Reminder: Kindergarten Roundup

Kindergarten Roundup

Wednesday, March 7 2018

3:30 - 6:00 p.m.

We welcome all parents and their future students to visit their home school anytime between 3:30 - 6:00 p.m. to tour the school, meet the principal and kindergarten teachers, take a short bus ride and learn more about what to expect for your incoming kindergartner.

Enrollment packets will be available. Two forms of proof of residence, a birth certificate, and immunization records are required to complete enrollment. Students must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018.

If you need additional information, please contact Beccah Wagner -- Family Resource Coordinator at (503)825-5486 or email her.

Please click here for additional information.


Transformation Visioning Advisory Committees

posted Jun 22, 2018, 9:12 AM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 22, 2018, 9:14 AM ]

In November 2016 the Sherwood School District passed a Capital Improvement Bond; the largest project being a new high school that will open in the fall of 2020. Another key component is the transformation of several schools, to new levels, in order to offer the District additional capacity at all levels. The existing high school will become a middle school; Laurel Ridge Middle School will become an elementary school; and Sherwood Middle School will house what is now Hopkins Elementary. We are very intentional about referring to those changes as transformations, because they are about so much more than altering the existing buildings. They are about rethinking what one middle school can “look” like -- how we can create a model where students are still known, and where there is still a smaller school “feel.” The transformations are about reimagining what can be with respect to elementary schools, and the students and staff within them, flourishing in new locations. To that end, we have been working with three Transformation Visioning Advisory Committees (TVACs), comprised of parents, certified staff, classified staff, Board members, and administrators – all serving in advisory roles to the District. The three advisory committees are the (1) Sherwood High School transformation to the new middle school, (2) Sherwood Middle School transformation to Hopkins Elementary, and (3) Laurel Ridge Middle School transformation to an elementary. Thank you to all who are serving, and to all who expressed an interest in being a part of this work.

The very first TVAC meeting was held in early May, and focused on the work relative to transforming the current high school into a middle school. This particular TVAC wrapped-up their last meeting in early June. As we shift into the summer months, the second and third TVACs are both getting ready to kick-off their first meetings on June 14, and continue through the summer and fall months. The District is looking forward to beginning that important work! The District website has a section devoted solely to the 2016 Capital Improvement Bond, and will also include the transformation work. We hope you will visit that site frequently in order to stay current on all of the exciting work taking place.


Sherwood High School -- 2018 Groundbreaking Ceremony!

posted Jun 18, 2018, 3:06 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 21, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

The sun was shining bright on the morning of June 12th as the Sherwood School District (SSD) broke ground for the new high school. SSD students and staff, along with members from the community, local city officials, and partners from BRIC Architecture, Cornerstone MG, Skanska Construction, united for this extraordinary day. 

The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Superintendent Heather Cordie, Mayor Keith Mays, School Board Chair Eric Campbell, Master of Ceremonies Jack Scypinski, 2018-19 SHS Associated Student Body President Shaurya Gaur, and 2017-18 SHS Freshman Class President Ainsley Holloway.  The morning also featured amazing performances by the fantastic Sherwood High School Drumline, and the crow-pleasing Mixolydians. As Scypinski pointed out in his speech, the City of Sherwood has not seen a groundbreaking for a high school since the 1960’s -- we stand here today to literally make history!

The new school, which will be funded by the district's 2016 bond measure, has a projected cost of about $186 million. It will replace the current Sherwood High School, which will in turn be transformed into a middle school. The district's two current middle schools, Sherwood Middle and Laurel Ridge, will be converted into elementary schools.

The new high school, along with the transformed buildings, are set to open to students in the fall of 2020. The performing arts center will have a capacity of 600 people; more than double the current center's capacity. The general capacity of the new school will be higher as well. The existing Sherwood High has about 1,700 students, and is said to be crowded. The new school's common areas are being designed to accommodate 2,400 students; although to start, classrooms will fit just 2,000 students.

The groundbreaking celebration symbolizes the community’s solid commitment to education for Sherwood students – a great place for all kids. For those who were unable to attend please view our Groundbreaking Ceremony – Sherwood High School Program and Featured Video.


 

SAVE THE DATE -- Groundbreaking Ceremony

posted Jun 8, 2018, 2:07 PM by Kristen Delaney


Follow-Up Test Detects No Microcystins in Wilsonville, Sherwood Water Supply

posted Jun 4, 2018, 2:06 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 4, 2018, 2:07 PM ]

Dear parents, families and members of the community,

Below is text, and a link to the official press release from the cities of Sherwood and Wilsonville regarding the drinking water test results.


Updated June 4th, 2018:

Follow-Up Test Detects No Microcystins in Wilsonville, Sherwood Water Supply

SHERWOOD, OR — Samples of local water delivered to a Seattle-area laboratory for testing on Friday, June 1, revealed no detectable level of microcystins in the local water supply, the cities of Wilsonville and Sherwood announced today.

A ‘non-detect’ result was returned this morning for three samples – source water, finished water and distributed water – supplied by the City of Wilsonville.

As an additional measure to ensure the health of the water supply, Wilsonville is sending samples to two laboratories to analyze seven straight days (June 1-7) of water.

Additionally, the California lab handling the Willamette Water Treatment Plant’s EPA-guided testing under the Unregulated Contaminants Monitoring Rule (UCMR4) delivered a promising preliminary follow-up report on the sample that initially detected microcystins. The “Algal Low 9” test, which analyzes eight variants of microsystins and nodularin, returned non-detect for all nine variants this morning.

On Thursday, May 31, Wilsonville learned that a UCMR4 sample detected 0.34 µg/L, slightly over the EPA’s guideline value for microcystins—one of the four cyanotoxins of greatest concern in drinking water.

For more information on Wilsonville water, visit www.ci.wilsonville.or.us.  For general questions about water quality, people can visit the Oregon Health Authority’s website, call 2-1-1 for more information or call the City of Sherwood Public Works office at 503-625-5722.

Press Release


SAVE THE DATE -- Groundbreaking Ceremony

posted Jun 1, 2018, 11:20 AM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 1:22 PM ]


 

Drinking Water Precaution

posted Jun 1, 2018, 10:24 AM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated Jun 1, 2018, 2:18 PM ]

Dear Parents and Families,

Late last night, we were alerted by the City of Sherwood of a potential positive test for cyanotoxin from our water provider, the City of Wilsonville. This is a preliminary test, and has not been confirmed, so there may be no issue at all. Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, the Sherwood School District has purchased bottled water, and is in the process of distributing the water to all seven of our schools  to provide to pre-k through first grade, those who are immunocompromised, the elderly and pregnant and nursing mothers.  We've been advised that children under 6 and those with compromised immune systems are at risk from cyanotoxin. Older children and adults are not at risk. Accommodations have been made in all schools with regard to food services and preparation of school lunches.

We will continue to keep our families updated with more information as it becomes available. Please continue to visit www.sherwoodoregon.gov/ for updates.

A última hora de la noche anterior, la Ciudad de Sherwood nos alertó de una posible prueba positiva de cianotoxina de nuestro proveedor de agua, la ciudad de Wilsonville. Esta es una prueba preliminar, y no ha sido confirmada, por lo que puede no haber ningún problema. Sin embargo, debido a una gran cantidad de precaución, el Distrito Escolar de Sherwood ha comprado agua embotellada, y está en el proceso de distribuir el agua a las siete escuelas para proporcionar desde preescolar hasta primer grado, aquellos que están inmunocomprometidos, los ancianos y madres embarazadas y lactantes. Se nos ha informado que los niños menores de 6 años y aquellos con un sistema inmune comprometido están en riesgo de cianotoxina. Los niños mayores y los adultos no están en riesgo. Se han realizado adaptaciones en todas las escuelas con respecto a los servicios de alimentos y la preparación de almuerzos escolares.

Continuaremos manteniendo a nuestras familias informadas de las actualizaciones mas recién a medida que esté disponible. Por favor, continúe visitando http://www.sherwoodoregon.gov/ para mas información. 

Recognition of SHS Mixolydians, 3rd Place in Rose Festival Sing-Off

posted May 29, 2018, 4:46 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated May 29, 2018, 4:48 PM ]

The Sherwood High School Mixolydians competed in the 7th Annual Rose City Sing-Off, the premier a cappella competition for high school-age singers in the Northwest. The Mixolydians placed third in the event this year and are receiving a monetary prize for their music program.


Representatives of the Portland Rose Festival Foundation present the Mixolydians and their Director, Ms. Kathy Shuckerow, with the 3rd place award check in the amount of $250.00, in recognition of their exceptional performance.  To see the performance at the Board of Directors meeting in May 2018 please visit this LINK.


Sherwood Education Foundation Grants Presentation

posted May 29, 2018, 4:41 PM by Kristen Delaney   [ updated May 29, 2018, 4:48 PM ]

The Sherwood Education Foundation (SEF) raises funds from the community through its annual Calling for Kids campaign, and donations from individuals and businesses.  SEF distributes funds through grants to individual teachers and also through funding programs that support the District’s Strategic Plan.  The Sherwood Education Foundation presented more than $60,000 in grants to teachers in order to fund innovative projects at all seven Sherwood schools. This is a significant increase over previous years, largely due to the success of the Sip ‘N Spell which raised over $50,000 in just one evening in its second year.




News from your Safety Committee

posted May 29, 2018, 4:21 PM by Kristen Delaney

Do you know what it means to “daisy chain” a power strip or surge protector?

When the safety committee conducts safety inspections in each building, we look for any daisy chained power strips. Daisy chaining is a term that refers to power strips and/or extension cords being plugged into other power strips and/or extension cords.

Daisy chaining usually occurs when there are not enough established outlets to meet electrical needs.

The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) requires that all power strips and extension cords be plugged directly into a wall outlet that is permanently installed.

Take a look around your work space. If you see any daisy chaining, please contact the maintenance department, or your local safety committee member. We will take a look at your work space and help you come up with a more safe electrical solution.


Sherwood Community Services Fair -- Saturday, May 19

posted May 8, 2018, 1:47 PM by Kristen Delaney

Sherwood Community Services Fair -- Enjoy free food and fun activities... Visit here for more details. 

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