Rooms 110, 112, and 114) after picking up your schedules.

Lockers and Locker Combinations

The combination to your locker will be displayed on your schedule card, so it is important to guard the security of that combination. Your combination will consist of three numbers and you must follow these directions in order to open your lock:

  1. Turn right two or more whole turns and stop at the first number (of your combination).
  2. Then turn left one whole turn past your first number and stop at your second number.
  3. Turn right (directly) to your third number and open.

When you pick up your schedule it would be good to locate your locker and practice opening it.

Lockers are located in the following areas:

9th grade - West wing of the building on both the first and second floors

10th grade - Math hallway on the second floor

11th grade - Social studies hallway and in the hallway next to Hugh Downs auditorium

12th grade - Main hallway east of Hugh Downs auditorium

New Students & Underclassmen

There will be Student Government members available on Wednesday, August 18 from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:00 - 3:00 PM to conduct tours of the building for those of you who are interested. Student Government members will meet interested students in the lobby area outside of the West Office.

Payment of Fees

Fees and chromebook insurance must be paid in order to pick up schedules and school-issued chromebooks. Each schedule will have an itemized list of fees (based upon the courses taken), and chromebook insurance.

Please pay student fees and chromebook insurance by credit card through EZpay, which is our preferred method of payment. EZpay will be open for credit card payments as of Friday, August 13. Click here to access EZpay. Cash and checks are also still accepted. Make checks payable to SHAWNEE HIGH SCHOOL

1:1 Chromebook Procedures and Insurance

Please see the student handbook for the full description of the Chromebook procedures. Shawnee Students in grades 5-12 will be issued a district owned Chromebook, charger and case that will be taken home nightly to complete homework and work on school projects. Chromebooks will be distributed just like textbooks. The Chromebook remains the property of Shawnee Local School District, and the students borrow it for the school year. To receive the district owned Chromebook, parents and students must log onto Final Forms to sign the Student Handbook and Acceptable Use Policy and pay an Insurance cost of $30.00 that is non-refundable. Free/reduced fee waivers do not apply to the Chromebook insurance cost. These Chromebooks are to be used for educational purposes only, to enrich learning for the student.


  • I will be responsible for paying $30.00 Technology Insurance for every year that I am enrolled in the 1:1 program.

  • The $30.00 Technology Insurance will cover one accidental replacement to be provided for the first occurrence. The replacement may take up to two weeks to be provided. The second occurrence for any damage or loss will result in a $50.00 administrative fee (deductible). Any additional occurrences for any damage or loss will result in students/parents being billed for the total cost of the repairs.

CHROMEBOOK SUPPORT: Payment for Chromebook Repairs and Replacements

Replacement part costs vary by model and over time. The replacement cost of a Chromebook is $200. Payments for repair or replacement must be made in the form of cash or a personal check made out to Shawnee Local Schools and turned in to your child’s school office. Students and parents cannot bring in a replacement Chromebook in lieu of payment.

Cafeteria Prices

The USDA has extended free meals for all students for the 2021-22 school year. All students can get FREE breakfast and lunch for the school year. The food service department encourages all students to participate in this opportunity.


We are excited to implement a new program for all students attending Shawnee High School: CONNECTIONS. This program will pair a cohort of students with a faculty member to meet weekly on Wednesdays for 25 minutes between period 4 and period 5A. Students will remain with the same cohort throughout their four years in high school. Research has shown that students who have a connection with peers and a trusting relationship with at least one adult are more likely to thrive in school. The goal of Connections is to develop positive relationships through activities that promote academic, career and social/emotional growth that will enrich the lives of students and promote inclusiveness and positivity within our Shawnee family.

Mid-term Progress Reports

Mid-term Progress Reports will be available on ProgessBook for parents to view. We encourage you to access your student’s account on a regular basis to follow their progress over the course of the school year. Paper copies of mid-term reports will not be mailed out to parents unless you formally request that we do so. Please call or email Mrs. Jeri Downard in the Guidance Office at (419) 998-8004 or to request the mailing of a paper mid-term.

ACT Testing Dates

*Indicates testing at SHS

Sep. 11, 2021*

Oct. 23, 2021*

Dec. 11, 2021*

Feb. 12, 2022

Mar. 15, 2022* - Free for all juniors during school day (date tentative)

Apr. 2, 2022

Jun. 11, 2022*

Jul. 16, 2022

Click here to register for the ACT.

Shawnee High School Alumni

A new scholarship has been created to benefit our seniors, starting with the Class of 2022: The Lima Shawnee Alumni-Legacy Scholarship Fund. If you are interested in donating to the fund, please click here and follow them on Facebook at Lima Shawnee Scholarship Fund for updates and more information. We appreciate all efforts to pay it forward to our seniors. Thank you for leaving your legacy on our community.

Mental Health & Resources

Community Resources

Click here to view a catalog of resources in Allen County, Auglaize County, & Hardin County.

Click here to view a list of community resources in Lima.

Crisis Number Hotlines

Ohio CareLine: 1-800-720-9616

Crisis Text Line: Text "4hope" to 741741

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

Hopeline: 1-800-567-HOPE

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE

Youth Crisis Hotline: 1-800-448-4663

The Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386

Guidance Department

What can your school counselor do for you?

Our job as a guidance department is to support, advocate, and care for the needs of the whole student. We assist students with academic concerns, friendship troubles, study skills, personal problems, college/career planning, etc.

Mrs. Jeri Downard

Guidance Secretary

Ms. Abby Wood

Students A-Go

Mrs. Sharla Murphy

Students Gr-Pe

Mrs. Angie Rex

Students Pf-Z