SHS Weekly Newsletter #6

October 1, 2021

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Principal's Message

It is amazing that we are already into October! Our start to the school year has been refreshing and energetic. There have certainly been some bumps in the road adjusting back to in-person instruction, but that is part of the beauty of working with kids, it's wonderfully unpredictable! October brings a three-day student week next week, Homecoming festivities, a change in the weather, fall sports playoffs, band and choir competitions, Halloween, and many other events and activities. SHS is a lively place to be!

In addition to the exciting month ahead, we also have two open positions for an Instructional Aide/Lunch Supervisor. This a five-day per week position from 11:15am-1:15pm that assists in supervising our students during their lunch times. If you would like more information regarding the positions, or to apply, please click here.

Have a great weekend and Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

No Visitor Policy

As we move through the year and work to ensure that our students are safe and healthy, SHS needs to adhere fully to our district's "no visitors policy". The policy is that no visitors are allowed inside our building (aside from quickly entering and exiting the main, attendance, and business offices) while students are present. For SHS, this means that no visitors may enter the building from 7:15am - 3:30 pm, and all meetings that need to occur are to be virtual over Zoom or Google Meets.

For a person or family who is not logistically able to attend the meeting virtually, please work with the meeting facilitator (Counselor, Learning Specialist, Administrator) to make the meeting accessible for you and your family. In-person meeting preference is not a reason for us to bypass this policy. Visitors include, but are not limited to, family members of students, vendors of goods and services, guest speakers, or anyone who is not a student or staff member.

Scheduled Lockdown Drill

All Sherwood schools will be conducting lockdown drills between October 4 and October 14; our school's drill will be held on 10/4/21 at 9:42am. Please be aware that if you visit 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.

2021 SHS Homecoming Dance "Dancing Through The Decades"

Our 2021 Homecoming Dance will be held outdoors at the SHS stadium on Saturday, October 16th, from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, September 27th, and may be purchased at anytime through our online ticketing system, or before school, during lunch and after school at the Bookkeeper window near the front office. Students must be logged in to their Sherwood Google account to access the online ticketing system.

Tickets must be pre-purchased and will be sold until the end of late lunch on Thursday, October 14th. There will not be late or at-the-door ticket sales. Early bird tickets are $10 with an ASB sticker and $20 without the ASB sticker and are available through Friday, October 8th. On Monday, October 11th, the ticket price increases to $15 with an ASB sticker and $25 without the ASB sticker.

In the past, students have been required to be current on their school fees and Career Credit to attend the dance. For the 2021 Homecoming Dance, we will not have this requirement in place as we are returning to in-person instruction. These requirements will most likely return for our 2022 Prom and all dances in the future.

A few items to note for this year regarding the dance are:

  • Only SHS students are allowed to attend the dance, guests are not permitted.
  • SHS students must be on the ticket list and bring photo identification to enter. The physical tickets are only a memento.
  • All participants will be subject to a breathalyzer to enter the dance and any purses or small bags are subject to search upon entry. Large bags are to be left at home or in a car. There will not be a coat or bag check.

ASB needs your help for Homecoming!

Parent volunteers needed for the Homecoming Parade! Come walk with the students after school on Friday, October 15th. The parade route will be approximately from the Charter School to the Middle School. Volunteers will need to submit a background check before the event. Parents are needed to help maintain distancing during the event and throw candy. In order for the parade to occur, we need at least 20 parent chaperones. If you are interested, please email

Please be sure to fill out your background check asap. (You only need to fill it out once, no matter where you volunteer in the district.)

Homecoming Parade

We need 20 volunteers to be stationed along the Homecoming Parade route on Friday October 15! The parade starts promptly at 3:45pm at the Sherwood Charter School. Volunteers will work alongside the Sherwood PD to help cover traffic control. Thank you for your support! To volunteer please email the Activities Director at Sherwood High School:

Picking up Students During School

If you need to pick up your student during school hours, it would be greatly appreciated if you can notify the attendance office in advance by sending your student with a signed note from the parent/guardian and have the student exchange it for a “release from class” pass at the attendance office, before school or during a passing time .

Parents, new this year, please report attendance absences to the following email address

Take some time to refresh yourself on our attendance policies here.


Masks are required in the school at all times unless actively eating or drinking. Masks are required outdoors when 6 ft. distancing is not possible. In the classrooms, physical distancing of 3 ft will be maintained to every extent possible.

As a reminder, please have your student bring 3 masks to school daily. So that students have a back up in case their mask breaks, gets dirty, or lost.

College and Career Center

Virtual college visits are scheduled to start in October! They will be hosted in the Career Center on Wednesdays during lunch and after school. Please see the Career Center calendar for the schedule.

Students must register for each college visit they would like to attend with this form:

Career Center calendar:


AP Parents, The fees for AP exams have been added to your students' accounts. The cost this year is $71 - due Oct 22. I will be sending out an email to all parents with more detailed information. Remember, all who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals have their AP fee waived. We are also happy to set up a payment plan. Please email me with any questions -

ASB Sticker

Students that purchased an ASB Sticker before picture day but did not get it printed on their ID card, please come to the Bookkeeper window with your ID card to receive the ASB sticker.

Student Drop Off/Pick Up Guidelines

In order to help improve traffic flow before and after school please note the following guidelines and suggestions for the SHS Parking Lots:

  • There is no stopping or student dropoff or pick up on the driveway into the parking lot. All student dropoff and pickup needs to occur in the area in front of the school. (see the diagram below)

  • Vary dropoff times before school to avoid the congestion from 8:10-8:25

  • Vary pickup times afterschool to avoid the congestion from 3:20-3:35

  • Consider dropping off students in upper parking lot and enter the school through the commons

  • If possible, approach the school from the North on Elwert to avoid congestion at 99W and the roundabout

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Student Parking

Students are required to display a valid '21-'22 parking permit in their vehicle while parked on campus during the school day. There are still parking permits available. In order to avoid a ticket please complete this process as soon as possible.

This application must be completed and returned with a copy of your driver’s license to a campus monitor before a permit can be issued.

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SHS Athletic Booster Club 2021 Auction

You are invited to join us for our most important fundraiser of the year to support our student athletes at Sherwood High School! Our Annual Fundraising Auction will take place online, with bidding beginning on October 28th and continuing to our livestream show on November 4th. We will be showcasing our outstanding student athletes in the livestream show. Our teams need our help more than ever as we are returning to our athletic fields and courts right now!

We have several ways for you to participate and support the Bowmen student athletes:

1. Become a sponsor - we have a few sponsorships still available. Being a sponsor is a terrific way to show your Bowmen pride to our entire community!

2. Donate an auction item - we are always looking for terrific items and experiences to use in our auction. Do you have that vacation home, product or service you are able to donate for us to sell? We will be happy to provide you great exposure for your donation!

3. RSVP - Register today and get ready to bid and/or make a donation. Bidding opens October 28, most items start at $10, then tune in to the livestream for all the fun! There is no cost to RSVP/register and then we will keep you up to date with all the news surrounding the event.4. Win a $500 Amazon Gift Card - we are selling only 100 tickets to be the winner of a $500 Amazon Gift Card. You can buy as many tickets as you want, while they last. The tickets are only $25 each and they are available for sale NOW! Don't wait!

We hope you will choose at least one way to support our student athletes at Sherwood High show your Bowmen Pride and click this link!

SHS Grad Night 2022

Show your Support!

There are still team spots available for the upcoming golf tournament hosted by the Clouser Family. All proceeds made from this tournament will generously be donated to Grad Night 2022. Please see the attached flyer with all the details, and how to sign up. Don't miss out on this fun event!

Planning Meeting

Our Grad night planning meeting has been changed to this coming Monday, September 27th at 6pm, upstairs at Langers. We want to make this grad party amazing for our seniors and we are going to need our SENIOR PARENTS’ help to make it happen. We hope to see you there!

Please check out our social media platforms for updated information regarding Grad Night 2022., our Facebook page SHSGRADNIGHT2022 , Instagram @shsgradnight2022, and our website. You can also email us at with any questions you may have.

SHS Online Athletic Ticket Sales

Sherwood High School's online athletic ticket sales through Hometown Tickets are ready to purchase! Cost is $7 for adults and $5 for students, plus their processing fee. There is no charge for senior citizens (62+), and students who have purchased their ASB sticker.

To purchase tickets on our website, click here.

Through your phone: Once your ticket is purchased, you will receive a QR code that you can scan when entering the event.

Through your computer: you will have to print out the purchased QR code and bring it to the event.

To purchase tickets through the HOMETOWN FAN App. on your phone: download and type in Sherwood High School in the search bar. Once your ticket is purchased, you will receive a QR code for entering the event.

All our ticket events for the fall season are displayed (other than playoff games), so you can purchase more than one ticket at a time to save on the processing fees.

Sporting Events: Assistance To And From The Stadium

Those needing assistance getting to the stadium for football games, must park in the lot in front of the high school (nearest to the main entrance).

There will be a shuttle running from the front lot to the stadium beginning at 5:30 pm and ending shortly before the game starts. It will resume after the game ends.

Clubs and Activities at SHS

Get excited and get involved with a club at Sherwood High School! Please contact the club advisor with any questions or see Mrs. Rarick in M209. A list of current clubs can be found here.

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.