Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of April 14th through 20th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

This week has been memorable! In addition to the odd snow in April, our students and staff have been busy with activities and competitions. There is a lot to report and recognize!

This week, our counselors have been meeting with 8th graders at Baker Prairie Middle School and 91 School to complete the forecasting process and begin the transition to becoming high school students at CHS. There was a lot of excitement and students asked great questions. We look forward to their visit to the high school in May, and we welcome 8th grade parents to this newsletter.We’ll be including you in this weekly email for the remainder of the year.

On Friday, we’re holding our first “in person” assembly this Friday to recognize Spring sports and activities. Our leadership students are working hard to celebrate our students and promote school spirit.

Last weekend, our Future Business Leaders of America competed at the state convention in Portland and did exceptionally well! After competing virtually for our last two years of FBLA state and regional conferences, the team was excited to compete in person. We’re especially proud of junior Pete Sansone, who was elected state president for school year 2022-23! Great job, Pete! The following are some of the highlights of the team:

1st place - Business Communication - Pete Sansone

1st place - Intro to Business Presentation - Isa Arredondo & Kacey Janzen

1st place - Sports & Entertainment Management - McKenna Kraft & Sydney Matlock

2nd place - Client Services - Gabbie Schloe

2nd place - Hospitality Management - Gabbie Schloe

2nd place - Supply Chain Management - Embry Johnson

3rd place - Intro to Business Procedures - Kacey Janzen

3rd place - Supply Chain Management - TJ Jeffery

3rd place - Business Ethics - Kya Smith, Nimsi Gomez

4th place- Sports and Entertainment Management- Maddox Oliver, Ryan Petterson &, John Vandecoevering

4th place - Business Ethics - TJ Jeffery, Pete Sansome & Bree Marino

In the arts, our band continues to grow and perform. The Canby High School Wind Ensemble competed in the Three Rivers League band festival yesterday at Lake Oswego High School. On stage, the Wind Ensemble took 2nd place and received qualifying scores for the band state championships. We also took 2nd place in the sight reading room, scoring just two points behind 1st place. This is an absolutely amazing accomplishment. Canby received the highest scores we have ever received. We also earned qualifying scores for the first time in Canby band history! Congratulations CHS Band!

Performers and designers from the CHS Drama Club went to the Oregon Thespians State Conference & Festival at the beginning of the month. A group musical theater number, choreographed by senior Stephanie Haynes, and a musical theater solo, performed by senior Peyton Daugherty, were selected to perform as part of the Festival's series of mainstage showcase events. In addition, junior Erynn D'Alessandro was recognized as a Showcase Finalist for costume design, and our State Thespian Officer, Chana Sasek, celebrated the end of their term serving our region. Cast members from CHS's upcoming production of Sweeney Todd (School Edition) were also invited to preview scenes from the musical.

Last week, I forgot to include our golf teams in our newsletter! Our young men have been doing well in tournament competition, consistently performing well. The team is currently second in the league, with Jake Rodgers delivering multiple “Under Par” performances. We’ll share info on our young women golfers in upcoming newsletters!

Finally, we just received notification that the National Football Foundation named Canby High School’s team the Oregon 5A Team of the Year, with special recognition for Mikey Gibson and Jacob Strand. Congratulations Cougars on an award well earned!

Have a good week and Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

4/13, Wednesday: Track & Field, AWAY @ 3:30 pm, Girls Tennis, HOME @ 4:00 pm, Boys Tennis, AWAY at 4:30 pm, Softball, HOME @ 4:30 pm, Baseball, HOME @ 5:00 pm

4/14, Thursday: Boys Lacrosse, HOME @ 7:00 pm

4/15, Friday: AM Assembly, Track & Field, HOME @ 3:30 pm, Girls Tennis, HOME @ 4:00, Boys Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00 pm, Softball, HOME @ 5:00 pm, Baseball, AWAY @ 5:00 pm

4/16, Saturday: Girls Rugby, HOME @ 10:00 am and Boys Lacrosse, HOME @ 1:30 pm

4/18, Monday: Boys and Girls Golf, AWAY, Girls Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00 pm, Softball, AWAY @ 6:30 pm

4/19, Tuesday: Baseball, HOME @ 5:00 pm and Lacrosse, AWAY @ 7:15 pm


ACT Retakes

If a Junior missed the ACT yesterday and want to take it, they should contact our testing coordinator, Ms. Sally Park (, as soon as possible. The make-up ACT is scheduled for April 19th. For our freshmen and sophomores, there is no make-up exam for the Pre-ACT.

Oregon Promise Grant Changes

Starting for the Class of 2022, the GPA requirement for the Oregon Promise Grant has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0. Interested students who graduate from high school between March 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 must apply for Oregon Promise by June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM. For more information, please visit

Activities and Arts

CHS Plant Sale

April 26-30, from 2:45-6:00 pm in the Greenhouse behind the Applied Technology Center (ATC) Building.

ASB Elections

Ballots will be emailed to all students on Monday, April 11th. Voting ends on Wednesday, April 13th.

Graduation All-Night Party (GAP) Volunteers Needed

Please help us celebrate the Canby High School Class of 2022 by signing up to volunteer at the Senior "GAP" All NIght Party on Friday, June 3rd. We need as many volunteers as possible to make this an amazing event for our graduates. Senior parents are more than welcome to sign up to help, but we also need parents who do not have seniors. Think of volunteering at this event as paying it forward. Volunteering gives the senior parents a chance to attend graduation, and visit with family and friends who might be visiting for graduation. Then when it's you students turn to graduate, other parents will do the same for you.

When signing up, please make sure that you add an email and a phone number. I will be sending out reminders as we get closer to the event. The location will not be disclosed until a couple of days before the event, because we want to surprise the student, but know that it is within a half an hour drive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Amber Bedortha at

GAP Website:


Spring sports competitions have begun! Be sure to register your student athlete on Registration is required before participating in any practices or games.

Please check the athletics website at for the most up to date information. Often cancellations happen with little notice, but we will do our best to communicate it out as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Oliver Insurance Athlete of the week

Week of 3/28/22 Kellan Oakes - Baseball and Abigail Loomis - Softball

Week of 4/4/22 Treyson Wakefield - Track & Field and Mackenzie Bigej

Week of 4/11/22 Elsie Rodolph - Girls Tennis & Jake Rogers - Boys Golf

Last trimester, we partnered with Odd Moe’s Pizza of Canby to create the “Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero of the Week” award to recognize those athletes who contribute to their teams in ways that go beyond athletic skill.

The Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero

Week of 3/28/22 Jacob Peterson - Baseball

Week of 4/4/22 Katrina Hall - Softball

Week of 4/11/22 Gracie Carter - Girls Golf

Health and Safety Information


If you plan to volunteer at Canby High School, you will need to complete the background check, via this link,

As a Volunteer, you are required to provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exception on file in human resources. You must provide this documentation and receive confirmation from the school prior to volunteering. Upload your vaccination documentation to human resources through this google link.

If you are requesting an exception, you must complete the required OHA form below and return it to in human resources. You will receive an email from the Director of Human Resources, regarding your request. If approved, you will receive an approved exception notice, which includes additional safety measure requirements you will need to follow.

Medical Exception Form

Religious Exception Form

Religious Exception Form-Spanish

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Head Secretary, Shannon Covington at

Free Immunization Clinic

The Oregon Health Authority requires all children to have up-to-date immunizations or an exemption by a certain date each year to stay enrolled in a public or private school. For the 2021-22 school year, that date is April 20.

To help students get up to date, Canby School District is hosting a free immunization clinic for students under 18 who are on the Oregon Health Plan or do not have health insurance. In addition to school-required immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines will also be available to all at no cost. The clinic will take place at Ackerman School on April 11 from 4-7 p.m.

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.


Winter Weather Prep:

CSD inclement weather page

Please subscribe to the Canby School District on FlashAlert.

SafeOregon Program

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)

  • Emailing

  • Online at

  • Via the SafeOregon app

For more information, please visit our CSD SafeOregon website.

Communications Information

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:

Reception: Eliza Ojeda (503)263-7200

Attendance Office: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7210

School Resource Officer: Maria DeLuna (503)263-7222

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

Update CSD Communications List: CSD Email/Text preferences online


Bus Transportation

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

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this 21-22 school year! Students must enter their school ID numbers at the register when they get a meal. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Nutrition Services at 503-266-6742.

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