In the past few weeks, our staff have noticed an increase in students not arriving to class on time. It is important for all students to be in the room and seated at the start of class so that the teacher can begin class on time and maximize the time spent learning.

This week we implemented a no-tardy policy. We put hall monitors in each of the hallways and had teachers shut their doors at the beginning of class. Students who were not in the classroom when the bell rang went to the hall monitors to receive a slip to admit them to class. We have been tracking this data and have noticed a remarkable improvement in students being late to class. We are on day three of our new system and already we have reduced lateness to class to almost nothing. Below is the procedure.

Hallway Sweep Procedure

1st tardy = Warning

2nd tardy = Speak with student / possibly parent contact

3rd tardy = Lunch detention (students get their lunch and go to a designated room to sit quietly and work on school work during lunch and break)

Fall Conferences: Student/Parent

Thank you to the students and families who were able to attend conferences. Being partners in your child’s education is one of the best gifts we can give them. This year 380 of our families were able to attend student led conferences and, in addition, teachers held over 600 individual conferences. Again we thank you for your partnership and continued support of your child(ren)’s education.

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Does your student need tutoring?

The Canby Center offers tutoring options for Canby students. If you are interested, contact Linda Rasor at lindar@thecanbycenter.org or 503.266.2920.

NEW CANBY AREA Bus Transportation

Did you know that there is a FREE Canby Loop bus? Students can ride the bus to school for FREE. There are many stops. Here are a few streets where there are stops: 13th, Territorial, and Township. Please use the attached link for more information and bus stops and times.

Attendance/Sick Students/Appointments

We have processes in place to help us track students in the event of illness or an early departure from school. If a student is sick during class, they should let their teacher know and then go to the main office. Our staff will take them to the health room and check them out and contact the family for pick up if needed. If a student needs to be excused for an appointment or any other reason, please notify our main office at 503.263.7170 as soon as possible. When you arrive at the school please call and we will call your student down. This allows the student to not miss instruction while waiting in the office.

Join Us

While parent volunteering continues to be on hold until further notice, we do have employment opportunities in our schools for part-time positions like instructional assistants, nutrition services, custodians and more. We are also seeking on-call substitutes for those positions, which would provide even greater flexibility. English and Spanish speakers are welcome to apply. Visit our employment website to view all current opportunities.


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Upcoming Dates:

  • Thursday, October 28: 7:00pm: Beginning Band Concert (MASKS REQUIRED)
  • Thursday, October 28: 7:30pm: Advanced Band Concert (MASKS REQUIRED)
  • Friday, October 29: CRAZY SOCK DAY... No Costumes please
  • Tuesday - Thursday, November 2 -4: Volleyball
  • Monday - Thursday, November 1-4: Play Rehearsal
  • Sunday, November 7: Daylight Saving Time Ends - Clocks are turned back one hour
  • Thursday, November 11: Veteran's Day - No School
  • November 24-26: Thanksgiving Break