Sherwood Schools: District Updates

Announcements and information from the SSD District Office

December 13, 2019

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Important Dates:

  • December 18 - Early Release
  • December 23-January 3 - Winter Break (No School)
  • January 15 - Early Release
  • January 20 - Holiday (No School)
  • January 23 - Conference Day (Grades 9-12)
  • January 29 - Early Release

Boundary Adjustment Community Open House - December 16

The final Community Open House to give input on the proposed elementary school boundaries is Monday, December 16, starting at 6pm in the Laurel Ridge Middle School cafeteria. The final two scenarios will be presented and the public will have a chance to provide feedback to the Boundary Adjustment Committee. The final two scenarios (Y and Z), as well as all other information regarding the boundary adjustment process can be found here.

Notice of Statewide Tests: Student State Testing Information

Below you will find links to information regarding state assessments. This notice includes general test information such as, the purpose for these tests, testing windows, and links to more information. Additionally, in each link is a form to indicate that you do not wish to have your child participate in the English Language Arts and Mathematics assessments for the 2019-20 school year.

Flu Season Information

Flu Season

Preventive measures are by far the best way to minimize the spread of the flu. Our district nurses would like to share these helpful flu prevention tips: English Español

School Start Times

At the December School Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved a change in start times for secondary schools, which will take effect in the fall of 2020. Starting in the 2020-21 school year, school schedules will be as follows:


Elementary -- 7:55am-2:15pm

Middle/High -- 8:30am-3:20pm


This change was made after the District researched best practices for improving student mental health, attendance, and achievement. Input was gathered from students, parents and staff through a survey in September and a Community Forum in November. Feedback gathered through that survey was shared with the Board of Directors in conjunction with the District's final recommendation.

Student Health Screenings

HEART SCREENING OPPORTUNITY (for children age 12 or older):

There will be a free walk-in (no appointment necessary) PlaySmart Heart Screening at the Sherwood Providence Medical Group (16770 SW Edy Rd.) on Tuesday, February 18th from 3:30 – 7:00pm for children ages 12-18. This screening is conducted by the Providence Heart and Vascular Institute. The child’s height, weight, and blood pressure will be checked and they will receive an electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) at no charge. This ECG/EKG is then evaluated by a Providence Cardiologist and results are sent to you.

For more information about the February 18th opportunity, please contact the Providence PlaySmart office at 503-216-6800. If that date is inconvenient for you, please contact the PlaySmart office to find out other options.

Sherwood School District offers PlaySmart Heart Screenings several times a year at the high school level. For more information about the screenings at Sherwood High School, please contact our District Nurses Lisa Church, RN at 503-825-5456 or Jerilyn Wernet, RN at 503-825-5488.


FREE VISION SCREENING FOR ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
We will be giving a free vision screening to all elementary students during the month of January (see dates by school below). The testing will be done by Lions Club, with the help of parent volunteers, using the SPOT screening devices. The screening is painless and is done from a distance and does not touch your child’s eyes or face.


Results come to us in about a week. Most children pass the exam. Due to the volume of paperwork we will only send home “not passing” results to parents/guardians in student backpack mail. If you want a copy of “passing” results please contact your school. Screening results for all students will go in their school file.
If you do not want your child to have the vision screening (opt-out) please contact your school office.


If you have any questions about the vision screening please call Health Services at 503-825-5485. Financial assistance may be available if you need an eye exam and/or glasses for your child.

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Schools and screening date:


Hopkins: Tuesday, January 14th
Middleton: Thursday, January 16th
Edy Ridge: Tuesday, January 28th
Archer Glen: Thursday, January 30th



5th GRADE STUDENTS: FREE SCOLIOSIS/POSTURE SCREENING
Our District Nurses will be giving a free screening for scoliosis/posture (scoliosis is often called “curvature of the spine”) to all fifth grade students during the month of January (see dates by school below). This screening will check for irregularities in posture. This is a painless screening of your student’s spine and is done over their clothing. We will send results home to you by backpack mail and a copy of the results will go in the student file. If you do not want your child to have the scoliosis/posture screening (opt-out) please contact your school office.


If you have any questions about the scoliosis/posture screening please call Health Services at 503-825-5485.

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Schools and screening date:

Hopkins: Tuesday, January 14th
Middleton: Thursday, January 16th
Edy Ridge: Tuesday, January 28th
Archer Glen: Thursday, January 30th

Translation Services

If you need translation services please contact 503-825-5480

إذا كنتم بحاجة إلى خدمات الترجمة للغة العربية ، فالرجاء ترك بريد صوتي على الرقم 6486-825-503 وسنعاود الاتصال بك لاحقاً.

如果您需要中文翻译服务,请留言到503-825-6484,我们将回复您的电话。

Kung kailangan ninyo ng tagapagsalin sa wikang Filipino, magiwan lang po kayo ng mensahe sa 503-825-6483 at sasagutin namin ang inyong tawag.

만약에 한국어 통역 서비스가 필요하시다면, 503-825-6482로 전화하셔서 메세지를 남겨 주시면 저희가 전화를 드리겠습니다.

اگرشما به مترجم زبان فارسی احتیاج دارید، لطفا با شماره تلفن ۶۴۸۵-۸۲۵-۵۰۳ با ما تماس بگیرید، یک پیام بگذارید و ما با شما تماس خواهیم گرفت.

Если вам нужны услуги по переводу на русский язык, оставьте голосовое сообщение по номеру телефона 503-825-6487, и мы вам перезвоним.

Si usted necesita servicios de interpretación en Español, por favor deje un mensaje de voz al 503-825-6480 y le regresaremos la llamada..

Nếu quý vị cần dịch vụ thông dịch cho người Việt, xin vui lòng để lại thư thoại tại số 503-825-6481 và chúng tôi sẽ gọi lại cho quý vị.

Job Openings - Sherwood School District

There are always part-time jobs, coaching positions and substituting opportunities (both for licensed teachers - and also support staff areas) here at Sherwood School District. Click here for current job postings.


We are hoping to hire additional bi-lingual/multi-lingual employees for the fall of 2020 and beyond. If you fall into one of those two categories and are interested in working for the Sherwood School District as a teacher, classified employee, or in a leadership capacity, please contact our Human Resources Team at 503-825-5025.