Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of November 4th to November 10th, 2021

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Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

There’s less than three weeks to go before final exams are here. Students should be working hard to complete final assignments and make up for any missing work. Check StudentVUE/ParentVUE frequently and connect with teachers if there are any questions. It’s best to go into the final weeks of the term prepared!

Last week, our FFA chapter travelled to the national conference and performed well. Jillian Schaffner, Keegan Welander, Kate Williams and Jessie Samarin received a bronze award in vet science. Brooke Jonas received 10th place in the nation for her agriscience project. Jacob Palacios was one of 53 FFA members chosen to play in the National FFA Band this year. Our chapter was recognized for their exceptional work with the Canby Center and received a Gold Chapter award. Congratulations FFA, and thank you for representing us so well!

In sports, congratulations to our soccer player David Villegas for being named the Three Rivers League Goalkeeper of the Year. Thank you David for your leadership and effort!

Our cross country boys team had a great performance last week in the Three Rivers League District Meet. They came in 3rd and qualified for state for the first time in 15 years! They compete this Saturday at Lane Community College. Good luck boys!

The CHS Trap Team is doing very well this Fall season, with members winning numerous competitions. Check out the standings here.

Finally, despite our tough loss against Wilsonville HS last week, our football team will get back to our winning ways this Friday with our first playoff game, against Lebanon HS. Kick off is 7:00pm at CHS. Because this is an OSAA playoff, admission will be charged to all who attend.

Stay healthy and strong, Canby! Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

Friday, 11/5: Football Playoff, Round 1 vs Lebanon HS, 7pm

Saturday, 11/6: Boys Cross Country, State meet, Lane Community College, 3pm

Thursday, 11/11: NO SCHOOL, Holiday

Monday, 11/22: Final Exams (Periods 2 and 4)

Tuesday, 11/23: Final Exams (Periods 1, 3, and 5)


  • Counselors will be scheduling one-on-one senior meetings 1st trimester. Topics will include: updated graduation requirements, college and other applications, financial aid, scholarships, credit checks, and general check in for the year.

  • Mark your calendars! Final exams are Monday and Tuesday, November 22nd and 23rd.

Activities and Arts

  • Senior Pictures are due November 29, 2021.


This week, fall sports enter the OSAA playoffs. As we are hosting on behalf of the OSAA, both parents and students are charged entry. Parents pay $8 for the first two rounds and students are $5 for all rounds. Also, in accordance with the broadcasting rights for the OSAA, the NFHS Network will not be free of charge and require a monthly subscription in order to watch the playoffs. Please plan accordingly to cheer on your Cougars!

In addition to the Oliver Insurance Athlete of the Week, Canby athletics is excited to offer a new athlete of the week sponsored by Odd Moe’s. This award will go to the Unsung Hero of our athletic teams. This is the athlete that often doesn’t appear in the record books, but the team would not be successful without them. Below are the award winners for fall. In the future, we’ll announce them each week.

Oliver Insurance Athlete of the Week

  • Week of Sept 27th - Varsity Football Line “The Hogs”: Jacob Strand, Casey Langdale, CLayton Langdale, Colin Kennedy, Matthew Hagen, Braden Snoderly, Grayson Noss, Gideon Noss, Rory Burton, Silas Wood, TJ Edward, Caedin Oswald and Cameron Lee

  • Week of the 4th - Girls Soccer Katie Anderson and Boys Soccer David Villegas

  • Week of the 12th - Volleyball Gabi Gray and Dance Zoie Fulks

  • Week of the 18th - Cheer Ellie Bennett and Cross Country Tommy O’Neil

  • Week of the 25th - Girls Soccer Ellie Imdieke and Boys Soccer Cristian Sanchez

  • Week of the 1st - Entire Varsity Football Team

Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero Athlete of the Week

  • October 4th - Cross Country Joel Ibarra Mercado

  • October 11th - Volleyball Shannonleigh Milter

  • October 18th - Girls Soccer Kathryn Frentress

  • October 25th - Boys Soccer Chris Barajas Ramirez

  • November 1st - Football Landon Sprague

Winter Sports sign-ups are now open. Please visit to make sure you are fully registered prior to participating in practices or games. Please contact for more information.

Other Information

Join Us-Employment in Canby Schools

While parent volunteering continues to be on hold until further notice, we do have employment opportunities in our schools for part-time positions like instructional assistants, nutrition services, custodians and more. We are also seeking on-call substitutes for those positions, which would provide even greater flexibility. Visit our employment website to view all current opportunities.

Upcoming Parent Input Opportunities

We are still collecting names of interested parents who want to serve on committees that provide planning input for the future CHS bond construction projects. Our partners in this process, Mahlum Architects, will soon be looking for more community input through focus groups. If you are interested, please respond by completing this form.

CHS Video Broadcast Recruitment

Parents and students, do you have an interest in live streaming and announcing events? Would you like to help CHS and the community? Do you want to be a part of our Cougar team?

We are hoping to create a live stream broadcast network of volunteers to cover CHS sports and activities in a professional manner in keeping with the hard work that our students and athletes put in. Our vision is to develop a dynamic partnership with CTV-5 to support these broadcasts with interested students and adults providing the camera work, production, and commentary. If you have an interest in participating with this after school club, please contact Tyler Francke with The Canby Current and Now Hear This Studios at Please include your contact information and any prior media experience.

Attendance and Sick Students

To ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our attendance process, please remember the following guidelines:

  • To report an absence, call our attendance line at 503-263-7210 or email

  • Please report an absence as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after the absence.

  • If your student needs to leave class for an appointment, inform the attendance office as soon as possible. This will help us ensure that your student receives a note to leave class in a timely manner.

Remember that attendance matters and students who attend class regularly are more likely to stay on track, graduate on time, learn deeply, and get the most from their high school experience. Please partner with us to ensure great attendance and to remove any attendance barriers.

Bus Transportation

  • If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at

CHS Media

Some helpful links to our social media sites:

CHS Website

CHS Instagram: @canbyhighschool, @canbyASB

CHS YouTube: @CHS Announcements

CHS Principal’s Twitter: @Canby_Principal

Spanish Speaking Resources at Canby High School:

Bilingual Main Office Secretary: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7200

Attendance Office: Stephanie Cavazos (503)263-7210

Migrant Coordinator: Karent Robles (503)263-7229

English Language Development Coordinator: Alex Frixione(503)263-7200 ext 5405

9th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341

REACH Center: Jeralyn Gonzalez and Veronica Martinez (503)263-7429

Free Food Resources

CHS Free Food Site Links

For Mental Health Resources

**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Text NAMI to 741741

Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) -866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Call to Safety: If you are an adult and worried about your safety at home. Interpretation line available.1-888-235-5333

Proyecto Unica: Spanish version of Call to Safety. 503-232-4448

DHS Hotline (Oregon Department of Human Services) If you are worried about the safety of a child, Interpretation services available. 855-503-7233