SMS Weekly Update

November 18, 2022

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Dear Archers,

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The inspiration found within our building on any given school day is abundant. Here at SMS, we are incredibly thankful for our students, their families, and our staff members, who all have a great impact on our community. We wish you a restful week and look forward to welcoming you back on the 28th!

Upcoming Events

November 21-25

  • Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

November 30

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

December 2

  • End of Trimester 1

  • Special Schedule - Sparrow Assembly

December 5

  • Teacher Workday, NO SCHOOL

December 7

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

December 8

  • Flag Football - Student vs. Staff

December 14

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

December 19 - January 2

  • Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

January 3

  • Professional Development Day, NO SCHOOL

January 4
  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

Additional events may be viewed on the Sherwood Middle School Calendar.

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Furlough Days/Updated 2022-23 District Calendar

The SSD School Board approved the three proposed furlough dates of March 24, June 15, and June 16, along with other calendar adjustments related to these dates. The updated 2022-23 calendar can be found here. For additional information about these changes or other information from last night's budget update to the Board, please visit the District website here.

Dates Impacted by Calendar Changes:

** No School on 3/24/23

** No Spring Conferences

** No pm conferences on 4/13/23

** Normal School Day on 4/14/23

* Last Day of School for current 8th graders is 6/12/23 (It was 6/14/23)

* Last Day for current 6th and 7th graders is 6/13/23 (It was 6/15/23)

* 8th grade promotion is 6/13/23 (It was 6/15/23)


Drop Off and Dismissal Reminders

We have been so pleased with the changes made to student drop-off and pick-up this year, with the goal of easing congestion and increasing safety. In order to keep the flow of traffic moving during drop off and dismissal, please continue to follow the traffic pattern and do not pull into loading or unloading zones. In addition, please encourage your bus riding students to get to the buses early. The buses will not be stopping for students who are not on them once they have begun to pull away. Keeping our students safe is always a priority and predictable traffic patterns will help to ensure their safety. Thank you for your cooperation and partnership in making for a smooth drop-off and dismissal.

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Transportation Department Updates

  • Snow Routes are posted on our Transportation Department page and can be found here. When Snow Routes are activated, service will be limited on all routes except for 1, 8, 9, 12, 14, and 18, which will not be affected. For all other routes, please review if your stop will be impacted during an inclement weather event.

  • After Thanksgiving break, rural routes will service all grade levels together in order to improve the arrival time to our secondary schools. All route changes will be reflected in the Ride 360 app on Tuesday, November 22nd and will take effect on Monday, November 28th. Regardless of whether or not you live in a rural area, check the Ride 360 app because your bus stop time may change. If you do not have the Ride 360 app, you can find directions on how to install the app and register your student(s) at the link below. You will need your student(s) ID number(s) and the birthdate(s) must be entered in the following format MM/DD/YYYY.



ParentVue is a tool that allows you to see your student’s grades and assignments for each class as they are updated in their teachers’ online gradebook. You can download the ParentVue app to your phone or tablet or access it through any web browser.

To access your account, follow these steps:

  • On the Sherwood School District website, go to the Resources tab at the top

  • Scroll down to Parent Account Logins

  • Click on “I am a parent”

  • Click the yellow “Activate Account” logo

  • Read through the privacy statement and then enter your first and last name

  • If you have not received an activation code, you can contact the school’s front office* and we can provide you with one.

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It is important to remember that your student’s grades will look different in classes that are using standards-based grading, but all teacher’s grades are a reflection of work they have collected from your student throughout the trimester.

*Front office contacts for activation code: (503)825-5500 or


PSO Apparel Sale - Ends Tonight at Midnight!

A portion of the proceeds go to the school.

If purchasing as a gift, please email to arrange alternative pick-up.


SHS Athletic Booster Club

Save the Date! November 29th #GivingTuesday is quickly approaching, and the SHS Athletic Booster Club has an exciting NEW way to ensure your donation goes directly to your favorite Bowmen sport team(s). That’s right, YOU decide what Bowmen sport team YOU want your donation to go towards and we’ll ensure they receive it.

Please help us fuel the tradition on this upcoming Giving Tuesday and make a meaningful cash donation that our student athletes will benefit from your generous donation. Donations can be made at:

Thank you and Go Bowmen!


2022-2023 SMS Sparrow

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Sherwood Middle School will be welcoming our 2022-2023 SMS Sparrow, Cooper the morning of Friday, December 2nd in a whole school assembly. Cooper is 4 years old, loves Batman, Dinosaurs, Cars, and Legos. In June 2022, Cooper received the diagnosis of B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia after suffering from fevers and leg pain. Sherwood Middle School Archers are excited to complete sponsored community service hours. Students, you can show your support for Cooper by wearing t-shirts with Batman, Dinosaurs, and Cars on Friday, December 2nd! Sparrow Club will take place once monthly during FlexTime and once monthly after school. Students can pick up permission slips in the front office and complete the service vouchers by clicking this link.


Sherwood Middle School Food Drive

December 6th – December 15th

All supplies will be donated to Sherwood Elks.

Non perishable items only. No items that need refrigeration.

No glass. No items that are already open. No expired items.

Want to earn a Doughnut Party?!

Bring in donation items each day to add points to your 6th period CLASS total!

All supplies are accepted every day. 1 point per item unless it is a daily special.

Each day has an assigned specific item and if you bring in that specific type of item on the assigned day, you earn your 6th period CLASS extra points!

Let’s do what we can to support our community!

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Student Event Planners Update:

Staff vs. Student Football Game

Rescheduled for the afternoon of Thursday December 8th (special schedule)

  • All students will have an opportunity to watch the game
  • If attending the game, please dress in layers that day to ensure you are warm when viewing the game!

Winter Movie Night

  • Coming in January
  • Pre-purchase of tickets and food starting in December
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It’s Immunization Review Time:

The first round of notices have gone out to families this week, and additional notices will be sent over the next few months. Below are important dates to keep in mind as we go through this process:

1/11/23 The first report is due to the County.

2/1/23 Exclusion letters from the state will be mailed to students who are still out of compliance.

2/15/23 Exclusion Day - All students out of compliance are not able to attend school until their required Immunizations are up to date or the exemptions have been completed.

Medical and nonmedical exemptions are also allowed.

  • To request a medical exemption from vaccine requirements, submit a signed statement from your child's physician.
  • To request a nonmedical exemption from vaccine requirements, you must do one of the following: (1) Talk to your healthcare provider and get a signed Vaccine Education Certificate, fill out the nonmedical exemption section of the Certificate of Immunization Status, and turn in both forms to your child's school; or (2) Watch the Vaccine Education Module for parents at: and print out the Vaccine Education Certificate at the end of the module, fill out the nonmedical exemption section of the Certificate of Immunization Status, and turn in both forms to your child's school.


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Thank you for reading. Enjoy your holiday!

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