Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of April 21st through 27th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

It’s hard to believe we’re at the midway point of our final term of the year. Our teachers will be posting progress reports at the end of the week and parent teacher conferences are next Wednesday. Parents will be receiving an email on Monday to schedule conferences with individual teachers. We’re excited to be using a new system which will allow a parent to schedule at one site and help in coordinating multiple meetings.

Last Friday, we held our first in-person assembly in two years, and it was a success! Students were both enthusiastic and respectful as we celebrated our student activities, teams, and school spirit. Thank you to all our student organizers and participants for the high energy and positive atmosphere!

In sports, our softball team is on fire! With a record of 11-2, our team is on an eight game win streak, most recently defeating #18 Lakeridge and #6 Tualatin. We are ranked #2 in the state! Great job ladies and keep it going!

Congratulations to our equestrian team on another exceptional season. Last weekend the team finished with the final meet and won the district again! Cloie Surgeon, Sadie Schweitzer, Hailey Magenheimer, Hannah Smith, Madison Wheeler, Brooke Jonas, and Madi Bigej all qualified for the state meet in May. Season High Point Awards were given to Madison Wheeler (1st in Timed events,) and Sadie Schweitzer (1st in Team Contributor,) and Sadie also was recognized as Rookie of the year. Way to represent Canby!

This weekend is Prom. The event is from 8-11pm at Oak View Acres in Canby. We look forward to bringing this high school tradition back, and we hope all our students have a great and safe time!

Next week, CHS students will be featuring their work in our annual art show, held in the Fine Arts Center. Check it out after school. The event is open to the public.

Finally, we need to discuss COVID...again. It’s still around and over the past week we’ve seen an increased number of cases at the high school. With the new procedures, teachers will notify families directly if there was a confirmed case in their classes. If a student is sick, they should stay home. Please error on the side of safety and help us keep COVID (and other illness) away from CHS!

Have a good week and Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

4/20, Wednesday: Boys Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Girls Tennis, HOME @ 4:00pm, Track & Field, HOME @ 4:00pm, Softball, AWAY @ 5:00pm and Baseball, AWAY @ 5:00pm

4/21, Thursday: Boys Lacrosse, AWAY @ 7:00pm

4/22, Friday: NO School, Progress Grading Day

4/22, Friday: Track & Field, AWAY, Softball, AWAY @ 5:00pm, Lacrosse, AWAY @ 7:00pm

4/23, Saturday: PROM, 8:00pm

4/23, Saturday: Track & Field, AWAY, Girls Rugby, AWAY @ 10:00am

4/25, Monday: Girls Golf @ HOME, Boys Golf, AWAY, Girls Tennis, HOME @ 4:00pm, Boys Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00pm, Softball, HOME @ 5:00pm

4/26, Tuesday: Pathway to College @ 6:00pm

4/26, Tuesday: Baseball, HOME @ 5:00 pm, Boys Lacrosse, AWAY @ 8:00pm


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


Prom is this Saturday at Oakview Acres, 11347 S Macksburg Rd, Canby, OR 97013, from 8pm-11pm. We want the students to enjoy the music, dancing, refreshments and the venue but first and foremost we want our students to be safe. See you there!

CHS Plant Sale

April 26-30, from 2:45-6:00 pm in the Greenhouse behind the Applied Technology Center (ATC) Building.

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

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

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