SMS Weekly Update
September 2, 2022
The 2022-2023 school year is off to a great start! SMS students have brought a remarkable energy back to the building this week and our staff is excited to spend more time with students after the 3-day weekend!
- No School (Labor Day Holiday)
- No Early Release yet! (Early Release begins on the 14th)
- Superintendent Meet & Greet 6:00pm-7:30pm, Ridges Elementary/Laurel Side Cafeteria
- Picture Day (students will go with their science classes for pictures)
- PSO Meeting 9:00am - 10:00am, Sherwood Middle School Conference Room
- First Early Release Day, dismissal at 2:20pm
- Board of Directors Meeting, 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Sherwood School District Office
- Back to School Night, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Additional events may be viewed on the Sherwood Middle School Calendar.
Friday, Sept. 9: Students will be photographed throughout the school day with their science classes, and will receive their Student ID cards on Picture Day. Ordering packets were sent home today. You can also order online at mydorian.com/order.
Back to School Night
Back to School Night is a great opportunity to connect with your student’s teachers and learn more about the upcoming school year. Please join us in the Gym to kick off the event.
Thursday, Sep 15, 2022, 06:00 PM
Sherwood Middle School, Southwest Meinecke Road, Sherwood, OR, USA
Don’t wait to order your 2022-2023 SMS Yearbook!
New Traffic Pattern
Please follow signs and cones that direct the flow of traffic in the parking lots, and do not pull into the bus lane. Our goal is to have the student drop-off and pick-up process run as smoothly as possible for everyone involved.
SMS Phone Policy
This means that these devices may not be used during:
Any class time, including:
Core classes - Science, Math, ELA, and Social Studies
Assemblies and student performances during school hours
Other events during the school day
In the event of continued misuse of technology, a phone may be placed in the office for the remainder of the day. On the 3rd offense of the phone being brought to the office, the device will need to be picked up by an authorized adult and a phone plan will be put in place.
Students are permitted to utilize cell phones & listening devices before school, after school, and during lunch.
If your student will be absent, please call the attendance line at 503-825-5510 or email SherwoodMiddle_Notification@sherwood.k12.or.us by 8:30am. Please leave your name, your student’s name and the reason for the absence. This is a 24-hour line. Parents of students who are absent each day will be called if the school has not been notified.
In addition to the current phone and email methods for excusing absences parents of middle and high school students will also be able to excuse absences through ParentVUE. This method is available only for full-day absences for the current day and future days.
To excuse an absence through ParentVUE, click the "Report Absence" button next to your student's picture on the home screen. Then, select the date(s) and choose a reason for the absence. You may also enter a note and upload any supporting documents. Click "Save" to submit. The attendance office will review your submission and update your student's attendance record.
School Administered Medication
Oregon law and Oregon Administrative Rules require that all prescription and nonprescription medicine be administered to students by trained school personnel.
Parents must complete and sign a Medications Form authorizing school staff to administer any prescription or non-prescription medications. This form is required for all medications, even cough drops! (click here for medication forms)
Parents must deliver and pick up all medication. Medication must be in its original container (pharmacies will issue a transport bottle if requested when having the prescription filled.)
Written physician instructions (prescription label) are required for all requests to administer prescription medication. Instructions must include: name of student, name of medication, dosage, route, frequency of administration and any special instructions.
Superintendent Meet & Greet/Listening Session
Our new Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon will be hosting an opportunity on Thursday, September 8th to meet members of the community, answer questions about the upcoming school year, and discuss the proposed social science curriculum for grades K-5. This will be the first of several community engagement opportunities with Dr. Lyon in the coming school year.
Please join us at Ridges Elementary in the Laurel Side Cafeteria on Thursday, September 8th, 6:00-7:30pm.