SHS Weekly Newsletter #3

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.

Football Game - 9/15

To attend the home football game tonight for free, students must have their valid SHS Student ID with ASB sticker to show they’ve paid their ASB fee.  Without an ASB sticker, admission is $4.  Gates open at 5:30 pm.

Back to School Night - 9/18

Please join us for Back to School Night on Monday, September 18th, starting at 6:00 pm in the Main Gym.  Back to School Night gives parents an opportunity to follow their student’s schedule and meet their teachers.  Please click here for more information.

Senior College Night - 9/21

Do you or your student need help with the college application process?  For assistance, attend Senior College Night on Thursday, September 21st, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the PAC.  

Community Forum, 9/28 - Sherwood HS Concept Plan Information Night

The District will be hosting a Community Forum on September 28th, in the cafeteria of Laurel Ridge Middle School from 7:00 to 8:30 pm.  The forum will focus solely on the alignment of the new high school within the Sherwood West Preliminary Concept Plan.

Homecoming Dance - 10/7

Homecoming Dance tickets go on sale Monday, September 18th.  Tickets will be available for purchase before school, during lunch and after school.  Tickets are $10 with ASB sticker and $20 without.  They will be on sale until Friday, October 6th, at 3:00 pm.  Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.  For admission to the dance, students MUST bring their Student ID card, physical tickets are just a memento.

If your student plans to bring a guest from another school, they must fill out and return the Homecoming Guest Form BEFORE they can purchase tickets.  Students must purchase their ticket and their guest’s ticket at the same time.  Guest forms are available in the Main Office and are due Friday, September 29th, for approval.  Students must arrive with their guest, bring their approved guest form, their Student ID card, and their guest must show photo ID.

Activity Bus

With the passage of High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act of 2016 (Measure 98), Sherwood High School is able to provide an Activity Bus this year for students to receive transportation home from after school activities, clubs, and academic supports.  Beginning Monday, September 11th, the bus will run Monday through Thursday, leaving SHS at 4:15 pm.  Click here for Activity Bus Information and Routes.

Free & Reduced Lunch

To be eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch, you must fill out the Free and Reduced Application annually.  One application per household.

To complete the application on-line, click the link below:
On Line Application

For a printable version, please click the link below.  Fill out the application and return to your student's school or mail to: 16155 SW Sunset Blvd, Sherwood OR 97140.  Attn: Kelli Gladheim.
Application 2017-2018 English
Application 2017-2018 Español

Permission to Share Form:  In order to be eligible for other benefits, (such as reduced student fees, athletic fees, etc.) you MUST complete and submit the Permission to Share Form which can be found on the last page of the application.

NOTE:  If you completed the Free and Reduced application on-line, the Permission to Share Information Form still needs to be completed and returned to your student's school or mailed to: 16155 SW Sunset Blvd, Sherwood OR 97140.  Attn: Kelli Gladheim.  Click link below.
Permission to Share Information Form
Permiso para Compartir Información

After School Academy

Does your student need help with homework?  Encourage them to go to the Media Center after school Mondays through Thursdays, from 2:50 to 4:00 pm.  We are closed on early release days.  There are free tutors and snacks available and no appointment is necessary.  Brand new this year is the Activity Bus that students can ride home afterwards.  The bus leaves SHS at 4:15.  If you have any questions, please contact Jane Comer via email at or call (503) 825-5578.

Student Drop-Off and Pick-up

It is prohibited at all times, to use the Staff and Student Parking lots to drop-off or pick-up students.  The west entrance (next to Soccer/Baseball Fields) on Meinecke is for staff and buses only!  PARENTS MUST use the east entrance on Meinecke (at the stop light) and drop-off or pick-up students on the east side (Stadium side of school), then proceed around the turnaround and exit back out on Meinecke.  Please click on Map to view.​


Visitor Parking and Staff Parking Lot

If you are visiting the school, please park in the spaces marked visitor.  All numbered parking spaces in the Staff Parking Lot are assigned to staff members, even if they are vacant.

Be sure your student knows they are NOT allowed to park in the Staff Parking Lot.  Cars not belonging to staff may be ticketed or towed.

PSAT - 10/14

The PSAT will be offered Saturday, October 14th, at Sherwood High School.  Juniors may sign up with Debi Bear and the cost is $25.  Deadline is October 11th.

Dress Code

Parents and students should be aware of the Dress Code, especially during the warmer weather.  The Dress Code is strictly enforced.  Information can be found on the district web site at

Student Pick-up During School

If you need to pick up your student during school hours, it would be greatly appreciated if you would 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.

Please call (503) 825-5510 to report all excused absences, preferably in the morning of the day the student is absent.  All unverified absences must be excused within 48 hours of the absence.  You may also email the Attendance Secretary at  Please include a phone number we can call to verify the absence if needed.  The automated system generates calls/emails at 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to notify parents of unverified absences.

Reporting Student Illnesses

To report your student absent, call the Attendance Secretary at (503) 825-5510.  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.

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

48 Hour Policy

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!

Bookkeeper Hours

The bookkeeper’s window is open during the following hours:

  • 7:30 am – 8:30 am

  • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

  • 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm


Does your student love horses?  Do they want to be part of a great team?  Sherwood's Oregon High School Equestrian Team (OHSET) will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, September 27th at 6:30 pm in the Media Center.  Come learn about what we do in OHSET and what you need to do to join.  For more information contact coach Teresa Christopherson at (503) 313-2007 or via email at

Bowmen Lacrosse

The Bowmen Lacrosse coaching staff is excited to announce they are leading fall clinics for boys in 5th grade through 12th!  This is a great opportunity to learn what it’s like to play Bowmen Lacrosse, all skill levels are welcome.  Clinics are held Sunday afternoons at SHS. For more information or to register, please visit

Rotary Youth Exchange

Are you interested in learning a new language, meeting new people, traveling and exploring another country?  Rotary Youth Exchange is the opportunity of a lifetime.  The deadline for applying to be an exchange student for the 2017/2018 school year has been extended to September 30th, 2017.  The 2017/2018 school year is spent preparing and departures occur in August 2018.  For more information on either becoming an exchange student or hosting an exchange student for a trimester this school year, contact the Youth Exchange Coordinator for the Rotary Club of Sherwood:  Lynette Olsen at or visit  Hope to hear from you soon!

Annual Booster Club Auction

The 17th Annual Booster Club Auction is being held on Saturday, November 11th, at the Sherwood Elks Lodge.  Click here for our flyer.

2018 Grad Night

If you haven’t received an email this year and want Grad Night updates, send an email to and ask to be added to our email list.  Registration is happening now!  Click here for registration information.


As a PAC, our goal is to support the educational experience and community of SHS.  To do this, we need your help!  Bowmen Wishlist is a way for parents and community members to fund classroom requests and projects that they choose.  You can also donate to PAC's general fund when paying your fees online through ParentVue or simply drop off a check made out to "PAC" in the Main Office.  To find out more about Bowmen Wishlist, please visit our site at  Also, follow us on social media by searching @sherwoodhspac (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.)

Community Link

Please click here for more details and to review the listing of current events and registrations for your student.

Upcoming Events

Please click here to see the upcoming events.


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