SMS Weekly Update
May 9th - May 13th
May 9 – A Day:
- 8th Grade Science State Testing begins
- 6th graders at Outdoor School Day Camp
May 10 – B Day:
- 6th graders at Outdoor School Day Camp
- SMS Band Festival, George Fox, 11:30 – 2:45 p.m.
May 11 – A Day:
- White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release
- District Board Meeting, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., District Office
May 12 – B Day
May 13 – A Day
May 16 - ELA SBAC Testing Begins
May 16 – PSO Meeting, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
May 17 - Talent Show Auditions, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., SMS P.A.C. Room
May 18 – White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release
May 18 - Talent Show Auditions, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., SMS P.A.C. Room
May 19 – SMS Site Council, 7:30 – 8:15 a.m., Community Room
May 19 - Talent Show Auditions, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., SMS P.A.C. Room
May 23 – ELA SBAC Testing Continues
May 25 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release
June 3 – Talent Show
June 17 - 8th Grade Promotion - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., SMS Stadium
Information for Parents
We are excited to share that we are once again able to host volunteers at SMS. All volunteers must complete a background check and show proof of vaccination. If you are interested, please contact Stacy Holloway at firstname.lastname@example.org to identify a time or times to join us. We have identified three areas where volunteer support would be greatly appreciated:
- Crossing Guards: Helping with the flow of traffic and protecting pedestrians. We have more crosswalks than available people. Stop signs and hi-vis gear will be provided. We will have two times for this: 8:00 - 8:30 and 3:15 - 3:45 (2:15 - 2:45 on Wednesday Early Release days).
- Lunch and Recess Supervision: We have multiple areas open to students at lunch and recess. Our lunchroom is an active place and we always appreciate having extra adults helping students remain safe, responsible, and respectful at lunch. Additionally, with sunny days returning and students spreading out more at recess, we’d be happy to have volunteers helping with recess. Times for this option will be 10:50 - 11:30, 11:50 - 12:30, and 12:45 - 1:25 except on Wednesdays due to the Early Release schedule. Please contact the school office if you are interested in volunteering in this area on Wednesdays.
- Hallway Monitors: There are a lot of bodies in our hallways and students sometimes need support in getting to class in a timely manner, respecting each other’s personal spaces, and following expected behaviors for hallways. When classes are in session, it is helpful to have adults in the hallways in case any students are in need of help or to have adults spend time near our restrooms to deter vandalism. If you are interested in helping with this, we have many times available throughout the day in hour-long increments, 8:15 - 9:15, 9:15 - 10:15, 10:15 - 11:15, 11:15 - 12:15, 12:15 - 1:15, 1:15 - 2:15, 2:15 - 3:15. On Wednesdays monitoring will end at 2:15 p.m. due to the Early Release schedule.
Sixth grade students will attend NWRESD’s Outdoor Science School on Monday & Tuesday of next week, May 9th and May 10th. Students will travel to one of three designated locations on Monday and a second location on Tuesday. Departure time from SMS is 9:00 a.m. with buses returning to SMS in time for regular dismissal. Please send your student with a sack lunch and snack. Students will be outside rain or shine and should dress appropriately. Face masks are optional. See the linked Information Sheet (English) (Spanish) for more information regarding what to bring.
If you have a sixth grade student attending ODS, please review the lunch protocols and NWRESD’s discipline system shared below.
For 6th grade students not attending Outdoor School students will participate in guided science related activities at SMS.
State Testing & Opt Out Information
8th Grade Science - May 9, 2022: 8th grade science will begin testing on May 9th. You must adhere to the following state guidelines and submit your request prior to 8:30 a.m. on May 9th. Requests will not be honored after that time.
State requirement for Science testing:
“For all other required statewide assessments (OSAS Online Science, ELPA Screener, ELPA Summative, and the ORExt Science Assessment), parents may request that their student be exempted from state testing based on either disability or religion. OAR 581-021-0009: Exemptions allows school districts to excuse students from a state required program or learning activity, including state testing, to accommodate a student’s disabilities or religious beliefs. In order for a school district to excuse a student from testing under this rule, the student’s parent must submit a written request to the school district, listing the reasons for the request and proposing an alternative individualized learning activity for the student that meets the same goals that would be accomplished by participation in state testing. Appropriate school personnel must evaluate and approve the parent request.”
ELA SBAC Testing – May 16, 2022: ELA SBAC testing will begin on May 16. If you would like to excuse your student from this testing, you must complete the Opt-Out Form and return it to Allison Kopp prior to 8:30 a.m. on May 16th. Requests will not be honored after this time.
A portion of the testing during the week includes using headphones or earbuds. Your student may bring his or her own wired headphones for this section of the test. Wireless headphones and earbuds are not allowed.
Student Restrooms: There have been ongoing concerns around graffiti in the SMS restrooms. Writing and drawing done with paint pens is especially problematic to remove. We ask that parents not allow students to bring paint pens to school in order to minimize damage.
Summer Institute Information:
For OHSU Testing Program supplies please email email@example.com
Prior Week's Information
The SMS PSO is holding “The Greatest School Fundraiser Ever!” In lieu of sending students home with the task of selling something door to door, collecting money or delivering goods, please consider helping support the SMS PSO with your donation and help us to continue to support our students and staff. Please click here for more information.
Support for Hawks View Used Book Drive: In order to promote literacy and increase access to books, the Hawks View PAC is collecting donated books for student readers. They are particularly in need of chapter books for older readers. If you would like to donate new or used books, SMS will be collecting donations in the Media Center until May 20th.
SMS Talent Show: The SMS Leadership will be hosting the SMS Talent Show on Friday, June 3rd. Auditions have been rescheduled for May 17th-19th starting after school in the SMS Performing Arts Center. Performances must be 3-4 minutes or less. Group acts may not include more than 10 people. Talent Show Audition Sign-Up Acts must be school appropriate and may not be changed after auditions.
High School Activities Available for Incoming Freshman
Arrows Dance Team Tryouts Time Change: Tryouts will be held May 18th & 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Main gym. If you would like to be a part of a competitive dance program, and also dance for your school community, come join us! Click here to register by May 15th.
SHS Snowboard Team: Now is the time to buy your Meadows season pass if you are thinking about the Sherwood Snowboard Club for next year. Go to SKIHOOD.COM to purchase your pass before May 31.
14 year old $259 + $130 = $389 (Value pass with all access)
15-24 year old $349 + $180 = $539 (Value pass with all access)
SHS Equestrian Team Fall Recruitment: SHS is recruiting new athletes for the 2022-23 season. Any skill level is welcome to join the team. You must have consistent access to a horse and reliable mode of transportation for your horse. Everything else you can learn as you go! Please contact Paula Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
2021-2022 Yearbook Information
Yearbook: Leadership students are planning a yearbook signing opportunity in June, once the yearbooks have arrived. If you would like a customized a yearbook or keep it as is, you have until May 15th to order and receive free shipping to SMS. Yearbooks may be ordered any time, even in future years. The cost will include a shipping charge to your address. Go to www.treering.com/validate. The SMS passcode is 101612219220699.
Yearbook: Yearbooks may be purchased until May. The cost is $25 and varies with personalization options. Go to www.treering.com/validate. The SMS passcode is 101612219220699
Teen Triple-Threat Training: Vocal-Acting-Dance (runs through May)
- Camp #1: June 21-23 (3 Day Camp) ($100) at Sherwood High School
- Camp #2: June 27-30 (4 Day Camp) ($125) at Sherwood High School
Bowman Basketball Shooting Camp, July 18-20 (3 Day Shooting Camp) ($75) at Sherwood Middle School
Summer Institute Information: