Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of March 18th through 30th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

Welcome to the new term! The beginning of every trimester brings energy and excitement as students engage in new classes. This week feels special with the changes to COVID protocols. There is a refreshed attitude by many staff and students as we continue to adjust back to a more familiar feel to school. We appreciate everyone’s positivity and respect as many students continue to wear masks while at school.

Our leadership students have developed and implemented “Kindness Week” for these days before the break. Everyday, our students have hosted activities to promote respect and positivity in our school. We appreciate their efforts in bringing our community closer together.

As we conclude winter season and enter into the spring season, our students are experiencing events for the first time since 2019. Our snowboard team competed in state, highlighted by Fiona Shadrin coming in 9th place in Slopestyle and 10th place in Boardercross. Great job, Snowboard team!

Tonight, in preparation for the state championship competition, our dance team hosts their dress rehearsal at their “Friends and Family Night”. The event starts at 7pm in the Main Gym, and all are invited! Good luck to our team as they compete on Friday as they search for their sixth straight title!

Our FFA chapter travels to Redmond this week to compete in their state championship. Our team of 17 students will be competing in a number of agriculture related areas and the chapter will be receiving their Superior Chapter and National Chapter awards. Good luck FFA and congratulations!

Finally, next week is Spring Break! There will not be a newsletter next Wednesday. We hope our students can take this time to relax and rejuvenate.

Stay healthy and strong, Canby!

Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



Upcoming Events

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

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

Monday, 3/28: Girls Golf AWAY, Boys Golf @ HOME, Boys Tennis @ HOME, 4:00pm, Girls Tennis, AWAY @ 4:00 pm, Softball AWAY @ 5:00pm

Tuesday, 3/29: Track & Field AWAY @ 4:00 pm, Baseball @ HOME, 5:00pm

Wednesday, 3/30: Boys Tennis AWAY @ 4:00pm, Girls Tennis @ HOME, 4:00pm, Baseball, AWAY @ 5:00pm

Wednesday, 3/30: Family Forecasting Night for incoming freshmen families, 6:00pm via Zoom

Thursday, 3/31: State Thespian Festival, Softball, AWAY @ 5:00pm, Girls Rugby, AWAY @ 7:30pm

Friday, 4/1: Girls Rugby, AWAY @ 7:00, Baseball @ HOME, 5:00pm, Boys Tennis @ HOME, 7:00pm


CTE Showcase at CCC

On Tuesday, April 12th, from 5 to 8pm, at the Holden Industrial Tech Center, Clackamas Community College will open its doors to more than 90 Career and Technical Education (CTE) degree and certificate programs. High school students and their families are invited to learn more about these programs. Students, if you want to step out of the traditional classroom and into a hands-on workspace and earn a certificate or a degree that gets you job-ready in two years or less, Clackamas Community College is the right choice.

See this link for more information:

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 and PreACT Testing - 9th - 11th grade students

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. One thing to NOTE: on April 5th, we will NOT be sending notes to students that day.

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:

Activities and Arts


Students from the CHS Drama Club Troupe 632 will be attending the Oregon Thespians State Conference in Salem at the end of the month. Peyton Daugherty qualified with a solo musical theater piece, and Stephanie Haynes choreographed a qualifying small group musical number featuring Jocelyn Bradfute, Audrina Brown, Michelle Carrillo-Barajas , Zachary Goldbeck, Bailie Inskeep, Brynn Spoon, and Brianna Voss. Ali Parsons and Erynn D'Alessandro are submitting technical theatre designs for adjudication in scenic design and costume design, respectively, for their work on the fall production of The Importance of Being Earnest. The troupe is also rehearsing for their spring musical, Sweeney Todd: School Edition, which opens May 5.

Cougar GOLD is awarded to students who exhibit Gold Standards. Students are recognized for for the following reasons: putting forth extraordinary effort, most improved, excellent team members, amazing kindness towards others, display of academic greatness or other reasons a staff member deems appropriate. We are #CanbyProud of our students! The following students received the award for January and February

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

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