SHS Weekly Newsletter #11

District Newsletter

View current and past issues of the monthly District Newsletter by clicking the link provided here: Monthly District Newsletter Archives.  The newsletter is distributed monthly by the Superintendent’s Office and is your “go-to” source for the latest information about what’s happening in the Sherwood School District.

Budget Committee Vacancies

The Budget Committee plays a vital role in assisting the District and the community in reviewing the proposed budget each year before the proposal is presented to the Board of Directors for adoption.  Currently, the School Board is seeking qualified applicants to fill two vacancies on the Sherwood School District Budget Committee.

Each position has a three-year term, expiring June 30, 2020.  Applications from interested parties must be turned in by November 29, 2017, in order to be considered.  The Board intends to appoint the new members at its regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm, November 29, 2017.

To learn more or to apply for this vacancy, please visit the application link here.

Thanksgiving Break

The school will be closed for the Thanksgiving break beginning Monday, November 20th, through Friday, November 24th.

Boys Cross Country

Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country Team for their 7th place finish at the State Meet.  Henry Giles, Josh Quaglio, Jaron Homer, Thomas Osborne, Trevor Widell, Brandon Hughes, and Andrew Mabry all ran awesome!  GO BOWMEN!!!

A Christmas Carol - 11/16 through 11/18

Come enjoy a holiday tradition as Sherwood High School presents A Christmas Carol, by John Mortimer.  Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens' ironic point of view while it narrates this timeless story of redemption.  All of the much loved characters are in place and a vibrant chorus narrates this classic tale.  The show runs November 16, 17 and 18.  Adult tickets are $8 each, senior and student tickets are $5 each.  Tickets can be purchased at the high school from Debi Bear or on-line at

Survival Packets - 11/17

Finals are rapidly approaching!  Send your favorite student a message of encouragement with a Final Exam Survival Package.  Click here for the Final Exam Survival Package Order Form.  Orders are due to the Main Office no later than Friday, November 17th.

Helping Hands

The holidays are right around the corner.  This can be a very stressful time for families and their budgets.  If you are interested in receiving help with holiday gifts or foods, our school counselors have information on local programs ready to offer support.  Please contact your student’s counselor directly for more information.

College and Career Center

Click here for important information from the College and Career Center.  Rebecca Barton is available to assist parents and students with questions regarding Advisory/Career Credits, Financial Aid/FAFSA, Scholarships, College Applications, Career Opportunities, etc.

Senior Information

Senior Photos are due by February 1, 2018.  Click here for photo requirements and submission instructions.  Senior Recognition Ads are available, buy early and save!  Visit the Senior Information page for important graduation updates and deadlines.

Yearbook Orders

Buy your 2018 yearbook today for $60 through ParentVue or the Bookkeeper.  After Winter Break, the price increases to $65.  Purchasing early guarantees your student will receive a  yearbook.

How do I get my student released during school hours for an appointment?

If you need to pick up your student during school hours, it would be greatly appreciated if you notify the attendance office in advance, using one of the methods below.

  • Send your student with a signed note from the parent/guardian and have the student exchange it for a "release from class" pass at the Attendance Window, before school or during a passing time.

  • Call the Attendance Secretary at (503) 825-5510 in advance.  A note will be sent to release your student at the time requested.

We realize unforeseen circumstances may arise when you need your student released as soon as possible.  We do our best to accommodate this, however, it may or may not be done as quickly as requested.

How do I report a student illness?

To report your student absent, call the Attendance Secretary at (503) 825-5510, preferably in the morning of the day the student is absent.  Please leave a detailed message including your student’s name and specific information regarding the type of illness or symptoms your student is experiencing.  This information can be very helpful if we have an outbreak of a specific illness.  

The automated system generates calls/emails at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to notify parents of unverified absences.  All unverified absences must be excused within 48 hours of the absence.

All absences must be excused within 48 hours.  The 48 hour window begins at 8:00 am on the day of the student's absence and ends at 8:00 am, 48 hours later.  Any absence not excused within the 48 hour window will be considered unexcused.  No exceptions!

Please check out the Health Services website to learn about upcoming free health screenings and other health information at Sherwood School District


Stay up-to-date on everything PAC is doing by visiting our website at and following us on social media.  Search @sherwoodhspac.

2018 Grad Night

The next meeting is November 15th, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in the Sherwood High School Media Center.  Registration is happening now, click here to download the registration packet.  Boxer Bingo needs donations of boxers (all sizes) and socks for prizes.  Drop your donations by the Main Office.

2019 Grad Night

Monday, November 13th, at 7:00 pm - There is a meeting in the back room of Generations.  Meetings are full of helpful information, lots of fun, and only last an hour.

Thursday, November 16th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm - Fundraising event at Medici tasting room to benefit Grad Night!  Join us at 1505 Portland Road, Newberg, upstairs from Subterra restaurant.  The fee is $15.

District Job Openings

Click here for job openings with Sherwood School District.

Community Link

Please click here to review the list of current events and registrations available for students.

Upcoming Events

Please click here to see the upcoming events.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Please click here for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.


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