SMS Weekly Update

September 2, 2022

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Dear Archers,

The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start! SMS students have brought a remarkable energy back to the building this week and our staff is excited to spend more time with students after the 3-day weekend!

Upcoming Events

September 5

  • No School (Labor Day Holiday)

September 7

  • No Early Release yet! (Early Release begins on the 14th)

September 8

  • Superintendent Meet & Greet 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ridges Elementary/Laurel Side Cafeteria

September 9

  • Picture Day (students will go with their science classes for pictures)
September 12
  • PSO Meeting 9:00am - 10:00am, Sherwood Middle School Conference Room

September 14

  • First Early Release Day, dismissal at 2:20pm
  • Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Sherwood School District Office

September 15

  • Back to School Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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

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Bell Schedules

Wednesday, September 7th - We will follow a Green Schedule (no Early Release)

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SMS FLEX Newsletter

What is Flex Time? Find out here!

Picture Day

Friday, Sept. 9: Students will be photographed throughout the school day with their science classes, and will receive their Student ID cards on Picture Day. Ordering packets were sent home today. You can also order online at

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Back to School Night

Thursday, Sep. 15th, 6-7:30pm

16956 Southwest Meinecke Road

Sherwood, OR

Back to School Night is a great opportunity to connect with your student’s teachers and learn more about the upcoming school year. Please join us in the Gym to kick off the event.

Don’t wait to order your 2022-2023 SMS Yearbook!

Order your 2022-2023 SMS Yearbook now! Yearbooks are 10% off through the end of this month. You can begin personalizing your yearbook right away with back to school photos, fall sports/activities, summer vacation memories etc. Please click here for or more information.
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New Traffic Pattern

Please follow signs and cones that direct the flow of traffic in the parking lots, and do not pull into the bus lane. Our goal is to have the student drop-off and pick-up process run as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.

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SMS Phone Policy

SMS requires all electronic devices (including cell phones & listening devices), to be put away during instructional time. Students should expect adults to redirect and restrict the use of any electronic device during any type of school activity. When the bell rings for class, or a student enters an instructional space, electronic devices should be silenced and put away.

This means that these devices may not be used during:

Any class time, including:

Core classes - Science, Math, ELA, and Social Studies


All Electives

Flight Time

Flex Time

Assemblies and student performances during school hours

Other events during the school day

In the event of continued misuse of technology, a phone may be placed in the office for the remainder of the day. On the 3rd offense of the phone being brought to the office, the device will need to be picked up by an authorized adult and a phone plan will be put in place.

Students are permitted to utilize cell phones & listening devices before school, after school, and during lunch.

Attendance Procedures

If your student will be absent, please call the attendance line at 503-825-5510 or email by 8:30am. Please leave your name, your student’s name and the reason for the absence. This is a 24-hour line. Parents of students who are absent each day will be called if the school has not been notified.

In addition to the current phone and email methods for excusing absences parents of middle and high school students will also be able to excuse absences through ParentVUE. This method is available only for full-day absences for the current day and future days.

To excuse an absence through ParentVUE, click the "Report Absence" button next to your student's picture on the home screen. Then, select the date(s) and choose a reason for the absence. You may also enter a note and upload any supporting documents. Click "Save" to submit. The attendance office will review your submission and update your student's attendance record.

School Administered Medication

Oregon law and Oregon Administrative Rules require that all prescription and nonprescription medicine be administered to students by trained school personnel.

  • Parents must complete and sign a Medications Form authorizing school staff to administer any prescription or non-prescription medications. This form is required for all medications, even cough drops! (click here for medication forms)

  • Parents must deliver and pick up all medication. Medication must be in its original container (pharmacies will issue a transport bottle if requested when having the prescription filled.)

  • Written physician instructions (prescription label) are required for all requests to administer prescription medication. Instructions must include: name of student, name of medication, dosage, route, frequency of administration and any special instructions.

Superintendent Meet & Greet/Listening Session

Our new Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon will be hosting an opportunity on Thursday, September 8th to meet members of the community, answer questions about the upcoming school year, and discuss the proposed social science curriculum for grades K-5. This will be the first of several community engagement opportunities with Dr. Lyon in the coming school year.

Please join us at Ridges Elementary in the Laurel Side Cafeteria on Thursday, September 8th, 6:00-7:30pm.

Athletic Events at Sherwood High School

For information about admission to this year's athletic events at Sherwood High School, please visit the District website here.

Enjoy your weekend, we’ll see you Tuesday!