Sherwood Schools: District Updates

September 16, 2022

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The Sherwood High School Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, September 23, starting at 4:00pm. The parade will start in the Sherwood Charter School parking lot and end at Sherwood Middle School (see route map below for details). Please come out and show your support for our SHS students -- Go Bowmen!

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Standards-Based Grading: Community Information Night

We will be piloting a Standards-Based Assessment and Grading system in several courses in both the middle and high schools this year. Standards-Based Grading (SBG) is designed to offer greater clarity for students and families regarding their grades, and to increase student involvement in the assessment process. We are hosting a community night at the District Office on September 27th to explain how this system works, and how the information displayed in StudentVue and ParentVue can be used to identify how students are progressing with their learning and what areas they should work on next. You will know if your student is in a pilot classroom if it was noted in their course syllabus and you were sent an email from your student’s teacher.

Last year, Sherwood High School piloted Standards-Based Grading in several courses with great success. The majority of students said that Standards-Based Grading helped them to focus on what they still needed to learn and gave them a clear picture of what they already learned and how to improve. We are excited to expand to a larger scale pilot this year, and to support students and families in using the new gradebook to guide their learning and reach their maximum potential.

Location: Sherwood School District Office, Multipurpose Room

21920 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140

*Parking available in the south parking lot, near tennis courts.*

Date: September 27th

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm

2022-23 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

The Annual Notice for Statewide Tests is published by the Oregon Department of Education at the beginning of each school year. This notice informs parents and families of state testing requirements, why participation matters, and parent and adult student rights regarding state testing. Please take a moment to review the annual notice for statewide tests.

For questions about the annual notice of statewide tests, please contact

Early Learning

We have enrollment slots available in our district Pre-K program at Middleton Elementary. Please contact our Early Learning Coordinator Alyssa Thompson at 503-825-5001 or for more information.

Special Education Parent Partnership

The Student Services Department invites parents to join Sherwood School District's monthly Special Education Parent Partnership meetings. These meetings provide an opportunity to build relationships, learn more about special education, and network with professionals and parents who have a passion for supporting students with disabilities. If you would like to join the Student Services Parent Partnership, please call Angela Thiemann, Student Services Administrative Assistant, at 503-825-5035.

Menstrual Dignity Act Information

Sherwood School District is now providing menstrual products for students at no cost. These products will be available in all bathrooms in all buildings, as part of the Menstrual Dignity for Students Program. This program was established after the Oregon Legislature passed the Menstrual Dignity Act for Students (HB 3294) in 2021, in order to address an unmet need identified by students, school leaders, and medical and public health professionals over many years. The Act requires school districts provide free menstrual products for all students in all public school buildings.

Research has shown that one in four teens have missed class due to a lack of access to menstrual products, and the Menstrual Dignity for Students Program requires that all menstruating students, regardless of gender identity, age, ability, or socioeconomic status have the opportunity for safe, dignified self-care. Menstrual products and dispensers must be provided in a safe, private, and accessible manner. In alignment with the requirements of HB 3294, the District has provided menstrual product dispensers in all student bathrooms including female, male, and gender-neutral restrooms.

Beyond providing products, the Menstrual Dignity for Students Program also reminds us that schools must provide education on growth, development, and puberty that includes menstrual health, as outlined in OAR 581-22-2050. This education is always positive, taught without shame, and is accessible for all students of all genders and all abilities.

OSHU COVID Testing Program for 2022-23

We are partnering with OHSU again this year to offer free, weekly COVID-19 testing for students. Participation in this program is completely optional and offered regardless of vaccination status. Participating students will drop off spit samples in pre-labeled tubes at school each week, whether they have symptoms or not, and those samples will be sent to OHSU for testing. Many aspects of the screening program will remain the same as last year, with a few changes to make it easier for parents and students.

What’s new?

  • Starting today, you can enroll your child(ren) through a convenient online portal at If you have trouble with the enrollment portal for any reason, please call OHSU support at (503) 418-8500.​ All students wishing to participate must re-enroll, even if they participated in last year's program

  • Test samples can be collected either the night before or the morning of their school’s testing day

  • When the test results are available you will receive an email prompting you to log into the online portal at to view the results

  • If you miss your weekly testing drop-off day at school, OHSU has added 3 drop-off sites around the Portland metro area

  • New, pre-labeled test tubes with a scannable barcode will be mailed directly to your mailing address and should arrive within a week of enrollment. Kits from last year cannot be used, so please throw them away.

What stays the same?

  • No cost to families

  • Highly accurate molecular testing, known as PCR

  • Students will continue to bring their samples to school for drop off on the designated day (for all SSD schools, drop off day will be on Thursday mornings)

  • OHSU nurses will call the family of any student whose test was detected or found inconclusive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19

Program Information

LabFinder enrollment and results portal:

Website with supporting documents, FAQs, and instructional videos:

  • Program overview​

  • Saliva test instructions​

  • LabFinder instructions

  • Community drop off locations​

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the OHSU support team at​ or (503) 418-8500​.

Board Vacancy for Position #4 - Now Accepting Applications

The SSD Board of Directors is now accepting applications for a Board vacancy for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year, following the resignation (effective November 1, 2022) of Director Duncan Nyang'oro at the September 14th meeting. Applications are due October 4, 2022. For more information and application process, please visit our website here.