SMS Weekly Update
March 14th - March 18th
Mar. 12 – Masks Mandate Lifted
Mar. 14 – Teacher Workday – No School– End of Trimester 2
Mar. 15 – A Day
- 3rd Trimester Begins
- SMS Band Concert, SMS Main Gym, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Mar. 16 – B Day - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release
Mar. 17 – A Day
- Happy St. Patrick’s Day
- Site Council Meeting – 7:15 – 8:15 a.m., SMS Community Room
- SAGA Club Meeting – 3:30 p.m.
Mar. 18 – B Day – Forecasting Forms due for current 6th & 7th graders
Mar. 21 – 25 – Spring Break!
Mar. 30 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release
April 2 – SMS Jazz Festival – Swingin’ the Green, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Oregon Golf Club
April 6 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release
Information for Parents
Forecasting forms and information in English and Spanish can be found on the school website.
End of the Grading Period: The end of the second trimester is Friday, March 11th. There will be no school on Monday, March 14th so that teachers may work on grades. Report cards will be mailed home at the end of the following week.
6th Grade Elective Wheel: As a reminder, some 6th grade students selected their 2021-22 electives based on a wheel of options. Those students will change electives at the start of the 3rd trimester which will begin on March 15th. If you or your student have forgotten which elective they will have next, please see the linked chart for 6th grade 2nd trimester electives. Fees may be associated with some of these electives so please check your students fee account after March 15th.
Lifting of Mask Mandate
Beginning March 12th, existing indoor mask mandates for K-12 settings will no longer be required. Masks will remain available to all staff and students within the building. The district is committed to honoring each individual’s decision. There will be no tolerance for verbal taunts or harassing behaviors based on how people make a decision regarding their own personal health.
The slide show linked here has been presented to your students this week during Flight Time with regard to the upcoming changes beginning next week with the lifting of the mask mandate.
Below you will find additional information about our COVID protocols that will take effect district-wide March 12:
As per communicable disease protocols, students and staff with primary COVID-19 symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test will continue to be excluded from school for a 5-day isolation period. Students and staff may return to school following the isolation period if they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and overall symptoms have improved.
- Bus Route Communication will be made of an exposure using Traversa Ride 360 to families of all students on that bus route. For information on how to sign up for the Ride 360 app and receive these notifications, please click here.
- School-Wide Communication will resume following the identification of a positive case of COVID-19 on the Sherwood Middle School campus.
Students and staff exposed to positive cases are no longer required to quarantine regardless of vaccination status. If your student is in a classroom with a positive exposure, you will be notified by the school of the exposure by email.
- The OHSU Testing program will continue as normal through the end of the school year.
- Diagnostic Testing for students and staff at SMS: SMS will begin to provide diagnostic testing for students and staff members who become sick with primary COVID-19 symptoms while on campus. Testing is optional, and written permission is required for students to receive diagnostic testing.
- If you would like to provide permission for your child to participate in on-site testing at their school location, please complete the permission slip found here and email the completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Permission slips are also available in the Main Office at each school. Please note that tests are designed to be self-administered by students. If your child is unable to administer their own test, you can administer the test to your child when you come to pick them up, as students with symptoms will need to go home that day regardless of the test result.
- The state’s weekly screening test program for unvaccinated students or staff will continue to be available -- sign-up is required for participation. Additionally, our district can provide assistance with testing access for those with an increased risk of severe COVID-19 (such as medically fragile individuals) following a potential exposure on-campus. For more information on these options, please contact your school’s office.
For OHSU Testing Program supplies please email email@example.com
Information From Prior Week
8th Grade Students who are interested in running for Class Officer for Sherwood High School can pick up an application in the SMS front office now through March 17th.
Afternoon Attendance Calls Added: We now have outgoing attendance calls in the mornings and afternoons. This will ensure families are informed about their student’s attendance for the entire day.
Lost & Found: Please remind your students to check the lost and found for missing items. Any items remaining after Spring Break will be donated to charity.