Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of February 17th to 23rd, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

Last week was an exciting and successful Winter Spirit Week for Canby High School! CHS teams dominated their competition, and students responded with enthusiasm and energy.

Our wrestling team won dual meets over Tualatin and Tigard, winning the league. They head to the district meet at Oregon City on Saturday. Lexli Lopez Zuriaga, qualified to compete at the girls state tournament on February 24th at Culver High School.

Our girls swim team completed a perfect season, winning the league, and going on to win the district meet. Our boys also won their last meet and the league. Twelve Cougars qualified for state!

Finally, at Pack the Gym, our varsity basketball teams swept Lake Oswego, with the boys winning in the last seconds with a 61-60 victory. The week concluded with students celebrating at a well attended semi-formal dance on Saturday night.

In other news, our construction planning continues and enthusiasm is growing around the changes that are coming to our facilities. Students will start to see demolition work in the Spring and construction will begin in late Summer. On a related note, we recently finished the installation of new turf fields for baseball and softball, and they are ready for the Spring season.

This week we start our “forecasting” process. Counselors and teachers will be connecting with students to review the course offerings for next year and help students with enrollment. It is key that students participate in this process and choose the courses they want. This helps us build an accurate schedule for next school year and provide the courses that are needed. Please see the email from Monday or visit this website for more information.

And remember…. Monday is a federal holiday and school will be closed.

Stay healthy and strong, Canby!

Go Cougars!


Greg Dinse

Principal


#CanbyProud

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 2/17: Girls Basketball, AWAY, Boys Basketball, AWAY

Saturday, 2/19: Swimming State Championships, Wrestling Districts, AWAY

Monday, 2/21: NO SCHOOL, Presidents Day Holiday

Tuesday, 2/22: Boys Basketball, AWAY, Girls Basketball, HOME @ 7:30 pm

Wednesday, 2/23: Boys Basketball, HOME @ 6:00 pm and Girls Basketball, HOME @ 7:30 pm

Academics

ACT Testing for all juniors is April 5th. We will also administer the PreACT for all 9th and 10th graders. The PreACT is a practice test for the ACT. Juniors are encouraged to prep for the ACT and can access free online practice tests, study guides, online test prep and events through ACT. Go to this link for ACT prep: (https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/free-act-test-prep.html). 12th graders have the day to visit colleges and explore post high school options.


Oregon State Assessment - 11th graders are still required to take the Oregon State Assessment (OSA) per state and federal requirements. They will start testing next week in reading. Note that this assessment could potentially be used in lieu of college placement exams with satisfactory test scores (check with the college for more information). Parents who want to opt out their students can go to this link and click on “Opt-Out Form” in English or Spanish: https://www.canby.k12.or.us/en-US/oregon-state-assessments-bb3efb0f.

Activities and Arts

The College and Career Center is hosting a week long of Industry Chats, per below:

  • Monday Feb 28th @ 9:15, Engineering & Architecture

  • Monday Feb 28th @ 12:30, Law

  • Tuesday March 1st @ 9:15am, Medical Field and Veterinarian

  • Tuesday March 1st @ 12:30pm, Business, Marketing, Accounting & HR

  • Wednesday March 2nd @ 9:40am, Police Industry

  • Wednesday March 2nd @ 1:00pm, Fire & Fire Science Industry

  • Thursday March 3rd @ 9:15am, The Trades (Electrical, Welding, Cosmetology)

  • Thursday March 3rd @ 12:30pm, Education Industry

  • Friday March 4th @ 9:15am, Computer Science

  • Friday March 4th @ 12:30pm, Military (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force)


Students can come to the College & Career Center and sign up for any Industry Chat they are interested in. Chats will be held in the OMNI Room, ATC.

Athletics

We continue to celebrate our seniors for winter sports with both basketball teams next week. Please join us in celebrating the efforts of our 2022 graduating winter sports seniors. Thank you seniors!


Please check the athletics website at CanbyAthletics.com 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.


Spring sports registration is now open. Please visit registermyathlete.com to register for a spring sport.


Oliver Insurance Athlete of the week

Week of 1/31/22 Isaac Beck - Boys Swimming and Kalissa Mull - Girls Swimming

Week of 2/7/22 Kayley Borntrager - Girls Basketball and Kobe Kessler - Snowboarding

Week of 2/14/22 Elizabeth Dula - Dance and Kendall Thomas - Cheer


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 1/31/22 Alison Parsons - Swimming

Week of 2/7/22 Myah Johnson - Dance

Week of 2/14/22 Giorgia Cipolla - Cheer

Other Information

KEY REMINDERS ABOUT COVID

  1. Don’t go to School Sick: Please don’t send your child to school with ANY illness symptoms, no matter how mild. This includes a runny nose or scratchy throat.

  2. Required Face Coverings: CHS will continue to require masks in all buildings. Please make sure to remind your child to wear their mask over their nose and mouth at all times indoors (except when actively eating or drinking). Based on CDC mask recommendations (see Considerations for Children), we encourage the use of well-fitting and comfortable masks for optimal protection.

  3. Wash Hands Frequently Protocols: Systems are implemented to ensure access to soap, water, and alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol available throughout CHS school buildings.

  4. Distancing: ​​Physical distancing of 3 feet will be maintained in the classroom to the extent possible. Students and staff will be asked to be mindful of physical distancing throughout the school day. During mealtime, physical distancing of 6 feet will be maintained.


Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Every household in the U.S. is now eligible to order four free at-home COVID-19 tests through the federal government. The tests are completely free, with no cost for shipping. Order yours using the USPS form here. For more testing resources, visit www.covidtests.gov.


CSD COVID Updates

https://www.canby.k12.or.us/covid-19-information-ea60611d


COVID Testing

CSD is offering testing at school for students who become symptomatic at school and for Test to Stay, but a permission form must be completed before administering the test. Please fill out this online permission form. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Information page.


From Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this 21-22 school year!

The Oregon Department of Education allows one free meal per student, per meal type.

One breakfast is allowed per student, before school starts or during break, not both. One lunch is allowed, including one entree, one milk, and as many fruits or vegetables as they would like.

Starting on Tuesday 1/4/2022 we will have students enter their school ID numbers at the register when they get a meal. This system is used only to count students, not to charge for first meals.

If your student chooses to take a second breakfast or second lunch (after the first free meal), they will be charged on their lunch account, regardless of free or reduced status.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Nutrition Services at 503-266-6742.


Winter Weather Prep

Please subscribe to Canby School District on FlashAlert.

As the temperatures continue getting colder, it’s time to start preparing for winter weather and the snow bus routes, school delays, or closures that can come along with it.

When inclement weather strikes, the district will make decisions about school as early as possible -- sometimes even the night before, but our goal is by no later than about 5:30 a.m. on the day of the weather event. The message will go out via FlashAlert and will then be reported on most news websites and TV stations.

To make sure you’re set to receive the information, again, please subscribe to Canby School District on FlashAlert. Now is also a good time to update your text preferences online by listing your phone number. For more information, please see our inclement weather page.


SafeOregon Program

Canby School District is now offering the community a simple way to report student safety threats. 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. The goal is to keep students safe by preventing threats from coming to fruition.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

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

  • Emailing tip@safeoregon.com

  • Online at safeoregon.com

  • Via the SafeOregon app

Please help us keep Canby’s kids safe by utilizing this program.


Cougar Store is Open Online

Check out new apparel and CHS Cougar items in the online shopping mall, https://canbyhs.canby.k12.or.us/en-US/the-cougar-shopping-mall-36c32d45


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 chs-attendance@canby.k12.or.us.

  • 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. Please partner with us to ensure great attendance and to remove any attendance barriers.


Bus Transportation

  • If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at canbyschoolbus@ridesta.com.


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:

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

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