Sherwood Schools: District Updates

Announcements and information from the SSD District Office

October 10, 2019

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Important Dates:

  • October 11 - Statewide Inservice Day - No School
  • October 15 - Fall Community Forum (see below for additional information)
  • October 16 - Early Release Day
  • October 21 - Conference Day, Grades 9-12
  • October 24 & 25 - Conference Days, Grades PK-8
  • October 30 - Early Release Day
  • October 30 - SSD Board of Directors - Special Work Session
  • November 11 - Veterans Day Holiday - No School
  • November 13 - Early Release Day
  • November 13 - SSD Board of Directors - Work Session and Regular Meeting
  • November 22 - End of Trimester 1

Fall Community Forum - October 15

Please plan to join us for our next Community Forum, happening October 15, 5:30-7:30pm at the Laurel Ridge Middle School Cafeteria. Topics to be presented include updates on our 2016 Capital Improvement Bond projects, our district's exploration of potential changes to school start times, and an overview of HB 3427 (the Student Success Act) - including an opportunity to provide feedback on our district's investment of this new funding source.

Great Oregon ShakeOut

Next week, students at all of our schools will participate in the “Great Oregon ShakeOut” earthquake drill, happening on Thursday, October 17th at 10:17 a.m. This drill is an opportunity for our students and staff to practice earthquake safety by learning how to quickly respond within the school environment.

For more information, please visit the “ShakeOut” web page, which provides valuable resources for students, staff and parents.

Elementary Boundary Adjustment Process

Sherwood School District has begun a process to adjust our elementary school boundaries for the 2020-2021 school year. The opening of the new high school, which will be followed by the shifting of school buildings through our Transformations projects, will create a need to adjust boundaries to ensure that enrollment is balanced across the District, while also accounting for capacity needed for future enrollment growth.

An eight person committee, made up of two parents from each elementary school, has begun meeting to look at potential adjustments. The committee will be holding public forums to solicit community feedback on November 4 and December 16. A recommendation will be made to the school board in January.

For more information, please visit the Boundary Adjustment Website at:

Latino Family Community Forum

Our first Latino Family Community Forum of the 2019-20 school year will take place on Tuesday, October 22. Please click flyer below for more info.

Budget Committee Vacancies - Applications Due November 8, 2019

The SSD Board of Directors is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill two vacancies on the Sherwood School District Budget Committee.

Budget Committee positions #3 and #5 are open due to the expiration of the terms of Derek Olson and Mike Babjak. These positions have three-year terms, which will expire on June 30, 2022. Applications from interested parties must be turned in by November 8, 2019, in order to be considered. The Board intends to appoint the new members at its regular meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, December 11, 2019.

The Budget Committee plays a vital role in assisting the District and the community in reviewing the proposed budget each year before the proposal is presented to the Board for adoption.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., November 8, 2019.

To learn more or apply, please print and complete the application, found here.

Free and Reduced Meal Program

If your family is currently receiving benefits from the free and reduced meal program, please submit a new application before October 14, 2019, in order to continue these benefits for the 2019-20 school year. If we have not received your new application by October 14, 2019, these benefits will be discontinued for your student until the application is submitted.

Students not on the FARM program will need to have funds available in their account to cover the cost of their meals. Here is a link to our online program -- PayForIt.Net -- where you can add funds to your student’s lunch account:

If you are interested in applying for the free and reduced meal program, there are three ways to apply:

  1. Visit the ODE website:

  2. Visit the Sherwood School District website, under the Nutrition Services page, at:

  3. Stop by any school office to pick up a paper copy of the application

If you should have any questions regarding the Free and Reduced Meal program, please contact Kelly Rood at or 503-825-5027.

Translation Services

If you need translation services please contact 503-825-5480

إذا كنتم بحاجة إلى خدمات الترجمة للغة العربية ، فالرجاء ترك بريد صوتي على الرقم 6486-825-503 وسنعاود الاتصال بك لاحقاً.


Kung kailangan ninyo ng tagapagsalin sa wikang Filipino, magiwan lang po kayo ng mensahe sa 503-825-6483 at sasagutin namin ang inyong tawag.

만약에 한국어 통역 서비스가 필요하시다면, 503-825-6482로 전화하셔서 메세지를 남겨 주시면 저희가 전화를 드리겠습니다.

اگرشما به مترجم زبان فارسی احتیاج دارید، لطفا با شماره تلفن ۶۴۸۵-۸۲۵-۵۰۳ با ما تماس بگیرید، یک پیام بگذارید و ما با شما تماس خواهیم گرفت.

Если вам нужны услуги по переводу на русский язык, оставьте голосовое сообщение по номеру телефона 503-825-6487, и мы вам перезвоним.

Si usted necesita servicios de interpretación en Español, por favor deje un mensaje de voz al 503-825-6480 y le regresaremos la llamada..

Nếu quý vị cần dịch vụ thông dịch cho người Việt, xin vui lòng để lại thư thoại tại số 503-825-6481 và chúng tôi sẽ gọi lại cho quý vị.

Job Openings - Sherwood School District

There are always part-time jobs, coaching positions and substituting opportunities (both for licensed teachers - and also support staff areas) here at Sherwood School District. Click here for current job postings.