SHS Community Newsletter

Week of September 27, 2021

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Staff and Families,

We had a wonderful third week of school. As Administrators have walked through classrooms and witnessed great teaching and learning, I want to publicly recognize and thank our staff for doing such a great job launching our school year. Staff is working diligently to provide engaging and rigorous experiences in classrooms for all students.

This week, there are some great athletic events coming that you will see below, as well as some safety reminders to keep everyone as safe as possible. We also have updated our homecoming week date, which is listed below. Please continue reading for some important updates for the next couple of weeks of school.

Go Scappoose!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Upcoming Events

Homecoming Week has been updated!

  • We will celebrate homecoming the week of October 25 - 29, culminating in the football game vs. St. Helens.

  • We will also be celebrating senior night the night of the football game vs St. Helens.

Athletic Announcements

It has been another great week for Scappoose Athletics! We would like to thank our students, parents, and guests for helping us do our part and wearing their masks at all inside contests and outside when 6’ of social distancing is not possible.

Remember you can log into the NFHS Network to watch live telecasts of our football and volleyball matches as well as on-demand games you might have missed.

Please refer to the school’s website for all the team’s schedules and results.

Save the date for Wednesday, October 20 @ 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria to learn more about the direction of our athletic department, how to get involved with the Scappoose Booster Club, and strengthen our community.

Upcoming varsity events:

  • 7:00 PM Friday, 9/24 FB - Wilsonville

  • 7:00 AM Saturday, 9/25 XC @ Blue Lake Park

  • 6:45 PM Monday, 9/27 VB - St. Helens

  • 6:00 PM Tuesday, 9/28 GS @ Springfield (Hamlin MS)

  • 6:45 PM Wednesday, 9/29 VB - Milwaukie

  • 7:00 PM Friday, 10/1 FB @ Hillsboro (Hare Field)

  • 8:00 AM Saturday, 10/2 VB @ Hood River Tourney


Dale French

Athletic Director/Assistant Principal


Counseling Corner

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

Josie Bradley, Registrar

Nicole Verzino, Counseling Secretary

SAT’s Are Fast Approaching!

For more information about how to sign up and testing dates at SHS, please follow the link below to view our one stop shop for SAT 2021-22.

**For additional questions not addressed in the link, please contact Alyssa Bettendorf, testing coordinator (

Upcoming Events:

  • Virtual Paying for College/FAFSA Night will be Tuesday, October 19 @ 6 PM. Zoom Link:

  • College & Career Application Week will be the week of October 18th. During this week we will offer support to all Seniors for Applications, FAFSA, Naviance, Scholarships, Resumes and much more!

  • SCHOLARSHIPS! It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships Video on our Counseling Website for some good information on how to get the process started.

Safety Updates and Student Dropoff

Please reference the link for the updated RSSL document, from Oregon Department of Education’s Ready School Safe Learners for all current regulations.

The following information explains the guidelines, communication, and support for students who are going to experience extended absences for any reason (surgery, sickness, travel, bereavement, quarantine, etc.).

Parents please do not use the bus turnaround for student dropoff after 8:30 AM. It causes safety issues with unloading students from buses. We appreciate the cooperation with adhering to using the two lower lots for dropoff.

Cafe News

Remember lunch and breakfast are free! Students please stop in and grab a breakfast sandwich, some pizza or a delicious sandwich. When you do that take the time to meet our amazing kitchen staff.

Here is the menu:

September Menu

October Menu

We have a variety of ala carte items to pick from such as chips, waters, cookies. These items are not part of the free lunch so make sure you have some money on your account.

Students please remember to clean up after your meal and thank your custodial staff for all the work they do to keep your cafe clean.

Busing Messaging

Durham Bus Services is continuing to make every effort to hire and onboard new drivers as efficiently as possible. Due to the shortage of drivers the following routes: 2,8,10 & 13 will not be operating the week of 9/27/21. Thank you parents for your patience during this time period.