Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of April 28th through May 4th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

Tonight, we have our final series of parent-teacher conferences for the year. We’re using a new system to schedule conferences from Please see the email I sent the weekend for more instructions. If you couldn’t schedule a time, please connect with teachers by email.

This past weekend saw our first traditional prom in two years. Over 420 students attended the dance at Oak View Acres, and, by all accounts, it was a smashing success. We appreciate all the efforts of staff and students who made this a night to remember.

This week our art students have hosted an art show at CHS. There are numerous examples from talented artists. Please see the pictures below. The show is open to all students during working hours. Students, please check it out!

As seen in our last newsletter, bond work has started at CHS! We’ve cleared out several spaces and some internal demolition has already begun. More visible destruction of our old custodial shed and the old locker rooms will start soon. Look for more pictures in the coming newsletters.

Finally, next week (May 2-6) is Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, more than ever, has been challenging as our staff works to bring students back and provide meaningful educational opportunities for all. We appreciate our teachers and we hope you do as well!

Have a good week and Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



PS. Tonight, our #2 Cougars battle #1Tigard in softball. Let’s do this Canby! Good luck!

Upcoming Events

4/28, Thursday: Art Show, Softball @ Home, 4:00pm, Talent Show & Royal Cougar in FAC, 7:00pm

4/29, Friday: Art Show, Track & Field, AWAY @ 2:00pm, Boys Tennis @ HOME, 4:00pm and Girls Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Baseball @ HOME, 5:00pm, Boys Lacrosse @ HOME, 7:00pm and State Sendoff Concert @ 7:00pm

4/30, Saturday: Girls Rugby @ 10:00am, Track & Field AWAY @ 4:30pm

5/2, Monday: Boys Tennis @ HOME, 4:00pm, Girls Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Softball, AWAY @ 5:00pm

5/3, Tuesday: Baseball, AWAY @ 5:00pm, Boys Lacrosse @ HOME, 7:00pm, Spring Musical Rehearsals, 6:00pm

5/4, Wednesday: Boys & Girls Golf Districts, Track & Field, AWAY and Baseball @ HOME, 5:00pm


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

Activities and Arts

Concert Choir Event

This Friday, the Canby Concert Choir will be performing their State set for the community and younger singers. The Cantalinas, Mixed Choir, Bella Voce, and Contra Voce will also perform a portion of their songs. There is no admission, but viewers are encouraged to make donations to the Canby Choir Program. Money is needed for robes, equipment repair, music, instruments. The concert choir has been training hard to improve their songs and get better at sight reading. The State Championship is Saturday, May 7th at OSU in Corvallis, our performance slot is 4pm sharp!

Plant Taxi Service

This weekend (Sat Apr 30 and Sun May 1) is the Master Garden Show at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. At this show, CHS students have a very unique fundraising opportunity - they provide "plant taxi service" to people buying plants, in exchange for tips. Please come support CHS students!

Royal Cougar/Talent Show

Check out the exceptional talent of our students as they compete for the coveted recognition of the “Royal Cougar.” Thursday, April 28th, 7-9pm in the FAC

Sweeney Todd

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 are scheduled for May 5-6 and 12-14. More information is coming soon.

Seniors and Graduation

Senior locker decorations

There are lots of questions about what we are doing for senior lockers this year. We are updating the process and should have that out to families in the next week. Thank you for your patience. For Graduation, please go to this LINK (information will be updated here). Again, it is under “Quick Links” on the right and you click on “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:


Spring sports competitions have begun! Be sure to register your student athlete on Registration is required before participating in any practices or games.

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

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

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.


Winter Weather Prep:

CSD inclement weather page

Please subscribe to the Canby School District on FlashAlert.

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