Principal's Message

  • Dear Sentinel Families,

    Please note First Quarter Grades were distributed to all of our students during Advisory period on Thursday, November 17th. Please review your student's grades and also their attendance and any missing assignments. Our teachers are dedicated and diligent in working with your students and offering additional help after school. We are now beginning second quarter and before you realize it - first semester finals will be given in January, 2017. (Tentative dates for finals are January 24th - 26th.)                                                                       

    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 liited 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 - NOTICE OF EXCLUSION for IMMUNIZATION NONCOMPLIANCE           Parents: We still have a small number of students who have not submitted required vaccinations to attend school. We have sent letters, met with students individually and provided Free Immunization Sites for Pierce Co. children (birth to 18 years of age), called home/work and left messages, and more recently, sent certified letters home. Skipping vaccinations or missing vaccine doses makes it more likely that your child can get sick or give an illness to another student. For those who have not submitted your required vaccination, your student may not return to school on Monday, November 28th unless we have proof that he or she received proper vaccinations (according to Washington State Law RCA 28A.210.080 and rules, WAC 392-380-045 and WAC 246-105--020). If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call 683-5693 Health Room. 

     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:

     NO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23rd thru FRIDAY, NOV. 25th (Thanksgiving Break)

     December 3rd, Saturday - Holiday Dinner and Concert Gala @ 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.                     Cost is $15 for dinner - Come support our talented choir and join us for a spaghetti dinner in the Commons!

     December 7th, Wednesday - Choir Concert @ 7 p.m. 

    December 7th, Wednesday - Late Arrival Day

    December 20th, Tuesday - Last Day of School 

    December 21, Wednesday through January 3rd (2017), Tuesday = WINTER BREAK

    January 24th, Tuesday through January 26th, Thursday = Tentative Finals Schedule 

    January 27th, Friday - Early Dismissal for Grade Prep. 



    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.

    Julie Baublits, Principal

    (253) 683-5689

High School & Beyond Planning

  • ATTENTION 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th Grade Parents and Guardians 

    GEARUP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs), supports our students to start planning in middle school for college and career readiness and completing their degrees.  The following links provide information to students and their families of postsecondary options, preparation, and finances.

    Click here for more information.

Contact Us

  • Spanaway Lake High School
    1305 168th Street East
    Spanaway, WA 98387

    Phone:  253.683.5600
    Fax:  253.683.5698


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