Eagle Update

Archer Glen Elementary | December 16, 2022

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Upcoming Dates

DECEMBER

December 17 - January 3 | No School / Winter Break


January

Tuesday 3 | No School / Teacher Professional Development

Wednesday 4 | School Back in Session

Wednesday 4 | Early Release @ 1:15 pm

Monday 16 | No School / Martin Luther King Jr Day

Friday 20 @ 6-8pm | AG Family Bingo Night

Message from the Principal

Dear Archer Glen Families,


The winter holiday season is such a fun and special time of year, a time for giving and making memories with those we care about. These sentiments are reflected in the days leading into Archer Glen's holiday break. Alongside all of the important academic learning, we've enjoyed time with friends, music concerts, assemblies, and celebrations of all sorts. Our food drive was of particular importance as it is such an important reminder of why we give and the positive impact that each of us can make.


I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone who makes Archer Glen a special place to be. We are a community who looks for ways to contribute and be in service of others. Our school and classrooms are filled with loving educators, parents, and volunteers who care deeply for each of our students. The care and kindness you have shown is truly inspiring and I can't be more proud to serve as a parent and principal of this great school.


To our students, I wish you a wonderful break. I hope you can spent it with friends, families, and loved ones. Archer Glen will miss you! See you in the new year!


Principal Shuckerow

Change to School Lunch Menu

Our elementary schools will begin serving peanut butter & jelly sandwiches in the cafeteria starting in January 2023. The item that will be served is a Smucker's Uncrustable, a pre-packaged option. This means that there will be no risk of cross-contamination in the kitchens for students who experience peanut allergies and participate in school lunch.


Your children's safety is our highest concern. Safeguards will be in place so that students with peanut allergies will have an alert on their account, preventing them from being served an item containing peanuts. If you have any questions about our cafeteria processes to prevent cross-contamination, please contact Nutrition Services at nutrition@sherwood.k12.or.us. If you want to discuss concerns about your own child's allergy with our Health Services Department, please contact health@sherwood.k12.or.us.

School Attendance

We hope you have a wonderful break full of rest, relaxation, and joy. The Archer Glen staff is grateful for all of your work and partnership in creating routines for your family as we all work to support your family’s learning goals. Daily routines are essential for reducing stress and creating a sense of security, which helps each student on their journey to become lifelong learners.

Every day of school is an important opportunity for students' academic learning as well as for building connections with their peers and teachers. While we hope you and your family greatly enjoy this time off, we also appreciate everyone’s efforts to avoid taking extra time off surrounding the winter break. As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session.

We thank:


  • Our students and their families who do their best to show up daily even when it isn’t easy.
  • Our teachers who go above and beyond to make school a welcoming and safe place for all students to learn.
  • Our administrators who help us work together to ensure we create a physically and emotionally safe and engaging learning environment.
  • Our many, many helpers - the support staff and community volunteers who provide the extra hands and attention our children need.
  • We appreciate each one of you! May these days off be restful and healing.
  • If your family or your child needs support, please reach out to your child's teacher or the school counselor, Dr. Stere, at hstere@sherwood.k12.or.us.
  • We look forward to seeing you again when school resumes Wednesday, January 4, 2023.


Thank you for partnering with us!

Budget Update & Furlough Dates

Last night, our Board of Directors received an update from District staff on the proposed reduction plan to address the District’s current budget deficit. This presentation included information about reductions to staff positions and discretionary spending, as well as proposed furlough dates. For a video of that presentation and other updates on the current year budget situation, please visit our website here.


Following the District’s presentation, the Board voted to adopt the following three staff furlough dates:

  • March 24, 2023 (Friday before Spring Break)

  • June 15-16, 2023 (End of school year)


Approval of these dates also includes the following adjustments to the 2022-23 academic calendar:

  • Trimester 2 last day will change from Thursday, March 16 to Friday, March 10

  • Staff work day will change from Friday, March 17 to Monday, March 13

  • Last day of school for K-11 students will move from Thursday, June 15 to Tuesday, June 13

  • Staff work day will change from Friday, June 16 to Wednesday, June 14

  • Spring conferences will be canceled. Conference dates at elementary (May 11-12) and at middle school (April 14) will become full school days.

  • In the event that we have inclement weather school closures this year, we may use identified furlough dates as our weather “make up” days.


For the full 2022-23 academic calendar reflecting these adjustments, please see the link below.

Great Body Shop - Health Instruction

Please be on the lookout for communication from your teachers about online access to The Great Body Shop, our Health Instructional materials. Teachers will be sharing access to the Family Portal and instructions on creating an account. This Portal will allow you to view the Student Issues that accompany each unit in Health, as well as the complete lesson plans for all Opt-Out Optional lessons and activities. In order to know which lessons to look for, you can refer to the opt-out forms sent at the beginning of health instruction each unit. Please note that ALL Opt-Out Optional lessons are available online, including ones that will not be addressed until later in the year. Thank you for your continued support!

Sherwood Early Learning

Hello Sherwood Community,


We still have a limited number of spots available in our Preschool Programs here at the Sherwood School District. Our inclusive Pre-Kindergarten programs have the goal of offering high-quality early learning education that promotes social-emotional learning and academic skills students need to be successful in school and beyond. Our current programs are inclusive, providing rich early learning opportunities for typically developing children and children with developmental delays and disabilities. This is a tuition-based program, with financial assistance available for families who qualify.


To learn more you can check us out at https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/teaching-and-learning/early-learning-information/


Contact Alyssa Thompson- Early Learning and Family Resource Coordinator for registration info atompson@sherwood.k12.or.us or 503-825-5087.

Update from the Health Services Department

Oregon is experiencing high levels of respiratory viruses -- especially in children -- which include RSV, influenza, colds and COVID-19. In addition, schools in our district have seen an increase in absences recently, with a significant number of families reporting student illness as the cause for those absences.


Respiratory viruses can spread rapidly, so it is important for students who are sick to stay home when they have the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater

  • New or worsening cough

  • Vomiting and diarrhea

  • Headache with stiff neck or fever

  • New instance of difficulty breathing which is not due to a medical condition (ie; asthma)


If you have questions about when your child can return to school after an illness, please contact our office or call Health Services at 503-825-5088 for assistance.


In addition to staying home when ill, ways to combat the spread of respiratory viruses include frequent hand washing/sanitizing, disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces, covering coughs and sneezes (using tissue or the inside of your elbow), and avoiding sharing cups/water bottles/food or drinks.


For more information on respiratory viruses and other illnesses causing outbreaks in Oregon schools (such as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease), please visit the Health Services website at https://sherwood.k12.or.us/departments/health-services/resources.

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.

Special Education Parent Partnership

The Student Services Department invites parents to join Sherwood School District's monthly Special Education Parent Partnership meetings. These meetings provide an opportunity to build relationships, learn more about special education, and network with professionals and parents who have a passion for supporting students with disabilities. If you would like to join the Student Services Parent Partnership, please click here.

Volunteering

All Volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception.


Classroom Volunteers are coordinated directly through the classroom teacher. Classroom volunteers will need to a) complete a background check and b) submit a proof of vaccination or receive approval for a vaccination exception. Reach out to your child's teacher to learn about volunteering in the classroom.


School Wide Volunteers, such as for school wide special events and programs, are coordinated through the HelpCounter app. To use the HelpCounter app, please follow these steps:


  • Step 1 Submit your a) background check and b) proof of vaccination or exception.
  • Step 2 Contact Lyndsey Brewer at volunteer@archerglenpac.org to make sure that your background check and vaccination information has been cleared. This generally takes two weeks to clear.
  • Step 3 Download the HelpCounter App onto your phone
  • Step 4 Create an account using the same email that you shared with the PAC coordinator
  • Step 5 Set your volunteer preferences and sign up for volunteer opportunities at Archer Glen


Any questions about school-wide volunteer opportunities can be directed to Lyndsey Brewer, PAC Volunteer, at volunteer@archerglenpac.org

Community-Based Events and Announcements

The Sherwood School District has a Community-Based webpage on the Sherwood School District website with information and links for all Sherwood area sports and events. Please click on Community for a direct link to the webpage.

Early Release Wednesday

Reminder: Students will be dismissed one hour early @ 1:15 PM. Every Wednesday will be an early release. See the District Calendar for a complete list of early release dates and other important dates.

Archer Glen PAC

Get connected with the Archer Glen Parent Advisory Committee (PAC)! Use the QR codes below to see upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and other ways to get involved and be connected.