Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of October 7th to October 13th, 2021

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

We’re in the midst of Homecoming Week, and the spirit is high at CHS! On Monday, we welcomed our court with a virtual assembly. Students have been dressing up in themes throughout the week Tomorrow we have the highlight of the week with our student car parade downtown (starting at 4pm,) and our football game against Hillsboro HS at 7pm. The week’s festivities conclude with our outdoor Homecoming Dance on our stadium field from 8-10:30pm. The weather should be good, and we are looking forward to a great dance!

Last night, we held our first Latino Family Advisory meeting, and we appreciate all the families who were able to attend. We plan to host this Spanish language event monthly to gain input from our community and answer any questions. Please look forward to our next meeting during the first week of November!

Finally, we’re at the halfway point of the first trimester. Next Wednesday, we host virtual parent teacher conferences. Teachers will email parents instructions on how to sign up for meetings by Monday.

Have a great week and Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Big picture

The Repainted CHS Crosswalk (Thanks NHS!)

Upcoming Events

Thursday, 10/7: Car Parade, 4:00pm, Downtown Canby

Thursday, 10/7: Volleyball @ Home, 5:30pm and Football @ Home, 7:00pm

Friday, 10/8: NO SCHOOL

Friday, 10/8: Homecoming Dance @ CHS Stadium, 8:00-10:30 and Cross Country, AWAY

Monday, 10/11: Boys Soccer, AWAY, 7:00pm and Girls Soccer @ Home, 7:00pm

Tuesday, 10/12: Volleyball @ Home, 6:30pm

Wednesday, 10/13: Virtual Conferences, 6:00-8:00pm

Wednesday, 10/13: Boys Soccer, AWAY, 7:00pm and Girls Soccer @ Home, 7:00pm


FAFSA 101 Night: The College and Career Center along with the CHS Counseling Department will be hosting a virtual Family FAFSA 101 Webinar on Tuesday, October 19th, 6:30-7:30pm. Please click the link below to join the webinar:

PSAT for 10th and 11th graders: CHS is offering the PSAT on Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8am (space is limited). Sign up in the Accounting Office, by paying $18 (there are fee waivers for those that qualify). Once this is done, you are registered and will receive a preparation booklet for review. See Ms. Nace in the counseling office if you need a waiver or have questions. Plan to be done with the test around 12pm.

    **On testing day....please be at the cafeteria no later than 7:45am.


    a light snack

    2 #2 pencils


Counselors will be scheduling one-on-one senior meetings 1st trimester. Topics will include: updated graduation requirements, college and other applications, financial aid, scholarships, credit checks, and general check in for the year.

Activities and Arts

  • Homecoming Dance on Friday, October 8, starting at 8:00pm in the CHS Stadium. A decision will be made next week to change the venue location to Lee Elementary, under cover if there is rain. The dance is semi-formal, and admission is $10. The entrance to the dance is at the 900 hall.
  • Homecoming Parade: Students should plan to meet at the Cutsforth’s parking lot, starting at 3:30 pm, to organize and decorate their cars. The parade will start at 4pm, wind through downtown and Waite Park, and conclude at the high school. We thank the City of Canby Canby Police, and Canby Fire, for supporting this new tradition!
  • Senior Pictures are due November 29, 2021.


Winter Sports sign-ups are now open. Please visit to make sure you are fully registered prior to participating in practices or games. Please contact for more information.

A reminder that masks are required indoors for everyone who is not in active competition or practice. For outdoor athletics, masks are required for everyone who cannot maintain 6ft of social distance. Those who are competing or practicing outdoors may also choose to remove their masks. When we travel to away contests, some schools may adopt more restrictive guidelines. Please stay flexible throughout the season and follow the applicable guidelines.

This year, we have again purchased a license to broadcast all our home games on the NFHS Network for free! Away games may still require a subscription to the NFHS Network. Please go to and create a free account to watch all our games in the stadium and main gym.

Other Information

Picture retakes are October 25th in the Library during school hours.

CHS Video Broadcast Recruitment

Parents and students, do you have an interest in live streaming and announcing events? Would you like to help CHS and the community? Do you want to be a part of our Cougar team?

We are hoping to create a live stream broadcast network of volunteers to cover CHS sports and activities in a professional manner in keeping with the hard work that our students and athletes put in. Our vision is to develop a dynamic partnership with CTV-5 to support these broadcasts with interested students and adults providing the camera work, production, and commentary. If you have an interest in participating with this after school club, please contact Tyler Francke with The Canby Current and Now Hear This Studios at Please include your contact information and any prior media experience.

Attendance and Sick Students

There are processes in place to help us track students in the event of illness or an early departure from school.

If a student is sick during class, they should go to the health room, located next to the counseling office. Our staff will contact the family for pick up.

If a student needs to be excused for an appointment or any other reason, please notify our attendance office at 503.263.7210 as soon as possible. This allows us to notify the teacher and excuse the student in a timely manner.

NEW-Bus Transportation

  • Did you know that there is a FREE Canby Loop bus? Students can ride the bus to school for FREE. There are many stops, here are a few streets where there are stops: 13th, Territorial, and Township. Please see the attached link for more information and bus stops and times.

  • If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at

CHS Media

Some helpful links to our social media sites:

CHS Website

CHS Instagram: @canbyhighschool, @canbyASB

CHS YouTube: @CHS Announcements

CHS Principal’s Twitter: @Canby_Principal

Spanish Speaking Resources at Canby High School:

Bilingual Main Office Secretary: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7200

Attendance Office: Stephanie Cavazos (503)263-7210

Migrant Coordinator: Karent Robles (503)263-7229

English Language Development Coordinator: Alex Frixione(503)263-7200 ext 5405

9th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341

REACH Center: Jeralyn Gonzalez and Veronica Martinez (503)263-7429

Free Food Resources

CHS Free Food Site Links

For Mental Health Resources

**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Text NAMI to 741741

Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) -866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Call to Safety: If you are an adult and worried about your safety at home. Interpretation line available.1-888-235-5333

Proyecto Unica: Spanish version of Call to Safety. 503-232-4448

DHS Hotline (Oregon Department of Human Services) If you are worried about the safety of a child, Interpretation services available. 855-503-7233