SHS Community Newsletter
Week of June 6th, 2022
Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,
It was my honor to be a part of the graduation last Saturday. This was an amazing class of students, that accomplished so much despite dealing with obstacles never presented to past Scappoose classes. We are excited to see what their future holds. Congrats to all the Seniors! With that said we have just over a week to go until summer. Please have conversations with your students about how classes are progressing and to finish the year strong. Our local fire department has a camp opportunity for female students. It is provided in cooperation with Portland Fire. Here is the link for any interested in this fantastic opportunity. Please see below for Senior events and a recap of athletics from this Spring.
Have a great week!
Scappoose High School Principal
Your School Counselor is assigned to you based on your last name:
Aarin Pinkstaff, A through K
Alyssa Bettendorf, L through Z
Susie Erickson, Intervention Specialist
Justin Engstrom, Care Coordinator
Ondrae Sold, Registrar
Nicole Verzino, Counseling Secretary
Summer School 2022
Counseling sent out emails and letters to all students and families who are not on track to graduate. Please make sure to check your email and mailbox for more information about registration.
Summer School 2022
Dates: July 5 - July 28
Time: Monday-Thursday; 8:30am-12:30pm
Location: Scappoose Cafeteria
Who: All current 9-11th graders who failed one or more classes needed for graduation.
Chromebooks will be provided to all students. If you are unsure if your student is on track to graduate, please reach out to your school counselor.
Aarin Pinkstaff (A-K)
971 200-8005 ext: 5017
Alyssa Bettendorf (L-Z)
971-200-8005 ext: 5018
Happy National Decision Day! Check out what all of our seniors plan to do next year - https://youtu.be/zEzeHJL2W60
Attention Current Sophomores!
Are you a current Sophomore, or future Junior, interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT next year? If so, please view this document for more information and links on how to sign up.
MJ Term Scheduling: All MJ Term schedules are final. Students may find that their schedule has been changed. This is likely because the student needed to make up a class for graduation requirements. If you have questions, please contact your school counselor.
College & Career:
Oregon Promise Update: GPA Requirement Change - this is exciting news!
Starting with the Class of 2022 (March 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022 graduates), the GPA requirement has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0
Interested Class of 2022 students must apply for Oregon Promise by JUNE 1 at 5:00 PM to be considered for the grant
For all students who will receive the Oregon Promise Grant in the 2022-23 academic year, there will be changes to the award calculation and renewal requirements:
The $50 per term co-pay has been removed from the award calculation
The minimum award will increase from $1,000 to $2,000 for full-time, full-year students, and it will increase at the same rate as the maximum award each year
The First-Year Experience will no longer be a requirement to renew the Oregon Promise Grant
FAFSA/Paying for College
FAFSA/ORSA Applications opened October 1st!
SCHOLARSHIPS! It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships tab on the SHS Counseling Website - there are A LOT of really good resources listed. The following grant/scholarship opportunities are open to apply to:
Oregon Promise Grant Application (DEADLINE: June 30, 2022)
Scappoose Public Library will be hosting a free produce distribution every Wednesday from 10 AM to 12 Pm in the Library Meeting Room. All are welcome!
This time of year can be hard on people. Please know that there are resources for students who are struggling.
Lines for Life: 800-273-8255
CCMH Crisis Line: 503-782-4499
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255
TrevorLifeline (LGBTQIA+ ): 1-866-488-7386
TrevorText: text START to 678-678
Congratulations to all of our graduates. So many excelled and carried on the proud tradition of Scappoose activities and athletics. Three outstanding seniors were honored Wednesday night during the Senior Awards Night.
Athletes of the Year
Kaitlin Dahle - Dance, Basketball, Softball
Luke McNabb- Football, Basketball, Baseball
Colin Stoddard - Football, Baseball, Track
The end of the year and graduation culminates many high school careers. It also marks a time when returning student-athletes emerge in leadership roles for teams, fresh faces are added to summer workouts, and the foundation for next year’s success and achievement are built.
Uniforms Turn In
All uniforms need to be turned in by the last day of school, Wednesday, June 15.
Place all uniforms in a bag with your name on it and turn it into your coach so it can be properly inventoried.
The summer workouts and opportunities to become a better athlete are underway as teams have just started or are being finalized by each staff.
Put in the time now and you will see the pay-off during the season.
I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for next week’s newsletter which will help ensure our students are on the most up-to-date communication lists and can mark their calendars for key summer activities, games, workouts, camps, and other opportunities to improve.
Save the Date: Run for Neil - September 10th, 2022
All proceeds are used to promote whole-body wellness for all students in the Scappoose community.
Attendance really matters! We want your student to be here and on time. So, how many absences are needed for a student to be considered truant?
Exceeding five days absent, either excused and/or unexcused, in a three-month period may be a truancy violation.
Unexcused absences are a child safety issue. Someone should always know where the child is. Oregon state law says an equivalent of four unexcused days in a month may also be a truancy violation.
Days specifically excused by doctor’s notes are excluded from any count. The program is intended to be as flexible as each school wishes. The school staff may take into consideration the student’s school performance when determining necessary intervention.
What happens when a student is sent to truancy?
A truancy officer will visit with the parent or guardian at the student’s home. The officer will evaluate living conditions that could affect attendance and inform parents or guardians of the Oregon Compulsory School Attendance Law 39.010. The officer will give the parent or guardian a compliance notice to sign and return to the school. This initial step often improves student attendance without further contact.
Excessive tardies will be turned over to the administration for disciplinary action.
Tardy # 1: three unexcused tardies in any one class in one semester. Result is after school detention.
Tardy # 2: any tardy from any other class in the same semester. Result is after school detention.
Tardy # 3: the next tardy from any class in the same semester. Result is Saturday School.
Unexcused absences will result in In-School Suspension.