SMS Weekly Update

April 18th - April 22nd

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SMS Phone Numbers

Main Office: 503-825-5500
Fax: 503-825-5501
Attendance: 503-825-5510

SMS Attendance Email

Weekly Calendar:

April 18-22:

Apr. 18 – A Day: SMS PSO Meeting 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Apr. 19 – B Day

Apr. 20 – A Day: White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

Apr. 21 – B Day: SMS Site Council, 7:30 – 8:15 a.m., SMS Community Room

Apr. 22 – A Day: Staff vs. Student Basketball Game

Upcoming Events

April 27 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

April 29 – Wellness Day – No School

May 2 – Math SBAC Testing begins

May 4 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

May 9 – 8th Grade Science State Testing

May 9 – 6th graders at Outdoor School Day Damp

May 10 – 6th graders at Outdoor School Day Camp

May 11 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

May 11 – District Board Meeting, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., District Office

Information for Parents

Damages and Graffiti in Restrooms: In recent weeks we have noticed an increase in graffiti and damage in the restrooms and we have frequently had to close restrooms due to damages and need for repairs. We are working to combat this problem and request your support as well. Please do not let your student bring paint pens or permanent markers to school. Should they need these specific supplies for academic purposes, they will be provided to them for use in their classes. We appreciate your partnership on this matter.

PSO Fundraiser

The SMS PSO is holding “The Greatest School Fundraiser Ever!” In lieu of sending students home with the task of selling something door to door, collecting money or delivering goods, please consider helping support the SMS PSO with your donation and help us to continue to support our students and staff. Please click here for more information.

SMS Talent Show: The SMS Leadership will be hosting the SMS Talent Show on Friday, June 3rd. Auditions will be held May 3rd, 4th, & 5th starting at 3:30 p.m. in the SMS Performing Arts Center. Performances must be 3-4 minutes or less. Group acts may not include more than 10 people. Talent Show Audition Sign-Up Acts must be school appropriate and may not be changed after auditions.

SBAC Testing is coming. SBAC Testing will take place in May. As in the past, parents will have the opportunity to opt their student(s) out of Math and Language Arts testing by returning the completed Opt-Out Form to Allison Kopp prior to the start of testing. Eighth grade parents who would like to opt their student out of Science testing must send or email a letter requesting their student not test for religious reasons.

Students will be using Chromebooks for SBAC Testing. Please remind your student(s) to come to school with a charged Chromebook each day.

  • May 2-6: Math
  • May 9-13: 8th Grade Science
  • May 16-27 ELA Testing - A portion of the testing during the week includes using headphones or earbuds. Your student may bring his or her own wired headphones for this section of the test. Wireless headphones and earbuds are not allowed.

For OHSU Testing Program supplies please email

Prior Week's Information

Lunch Deliveries: If your child forgets his/her lunch for the day, they may order a lunch from the cafeteria. Lunches are free to all students for the 2021-22 school year. You may also drop-off a lunch for your student. Please be sure to mark the lunch with his or her name. Please DO NOT have food delivered from a meal delivery service such as Door Dash, etc. We are receiving an increasing number of these orders and our office staff cannot get the orders delivered since this is a particularly busy time in the office.

Target Time: We are excited to announce that students will soon have a new opportunity to study before and after school at SMS, Target Time. Target Time is a quiet place for students to work on class assignments and learning. Students make a commitment to stay after school or arrive before school to work on their assignments in a quiet environment facilitated by a teacher. Target Time will take place on Tuesday and Thursday mornings and Thursday afternoons. The Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon Target Time will begin the week of April 18th, and the Thursday morning Target Time will begin the following week. Please see the information sheet and permission slip for additional details. Space in Target Time is limited and is available on a first to sign-up basis.

Outdoor School: 6th grade students will have the opportunity to attend NWRESD’s Outdoor Science School on May 9 and May 10. This year, the experience will consist of two field trips during the school day, one to Trickle Creek Campground and one to either Rood Bridge Park or Champoeg State Park. More information on this, including permission slips, will be provided to students in 6th grade Flight Time classes soon. If you have a 6th grade student, please keep an eye out for Outdoor School specific emails in your inbox in the coming weeks.

High School Activities Available for Outgoing 8th Graders

Bowmen Cheer Tryouts: Tryout Clinics are May 3, 4, & 5 and Tryouts are May 10 and 11 for those students who are interested. Complete this interest form and additional information and a Tryout Packet will be emailed to you. We look forward to seeing you. Go Bowmen!

Bowmen Cheer Tryout Interest Form

Arrows Dance Team Tryouts will be held May 18th & 19th from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the SHS Main gym. If you would like to be a part of a competitive dance program, and also dance for your school community, come join us! Click here to register by May 15th.

SHS Snowboard Team: Now is the time to buy your Meadows season pass if you are thinking about the Sherwood Snowboard Club for next year. Go to SKIHOOD.COM to purchase your pass before May 31.

  • 14 year old $259 + $130 = $389 (Value pass with all access)
  • 15-24 year old $349 + $180 = $539 (Value pass with all access)

SHS Equestrian Team Fall Recruitment: SHS is recruiting new athletes for the 2022-23 season. Any skill level is welcome to join the team. You must have consistent access to a horse and reliable mode of transportation for your horse. Everything else you can learn as you go! Please contact Paula Brown at for more information.

Yearbook Information

Yearbook Photos: Click here to upload photos into the TreeRing shared folders.

Yearbook: Yearbooks may be purchased until May. The cost is $25 and varies with personalization options. Go to The SMS passcode is 101612219220699

Community Information

Click here for information regarding activities in the area.