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SHS Weekly Newsletter #17


Weekly Newsletter #17

January 15, 2021

Dear Bowmen Community,

Happy Friday!  It’s been such an exciting week as we’re busily preparing to welcome our first group of students into the building on Tuesday.  This has been something that, in all honesty, we’ve been waiting for since March of last year.  I know it’s not going to be perfect nor is it exactly what we want it to be, but it is a step in the right direction.   

Principal’s Message 1/15/2021

Enjoy the weekend!


Melissa Baran


What is Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) – and What is it Not?

Next week, our school will begin the process of implementing the next phase of our Limited In-Person Instruction (LIPI) program.  You may have previously read about this program in communications from our District Office (on November 6 or December 11).  There are a lot of questions about how students are selected for participation in LIPI, and what is included in this form of in-person learning. Here is some additional information to help parents better understand this program.

LIPI is limited.

LIPI is, as the name suggests, offered on a limited basis. There are specific guidelines from the state for how many students can participate within each cohort, the amount of time students can be in our buildings for LIPI, and the content that can be covered during this form of instruction.  LIPI is based on specifically-identified student needs, and provides services that are not accessible within the distance learning format.  LIPI is not intended to replace classroom instruction offered in distance learning, and does not provide face-to-face time with your student’s assigned teachers. 

LIPI will be “phased in” over a period of time, starting small and expanding over time.

Due to the restrictions noted above, our district’s approach to LIPI is a “phased in” approach. This means that the program will start with a very small student group, and as case rates drop and safety protocols are refined, will expand over time to include additional students.  We began the program last fall with our Assessment Center, which was Phase One.  The Assessment Center started their work completing outstanding assessments from the 2019-20 school year, and then moved to the backlog of 2020-21 assessments.  Phase Two will expand the program, slowly bringing in more students based on specific criteria (see below). LIPI is not self-selected by students or families, and is not immediately available at full capacity. 

LIPI is provided on the basis of specific criteria for inclusion.

Due to the limited nature of the LIPI program, our district has established specific criteria that guide which students are eligible, and how future expansion of the program will be prioritized during Phase Two. These priority levels include:

  • Priority 1: Students who are unable to access their education – this could include non-verbal students, students unable to interface with the technology needed to access distance learning, homeless students, and emerging bilingual students unable to access distance learning
  • Priority 2: Students who are struggling to access their education, based on data, over a period of time – this could include students failing one or more courses, students with ongoing attendance challenges, students not turning in assignments, students not making progress in IEP goals, or students with reading or math assessment data that reflects regression or a lack of progress
  • Priority 3: Certain CTE classes and lab work

As openings become available in our school’s LIPI program, these criteria are used to identify eligible students, and we will contact those families with an invitation to participate. Please note that all Priority 1 criteria will be addressed before we move on to Priority 2. While our LIPI program is starting small, we are excited for the opportunity to begin serving our students in this new way, and hopeful for the potential to expand this program in the coming months. For more information about LIPI guidance, please see this document from the Oregon Department of Education.

School Board Meeting Information

As you may know, this week’s Board meeting was rescheduled, and will be held next week on Wednesday, January 20th. The meeting can be viewed via live stream at https://bit.ly/39VlhD3. The agenda can be viewed here, and the public comment form is available here

Winter Conferences: January 21, 2021

If you would like to be contacted during conferences, please use this form to request a conference with your student(s)’ teacher(s).  *If you have more than one high school student for whom you would like to schedule a conference, please complete the form for each student.

SHS January 21st Conference Request Form 

No School

There will be no school on Monday, January 18th in Observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

***Friendly Reminder: Materials/Textbook Drop Off or Pick Ups are on Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY 8am-3:30pm***

From all of us at Prevent Child Abuse Oregon, we wish you a safe and healthy New Year.

It has been a rocky start, full of turmoil and uncertainty. Like so many of you, I have watched the images flood in from our nation’s Capital with a heavy heart. It is during times like these that I have to take a moment to express my gratitude for the helpers of the world, and then dig-in to focus on what matters most. For me, that’s my daughter. And all the little ones like her who deserve the best shot in life.

How do we give kids the best shot in life? By supporting their parents and caregivers. Kids can only be healthy and safe when their families are healthy and safe. 

And that’s what we plan to do this year.

We have launched a partnership with Dr. Amy Stoeber, Licensed Psychologist and Trauma Informed Consultant to conduct a series of large and small-group parent support virtual sessions. Caregivers who participate in our opening session on February 4th from 5:30pm-7:00pm will have the opportunity to enroll in a 6-week small-group with Dr. Amy and a parent mentor. Registration is FREE. Please share through your networks. Parents and caregivers of all ages and abilities are welcome. For questions or any issues during registration, please email Kate@preventchildabuseoregon.org. 

We have officially launched our 2021 Sparrow, Vivian! 

Click this link to watch a video and learn more about Vivi and her story

Sparrow Service Voucher 

Meet our 2021 Sparrow, Vivian! 

Sparrow Service Website

NHS Service Opportunities

Vivian Lee Foundation

Vivi’s Vintage 


Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form to apply for financial aid for college. The Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) is an alternative to FAFSA for Oregon residents who are undocumented, including students who have DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) status.

We will be offering multiple workshops on the FAFSA/ORSAA process at different times to ensure that everybody can find a time that works for them. Each session will be with a local representative and expert in FAFSA/ORSAA. Whether you’ve already filed your FAFSA/ORSAA or not, this is a great chance to come learn more about the in’s and out’s, and answer any questions you may have. 

  • Tuesday, January 19th @ 2:30-3:30pm 
    • Debora Perrault, Financial Aid Coordinator at Clackamas Community College 
    • This session will be conducted in English
    • Click Here for Zoom Meeting  
    • Meeting ID: 422 596 4062
  • Tuesday, January 19th @ 6pm-7pm
    • Anel Venegas Trujillo, Scholarship/Financial Aid Counselor (Bilingual) 
    • This session will be conducted in Spanish
    • Click Here for Zoom Meeting 
    • Meeting ID: 987 434 8552
  • Wednesday, January 20th @ 6pm-7pm
  • Thursday, January 21st @ 11:30-12:30pm

Upcoming Hillsboro School to Career Spanish Speaking Events-Event Flyer

Yearbook – 2/15

Seniors wanting to submit a Senior portrait to the yearbook, the deadline is Monday, February 15th, 2021. Please see the Yearbook Page on the SHS website for instructions. *Please note ALL student and parent submissions to the yearbook this year will be online. Do not send any submissions via email, or hard-copies via mail. Purchase a yearbook online, in Parent Vue, under optional fees. Cost is $65.

SHS Parent Support Organization (PSO)

Want to stay up-to-date and be involved? Check out the PSO website at www.shspso.org and follow us on social media. Search @sherwoodhspso on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Join us each month for our general meeting. See updates from Principal Baran, student leadership and our PSO board. Meetings are held the 1st Friday of each month at 2 pm and are streamed LIVE on Facebook. Be sure to “LIKE” our Facebook page to get notifications. Questions or comments? Email info@shspso.org

Grad Night 2021

Ready for some retail therapy? We are continuing to gather raffle prizes for Grad Night. Prizes and Gift cards needed, a full list and sign up can be found HERE. Thank you for those who have already donated. All items are tax-deductible. If you need a receipt, please contact us at shsgradnight2021@gmail.com

The Amazon Smile account is still active. Simply link your Prime account and 0.5% will be donated back to our organization. Get your shop on and donate directly to SHS Grad Night 2021!

New Website – check out our new WEBSITE for information on GradNight2021 and keep an eye out for our monthly newsletter.

As always if you need information, have an idea to share, or need to get in touch, please contact us at SHSGradnight2021@gmail.com.

Follow us on our new website, like us on facebook, follow on Instagram and snapchat @ SHS Grad Night 2021

Follow us on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook 

Check out our website: SHS Grad Night 2021

Contact us at: SHSGradnight2021@gmail.com

Juniors – Grad Night 2022

Valentine’s Day Fundraiser-Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! Let’s show cupid that he’s not the only one to have some arrows in his quiver!

Place your order via email at SHSGradnight2022@gmail.com for your Valentine’s Day Charcuterie box, tray or other goodies by February 10. Please see flyer for details. Contact us with questions through Instagram, Facebook or SHSGradnight2022@gmail.com

Next Meeting/Can and Bottle Drive

Don’t forget our next meeting is Tuesday, January 19th @ 6pm. The zoom link will be posted on our FB and Instagram pages the day before the meeting. We hope that you all will attend!

Please keep collecting your bottle and cans for our next Grad Night 2022 Bottle and Can Drive, Sunday, February 7th! Reach out to your neighbors, your friends and family that live in the area and ask if they will be willing to save their cans and bottles for Grad Night 2022. We can easily add them to the pick up schedule! Email us at Shsgradnight2022@gmail.com or contact us on our FB or Instagram pages @shsgradnight2022.

Blood Drive

BOWMEN, WE NEED YOU! Sherwood High School is partnering with the American Red Cross to save lives!  Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood. It is essential for surgeries, cancer treatment, chronic illnesses, and traumatic injuries. You can potentially save 3 lives with your generous blood donation. Be a Hero on Tuesday, February 23rd and donate blood!

Covid-19 Protocols: 

CDC, FDA, Surgeon General & Governor Brown encourage people, who are well, to donate blood.  Strict COVID-19 Protocols have been implemented to keep everyone safe. Temperature pre-screen, masks, social distancing, additional sanitizing throughout the blood drive. In addition, all donations are tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

Sherwood High School Red Cross Blood Drive

When?  Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Where?  Sherwood Center for the Arts

Time?  10:00am – 3:00pm

How Do I Sign Up? Click to follow link:  https://rcblood.org/2JRwy0f or, go to redcrossblood.org and enter Sponsor Code: SherwoodOR.


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