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SHS Weekly Newsletter #28


April 9, 2021

Dear Bowmen Community,

I can’t believe that we are finally here- we will be welcoming students to campus next week for Student Orientation which will then be followed by officially returning to in-person classes!  Again, thank you so much for all you’ve done over the past year.  I truly appreciate it.  As always, please continue to let us know if you have any questions or need anything.  Have a great weekend!

Principal’s Update 4/9/2021


Melissa Baran



Mon, April 12 Regular CDL Day-Online All grades

Tues, April 13, 9am Period 1 Final-Online

Wed, April 14, 9am Period 2 Final-Online

Thurs, April 15, 9am Period 3  Final-Online

Fri, April 16, 9am Period 4  Final-Online

Activities April 12th-17th

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 Schedule

  • 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. 

Daily Schedule-Beginning Monday April 26th

  • 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

Click here for a printable schedule for hybrid learning the rest of the year.

State Assessment Announcement & Opt-Out Information

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) applied for a waiver with the United States Department of Education (ED) that would have allowed Oregon to not participate in annual state assessments as required by federal law.  That waiver was denied and the District is required to administer limited state assessments this school year.  While we don’t know all of the details of what will be required, the District is beginning to plan for how best to offer required state assessments.

Students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be participating in at least one assessment this school year (English language arts, mathematics, or science). The Assessment Team at ODE has shortened the tests to the fullest extent possible while still allowing for a reasonably accurate measure of student learning.  The assessment test window opens on April 13, 2021, and will remain open until June 11, 2021.  

We are in the process of planning our strategy to meet the requirements outlined in the drafted amended waiver with our building-level teams and will communicate updated state testing dates and timelines in the weeks to come.

House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English language arts and mathematics by submitting this form (English/Spanish).  The form is a simple survey that can be completed electronically.  Should you choose to opt out, please help us plan by completing this form by April 16, 2021, to best support district planning.  If you would prefer a paper version, you may print out this form (English), form (Spanish), complete it, and turn it in to your school’s front office.  

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 

School Lunches

There will be lunches available to all students at no cost. Each lunch period we will have a tower rack in the commons area with grab and go meals that contain a breakfast meal and a lunch meal. At the end of the school day, students can pick up meals from either the commons or outside the main entrance that will contain two breakfasts and two lunches that they can eat at home.


Information about bus routes and the transportation request form can be found HERE. Questions can be directed to the transportation department at 503-825-5900 or 

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. 

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

  • 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

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.  

PSO (Parent Support Organization)

Staff Appreciation

Staff Appreciation is May 3-7th. Due to Covid, we have not been able to fundraise this year, so we are asking for donations directly to our Staff Gifts. 100% of your “Staff Appreciation” donation goes to adding gifts to our “Movie Night” gift bags. Thank you so much to everyone who donated! We have raised $900 towards our $3000 goal!

Donate at www.shspso.org See the flyer HERE

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

  • $0 – PSO provided popcorn – fulfilled
  • $250 – digital movie code. – fulfilled
  • $900 – Bowmen logo travel mug – fulfilled
  • $1550 – $5 Coffee Gift Card – still need
  • $3000 – Bowmen tote – still need

Thank you,

SHS PSO Hospitality

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, 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.

Grad Night 2022

April Monthly Meeting

Our next Grad Night meeting is Tuesday, April 20th at 6pm. We have some exciting fundraisers coming up and would love your help to make them a huge success!

The zoom link is below and the password is: planning


Monthly Can and Bottle Drive

Our May Can and Bottle Drive will be Saturday, May 8th. If you have cans and bottles you would like to donate please click on the link to be added to our pickup schedule! Please share the link with friends and family.


We are also always in need of volunteers, so if you are willing to help with the drive please click on the signup genius link. Remember all Junior Students who volunteer for at least an hour will be entered in to win a $1000 scholarship. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b44a5ab2ba5f94-maybottle

Keep Updated!

Please visit our website on a regular basis to stay up to date on all announcements, fundraisers, volunteer opportunities, etc related to Grad Night 2022 https://sites.google.com/view/sherwoodgradnight2022/home

Sherwood Athletic Booster Club

The Sherwood Athletic Booster Club’s mission is to promote athletic excellence, a positive community image, and competitive programs by providing financial assistance and support to our student-athletes, coaching staff and athletic department through our fundraising and community donation programs.

To be successful in our mission, it takes our community’s support and we have a variety of initiatives you might be interested in. Please contact us if you have questions: info@sherwoodboosterclub.com

  • Athlete Yard Signs: These are for all sports and high school classes. Imagine driving through Sherwood and seeing all of the houses bragging about our athletes. Order yours today at: https://www.adams-screenprint.com/phone/shs-athlete-sign.html
  • Board Positions: We are accepting nominations for the 2021-2022 Booster Board now. Open positions offer a variety of skill sets and hour commitment, they include: Concessions, Webmaster, Stadium Seats and Drive for School. Contact a Board Member or info@sherwoodboosterclub.com to learn more.
  • Scholarships: The Sherwood High School Booster Club awards $10,000 worth of college scholarships to Sherwood High School graduating seniors who have excelled in academics, athletics, and community service during their high school career. Applications can be obtained through the Sherwood High School Career Center and are due on June 4th. For more information, please email the Sherwood Booster Club Scholarship Chair at jwernet@sherwood.k12.or.us.

To learn more about the Boosters, visit us at: https://sherwoodboosterclub.com/

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sherwoodboosterclub/


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