SMS Weekly Update

September 9, 2022

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Teachers and students alike are settling in and doing wonderful work. We have had a great first week of school and are so excited to see where the rest of this year takes us!

A big thank you to SMS families for following our new traffic directions! It has helped tremendously.

Upcoming Events

September 12

  • PSO Meeting 9:00am - 10:00am, Sherwood Middle School Conference Room

September 14

  • First Early Release Day, dismissal at 2:20pm
  • Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Sherwood School District Office

September 15

  • Back to School Night, 6:00pm - 7:45pm

September 20

  • PAX Parent Night, 2:00pm - 3:30pm (Hawks View Portable 42)

September 21

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

September 28

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

October 5

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

October 13

  • Professional Development Day, NO SCHOOL

October 14

  • Statewide Inservice Day, NO SCHOOL
October 21
  • Picture Retakes
  • Freaky Friday Carnival & Dance, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Additional events may be viewed on the Sherwood Middle School Calendar.

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Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 6-7:45pm

16956 Southwest Meinecke Road

Sherwood, OR

Back to School Night is a great opportunity to connect with your student’s teachers and learn more about the upcoming school year. Please join us in the Gym to kick off the event. Don't miss the details above, in the Back-to-School Night Schedule!

PAX Parent Night

September 20th. 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Don’t wait to order your 2022-2023 SMS Yearbook!

Order your 2022-2023 SMS Yearbook now! Yearbooks are 10% off through the end of this month. You can begin personalizing your yearbook right away with back to school photos, fall sports/activities, summer vacation memories etc. Please click here for or more information.
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Get ready for PSO's Freaky Friday Carnival!

See details below:
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PE Dress Down Policy Update

We wanted to let you know of a change to our PE dress down policy this year. Although students should wear or bring shoes and clothing that will allow them to participate in PE activities, going forward we will not require students to change into PE-specific clothing. In both locker rooms, students who want to change into PE-specific clothing will have the opportunity to use private stalls in which to change, should they choose to do so.

SMS Phone Policy

SMS requires all electronic devices (including cell phones & listening devices), to be put away during instructional time. Students should expect adults to redirect and restrict the use of any electronic device during any type of school activity. When the bell rings for class, or a student enters an instructional space, electronic devices should be silenced and put away.

This means that these devices may not be used during:

Any class time, including:

Core classes - Science, Math, ELA, and Social Studies


All Electives

Flight Time

Flex Time

Assemblies and student performances during school hours

Other events during the school day

In the event of continued misuse of technology, a phone may be placed in the office for the remainder of the day. On the 3rd offense of the phone being brought to the office, the device will need to be picked up by an authorized adult and a phone plan will be put in place.

Students are permitted to utilize cell phones & listening devices before school, after school, and during lunch.

Attendance Procedures

If your student will be absent, please call the attendance line at 503-825-5510 or email by 8:30am. Please leave your name, your student’s name and the reason for the absence. This is a 24-hour line. Parents of students who are absent each day will be called if the school has not been notified.

School Administered Medication

Oregon law and Oregon Administrative Rules require that all prescription and nonprescription medicine be administered to students by trained school personnel.

  • Parents must complete and sign a Medications Form authorizing school staff to administer any prescription or non-prescription medications. This form is required for all medications, even cough drops! (click here for medication forms)

  • Parents must deliver and pick up all medication. Medication must be in its original container (pharmacies will issue a transport bottle if requested when having the prescription filled.)

  • Written physician instructions (prescription label) are required for all requests to administer prescription medication. Instructions must include: name of student, name of medication, dosage, route, frequency of administration and any special instructions.

Athletic Events at Sherwood High School

For information about admission to this year's athletic events at Sherwood High School, please visit the District website here.

Have a fabulous weekend, we will see you on Monday!