SMS Weekly Update

October 18th - October 22nd

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SMS Phone Numbers

Main Office: 503-825-5500
Fax: 503-825-5501
Attendance: 503-825-5510

Calendar October 18th - 22nd

Oct. 18 - B Day
  • Outdoor School, House A
  • PSO Meeting, 9:00 – 10:00, Virtual
Oct.19 - A Day– Outdoor School, House B
Oct. 20 - B Day - 1- Hour Early Release, White Schedule
Oct. 21 – A Day
  • Outdoor School, House C
  • SMS Site Council Meeting, 7:15 - 8:15 a.m. SMS Conference Room
  • Great Oregon Shake Out, Earthquake Drill - 10:21 a.m.
Oct. 22 – B Day - Picture Retakes - 8:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

  • Oct. 25 – Art Group Begins, 3:20 – 4:00 p.m., Art Room
  • Oct. 27 – White Schedule
    • 1-Hour Early Release
    • Board Work Session, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 28 – Conferences 4:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Virtual
  • Oct. 29 – Conferences 8:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Virtual
  • Oct. 31 – Happy Halloween!
  • Nov. 3 - White Schedule
    • 1-Hour Early Release
    • Board Work Session, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m

New Information for Parents

Health Curriculum: In the weeks to come we will begin rolling out our updated health curriculum. School Districts are required to teach the state standards that provide a comprehensive health education. In the upcoming months, teachers will share information regarding the curriculum and health skills students will be receiving. First trimester, 7th and 8th graders will begin these lessons and 6th grade lessons will begin in the second trimester. There are specific lessons eligible for opt-out which will be detailed in a Google form that will be emailed from your student’s Health teacher and in a printed version that will be sent home directly with your student. It is important that families acknowledge they received the information, regardless of if they choose to opt-out of any lessons. When you receive the form, please complete either the Google form or the printed copy to allow us to accommodate students who have chosen to opt-out. If you have questions, please contact your student’s Health teacher.

Progress Reports: Since we are at the midpoint of the trimester, teachers will be updating student progress in ParentVue as of today, October 15th.

Sherwood Middle School Art Group: Mrs. Clyde will be offering an opportunity for students to be creative, develop skills, and create art among peers. The Art Group will meet Monday afternoon, beginning October 25th, from 3:20 to 4:00 in the Art Room 12. A signed permission slip is required for students to participate. There is no cost for this group.

6th Grade Autumn Outdoor School

Forms due today, Friday, October 15th:

SMS 6th grade students will have the opportunity to participate in Autumn Outdoor School this week. Students were provided with hard copies of the permission forms earlier this week.

Students will walk to Stella Olsen Park where they will attend sessions throughout the day. Students will be grouped by their Flight Time teacher.

  • Monday, October 18: Flight Time

    • Teacher - Rudis, Schoenheit, Shadbolt, Sturtevant, Voss

  • Tuesday, October 19: Flight Time

    • Teacher - Bahns, Crane, Daigle, Gaub, Grubb, Henderson, Janes

  • Thursday, October 21: Flight Time

    • Teacher - McFarland, Miles, Pavlicek, Shields, Scott, Struck, ORVED

Students will arrive at school in the morning, then walk to Stella Olsen Park where sessions by Outdoor School staff members will be taught throughout the day. They will return to school by the end of the day. Students should plan to bring a lunch from home or may order a school provided lunch to take with them. School lunches must be ordered by Friday, October 15th.

Past Information for Your Reference

School Picture Retakes: If your student was unable to have his/her student photo taken, pictures will be retaken on October 22nd. For more information, please visit

Yearbook Photos: If you would like to upload photos of your student(s) activities, sports, or just having fun with friends, click here go to the TreeRing shared folders.

Yearbook Discount: 5% off through October 31st.

Great Oregon Shake-Out: Our district will participate in the “Great Oregon ShakeOut” earthquake drill on Thursday, October 21st at 10:21 a.m. Here is the link to the “Shake Out” web page, which provides valuable resources for students, staff and parents. Please keep this date and time in mind should you need to pick up or drop off your student.

Community Information

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