Eagle Update

Archer Glen Elementary | November 4, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 9 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

Friday 11 | Veteran's Day Holiday

Wednesday 16 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

Monday 21 - Friday 25 | Thanksgiving Break

Monday 28 | Elks Food Drive Begins

Wednesday 30 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm


DECEMBER

Monday 5 | Teacher Workday

Picture Day was Amazing!


If you have not already ordered school pictures there is still time.

The most efficient and cost-friendly way to order is to visit mydorian.com, search for your school, click the green Order button that corresponds with your school picture day and place your order. This option is available for up to four (4) days after picture day.

Once all of the images have been processed. Any student that has not ordered will receive an email with a unique access code and instructions to preview their image and place an order. All orders placed using the unique access code will be shipped directly to the student’s home.

Did you miss picture day or want to retake your picture?

Find your school’s retake day date and order information on mydorian.com by searching for your school. A student wishing to have their picture retaken should bring their original package back to school and return it to the photographer on retake picture day.

Digital downloads are delivered based on how you ordered.

If you ordered an image download online, you will receive an email with access to your image once it is ready. If you ordered with an envelope, you will receive your download instructions when packages are distributed at the school.

AG Food Drive for Elks Holiday Food Baskets

Archer Glen has the opportunity to support the Sherwood Elks Lodge Holiday Food Basket Drive during the weeks of November 28th - December 9th. The food baskets will be delivered to families on December 17th. Our PAC will be running this event at the school.


Items can be brought to the classrooms or deposited in the lobby each day starting on Monday, Nov. 28th. PAC volunteers will be collecting the items and boxing them for pick up from the Elks Lodge on December 9th.

Focus on Attendance: Every Day Matters!

Sherwood School Districts’s chronic absenteeism rate has more than doubled since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chronic absence (missing 10% or more of school) is an early warning sign that students are at risk of not reading proficiently by the end of third grade, struggling academically in middle school and dropping out of high school.


Getting back into the habit of daily attendance matters more than ever. As a district, we are committed to partnering with families to reduce chronic absenteeism. One step we will be taking is early communication to families notifying them of attendance concerns. If a student has missed more than 10% of the school year, the school will be reaching out to parents/guardians either with a phone call or a letter. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect with their peers and teachers.


Thank you for partnering with us to support your child to thrive and succeed in school through regular attendance. For tips on how to help your child build healthy attendance habits, see this helpful handout .

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Budget Update

On October 12, 2022, the Board of Directors received a presentation by Sherwood School District leadership on the financial status of the District in the 2022-23 school year, announcing that the District is facing a current budget deficit that will result in necessary reductions in the amount of $2.2 million in the current school year, as well as additional reductions in 2023-24 and beyond.


For additional details on this topic, please visit the District's Budget Update 2022-23 webpage.

Sherwood Early Learning

Hello Sherwood Community,


We still have a limited number of spots available in our Preschool Programs here at the Sherwood School District. Our inclusive Pre-Kindergarten programs have the goal of offering high-quality early learning education that promotes social-emotional learning and academic skills students need to be successful in school and beyond. Our current programs are inclusive, providing rich early learning opportunities for typically developing children and children with developmental delays and disabilities. This is a tuition-based program, with financial assistance available for families who qualify.


To learn more you can check us out at https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-and-learning/early-learning-information/


Contact Alyssa Thompson- Early Learning and Family Resource Coordinator for registration info atompson@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5087.

Special Education Parent Partnership

The Student Services Department invites parents to join Sherwood School District's monthly Special Education Parent Partnership meetings. These meetings provide an opportunity to build relationships, learn more about special education, and network with professionals and parents who have a passion for supporting students with disabilities. If you would like to join the Student Services Parent Partnership, please click here.

School Crossing Regulations

Make sure you STOP and REMAIN STOPPED, in school zone crosswalks, as directed by crossing guards. Do not pull through a crosswalk until the crossing guard is safely on the sidewalk.

Volunteering

All Volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.


Classroom Volunteers are coordinated directly through the classroom teacher. Classroom volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception. Reach out to your child's teacher to learn about volunteering in the classroom.


School Wide Volunteers, such as for school wide special events and programs, are coordinated through the HelpCounter app. To use the HelpCounter app, please follow these steps:


  • Step 1 Submit your a) background check and b) proof of vaccination or exception.
  • Step 2 Contact Lyndsey Brewer at volunteer@archerglenpac.org to make sure that your background check and vaccination information has been cleared. This generally takes two weeks to clear.
  • Step 3 Download the HelpCounter App onto your phone
  • Step 4 Create an account using the same email that you shared with the PAC coordinator
  • Step 5 Set your volunteer preferences and sign up for volunteer opportunities at Archer Glen


Any questions about school-wide volunteer opportunities can be directed to Lyndsey Brewer, PAC Volunteer, at volunteer@archerglenpac.org

Sherwood Education Foundation's "Clicking 4 Kids" Campaign

November 9th kicks off the Sherwood Education Foundation’s annual, “Clicking 4 Kids” fundraising campaign. Please consider donating and helping us enrich and enhance the quality of education for all Sherwood School District students. For more information, please click the flyer below. To learn more about the Foundation, please visit www.sherwoodeducationfoundation.org.

Community-Based Events and Announcements

The Sherwood School District has a Community-Based webpage on the Sherwood School District website with information and links for all Sherwood area sports and events. Please click on Community for a direct link to the webpage.

Early Release Wednesday

Reminder: The first early release of the school year is next Wednesday, September 14. Students will be dismissed one hour early @ 1:15 PM. Every Wednesday will be an early release. See the District Calendar for a complete list of early release dates and other important dates.

Archer Glen PAC

Get connected with the Archer Glen Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)! Use the QR codes below to see upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved and be connected.