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SHS Weekly Newsletter #1



Hello Bowmen Students and Families,

We are excited to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year! This is the first edition of our weekly newsletter. This will be a valuable resource each week to find out about upcoming events and new information for the high school.

See you soon!

Mr. Mitchell

Important Upcoming Dates:

8/31 – Open House for students with last names A-K, 4:00pm-7:00pm
9/1 – Open House for students with last names L-Z, 4:00pm-7:00pm
9/1 – Marching Band Premier Performance, 7:00pm, SHS Stadium
9/3 – Open House open to all students, 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-3:00pm
9/6 – Labor Day (NO SCHOOL)
9/7 – Connection with Families & Students (No School for Students)
9/8 – First day for freshmen and new students ONLY
9/9 –  First day for all students
9/15 – School Pictures (Order forms are mailed home by Dorian Studio)
Early Release

Student Schedules

Student schedules will be released at 4 pm today August 27th. It is possible that the schedules will be changed between their release and the start of school due to balancing class sizes.


Masks are required in the school at all times unless actively eating or drinking. Masks are required outdoors when 6 ft. distancing is not possible. In the classrooms, physical distancing of 3 ft will be maintained to every extent possible. 

Open House at SHS

Please come join us next week for Open House.  Students can familiarize themselves with the building, find their classes and lockers.  Parents are welcome to join their students at this event. Masks will be required for all who enter the building. 

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 4pm to 7pm – Students whose last name starts with A to K

Wednesday, Sept 1, 2021,  4pm to 7pm – Students whose last name starts with L to Z

Friday, Sept 3, 2021, 10am to 12pm OR 1pm to 3pm – open to all students.

Superfan Tryouts

Attention all seniors! Student council is holding superfan tryouts on August 31st, @10am at the high school. We will meet outside in front of the main entrance. The only requirements are filling out the linked application and having lots of school spirit. Please fill out the application as soon as possible and we look forward to seeing you at tryouts on Tuesday!

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeKjY9pGs3nu-s8Ufza_z58TE9EaSaufrtAnrtyYDQnqxFnJw/viewform

Bell Schedule

Early Release

The District will be implementing a 1-hour Early Release every Wednesday, starting Wednesday, September 15. The High School will be released at 2:20 pm. Please refer to the 2021-2022 District Calendar for all scheduled Early Release days. 


Grades 9 and 10:  Students’ locker numbers are assigned and available in Synergy.

Grades 11 and 12:  Students that wish to have a locker need to sign up for a locker in the SHS Main Office (8:00 am – 3:45 pm). 

Bus Routes/Transportation

Bus routes are available on the district website. As well as information about the Ride 360 App, boundary maps, snow route information, and walk zone maps.

Student Synergy Fees and Payment

Fees can be paid online using ParentVUE with a credit, debit, or bank account. You can pay for all of your students at one time. Please keep in mind:

  • When you check out for payment, the system will redirect you to PayForIt.net to complete the process for your payment.
  • Bank account (also known as e-check or ACH) has a flat fee of $1.75.
  • Credit and Debit card fees are 3.49%.

Check or cash can be accepted at the SHS Bookkeeper Window:

  • All checks should be made payable to Sherwood High School or SHS (SHS Band, SHS Key Club, SHS Think Pink, SHS Bowmen Pageant, etc.).
  • Checks should not be made payable to any SHS staff.

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) 825-6010 in advance.  A note will be sent to release your student at the time requested.

We realize that 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) 825-6010 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 sramp@sherwood.k12.or.us.  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.

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! 

Counseling Center

Counselor assignments are listed below for your convenience.

School Lunch

The Nutrition Services team strives to provide students with delicious, high quality, nutrient rich meals, while providing excellent customer service to support successful learning for all students. All meals are at no cost to all of our students through June 2022. Families are encouraged to fill out  the Free and Reduced Lunch application to be eligible for additional benefits (such as reduced student fees, athletic fees, etc.) The application and process can be found here.

Admission to Sporting Events

The cost to attend sporting events has changed this year to adults $7 and students $5.  High school students who purchase an ASB sticker ($30.00) will be allowed in for free.  Senior citizens, age 62 and older, will be allowed in for free except for playoff games.  All students (regardless of the ASB sticker) and senior citizens will be charged for playoff games.  Playoff game prices are determined by the OSAA and change depending on the level of playoff.

This year, Sherwood High School, and other schools in our league are moving towards online ticketing.  Tickets will be purchased online and entrance in will just be a scan away with your purchased QR code!  Stay tuned, as more info on this will be coming out!

Device Protection Plan

Is your student’s device protected? Enroll in the optional Device Protection Plan here.

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.

Community Link

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

Additional Resources

2021-2022 Bell Schedule

District Calendar