Sherwood Schools: District Updates

Announcements and information from the SSD District Office

January 24, 2020

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Important Dates:

  • January 29 - Early Release
  • February 12 - Early Release
  • February 14 - Teacher Professional Development Day (No School)
  • February 17 - Presidents' Day (No School)
  • February 26 - Early Release
  • March 4 - Kindergarten Open House
  • March 6 - End of 2nd Trimester

School Board Recognition Month

January is School Board Recognition Month. Patrick Allen, Sue Hekker, Jessica Adamson, Eric Campbell, and Michael Hiland make up the Sherwood School District’s Board of Directors. These parents and community members volunteer countless hours each month guiding the direction and policies of our District, helping to ensure it is a great place for all kids. If you see a Board member this month, please take a moment to thank them for their service.
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Lockdown Drills at All Schools (January 27-February 7)

All schools in our District will be participating in lockdown drills January 27-February 7. These drills are an essential part of our emergency preparedness, and help students and staff to practice specific protocols that would occur in an emergency situation. Practice drills such as these are also an opportunity for our administrators and staff to collaborate with the Sherwood Police Department, and to gather feedback on how to improve procedures.

During a lockdown drill, staff and students are secured within their individual classrooms/offices, and there is no movement in the building. No one will be allowed to enter or exit the campus until the drill has been completed.

Diverse Educator Pathway Community Info Night

Washington County will be hosting two community information sessions on the Diverse Educator Pathway Program. This program is designed to help fill the critical shortage of bilingual and culturally competent teachers in Washington County. All educational backgrounds are welcome and childcare will be provided. For more information please see the attached fliers -- English and Spanish

Boundary Adjustment Committee - Final Recommendation

Last week, the Boundary Adjustment Committee presented the final recommendation for elementary boundary adjustments to the SSD Board of Directors, for a first read and review. The Board will vote on adoption of this recommendation at their February Board meeting. To view the boundary map for the final recommendation, please visit the Boundary Adjustment website here.

Rebranding Update

On January 15, the SSD Board of Directors received the first phase of rebranding recommendations, including mission and vision statements, District Logo, and school names for the Transformations schools. The Board was also asked to reaffirm the District values, as identified on the Strategic Plan, in combination with the rebranding work. The Board will vote on adoption of these recommendations at a special meeting on January 29. To view these recommendations, please click here.

Student Health Screenings


SHS is partnering with Providence Heart and Vascular Institute to offer a free PlaySmart Heart Screening on Thursday, February 20, 2020. The screening will measure your child’s height, weight and blood pressure and will include an EKG/ECG (which records the heart’s electrical activity) that will be reviewed by a Providence Cardiologist. The screening is painless and non-invasive. Results will be sent from Providence directly to you by email or U.S. mail. Your child may be screened during PE class or they may come during a non-core class.

There are two forms (see below) to be completed (in ink, please) in order for your child to receive this free screening. You can download and print them or you can get the forms from the SHS main office or through your child’s PE teacher. Please return the completed forms to the SHS main office or your child’s PE teacher by February 14th. Children age 12-18 are eligible for this Providence program. We will be offering another PlaySmart screening on April 7, 2020.



For more information call Health Services at 503-825-5485.


Dear Parent/Guardian: We will have free dental screenings by a local Dentist at our elementary schools for children age seven or younger who have not been to a dentist (please see dates by school below). This is a screening only and no treatment will be given. You may already have turned in a form to your school to say that your child has been to a dentist, or that the screening is against your family’s beliefs -- if so, your child will not be screened. Screening results will be sent to you in backpack mail and also go into the student file.

If you wish to opt-out of the screening, please contact your school office. For more information about the screening call Health Services at 503-825-5485.

Schools and screening date:

Hopkins: Friday, February 21st
Edy Ridge: Friday, February 28th

Archer Glen: Friday, March 6th

Middleton: Friday, March 13th

Translation Services

If you need translation services please contact 503-825-5480

إذا كنتم بحاجة إلى خدمات الترجمة للغة العربية ، فالرجاء ترك بريد صوتي على الرقم 6486-825-503 وسنعاود الاتصال بك لاحقاً.


Kung kailangan ninyo ng tagapagsalin sa wikang Filipino, magiwan lang po kayo ng mensahe sa 503-825-6483 at sasagutin namin ang inyong tawag.

만약에 한국어 통역 서비스가 필요하시다면, 503-825-6482로 전화하셔서 메세지를 남겨 주시면 저희가 전화를 드리겠습니다.

اگرشما به مترجم زبان فارسی احتیاج دارید، لطفا با شماره تلفن ۶۴۸۵-۸۲۵-۵۰۳ با ما تماس بگیرید، یک پیام بگذارید و ما با شما تماس خواهیم گرفت.

Если вам нужны услуги по переводу на русский язык, оставьте голосовое сообщение по номеру телефона 503-825-6487, и мы вам перезвоним.

Si usted necesita servicios de interpretación en Español, por favor deje un mensaje de voz al 503-825-6480 y le regresaremos la llamada..

Nếu quý vị cần dịch vụ thông dịch cho người Việt, xin vui lòng để lại thư thoại tại số 503-825-6481 và chúng tôi sẽ gọi lại cho quý vị.

Job Openings - Sherwood School District

There are always part-time jobs, coaching positions and substituting opportunities (both for licensed teachers - and also support staff areas) here at Sherwood School District. Click here for current job postings.

We are hoping to hire additional bi-lingual/multi-lingual employees for the fall of 2020 and beyond. If you fall into one of those two categories and are interested in working for the Sherwood School District as a teacher, classified employee, or in a leadership capacity, please contact our Human Resources Team at 503-825-5025.