Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of March 10th through 17th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

We’re in the midst of finals, and the term comes to an end tomorrow. Look for report cards and grade reports on Synergy late next week. Also, students can find their schedules for third trimester, which starts on Monday, in their StudentVUE.

The Cougar Dancers competed at the Mt. Hood Dance Festival at David Douglas HS on Saturday, March 5th. They earned 1st Place in the Show Division, with their highest score of the season. Patricia Campbell and Gracelyn Chaffee earned Top 10 in Novice Drill Down, and Olivia Coleman, Noreth Palangen, and Marissa VanHoose earned Top 10 in Advanced Drill Down! The 2022 Allstate Team was announced at the competition, and our own senior Abigail Chaffee was named to the prestigious 6A Allstate Team! The dance team invites everyone to their annual Friends and Family Night on Wednesday, March 16, 7pm in the main

Our snowboarders compete at state this week. Good luck to our state qualifiers: Fiona Shadrin, Elizabeth Shadrin, Koby Kessler, Peyton Walker!

Finally, I think everyone is aware that masks will become optional for indoor school activities this weekend. Most welcome this development, but some students and staff may choose to continue to wear masks. We hope everyone will be respectful of individual choices, as we return to a more normal school situation. And remember…COVID is still around. Students should stay home if they are sick.

Stay healthy and strong, Canby!

Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

Thursday, 3/10: Last day of finals; Spring Sports Player/Parent Meeting, 6pm on zoom here

Friday, 3/11: No School, Grade Day

Monday, 3/14: First Day of Trimester 3, Baseball AWAY, Softball AWAY, Boys Tennis HOME, Girls Tennis AWAY, Boys Golf at WVCC

Tuesday, 3/15: Track and Field AWAY, Boys Lacrosse AWAY

Wednesday, 3/16: Softball AWAY, Girls Tennis HOME

Thursday, 3/17: Boys Tennis AWAY, Girls Tennis HOME,

Friday, 3/18: No School, Softball AWAY, Dance State at Oregon City, Boys Lacrosse HOME,

Monday-Friday, 3/21-25: No School, Spring Break


2nd Trimester Finals’ Schedule:

Thursday, March 10th

Per. 1


Final for 1st period


9:40 - 10:00

Per. 3

10:05 - 12:05

Final for 3rd period


12:05 - 12:35

Per. 5

12:40 - 2:40

Final for 5th period

The attendance office will not be sending notes to excuse students during finals. Students are expected to remain in class the duration of the finals schedule.

Curriculum Renewal Open House

As we prepare to adopt a new social sciences curriculum, we invite families to an open house. Come learn about our curriculum renewal process, view potential instructional resources, and have the opportunity to ask questions about social science instruction in Canby. The event will take place at Ackerman Library on March 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. Drop in at any time.

Oregon Promise Grant Changes

Starting for the Class of 2022, the GPA requirement for the Oregon Promise Grant has been lowered to a cumulative, unweighted 2.0. Interested students who graduate from high school between March 1, 2022 and June 30, 2022 must apply for Oregon Promise by June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM. For more information, please visit

ACT Testing

ACT Testing for all juniors is April 5th. We will also administer the PreACT for all 9th and 10th graders. The PreACT is a practice test for the ACT. Juniors are encouraged to prep for the ACT and can access free online practice tests, study guides, online test prep and events through ACT. Go to this link for ACT prep: ( 12th graders have the day to visit colleges and explore post high school options.

Oregon State Assessment

11th graders are still required to take the Oregon State Assessment (OSA) per state and federal requirements. They will start testing next week in reading. Note that this assessment could potentially be used in lieu of college placement exams with satisfactory test scores (check with the college for more information). Parents who want to opt out their students can go to this link and click on “Opt-Out Form” in English or Spanish:


Spring sports started on Monday! Be sure to register your student athlete on Registration is required before participating in any practices or games.

Our Spring Sports Player/Parent meeting will be virtual this year on zoom. The meeting is Thursday, March 10th at 6pm. The meeting is at the following link.

We had an exceptional winter season with great success! Below are our individual award winners for the OSAA sports for this winter season:


First Team Three Rivers League

Kali Mull 200 Freestyle

Second Team Three Rivers League

Isaac Beck 500 Free

Connor DeRisio 100 Fly

Hunter Derisio 100 Free & 100 Back

Jack Hayhurst 200 IM & 100 Back

Kennedy Hester 50 Free

Avery Keinonen 200 IM

Kali Mull 100 Free

Allison Yancey 200 IM & 100 Breaststroke

200 Medley Relay - Allison Yancey, Amanda Yancey, Avery keinonen & Kali Mull

Honorable Mention Three Rivers League

Isaac Beck 200 Free

Connor DeRisio 50 Free

Kai Laitinen 200 IM & 500 Free

200 Medley Relay - Hunter DeRisio, Kai Laitinen, Connor DeRisio and Jack Hayhurst

400 Free Relay - Conor DeRisio, Jack Hayhurst, Isaac Beck & Hunter DeRisio

Amanda Yancey 100 Breaststroke

Avery Keinonen 100 Fly

Kennedy Hester 100 Free

400 Free Relay - Amanda Yancey, Avery Keinonen & Kali Mull


First Team Three Rivers League

Matthew Young, Craig Williams, Ty Ewers, Ethan Ensrud, Wyatt Samarin, Cash Montgomery, Matthew Hagen & Colin Kennedy

Second Team Three Rivers League

Austin Matthews, Landon Sprague, James Keinonen & Jackson Doman

Lexli Lopez Zuriaga

Honorable Mention Three Rivers League

Brady Froyd, Nico Yazzolino, Benjamin Young, Pete Sansone, Thomas Marquez, Zach Netter, Isaiah Parsons & Luke Harms

OSAA State Placers

Lexli Lopez Zuriaga - 6th

Ethan Ensrud - 3rd

Ty Ewers - 3rd

Boys Basketball

First Team Three Rivers League

Payton Meyers

Second Team Three Rivers League

Alexander Evans

Honorable Mention Three Rivers League

Jacob Strand

Girls Basketball

Second Team Three Rivers League

Allison Mead

Honorable Mention Three Rivers League

Kayley Borntrager

Please check the athletics website at for the most up to date information. Often cancellations happen with little notice, but we will do our best to communicate it out as quickly and thoroughly as possible.

Oliver Insurance Athlete of the week

Week of 2/21/22 Lexli Lopez Zuriaga - Wrestling and Matthew Hagen - Wrestling

Week of 2/28/22 Kellan Oakes - Boys Basketball and Allison Mead - Girls Basketball

Week of 3/7/22 Peyton Walker - Snowboarding and Madison Wheeler - OHSET

Last trimester, we partnered with Odd Moe’s Pizza of Canby to create the “Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero of the Week” award to recognize those athletes who contribute to their teams in ways that go beyond athletic skill.

The Odd Moe’s Unsung Hero

Week of 2/14/22 Giorgia Cipolla - Cheer

Week of 2/21/22 Loryn Gomes - OHSET

Week of 2/28/22 Grady Morgan - Snowboarding

Health and Safety Information

Attendance and Sick Students

To ensure the accuracy and efficiency of our attendance process, please remember the following guidelines:

  • To report an absence, call our attendance line at 503-263-7210 or email

  • Please report an absence as soon as possible and no later than 48 hours after the absence.

  • If your student needs to leave class for an appointment, inform the attendance office as soon as possible. This will help us ensure that your student receives a note to leave class in a timely manner.

Remember that attendance matters and students who attend class regularly are more likely to stay on track, graduate on time, learn deeply, and get the most from their high school experience.


Winter Weather Prep:

CSD inclement weather page

Please subscribe to the Canby School District on FlashAlert.

SafeOregon Program

SafeOregon is a 24-hour anonymous tip-line individuals can use if they see or hear about instances of bullying, violence, threats, drug use, suicidal thoughts and more.

There are a number of ways to report, including:

  • Texting or calling 844-4-SAFE-OR (844-472-3367)

  • Emailing

  • Online at

  • Via the SafeOregon app

For more information, please visit our CSD SafeOregon website.

Communications Information

CHS Media

Some helpful links to our social media sites:

CHS Website

CHS Instagram: @canbyhighschool, @canbyASB

CHS YouTube: @CHS Announcements

CHS Principal’s Twitter: @Canby_Principal

Spanish Speaking Resources at Canby High School:

Attendance Office: Jessie Muñoz (503)263-7210

School Resource Officer: Maria DeLuna (503)263-7222

Migrant Coordinator: Karent Robles (503)263-7229

English Language Development Coordinator: Alex Frixione(503)263-7200 ext 54059th Grade Counselor: Elizabeth Sommo (503)263-7200 ext 5341REACH Center: Jeralyn Gonzalez and Veronica Martinez (503)263-7429

Update CSD Communications List: CSD Email/Text preferences online


Bus Transportation

If you have any questions or problems with school bus transportation, please email Student Transport of America (STA) at

Nutrition Services

Breakfast and lunch are free to all students this 21-22 school year! Students must enter their school ID numbers at the register when they get a meal. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Nutrition Services at 503-266-6742.

Free Food Resources

CHS Free Food Site Links

For Mental Health Resources

**Emergency Services- for life threatening emergencies - 911**

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255

Clackamas County Emergency/Crisis Mental Health Services - 503-655-8585

Non-emergency: 503-742-5335

Crisis Text Line - Text HOME to 741741

National Alliance on Mental Illness - Text NAMI to 741741

Oregon Youthline 877-968-8491 or Text teen2teen to 839863

Trevor Project (LGBTQ+) -866-488-7386 or text START to 678678

Call to Safety: If you are an adult and worried about your safety at home. Interpretation line available.1-888-235-5333

Proyecto Unica: Spanish version of Call to Safety. 503-232-4448

DHS Hotline (Oregon Department of Human Services) If you are worried about the safety of a child, Interpretation services available. 855-503-7233