Principal's Corner

Emily Caster at Graduation

Greetings Pointer Students and Families,


Greetings Pointer Students and Families,

We are looking forward to welcoming all students back to school on Tuesday, September 3rd. In addition to the information shared in our mailing, I have a few more updates.

Bus schedules: we are finalizing the bus schedules and will have the schedules posted to the school website by August 20. We also have paper copies in the main office.

Schedule Adjustments for Errors:  We know there will be some errors on schedules. If you have an error and need your schedule adjusted for one of the following reasons:

1.Seniors missing a graduation requirement

2.Students approved for Dual Enrollment, work study, or release time, which needs to be added. Dual Enrollment must have been submitted by Friday, July 12, 2019.

3.Student passed a class in summer school, which is in this year’s schedule.

4.Student does not have the prerequisite classes needed for a class currently on their schedule.

5.Student is scheduled to retake a class, which they have already taken and passed.

6.Student has an open nonscheduled period

7.Physical/medical necessity; please provide medical documentation 

Please join us on Tuesday 8/20/19 or Tuesday 8/27/19 from 8:00am-11:00am or 12:00pm-1:30pm in the SPHS Counseling Office for a schedule adjustment. Please note we do not offer appointment times for schedule adjustments.

Bell Schedule: in order to accommodate our student enrollment, SPHS will now operate three lunch shifts. If you are unsure which lunch you have on A day or B day, we will post a list of lunch shifts, by third period teacher, throughout the school for students to view. 

Period One. 7:45 – 9:10

Period Two. 9:15 – 10:40

School Announcements (remain in Period 2 class). 10:35 – 10:40

Period Three A lunch.

Lunch. 10:40 – 11:10 Class. 11:15 – 12:45

Period Three B lunch.

Class. 10:45 – 11:15 Lunch. 11:15 – 11:45 Class. 11:50 – 12:45

Period Three C lunch.

Class. 10:45-11:50 Lunch. 11:50-12:20

Class. 12:25-12:45    

Period Four. 12:50 – 2:15

Welcome new staff members! Please join me in welcoming the following staff members to SPHS:

•Ms. Baker, English

•Ms. Hawk, Art

•Ms. Heitman, Special Education Para-Educator

•Mr. Gavin, English

•Mr. Maser, Technology Education/CDM

•Mr. Muller, School Counseling

•Mr. Smith, Mathematics

•Ms.  Sweeney, Mathematics

•Ms. Spilker, English Department Chair

•Ms. Wilson, Social Studies

Should you have any questions about the upcoming school year, please do not hesitate to contact me by email or by calling the main office at 443-809-7517.

Kind regards,

Emily J. Caster


Sparrows Point High School