Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of April 7th through 13th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

Yesterday, most of our students had the opportunity to take the American College Test (ACT) or the Pre-ACT. Overall, everything went smoothly, and we appreciate how serious students were during the testing process.

The primary reason we conduct this test is to collect information on how our students are doing as they prepare for college and careers. The test also provides you (parents and students) individualized information about student performance for future planning. Test reports will be mailed home in the next month.

Spring sports are off to a great start. Our softball team is currently ranked #5 in the state with a 6-2 record against tough competition. Baseball is third in the league with a 4-4 record. After an opening match loss, lacrosse has rebounded strongly and won three in a row. Over the past week our tennis teams have had multiple tournaments to kick off the season. Girls rugby takes on Salem this weekend in their third match of the season. And today is our first home track meet. Let’s keep up the great performances Cougars!

Today, in advisory, we kicked off our ASB officer elections. Students watched candidate videos and voting will happen next week. Ballots will be emailed to students on Monday and voting concludes on Wednesday, April 13th.

Have a good week and Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

4/6, Wednesday: Track & Field, HOME @ 3:30pm (Senior Night), Boys Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Girls Tennis, HOME @ 4:00pm, Baseball, AWAY @ 5:00pm

4/7, Thursday: Boys Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm

4/8, Friday: Boys Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Baseball, HOME @ 5:00pm, Softball, HOME @ 5:00pm, Lacrosse, HOME @ 7:00pm, FBLA State Conferences

4/9, Saturday: Girls Rugby, AWAY @ 10:00am

4/11, Monday: Boys & Girls Golf, AWAY, Boys Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Girls Tennis, HOME @ 4:00pm, Softball, AWAY @ 5:00pm

4/12, Tuesday: Girls Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Baseball, AWAY @ 5:00pm, Boys Lacrosse, AWAY @ 8:00pm


ACT Retakes

If a Junior missed the ACT yesterday and want to take it, they should contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sally Park (, as soon as possible. The make-up ACT is scheduled for April 19th. For our freshmen and sophomores, there is no make-up exam for the Pre-ACT.

CTE Showcase at CCC

On Tuesday, April 12th, from 5 to 8pm, at the Holden Industrial Tech Center, Clackamas Community College will open its doors to more than 90 Career and Technical Education (CTE) degree and certificate programs. High school students and their families are invited to learn more about these programs. Students, if you want to step out of the traditional classroom and into a hands-on workspace and earn a certificate or a degree that gets you job-ready in two years or less, Clackamas Community College is the right choice.

See this link for more information:

Oregon Promise Grant Changes

Starting for the Class of 2022, the GPA requirement for the Oregon Promise Grant has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0. Interested students who graduate from high school between March 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 must apply for Oregon Promise by June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM. For more information, please visit

Activities and Arts

ASB Elections

Ballots will be emailed to all students on Monday, April 11th. Voting ends on Wednesday, April 13th.

Graduation All-Night Party (GAP) Volunteers Needed

Please help us celebrate the Canby High School Class of 2022 by signing up to volunteer at the Senior "GAP" All NIght Party on Friday, June 3rd. We need as many volunteers as possible to make this an amazing event for our graduates. Senior parents are more than welcome to sign up to help, but we also need parents who do not have seniors. Think of volunteering at this event as paying it forward. Volunteering gives the senior parents a chance to attend graduation, and visit with family and friends who might be visiting for graduation. Then when it's you students turn to graduate, other parents will do the same for you.

When signing up, please make sure that you add an email and a phone number. I will be sending out reminders as we get closer to the event. The location will not be disclosed until a couple of days before the event, because we want to surprise the student, but know that it is within a half an hour drive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Amber Bedortha at

GAP Website:


Spring sports competitions have begun! Be sure to register your student athlete on Registration is required before participating in any practices or games.

Please check the athletics website at for the most up to date information. Often cancellations happen with little notice, but we will do our best to communicate it out as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Oliver Insurance Athlete of the week

Week of 3/28/22 Kellan Oakes - Baseball and Abigail Loomis - Softball

Week of 4/4/22 Treyson Wakefield - Track & Field and Mackenzie Bigej

Last trimester, we partnered with Odd Moe’s Pizza of Canby to create theOdd Moe’s Unsung Hero of the Week” award to recognize those athletes who contribute to their teams in ways that go beyond athletic skill.

The Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero

Week of 3/28/22 Jacob Peterson - Baseball

Week of 4/4/22 Katrina Hall - Softball

Health and Safety Information

Free Immunization Clinic

The Oregon Health Authority requires all children to have up-to-date immunizations or an exemption by a certain date each year to stay enrolled in a public or private school. For the 2021-22 school year, that date is April 20.

To help students get up to date, Canby School District is hosting a free immunization clinic for students under 18 who are on the Oregon Health Plan or do not have health insurance. COVID-19 vaccines are available to all at no cost. The clinic will take place at Ackerman School on April 11 from 4-7 p.m.

Attendance and Sick Students

To ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our attendance process, please remember the following guidelines:

  • To report an absence, call our attendance line at 503-263-7210 or email

  • Please report an absence as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after the absence.

  • If your student needs to leave class for an appointment, inform the attendance office as soon as possible. This will help us ensure that your student receives a note to leave class in a timely manner.

Remember that attendance matters and students who attend class regularly are more likely to stay on track, graduate on time, learn deeply, and get the most from their high school experience.


Winter Weather Prep:

CSD inclement weather page

Please subscribe to the Canby School District on FlashAlert.

SafeOregon Program

SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

  • Texting or calling 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)

  • Emailing

  • Online at

  • Via the SafeOregon app

For more information, please visit our CSD SafeOregon website.

Communications Information

CHS Media

Some helpful links to our social media sites:

CHS Website

CHS Instagram: @canbyhighschool, @canbyASB

CHS YouTube: @CHS Announcements

CHS Principal’s Twitter: @Canby_Principal

Spanish Speaking Resources at Canby High School:

Reception: Eliza Ojeda (503)263-7200

Attendance Office: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7210

School Resource Officer: Maria DeLuna (503)263-7222

Migrant Coordinator: Karent Robles (503)263-7229

English Language Development Coordinator: Alex Frixione(503)263-7200 ext 5405

9th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341

REACH Center: Jeralyn Gonzalez and Veronica Martinez (503)263-7429

Update CSD Communications List: CSD Email/Text preferences online


Bus Transportation

If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this 21-22 school year! Students must enter their school ID numbers at the register when they get a meal. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Nutrition Services at 503-266-6742.

Free Food Resources

CHS Free Food Site Links

For Mental Health Resources

**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Text NAMI to 741741

Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) -866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Call to Safety: If you are an adult and worried about your safety at home. Interpretation line available.1-888-235-5333

Proyecto Unica: Spanish version of Call to Safety. 503-232-4448

DHS Hotline (Oregon Department of Human Services) If you are worried about the safety of a child, Interpretation services available. 855-503-7233