SMS Weekly Update
October 4th - October 8th
SMS Phone Numbers
Oct. 11-15 - Spirit Week
Oct. 13 - 1- Hour Early Release, White Schedule
Oct. 13 - District Board Meeting / Work Session
Oct. 14 - Lockdown Drill
Oct. 15 – Homecoming Parade 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 - PSO Meeting 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. - Virtual
Oct. 20 - 1- Hour Early Release, White Schedule
Oct. 21 - SMS Site Council Meeting, 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. SMS Conference Room
Oct. 21 - Great Oregon Shake Out , Earthquake Drill - 10:21 a.m.
Oct. 22 - Picture Retakes - 8:15 - 12:30 p.m.
Emergency Drills & Safety Information
Lockdown Drill: SMS will be conducting a lockdown drill on October 14, from 8:40 a.m.to approximately 9:00 a.m. Please be aware that if you need to drop off or pick-up a student during the drill, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the building until the drill is completed. Also, if you are in our school during this drill you will be asked to comply with the drill until its conclusion. These drills are held three times a year and help ensure that students and staff are clear what to do in an emergency situation. For more information on lockdown drills and other aspects of our Standard Response Protocol (SRP), please see the September 17 District Update, found here.
Great Oregon Shake-Out: Our district will participate in the “Great Oregon ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Thursday, October 21st at 10:21 a.m. Here is the link to the “Shake Out” web page, which provides valuable resources for students, staff and parents. Please keep this date and time in mind should you need to pick up or drop off your student.
SafeOregon Tip Line: The District is enrolled in the SafeOregon Tip Line program. The SafeOregon program allows students, staff, and members of the public to anonymously report harmful or potentially harmful behavior against other students, staff, or school site. There are five ways to report tips: online at www.safeoregon.com, call or text to 844-472-3367, email to email@example.com or via the SafeOregon mobile app.
New Information for Parents
Chromebook Protection Plan: The $15.00 Chromebook protection plan must be purchased prior to October 15th to have protection for the 2021-2022 school year.
School Picture Retakes: If your student was unable to have his/her student photo taken or would like a retake, pictures will be retaken on October 22nd. For more information please visit ios.mydorian.com
Past Information for Your Reference
Fee Reminders: Fee reminders were sent out this past week for your student(s) at SMS with fees due. Fees may be paid all at once or in installments. Payments for student fees may be paid online through ParentVue (does not work with cell phones) or in person by cash or check in the school office. Please contact Jeanette Godfrey if you have any questions.
Scholastic Reading Club: Ordering books using Scholastic helps the Archer library! Orders are placed on or before the third Friday of each month, September through May (with the exceptions of December). Place your order online or by using the flyer and a check. PLEASE NO CASH. Turn flyer orders into the library. To place an order online, sign in and/or register at: https://clubs2.scholastic.com/. For first-time orders, enter our school's/class activation code: GX3NZ. With each order, your child receives a prize and a free book. Your purchase earns the library points to buy new books for its collection.
SHS Football Announcement: For the high school football games, the area in the NW corner of the stadium in front of the terraced turf steps has been designated as the location for middle school students to gather if they are not sitting in the stands with their parents. As with all spectators, middle school students must wear a mask if they are not consistently maintaining six feet of distance from other people. Thank you for helping to keep everyone safe at the game.
SSD Equity Visioning Committee Now Seeking Applicants
The Sherwood School District is currently seeking applications for parents/guardians and staff members interested in serving on the District’s Equity Visioning Committee. The SSD Equity Visioning Committee acts as a guiding committee to the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and other district staff working toward equitable outcomes and inclusive practices. The Equity Visioning Committee includes students, parents and guardians, district staff, and community members. The make up of the committee purposefully includes a wide range of perspectives, working to represent historically underserved voices.
For more information on the Equity Visioning Committee, please visit our website here. If you are interested in being interviewed as a candidate to serve on this committee, please complete the application form here. Interested individuals should also note frequent attendance at monthly, evening, meetings is required.