Message From The Principal

We are pleased to welcome you to Sandpoint High School's website and look forward to having you as part of our community of learners. Sandpoint High School is filled with exciting opportunities and a history of excellence. We encourage you to enrich your education with our wide range of academic opportunities, be involved in student activities and athletics, and let your leadership abilities shine. We believe in clear communication, high expectations, and a collaborative team approach with all stakeholders. This takes place when all stakeholders know and embrace their responsibilities. We look forward to developing a strong working relationship with you throughout this school yer. As the principal of Sandpoint High School, I am honored to be a part of each student's education.

Learning Today - Leading Tomorrow: The Bulldog Way

Tom Albertson - Principal

SHS Office will be closing on Monday June 26th up until then the office is open from 8am-2:30pm.

posted Jun 12, 2017, 12:57 PM by Beth Dean

If you need assistance during the summer please contact the district office located at 901 Triangle Dr. in Ponderay, ID 83852.  You may also call the district office at 208-263-2184.  The office at Sandpoint High School will open on August 2nd for fall sports registration from 9-2pm.  On August 14th the office staff will return for the 2017-18 school year, have a great summer and we will see you in September!  School begins Tuesday, September 5th!

Last week of school!

posted Jun 5, 2017, 8:37 AM by Beth Dean

The Senior class of 2017 will be attending classes for the last time today!  Graduation practice is Thursday, please show up no later than 8:30 am to the gym!  Graduation, Friday June 9th will be at Memorial Field beginning at 6:30 pm all are invited to attend, rain or shine!  You are welcome to bring an umbrella!  Just a reminder the field is not complete and there are some areas still under construction. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.  If you have any questions please call the school at 263-3034 for more information. 

For your convenience under School Schedules of this page we have posted the Semester 2 finals schedule for the 9-11th graders (revised 6/5/17).  School will dismiss early on Thursday and Friday. Just a reminder we may not interrupt class time during finals.  Please schedule accordingly. 


posted May 8, 2017, 9:00 AM by Beth Dean   [ updated May 8, 2017, 9:01 AM ]

Thursday and Friday, May 18th and 19th Sandpoint High Students will have the opportunity to learn about distracted driving and how it can affect those around them as well.  The Idaho State Department of Transportation is sponsoring the presentation which is a 3D interactive program that will teach and motivate positive decisions about speeding, drinking and driving, texting and drinking, and more!  The students will be able to see the presentation during their regularly scheduled science class.  Click here to see what other students are saying about this presentation

Springboard to High School Tonight April 19 6pm!

posted Apr 19, 2017, 7:50 AM by Beth Dean

All incoming students for the 2017-18 school year are invited to attend along with parents!  Beginning at 6pm in the SHS Gym there will be freshmen registration information followed by a curriculum fair in the commons (elective and core classes).  *Staff will be on hand to answer questions.  For more information call the counseling office at 263-3034 ext 4161

No School Friday, March 31st Spring Break Begins!

posted Mar 17, 2017, 10:18 AM by Beth Dean   [ updated Mar 24, 2017, 11:00 AM ]

School resumes on Monday, April 10th as an "A" Day

PAFE Family Night and Chili Dinner ~ March 2

posted Feb 21, 2017, 9:35 AM by Beth Dean

PAFE - Panhandle Alliance For Education is celebrating Public Education Week with a family night and chili dinner. The event is Thursday, March 2 from 5-7pm at Sandpoint High School.  Matt Brass, the district technology director will present at 6pm "Educating Tech Savy Kids"  all are welcome, and there is free childcare for ages K-6!  The cost for the chili dinner is only $5 per family!  No tickets necessary, but please RSVP to as soon as possible!  Click here for more information

Principal Albertson's Blog

posted Jan 23, 2017, 12:51 PM by Beth Dean   [ updated Jan 23, 2017, 12:59 PM by Jeffrey Domansky ]

Happy New Year Parents and Patrons! 

It is hard to believe the year 2017 is here.  This month I am highlighting three (3) pro-active approaches implemented at Sandpoint High School, which help us work towards a drug and bullying free learning environment.


First, we emphasize the motto, “Common Care”.  The emphasis is to take care of yourself and others. Though teenagers may make poor choices I believe the SHS “Common Care” protocol does make a difference.  Each student is part of a connections group with a student mentor leading them in a curriculum based off of “Sources of Strength”. In addition we use video announcements to cover topics such as driving safety, digital citizenry, making good choices, and following school rules.


Second, our School Resource Officer, Spencer Smith, is present, approachable, and ready to help any student in need.  His presence on campus provides preventative and educational opportunities for our students.  Officer Smith also teaches a popular elective course on criminology.  With assistance from Officer Smith, the Sandpoint Police Department brings in drug dogs on a regular basis to check lockers, locker rooms, and the parking lot. Also to help with campus/parking lot security we have Mr. David Watkins who patrols SHS hallways and parking lot keeping an extra set of eyes on the campus.


Third, Cyber bullying is a continued concern in society today.   As partners in your teen’s education please monitor how your teen communicates via social media.  Most all conflicts between students start with inappropriate social media comments classified as cyber bullying. I believe most of this could be stopped by regular check-ins on your teen’s electronic devices. A community group called 7B Hope will be hosting a movie and panel discussion on cyber bullying Thursday January 26th 5:30 pm at the Panida Theater.


Thanks again for partnering with your teen, teachers, and administration to make SHS a great school.

Tom Albertson, Principal


New Website!

posted Dec 1, 2016, 1:47 PM by Beth Dean

Wow thanks to LPOSD technology we have a new exciting user friendly website!  Take a look scroll through for all the latest and greatest!  Check out the calendar of events and activities for current information.  

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