SHS Weekly Newsletter #3
Message from Mr. Mitchell
As we get into a more consistent routine at school this week, I am continually impressed with the dedication and effort that our students are giving to their classes, their extra-curricular activities, and to ensuring that we have a positive culture at our school. Our students are kind to one another, engaged in classes, and helpful to everyone in the building. Thank you to students, staff, and parents for everyone's effort in making Sherwood High School a wonderful place to learn and grow.
With the new school year, we also want to remind families about ways to make our drop-off and pick-up process as efficient as possible. In the mornings, please pull forward until you are parallel to the front of the building and as far into the striped driveway area as possible. The line certainly slows down considerably when students are dropped off on the side of the parking lot, rather than the front of the building. In the afternoons, please again move as forward as possible, and exit immediately after your student is in the car. During both times, if you need to come into the building, or will be waiting for a significant amount of time, please park in a visitor space rather than waiting in the line. Thank you for your help!
Have a great weekend and Go Bowmen!
Important Upcoming Dates
9/14 - Early Release
10/13 - NO SCHOOL Professional Development Day
10/14 - NO SCHOOL
Homecoming Dance 2022
Our 2022 Homecoming Dance will be held in the SHS Commons on Saturday, September 24th, from 7:00pm-10:00pm. Students will not be admitted after 8:30pm. Tickets go on sale Monday, September 12th, and may be purchased before school, during lunch and after school at the Business window near the front office or online. Tickets must be pre-purchased and will be sold until 3:45 pm Friday, September 23rd. There will not be late or at-the-door ticket sales. Early bird tickets are $10 with an ASB sticker and $20 without the ASB sticker and are available through Friday, September 16th. On Monday, September 19th, the ticket price increases to $15 with and ASB sticker and $25 without the ASB sticker.
In the past, students have been required to be current on their school fees and Career Credit to attend the dance. For the 2022 Homecoming Dance, we will not have this requirement in place. These requirements will most likely return for our 2022 Prom.
A few items to note for this year regarding the dance are:
- Guests from other schools are permitted, but require a Guest Form to be collected from the main office, filled out and returned to the main office no later than Tuesday, September 20th at 3pm.
- SHS students must be on the ticket list and bring photo identification to enter. The physical tickets are only a memento.
- All participants will be subject to a breathalyzer to enter the dance and any purses or small bags are subject to search upon entry. Large bags are to be left at home or in a car. There will not be a coat or bag check.
School Picture Orders and Picture Retakes
Dorian Studios will be back at Sherwood High School on November 2nd for picture retakes.
Parking Permit Enforcement
Standards-Based Grading Community Information Night
We will be piloting a Standards-Based Assessment and Grading system in several courses in both the middle and high schools this year. Standards-Based Grading (SBG) is designed to offer greater clarity for students and families regarding their grades, and to increase student involvement in the assessment process. We are hosting a community night at the District Office on September 27th to explain how this system works and how the information displayed in StudentVue and ParentVue can be used to identify how students are progressing with their learning and what areas they should work on next. You would know if your student is in a pilot classroom if it was noted in their course syllabus and were sent an email from your student’s teacher.
Last year, our High School piloted Standards-Based Grading in several courses with great success. The majority of students said that Standards-Based Grading helped them to focus on what they still needed to learn and gave them a clear picture of what they already learned and how to improve. We are excited to expand to a larger scale pilot this year, and to support students and families in using the new gradebook to guide their learning and reach their maximum potential.
Location: Sherwood School District Office, Multipurpose Room
21920 Southwest Sherwood Boulevard, Sherwood, OR 97140
*Parking available in the south parking lot, near tennis courts.*
Date: September 27th
Time: 6:00-7:00 pm
Sherwood High School’s Cell Phone Policy
“Away, Away” - Students are expected to keep all communication devices from interrupting the educational process at school. Cell phones/electronic devices must be silenced and stored in a backpack, pocket, etc. when students enter any classroom. Teachers may occasionally authorize student use. Students are permitted to use cell phones during:
Before and After School
1st offense – A warning will be issued by teacher/staff.
2nd offense – Cell phone may be confiscated; student will pick-up the cell phone from teacher at the end of class period. Parent/Guardian will be notified.
3rd offense – Cell phone confiscated; student may pick-up in main office at the end of the day. A referral will be completed and given to an Administrator, and disciplinary actions may be assigned to the student.
4th offense – Cell phone confiscated and parent/guardian may pick-up in main office at the end of the day. Parent/Guardian conference with a Sherwood High School Administrator may be scheduled.
Failure to follow teacher requests/directions will result in discipline for insubordination.
Every Day Counts!
Regular attendance is vital to a student’s success at school. If a student’s attendance drops below 90% they are considered chronically absent, regardless of the reason. Our team is committed to supporting student attendance and engagement in school. If a student is struggling to consistently attend school, we encourage students and families to reach out to their counselor to problem solve. Additionally, we will reach out to students and families of chronically absent students. Administration will work with students and families to determine next steps, which could include a range of supports and, if necessary, disciplinary action.
How to Excuse an Absence:
Before or upon returning to school from an absence, the student must bring a note from a parent or the parent may call or email the Sherwood High School Attendance Office at 503-825-5510 or SherwoodHigh_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us. Required information on the note or in the phone message includes:
1. Name of student
2. Parent/Guardian Name
3. Date of absence
4. Reason for absence
5. Phone number where Parent/Guardian can be reached
All absences must be excused within 48 hours. Any absence not excused within 48 hours will remain unexcused.
Activity Bus Starts Monday 9/12
If students need to stay after school for a club, practice, or activity, they can get a ride home on the activity bus.
Here is a link to our two Activity Bus Routes, where you can find the stop on the route closest to your house (stops are in town only).
Students do not need to register and can use the bus as little or as often as they want.
Hello SHS families! As we begin another school year, we are excited for the return of Flex at Sherwood High School. Flex is a block of time in our schedule (during homeroom) dedicated for our students and staff to meet for:
Academic support from teachers.
Enrichment opportunities (guitar, chess, sports, etc.)
Homework help or test prep
Academic planning with counselors
Making up missing work, labs, and tests from absences
Extra practice for programs (band, choir, drama, etc.)
Guest speakers and career exploration
Flex will begin on Tuesday, September 13th. Students will begin signing up for Flex on Friday, September 9th in their homeroom using StudentVUE. At that point, and for the duration of the school year, students will go to Flex twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in place of their regularly scheduled homeroom time. Every week, on Friday, there will be a new sign up for Flex for the following week. Students can sign up for and attend the same Flex for both days or choose two different Flex offerings for that week. Flex will show up as Period 8 on their schedule. Attendance is required and will be taken.
We are committed to providing exceptional supports and opportunities to our students. We are looking forward to offering Flex at SHS.
PSAT in the Fall
Student Synergy/ParentVue Fees and Payment information:
-Online using ParentVue - credit, debit, or bank account, you can pay for all your student’s Fees at one time.
When you check out for payment, the system will redirect you to PayForIt.net to complete the process for your payment.
A bank account (also known as an e-check or ACH) has a flat fee of $1.75.
Credit and Debit cards fee are 4.50%.
-Check or Cash - SHS Business Window
The business window is open before school from 8:00 am to 8:30 am, at students’ lunchtime & after school from 3:20 pm to 3:30 pm. Wednesday after school 2:20 pm to 2:30 pm.
All checks should be made payable to Sherwood High School or SHS (SHS Band, SHS Key Club, SHS Think Pink, SHS Bowmen Pageant, etc.).
Checks should not be payable to any SHS staff.
Mail in check payment:
Sherwood High School
Attn: Student Fees
18800 SW Haide Rd
Sherwood, OR 97140
This year, Sherwood High School -- and other schools in our league -- are moving to online ticketing through Hometown Ticketing, Inc. Tickets can be purchased online through the High School website or the Hometown Ticketing App. It is highly preferred that tickets are pre-purchased online, and may also be purchased with card or cash at the entrance gates.
The cost to attend sporting events this year is $8 for adults and $5 for students. High school students who purchase an ASB sticker ($30.00) will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. Senior citizens, age 62 and older, will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. All students (regardless of the ASB sticker) and senior citizens will be charged for playoff games, and playoff game prices are determined by the OSAA and change depending on the level of playoff.
To purchase tickets online through our website, please visit the following link (print the QR code receipt and bring it to the entrance gate for scanning): https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/ticket-sales/
For more information on the Hometown Fan app, please visit: https://www.hometownticketing.com/resources/hometown-fan-app/
For information on how to download the mobile app, please click HERE. When purchasing tickets through your mobile phone on the app, you will download your tickets to your device and bring the
QR code on the tickets for scanning at the entrance gate.
Additionally, PK-12 students may not bring outside drinks, backpacks, or skateboards/scooters into the stadium.
We look forward to our students, families, and community members joining us to cheer on our SHS teams!
Senior College and Financial Information Night
National Honor Society
Sherwood Youth Soccer Club needs your help!
SYSC relies on volunteers to paint playing field lines each week during their fall season. If your student is looking for community service hours and has free time Thursday or Friday afternoons through October, this is a great opportunity.
Each field takes 30-45 minutes. Initial field layout, easy to use painting equipment, and striping paint are supplied by SYSC, we just need volunteers willing to trace the existing lines .
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com or have your student talk to Mr. Farrand in M147.
Tuesday, September 13th @ 7:45am-8:05am
SHS Community Room (across from the gym)
Please attend this meeting if you are interested in playing softball this year. We will discuss fall and winter workouts as well as details for our spring season. (Students only)
The PSO is in need of new board members for several positions to keep this very valuable organization running. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about how you can be involved.
Join the over 1,100 parents who follow our "Sherwood High School - Parent Support Organization" Facebook page to keep current on announcements and volunteer opportunities. The SHS Parent Support Organization (PSO) exists to promote meaningful and active parent involvement in programs and activities that support student success while in attendance and post-graduation.
SHARE Center -- Back-to-School Supplies and Resources
The SHARE Center is here for all of your back-to-school needs! We have lots of clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies -- all ages and sizes!!
For an appointment at the SHARE Center, please contact:
Alyssa Thompson at email@example.com or 503-825-5087
Maria Quinones at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-825-5085