SHS Weekly Newsletter #2

9/2/22

Message from Mr. Mitchell

What a wonderful first day(s) of school!! Thursday was a thoughtful and enjoyable day with our freshmen and new students, and Friday was fantastic with all of our students being in the building. Our "Welcome Back" assembly this morning was loud and energetic, and was a great way to celebrate starting the new school year. We talked with our students about how they can, and need to, set a positive, respectful, successful, mature, and kind culture at our school through their actions and their words.


It is so inspiring and refreshing to see our facility full and lively with students and staff, we are so happy to be back!


Have a great long weekend and Go Bowmen!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates

9/5 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

9/6 - School Pictures

9/7 - Regular Schedule - NO Early Release

9/14 - Early Release

School Photos

Dorian Studios will be on campus on Tuesday, September 6th to take school photos. Order envelopes will be available in the main office during the Open House as well as the first day of school. For information about online ordering visit mydorian.com, search for Sherwood High School, and click the green order button.


Please keep in mind:

- Pay your ASB fee before picture day to have the sticker added to your ID card.

- No hats may be worn.

- Nothing may be worn that cover or impedes the view of your face.

- Seniors may have fun but need to keep it school appropriate.

- Photos are of the shoulders and up, wear a solid color shirt or small pattern.

School Breakfast and Lunch

Meal services in our schools will be transitioning back to normal National School Lunch Program (NSLP) operations for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year, including a per-meal cost. High school breakfast will cost $2.75 and lunch will cost $3.90. Families may fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch application and Permission To Share form in order to be eligible for additional benefits (such as reduced student fees, athletic fees, etc.).


Funds can be added to your child's school account online by credit/debit card or ACH transfer, or in-person at your child's school. For online payment, parents/guardians will need to have a account through PayForIt.net. For information on setting up your PayForIt.net account, please click here.


For information or assistance with Nutrition Services, please contact the Nutrition Services Department at 503-825-5009

Early Release

There will not be an early release on Wednesday, September 7th.


The District will resume its early release days on Wednesday, September 14th. Early release days will occur weekly with high school students released from school at 2:20pm. Please refer to the 2022-2023 District Calendar for the scheduled early release days.

Sherwood High School’s Cell Phone Policy

“Away, Away” - Students are expected to keep all communication devices from interrupting the educational process at school. Cell phones/electronic devices must be silenced and stored in a backpack, pocket, etc. when students enter any classroom. Teachers may occasionally authorize student use. Students are permitted to use cell phones during:

  • Passing Times

  • Lunch

  • Before and After School


Accountability:

  • 1st offense – A warning will be issued by teacher/staff.

  • 2nd offense – Cell phone may be confiscated; student will pick-up the cell phone from teacher at the end of class period. Parent/Guardian will be notified.

  • 3rd offense – Cell phone confiscated; student may pick-up in main office at the end of the day. A referral will be completed and given to an Administrator, and disciplinary actions may be assigned to the student.

  • 4th offense – Cell phone confiscated and parent/guardian may pick-up in main office at the end of the day. Parent/Guardian conference with a Sherwood High School Administrator may be scheduled.

  • Failure to follow teacher requests/directions will result in discipline for insubordination.

Every Day Counts!

Regular attendance is vital to a student’s success at school. If a student’s attendance drops below 90% they are considered chronically absent, regardless of the reason. Our team is committed to supporting student attendance and engagement in school. If a student is struggling to consistently attend school, we encourage students and families to reach out to their counselor to problem solve. Additionally, we will reach out to students and families of chronically absent students. Administration will work with students and families to determine next steps, which could include a range of supports and, if necessary, disciplinary action.



How to Excuse an Absence:

Before or upon returning to school from an absence, the student must bring a note from a parent or the parent may call or email the Sherwood High School Attendance Office at 503-825-5510 or SherwoodHigh_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us. Required information on the note or in the phone message includes:

1. Name of student

2. Parent/Guardian Name

3. Date of absence

4. Reason for absence

5. Phone number where Parent/Guardian can be reached

All absences must be excused within 48 hours. Any absence not excused within 48 hours will remain unexcused.

Flex

Hello SHS families! As we begin another school year, we are excited for the return of Flex at Sherwood High School. Flex is a block of time in our schedule (during homeroom) dedicated for our students and staff to meet for:

  • Academic support from teachers.

  • Enrichment opportunities (guitar, chess, sports, etc.)

  • Homework help or test prep

  • Academic planning with counselors

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

  • Club meetings

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

  • Guest speakers and career exploration


Flex will begin on Tuesday, September 13th. Students will begin signing up for Flex on Friday, September 9th in their homeroom using StudentVUE. At that point, and for the duration of the school year, students will go to Flex twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in place of their regularly scheduled homeroom time. Every week, on Friday, there will be a new sign up for Flex for the following week. Students can sign up for and attend the same Flex for both days or choose two different Flex offerings for that week. Flex will show up as Period 8 on their schedule. Attendance is required and will be taken.

We are committed to providing exceptional supports and opportunities to our students. We are looking forward to offering Flex at SHS.


Activity Bus

With the passage of the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act of 2016 (Measure 98), Sherwood High School is able to provide an Activity Bus this year for students to receive transportation home from after school activities, clubs, and academic supports. The activity bus will run Monday through Thursday, leaving SHS at 4:35 pm, except for Early Release Wednesdays when the bus will leave at 3:35pm. The bus will provide general stops throughout town, but not necessarily door-to-door service. More details will be provided soon.

Athletic Ticketing

This year, Sherwood High School -- and other schools in our league -- are moving to online ticketing through Hometown Ticketing, Inc. Tickets can be purchased online through the High School website or the Hometown Ticketing App. It is highly preferred that tickets are pre-purchased online, and may also be purchased with card or cash at the entrance gates.


The cost to attend sporting events this year is $8 for adults and $5 for students. High school students who purchase an ASB sticker ($30.00) will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. Senior citizens, age 62 and older, will be allowed in for free except for playoff games. All students (regardless of the ASB sticker) and senior citizens will be charged for playoff games, and playoff game prices are determined by the OSAA and change depending on the level of playoff.


To purchase tickets online through our website, please visit the following link (print the QR code receipt and bring it to the entrance gate for scanning): https://shs.sherwood.k12.or.us/athletics-activities/ticket-sales/


For more information on the Hometown Fan app, please visit: https://www.hometownticketing.com/resources/hometown-fan-app/


For information on how to download the mobile app, please click HERE. When purchasing tickets through your mobile phone on the app, you will download your tickets to your device and bring the


QR code on the tickets for scanning at the entrance gate.


Additionally, PK-12 students may not bring outside drinks, backpacks, or skateboards/scooters into the stadium.


We look forward to our students, families, and community members joining us to cheer on our SHS teams!

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is an organization for juniors and seniors that demonstrate a commitment to the values of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Applicants must have an unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 and have completed a minimum of 10 hours of community service. Applications with more information can be found in the front office and are due September 30th. Questions can be directed to Erin Garvey at egarvey@sherwood.k12.or.us.

Tuck Everlasting Auditions

If you are interested in auditioning for SHS's fall musical "Tuck Everlasting" please submit your audition videos to bowmentheatre@gmail.com by 9/7/22! More information about the auditions can be found at Bowmentheatre.com

Bowmen Theatre

Bowmen Theatre will have a meeting to discuss the '22-'23 theatre schedule and expectations for the year on Tuesday, September 6th from 7-7:30 in the Auditorium. This event is for 9th-12th grade students who are interested in acting and tech and their families. Come meet the team and learn about the plans for the season!


Sherwood Youth Soccer Club needs your help!

SYSC relies on volunteers to paint playing field lines each week during their fall season. If your student is looking for community service hours and has free time Thursday or Friday afternoons through October, this is a great opportunity.

Each field takes 30-45 minutes. Initial field layout, easy to use painting equipment, and striping paint are supplied by SYSC, we just need volunteers willing to trace the existing lines .

If you are interested, please contact fields@sherwoodsoccer.org or have your student talk to Mr. Farrand in M147.

Business/Bookkeeping Office

Student Synergy/ParentVue Fees and Payment information:


-Online using ParentVue - credit, debit, or bank account, you can pay for all your student’s Fees at one time.

When you check out for payment, the system will redirect you to PayForIt.net to complete the process for your payment.

A bank account (also known as an e-check or ACH) has a flat fee of $1.75.

Credit and Debit cards fee are 4.50%.


-Check or Cash - SHS Business Window


The business window is open before school from 8:00 am to 8:30 am, at students’ lunchtime & after school from 3:20 pm to 3:30 pm. Wednesday after school 2:20 pm to 2:30 pm.

All checks should be made payable to Sherwood High School or SHS (SHS Band, SHS Key Club, SHS Think Pink, SHS Bowmen Pageant, etc.).

Checks should not be payable to any SHS staff.


Mail in check payment:

Sherwood High School

Attn: Student Fees

18800 SW Haide Rd

Sherwood, OR 97140


Student Pick-up During School, Reporting Student Absences

If you need to pick up your student during school hours, it would be greatly appreciated if you would notify the attendance office in advance, using one of the methods below.

  • Send your student with a signed note from the parent/guardian and have the student exchange it for a "release from class" pass at the attendance window, before school or during a passing time.

  • Call (503) 825-6010 or email (SherwoodHigh_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us) the Attendance Secretary in advance. A note will be sent to release your student at the time requested.

We realize that unforeseen circumstances may arise when you need your student released as soon as possible. We do our best to accommodate this, however, it may or may not be done as quickly as requested.

Unexcused Absences

Please call (503) 825-6010 to report all excused absences, preferably in the morning of the day the student is absent. All unverified absences must be excused within 48 hours of the absence. You may also email the Attendance office at SherwoodHigh_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us Please include a phone number we can call to verify the absence if needed. The automated system generates calls/emails at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to notify parents of unverified absences. All absences must be excused within 48 hours. The 48 hour window begins at 8:00 am on the day of the student's absence and ends at 8:00 am, 48 hours later. Any absence not excused within the 48 hour window will be considered unexcused. No exceptions!

Ride 360

Parents and students will be able to access their bus stop location, route, and pick up time on the Ride 360 mobile app for the 2022-2023 school year. The app uses GPS geolocation to show bus arrivals each day, allowing families to determine if the bus has already arrived at school or their bus stop. More information about how to access the app is available on the district website.

PSAT in the Fall

The PSAT/NMSQT is offered to the class of 2024 in the fall. Sherwood District Office will be a testing location for the Oct. 12th test. Those who take it in 11th grade may meet the requirements to enter the National Merit® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for recognition and scholarships. Registration is open now through September 12th. Students who register for the PSAT will have a $26 non-refundable test fee added to their student account. Some financial support is available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Please use this link to register. For more information about the PSAT, contact CollegeBoard.

Superintendent Meet & Greet/Listening Session

Our new Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon will be hosting an opportunity on Thursday, September 8th to meet members of the community, answer questions about the upcoming school year, and discuss the proposed social science curriculum for grades K-5. This will be the first of several community engagement opportunities with Dr. Lyon in the coming school year.


Please join us at Ridges Elementary in the Laurel Side Cafeteria on Thursday, September 8th, 6:00-7:30pm.


SHARE Center -- Back-to-School Supplies and Resources

The SHARE Center is here for all of your back-to-school needs! We have lots of clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies -- all ages and sizes!!


For an appointment at the SHARE Center, please contact:

Alyssa Thompson at athompson@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5087

Maria Quinones at mquinones@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5085