SMS Weekly Update

April 25th - April 29th

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SMS Phone Numbers

Main Office: 503-825-5500
Fax: 503-825-5501
Attendance: 503-825-5510

SMS Attendance Email

Weekly Calendar:

April 25 - 29:

April 25 – B Day

April 26 – A Day

April 27 – B Day: White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

April 28 – A Day: OHSU Covid Testing Drop Off Day

April 29 – Wellness Day – No School

Upcoming Events

May 2 – Math SBAC Testing begins

May 3 - Talent Show Auditions

May 4 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

May 9 – 8th Grade Science State Testing Begins

May 9 – 6th graders at Outdoor School Day Damp

May 10 – 6th graders at Outdoor School Day Camp

May 11 - White Schedule, 1-Hour Early Release

May 11 – District Board Meeting, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m., District Office

May 16 - ELA SBAC Testing Begins

May 17 - Talent Show Auditions

May 18 - Talent Show Auditions

May 19 - Talent Show Auditions

Information for Parents

6th Grade Outdoor School Permission Slips Due Today: SMS 6th grade students will attend Outdoor School on May 9th and 10th. Although NWRESD is not offering overnight experiences this year, students will spend two days at campgrounds and parks participating in hands-on science activities led by Outdoor School staff, with the support of our regular SMS staff members. Permission forms were sent out this week and are due back today, Friday, April 22nd.

Information Sheet and Lunch Count (English) (Spanish)

Support for Hawks View Used Book Drive: In order to promote literacy and increase access to books, the Hawks View PAC is collecting donated books for student readers. They are particularly in need of chapter books for older readers. If you would like to donate new or used books, SMS will be collecting donations in the Media Center until May 20th.

Opt Out Form for State Testing: As in the past, parents will have the opportunity to opt their student(s) out of Math and Language Arts testing by returning the completed Opt-Out Form to Allison Kopp prior to the start of testing. Eighth grade parents who would like to opt their student out of Science testing must send or email a letter requesting their student not test for religious reasons.

OHSU COVID Testing Drop Off Date Change: Due to the Wellness Day and no school on Friday, April 29th, the drop off date for samples for those students participating in the OHSU Testing program has changed to Thursday, April 28th.

For OHSU Testing Program supplies please email

Yearbook: Leadership students are planning a yearbook signing opportunity in June, once the yearbooks have arrived. If you would like to order a customized yearbook, you have until May 15th to do so and receive free shipping to SMS. Customized yearbooks may still be ordered anytime after May 15th however, the cost will include a $5.95 shipping charge to your address.

Prior Week's Information

PSO Fundraiser

The SMS PSO is holding “The Greatest School Fundraiser Ever!” In lieu of sending students home with the task of selling something door to door, collecting money or delivering goods, please consider helping support the SMS PSO with your donation and help us to continue to support our students and staff. Please click here for more information.

SBAC Testing is coming. Students will be using Chromebooks for SBAC Testing. Please remind your student(s) to come to school with a charged Chromebook each day.

  • May 2-6: Math

  • May 9-13: 8th Grade Science

  • May 16-27 ELA Testing - A portion of the testing during the week includes using headphones or earbuds. Your student may bring his or her own wired headphones for this section of the test. Wireless headphones and earbuds are not allowed.

SMS Talent Show: The SMS Leadership will be hosting the SMS Talent Show on Friday, June 3rd. Auditions have been rescheduled for May 17th-19th starting at 3:30 p.m. in the SMS Performing Arts Center. Performances must be 3-4 minutes or less. Group acts may not include more than 10 people. Talent Show Audition Sign-Up Acts must be school appropriate and may not be changed after auditions.

Outdoor School: 6th grade students will have the opportunity to attend NWRESD’s Outdoor Science School on May 9 and May 10. This year, the experience will consist of two field trips during the school day, one to Trickle Creek Campground and one to either Rood Bridge Park or Champoeg State Park. More information on this, including permission slips, will be provided to students in 6th grade Flight Time classes soon. If you have a 6th grade student, please keep an eye out for Outdoor School specific emails in your inbox in the coming weeks.

High School Activities Available for Outgoing 8th Graders

Bowmen Cheer Tryouts: Tryout Clinics are May 3, 4, & 5 and Tryouts are May 10 and 11 for those students who are interested. Complete this interest form and additional information and a Tryout Packet will be emailed to you. We look forward to seeing you. Go Bowmen!

Bowmen Cheer Tryout Interest Form

Arrows Dance Team Tryouts Time Change: Tryouts will be held May 18th & 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the SHS Main gym. If you would like to be a part of a competitive dance program, and also dance for your school community, come join us! Click here to register by May 15th.

SHS Snowboard Team: Now is the time to buy your Meadows season pass if you are thinking about the Sherwood Snowboard Club for next year. Go to SKIHOOD.COM to purchase your pass before May 31.

  • 14 year old $259 + $130 = $389 (Value pass with all access)

  • 15-24 year old $349 + $180 = $539 (Value pass with all access)

SHS Equestrian Team Fall Recruitment: SHS is recruiting new athletes for the 2022-23 season. Any skill level is welcome to join the team. You must have consistent access to a horse and reliable mode of transportation for your horse. Everything else you can learn as you go! Please contact Paula Brown at for more information.

Yearbook Information

Yearbook Photos: Click here to upload photos into the TreeRing shared folders.

Yearbook: Yearbooks may be purchased until May. The cost is $25 and varies with personalization options. Go to The SMS passcode is 101612219220699

Community Information

Click here for information regarding activities in the area.