SHS Weekly Newsletter #4

9/15/22

Message from Mr. Mitchell

What a wonderful first full week of school! We continue to be grateful for the positive and energetic culture that our students, staff, families, and community are cultivating at Sherwood High School. It is truly a pleasure to get to interact with all of the wonderful people that come through our doors each day!


As we get more settled into the school year, we anticipate that most days and interactions in our building will be positive, but we do recognize that there will be some situations that may require attention and problem solving efforts to help move forward in a productive way. In most of these situations, we ask that our students, with their parents support, are working to advocate for themselves and their needs. Typically, this looks like the student setting up a formal or informal meeting with the staff member that they need to discuss the matter with, and hopefully coming to a mutually agreeable resolution. If that resolution is not reached, we ask that families then engage in conversation with the staff member(s) to find a positive solution. If there is still an issue, this would be the time to begin discussing the matter with the student's counselor and/or supervising administrator. We have found that this order of events results in a productive outcome in a large majority of situations. We also recognize that their are some situations, most around immediate student safety concerns and very egregious actions, that do require immediate adult intervention, and those should be addressed by contacting our office. In short, If there is any way to build our student advocacy skills while addressing any concerns that arise, we always want to take that approach. Thank you for your support in this effort!


Have a great weekend and Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

10/13 - NO SCHOOL Professional Development Day

10/14 - NO SCHOOL

10/17 - Conferences (More info coming soon)

11/2 - Picture retakes

Student Drop-Off/Pick Up

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 drop-off or pick up on the driveway into the parking lot. All student drop-off and pickup needs to occur in the area in front of the school. Please pull all the way forward to the end of the lined drop-off zone

  • Once your student has exited your vehicle please safely make your way to the left lane and continue through to the exit. Allowing more vehicles to enter the drop-off zone

  • Vary drop-off 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 Rd. to avoid congestion at 99W and the roundabout

Big picture

Sherwood High School Homecoming Parade needs volunteers!

The Sherwood High School Homecoming Parade is Friday 9/23 @ 4pm and will start at the Sherwood Charter School, go through Old Town, and end at the Sherwood Middle School. We need parent volunteers to help along the route! Please email the Activities Director Katie Rarick: krarick@sherwood.k12.or.us to sign up! Thank you.


https://drive.google.com/open?id=1076glsKDxtuevZgTR2oMhPSmt8FpNQWO


Homecoming Dance 2022

Our 2022 Homecoming Dance will be held in the SHS Commons on Saturday, September 24th, from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Students will not be admitted after 8:30pm. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 12th, and may be purchased before school, during lunch and after school at the Business window near the front office or online. The optional fee for homecoming has been added to all students accounts, if you wish to pay online for your students ticket you may do so in ParentVue (the website NOT the app). Tickets must be pre-purchased and will be sold until 3:45 pm Friday, September 23rd. There will not be late or at-the-door ticket sales. Early bird tickets are $10 with an ASB sticker and $15 without the ASB sticker and are available through Friday, September 16th. On Monday, September 19th, the ticket price increases to $20 with and 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 2022 Homecoming Dance, we will not have this requirement in place. These requirements will most likely return for our 2022 Prom.

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


  • Guests from other schools are permitted, but require a Guest Form to be collected from the main office, filled out and returned to the main office no later than Tuesday, September 20th at 3pm.
  • 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.

Standards-Based Grading Community Information Night

We will be piloting a Standards-Based Assessment and Grading system in several courses in both the middle and high schools this year. Standards-Based Grading (SBG) is designed to offer greater clarity for students and families regarding their grades, and to increase student involvement in the assessment process. We are hosting a community night at the District Office on September 27th to explain how this system works and how the information displayed in StudentVue and ParentVue can be used to identify how students are progressing with their learning and what areas they should work on next. You would know if your student is in a pilot classroom if it was noted in their course syllabus and were sent an email from your student’s teacher.


Last year, our High School piloted Standards-Based Grading in several courses with great success. The majority of students said that Standards-Based Grading helped them to focus on what they still needed to learn and gave them a clear picture of what they already learned and how to improve. We are excited to expand to a larger scale pilot this year, and to support students and families in using the new gradebook to guide their learning and reach their maximum potential.


Location: Sherwood School District Office, Multipurpose Room

21920 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140

*Parking available in the south parking lot, near tennis courts.*

Date: September 27th

Time: 6:00-7:00 pm


Every Day Counts!

Regular attendance is vital to a student’s success at school. If a student’s attendance drops below 90% they are considered chronically absent, regardless of the reason. Our team is committed to supporting student attendance and engagement in school. If a student is struggling to consistently attend school, we encourage students and families to reach out to their counselor to problem solve. Additionally, we will reach out to students and families of chronically absent students. Administration will work with students and families to determine next steps, which could include a range of supports and, if necessary, disciplinary action.



How to Excuse an Absence:

Before or upon returning to school from an absence, the student must bring a note from a parent or the parent may call or email the Sherwood High School Attendance Office at 503-825-5510 or SherwoodHigh_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us. Required information on the note or in the phone message includes:

1. Name of student

2. Parent/Guardian Name

3. Date of absence

4. Reason for absence

5. Phone number where Parent/Guardian can be reached

All absences must be excused within 48 hours. Any absence not excused within 48 hours will remain unexcused.

Flex

Hello SHS families! As we begin another school year, we are excited for the return of Flex at Sherwood High School. Flex is a block of time in our schedule (during homeroom) dedicated for our students and staff to meet for:

  • Academic support from teachers.

  • Enrichment opportunities (guitar, chess, sports, etc.)

  • Homework help or test prep

  • Academic planning with counselors

  • Making up missing work, labs, and tests from absences

  • Club meetings

  • Extra practice for programs (band, choir, drama, etc.)

  • Guest speakers and career exploration


Flex will begin on Tuesday, September 13th. Students will begin signing up for Flex on Friday, September 9th in their homeroom using StudentVUE. At that point, and for the duration of the school year, students will go to Flex twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in place of their regularly scheduled homeroom time. Every week, on Friday, there will be a new sign up for Flex for the following week. Students can sign up for and attend the same Flex for both days or choose two different Flex offerings for that week. Flex will show up as Period 8 on their schedule. Attendance is required and will be taken.

We are committed to providing exceptional supports and opportunities to our students. We are looking forward to offering Flex at SHS.


Business/Bookkeeping Office

Student Synergy/ParentVue Fees and Payment information:


-Online using ParentVue - credit, debit, or bank account, you can pay for all your student’s Fees at one time.

When you check out for payment, the system will redirect you to PayForIt.net to complete the process for your payment.

A bank account (also known as an e-check or ACH) has a flat fee of $1.75.

Credit and Debit cards fee are 4.50%.


-Check or Cash - SHS Business Window


The business window is open before school from 8:00 am to 8:30 am, at students’ lunchtime & after school from 3:20 pm to 3:30 pm. Wednesday after school 2:20 pm to 2:30 pm.

All checks should be made payable to Sherwood High School or SHS (SHS Band, SHS Key Club, SHS Think Pink, SHS Bowmen Pageant, etc.).

Checks should not be payable to any SHS staff.


Mail in check payment:

Sherwood High School

Attn: Student Fees

18800 SW Haide Rd

Sherwood, OR 97140


Athletic Ticketing

This year, Sherwood High School -- and other schools in our league -- are moving to online ticketing through Hometown Ticketing, Inc. Tickets can be purchased online through the High School website or the Hometown Ticketing App. It is highly preferred that tickets are pre-purchased online, and may also be purchased with card or cash at the entrance gates.


The cost to attend sporting events this year is $8 for adults and $5 for students. High school students who purchase an ASB sticker ($30.00) will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. Senior citizens, age 62 and older, will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. All students (regardless of the ASB sticker) and senior citizens will be charged for playoff games, and playoff game prices are determined by the OSAA and change depending on the level of playoff.


To purchase tickets online through our website, please visit the following link (print the QR code receipt and bring it to the entrance gate for scanning): https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/ticket-sales/


For more information on the Hometown Fan app, please visit: https://www.hometownticketing.com/resources/hometown-fan-app/


For information on how to download the mobile app, please click HERE. When purchasing tickets through your mobile phone on the app, you will download your tickets to your device and bring the


QR code on the tickets for scanning at the entrance gate.


Additionally, PK-12 students may not bring outside drinks, backpacks, or skateboards/scooters into the stadium.


We look forward to our students, families, and community members joining us to cheer on our SHS teams!

Career Center

The College Place Oregon and the Oregon Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) are offering a webinar on “Paying for College” Sept. 27th (versión 29 de Septiembre en español). Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions to financial aid administrators privately. Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens on Oct. 1st.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1L7OiP_Bm7hbpRGnRrN0zj3fds1UFSfoo


Senior College and Financial Information Night

On September 20th at 6:30 in the auditorium, we will host a night for seniors and their parents. Information covered will include common questions when applying to college, as well as George Fox University will also be here to present financial aid information. Please join us!

SHS Athletic Booster Club

We have three programs that you can use to help earn money for athletes uniforms: Amazon Smile, Bottle Drop and Fred Meyer Rewards. Please consider participating in these. It adds up! Your family and friends can also specify that their own donations go to Sherwood HS Athletic Booster Club, if they aren’t already donating through these organizations. Let’s not let those dollars go to waste!


Below is what you need to get set up with these programs:


Amazon Smile please make sure you log on as smile.amazon.com when making your purchases

Your Account > Other Programs (toward the bottom of the page) > Change your AmazonSmile charity

We are listed as Sherwood High School Athletic Club


Fred Meyer Rewards www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards

My Account > Community Rewards > Change Organization

We are listed as Sherwood High School Booster Club


Bottle Drop https://www.bottledropcenters.com

My Account > Use Give > View Details > Search Nonprofits

We are listed as Sherwood High School Athletic Booster Club


BONUS! Our athletes Fuel the Tradition Bowmen Success, now you can fuel that tradition and your car! Purchase chances to win $500(!!!) in Chevron gas cards at: https://event.auctria.com/c2a724ce-53a4-4c73-be50-490ddb5d2cda/5f205f1039df11ec9d2a0971b791cd00


OHSET

Would you like to compete on an equestrian team and ride horses with your friends? Oregon High School Equestrian Teams (OHSET) may be the club for you. Riders of all levels are welcome. You will need a horse but we can help you with some suggestions. Come learn more about the team and help decorate our Homecoming Float at our first meeting on September 21st at 4:30pm. We will be meeting at 19445 SW Edy Road, Sherwood, OR 97140. Please contact Paula Brown, Head Coach, at 503-925-4378 or paula@mypizzaparty.net with any questions.

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization for juniors and seniors that demonstrate a commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Applicants must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have completed a minimum of 10 hours of community service. Applications with more information can be found in the front office and are due September 30th. Questions can be directed to Erin Garvey at egarvey@sherwood.k12.or.us.

Sherwood Youth Soccer Club needs your help!

SYSC relies on volunteers to paint playing field lines each week during their fall season. If your student is looking for community service hours and has free time Thursday or Friday afternoons through October, this is a great opportunity.

Each field takes 30-45 minutes. Initial field layout, easy to use painting equipment, and striping paint are supplied by SYSC, we just need volunteers willing to trace the existing lines .

If you are interested, please contact fields@sherwoodsoccer.org or have your student talk to Mr. Farrand in M147.

PSO

The PSO is in need of new board members for several positions to keep this very valuable organization running. Please reach out to sherwoodhspac@gmail.com for more information about how you can be involved.

Join the over 1,100 parents who follow our "Sherwood High School - Parent Support Organization" Facebook page to keep current on announcements and volunteer opportunities. The SHS Parent Support Organization (PSO) exists to promote meaningful and active parent involvement in programs and activities that support student success while in attendance and post-graduation.


SHARE Center -- Back-to-School Supplies and Resources

The SHARE Center is here for all of your back-to-school needs! We have lots of clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies -- all ages and sizes!!


For an appointment at the SHARE Center, please contact:

Alyssa Thompson at athompson@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5087

Maria Quinones at mquinones@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5085