SMS Weekly Update

May 16th - May 20th

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SMS Phone Numbers

Main Office: 503-825-5500
Fax: 503-825-5501
Attendance: 503-825-5510

SMS Attendance Email

Weekly Calendar:

May 16 – B Day:

  • ELA SBAC Testing Begins
  • PSO Meeting, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

May 17 – A Day: Talent Show Auditions, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., SMS P.A.C. Room

May 18 – B Day:

  • White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release
  • Talent Show Auditions, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., SMS P.A.C. Room

May 19 – A Day

  • SMS Site Council, 7:30 – 8:15 a.m., Community Room
  • Talent Show Auditions (if needed), 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., SMS P.A.C. Room

May 20 – B Day

Upcoming Events

May 23 – ELA SBAC Testing Continues

May 25 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

May 30 – Memorial Day, No School

May 31 – SMS Jazz Band at Stella Olsen Park, 6:00 – 7:45 p.m.

June 3 – Talent Show

June 7 – Choir Year End Concert, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m., SHS Auditorium

June 7 – District Board Meeting 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., District Office

June 10 – Yearbook Signing Party – approx. 1:20 to 3:20 p.m.

June 14 – SMS Band Concert, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., SHS Auditorium

June 16 – Last Day for 8th Grade

June 17 – Last Day for 6th & 7th Grades

June 17 – Move-up Day

June 17 - 8th Grade Promotion - 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., SMS Stadium

Information for Parents

Flex Time at SMS

We are excited to announce the introduction of Flex Time at SMS. Flex is a block of time in our schedule (during Flight Time) dedicated for our staff to support students in a number of ways. The list below gives you an idea of opportunities students will have during Flex Time:

  • Academic support from teachers

  • Enrichment opportunities

  • Homework help/study hall

  • Check ins with counselors

  • Making up missing work, labs, and tests from absences

  • Club meetings

  • Extra practice for programs (band, choir, dance, etc.)

  • Guest speakers


Full implementation of Flex will begin at the start of the new school year in the Fall. Students will go to Flex two days a week, in place of their regularly scheduled Flight Time. Students will sign up weekly in StudentVUE. Attendance will be taken just as it would in any regular class.


In order to prepare for our Fall rollout, we will be piloting three Flex sessions during the last two weeks of this school year on June 7th, 9th, and 14th. Flex will show up as Period 7 in Synergy on those days. Students will receive more information in Flight Time about this and the sign up process.


We are committed to providing exceptional support and opportunities to our students and we are looking forward to offering Flex at SMS.

State Testing & Opt Out Information

ELA SBAC Testing – May 16, 2022: ELA SBAC testing will begin on May 16. If you would like to excuse your student from this testing, you must complete the Opt-Out Form and return it to Allison Kopp prior to 8:30 a.m. on May 16th. Requests will not be honored after this time.


A portion of the testing during the week includes using headphones or earbuds. Your student may bring his or her own wired headphones for this section of the test. Wireless (Bluetooth) headphones and earbuds are not allowed.


World Languages Adoption Materials: The Sherwood School District is recommending that Reporteros be adopted by the Sherwood Board of Directors as instructional materials for World Languages. Currently, the world language offered by the District is Spanish. Here is a link to the World Language instructional materials and a form to provide feedback. The District will also be hosting a Community Review night on June 2, 2022, from 5-7 pm at the District Office. Feedback will be shared with the Board of Directors and the community prior to a vote on adoption of the materials, currently scheduled for June 8, 2022.

Yearbook Signing Party: There will be a Yearbook Signing Party on Friday, June 10th during the last two hours of the school day. Yearbooks should be ordered by May 16th to have it in time for the signing party. Two Kona Ice trucks will also be there to sell shaved ice! Cost will range from $3.00 to $5.00.


If you would like a customized a yearbook or keep it as is, you have until May 16th to order and receive free shipping to SMS. Yearbooks may be ordered any time, even in future years. The cost will include a shipping charge to your address. Go to www.treering.com/validate. The SMS passcode is 101612219220699.


For OHSU Testing Program supplies please email jgodfrey@sherwood.k12.or.us

Prior Week's Information

Volunteers

We are excited to share that we are once again able to host volunteers at SMS. All volunteers must complete a background check and show proof of vaccination. If you are interested, please contact Stacy Holloway at sholloway@sherwood.k12.or.us to identify a time or times to join us. We have identified three areas where volunteer support would be greatly appreciated:


  • Crossing Guards: Helping with the flow of traffic and protecting pedestrians. We have more crosswalks than available people. Stop signs and hi-vis gear will be provided. We will have two times for this: 8:00 - 8:30 and 3:15 - 3:45 (2:15 - 2:45 on Wednesday Early Release days).


  • Lunch and Recess Supervision: We have multiple areas open to students at lunch and recess. Our lunchroom is an active place and we always appreciate having extra adults helping students remain safe, responsible, and respectful at lunch. Additionally, with sunny days returning and students spreading out more at recess, we’d be happy to have volunteers helping with recess. Times for this option will be 10:50 - 11:30, 11:50 - 12:30, and 12:45 - 1:25 except on Wednesdays due to the Early Release schedule. Please contact the school office if you are interested in volunteering in this area on Wednesdays.


  • Hallway Monitors: There are a lot of bodies in our hallways and students sometimes need support in getting to class in a timely manner, respecting each other’s personal spaces, and following expected behaviors for hallways. When classes are in session, it is helpful to have adults in the hallways in case any students are in need of help or to have adults spend time near our restrooms to deter vandalism. If you are interested in helping with this, we have many times available throughout the day in hour-long increments, 8:15 - 9:15, 9:15 - 10:15, 10:15 - 11:15, 11:15 - 12:15, 12:15 - 1:15, 1:15 - 2:15, 2:15 - 3:15. On Wednesdays monitoring will end at 2:15 p.m. due to the Early Release schedule.

Support for Hawks View Used Book Drive: In order to promote literacy and increase access to books, the Hawks View PAC is collecting donated books for student readers. They are particularly in need of chapter books for older readers. If you would like to donate new or used books, SMS will be collecting donations in the Media Center until May 20th.



SMS Talent Show: The SMS Leadership will be hosting the SMS Talent Show on Friday, June 3rd. Auditions have been rescheduled for May 17th-19th starting after school in the SMS Performing Arts Center. Performances must be 3-4 minutes or less. Group acts may not include more than 10 people. Talent Show Audition Sign-Up Acts must be school appropriate and may not be changed after auditions.

High School Activities Available for Incoming Freshman

Arrows Dance Team Tryouts Time Change: Tryouts will be held May 18th & 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Main gym. If you would like to be a part of a competitive dance program, and also dance for your school community, come join us! Click here to register by May 15th.


SHS Equestrian Team Fall Recruitment: SHS is recruiting new athletes for the 2022-23 season. Any skill level is welcome to join the team. You must have consistent access to a horse and reliable mode of transportation for your horse. Everything else you can learn as you go! Please contact Paula Brown at paula@mypizzaparty.net for more information.

Community Information

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