SHS Community Newsletter

Week of June 13th, 2022

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

Welcome to the last week of the school year!

We have had an excellent year this year transitioning out of distance learning and back into school. Thank you for your support of your students and our school. We are excited to be having many projects going on to improve the aesthetics at SHS and one of those will be happening in our library! Our District Librarian, Keely Nudo has put together a website to promote and connect students to the love of books and reading, please take the time to check it out. Have a great summer!

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Upcoming Events-Leadership

Link to the Scappoose High School | Calendar of Events

  • 6/15 Last Day of School for 9-11th graders-Buses run at 12:20, students dismissal at 11:50

  • 8/30 & 8/31 - Registration & Yearbook Distribution

All yearbooks (2020, 2021, 2022) will be distributed at registration on August 30-31. There will be a station for yearbook pickup and preorder for the 2023 yearbook.

Attention:Class of 2023

Senior Class! Right now, the Class of 2023 officers are preparing for the senior parking spots for next year. Thank you for respecting the cones and caution tape in the parking lot, we know it is frustrating not being able to park close to the school. The majority of the parking spots are already filled, but if you missed your opportunity to buy one during lunch, don’t worry. You can buy your parking spot at registration before school starts. Only $25 to reserve and paint your designated parking spot for your senior year! Designs must be approved by our Activities Director by September 9th.

Attention:Class of 2024

Junior Class! Your Junior class cabinet has been working hard this J-term to put together some events for this summer. On July 4th, stop by MOD in St. Helens, grab a pizza or salad, and let them know you are there for the Scappoose High School Junior class fundraiser. We have also set up a Class of 2024 Remind to get messages out to our classmates quicker and more efficiently. Join using the link below.

CLASS CODE: @dg9f8h4

Lastly, we have made a class Instagram account that we would love for you to follow @scappooseclassof2024. Thank you for your support!

Attention:Class of 2025

Sophomore Class! Please join our class Remind to stay informed and updated on any upcoming fundraisers and important events we have coming your way! The two ways to join Remind are to either download the app and enter the code or text the code to 81010. The code is @ahc3ec.

Also, we are having four fundraisers over the summer including two car washes on June 25th and August 20th at the Scappoose Middle School from 9-3 and a courtyard clean-up/renovation on August 22nd and 23rd here at the High School. We would love to see you there volunteering! Below is the link so you can sign up to volunteer. Thank you!

Counseling Corner

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

Summer School Administrator/Teacher: Brandon Bailey

971 200-8005 ext: 5022

Dates: July 5 - July 28

Time: Monday-Thursday; 12:00pm-3:00pm

Location: Scappoose Cafeteria

Who can participate: 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 -

Attention Current Juniors (who did not attend the Financial Reality Fair)!

If you were not able to attend the Financial Reality Fair on Thursday, May 26th, you will be required to attend the fair when it takes place in the January J Term of next school year to make up the graduation requirement. As we get closer to the event, your School Counselor will send you a reminder with the details.

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.

Upcoming Events:

  • May 2nd through May 23rd Application OPEN - OMIC Summer Internship - Columbia Works is excited to announce that they will be hosting their 3rd OMIC Summer Internship. The application will be open from May 2nd through May 23rd. The application can be found here. Contact Ms. Pinkstaff in the counseling office with any questions.

  • May 26, 2022, at 9 AM - InRoads Financial Reality Fair (SHS GYM) - ALL CURRENT 11th GRADERS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND - This event was rescheduled from the original date in January due to COVID. Students should download the “Bite of Reality 2” app on their mobile devices prior to the date of the fair. InRoads will provide devices for students if they do not have one.


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

  • 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:


Summer Meals: St Helens will be providing summer meals for students ages 1-18. See the link below to find locations throughout Oregon that will be providing summer meal assistance.

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.

Scappoose Counseling Wellness Letter

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

Athletic Announcements

Some of our teams have already jump-started their summer workout plans in order to be prepared for a fantastic 2022-2023 school year.

Please reach out to our head coaches and weight room coordinator for the latest information on summer workouts, plans, camps, and what you could be doing to get better.

At a minimum, everyone would benefit by making sure they have the regular summer weight/workout schedule for Coach Nowlin.

Put in the time now and you will see the pay-off during the season.

Head Coach Listing:

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.

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.

Preparations for Next Fall:

  • Physicals are due every two years. You have to have an up-to-date physical to practice this fall.

  • Schedule your physicals now so you are ready on day one.

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