Shoreham-Wading River High School (Gr. 9-12)

Daniel Holtzman, Principal

Kevin Vann, Assistant Principal

Dr. Rebecca Chowske, Director of ELA/Social Studies/World Languages

Mark Passamonte, Athletic Director

Dr. Amy Meyer, Director of STEM

Main Office - 821-8140

Attendance Office - 821-8136

Athletic Office - 821-8132

250A Route 25A (Click Here for Directions)
Shoreham, NY 11786
Hours: 7:20 a.m.–2:05 p.m.


School News Update

2016 Mental Health Conference Registration Form

Meningococcal Vaccine Notice

The College Application Process 2016-17

2016-2017 Extra Help

Before and After School Extra Help 2016-2017

2016-17 Course Book

2016-17 SCCC Excelsior Information (Letter) (Registration Form)

Guidance Newsletter

Class of 2017 School Profile

PSAT Parent Letter 2016

College Testing Schedule 2016-17

2016-17 Yearbook Ordering Information

2016-17 SWRHS Parking Packet

Code of Conduct Sign-Off Sheet

Suffolk County's "Not My Child"--PSA

Suffolk County Substance Abuse Hotline

Social Host Law

Understanding Your PSAT Score

Sexting Presentation Parent Letter

Junior Class Informational Night Presentation

PSAT Video

HS Course Book

8th Grade Parent Night Presentation

HS Course Book Parent Letter

Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine Notice
New Immunization Requirements Effective September 2016

All students entering twelfth grade in September 2016 are now state mandated to be vaccinated against meningococcal meningitis disease (MenACWY vaccine- brand names Menactra or Menveo). For students receiving their first vaccination against the disease before age 16 years, a second vaccine is required prior to entering twelfth grade in September 2016. Students receiving their first meningococcal vaccine after age 16 years do not need a second vaccine for twelfth grade.

Updated immunization records can be submitted to the high school Health Office  any time before September 2016, but must be submitted within 14 calendar days of the start of school to maintain uninterrupted school attendance. 
SAT Parent Presentation 11/19/15

AP Capstone--Parent Presentation

 AP Capstone Parent & Student Information
Parent Letter
Educator Brochure
Student Brochure
Research Course Overview
Seminar Course Overview

SCCC Excelsior Information
NYS DMV Junior License Restrictions

SWRHS Profile

Naviance Information for Parents
Social Media Letter to Parents
Department of Health Heroin Letter
EV-D68 Virus Information
Food and Drink on District Buses Letter
Response Hotline for parents/students
PTSA Membership Form
PTSA Letter to Parents
 Facebook Suicide Prevention Information

Principal's Message

August 2016

I would like to welcome you back to the 2016-17 school year! I hope all our students had an opportunity to enjoy their summer and prepare for the rewarding and challenging time ahead. With every September comes a time for students to reflect on accomplishments and what can be done to improve upon their performance moving forward. This is also an opportunity for students to recognize that setting high expectations for themselves will prepare them for the increasing number challenges that await them.

While we move forward with the implementation the Common Core State Standards and examine our teaching and assessment practices, I ask that parents continue to work collaboratively with the school in understanding what students are expected to learn and what skills they are to acquire. In doing so, we can collectively reinforce the importance of our students’ high school education and provide the needed support and guidance to achieve their scholastic goals. You are encouraged to contact your child’s teacher, guidance counselor, or school administrator with questions and concerns as they arise. The sooner your concerns are addressed, the more efficient we can be in providing assistance.

At Shoreham-Wading River High School, we believe in focusing on the development of the whole individual. This philosophy is based on research that indicates students are more likely to succeed with a strong network of support within the school. At the heart of this is our “Home Base” advisory system, the student’s relationship with the advisor and his or her Home Base group; cultivated throughout the student’s four years of high school. The advisor and students will meet for 18 minutes between periods 4 and 5 each day. (Class periods are 40 minutes, with 3 minutes passing time.) The time was purposefully chosen to provide students with an opportunity to step-back, talk, and refocus before starting the second-part of their school day.

During this past summer we have hired several new staff members (Math, Art, Social Studies, English, Special Education, Science, and English). We are confident that they will challenge our students to strive to fulfill their academic potential.  As in the past, we will continue to provide our students with a positive educational experience that includes many extra and co-curricular experiences. Students are encouraged to take advantage of these learning opportunities the district offers to make them a more-well-rounded student.

As always, extra help will be available for those students who are in need of such services. A schedule of time and days will be posted on the web site and in each classroom.

For our students’ convenience, our high school library will be available during their free periods and after school until 3:00 p.m., and the North Shore Public Library is available after school hours. Students are reminded that parking on campus is a senior privilege. Only those students in the 12th grade holding a senior license are currently permitted to obtain a parking permit. When the juniors obtain their full, senior license, can they request a parking permit (first-come, first-serve).

If you have not done so already, I ask that you please obtain your log-on information to utilize the parent portal.

I look forward to seeing everyone at our school events and wish all of our students a positive and successful school year.

Dan Holtzman

Shoreham-Wading River Central School District
Saturday, October 22, 2016