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SHS Weekly Newsletter #27


Weekly Newsletter #27

April 2, 2021

Dear Bowmen Community,

Oh my goodness we are getting close.  The anticipation and excitement surrounding our reopening is palpable in a lot of ways!  This communication is full of really important information about a variety of topics- please take some time to read/watch each section.  As always, if you have any questions or need anything, please let us know.

Principal’s Message (Introduction) 4/2/2021

Have a wonderful weekend!


Melissa Baran


Reopening/Quarter 4 Updates

We are only two short weeks away from reopening school for in-person instruction, which is just so very exciting.  Below is an update on where we are in the process and what you can expect to see in the coming weeks:

Reopening School Update 4/2/2021 

  • Students are assigned to cohorts based on last name (Cohort 1 is A-K and Cohort 2 is L-Z)
  • There is not flexibility to change cohorts; we will accommodate families in the same household and ensure that they are in the same cohort
  • We will be sending verification of instructional model choice next week

Student Orientation Week

We are excited to welcome students back to campus and want to provide an opportunity for orientation to the building as well as to COVID protocols.  Please make sure to sign up, using this link, for a time slot to attend.  

Student Orientation Explanation and Details

  • Student Orientation is open to all students, regardless of instructional model choice
  • Please sign up, using this link, for one spot per student on the assigned grade-level day.  You may sign up with whomever you would like to attend, as long as there is space available. 
  • Students will be on campus for approximately one hour and will engage in a scavenger hunt/self-guided tour activity.  
  • Seniors: Jostens’ orders will be available for pick-up on Tuesday, 4/13 from 2-6pm.  If you would like to just stop by and pick up your materials, you do not need to sign up for a time slot. 

Course Selection (Formerly Forecasting) for the 2021-2022 School Year

In the midst of preparing for our reopening, we are also thinking about all that next year will bring.  One of the big pieces of that is our Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Course Selection Process Updates

  • Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year will occur the last week of April.
  • Materials and information about the process will come out over the next two weeks.  Please watch your email and Canvas accounts for that.  

Opportunity for Student Pictures

Unfortunately, we were unable to get student pictures taken for the yearbook but Dorian Studios has opened up a schedule for getting student pictures done for your own use. These pictures won’t make it into the yearbook but this is an opportunity for great portraits nevertheless. Dorian will be at SHS on Monday, April 19th, 10am-6pm. Sign up for your time slot with Dorian Photography 

High School Return to In-Person Instruction Information

We are excited to share information about our return to in-person instruction plans.  Below is a link to a website with as much information as we currently have.  If there are additional questions, please feel free to contact us!

High School Return to In-Person Instruction Information and FAQ

Activities Calendar for April 5-10th

Riding Buses with Friends

In order to maintain our COVID-19 capacity limits and tend to contact tracing on buses, our Transportation Dept. will not have the ability at this time to allow extra bus riders to travel home with their friends after school. Previously, parents/guardians could send a note with their student requesting transportation to a friend’s house on a one-time basis. However, adjustments to transportation plans for this year have put most of our bus routes at full capacity with regular bus riders. This means we cannot guarantee space for additional students not already on a route list for the remainder of this school year. We apologize for any inconvenience, and will continue to review this process as guidance changes in the future. 

Announcing National Silver Medalist

Natalie Pastores earned a National Silver Medal last week in the Scholastic Art Award Competition for her painting “I Would Get So Anxious That I Saw Ghosts.” Congratulations to this young artist!

Chromebook reminders for in-person instruction

-Fully charge your Chromebook each night

-Bring your charger to school each day

-Report any damage to your media center specialist or the technology hub immediately 

-Visit the Technology Hub for any support 

-Transport your device safely – keep liquids separate from your Chromebook, be gentle with your backpack when the Chromebook is inside

-Regularly restart your Chromebook by clicking on the clock and selecting the power button on the screen to shut down each night when finished with your work

-If you have not used your Chromebook in a while please login and check for updates. 

-Open Chrome and click on the three dots at the upper righthand corner

-Select Help – About Google Chrome and follow the instructions on the page for updating your Chromebook manually

A message from Bookkeeper, Debi Bear 

Student fees are tricky to pay during these times. You can either pay online through your parentvue account (unfortunately only works through a browser not the app) or by dropping a check off made payable to Sherwood High School at the front office. Please check your student’s balance online to be sure your check is made out for the correct amount and that your student’s name and what fees you are paying are written on the subject line. If your student shows a refund/credit please contact me. dbear@sherwood.k12.or.us Thank you. 


Josten’s Cap and Gown Graduation Orders-Seniors-If you are planning on participating in the graduation ceremony this year, you are required to wear a Sherwood High School approved cap and gown. The order deadline has passed, but Josten’s is still accepting orders. Please call them asap to order your cap and gown. You can call toll-free to 1-800-JOSTENS (567-8367).

Parents of AP students

We have decided on our calendar of exams.  This calendar was decided based on student input, teacher input, AP requirements, and additional graduation requirements.  We have the space available for safe, in person exams – following all Oregon COVID protocols.  Those are still changing so we cannot give you specific information on the location just yet.

Every exam (except Spanish) has a digital, at home option – this is called the 3rd administration.  Any student not comfortable with an in person exam can opt for the 3rd administration.  I need to be contacted directly if that is their choice.  Also, any student who chooses Cloud Campus also has the option to take the exam in person if they would like.  I will be sending out a bulk email to parents and students with more detailed information.

Please contact me if you have any questions – bfarwell@sherwood.k12.or.us

In person:

AP Calc AB/BC – Tues, May 4 @ 8am

AP English – Wed, May 5 @ 8am

AP Comp Sci A – Thur, May 6 @ 12noon

AP Chem – Fri, May 7 @ 8am

AP Euro – Fri, May 7 @ 12noon

AP Bio – Fri, May 14 @ 8am

AP Comp Sci Prin – Mon, May 17 @ 8am

AP US Hist – Wed, May 19 @ 1pm (this is digital – but we are offering it in person)

AP Spanish – Fri, May 21 @ 8am

AP Physics 1 – Mon, May 24 @ 12noon

AP Physics 2 – Tues, May 25 @ 12noon

AP Art/AP CSP – digital submissions due – Thur, May 20 @ 9pm

2nd Administration – All Digital, at home

AP English – Tues, June 1 @ 9am

AP Comp Sci A – Tues, June 1 @ 1pm

AP Euro – Wed, June 2 @ 9am

AP US Hist – Wed, June 2 @ 1pm

AP Comp Sci Prin – Mon, June 7 @ 1pm

AP Calc AB/BC – Wed, June 9 @ 9am

AP Physics 1 – Wed, June 9 @ 1pm

AP Chem – Thur, June 10, @ 9am

AP Physics 2 – Thur, June 10 @ 1pm

AP Bio – Fri, June 11 @ 9am

Sparrow Club

Showing Past Sparrow Support

Even though Vivian is our 2020-21 Sparrow, we always love to continue to show support to past Sherwood Sparrows as well! Our building shut down last year right around the time we were going to start T-shirt and bracelet sales to support our 2019-20 Sparrow, Ella. Through a monetary donation from Dr. Bittner of Bittner Dentistry for Kids, we are able to hand out the remaining T-shirts and bracelets for free!

If you would like a free t-shirt and/or bracelet, while supplies last, stop in at Supply Pick-Up at the High School on Tuesday 4/6 or Thursday 4/8 from 8 am-3:30 pm, to get some gear to show Ella our continued support as well!

Sherwood Band Boosters

Sherwood Marching Band Hats for Sale

Marching Band Hats for sale now for $22. Pick-up available at Friday’s football game! Follow this link to get yours! 

Swingin’ the Green is Finally Here!

Our biggest fundraiser of the year – Swingin’ The Green is finally here! Help support the Sherwood Bands and Guard.

– Please register at the link below NOW so you are ready for this fantastic event!

– Buy tickets today for a chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card. Only 100 tickets will be sold!

– April 1 @ 12am the auction opened for bidding. Bidding will close at the end of the event on April 8.

– April 1 @ Noon was the LIVE event kickoff on Facebook but tune in to the Sherwood Band Booster Facebook page to get lots of great information.

– April 8 @ 7pm is Swingin’ the Green! This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event with student testimonials and student performances intermixed with the fundraising. MS Band Director Mike Dyer and HS Band Director Brant Stai will help host the event.

Auction Link: https://www.auctria.com/auction/SWINGIN2021

Sherwood Athletic Booster Club

We are excited to share that our Auction is set for November 4, 2021 at 7pm. Please join us in thanking Senestraro Family Orthodontics, Wilson Orthodontics and Camp Bow Wow for their continued sponsorship. If you would like to become a sponsor or have a donation you would like to give, please go to our auction webpage. For more information please attached Auction Flyer.


This year staff appreciation week is May 3-7th and PSO wants YOU to help us spoil our staff! We are asking for the help of our great community, and would like to celebrate our super star teachers with a “Movie Night” theme gift swag bag. Please donate to help show our Superhero staff how much we appreciate them. As we reach each donation milestone, the gifts will accumulate and be added to every staff gift bag. Donate at www.shspso.org See the flyer HERE

Here are the gifts at each “total community donation” level:

$0 – PSO provided popcorn

$250 – digital movie code.

$900 – Bowmen logo travel mug

$1550 – $5 Coffee Gift Card

$3000 – Bowmen tote

Thank you,

SHS PSO Hospitality

Bowmen Cheer

Red Berry Barn Flower Fundraiser

Red Berry Barn’s flower baskets are a beautiful addition to your house and/or fantastic Mother’s Day Gift! Bowmen Cheer is selling cards for $38 (same price as in-person purchase) and we would love your support! Please contact a Bowmen Athlete or contact us at bowmencheer@gmail.com to purchase and support. Thanks!

Seniors – Grad Night 2021

Get your Grad Night Tickets

Swag bags, prizes, fabulous food, games, other fun surprises! Games, music, photo booths and so much more!  Purchase your tickets now – two options to choose from, special discount if purchased by April 1. Checks and Venmo accepted!   

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

Information – Check out our Website for information regarding Grad Night. Updated frequently!

As always if you need information, have an idea to share, or need to get in touch, please contact us at SHSGradnight2021@gmail.com. The Grad Night 2021 Committee is committed to following Oregon’s guidelines regarding COVID precautions. As you know those guidelines can and will change between now and June. Currently we are making plans, along with contingencies, and will modify as needed for current guidelines come June.

Follow us on Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook 

Check out our website, update frequently! : SHS Grad Night 2021

Amazon Smile Donations

Contact us at: SHSGradnight2021@gmail.com

Juniors – Grad Night 2022

Mo’s Clam Chowder Base

We will be selling yummy Mo’s Clam Chowder Base. The cost will be $12 per quart. Our fundraiser will run from March 29th – April 7th. We will be posting a purchase link on our FB page, Instagram and our website. Please click on the flyer for all the details.

April Can and Bottle Drive

This SATURDAY, APRIL 3RD is our monthly Can and Bottle Drive. If you would like to donate cans and bottles please click on the link to be added to the pickup schedule.

We are also in need of volunteers for the drive. If you would like to help please click on the signup genius link.

Remember for every hour your junior student volunteers they will be entered in to win a $1000 scholarship.

Follow us on Instagram and Facebook 

Contact us at: shsgradnight2022@gmail.com


Attendance Information – 503-825-6010


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