Sherwood Schools: District Updates

April 14, 2023

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Emergency Drills at All Schools (April 24-May 5)

All schools in our District will be participating in emergency drills April 24-May 5. For this third and final round of drills for this school year, elementary schools will practice the "Secure" protocol, while middle and high school will practice the "Lockdown" protocol.

These drills are an essential part of our emergency preparedness, and help students and staff to practice specific protocols that would occur in an emergency situation. Practice drills such as these are also an opportunity for our administrators and staff to collaborate with the Sherwood Police Department. You may notice increased police presence if you are on/near campus during a lockdown drill, as SPD officers do participate in these drills.

During a Secure drill, students are brought inside the school building and exterior building doors are locked, while students and staff may continue to use hallways or other common areas. During a Lockdown drill, staff and students are secured within their individual classrooms/offices, and there is no movement in the building. During either protocol drill, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the campus until the drill has been completed.

For more information on District emergency response protocols and communication, please visit the SSD website here.

SHS Student vs. Student Volleyball Game Fundraiser

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Join us for the SHS Student vs. Student Volleyball Game, happening this Saturday (April 15) 1:00-3:00pm at the SHS Main Gym. Tickets are $3 at the door (cash or check only) and all proceeds go to support the Mental Health Week event at the high school. See you there!

Education Levy Town Hall Meetings

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The Sherwood School District is hosting two more Town Hall meetings on the topic of the proposed education levy -- Measure #34-323.

  • Tuesday April 18 - 5:30-7:00pm at the Archer Glen Elementary Cafeteria
  • Friday, May 12, - 9:00-10:30am at the Sherwood Police Department Community Room

Please join us to ask questions and learn more about the proposed levy.

Student Services Parent Partnership Meeting

Student Services will be hosting a Parent Partnership meeting on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 - 4:00pm-5:30pm at the District Office located at 21920 SW Sherwood Blvd. These meetings provide an opportunity to learn more about school-based disability services and network with professionals and parents who have a passion for supporting students with disabilities. Our April meeting will be focused on Section 504. Please RSVP via email to Angela Thiemann

Trades Fair at Sherwood High School - May 4

Is your child interested in learning about future career opportunities? Come explore and participate in hands-on activities while learning about exciting occupations! The Sherwood School District is excited to announce we will host a Trades Fair on Thursday, May 4th from 3:30-6:30pm in the Commons at Sherwood High School This event is option to all elementary, middle, and high school students and their parents/guardians. If you have any questions, please email Liz Barrett at

SHS 2nd Annual Spring Fest

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Sherwood High School will be hosting its second annual Spring Fest on Friday May 19th, 5-7:30pm at the SHS Stadium Field. Admission is free, and all Sherwood residents are invited. Come join in on the fun!

NAMI Community Presentation

The SHARE Center is happy to partner with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) to host a morning of mental health education, support, and resources for parents of school-age youth.

Join us at the District Office on April 22nd at 9am-1pm for a day of learning and community with NAMI. NAMI has presented in neighboring school districts and is a non-profit organization that works to educate the community on Mental Health awareness. Please email Alyssa Thompson at for more information.

School Board Candidate Forum - Hosted by the Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce

The Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a School Board Candidate Forum on May 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm at Sherwood City Hall. Community members are invited to come and hear from the candidates running for the open positions on the SSD Board of Directors on the May 16 ballot. Thank you to our partners at the Chamber for hosting this community event!

Oregon Voter Registration Deadline - April 25

Did you know April 25th is the last day to register to be able to vote in the May 16th election? It takes less than 4 minutes to register to vote or update your voter registration! Visit to register today!