Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of May 12th to 18th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

Our May continues to be busy and this week we see a couple of big transition activities. On Thursday, our Seniors will revive the newer tradition of the “Graduation Walk.” The Class of 2022 will don their robes and visit our elementary and middle schools to present themselves to our future cougars. In the past, this has been a fun and inspiring event for all those involved. We look forward to seeing the younger students celebrate our grads.

Also, on Thursday afternoon, our incoming 8th grade students will be visiting CHS. Our future freshmen will meet with CHS students, receive tours, and get some exposure to activities that will be available to them. It’s another fun event as we get our 8th graders to finish strong and get ready for the move.

In the world of music, congratulations to our Concert Choir! Last weekend they finished 5th at the state championships. Great job! And we wish the best of luck to our Concert Band. On Saturday, they also compete in the state championships at 8am at the LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU campus in Corvallis. This is the first time the CHS band has reached this level of competition! Let’s do this, Cougars!

Some of our sports competitions are coming to a close. Both our boys and girls golf teams qualified for regionals, and Jake Rodgers and Tyler Olson qualified for state next week. Good luck Jake and Tyler!

Also, both tennis teams compete in the long awaited district tournament today through Friday.

And, a reminder… Our Spring musical Sweeney Todd is in its second week. Our students are doing a great job with this entertaining show, and we hope to pack the house with the remaining performances. Show times on Thursday and Friday are 7pm. Saturday performances are 2pm and 7pm. Admission is $10 for general seating and $8 for students/youth. Admission for students with Canby ASB cards is free.

Finally, mark your calendars! Our groundbreaking ceremony for our new science wing construction is scheduled for June 8th at 2:45pm. Everyone is invited.

Have a good week. And Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



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Concert Choir at State 2022

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 5/12: Boys & Girls Tennis Districts, OHSET State Meet, Spring Musical @ FAC, 7:00pm

Thursday, 5/12: Senior Meeting and Grad March, 9:00am

Friday, 5/13: Boys & Girls Tennis Districts, Track & Field Districts, OHSET State Meet, Baseball @ HOME, 5:00pm, Softball @ HOME, 5:00pm, Boys Lacrosse @ HOME, 7:00pm and Spring Musical @ FAC, 7:00pm

Saturday, 5/14: OHSET State Meet, Band State, Spring Musical @ FAC, 2:00pm, Rugby, AWAY @ 2:15pm, Spring Musical @ FAC, 7:00pm

Monday, 5/16: Boys & Girls Golf State Championship, Boys Lacrosse, AWAY @ 8:00pm

Tuesday, 5/17: Boys & Girls Golf State Championship, Softball, AWAY @ 5:00pm

Wednesday, 5/18: College & Career Search Webinar, 6:00pm

Thursday, 5/19: Senior Locker Decoration Drop off day in the main office until 4:00pm


Oregon Promise Grant Changes

Starting for the Class of 2022, the GPA requirement for the Oregon Promise Grant has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0. Interested students who graduate from high school between March 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 must apply for Oregon Promise by June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM. For more information, please visit

College & Career Search Webinar - 5/18/22 (6-7pm)

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

This webinar is geared toward 11th grade students and families. Counseling team will focus on the college/career search process and introduce a new tool for Canby families, called Naviance. The program will be integrated at all grade levels for the upcoming school year.

Senior Award Program Information

Any senior receiving a scholarship to a college or university should provide a copy of their award letter to Lori Wujek ( in the Counseling office not later than 5/20/22!

More senior award information….If a CHS student earns (or will earn) 45 or more credits including 3rd trimester, senior year, the senior is eligible to wear the "College in Canby" medal at graduation. We have three levels of medals: bronze, silver and gold. Seniors must attach their unofficial transcripts from community colleges and/or 4-year colleges to the form in the counseling office. Students enrolled in dual credit classes 3rd trimester can attach their class schedule. Students who pass an AP test can attach their scores. Turn in (email/scan, drop off or mail) these documents to Lori Wujek ( in Counseling by 5/20/22.

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Decision Day 2022

Activities and Arts

Sweeney Todd, The Musical

Mark your calendars to join us in the presentation of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This musical by Stephen Sondheim is based on the 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond. Our performances for this week are May 12-14 at 7pm and the May 14 matinee at 2pm. Tickets are available at the door. $10 for general admission. $8 for students and kids. Free for Canby students with an ASB card.

Senior locker decorations

Senior families - drop off your senior’s completed locker decoration by May 19th in the Main Office. Go to this link for more information (texted out to families and emailed to them on 5/2/22):

Go to this link for updated graduation information:

Graduation All-Night Party (GAP)

Please help us celebrate the Canby High School Class of 2022 by signing up to volunteer at the Senior "GAP" All NIght Party on Friday, June 3rd. We need as many volunteers as possible to make this an amazing event for our graduates. Senior parents are more than welcome to sign up to help, but we also need parents who do not have seniors. Think of volunteering at this event as paying it forward. Volunteering gives the senior parents a chance to attend graduation, and visit with family and friends who might be visiting for graduation. Then when it's your students turn to graduate, other parents will do the same for you.

When signing up, please make sure that you add an email and a phone number. I will be sending out reminders as we get closer to the event. The location will not be disclosed until a couple of days before the event, because we want to surprise the student, but know that it is within a half an hour drive.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Amber Bedortha at

Families were emailed and texted a link to two GAP information sheets on 4.13.22. Here they are again:

Graduation all-night party information:

GAP letter to families:

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Please check the athletics website at for the most up to date information. Often cancellations happen with little notice, but we will do our best to communicate it out as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Oliver Insurance Athlete of the week

Week of 4/4/22 Treyson Wakefield - Track & Field and Mackenzie Bigej

Week of 4/11/22 Jake Rogers - Boys Golf

Week of 4/18/22 Logan Corley - Lacrosse and Tyler Olson Girls Tennis

Week of 4/26/22 Ignacio (Nacho) Alvarez - Boys Tennis and Jemma Reed - Rugby

Week of 5/2/22 Natalie Austen - Girls Tennis and Brandon Slater - Trap

Week of 5/9/22 Entire Cast of Sweeney Todd Production - Drama

Last trimester, we partnered with Odd Moe’s Pizza of Canby to create the “Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero of the Week” award to recognize those athletes who contribute to their teams in ways that go beyond athletic skill.

The Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero

Week of 4/4/22 Katrina Hall - Softball

Week of 4/11/22 Gracie Carter - Girls Golf

Week of 4/18/22 Zachary Netter - Boys Golf

Week of 4/25/22 Kendall Thomas - Girls Tennis

Week of 5/2/22 Jeremiah Vockrodt - Boys Tennis

Week of 5/9/22 Zavery Norman - Track and Field

Health and Safety Information


If you plan to volunteer at Canby High School, you will need to complete the background check, via this link,

As a Volunteer, you are required to provide proof of vaccination or have an approved exception on file in human resources. You must provide this documentation and receive confirmation from the school prior to volunteering. Upload your vaccination documentation to human resources through this google link.

If you are requesting an exception, you must complete the required OHA form below and return it to in human resources. You will receive an email from the Director of Human Resources, regarding your request. If approved, you will receive an approved exception notice, which includes additional safety measure requirements you will need to follow.

Medical Exception Form

Religious Exception Form

Religious Exception Form-Spanish

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Head Secretary, Shannon Covington at

Attendance and Sick Students

To ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our attendance process, please remember the following guidelines:

  • To report an absence, call our attendance line at 503-263-7210 or email

  • Please report an absence as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after the absence.

  • If your student needs to leave class for an appointment, inform the attendance office as soon as possible. This will help us ensure that your student receives a note to leave class in a timely manner.

Remember that attendance matters and students who attend class regularly are more likely to stay on track, graduate on time, learn deeply, and get the most from their high school experience.


SafeOregon Program

SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

  • Texting or calling 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)

  • Emailing

  • Online at

  • Via the SafeOregon app

For more information, please visit our CSD SafeOregon website.

Communications Information

CHS Media

Some helpful links to our social media sites:

CHS Website

CHS Instagram: @canbyhighschool, @canbyASB

CHS YouTube: @CHS Announcements

CHS Principal’s Twitter: @Canby_Principal

Spanish Speaking Resources at Canby High School:

Reception: Eliza Ojeda (503)263-7200

Attendance Office: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7210

School Resource Officer: Maria DeLuna (503)263-7222

Migrant Coordinator: Karent Robles (503)263-7229

English Language Development Coordinator: Alex Frixione(503)263-7200 ext 5405

9th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341

REACH Center: Jeralyn Gonzalez and Veronica Martinez (503)263-7429

Update CSD Communications List: CSD Email/Text preferences online


Bus Transportation

If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this 21-22 school year! Students must enter their school ID numbers at the register when they get a meal. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Nutrition Services at 503-266-6742.

Free Food Resources

CHS Free Food Site Links

For Mental Health Resources

**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Text NAMI to 741741

Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) -866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Call to Safety: If you are an adult and worried about your safety at home. Interpretation line available.1-888-235-5333

Proyecto Unica: Spanish version of Call to Safety. 503-232-4448

DHS Hotline (Oregon Department of Human Services) If you are worried about the safety of a child, Interpretation services available. 855-503-7233