SMS Weekly Update

November 10, 2022

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Dear Archers,

Thank you to all who participated in our Veterans Day Event this morning! Mrs. Voss and our leadership students did an amazing job honoring our local Veterans through the organization of this event, while so many others assisted in making it a success. Above all, thank you Veterans for your service. We remember you, with respect, honor and gratitude.

Upcoming Events

November 11

  • Veterans Day Observed, NO SCHOOL

November 14

  • Clothing and Essentials Drive (see information below)

November 15

  • Clothing and Essentials Drive (see information below)

November 16

  • Clothing and Essentials Drive (see information below)
  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

November 17

  • Clothing and Essentials Drive (see information below)
  • SMS Band Bingo, 3:00pm - 9:00pm

November 18

  • Clothing and Essentials Drive (see information below)
  • Staff vs Students Flag Football Game

November 21-25

  • Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

November 30

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

December 2

  • End of Trimester 1

December 5

  • Teacher Workday, NO SCHOOL

December 7

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

December 14

  • Early Release, dismissal at 2:20pm

December 19 - January 2

  • Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

January 3

  • Professional Development Day, NO SCHOOL

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

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Furlough Days/Updated 2022-23 District Calendar

On November 9, 2022, 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)


Clothing and Essentials Drive

November 14 through November 18

November 14 "SUMMER" Bring in t-shirts, shorts, athletic wear and other summer clothing (can be new or gently used)

November 15 "TOILETRIES" Bring in hand towels, feminine products, tooth products, deodorant, etc. (have to be new)

November 16 "WINTER" Bring in jackets, mittens, gloves hats and other winter items (can be new or gently used)

November 17 "FOOTWEAR" Bring in socks (have to be new) and shoes (can be new or gently used)

November 18 "FREE FRIDAY" If you forgot to bring something on a specific day, you can bring it on this day.

How do I turn in my items? The leadership room will be open from 8:15 to 8:30 each morning and during each of the lunches. The Flight Time class with the largest contribution will receive an ice cream sundae party.


PSO Apparel Sale - Deadline Approaching!

  • Limited time: the sale only runs through November 18th.
  • A portion of the proceeds go to the school.
  • Apparel will be delivered to students at school the week of December 12. If purchasing as a gift, please email to arrange alternative pick-up.


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.


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.


Lost and Found

All lost and found items will be collected, bagged, and labeled weekly. Any unclaimed items will be donated to Goodwill on the last Friday of every month. Please have your students check the lost and found each week for any missing items. Thank you.

If you or your student has lost a valuable electronic device on school grounds, please contact the front office. These types of items will be kept in a secure location.


SMS Nutrition Services

The School Nutrition Services Team is now offering the option to purchase a 2nd entrée!

  • All students' lunch accounts must have a positive balance in order to purchase a 2nd entrée.
  • All 2nd entrees will be $3.00 each.
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Sherwood Education Foundation's "Clicking 4 Kids" Campaign

The Sherwood Education Foundation (SEF) was formed to enrich and enhance the quality of education in the Sherwood School District by distributing grant funds to individual teachers, and by funding programs that support the District’s vision for educational excellence. Because of community support, in the last six years alone SEF has awarded 98 teacher grants totaling over $323,000. Whether it's Sensory Paths, Ozbot Evo Robots, Oregon Battle of the Books, kiln restoration or a PE equipment reboot for the High School, SEF is committed to and will continue to be there for our teachers and their students.

SEF's annual Clicking for Kids fundraiser campaign is now open and will run through November 30th, providing you an opportunity to help continue this incredible support for our Sherwood students and teachers. SEF’s continued success is only made possible with your support! 100% of your donation goes directly back to funding teacher grants at all grade levels.

Please partner with Sherwood Education Foundation and donate today!

For more information or to donate visit


Thank you for reading. Enjoy your three-day weekend!