Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of Sept 2nd to Sept 8th, 2021

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

We are back and off to a strong start! Students returned on Monday, and most are energetic and happy to be back in person. Our “No Backpack” day helped welcome students to our school and provide an opportunity to meet classmates and connect with staff. Yesterday, we returned to our regular schedule, and classes are underway.

Like any new school year, there are challenges during the first few days. Our recent closure and lingering COVID impacts have complicated the start of this year. We were surprised at our enrollment numbers, and we currently have seen nearly 100 new students to CHS. This has resulted in larger class sizes and more crowded facilities. Also, our scheduling process was disrupted and delayed this year. Consequently, schedules were not as complete as we would want. We apologize for any inconvenience and truly appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility as we meet these challenges.

Finally, we appreciate everyone’s efforts to comply with our safety directions on wearing masks and maintaining social distance. As a reminder, we want students to keep three feet apart whenever possible. Thank you for helping us all stay safe!

Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

Thursday, 9/2:

Friday, 9/3: NO SCHOOL, K-12

Monday, 9/6: NO SCHOOL, Labor Day

Tuesday, 9/7:

Wednesday, 9/8: Late Start Schedule


Activities and Arts

  • Ice Cream Social: Students, please join us for an ice cream social after school on Thursday. Join us between the ATC and the 600 at 2:50.

  • Welcome Back Movie Night: We have tentatively planned a movie night for Sept 17th, from 9-11pm. More info is coming soon.

  • Club Fair: Every year our clubs host a fair for students to get information and sign up for after school clubs and activities. Come see what’s going on, during lunches Sept 20-24th.


Competitions for the 2021 fall season have begun! This week for varsity we host Sheldon in volleyball today, boys soccer travels to McKay tomorrow, and our football team travels to Dallas on Friday. Both cross country and girls soccer have competitions coming up next week. Let’s go Cougs!

The Master Athletic Schedule is located here. However, there is a shortage of officials statewide in all sports so changes are likely to occur. We’re still looking to add games to our JV2 boys and girls soccer schedule. When we make a change to any competition, we update the Master Athletic Schedule first and then communicate the change.

This year, we have again purchased a license to broadcast all our home games on the NFHS Network for free! Away games may still require a subscription to the NFHS Network. Please go to and create a free account to watch all our games in the stadium and main gym.



If you cannot login to the Intouch payment portal, contact the CHS Accounting Office, 503-263-7217 or

Registration Fees for the 2021-22 School Year are open only for ASB Cards, Yearbooks, Parking Passes, GAP Tickets and Instrument Rentals.

All other fees for Activities and Athletics will be assigned at the formation of the activity or team.

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

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

Additional Free Food Resources