Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of Sept 24th to Oct 6th, 2021

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

We’re excited to say Homecoming is back! Next week, we’ll be celebrating the return of tradition: Football, homecoming court, The Dance. Of course, our events will look a bit different this year, but we want our students to have the experience, and feel welcome and safe. Our game will be preceded with a car parade, and our Dance will be held outside. More info is coming from our leadership students. We look forward to a fun week!

I hope everyone is aware of the school bond that was passed a couple of years ago to provide upgrades to schools around the District. For CHS, we have begun planning for major upgrades that include adding a new wing with twelve new classrooms, refurbishing old classrooms, creating new restrooms, and seismic upgrades. Please see the draft pictures below of the proposed addition. We will be connecting with students and the community for input as the planning progresses.

We’re almost at the halfway point of the first trimester and next week, our teachers will be providing progress reports at the end of next week. Students, check your progress with your teachers and on StudentVUE. Conferences are coming on Wednesday, October 13th.

Finally, tonight is Back to School Night from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This is a virtual event and you can access our teachers through Zoom links located here. Please see the detailed information in our separate email this afternoon.

Have a great week and Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



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Upcoming Events

Thursday, 9/30: Volleyball @ Home, 6:30pm

Friday, 10/1: Football @ Home, 7:00pm

Saturday, 10/2: Cross Country, Away

Monday, 10/4: Homecoming Week Events

Tuesday, 10/5: Girls Soccer, Away and Volleyball, Away

Wednesday, 10/6: Boys Soccer @ Home, 7:00pm, Girls Soccer, Away and Cross Country, Away

Thursday, 10/7: Homecoming Football Game

Friday, 10/8: NO SCHOOL-Progress Day

Friday, 10/8: Homecoming Dance, 8:00-10:30pm


  • Back to School Night: This Wednesday night, Sept. 29th, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Canby High School is hosting our virtual Back to School Night. Our evening will feature a number of different presentations and opportunities for families to engage with our teachers and support staff. Links for our different Zoom meetings and the department videos are here and will be shared in a separate email this afternoon.
  • iPads: iPads have been reissued to all students. If you are having issues, please visit our tech support desk in the library during school hours or email our techs: Elie Enderle ( or Josh Rapley (
  • PSAT Testing will be at CHS on Saturday, Oct. 16th for juniors. More information will be sent out on 9/20/21 from the Counseling Office.
  • Counselors will be scheduling one-on-one senior meetings 1st trimester. Topics will include: college and other applications, financial aid, scholarships, credit checks, and general check in for the year.

Activities and Arts

  • STRIDE Academy: Students enrolled in the STRIDE Academy program are considered full students in the Canby School District. As such, STRIDE students can receive a CHS ID card and attend all CHS events. Please visit the student center for more information.

  • Senior Pictures are due November 29, 2021.


We’ve had a few changes to schedules, mainly at the lower levels. Please check the master schedule linked here for all the current game times and locations. If you think one of our teams had great performances, nominate them for OSAA team of the week! The link is here.

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

  • 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.

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

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.

Canby High School’s School Climate Team is Seeking a 9th Grade Parent

Canby High School’s School Climate Team is a team of students, parents, and staff whose goal is to impact school climate and make school a welcoming environment for everyone. We are seeking a 9th grade parent for this committee. Please contact Kimie Carroll by email: or by phone: 503-263-7200 for more information or to sign up! We are very excited to make a positive impact on Canby High School and we look forward to more parent involvement. We meet monthly via Zoom and our next meeting is mid-October.

9/11 Film

Check out the Canby 9/11 Project film, produced by Tyler Francke and the students of CHS.

Parking at Safeway?

Some students are parking in the Safeway lot during school hours. This area is not for student parking and vehicles may be towed. Visit the Student Center for a parking pass.

Bus Transportation

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

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

Additional Free Food Resources

CHS Proposed Addition-Entrance from Cougar Stadium