CHS Community Newsletter
August 25, 2022
Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!
This was another busy week at CHS as we prepare to welcome all students back to school. I had the pleasure of seeing students at Band Camp and registration. It warms my heart to connect with students and families this August as we get ready for a great year.
Speaking of registration, there is still time to come to the HS this afternoon/evening (Thursday, 8/25) to get ID cards, lockers, parking passes, and Ipads. We also have accounting and online verification help available. We are here until 7 PM.
We are excited for our Open House event on Wednesday, August 31. Meet us near the stadium. There will be special activities for incoming 9th graders starting at 4:00 PM with tours and a question and answer session. At 5:00, we are hosting a Back to School Barbecue with free burgers for the first 1000 people. A huge thank you to Burgerville, Cutsforth Marketplace, Sysco, and the CHS Booster Club for making this happen. At 6:00, we will have a “welcome” at Cougar Stadium followed by an Open House. See below for more information. Please join us!
Also next week, all staff is back, and we are engaging in professional development. Please note CHS offices will be closed Tuesday AM and all day Wednesday as our staff attend these important training sessions. We are open 8-3 for the rest of the week to assist you.
The next newsletter will be the last one before school officially begins. Remember that our school hours have changed to 8:40-3:40, and we have early release on Wednesdays at 2:40. We are looking forward to the start of school.
Canby High School Principal
CHS student musicians at Band Camp
Thursday, 8/25: Soccer Jamboree at @ HOME, 3pm; Cross Country Meet @ Molalla River, 5:30pm, Volleyball Jamboree AWAY, 5pm
Friday, 8/26: Football Jamboree @ Home, 6pm
Saturday, 8/27: Volleyball Tournament AWAY
Tuesday, 8/30: Office Closed until 1 PM for Staff Inservice.
Wednesday, 8/31: Freshmen Welcome, 4:00-5:00; School BBQ, 5:00-6:00; Open House, 6:00-7:30
Wednesday, 8/31: Office Closed for Staff Inservice.
Friday, 9/2: Student Schedules Released via ParentVUE after 5:00 pm
Tuesday, 9/6: First Day of School for Students
Wednesday, 9/7: Dorian Picture Make-Up Day (during school hours, students will be released during class time)
Freshmen Welcome, School BBQ and Open House - August 31st, 4:00-7:30
Freshmen and their families are invited to meet with CHS Administration and freshmen teachers for a Questions and Answers session. They will also have the opportunity to tour the building with our leadership and Cougar Crew upperclassmen.
Burgerville is partnering with CHS and we will be able to feed the first 1000 people at our first ever school barbeque! A big thank you to Burgerville, Cutsforth, Sysco, and the CHS Boosters! We will offer burgers, chips, cookies and water to our families.
Open House: Families will be able to talk with teachers in departments and gather information from community partners. Some partners that will be at Open House are The Canby Center, Student Transportation of America (STA), Nutrition Services, etc.
Athletics and Activities
Fall sports have started and competitions start this week! For details on practice times and locations, go to CanbyAthletics.com and click on each individual sport for details including contact information for coaches.
In order to participate, each athlete must be cleared on RegisterMyAthlete.com. Please create a free account and follow the steps to register your student athlete. For help, contact Heather Britt, our athletics secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-263-7216. Registration includes: medical history update, signed waiver forms, impact testing, and an updated physical exam (must expire less than 2 years old at the end of the season).
For the impact testing requirement, contact Heather Britt for an appointment or details on how to complete (contact info above). We will be announcing drop in times on CanbyAthletics.com soon.
We have all of our athletics schedule all in one place on our master athletic schedule. This includes game times, locations, and bus departure times. It is updated real-time by your athletic department. Go to this link to see the current schedule, which is subject to change with little notice.
Get involved in the CHS fall play: The Servant of Two Masters!
This hilarious show is adapted from the classic Italian comedy by Carlo Goldoni. The hijinks of the many colorful characters are framed by the story of a struggling theatre -- will the play's convoluted schemes be enough to get each character their heart's desire, even as the show itself dangles by a thread?
AUDITIONS will be after school on Tuesday, September 6 & Wednesday, September 7, with callbacks on Thursday, September 8. Rehearsals are Monday-Friday after school and begin September 12. Performances will be the evenings of November 3-5 and 10-12.
Any CHS student can audition! Email director Sullivan Mackintosh (email@example.com) for info about signing up for auditions, or email tech director Jared Jonas (firstname.lastname@example.org) for info about theatre tech opportunities.
SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more.
There are a number of ways to report, including:
Texting or calling 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)
Online at safeoregon.com
Via the SafeOregon app
For more information, please visit our CSD SafeOregon website.
If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at email@example.com.
Free Food Resources
For Mental Health Resources
**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**
Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585
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
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