SMS Weekly Update

January 31st - February 4th

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SMS Phone Numbers

Main Office: 503-825-5500
Fax: 503-825-5501
Attendance: 503-825-5510

SMS Attendance Email

Weekly Calendar:

Jan. 31 – A Day – Art Club postponed until February 7th

Feb. 1 – B Day

Feb. 2 – A Day - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

Feb. 3 – B Day – SAGA Club Mtg.

Feb. 4 – A Day

Upcoming Events

Feb. 7-11 – Staff Appreciation Week

Feb. 7 – Art Club returns

Feb. 9 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

Feb. 9 - District Board Meeting / Work Session, 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.,

Feb. 16 - Immunization Exclusion Day (not related to COVID-19 immunizations)

Feb. 18 – Wellness Day - No School

Feb. 21 – Presidents Day – No School

Feb. 24 – Site Council Meeting – 7:15 – 8:15 a.m., Virtual

Information for Parents

New Staff – We would like to introduce the staff that have begun working at SMS since the beginning of December.

  • Alicia Tadema is the new Counselor for students with a last name beginning Gr-N

  • Mallory Braus is the long-term sub for Jessica Miles in 6th grade who just had her second baby.

  • Stephanie Levine is the new 8th grade Science teacher. Mrs. Barrett and her family are moving out of state.

  • Sherry Whiteley-Ross is the new Learning Specialist in Life Skills. Mrs. Struck is now enjoying retirement.

  • J Beresheim-Kools is the new Media Center Ed. Coordinator. Congratulations to Mrs. Duncan for her new position in the District Technology Department.

  • Brycen Moore has been hired as the SMS Night Custodian

  • Sophie Raneiri, a former SMS student, is a Sp. Ed. Inst. Asst. in our Life Skills group. Welcome back Sophie!

  • Michael Whiteley-Ross is also a Sp. Ed. Inst. Asst. in our Life Skills group.

Updates to Contact Tracing Guidelines: Last week the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and Washington County Public Health Department released an update to contact tracing guidance for schools. The update no longer requires quarantine for masked indoor close contacts in K-12 settings. Quarantine will continue to be required for any students exposed due to no mask or an improperly worn mask by either individual. Exposed students who are unvaccinated will be quarantined for 5 days. Parents of exposed, vaccinated students will be notified of the exposure and asked to monitor student health for 14 days.

For OHSU Testing Program supplies please email

Sparrow Club Service Project -Winter Care Packages: Thank you to all who donated items for the Sparrow Club Care Packages. The club met this week to assemble care packages for the homeless. With your donations, the club was able to assemble over 100 packages! Please take a minute to view the short video linked here.

Club Update

Art Group will resume on February 7th.

Past Information for Your Reference

Wellness Days: The Sherwood School Board presented a Staff Care and Retention Package at the Board meeting Wednesday evening. The link is provided here. ( Part of that package are two “Wellness Days” on February 18th and April 29th. These will be non-school days for students.

Exclusion Day: February 16th is the exclusion day. Students who have not received required immunizations, or a nonmedical/ medical exemption before the start of school on February 16th will be excluded from school until providing documentation of the receipt of immunization(s), or a nonmedical/medical exemption. Please contact Allison Kopp if you have questions.

Yearbook Photos: Click here to upload photos into the TreeRing shared folders.

Yearbook: Yearbooks may be purchased until May. The cost is $25 and varies with personalization options. Go to The SMS passcode is 101612219220699

Community Information

Click here for information regarding activities in the area.