SHS Community Newsletter

Week of January 9th-13th, 2023

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

Hello Scappoose Community,

J-Term has started and going well. Student engagement is stellar and the energy is infectious in the halls. The schedule for our days is posted below. It is important to remember buses run at standard times in the morning, and doors open for bus riders at 8:00 AM. Please see below for important schedule announcements, leadership activities, and athletics.

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Schedules For J-Term

Leadership/Club News


Social Media: Scan the QR code HERE to check out ways to stay up to date with SHS.

Upcoming Dates to Note:

Jan. 9th | School Board Appreciation Day

Jan. 17th - 20th | Winter Week Theme Days

Jan. 18th | Winter Holiday Movie Night (Prom fundraiser) Additional details HERE

Jan. 20th | Freshmen Class Elections

Jan. 20th | NHS Birdies at Breakfast (Badminton Tournament)

Jan. 21st | Winter Ball | Additional details HERE

Note: Tickets on sale (lunch/$20) Wednesday 1/11 - Friday 1/20

Jan. 26th | J-Term ends

Jan. 27th | No classes, Grading Day

For any leadership/club questions, please reach out to Activities Director Kristen Hagen:

SHS leadership led a school-wide coin drive in a friendly competition with SHHS leadership in late 2022. We were finally able to meet up as a crew of ASB and class president representatives to deliver over $800 to our local Columbia County Food Bank! Just in time to restock the pantry after a busy holiday season. Great work! Picture HERE

National Honor Society:

Check out our Night of the Arts coffeehouse event pictures, a collaborative fundraising event for the National YoungArts Foundation (we raised over $800) between SHS theater, band, choir, and our arts department HERE

Counseling Corner

Check out the SHS Counseling Website!

SHS Universal Accommodations Plan

Universal accommodations are accommodations/school supports that are applied across all school contexts, all subject areas, and related activities for ALL students.

  • Students may have extra time on assignments when arranged with the teacher

  • Students may take breaks (5 min max), as needed

  • Students can meet with teachers for academic planning

  • Teachers will check for understanding

  • Teachers will offer chunking on larger assignments, as needed

  • Students may request preferential seating

  • Students may request the use of verbal, visual or technological aids.

  • Students may access class and/or teacher notes

Your School Counselor is assigned to you based on your last name:

Aarin Pinkstaff, A through K

Alyssa Bettendorf, L through Z

Susie Erickson, Intervention Specialist

Justin Engstrom, Care Coordinator

Ondrae Sold, Registrar

Nicole Verzino, Counseling Secretary

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Semester 2 Schedules:

  • Students can access their semester 2 schedules in StudentVue. Students can start requesting Semester 2 Schedule changes through the Schedule Change Request Form. The last day to make schedule changes for semester 2 will be February 6, 2023.


  • Updated grades are available on StudentVue on the 1st and 15th of every month.


Financial Aid/Scholarship Opportunities:

  • Have you completed financial aid for college? Check out the Counseling Website for more info.

  • Scholarships: Finding FREE money for college. Registration is required and can be found in the link above.

  • ORSA/FAFSA*/Paying For College: If you missed out on attending the Paying for College webinars live, we recorded them! Please take time to watch the videos to learn more about the FAFSA process and other resources for paying for college.

    Paying for College:

    Pagar la Universidad:

  • It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships Video on our Counseling Website for some good information on how to get the process started.

College Visits:

  • We have already scheduled several college visits. Check out who else is scheduled to come here.


  • SAT: This year Scappoose High School will be proctoring the SAT on March 11th, 2023. Please visit to register. Please visit the link below for frequently asked questions. Information about SAT


Visit our counseling website for more

Need’s Assessment Results and Resilience Building Tips


  • The Scappoose School District is excited to offer nutritious meals to our students. Free/Reduced Lunch Application
  • Scappoose High School also has a food pantry for students in need. Stop by the counseling office if you are in need or have any questions or even if you just need a snack.

Student breakfast and lunches are no longer free. Lunch is 3.75 and breakfast is 2.00. You can send money with your student and take it to the cafeteria or log into mealtime to add money to your account.


Our teams had outstanding performances that brought an end to a fantastic 2022. We immediately tackle 2023 with the same positive outlook, hard work, and dedication that equals success.

Fall Sports All-State Teams:

  • Senior Paul Parral and Junior Alice Davidson were selected to the 4A 1st Team All-State soccer team

  • Senior Adison Stoddard was a 2nd Team All State soccer selection

  • Football was well represented this year on the All-State Teams

    • Offense recognition

      • 1st Team WR - Senior, Ben Rintoul

      • 1st Team K - Senior, Aimar Cancinos

      • 2nd Team RB - Senior, D’Angelo Macedo-Becker

      • Honorable Mention QB - Sophomore, Max Nowlin

      • Honorable Mention WR - Senior, Colby Campbell

    • Defense recognition

      • 1st Team DB - Senior, Trey Dieringer

      • 2nd Team LB - Junior, Warren Haatia

      • Honorable Mention LB - Senior, Wyatt Anicker

    • All-State Football Teams

Scappoose Booster Club:

  • We are looking for people to help get involved in impacting our Scappoose Community

  • Please mark your calendars for the following events:

    • Hall of Fame Class of 2023 - Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23

    • 20th Salmon Derby - Saturday, April 15 at Columbia County Fairgrounds

    • Ryan Moore Golf Tournament - TBD

  • Please let me know if you are interested in helping out in any way

Upcoming Contests:

Girls Basketball:

  • Played exceptionally well in their Las Vegas Tournament going 4-1

  • They topped Lathrop (CA) in the championship game for their bracket

  • Senior Adi Stoddard was selected to the All-Tournament team

  • They kick off COWAPA League play at #1 ranked Astoria tonight

  • Schedule and Results

Boys Basketball:

  • Beat Sweet Home, 50-30, in their last game at the Stayton Holiday Classic

  • Dropped their last game at #7 North Marion Tuesday

  • They kick off COWAPA League play at Astoria tonight

  • Schedule and Results


  • Our Vision dancers will compete on Saturday, January 14 at Clackamas HS after an extended break in their schedule


  • Wrestling has been extremely busy turning in spectacular results

  • HS Wrestling Update

  • Hosted Banks and Castle Rock (WA) for a dual on Wednesday

  • Boys headed to Idaho to wrestle at Rollie Lane today and Saturday

  • Girls are headed to Dayton High School on Saturday

  • Boys wrestle in Seaside at the Pac-Rim Tournament today and Saturday


Safe and Sober Update

SHS Safe and Sober Grad Party Updates:

******Stay up to date with what is happening******

  • Like our Facebook page - Class of 2023 Safe & Sober

  • Read the weekly updates in the SHS Newsletter


  • Donate your cans & bottles to the Safe and Sober can/bottle drive on January 7th or the first Saturday of each month! Located in front of Scappoose Middle School. We have blue bags available if you prefer to turn in bottles and cans to Fred Meyer whenever you want. They can be returned just like the green bags. Contact us at to have a bag(s) delivered or pick some up at the event.

Upcoming Events:

Next Meeting - January 23rd, 6:30pm @ SHS Conference Room

Monthly Can & Bottle Drive - Always the first Saturday of the month. Located in front of the Scappoose Middle School.

Coming soon!

  • More fundraising opportunities

Nurses Message

Many people have inquired about the 24 year old NFL player who had a cardiac event during a football game Monday night. This has brought up a lot of questions for families regarding cardiac health. We know this can be a very scary thing to learn about and naturally many people wonder if their own children could be at risk for such events. More than likely your child’s heart is healthy. However, the reality is that a small percentage of young people have hidden heart defects that put their lives at risk – especially during physical exertion. The good news is that Providence Health has FREE screening for children 12-18 for this exact concern. If you would like more information or for your student to receive this free assessment please follow the link to learn more information:

With the return to school, we are continuing to see illness in our student populations. Remember, if your child has a fever of 100.4 or higher keep them home. They should remain at home until their fever is under 100.4 for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication. If a positive COVID test results, we continue to have a 5 day isolation period before returning to school- we ask that they wear a mask for the following five days upon return. For GI illnesses it is important to be 48 hours from the last incident of vomiting or diarrhea before returning to school.

Remember that hand washing, distancing when possible, and even masking are things we can continue to do to stay healthy during high transmission periods of illnesses.

If you have questions or would like your child Covid tested by District Nurses please contact Nursing Services @ 971-200-8003 ext 3167.