SHS Community Newsletter

Week of October 18th, 2021

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Staff and Families,

We have had a great week of school. We have several new updates for you this coming week. Below you will find an update on our College and Career Week, a QR code where we are looking for more parent support from our senior families, an updated bus schedule for October, and more. Please continue reading below for details.

Go Scappoose!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Upcoming Events

  • College & Career Week-10/18th-22nd
  • Picture Retakes-Oct. 21st
  • Homecoming Week-Oct.25th-29th
  • Blood Drive-Nov. 9th

Attendance Matters

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.

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Attention Parents: Class of 2022

Class of 2022 families, we need your help during this exciting time! Please scan the QR code and fill out the quick form sharing your contact info to be updated about upcoming graduation events. We need to raise approximately $40,000 for graduation events, and there are many quick, easy ways to help. We are hoping each family can help at our Can and Bottle Drive for a 2-hour time slot. We are in desperate need of volunteers this Saturday, Oct. 2nd, from 8:30-2:30. Please follow the link below to sign up for one of our monthly fundraisers. We have been raising around $3,000 with 6 hours of easy work. Our community has embraced our seniors and show up each month, donating an astonishing amount of cans/bottles. We want to keep this tradition going but need your help!!/showSignUp/10c0c44a4ae29aafdc07-canand

Also, like our Facebook page for more information: Scappoose High School Graduation Events 2022.

Graduation Events Parent Registration

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Athletic Announcements

We celebrated three fantastic boys soccer seniors last night under the lights for their dedication and contributions. Congratulations to Andrew Darco, Mason Earl, and Jed Barnaby.

Our next Senior Night will celebrate our lone volleyball senior, Olivia Miller, on Thursday, October 21.

Please reach out to the winter head coaches or swing by the athletic department offices to learn about all the pre-season workouts or open gym activities.

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

We will be rescheduling our Athletics and Booster Club informational meeting to combine it with our winter sport’s parent meeting. The date will be confirmed next week.

Please take a look at the upcoming varsity events for all our teams, and join the crowd!

  • FB: 10/15 7:00 PM - Canby HS

  • BS: 10/19 4:15 PM - La Salle Prep (Chinook)

  • VB: 10/19 6:45 PM - Wilsonville HS

  • GS: 10/19 7:00 PM @ La Salle Prep

  • XC: 10/21 3;45 PM @ Valley Catholic

  • GS: 10/21 4:15 PM - Wilsonville HS (Chinook)

  • VB: 10/21 6:45 PM - Parkrose HS (Senior Night)

  • BS: 10/21 7:00 PM @ Wilsonville

  • FB: 10/22 7:00 PM @ North Salem HS

All of the upcoming contests are also on our athletic calendar.


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

We are excited to host our College and Career Week next week. Here you can find information about the various events going on throughout the week. All seniors are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Events: (click the underlined links below for more information)

(this event is for Scappoose Families ONLY)

  • Sallie Mae virtual FAFSA Events:

October 6, 2021 @ 4PM - Registration

October 7, 2021 @ 5 PM - Registration

  • College & Career 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! Click here for a list of College Visits.

  • SCHOLARSHIPS! It’s never too early to get started on scholarships. Check out the Scholarships tab on the SHS Counseling Website - we just updated it with a lot of really great resources for students and families!

Safety Updates and Student Dropoff

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

Parents, please do not use the bus turnaround for student dropoff or pickup. Also, after school, there are no cars allowed in the bus turnaround. Please plan accordingly. It causes safety issues with the loading/unloading process. 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 fantastic kitchen staff.

We are also looking for interested students to work during lunch. If interested, please see Mr. Kelley, Mr. McKedy, or Mr. French for details.

Here is the menu:

October Menu

We have various ala carte items to pick from, such as chips, water, 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 their work to keep your cafe clean.

Bussing 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: 1,2,3,4&13 will not be operating the week of 10/18-10/22. Thank you parents for your patience during this time period.