City Water Alert: Schools Not Included in Advisory

posted by Tianna Hubbenette

The District has been in communication with the City of Sherwood and Public Works Department and at this time, none of the school sites in Sherwood School District are included in the advisory area.  If at any time, an update is received related to this advisory that may impact water sources in our buildings, we will share that information immediately.

Wednesday evening, October 26, the City of Sherwood released a public notice related to a boil water advisory as a precautionary measure resulting from a local water main break.

Please visit the City of Sherwood Boil Water Advisory Notice linked here to read the public notice or to view an interactive map and address look-up tool for the area being advised to take this measure.  According to the City notice, "Oregon law requires that drinking water providers issue precautionary boil water advisories to customers affected by pressure losses in water mains.  This is a routine precaution, and there is no need to be alarmed. "

New! District Newsletter - October 2016

posted Oct 25, 2016, 5:05 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - October 2016

District updates from Superintendent Heather Cordie to stakeholders, including parents, staff and community members, have traditionally been written as a narrative and distributed from the Superintendent's Office in various formats such as emails or as part of weekly newsletters from schools.  Last year, the District launched a new format for broad communications, that of a District Newsletter.  The newsletter's first edition was published and distributed in November 2015.

Released monthly, and designed to include District-wide information and interest pieces about students and staff of Sherwood Schools, our hope is that this communication will be your “go-to” source for the latest District information.  All newsletters will be distributed directly to Key Communicator subscribers and Sherwood School District staff as a link in an email.  For all other interested readers, the link to the current issue will be included in weekly emails sent to parents from school principals.  Current and past issues will also be available on the Sherwood School District web site.

Budget Committee vacancies - Applications due 11/30/16

posted Oct 24, 2016, 12:14 PM by Tianna Hubbenette
The School Board is currently seeking qualified applicants to fill two vacancies on the Sherwood School District Budget Committee.

Position #3 is vacant and Position #5 is open due to the expiration of the term of Jim Rose on June 30, 2016.  Each position has a three-year term, expiring June 30, 2019.  Applications from interested parties must be turned in by the November 30, 2016, in order to be considered.  The Board intends to appoint the new members at its regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, 2016.

The Budget Committee plays a vital role in assisting the District and the community in reviewing the proposed budget each year before the proposal is presented to the Board of Directors for adoption.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 p.m., November 30, 2016.

To learn more or to apply for this vacancy, please complete and print the application using the enclosed instructions here.

"Like" us on Facebook! NEW SSD Page Published

posted Oct 20, 2016, 10:01 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Sherwood School District has relaunched its Facebook page with a new and improved design!  Be sure to visit and "Like" the Sherwood School District page and share the link with your students and families to keep up to date on the latest news and information from the District!

Test of the FlashAlert System - Tuesday, 10/18 at 10am

posted Oct 17, 2016, 3:12 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

Notification Alert System Test to be conducted Tuesday, 10/18, at 10:00am:  FlashAlert is a messaging system that the Sherwood School District uses to send timely alerts to subscribers for inclement weather closures and other emergencies.  We will be conducting our annual test of the alert system on Tuesday, October 18, at 10:00 a.m.  If you are an active subscriber, the alert will automatically be sent to your selected delivery preference (phone and/or email) with clear indication that it is only a test.  If you do not receive a test alert at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, you are not an active subscriber and may not receive future alerts from the District during an actual event.  To create or renew your free subscription, you can visit at any time to create an account with an email address.  (It is recommended that you download the FlashAlert Messenger app if you have a smart phone, which will ensure you receive full text of emergency notifications, as some cellular providers limit characters or may delay delivery of alerts due to service area limitations.)

De notificación de alertas de prueba del sistema que se realizará mañana, 10/18, a las 10:00 am:  FlashAlert es un sistema de mensajería que el Distrito Escolar de Sherwood utiliza para enviar alertas oportunas a los suscriptores para cierres de mal tiempo y otras emergencias. Vamos a ser la realización de nuestra prueba anual del sistema de alerta el martes 18 de octubre a las 10:00 am Si usted es un suscriptor activo, la alerta se enviará automáticamente a su preferencia seleccionada entrega (teléfono y / o correo electrónico) con indicación clara que es sólo una prueba. Si usted no recibe una alerta de prueba a las 10:00 horas del martes, no eres un suscriptor activo y no puede recibir alertas futuras del distrito durante un evento real. Para crear o renovar su suscripción gratuita, se puede visitar en cualquier momento para crear una cuenta con una dirección de correo electrónico. (Se recomienda que descargar la aplicación FlashAlert si usted tiene un teléfono inteligente, lo que asegurará que reciba texto completo de las notificaciones de emergencia, ya que algunos personajes límite proveedores de celulares o puede retrasar la entrega de alerta debido a las limitaciones del área de servicio.)

Oregon Shake-Out, Earthquake Drill - 10/20 at 10:20am

posted Oct 14, 2016, 9:46 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Sherwood School District will be practicing earthquake safety again this year in The Great Oregon ShakeOut.  Staff and students in all schools will join thousands of Oregonians in the annual earthquake drill event.  The ShakeOut drill will occur in houses, businesses, and public spaces throughout Oregon at exactly 10:20 a.m. on October 20, 2016.  (Some Sherwood schools may also conduct an evacuation drill immediately following the earthquake drill.)

The purpose of the ShakeOut is to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes, and to get prepared at work, school and home.  Everyone can participate!  Visit the Oregon ShakeOut web page to learn more.

School report cards released by ODE: Sherwood results favorable

posted Oct 13, 2016, 11:53 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released report cards today for K-12 schools across the state, evaluating their performances for the 2015-16 school year. Sherwood Schools received high marks, but there were areas for growth indicated as well. 

The ODE also released data of comparison schools, that is, schools with demographics similar to Sherwood School District schools.  The District had higher rates of students meeting College and Career Readiness benchmarks on the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) than the state average in all subjects and grade levels.  

Elementary schools performed about the same as comparison schools in English Language Arts (ELA) with approximately 3% more students meeting the benchmarks in math.  Middle schools performed significantly above comparison schools, averaging nearly 5% higher in ELA and 11% higher in math than schools with similar demographics.  

Sherwood High School outperformed comparison schools slightly in ELA.  High school math achievement is an area for continued focus for growth.  To that end, the District has re-aligned math scope and sequence in grades 6-12 to help students deepen their foundation in Algebra before moving on to higher math.  Sherwood School District is currently in the process of piloting new math curriculum for its secondary schools.  

In addition to high rates of achievement, Sherwood students also showed high rates of growth as measured by median growth percentile (MGP).  This measure compares each student’s growth to a group of students with similar achievement histories.  Elementary and middle school students attained growth percentiles ranging from “above average” to “high growth” in both ELA and math.  Subgroups also exhibited impressive growth, with all subgroups at the middle level demonstrating strong growth. 

Superintendent Dr. Heather Cordie stated, “We are proud of our students and their impressive levels of achievement and are grateful for the efforts of our hard-working teachers, classified staff, and administrators who have worked tirelessly to teach and support our students.  While there is always more work to do as we strive to meet the needs of all of our students, we are encouraged by these results.”

Complete information on the ODE and school report cards can be found by selecting “Sherwood” from the drop-down menu at the following web address:

Back to School Rally Video

posted Oct 12, 2016, 2:08 PM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Oct 12, 2016, 3:32 PM ]

Every year the staff of Sherwood School District are welcomed back to the new school year during a 
festive and inspirational Back to School Rally.  

The highlights from the 2016-17 Back to School Rally can be viewed here - including student band and choir performances, a powerful speech by SHS ASB President Arjun Vijay, the "live" drawing of the Rally themes by SHS AP Art student Nghi Nguyen, and a special message and call to action by Supt. Cordie about the importance of relationships and learning one another's stories, especially those of all Sherwood students!

New Bond Measure FAQ & Web Page Related to #34-254

posted Sep 30, 2016, 12:11 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

The District is regularly asked questions about the projects proposed in bond measure 34-254, including what a single middle school might look like and construction timelines…  For more information on those concepts - and more! - Visit the FAQ created by the District.

Also - a new web page has been designed to provide the latest information related to the bond. Readers interested in the background of the bond process can also visit the page dedicated to the bond visioning process here.

For Oregon residents wishing to register to vote, visit Voter registration for the November 8, 2016, elections must be completed by October 18, 2016.

District-wide Lock-Down Drills Scheduled, Oct 4-6th

posted Sep 30, 2016, 12:02 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

Between October 4-6, 2016, the Sherwood School District will be conducting lock-down drills at all seven school buildings.  During the lock-down, staff and students are secured within their individual classrooms/offices and there is no movement in the building.  Each drill lasts approximately 30 minutes, and no one will be allowed to enter or exit the campus until the drill has been completed.  Signage will be posted at building entrances to indicate when the drill is in progress.  

Drills provide valuable feedback for the District's Emergency Preparedness Committee.  During the lock-down drill, observers on site may include administrators, Board members and Sherwood Police Department representatives.  

School lock-down drills are scheduled as follows:

Middleton:         8:15am, Tuesday, October 4
SMS:                    8:15am, Tuesday, October 4
Edy Ridge:          1:10pm, Tuesday, October 4
Laurel Ridge:     1:10pm, Tuesday, October 4
SHS:                    9:40am, Wednesday, October 5
Hopkins:            1:20pm, Wednesday, October 5
Archer Glen:      12:30pm, Thursday, October 6

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