Sprague High Weekly Oly Updates

A weekly newsletter focusing on all things Sprague!

September 15, 2021

We will be sending out a weekly edition of the Sprague High Weekly Oly Updates Newsletter. Please keep an eye out for an email from the school with the link to the newsletter, so you don’t miss out on important information and events.

New Updated Sprague Bell Schedule

This is our new bell schedule that began this week on Monday, September 13th.
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A-Day / B-Day Calendar

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Plan for 2020-21 (Last School Year) Yearbook Distribution

Students who purchased a 20-21 Yearbook last school year, will be able to pick up their yearbook from the Commons during their lunch period on the following dates:


  • Wednesday, September 22nd – Seniors
  • Thursday, September 23rd – Juniors
  • Friday, September 24th – Sophomores


Students who graduated last year will be able to come to the building to pick up their Yearbook from the North end of the building between 8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday.


Students who miss picking up their Yearbook on their designated day (listed above), can come to the office to pick up it up beginning Monday, September 27th.


We will have a small number of extra Yearbooks available for sale. Sales will be limited to approximately 40 extras on a first come first serve basis, for $75 each. The additional sales will not begin until September 27th after all ​pre-ordered books have been distributed.

Lockdown Drill

State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Sprague High School will be conducting a lockdown drill later this week.


These drills are not a simulation of a threat and are not intended to scare students, however,

they do allow us to practice protocols that keep students safe in the event we should ever

have a real lockdown. We do want students to take the drills seriously so they are familiar

with lockdown routines and procedures as safety is our priority.


If you have safety concerns or notice any gaps in our security, please feel free to let our office know. You can contact 503-399-3261.

Information for Students Enrolled in an AP Program

Dear AP Students and Parents,


We believe every student can earn college credit by learning at a high level, so we’re excited to share what the AP Program has done to help more students achieve this goal.


Here’s what’s on the way:

  • There is an online classroom, called AP Classroom, with free practice resources and feedback for each unit of your AP course to chart your progress toward mastering the content and skills needed for success. AP Classroom sign-up will take place in early September in all AP classes and it is a necessary first step in order to register for AP Exams.


  • The College Board has now shifted the AP Exam Registration window to the Fall. As a result, Sprague High School will collect fees for AP Exams from October 1st through November 5th, 2021 through the SK Online Payment Portal. More information will be coming soon about the cost and payment procedure.


  • AP Exams will continue to be given in the first two weeks of May.

  • At the start of the school year you can make sure you have a College Board account and know your login information. To verify your College Board account or create one: myap.collegeboard.org




  • SK Online Payment Portal (not available until October 1st, 2021): TouchBase Signin



We look forward to seeing you in AP classes this school year!


Sincerely,

Jim Miller & Mark Harris,

Assistant Principals

Chromebook Distribution Update

Students will need to bring their fully charged Chromebook or personal device to school with them each day. We issued Chromebooks to students last week during their math class. Students who do not have a personal device to bring to school or who have not yet checked out a school-issued Chromebook can go to the Library to check one out.



For students who still have a Chromebook that was issued to them last school year, please turn it in to the school before checking out an updated Chromebook.

A Message from the Athletic Director

Parents & spectators, with the updated statewide face covering mandate, please remember to bring a face covering to all indoor and outdoor sporting events, including football, soccer, volleyball, and cross country. Please help us out in continuing to have spectators at events. We’d like to prevent any spread of the virus. Please wear your face covering if you plan on attending, including when being seated in the stadium and gym. These will be required for all students, spectators, game officials, and school staff.


Due to construction, volleyball parents and spectators, please park in the North end parking lot and walk around to the back side of Sprague and enter from the East side of the gym. The normal entrance and gym lobby has been demolished through bond construction. We will have a new gym lobby in the Spring! The only way to get into the gym is through the back doors of the gym. There will be signs outside the doors. Stadium parking will be in the South parking lot by the stadium, and the North parking lot. I strongly encourage parents to car pool as much as possible to allow for more parking. Thank you for your patience while we work through construction.


We will be charging for admittance into athletic events. Please be prepared to have cash on hand to pay to get into games/competitions. We are charging $7 for adults, $5 for students without ASB cards, $5 for middle school students accompanied by parents, $5 for non-participating school students with ASB card, no charge for participating school students with ASB card, and no charge for Sprague students with ASB card. See the information below for entrance fees to our events and season passes, which can be purchased at the gate from a ticket taker. It’s a great way to enter quickly into games!


Highlights of Athletic Efforts…

Girls Soccer - The Sprague girls varsity and junior varsity teams are off to a strong start this year. The varsity team has won their first five matches over Liberty, McDaniel, Tigard, and Central Catholic. They have outscored their opponents 21-6. The junior varsity team is off to a strong start as well and picked up wins in their first two matches of the season against Liberty and McDaniel. In their last two matches versus Tigard and Central Catholic, they experienced their first losses this season. Both teams looked primed for a great season. You can catch our varsity girls team in action Tuesday, September 21st with varsity kicking off at 7 PM at Sprague vs. Oregon City.


The Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Les Schwab Athlete of the Week, from Sprague Girls Soccer, is Amity Rogers. Amity, a sophomore, plays forward for the undefeated Olys. In the 5-1 win over Liberty, Amity had a brace (two goals) while adding another two assists. In the 6-1 win over McDaniel HS, formerly Madison, of the Portland Interscholastic League, Amity netted another brace while adding two more assists. Coach Kevin Plechl added, “Amity is developing well as a #9 for us this season. She was formally a winger, but her work rate, ability to hold the ball under pressure, and desire to fight and win challenges, makes her a great fit for that position. In addition, she is a real scoring threat. She is off to a strong start this season. I have to remind myself, she’s only a sophomore, but she is playing like a true veteran.” Congratulations from the Salem Sports and Breakfast Club Amity!


Go Olys!!!

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ParentSquare (repeat info from last week)

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is transitioning to a new platform for communication. ParentSquare will be used by district, school and teachers for communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications.


Please check out this link for additional information: ParentSquare

Attendance Reporting and Check-Out Procedure (repeat info from last week)

To excuse an absence or tardy:

Please send a detailed note or call the 24-hour absence reporting line at 503-399-5520 before, or within 72 hours of, the absence for it to be excused.


Check-Out Procedure:

Students must check out through the Main Office before leaving school.


There are two ways that parents/guardians can check out their student during the school day:

  1. Students can bring a note signed by a parent/guardian. Students should bring their note (with the date and requested check out time) to the Main Office at the beginning of the school day to fill out a Check Out Form. Students will be released at the requested time after checking out in the Office.
  2. Parent/guardian may call ahead of time, and the office will fill out a Check Out Form indicating the time the student will be checked out. Due to the construction happening at the school, we ask that parents/guardians please call ahead whenever possible due to the extra time it will take to pull a student from their class.


If a student is ill and needs to go home during the school day, they are asked to go to the Main Office to contact a parent/guardian. The Main Office will check out the student after connecting directly with a parent/guardian.