Estacada HS Newsletter

October 8, 2019

PowerSchool Gradebook

PowerSchool is live for parents to view the gradebook. The gradebook opened up for teachers to begin adding grades last week so assignments/assessments are just being added. Our new gradebook will show how your student is doing regarding each of the standards for the class. A single assignment can actually address multiple standards and therefore have more than one grade associated with a single assignment.

If you need to gain access to PowerSchool, please call the school office at 503-630-8515.

Change of Notice for Afternoon Pickup of Students

In an effort to improve bus transportation safety and efficiency, we have changed where our buses will be picking up and dropping off students at EHS. Because of this change, we request that all families now drop off and pick up their students in front of the choir/band rooms. This change is effective immediately. All other areas in front of the high school will be reserved for bus loading and unloading. Thank you for your attention to this adjustment.

Upcoming College Visitations to EHS

Willamette University Visit

Thursday, October 3, 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Southern Oregon University Visit

Friday, October 25, 10:00am – 11:00am

The University of Oregon

Thursday, October 31, 11:00am –12:00pm

Elementary Evacuation & Reunification Drill

Thursday, October 10, the elementary school will conduct an evacuation and reunification drill. This has been communicated with the parents and guardians of our elementary students. The middle and high schools will not be involved in this drill.

Homework Club Transportation Cancelled for Thursday

With the evacuation and reunification drill taking place for the elementary schools on Thursday, there will be no transportation for after school Homework Club. Teachers will still be available for help after school, but students must find their own ride home.

State Testing for Math and English Opt Out

October 8, 2019

Dear Parent/Guardian,

With the 2019-20 school year well underway, I wanted to take a moment to provide important information about this year’s statewide assessment tests.

Each spring, 11th-grade students at Estacada High School, and around Oregon, take state tests in English Language Arts and Math, called Smarter Balanced. The tests moved away from previous fill-in-the-bubble exams that focused on rote memorization to a format that asks students to explain their reasoning and write out their answers. These new tests measure more complex, real-world skills such as critical thinking, writing, and problem-solving so that your child can successfully transition from grade to grade and be prepared for his or her next steps after high school.

Estacada High School will administer math and English language arts Smarter Balanced tests in the Spring of 2020. The tests are not timed so your child can take as long as he or she needs to fully demonstrate what he or she knows and can do.

We know that an end-of-the-year test cannot possibly tell us everything about your child’s academic progress. However, the results do act as a snapshot of your child’s strengths and areas for improvement and can be used as a way to ensure he or she is getting the support he or she needs. Additionally, the tests can serve as a graduation requirement for students and help the Estacada School District’s efforts to equitably distribute resources and support student learning. When fewer students take the test, we are left with an incomplete and inaccurate picture of how our students are performing, and this limits our ability to address issues, better serve students, and continue to improve our educational system.

If you would like more information about the tests or would like to inquire about submitting a form to opt your child out of testing for the 2019-20 school year, please stop by the main office at Estacada High School. The form is also posted online on the Oregon Department of Education’s website at Should you wish to opt your child out, please submit this form to the main office on or before March 1, 2020. You can read more about your rights to opt-out at

Estacada High School is deeply committed to ensuring each and every student in our school system has the support he or she needs to achieve at high levels and graduate prepared for his or her next steps.


Bill Blevins

Principal, Estacada High School

Need Homework Help?

For students who would like some extra help or just a place to do homework, we have after school tutoring. Bussing home is available but students need to sign up by lunchtime of that day to secure a ride.

Tuesdays 3:30 - 4:30

Math w/ Ms. Patino

English w/ Ms. Treanor

General help w/ Ms. Jones

Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:30

General help w/ Ms. Jones

Thursdays 3:30 - 4:30

Math w/ Ms. Patino

Science w/ Mr. Kirchoffer

Class of 2020

Graduation Schedule

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Senior Final Exams Day 1

Friday, May 29, 2020

Senior Final Exams Day 2

Last Day for senior students :)

Monday, June 1st - Wednesday, June 3rd

No school for seniors

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

6:30pm - Baccalaureate (Estacada First Baptist Church)

Thursday, June 4, 2020

12:30pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice

Followed by - Microphone check for salutatorian and valedictorian

Friday, June 5, 2020

8:30am - 9:30am Senior Breakfast sponsored by the booster club

9:30am - 10:00am Graduation caps and gowns handed out

10:00am - 11:00am Senior Awards Assembly

11:15am - Graduation walk through district buildings (CRE, CO, EMS, RME)

Saturday, June 6, 2020

6:00pm - Graduates meet in EHS main gym

6:45pm - Graduates depart main gym to stadium

7:00pm - Commencement Ceremony

Estacada High School Athletics Calendar

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Estacada High School Activities Calendar

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