Sherwood Schools: District Updates
Updates and Announcements from the Sherwood School District
May 28, 2020
Facilities Update: SHS Stadium and Middle School Tennis Courts Now Open
The District has reopened our stadium at the current high school, as well as the tennis courts at Laurel Ridge Middle School and Sherwood Middle School, for public use according to the state's guidance for outdoor recreation, which can be viewed here. We ask that all community members utilizing these facilities follow the guidance of six (6) feet of physical distance between groups, and that all groups arriving together at the site have no more than 10 people in their party. Additionally, please be aware that these are active constructions sites -- for safety, please do not enter gated areas, and adhere to any instructions posted at the sites.
As per state guidelines, our playground equipment and contact sports areas (such as basketball courts) remain closed until further notice. This is intended to reduce the gathering of crowds, as well as contact with surfaces that are not sanitized regularly. All school buildings, as well as the District Office, remain closed at this time, with the exception of services such as the SHARE Center, the food distribution hubs, and the Technology Department's device repair hub.
Food Distribution Hubs - Schedule Update
Due to the District's furlough days, the schedule of food distribution hubs and rural food stops will be adjusted as follows:
- No meals on Friday, May 29; Friday, June 5; or Monday, June 8
- Week of June 1 - Food hubs and rural food stops will run Monday-Thursday. Additional meals will be included in meal bags on Thursday, June 4. Food hubs will be open 9:00-11:00am, and rural stops will run on the following schedule:
Rural Hub 1: 17855 Leander Dr. - 8:30-8:45am
Rural Hub 2: The Purple Hen 20345 Scholls-Sherwood Rd. - 9:00-9:15am
Rural Hub 3: 14560 SW Forest Glen Ln - 8:45-9:00am
Rural Hub 4: Tonquin Lp at Old Tonquin Lp (just south of Tonquin Pl) - 9:30-9:45am
Please maintain social distancing guidelines of 6ft while waiting at our rural distribution stops, or wait in your vehicle until the van arrives.
To learn more about food resources available during the pandemic, including how to apply for SNAP and how to find meal sites during closures, please view the attached Frequently Asked Questions.
Technology Support During Closure
To Access Help with Technology
Troubleshoot on the Distance Learning Support page
Reach out to your teacher first for support with class programs and apps
Contact the school district’s Technology Help Desk:
Email and phone will be monitored on school days only from 8am-4pm
Response time may vary depending on the volume of requests
We've received many requests for hotspots and are awaiting our shipment; in the meantime, families can access public wi-fi for free in the parking lots of several local businesses. A list of these locations can be found at https://wifi.xfinity.com/
Device Repair and Pick-Up Hub
The District has created a location to drop off damaged devices and pick up replacements.
- Location: Archer Glen Elementary rear covered area
Monday and Wednesday from 8am-10am
Tuesday and Thursday from 2pm-4pm
A Message from our Mental Health Care Coordinator Mary Massey
Dear Sherwood School District families:
The current COVID-19 issues can be challenging for you and your student to deal with, and our adaptation to distance learning, while very positive, can add some uncertainty to your child's life. Please be aware of these helpful mental health resources that are available for you and your family:
Washington County Crisis Line
24 Hours / 7 Days, free
Hawthorn Walk-In Center
COVID UPDATE- PHONE ONLY- NO WALK IN APPTS AT THIS TIME
Families and students are encouraged to keep this crisis/consultation information available as a way to connect with free mental health support. Please consider entering this information into the contacts of your cell phones.
I am available if you have any mental health concerns or would like assistance in finding appropriate services. If you wish to reach me, please contact me by email (email@example.com) or by phone (503-825-5483). If this is an urgent/crisis call or after school hours please call 911 or the Washington County Crisis Line at 503-291-9111.
Please note that we have moved out of our SHARE Center location due to construction issues and should be relocated by the end of August at the new District Office.
Best wishes, and please keep safe and healthy,
Mary Massey LMFT