Estacada HS Newsletter

January 5, 2020

Welcome Back!

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and were able to spend some quality time with family. The custodial and maintenance crews have been working hard over the break and the building looks fantastic. We look forward to having students back in school on Monday, January 6th.

We have just a few weeks until the end of the semester. I encourage you to look at your student's current grades and discuss with them the importance of passing all of their classes to stay on track for graduation. There is after school help every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to tutor students or just provide them a place to work. Transportation home is also available. Please call the school if you have any questions.

Winter Formal '20

Winter Formal is coming up on Saturday, January 18th. The last day to buy tickets will be Friday, January 10. Tickets can be purchased in the activities office.

The dance will be from 7:00pm - 9:30pm.

Opt Out for English and Math State Testing - Required Notice



In 2010, Oregon adopted higher K-12 standards in English Language Arts and Math to ensure all students move from grade to grade with the academic knowledge and skills necessary for success beyond high school. Because we raised the bar for what we expect students to know and be able to do, we have also changed the way we measure student progress through our state tests, known as Smarter Balanced.

How much time do the tests take?
The tests are not timed, so your child can take as long as he or she needs to fully demonstrate what he or she knows and can do. With our current exams, your child only tests once each year, unlike our previous exams which many students took multiple times. Learn more about the estimated time your child may take to complete the tests on page 33 of Oregon’s Test Administration Manual:

What do the results mean and where do I get my child’s results?
Test results identify your child’s strengths and areas for improvement in English Language Arts and Math. Each subject will be broken into categories and will show how well your child performed in each area. The tests measure student learning on a continuous scale. The state has set four achievement levels along this scale that generally describe where students are. Your school will share your child’s scores with you at the beginning of the next school year to help support your child’s success as he or she moves from grade to grade.

Why does participation matter?
While no single test can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, having your child take the statewide tests provides educators and administrators with information about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed.

When will my child take the test?
Your child will be tested once after he or she has completed at least two-thirds of the school year. Your child’s school will determine the specific dates your child takes the tests within the statewide testing window above.

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Auto Yard

Estacada High School is adding a lean-to roof to increase workable space for students during inclement weather. The roof will be attached to the back of the woodshop. Funding for this project is provided by The High School Success Act (Ballot Measure 98 in 2016) which provides funds to establish or expand Career & Technical Education programs.
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College Deadlines

Jan 10 ACT sign up deadline for Feb 8 test

Jan 15 Univ of Oregon Admission and scholarship deadline

Jan 24 Deadline for students to register for in-school SAT on March 4

Feb 1 Scholarship deadlines (SOU, EOU, OSU, PSU)

Application deadlines (SOU, WOU(priority))

Feb14 SAT registration for March 14 test

Mar 1 OSAC deadline

Scholarship deadlines (OIT, WOU)

Mar 14 In school SAT

Apr 12 CCC Scholarship deadline

May 1 National Decision Day

May 28 & 29 Finals for Seniors

June 1 Oregon Promise Deadline

Suggest to students over winter break:

  • FAFSA/ORSAA Completion
  • Admissions applications
  • Scholarships
  • Campus visits

Night to Shine - February 7, 2020

On Friday, February 7, 2020, Estacada First Baptist Church will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people with special needs, ages 14 and older. Now in its sixth year, this event has annually celebrated thousands of people with special needs all over the world on the Friday before Valentine’s Day!

Every guest of Night to Shine enters this complimentary event on a red carpet complete with a warm welcome from a friendly crowd and paparazzi. Once inside, guests receive the royal treatment, including limousine rides, professional photography, hair and makeup stations, corsages and boutonnieres, shoe shines, a catered dinner, karaoke room, Sensory Room, a Respite Room for parents and caretakers, and, of course, a dance floor… all leading up to the moment when each guest is crowned a king or queen of the prom. We want to make this night as incredible as possible for these unbelievably deserving individuals.

February 7, 2020

6pm - 9pm

Register as a guest:

Register as a volunteer:

Our website link:

Official 2019 Night to Shine Worldwide Highlight Video

Need Homework Help?

For students who would like some extra help or just a place to do homework, we have after school tutoring. Bussing home is available but students need to sign up by lunchtime of that day to secure a ride.

Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30

Math w/ Ms. Patino

English w/ Ms. Treanor

General help w/ Ms. Jones

Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30

General help w/ Ms. Jones

Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30

Math w/ Ms. Patino

Science w/ Mr. Kirchoffer

Class of 2020

Graduation Schedule

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Senior Final Exams Day 1

Friday, May 29, 2020

Senior Final Exams Day 2

Last Day for senior students :)

Monday, June 1st - Wednesday, June 3rd

No school for seniors

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

6:30pm - Baccalaureate (Estacada First Baptist Church)

Thursday, June 4, 2020

12:30pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice

Followed by - Microphone check for salutatorian and valedictorian

Friday, June 5, 2020

8:30am - 9:30am Senior Breakfast sponsored by the booster club

9:30am - 10:00am Graduation caps and gowns handed out

10:00am - 11:00am Senior Awards Assembly

11:15am - Graduation walk through district buildings (CRE, CO, EMS, RME)

Saturday, June 6, 2020

6:00pm - Graduates meet in EHS main gym

6:45pm - Graduates depart main gym to stadium

7:00pm - Commencement Ceremony

Estacada High School Athletics Calendar

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Estacada High School Activities Calendar

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