Canby High School Family Newsletter

For the Week of March 3rd through 9th, 2022

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Canby High School Students and Families!

We are in the last “regular” week of school before Winter finals next week. Students, now is the time to get those assignments in and prepare for exams! Please see the finals schedule in the “Academics” section below. Also, forecasting for next year’s classes wraps up today. If students are having challenges, please talk with your counselor.

As the Winter sports season finishes up, our CHS athletes continue to be busy! Ethan Ensrud and Ty Ewers placed 3rd in the state wrestling tournament. Lexli Lopez Zuriage placed 6th in state for girls. Congratulations to our wrestlers and the team on a great season!

On February 19 the Cougar Dance Team competed at the Mt. Hood and Friends competition at Parkrose HS. They earned 1st place out of 9 show teams, and earned the highest score of the day at the competition! Three dancers placed in the top 10 novice drill down - congrats Gracelyn, Patricia, and Zoie! This Saturday the Cougars will compete at David Douglas H.S. The team invites the community to their free Friends and Family Night on Wednesday, March 16th at Canby High School - this is your chance to see their state routine "Listen", celebrate the seniors, and send the team off to the State Championships!

As for basketball, our boys battled in a tough first round playoff game at Lincoln HS last night and lost in the end 52-57. Regardless, it was a great season for the team….And tonight, our girls take on #2 Jesuit in Portland at 7pm. Let’s wish them luck!

In activities, our Concert Choir competed at Oregon State yesterday and qualified for state. Congratulations to our singers! Also, our equestrian team competes again in a regional meet this weekend. Good luck OHSET!

Finally, next week is Classified Staff Appreciation Week. The work of this group of dedicated educators is essential to supporting our students and helping CHS be successful. We appreciate their tireless efforts and positive contributions!

Stay healthy and strong, Canby!

Go Cougars!

Greg Dinse



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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, 3/2: Girls Basketball PLAYOFFS AWAY

Wednesday, 3/9: Finals Schedule - Advisory, Periods 2 & 4

Thursday, 3/10: Finals Schedule - Periods 1, 3, & 5; Spring Sports Player/Parent Night on Zoom

Friday, 3/11: No School, Grade Day

Friday, 3/18: No School

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


2nd Trimester Finals’ Schedule:

Wednesday, March 9th



Finals prep - get help from teachers (see above)


9:40 - 10:00

Per. 2

10:05 - 12:05

Final for 2nd period


12:05 - 12:35

Per. 4

12:40 - 2:40

Final for 4th period

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

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:

Activities and Arts

The College and Career Center is hosting a week long of Industry Chats, per below:

  • Thursday March 3rd @ 9:15am, The Trades (Electrical, Welding, Cosmetology)

  • Thursday March 3rd @ 12:30pm, Education Industry

  • Friday March 4th @ 9:15am, Computer Science

  • Friday March 4th @ 12:30pm, Military (Marines, Army, Navy, Air Force)

Students can come to the College & Career Center and sign up for any Industry Chat they are interested in. Chats will be held in the OMNI Room, ATC.

Outdoor School: Our elementary schools are restarting Outdoor School and they need counselors! The first session will be April 4-6 for Knight Elementary. Seniors, for those interested in being camp counselors, there will be an informational meeting in Room 1 of the 4th Street Center on Friday at lunch. (There will be more sessions in May. Look for more information after Spring break.)


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. Look for an email in the upcoming days with a link to the meeting.

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 2/14/22 Elizabeth Dula - Dance and Kendall Thomas - Cheer

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

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