Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of February 24th to March 2nd, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

Our second trimester is rapidly approaching its end. Do you know that final exams are less than three weeks away? Students, now is the time to engage with your teachers and make sure you are in a position to finish strongly. Additionally, next Monday we will have an Earthquake Drill, followed by an evacuation drill. It is important that we practice our safety protocols so we are ready in the event of an emergency.

Our swim teams competed at the state championship this past weekend and our girls placed 10th out of all 6A schools, their best finish since 2007, and our boys finished 22nd. Congratulations to Kali Mull, Avery Keinonen, Allison Yancey, Amanda Yancey, Kennedy Hester, Hunter DeRisio, Connor DeRisio, Kai Laitinen, Jack Hayhurst, and Isaac Beck. It was a great season and you represented CHS so well!

Our boys wrestling team competed at the district wrestling tournament at Oregon City High School this past weekend, winning the district tournament for the first time in a decade to go along with their league dual meet title. The meet was hard fought and Canby scored 371.5 to top West Linn by 9.5 points, a reminder that every point counts! The following wrestlers placed in the district meet, with an * by those that qualified for the state tournament this Saturday and Sunday at Sandy High School:

Matthew Young* 1st, Austin Matthews 4th, Brady Froyd 6th, Craig Williams* 2nd, Nico Yazzolino 5th, Ty Ewers* 1st, Landon Sprague* 3rd, Benjamin Young 5th, Thomas Marquez 5th, Peter Sansone 6th, Zach Netter 5th, Ethan Ensrud* 2nd, James Keinonen* 3rd, Wyatt Samarin* 2nd, Jackson Doman* 3rd, Cash Montgomery* 2nd, Isaiah Parsons 5th, Luke Harms 6th, Matthew Hagen* 1st, and Colin Kennedy *1st.

Lastly, Lexli Lopez Zuriaga is our sole girls wrestling state qualifier. She will compete at state on Thursday at Culver High School. Good luck Lexli!

Stay healthy and strong, Canby!

Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 2/23: Boys Basketball, HOME @ 6:00 pm and Girls Basketball, HOME @ 7:30 pm

Thursday, 2/24: Family Forecasting Night, Grades 10-12, via zoom, 6:00-8:00 pm

Friday, 2/25: Boys Basketball, HOME @ 6:30 pm and Girls Basketball, AWAY, 6:30 pm

Saturday, 2/26: Wrestling, State Competition AWAY

Saturday, 2/26: Band Concert, FAC @ 7:00 pm

Sunday, 2/27: Wrestling, State Competition AWAY

Monday, 2/28: February Earthquake Drill and Evacuation


ACT Testing for all juniors is April 5th. We will also administer the PreACT for all 9th and 10th graders. The PreACT is a practice test for the ACT. Juniors are encouraged to prep for the ACT and can access free online practice tests, study guides, online test prep and events through ACT. Go to this link for ACT prep: ( 12th graders have the day to visit colleges and explore post high school options.

Oregon State Assessment - 11th graders are still required to take the Oregon State Assessment (OSA) per state and federal requirements. They will start testing next week in reading. Note that this assessment could potentially be used in lieu of college placement exams with satisfactory test scores (check with the college for more information). Parents who want to opt out their students can go to this link and click on “Opt-Out Form” in English or Spanish:

Activities and Arts

The College and Career Center is hosting a week long of Industry Chats, per below:

  • Monday Feb 28th @ 9:15, Engineering & Architecture

  • Monday Feb 28th @ 12:30, Law

  • Tuesday March 1st @ 9:15am, Medical Field and Veterinarian

  • Tuesday March 1st @ 12:30pm, Business, Marketing, Accounting & HR

  • Wednesday March 2nd @ 9:40am, Police Industry

  • Wednesday March 2nd @ 1:00pm, Fire & Fire Science Industry

  • Thursday March 3rd @ 9:15am, The Trades (Electrical, Welding, Cosmetology)

  • Thursday March 3rd @ 12:30pm, Education Industry

  • Friday March 4th @ 9:15am, Computer Science

  • Friday March 4th @ 12:30pm, Military (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force)

Students can come to the College & Career Center and sign up for any Industry Chat they are interested in. Chats will be held in the OMNI Room, ATC.


Spring sports start on Monday! 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 2/7/22 Kayley Borntrager - Girls Basketball and Kobe Kessler - Snowboarding

Week of 2/14/22 Elizabeth Dula - Dance and Kendall Thomas - Cheer

Week of 2/21/22 Lexli Lopez Zuriaga - Wrestling and Matthew Hagen - Wrestling

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 2/7/22 Myah Johnson - Dance

Week of 2/14/22 Giorgia Cipolla - Cheer

Week of 2/21/22 Loryn Gomes - OHSET

Health and Safety Information

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:

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 54059th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341REACH 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