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Sumner high school

School Hours: 7:25 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Half-Day Early Dismissal: 10:25 a.m.
Wednesday Late Start: 9:05 a.m.


Principal: Bill Gaines
Assistant Principal: Jeff Baines
Assistant Principal: Kathleen Meath
Assistant Principal: Brandon Bakke

1707 Main St.
Sumner, WA 98390
(253) 891-5500
Attendance (253) 891-5510
Fax (253) 891-5585

Seniors, College and Career

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blue star bullet Scholarships

blue star bullet Senior Information Page

Upcoming College Visits

Important Dates for Seniors

blue star bullet August 19 - Schedule Pickup

blue star bullet September 3 - First day of school

School Information

bullet 3 Rs Handbook

bullet Academic Index (TBA)

bullet Attendance Boundaries

bullet Bullying

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bullet Spartan Alumni

bullet School Walking Route

bullet Student Handbook

bullet Volunteer Information

bullet WA State Report Card


Home of the Spartans

Patience - Kindness - Humility - Respect - Selflessness - Forgiveness - Honesty - Commitment


A Team Approach to Supporting Our Spartans

An adjustment we have made at Sumner High School is the assignment of our Counselors and Administrators to support our students and families. The changes were made to allow us to  use the strength of a team and to allow each team to focus on the student, the graduation requirements for each cohort (graduation year) and the assessments required for the cohorts. We believe that our team approach will allow us to meet the needs of all of our students at a higher level.
The new teams are:

Freshmen Team (9th grade)
Diana Herrera (Counselor)
Kassie Meath (Assistant Principal)

Sophomore Team (10th grade)
Nicole Bortle (Counselor)
Brandon Bakke (Assistant Principal)

Junior Team (11th grade)
Jenifer Benedetti (Counselor)
Jeff Baines (Assistant Principal)

Senior Team (12th grade)
David Sandberg (Counselor)
Bill Gaines (Principal)

Our teams will be working together as we transition to the new model and encourage your assistance as we move forward in our efforts to support all member of our Spartan community at the highest levels possible.

Online Athletic Clearances for High Schools

For the 2014-15 School Year, the Sumner School District will be moving to online athletic clearances for high school athletes. The online process will provide a convenient way for families to clear athletes entirely online. Clearances will run through our partner company called, FamilyID. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides our families with a user-friendly way to register and clear athletes for our sports programs. When registered through FamilyID, the system will track all clearance information for each athlete.

Coaches will be notified of all cleared athletes prior to the first practice. Athletes MUST be cleared prior to participation in any practice or competition.

High Schools will continue to clear athletes in person for those families that need it. Please contact the high school directly for more information.

August 19-21: Schedule Pickup Day Information

Pick up schedules, photo ID, fees, lockers, clearance cards, and more!

  • Annuals $60
  • ASB card $40
  • Class T-Shirts $10

August 19: Senior Schedule Pickup 10:00 - 12:00 p.m.
August 19: Junior Schedule Pickup 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
August 20: Sophmore Schedule Pickup 12:00 -2:00 p.m.
August 20: 10-12th Makeup Schedule Pickup 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
August 21: Freshman Schedule Pickup 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

August 21: 9th Grade Summer Breeze

At the conclusion of schedule pickup, SHS hosts a 9th grade student and family welcome event called "Summer Breeze." All incoming 9th graders and families are invited to a BBQ, social and welcome in the school courtyard from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

  • 5:30-6:15 Family BBQ
    6:15 Freshmen Social
    6:15 Parent welcome and information (in PAC)
    7PM Event Ends

September 3: First Day of School Information

Sumner High School has a unique first day of school, designed primarily as a school orientation and welcome to new students. In addition to 9th grade activities, there is a separate agenda and program for new 10-12th graders!

  • New 10th-12 grade students and ALL 9th graders start school at 7:25am (check in at courtyard in front of school)
  • Returning students arrive between 12:15 and 12:30 and report to the stadium to get their schedules (with classes beginning at 12:40).

First Day Bus Information
Ninth graders and new 10th-12th graders will be picked up according to regular weekday bus schedule (not the Wednesday late start schedule) for full school day schedule. School start time is 7:25 a.m.

Returning Students in grades 10-12 will begin school at 12:25 p.m., bus transportation will be provided five hours later than the regular weekday schedule (not the Wednesday late start schedule). For example, if your regular morning bus pick-up time is 7:10 a.m., please go to your stop at 12:10 p.m.

First Day School Lunch
School lunch will not be served to returning students in grades 10-12.

New Student Registration

If you are registering your child for school during the summer months, you will need to complete a registration packet on the District Web site and turn it in to the District Office. Your child will be registered at his/her resident school according to the current school attendance boundaries. As classrooms reach capacity, your child's registration will be reviewed to determine if the resident school has capacity or if your child will be attending a different school within the Sumner School District.

Please call your resident school after August 26 to check on the status of your child's registration.

Thank you for your patience during this time of growth as we evaluate enrollment to best serve family needs.

News and Announcements:

  • August 19 - Senior Schedule Pickup 10-12pm
  • August 20 - Sophomore Schedule Pickup 12-2pm
  • August 20 - 10-12th Makeup Schedule Pickup 3-4:30pm
  • August 21 - Freshmen schedule pickup 4:30-6pm
  • September 3 - 1st day of school

Student Activity Information:

  • August 14 - Fall Sport Clearances begin
  • August 20 - Football first day of Practice
  • August 25 - All other Fall Sports begin practice 


Sumner High School Events Calendar




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Staff Directory

Spartan News (student newspaper)

Student Handbook

Supply List

bullet Transcript Request


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bullet Family Access

bullet Grading Scale (SHS)

IB Diploma Program

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blue circle bullet Science Fair

blue circle bullet SHS Academic Integrity Policy

blue circle bullet State Assessment Information

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