SMS Weekly Update

December 16, 2022

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Dear Archers,

Winter Break is here!

Our SMS students and staff have been hard at work and are looking forward to some well-deserved rest. We hope your next two weeks are full of joy and relaxation, and we look forward to hearing all the holiday stories upon returning in January.

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Upcoming Events

December 19 - January 2

  • Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

January 3

  • Professional Development Day, NO SCHOOL

January 4

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

January 11

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

  • Sexual Health Curriculum Parent Night, 6:00pm - 7:00pm (SMS Commons)

January 16

  • Martin Luther King Jr Day, NO SCHOOL

January 18

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

January 25

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

January 27

  • Winter Movie Night, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Additional events may be viewed on the Sherwood Middle School Calendar.

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Furlough Days/Updated 2022-23 District Calendar

The SSD School Board approved the three proposed furlough dates of March 24, June 15, and June 16, along with other calendar adjustments related to these dates. The updated 2022-23 calendar can be found here. For additional information about these changes or other information from last night's budget update to the Board, please visit the District website here.

Dates Impacted by Calendar Changes:

** No School on 3/24/23

** No Spring Conferences

** No pm conferences on 4/13/23

** Normal School Day on 4/14/23

* Last Day of School for current 8th graders is 6/12/23 (It was 6/14/23)

* Last Day for current 6th and 7th graders is 6/13/23 (It was 6/15/23)

* 8th grade promotion is 6/13/23 (It was 6/15/23)


Treering Yearbook Update

In honor of the season of giving, Treering will match up to 5 yearbook donations that Sherwood Middle School receives between November 29 and December 31, 2022. One community book donation = one Treering book donation*. Editors can gift these books to the principal, staff, teachers, or families in need. Learn more about Book Donations here.

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Order your 2022-2023 SMS Yearbook now. You can begin personalizing your yearbook right away with back to school photos, fall sports/activities, summer vacation memories etc. Click here for or more information.


Sexual Health Curriculum Parent Night

January 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: SMS Commons

Parents are invited to attend this information session to learn more about the Sexual Health curriculum at SMS.


Immunization Review Reminders

1/11/23 The first report is due to the County.

2/1/23 Exclusion letters from the state will be mailed to students who are still out of compliance.

2/15/23 Exclusion Day - All students out of compliance are not able to attend school until their required Immunizations are up to date or the exemptions have been completed.

Medical and nonmedical exemptions are also allowed.

  • To request a medical exemption from vaccine requirements, submit a signed statement from your child's physician.
  • To request a nonmedical exemption from vaccine requirements, you must do one of the following: (1) Talk to your healthcare provider and get a signed Vaccine Education Certificate, fill out the nonmedical exemption section of the Certificate of Immunization Status, and turn in both forms to your child's school; or (2) Watch the Vaccine Education Module for parents at: and print out the Vaccine Education Certificate at the end of the module, fill out the nonmedical exemption section of the Certificate of Immunization Status, and turn in both forms to your child's school.


Winter Movie Night

January 27, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
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(more details to come)


SSD Early Learning Fair Seeking Vendors

The Sherwood School District will be hosting our annual Early Learning Fair on January 28th. If you have an after school daycare, preschool, after school activity, or other child-centered business are interested in having a vendor table at this event, please contact Alyssa Thompson for more information: 503-825-5087 -or-


Reminder for Parents Picking up Students Early

If you need to pick your student up during the day for any reason, please send them with a note. This will be used as their pass out of class. We try to limit the number of distractions and notes being sent to the classrooms, and we may not always have an assistant on hand to get a student right away. If something comes up during the school day and you need them to be released during class, please call in advance and we will do our best to get the student to the office on time.


Inclement Weather Reminders

If you have not already done so, please sign up for FlashAlert to receive the most timely alerts for events such as school closures or delayed starts.

  • FlashAlert is a free subscription service that alerts users via text or app notifications. Sign up at or by downloading the FlashAlert app on your smartphone. If you have signed up for FlashAlert previously, please sign in to make sure your subscription is current. If you are not subscribed to our channel, you can search for "Sherwood Sch. Dist." to sign up for our district's alerts.

Please view the SMS Late Start Bell Schedule, in the case of a 2-hour delayed start.
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Have a wonderful Winter Break; see you in 2023!

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