Link to current issue: District Newsletter - April 2017
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
In March, Superintendent Heather Cordie shared a letter asking our community to join the Sherwood School District in advocating on behalf of our students by urging support from the Oregon Legislature to provide sufficient funding for K-12 education.
The letter linked below is an update on this issue, and invites you to continue those efforts, as we are facing an even more uphill climb since the release of the Co-Chairs' Budget Framework this month. Thank you for your support!
Kindergarten registrations will be open on April 19th, from 3:30-6:00pm at all elementary schools in the Sherwood School District. Known as the "Kindergarten Round-Up", it is an opportunity for Sherwood parents to learn more about kindergarten at all four elementary schools, all which offer full-day programs.
Please view and share the flyer below, which includes elementary school information, with your friends and neighbors in the Sherwood community with kindergarten-aged children.
We look forward to welcoming our newest young kinder students into our schools next year!
April 19, 2017 · 3:30-6:00pm
See the flyer linked here!
Hosted at all four elementary schools: Hopkins, Middleton, Archer Glen, Edy Ridge
If you are interested in learning more about the committee, applicant eligibility requirements, the commitment and expectations of members, and would like to submit your application, please visit the link below.
Applications are due by April 23, 2017
Please read all information provided about the committee prior to submitting your application. Thank you.
Our Transportation Department has been working today to develop a plan for safe transport of students due to areas with blocked roads caused by downed trees. Except as noted below, routes will operate as normal. Please be advised that due to the conditions of the roads and drivers using an abundance of caution, routes may take longer than normal to complete.
If bus drivers see an unsafe condition at any bus stop, student(s) will not be dropped off at that location, and affected families will be contacted to make alternative arrangements.
The following buses will be on snow routes this afternoon: Route #4.
Please also note that Edy Road is inaccessible between 99W and Copper Terrace.
We will communicate updates via email and FlashAlert as needed.
School is still in session and we plan to dismiss at the regular time.
Edy Ridge has been without power today due to the storm. All students are safe. The school is open. PGE has informed the school that the outage could last a minimum of 4 hours. While Edy Ridge is well lit by natural light in most areas, staff are tending to needs for extra lighting where needed, and will provide lunch.
Edy Ridge phones are currently not operational; if you have an emergency and need to reach Edy staff urgently, please use their emergency line: 503-925-8450.
We will continue to communicate through District email and FlashAlert.
Please join us at the second Bond Community Input Session and participate in helping to shape the vision for the new Sherwood High School.
During the Bond Community Input Session on March 9th, architects from DOWA presented the guiding principles that are shaping the development of the new high school. On April 3, we invite you to join us as the work of the Design Team continues and we move from the concept plan to schematic design phase. To learn more about this event and other news related to bond projects, please visit the District's 2016 Capital Bond web site.
Friday, March 17, Superintendent Dr. Heather Cordie released a letter to Sherwood staff, families and community members, asking for support in advocating for sufficient funding for K-12 education in Oregon. The link below includes the letter and other documents related to the District's efforts to urge support from Oregon Legislature.
In her release to staff and Key Communicator subscribers, Supt. Cordie asked, "Please become familiar with this important issue by reviewing my letter and the accompanying materials. I hope you will join us in reaching out to our legislators to request action to provide the funding we need to continue providing the services and programs our Sherwood students need!"
Buses 3 and 4 on PM Snow Routes.
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