SMS Weekly Update

January 6, 2023

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Dear Archers,

Welcome back and . . .
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It is so wonderful to have everyone back in the building, and to be settling back into our school routine. This year is off to a great start!

Upcoming Events

January 11

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

  • Sexual Health Curriculum Parent Night, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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

February 1

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

February 6-10

  • Staff Appreciation Week

February 8

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

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 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)


Sexual Health Curriculum Parent Night - Information Session

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

Parents are invited to join us in the SMS Commons, to learn more about:

- The Sex Education Curriculum at SMS

- What the law says about Sex Education

- Grade level specific curriculum

- Ask questions specific to your student's health teacher!


An Update from Student Event Planners:

Winter Movie Night

When? January 27th

Time? 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Where? Commons at Sherwood Middle School

Who? SMS Students only

Tickets go on sale on January 10th through the 17th. We will be selling tickets in the leadership room off the commons before school and during lunch. A small number of tickets can be purchased at the door. Tickets are $5 for the movie or $10 for the movie, popcorn and hot chocolate. If your student purchases a ticket to view the movie, a permission slip will be sent home with them outlining behavior expectations and requiring a parent or guardian signature.

Candy Grams Sales

Coming up in early February!


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.


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.


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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.


Resources for Parents of Early Learners

Are you the parent of a child age 0-5? If so, please see the flyers below for more information on upcoming events specifically for parents of early learners!


School Board Recognition Month

The Sherwood School District is joining Oregon's other 196 school districts in celebrating January as "School Board Recognition Month." As volunteers, our school board members spend countless hours year-round working to serve the students, staff, parents, and community members of Sherwood, with a focus on providing the best possible education opportunities for K-12 learners in our district. Please join us in thanking our Board of Directors for their dedication and service to our schools!
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Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!