Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of Sept 9th to Sept 15th, 2021

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

We’re in week 2 of the school year and routines are becoming established. It feels like we’re returning to some level of normalcy. Again, we appreciate all the efforts students are making to wear their masks properly, and maintain proper distancing.

COVID continues to be a major concern, and we have had a number of cases in our student body since the return to school. As you may have seen, when we have a case (or cases), I’ll email the community with a form letter. If a student is in “close contact” (as defined by the Oregon Health Authority) we will contact the family directly regarding quarantine procedures. The guidelines continue to change, especially in regards to after school activities, and we will communicate those as soon as possible. (Please see the latest regarding athletic events in the sections below.)

On Saturday, our nation recognizes the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th. Many may remember that the students and staff of Ackerman Middle School created a time capsule to commemorate the event. It will be unearthed this Saturday at 7:00am with a ceremony to follow at the Canby Fire Department at 8:00am. Also, Tyler Franke of Canby Currents has produced a film documenting the impact of Sept. 11th on our community. It debuts this weekend in the FAC. See more info about both of these events below.

Finally, with the onset of autumn, we welcome the return of football to CHS. Please join us Friday night for our first home game against West Albany High School. With the recent updates to state guidelines, we’re asking all those who attend to wear masks while in the stadium. Thank you!

Have a great week and Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

Thursday, 9/9: Volleyball @ Home, 6:30pm

Friday, 9/10: Football @ Home, 7:00pm

Monday, 9/13: Volleyball @ Home, 6:30pm and Girls Soccer @ Home, 7:00pm

Wednesday, 9/15: Late Start; Girls Soccer @ Home, 7:00pm

Special Message regarding Athletic Events and COVID Protocols

We’re excited to have our student athletes back out doing what they love: competing. With the recent guidelines as of September 7th from the Governor’s Office, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Schools Activities Association, it’s important we communicate the update in our practices regarding masks.

For indoor athletics, all athletes, spectators/students, event workers, coaches, officials, and volunteers must wear masks. Athletes who are competing and/or practicing are allowed to remove their mask and replace it when they are off the competition area.

For outdoor athletics, all athletes, spectators/students, event workers, coaches, officials, and volunteers must wear masks. Athletes who are competing and/or practicing are allowed to remove their mask during practices and competitions.

We will have signs posted for reminders of the above guidelines. Please adhere to these as we want to allow our students to continue to do what they love and our community to continue to support them.

Also, please remember when we travel to other schools they may have the same or more restrictive guidelines.

Thank you and GO COUGARS!
Ben Winegar, Athletic Director


  • iPads: iPads have been reissued to all students. If you are having issues, please visit our tech support desk in the library during school hours or email our techs: Elie Enderle ( or Josh Rapley (
  • PSAT Testing will be at CHS on Saturday, Oct. 16th for juniors. More information to come.
  • Counselors will be scheduling one-on-one senior meetings 1st trimester. Topics will include: college and other applications, financial aid, scholarships, credit checks, and general check in for the year.

Activities and Arts

9/11 Time Capsule: Twenty years ago, the Ackerman students and staff struggled to understand the events of Sept. 11th, and they built the Ackerman Peace Garden and obtained a piece of the World Trade Center. They organized a Time Capsule for the middle schoolers of the future. As they built the Time Capsule, they developed a question: “Will people remember what September 11 was like?”

This September 11th (Saturday) the time capsule will be unearthed and the contents

displayed. The following is the plan for this Saturday:

7:00 am: Unearth the Time Capsule and transport to the firehall by Canby FD.

8:00 am: Fire Hall ceremony begins.

10:00 am: Items removed from capsule and displayed in firehall.

If you have any questions, please contact Will Greenleaf at

9/11 Film
: Tyler Franke of Canby Currents has produced a film documenting the impact of Sept. 11th on our community, and it debuts this Friday and Saturday at 6pm. Trailer for the film is available here: The showings are free but we will be accepting donations for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

Welcome Back Movie Night: We have tentatively planned a movie night for Sept 17th, from 8-10pm. More info is coming soon.

Club Fair: Every year our clubs host a fair for students to get information and sign up for after school clubs and activities. Come see what’s going on, during lunches Sept 20-24th.

Senior Pictures are due November 29, 2021


Athletics games are off and running. Please check the master schedule linked here for all the current game times and locations.

We already have some outstanding performances so far this year. Senior Matthew Soles is being recognized as a potential player of the week on Please vote for him here! If you think one of our teams had great performances, nominate them for OSAA team of the week! The link is here.

This Friday we have our first home football game at Canby Stadium. (Sorry, there won’t be any fireworks, due to construction.) Our very own Canby Booster Club is running a BBQ on Friday at the game. Booster members eat free and meals for non-members are $5 per person or $20 for the family. Please come, support your boosters, and become a member! They will also sell 50/50 raffle tickets at the game. Come support your Cougars!

This year, we have again purchased a license to broadcast all our home games on the NFHS Network for free! Away games may still require a subscription to the NFHS Network. Please go to and create a free account to watch all our games in the stadium and main gym.


Theater Director Wanted!

We are currently searching for a new theater director to support our drama productions. If you know anyone who may be interested, please direct them to this job posting.

Parking at Safeway?

Some students are parking in the Safeway lot during school hours. This area is not for student parking and vehicles may be towed. Visit the Student Center for a parking pass.


If you cannot login to the Intouch payment portal, contact the CHS Accounting Office, 503-263-7217 or

Registration Fees for the 2021-22 School Year are open only for ASB Cards, Yearbooks, Parking Passes, GAP Tickets and Instrument Rentals.

All other fees for Activities and Athletics will be assigned at the formation of the activity or team.

Bus Transportation

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

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

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

Additional Free Food Resources