2017-18 Kindgergarten Registration

posted Apr 13, 2017, 10:18 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Apr 13, 2017, 10:53 AM ]

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!

Kindergarten Round-Up
 April 19, 2017  ·  3:30-6:00pm

See the flyer linked here!

Hosted at all four elementary schools:  Hopkins, Middleton, Archer Glen, Edy Ridge

Applications for Bond Oversight Committee - due 04/23/17

posted Apr 12, 2017, 9:23 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Apr 12, 2017, 9:40 AM ]

The Sherwood School District is currently accepting applications to fill positions for its seven-member Bond Oversight Committee.  This group will meet quarterly to evaluate the expenditures and other accountability related to the progress of bond-funded projects, and will report quarterly to the Board of Directors with its findings.  Selected committee members will be expected to participate from now until the completion of all projects, including the new high school (scheduled for 2020).

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.

4/7 PM Transportation Alert

posted Apr 7, 2017, 1:32 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

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.

UPDATE 12:46pm: 4/7 Power Outage at Edy Ridge

posted Apr 7, 2017, 9:40 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Apr 7, 2017, 12:48 PM ]

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.

New! District Newsletter - March 2017

posted Mar 24, 2017, 2:56 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

Link to current issue:  District Newsletter - March 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

Next Community Input Session on new high school design, April 3

posted Mar 17, 2017, 9:57 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Please join us at the second Bond Community Input Session and participate in helping to shape the vision for the new Sherwood High School.

Community Input Session
April 3rd, 6:00-8:00pm
Laurel Ridge Middle School, Cafeteria
(Pizza and beverages will be available at 5:45pm)

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.

Call for Support for State K-12 Funding from Supt Cordie

posted Mar 17, 2017, 8:54 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

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!"

UPDATE 3/6 Weather Alert: Bus Routes

posted Mar 6, 2017, 5:15 AM by Tianna Hubbenette   [ updated Mar 6, 2017, 1:21 PM ]

Buses 3 and 4 on PM Snow Routes.

Bus Routes 2, 3, 4, 7 and 8 will be on snow routes during A.M. only.

Community Input Session-New SHS 3/9

posted Mar 2, 2017, 1:45 PM by Tianna Hubbenette

You're Invited!  

Please join us for our first Bond Community Input Session
and participate in helping to shape the vision for the new Sherwood High School.

Community Input Session
March 9th, 6:00-8:00pm
Laurel Ridge Middle School, Cafeteria
(Pizza and beverages will be available at 5:45pm)

In November 2016, Sherwood Schools received the support of Sherwood voters by passing a bond in order to address the capacity and facility needs the District is experiencing today, and so that we can prepare for expected growth in enrollment in the years to come.  (Thank you, Sherwood community!)

We quickly engaged in the steps needed to begin work on the greatest of the bond projects - the construction of a new high school.  First, the Sherwood School District selected an Owner’s Representative and Lead Architect to guide the efforts of the high school project: Cornerstone Management Group, Inc., and Dull Olson Weekes -IBI Architects Group, Inc. (DOWA), respectively.

In January, the District conducted a selection process to identify stakeholders to be part of the New SHS Design Committee.  Participants, including classified and certified staff, parents, students, Board members, and administrators, have been meeting regularly to provide input into the design phase of the high school, guided by the facilitation of the DOWA architect team.

Now, with the foundation of the visioning developed by the Design Committee, we want to engage the whole of our community in the design process….and we’re looking for your voice!  It is very important to the leadership and Board of Directors for Sherwood School District that the new Sherwood High School reflect the perspectives and input of all of our stakeholders and community members. Together, we will develop a vision for the future that we are building for Sherwood students.

During the Bond Community Input Session on March 9th, the architects from DOWA will present the guiding principles that will shape the development of the new high school.  Attendees will have the opportunity to review some of the preliminary designs for the high school site, and will participate in a “virtual tour” to view and provide feedback on the physical characteristics of space that could be incorporated into the new school.

We expect to host another Community Input Session this spring.  Stay tuned for more on that event - and please continue to visit our web site for the latest news about the bond projects.

2/24 Weather Alert: Buses 3 and 4

posted Feb 24, 2017, 5:42 AM by Tianna Hubbenette

Routes 3 and 4 on snow routes in morning only.

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