SHS Community Newsletter

Week of May 9th, 2022

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

This is a busy time of year, and we have great things going on in the building. Students and staff are working hard to finish the regular term and move into the MJ term. Seniors are inching closer to graduation on 6/4 at 1 PM. Congrats to the Scappoose Theatre for a wonderful production last week! There is a plethora of fantastic talent walking the halls. Thank you to Mrs. Gonzales, Ms. Harris, and Ms. Moorman for all the efforts directing our troupe. Despite all the challenges we have had with the weather, our Spring sports are getting primed for post-season, thanks to Mrs. Lohman and Mr. French for continuing to be solution-focused and working hard to get games in. This Saturday, the prom is at Rock Creek Country Club from 7-10 PM. Students are very excited! Please see below for more updates.

Have a great week!

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Upcoming Events-Leadership

Link to the Scappoose High School | Calendar of Events

  • 5/9-13 Teacher Appreciation Week

  • 5/17 Spring Activities Assembly (after 4th period)

  • 5/23 J-Term Begins

  • 6/15 Last Day of School



  • 6/1 Senior Awards Night

  • 6/3 Senior Breakfast & Graduation Walkthrough

  • 6/3 Baccalaureate

  • 6/4 Graduation, 1 pm

Interested in purchasing a 2022 Yearbook? Go to for details!

Testing Dates

Oregon State Assessments will be the week of May 24-27 from 8-9:45 AM, the testing will be for math, English, and science. The testing will take place prior to the start of the day during MJ Term to allow students to attend their full day of . The main office will be accepting opt-out forms, the deadline is May 13 at noon, please access the forms below.

Opt-out form- State Testing

Exemption Form- English- Parent request for Exemption for state Testing (excluding Math and ELA)

Opt-Out Form- Spanish- Opt-out for State Testing in Spanish

Spanish Exemption Form- Exemption form- Spanish

Counseling Corner

Your School Counselor is assigned to you based on your last name:

Aarin Pinkstaff, A through K

Alyssa Bettendorf, L through Z

Susie Erickson, Intervention Specialist

Justin Engstrom, Care Coordinator

Ondrae Sold, Registrar

Nicole Verzino, Counseling Secretary

Attention Seniors!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Senior Recognition Night on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 PM in the SHS Auditorium. Please see the attached invite - all are welcome!

If you would like your award, recognition, and/or scholarship recognized in the Senior Recognition Night, please complete the 2022 Senior Recognition Log by Friday, May 20th.

Happy National Decision Day! Check out what all of our seniors plan to do next year -

Attention Current Sophomores!

Are you a current Sophomore, future Junior, interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT next year? If so, please view this document for more information and links on how to sign up.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 5th from 12PM - 4PM - AP Stats - Auditorium

  • May 6th from 8AM - 12 PM - AP US History - Auditorium

  • May 12th from 12PM - 4PM - AP Physics - Auditorium

  • May 26, 2022 at 9 AM - InRoads Financial Reality Fair (SHS cafeteria) - ALL CURRENT 11th GRADERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - This event was rescheduled from the original date in January due to COVID. Students should download the “Bite of Reality 2” app on their mobile device prior to the date of the fair. InRoads will provide devices for students if they do not have one.


MJ Term Scheduling: Counseling will be working on finalizing MJ Term Schedules over the next few weeks. MJ Term classes listed in students schedules are subject to change. We will not be accepting schedules change requests.

College & Career:

Oregon Promise Update: GPA Requirement Change - this is exciting news!

  • Starting with the Class of 2022 (March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 graduates), the GPA requirement has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0

    • Interested Class of 2022 students must apply for Oregon Promise by JUNE 1 at 5:00 PM to be considered for the grant

  • For all students who will receive the Oregon Promise Grant in the 2022-23 academic year, there will be changes to the award calculation and renewal requirements:

    • The $50 per term co-pay has been removed from the award calculation

    • The minimum award will increase from $1,000 to $2,000 for full-time, full-year students, and it will increase at the same rate as the maximum award each year

    • The First-Year Experience will no longer be a requirement to renew the Oregon Promise Grant

Washington County Chamber of Commerce Hiring Expo - The Washington County Chamber is putting on a large Hiring Expo on May 6th at the Wingspan Event Center, at the Fair Complex/Hillsboro Airport MAX stop. We expect to have more than 100 businesses participating and all of them will be there to hire. The first 3 hours will be set aside for high school students and graduating seniors who will be looking for summer jobs, flexible work during school, or starting their careers with entry level jobs. In the afternoon the focus will switch to adult job seekers and college students.

  • FAFSA/Paying for College

  • SCHOLARSHIPS! It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships tab on the SHS Counseling Website - there are A LOT of really good resources listed. The following grant/scholarship opportunities are open to apply to:


Scappoose Public Library will be hosting a free produce distribution every Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 Pm in the Library Meeting Room. All are welcome!

This time of year can be hard on people. Please know that there are resources for students who are struggling.

Senior Awards Night!

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Athletic Announcements

We are elated to have April behind us and next week looks like some lasting sunshine might finally arrive. All of our teams are entering the final stretch of their regular seasons or have state qualifying events next week.


Tennis: Junior Sydney Liao will play in the NWOC District Championships Monday and Tuesday hosted by Parkrose for a chance to go to state.

Track: Track had some fantastic results at the Jesuit Twilight Relay meet last Friday and when we celebrated 16 seniors on Wednesday by hosting Parkrose and Hood River.

The JV District meet is this afternoon at Hare Field and the Varsity NWOC Championships are hosted by Wilsonville Thursday and Friday.

Golf: Our golf teams continue to battle extremely wet conditions and are ready to try to qualify for state as they play both courses on Monday and Tuesday at Heron Lakes in Portland.

Caleb Glenn already secured an individual spot at the state tournament by his finish in the league standings.

Softball: We have now won four in a row and have remained steady in our top 10 ranking (#8). We play at Putnam tonight who sits in 3rd just behind us in the league standings.

Baseball: Winner of their last four, baseball plays St. Helens this afternoon before heading over to Wilsonville tonight in order to play Hilhi. They are looking to sweep both series to remain alone in 3rd place.

Equestrian: State meet qualifiers are getting ready to head to Redmond May 12-15.

Save the Date: Run for Neil - September 10th, 2022

  • All proceeds are used to promote whole-body wellness for all students in the Scappoose community.

College Bound Student-Athletes:

If you are going to be continuing your career, please let Mr. French or Brenda know so we can help celebrate your decision and plan a Spring Scappoose Signing Day.

Safe and Sober News

GRAD PARTY PERMISSION SLIPS -Your Senior should be receiving their All-Night Graduation Party permission slip soon. We’ve included it here, just in case you didn’t get it. Please turn these in ASAP as it helps with headcounts and planning. Also, even if your student is 18 or older, a parent or legal guardian must still sign the permission slip. More information will be coming out closer to the event with specific details about what your student can bring, etc.

BABY PICTURES –Don’t forget to send in your pictures for the Baccalaureate Slide show. Please send them to If possible, please send both photos in the same email and name the photos with your senior's name and then baby or senior. For example, John Doe baby, John Doe senior.

ADOPT A SENIOR – Adopt a Senior went live on Facebook Monday, April 18th. If you haven’t yet gone to the page and checked it out, you can do so by clicking here. This is a great way to show our seniors some love. Please feel free to share the Facebook page with your friends and family.

CAN & BOTTLE DRIVE – Our last Can and Bottle drive for the class of 2022 is coming up on Saturday, May 7th. We could really use more volunteers for the afternoon time slots. Sign up here (We encourage Junior parents to volunteer also to help learn the process, as Class of 2023 takes over in June!) As always, we would love to have you bring down your cans and bottles, every bit helps us to provide some really great activities for our seniors.

JUNIOR PARENTS – Class of 2022 will be handing over the reins to the parents of the Class of 2023 in just about 37 days. We invite you to come to our next meeting, Monday, May 16th at 6:30 in the Scappoose Library meeting room. We also would love to have you volunteer at any of our events so that you can be prepared to celebrate your seniors. Please reach out if you are interested in volunteering or learning more.

Attendance Matters

Attendance really matters! We want your student to be here and on time. So, how many absences are needed for a student to be considered truant?

  • Exceeding five days absent, either excused and/or unexcused, in a three-month period may be a truancy violation.

  • Unexcused absences are a child safety issue. Someone should always know where the child is. Oregon state law says an equivalent of four unexcused days in a month may also be a truancy violation.

  • Days specifically excused by doctor’s notes are excluded from any count. The program is intended to be as flexible as each school wishes. The school staff may take into consideration the student’s school performance when determining necessary intervention.

What happens when a student is sent to truancy?

  • A truancy officer will visit with the parent or guardian at the student’s home. The officer will evaluate living conditions that could affect attendance and inform parents or guardians of the Oregon Compulsory School Attendance Law 39.010. The officer will give the parent or guardian a compliance notice to sign and return to the school. This initial step often improves student attendance without further contact.

  • Tardy Policy

    Excessive tardies will be turned over to the administration for disciplinary action.

    • Tardy # 1: three unexcused tardies in any one class in one semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 2: any tardy from any other class in the same semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 3: the next tardy from any class in the same semester. Result is Saturday School.

    • Unexcused absences will result in In School Suspension.