SHS Community Newsletter

Week of October 11th, 2021

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Staff and Families,

We have had a wonderful four-day week of school. We have several new updates for you this coming week. Below you will find a date for our first booster meeting of the year, an update on our College and Career Week, a QR code where we are looking for more parent support from our senior families, an updated bus schedule for October, and more. Please continue reading below for details.

Go Scappoose!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Viewing Grades

SHS and our Staff are updating our grading systems to ease access for all students and families. You will be able to see up-to-date grades for your students on the 1st and 15th of each month in Synergy’s ParentVue or StudentVue. If you have questions or need further support, please email your teacher or counselor, and we will work with you to get you the information you need.

Attendance Matters

To increase accountability, written notes are not accepted. Parents are required to CALL or email within 24 hours to the Attendance Office 971-200-8052 to excuse their student. Unexcused absences will result in the inability to make up work. An automated call system will begin each evening at 4:30 pm. The system will notify parents if a student has an unexcused absence or is tardy for one or more periods during the day. Absences from school or class will be excused under the following circumstances:

  • Illness of the student;

  • Illness of an immediate family member when the student's presence at home is necessary;

  • Emergencies that require the student's absence;

  • Field trips and school-approved activities;

  • Medical/dental appointments;

  • Other reasons are deemed appropriate by the school administrator when satisfactory arrangements have been made in advance of the absence, such as appointments at the DMV.

  • Pre-arranged absence. Forms available in the Main Office.

NOTE: Oversleeping, even when excused by a parent/guardian, is not considered as excused.

Process for student pick-up before the end of the day:

  • If a student is to be picked up for an appointment or planned event, a parent/guardian needs to contact the main office/attendance at least an hour before the dismissal time so that parents aren't waiting a prolonged period of time.
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Attention Parents: Class of 2022

Class of 2022 families, we need your help during this exciting time! Please scan the QR code and fill out the quick form sharing your contact info to be updated about upcoming graduation events. We need to raise approximately $40,000 for graduation events, and there are many quick, easy ways to help. We are hoping each family can help at our Can and Bottle Drive for a 2-hour time slot. We are in desperate need of volunteers this Saturday, Oct. 2nd, from 8:30-2:30. Please follow the link below to sign up for one of our monthly fundraisers. We have been raising around $3,000 with 6 hours of easy work. Our community has embraced our seniors and show up each month, donating an astonishing amount of cans/bottles. We want to keep this tradition going but need your help!!/showSignUp/10c0c44a4ae29aafdc07-canand

Also, like our Facebook page for more information: Scappoose High School Graduation Events 2022.

Graduation Events Parent Registration

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Athletic Announcements

It is hard to believe we are already into October. We have been having fantastic turnouts at all of our contests and are especially thrilled with our ever-growing student sections.

Please reach out to the winter head coaches or swing by the athletic department offices to learn about all the pre-season workouts or open gym activities.

Remember, you can log into the NFHS Network to watch live telecasts of our football and volleyball matches as well as on-demand games you might have missed.

Please refer to the school’s website for all the team’s schedules and results.

Please save the date for Wednesday, October 20 @ 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria to learn more about the direction of our athletic department, how to get involved with the Scappoose Booster Club, and strengthen our community.

Take a look at the upcoming varsity events for all our teams and come join the crowd!

  • BS: 10/7 4:15 PM vs Valley Catholic (Chinook)

  • FB: 10/8 7:00 PM @ McKay High School

  • VB: 10/9 8:00 AM @ Seaside Tournament

  • GS: 10/12 4:15 PM vs Hillsboro (Chinook)

  • BS: 10/12 7:00 PM @ Hillsboro High School

  • VB: 10/12 6:45 PM @ LaSalle High School

  • XC: 10/13 4:00 PM @ Milwaukie High School

  • GS: 10/14 7:00 PM @ Putnam

  • BS: 10/14 7:00 PM vs Putnam (SHS Field)

  • FB: 10/15 7:00 PM vs Canby

All of the upcoming contests are also on our athletic calendar.


Dale French

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal


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

      Josie Bradley, Registrar

      Nicole Verzino, Counseling Secretary

      Upcoming Events: (click the underlined links below for more information)

      (this event is for Scappoose Families ONLY)

      • Sallie Mae virtual FAFSA Events: October 7, 20221 @ 5 PM - Registration

      • PSAT - Last Call! If you are an 11th grader and you would like to take the PSAT for Scholarships, please email Ms. Bettendorf to sign up at (limited space available)

      • College & Career Week will be the week of October 18th. During this week, we will offer support to all Seniors for Applications, FAFSA, Naviance, Scholarships, Resumes, and much more! Click here for a list of College Visits.

      • SCHOLARSHIPS! It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships tab on the SHS Counseling Website - we just updated it with a lot of really great resources for students and families!

Safety Updates and Student Dropoff

Please reference the link for the updated RSSL document from the Oregon Department of Education’s Ready School Safe Learners for all current regulations.

Parents, please do not use the bus turnaround for student dropoff after 8:30 AM. Also, after school, there are no cars allowed in the bus turnaround. Please plan accordingly. It causes safety issues with the loading/unloading process. We appreciate the cooperation with adhering to using the two lower lots for dropoff.

Cafe News

Remember lunch and breakfast are free! Students, please stop in and grab a breakfast sandwich, some pizza, or a delicious sandwich. When you do that, take the time to meet our fantastic kitchen staff.

We are also looking for interested students to work during lunch. If interested, please see Mr. Kelley, Mr. McKedy, or Mr. French for details.

Here is the menu:

October Menu

We have various ala carte items to pick from, such as chips, water, cookies. These items are not part of the free lunch, so make sure you have some money on your account.

Students, please remember to clean up after your meal and thank your custodial staff for all their work to keep your cafe clean.

Bussing Messaging

Durham Bus Services is continuing to make every effort to hire and onboard new drivers as efficiently as possible. Due to the shortage of drivers the following routes: 6,7,8,10 & 12 will not be operating the week of 10/11-10/15. Thank you parents for your patience during this time period.