SHS Community Newsletter

Week of May 16th, 2022

Principal's Update

Scappoose Students, Families, and Staff,

We are in our final week of the regular term! Finals will be on 5/19 & 5/20. The framework for finals is periods 1st-3rd on 5/19 and periods 4-6th on Friday. Students will complete their finals and be dismissed at 1:45 PM. However, buses will run at the regular time. Congrats to the junior leadership team that planned and hosted Prom last Saturday. It was tremendous energy for the crowning of the Prom King & Queen. Congrats to Cole Erhardt and Izabella McLaughlin. Our Spring sports teams have all done well during the regular season and have qualified for post-season play. Please see below for more updates.

Have a great week!

Go Indians!

Jerimy Kelley

Scappoose High School Principal


Upcoming Events-Leadership

Link to the Scappoose High School | Calendar of Events

  • 5/23 J-Term Begins

  • 6/15 Last Day of School



  • 6/1 Senior Awards Night

  • 6/3 Senior Breakfast & Graduation Walkthrough

  • 6/3 Baccalaureate

  • 6/4 Graduation, 1 pm

Testing Dates

Oregon State Assessments will be the week of May 24-27 from 8-9:45 AM, the testing will be for math, English, and science. The testing will take place prior to the start of the day during MJ Term to allow students to attend their full day of. The main office will be accepting opt-out forms, please access the forms below.

Opt-out form- State Testing

Exemption Form- English- Parent request for Exemption for state Testing (excluding Math and ELA)

Opt-Out Form- Spanish- Opt-out for State Testing in Spanish

Spanish Exemption Form- Exemption form- Spanish

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

Ondrae Sold, Registrar

Nicole Verzino, Counseling Secretary

Attention Seniors!

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our Senior Recognition Night on Wednesday, June 1st at 6:30 PM in the SHS Auditorium. Please see the attached invite - all are welcome!

If you would like your award, recognition, and/or scholarship recognized in the Senior Recognition Night, please complete the 2022 Senior Recognition Log by Friday, May 20th.

Happy National Decision Day! Check out what all of our seniors plan to do next year -

Attention Current Sophomores!

Are you a current Sophomore, 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 12th from 12PM - 4PM - AP Physics - Auditorium

  • 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 device prior to the date of the fair. InRoads will provide devices for students if they do not have one.


MJ Term Scheduling: Counseling will be working on finalizing MJ Term Schedules over the next few weeks. MJ Term classes listed in students schedules are subject to change. We will not be accepting schedules change requests.

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:


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

Senior Awards Night!

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Athletic Announcements

We had a huge week this week as many of our teams competed in their league/district championships and our softball and baseball teams continued their fantastic regular league seasons.

Every one of our spring sports teams has qualified for participation in the state playoffs - absolutely incredible.


Please check out the upcoming week’s schedule:

Tennis: Junior Sydney Liao qualified for the state 5A tournament by finishing 3rd in the NWOC tournament that was held at Parkrose on Monday and Tuesday. Her state tournament begins on Friday, May 20 at the Portland Tennis Center.

Track: The JV team wrapped up their season competing at the NWOC Novice meet last Friday. Many had their best performances of the season. Our girls and boys finished 3rd and 4th respectively.

The varsity team finished Day 1 of 2 of the NWOC Championships held at Wilsonville. They had a strong first day advancing a ton of athletes to the finals that will be wrapping up today. The top two finishers in the finals in each event punch their ticket to compete at the newly renovated and world-class Hayward Field (University of Oregon) next Friday and Saturday.

The following athletes already clinched their spots at state:

  • Colby Campbell - Shot Put

  • Colin Stoddard - Pole Vault

  • Colin Stoddard - Long Jump

  • Megan Earl - Javelin

Golf: Both of our golf teams stepped up in a big way at the Regional State Qualifying Tournament held at Heron Lakes on Monday and Tuesday.

Our girl's team qualified for state by winning the event and edging out La Salle for the title. The following members will tee it up in the 5A State Championships hosted by Emerald Valley Golf and Resort in Creswell on Monday and Tuesday:

  • Kylee Nutt

  • Dylan Deitz

  • Molly Hagen

  • Reagan Witt

  • Kelsey Holcomb

The boy's team shot solid rounds at Regionals but were playing against some extremely talented teams. Although the team fell just short of advancing the following two qualified as individuals and will be playing in the 5A State Championships at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis which also takes place on Monday and Tuesday:

Softball: They continue their great season by beating Parkrose and Putnam this week before dropping a game to league-leading Wilsonville on Wednesday. They travel to Milwaukie this afternoon and are now 12-2 in league play and ranked #8 in 5A and battling to host a first-round game in the state tournament.

Baseball: After dropping a tough one to Hillsboro last Friday, they won their next two against Milwaukie this week and look for the series sweep tonight on the road. They currently sit 3rd in the league at 9-5 and have clinched a state playoff berth.

Equestrian: Those participating in the state meet are getting ready to head to Redmond May 12-15.

Largemouth Bass State Championships: Will Harris and Andrew Janke will be representing Scappoose in the Student Angler Federation (SAF) State High School largemouth bass fishing championships. They will be headed to Ten-Mile Lake (Lakeside, OR) on Saturday, May 14.

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.

College Bound Student-Athletes:

  • We will be hosting our college signing day for our seniors set to compete collegiately in front of their classmates in the auditorium on Friday, June 3. The specific time will be sent out once the day’s schedule is finalized.

Safe and Sober News

GRAD PARTY PERMISSION SLIPS -Your Senior should be receiving their All-Night Graduation Party permission slip soon. We’ve included it here, just in case you didn’t get it. Please turn these in ASAP as it helps with headcounts and planning. Also, even if your student is 18 or older, a parent or legal guardian must still sign the permission slip. More information will be coming out closer to the event with specific details about what your student can bring, etc.

BABY PICTURES - We have received pictures from about 65 seniors. That is only about 35% of our seniors. We have extended the deadline so that we can get as many seniors represented as possible. As a reminder, this is for the slideshow at Baccalaureate. Please send them to If possible, please send both photos in the same email and name the photos with your senior's name baby senior. For example, John Doe baby, John Doe senior.

ADOPT A SENIOR – Adopt a Senior went live on Facebook Monday, April 18th. If you haven’t yet gone to the page and checked it out, you can do so by clicking here. You can post info about your senior and a picture for adoption or adopt seniors. This is a great way to show our seniors some love. Please feel free to share the Facebook page with your friends and family.

JUNIOR PARENTS – Class of 2022 will be handing over the reins to the parents of Class of 2023 in just about 45 days. We invite you to come to our next meeting, Monday, May 16th at 6:30 in the Scappoose Library meeting room. We also would love to have you volunteer at any of our events so that you can be prepared to celebrate your seniors. Please reach out if you are interested in volunteering or learning more.

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.

  • Tardy Policy

    Excessive tardies will be turned over to the administration for disciplinary action.

    • Tardy # 1: three unexcused tardies in any one class in one semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 2: any tardy from any other class in the same semester. Result is after school detention.

    • Tardy # 3: the next tardy from any class in the same semester. Result is Saturday School.

    • Unexcused absences will result in In School Suspension.