Principal's Update

March 10, 2023

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Upcoming Dates

The Updated District calendar can be found here.

Saturday & Sunday 11 & 12 | Bottle Drop Weekend

Sunday 12 | Daylight Savings Time, Spring Forward 1 hour

Monday 13 | Teacher Work Day - No School

Wednesday 15 @ 1:15 | Early Release

Thursday 16 @ 5-7 | Math Night

Wednesday 22 @ 1:15 | Early Release

Friday 24 | SSD Furlough Day - No School

Monday-Friday 27-31 | Spring Break - No School

Math Night Make-Up Date

We are excited to let you know that Math Night will now take place on Thursday, March 16th from 5-7pm. This is a fun night for the entire family….there will be pizza, games, estimation jars, Mathnasium, and more. Classrooms will be open for students to share familiar math games and activities. Please join us!

Dual Language Immersion

The Sherwood School District is excited to continue our Spanish/English Dual Language Immersion Program in the Fall of 2023. We will be in our fourth year of the program having a class in 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and an incoming Kindergarten class for the Fall of 2023 . A Dual Language Immersion Program has the goal of promoting bilingualism, bi-literacy, and socio-cultural competence.

Applications are now open for a new DLI Kindergarten class, with a balance of Native English and Spanish speakers. There may be few slots open in our first grade class as well. If you applied last year, you will remain on the waiting list and do not need to re-apply.

Please click HERE for information and the DLI application.

School News

  • Last weekend Hawks View had a chess team at the district tournament. The players did fantastic and we would like to congratulate the entire team on a job well done! We would also like to congratulate Tanner Cortelyou and Calvin Weckerly who qualified to move on to the state tournament! Way to go everyone!

  • Our winning OBOB team “Fiction Addiction” will be competing Saturday, March 11th at the OBOB Regionals. Have a great time and good luck to them!

  • This week, March 6-10, was National School breakfast Week. Our Nutrition Services Department hosted a raffle contest for a Pac-Man Pocket Player (furnished by our partners at Dominos Pizza). Each time a student received a school breakfast this week, they received a raffle ticket. And the winning raffle ticket winner is Matthew in Mrs. Cortelyou's class. Congratulations Matthew!

PAC News

PAC Elections - We need YOU! Please consider serving the Hawks View Elementary students and staff by running for a PAC board position or volunteering for a committee. Most positions can be shared and the time commitments vary. Please visit our website or email for more information. The nomination form can be found here! It's fun AND a great way to stay informed and create relationships with staff and parents in the community.

Hawks View Apparel - Need some spirit gear? Visit our online store to order!

Chess Club - Thanks to all the students who have participated in Chess Club this year! And a BIG thank you to the volunteers who have come to help supervise and educate the students about chess; you are appreciated! Next week 3/16 is the LAST DAY for Chess Club this year.

Shirts Needed for Art Lit - We are onto the last of three lessons for Art Lit this school year. It will be a fun lesson, but a bit messier than the last two. That is why we are asking for donations of shirts that are no longer needed by you to become smocks for our students. Need: Youth M to Adult M shirts, short or long sleeve. Please drop them off in the office by next Friday 3/17. Email with questions.

State Testing

Oregon's Statewide Assessments in science, mathematics, and English language arts will begin in April for students in grades 3-8. Scheduled testing will take place during the school day. For additional information on the State Assessments from the Oregon Department of Education, please review the following link.

While no single test can give a complete picture of your child’s progress, statewide tests provide information to students and families, as well as to educators and administrators about what educational approaches are working and where additional resources are needed. Your child’s participation is important to ensure schools and districts receive the targeted resources they need to help all students succeed. Districts are rated on their participation levels as well as student performance on this exam.

Oregon law (ORS 329.479) permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting a form to the school the student attends. If you decide to opt your child out of the math and/or ELA state assessments, please submit the following form to your child’s teacher or the front office by April 7, 2023 to best support our school with planning.

Community-Based Events and Announcements

Sports and enrichment activities in our community can be found on our District website, under the Resources tab, and then Community-Bases Events and Announcements.

For information about admission to this year's athletic events at Sherwood High School, please visit the District website here.