Sherwood Schools: District Updates
December 17, 2021
COVID Case Response During Winter Break
With both school offices and our Health Services Department closed during Winter Break, contact tracing of student COVID-19 cases will not occur December 20-31 while students are out of school. If your child receives a positive test result or develops illness symptoms during the break, please contact your child’s school on Monday, January 3 for assistance.
Inclement Weather Communications
With the change of the seasons -- and the weather -- it is the time of year when we begin to review our methods of communicating with families and staff about inclement weather conditions.
When inclement weather impacts the school schedule -- either as a delayed start time, or a full-day closure -- there are a number of ways in which we will communicate that information. These include:
Texts and email alerts via School Messenger -- this is the same system from which you receive school and district newsletters
FlashAlert -- free subscription service that alerts subscribers via text or cell phone app notifications
District and school webpages -- these alerts appear as red or green banners at the top of our webpages
Social media -- closure information will be posted to the District’s Facebook and Twitter accounts
For those families and staff members using Flash Alert, it is recommended that users check their phone app for possible updates, as well as confirm their current messaging subscriptions in the Flash Alert system. To sign up for a new Flash Alert account or to manage current subscriptions, please visit https://www.flashalert.net/login.
For families of students utilizing our school buses for transportation, changes to bus routes will also be announced via our Ride360 app (visit https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/transportation/bus-route-schedule/parent-app/ for more information on this app). Current snow routes information can be viewed at https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/transportation/bus-route-schedule/snow-routes/
Supporting Students with Dyslexia
Dyslexia is a language-based learning difference that impacts an individual’s language and reading skills. According to the International Dyslexia Association, as many as 15-20% of the population in the United States are impacted by symptoms of dyslexia.
The Sherwood School District is committed to eliminating predictable disparities in achievement while ensuring positive student outcomes for all students. As part of this commitment, the District has a number of supports in place to identify and assist students who may exhibit signs of dyslexia, including;
All Kindergarten and First Grade students are screened each school year using a universal screener backed by the International Dyslexia Association to assure early intervention
Each of our elementary schools have staff members who have completed specialized training in the area of dyslexia, focused upon understanding and recognizing dyslexia while using evidence-based practices to teach the foundational skills of language and reading
As a district, we take pride in our commitment to address the unique learning needs of each and every student.
Play Smart Youth Heart Screenings
Providence Heart Institute’s Play Smart youth heart screenings will resume starting January 12, by appointment. Screenings are free for all youth ages 12-18 and are currently conducted at the Providence St. Vincent Medical Center campus. Learn more and access the online appointment scheduler by visiting: PlaySmartGetScreened.org
COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
Sherwood School District will be partnering with Providence Health and Services to host a voluntary COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children ages 5 to 11 years old. For those children who received their first dose at the November clinic, the upcoming clinic would provide their 2nd dose. Sign up is required (see links below). Remaining space is limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The vaccination clinic will be held at the District Office. Please park in the lot near the tennis courts (between District Office and Hawks View Elementary) and follow the signage to the exterior entrance.
Date: Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Time: 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Location: Sherwood School District, 21920 SW Sherwood Blvd
Click here to reserve your spot
COVID-19 vaccination at Sherwood School District is optional, and parents/guardians must be present for their children to get vaccinated. There will be no cost to you for this vaccine.
To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines, how to prepare your child for vaccination, and what to expect after vaccination -- including information on potential vaccination side effects -- please visit the following websites: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/prepare-for-vaccination.html and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/expect/after.html/.
The Sherwood School District is hiring! Some of our best employees have come from our parent volunteer ranks -- if you’ve volunteered in the past or are looking to be involved in the Sherwood community, please consider applying for one of our many open positions. Many of our current open positions offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision insurance, in addition to retirement benefits. Apply online at https://sherwood.tedk12.com/hire/Index.aspx