SHS Weekly Newsletter #1

8/26/22

Message from Mr. Mitchell

HERE WE GO! We are excited to begin our new school year next week!


Our staff have returned to the building and are deep into preparing for students on Thursday and Friday. We have already engaged in professional development around building relationships, intentional student support, academic rigor, continual instructional improvement, safety and security, and staff collaboration. It is refreshing and energizing to be intensely focused on improving students and staff as learners again!


If you can, please join us for our Open House on Tuesday, 8/30, from 12:30pm-8pm for a chance to tour the building, see where your classes will be, check-out your Chromebook, pay fees, etc. This is a very informal event and there is nothing occurring that cannot be taken care of during the first days of school. We hope to see you then.


Have a great weekend and Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

8/30 - SHS Open House 12:30-8:00pm

9/1- First day for freshmen only

9/2 - First day for soph., junior, and seniors- freshmen attend as well.

9/5 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

9/6 - School pictures

9/14 - Early Release

Open House 8/30 12:30-8:00pm

There will be an optional open house at Sherwood High School on Tuesday, August 30th from 12:30pm-8:00pm. This will be a time when students and their families can come to the school and walk their schedules, find their lockers, pay fees (cash or check only), drop off medications, and check out Chromebooks prior to the first day of school. This is an optional time and students will be able to do all of these activities on their first days of school as well.

School Breakfast and Lunch

Meal services in our schools will be transitioning back to normal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) operations for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, including a per-meal cost. High school breakfast will cost $2.75 and lunch will cost $3.90. Families may fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application and Permission To Share form in order to be eligible for additional benefits (such as reduced student fees, athletic fees, etc.).


Funds can be added to your child's school account online by credit/debit card or ACH transfer, or in-person at your child's school. For online payment, parents/guardians will need to have a account through PayForIt.net. For information on setting up your PayForIt.net account, please click here.


For information or assistance with Nutrition Services, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at 503-825-5009

School Photos

Dorian Studios will be on campus on Tuesday, September 6th to take school photos. Order envelopes will be available in the main office during the Open House as well as the first day of school. For information about online ordering visit mydorian.com, search for Sherwood High School, and click the green order button.


Please keep in mind:

- Pay your ASB fee before picture day to have the sticker added to your ID card.

- No hats may be worn.

- Nothing may be worn that cover or impedes the view of your face.

- Seniors may have fun but need to keep it school appropriate.

- Photos are of the shoulders and up, wear a solid color shirt or small pattern.

Parking Permit Information

Applications are now being processed. If your student has submitted an application, please check your students fees to see if their application as been approved. Once the fee has been paid the permit will be issued and your student will be notified.


Seniors and Juniors who wish to park on campus for the 22/23 school year can begin the application process now. A major change for this year is that the North/lower lot will be reserved for permitted Senior students only. All other permitted student parking will be in the upper two west lots. The applications will be processed in the order they are received. The application may only be accessed from the student's school Google account. The parking permit fee will be added to student accounts on August 23 and permits will be available for pickup when payment is made. Students may apply for a permit during the school year, but if the number of permits already sold is more than the number of available parking spots, the student will be placed on the permit waitlist. The sophomore class will be eligible to apply for the remaining parking permits on October 3, 2022, please watch for additional information.

Student Chromebook Check-Out

All students will need to check-out a Chromebook at the beginning of the year. This can be done at the open house on August 30th or on the first day of school. Please see the District Technology website for the 2022-2023 Device Protection Plan: https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/technology/device-protection-plan/

Lockers

Students in grades 9 and 10 will be automatically assigned a locker number and combination that they can access in Synergy. Students in grades 11 and 12 may check out a locker if they wish by coming in to SHS main office during the open house on August 30th or once school begins.

2022-2023 Bell Schedule

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Early Release

There will not be an early release on Wednesday, September 7th.


The District will resume its early release days on Wednesday, September 14th. Early release days will occur weekly with high school students released from school at 2:20pm. Please refer to the 2022-2023 District Calendar for the scheduled early release days.

Activity Bus

With the passage of the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act of 2016 (Measure 98), Sherwood High School is able to provide an Activity Bus this year for students to receive transportation home from after school activities, clubs, and academic supports. The activity bus will run Monday through Thursday, leaving SHS at 4:35 pm, except for Early Release Wednesdays when the bus will leave at 3:35pm. The bus will provide general stops throughout town, but not necessarily door-to-door service. More details will be provided soon.

Counselor/Administration Assignments

Counselors:

Mrs. Annen (formerly Zutz): students with last names A-Dg

Ms. Hughes-Boyd: students with last names Dh-Hm

Mrs. van Andel: students with last names Hn-Mg

Mrs. Langeliers: students with last names Mh-Sc

Mr. Stammers: students with last names Sd- Z.

Who’s Your Counselor?


Associate Principals:

Mrs. Everett: students with last names A-G

Mr. Stead: students with last names H-N

Mrs. Voss: students with last names O-Z

Who’s Your Administrator?

ParentVue/StudentVue Reminder

StudentVue and ParentVue are the way in which students and parents can view grades and attendance information in Synergy. Students are encouraged to check their grades through StudentVue at least weekly. By checking weekly, students will have a good grasp of their current progress in all of their classes. Parents are encouraged to check student grades and attendance through ParentVue at least 1-2 times per month. By checking frequently, parents can hold students accountable for their grades and attendance throughout the year.


Parents are asked to login to ParentVue and check the accuracy of the parent contact information and emergency contacts. If you have any changes that need to be made, please email SHSsynergyupdates@sherwood.k12.or.us with what ParentVue currently says and the updated information. By including both what it currently says and what it should be changed to, we can verify that the person changing the information already has access to the account.

Athletic Ticketing

This year, Sherwood High School, and other schools in our league, have moved to online ticketing through Hometown Ticketing, Inc. Tickets can be purchased online through the High School website or the Hometown Ticketing App.


The cost to attend sporting events this year is adults $8 and students $5. High school students who purchase an ASB sticker ($30.00) will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. Senior citizens, age 62 and older, will be allowed in for free except for playoff games.

Link to purchasing Hometown tickets online through our website (print the QR code receipt and bring it to the entrance gate for scanning): https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/ticket-sales/


Hometown Fan app (QR code receipt will be on your device for scanning at the entrance gate): https://www.hometownticketing.com/resources/hometown-fan-app/


QR codes to purchase tickets on your mobile device: HERE


All students (regardless of the ASB sticker) and senior citizens will be charged for playoff games. Playoff game prices are determined by the OSAA and change depending on the level of playoff.


Download your tickets to your device and bring the QR code receipt for scanning at the entrance gate.


See you at the games!

Sherwood School District Release of Student Directory Information

There are many times, during the course of the normal school year, where students may be participating in an activity that will be captured in still or video form for use by the school/District or local media. We will assume to have permission to take and share these images/videos via websites and district-owned social media sites unless otherwise directed. Parents and guardians have the right to prevent the District from releasing information regarding their child. To exercise this right, parents and guardians must choose the opt out option in ParentVue. While this is always available, opt out must be selected prior to any release of information request since we will not be able to retrieve information after it has been released.

Student Pick-up During School, Reporting Student Absences

If you need to pick up your student during school hours, it would be greatly appreciated if you would notify the attendance office in advance, using one of the methods below.

  • Send your student with a signed note from the parent/guardian and have the student exchange it for a "release from class" pass at the attendance window, before school or during a passing time.

  • Call (503) 825-6010 or email (SherwoodHigh_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us) the Attendance Secretary in advance. A note will be sent to release your student at the time requested.

We realize that unforeseen circumstances may arise when you need your student released as soon as possible. We do our best to accommodate this, however, it may or may not be done as quickly as requested.

Unexcused Absences

Please call (503) 825-6010 to report all excused absences, preferably in the morning of the day the student is absent. All unverified absences must be excused within 48 hours of the absence. You may also email the Attendance office at SherwoodHigh_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us Please include a phone number we can call to verify the absence if needed. The automated system generates calls/emails at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to notify parents of unverified absences. All absences must be excused within 48 hours. The 48 hour window begins at 8:00 am on the day of the student's absence and ends at 8:00 am, 48 hours later. Any absence not excused within the 48 hour window will be considered unexcused. No exceptions!

Ride 360

Parents and students will be able to access their bus stop location, route, and pick up time on the Ride 360 mobile app for the 2022-2023 school year. The app uses GPS geolocation to show bus arrivals each day, allowing families to determine if the bus has already arrived at school or their bus stop. More information about how to access the app is available on the district website.

PSAT in the Fall

The PSAT/NMSQT is offered to the class of 2024 in the fall. Sherwood District Office will be a testing location for the Oct. 12th test. Those who take it in 11th grade may meet the requirements to enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Registration is open now through September 12th. Students who register for the PSAT will have a $26 non-refundable test fee added to their student account. Some financial support is available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Please use this link to register. For more information about the PSAT, contact CollegeBoard.

Student Handbook

The Sherwood School District Student Body Handbook provides information and expectations on District-level policies and procedures. The School Addendum contains commonly used information, rules and procedures specific to each school. Both can be found on each school’s website at http://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/school-info/. These documents contain important information for students and parents about district and school policies, practices, and rules. Parents/Guardians may request paper copies of the Sherwood School District Student Body Handbook and School Addendum in the school’s main office. Information contained in the Sherwood School District Student Body Handbook and School Addendum may be revised from time to time at the District’s discretion without notice as policies, practices, or laws change. For a complete listing of District policies, refer to the Board Policy section of the Sherwood School District website.

Superintendent Meet & Greet/Listening Session

Our new Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon will be hosting an opportunity on Thursday, September 8th to meet members of the community, answer questions about the upcoming school year, and discuss the proposed social science curriculum for grades K-5. This will be the first of several community engagement opportunities with Dr. Lyon in the coming school year.


Please join us at Ridges Elementary in the Laurel Side Cafeteria on Thursday, September 8th, 6:00-7:30pm.


SHARE Center -- Back-to-School Supplies and Resources

The SHARE Center is here for all of your back-to-school needs! We have lots of clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies -- all ages and sizes!!


For an appointment at the SHARE Center, please contact:

Alyssa Thompson at athompson@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5087

Maria Quinones at mquinones@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5085