SMS News & Information

8th Grade Promotion Program Videos

posted Jun 9, 2020, 8:56 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

Supplemental Learning Guidance

posted Mar 30, 2020, 12:53 PM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Mar 30, 2020, 12:54 PM ]

Staff in the district have been working to develop a plan for students to continue their learning remotely.  The Sherwood School District is excited to offer optional supplemental learning resources to support our students and families.  We will continue to update these activities and resources throughout the school closure. Please take a moment to review the information below.

Advice for families

  • Set up a study space with the technology required 

  • Be prepared for technical issues. Teachers and staff will be trained on these platforms during professional development on March 30th and 31st and will be ready to help support families with troubleshooting starting on April 1st.

  • Review and orient yourself with the following platforms we will use to support online learning:  Seesaw, Google Classroom (if you have an elementary student) and/or Canvas (if you have a middle or high school student).

  • Discuss your expectations with your child(ren) 

    • Agree on any incentives or consequences

    • Reinforce that this at-home learning is as important as traditional

    • Talk about the routine for working and checking their Seesaw, Google Classroom, or Canvas daily

  • You will likely need to monitor this at first. Check-in with them or do it with them until they are ready to be independent. 

  • Help your student maintain a regular study schedule.

  • Please know that if district staff use off-site phones to contact families, the caller ID may look unfamiliar or read “Restricted.” Please be sure to answer incoming calls and check voicemail from unknown numbers.

Elementary Level

Beginning April 1st, optional resources will be posted to our website; your child’s teacher will also send an email with specifics regarding review and enrichment within their own classroom. 

Beginning April 6th, elementary teachers will be communicating with families through email and two different platforms designed to facilitate online learning (Seesaw for grades K-2, Google Classroom for grades 3-5). Please know that at the elementary level we are waiting to roll out these platforms until April 6th, so we can ensure all students and families have the technology they need to participate in these activities if they choose. 

Middle Level

Beginning April 1st, optional resources will be posted online to Canvas for all students to see.  Be sure to check out the Calendar in Canvas for the supplemental activities and resources. If you’d like to observe your student’s Canvas content, please ensure you’ve registered for a Canvas Parent account - here is a link to instructions. Email your school’s registrar if you would like support with account creation.

High School Level

Beginning April 1st, students will be able to access supplemental learning opportunities via their third-trimester Canvas courses.  Please remind students to check Canvas frequently and to engage with the learning as much as possible. If you would like to observe your student’s Canvas content, please ensure you have registered for a Canvas Parent account - here is a link to instructions.  Please email our registrar if you would like support with account creation:

We are excited to begin the rollout of our plan to provide learning opportunities to our families and students.  This is the first phase of our rollout, which will evolve as we learn together to use these new tools and keep our kids learning while our schools are closed. 

Services Available During Closure

posted Mar 17, 2020, 8:29 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

As we shared with you earlier this morning, all Oregon schools will be closed March 16-31, with students returning to school on Wednesday, April 1. While our schools will be closed, including school offices, our District Office departments will remain in operation.  Additionally, the following services will be available to students and families:

  • Nutrition Services will operate food distribution hubs at Hopkins Elementary and Edy Ridge Elementary March 16-20, and March 30-31.  Breakfast and lunch will be available to all students, at no cost, at the following times:

    • Breakfast - 7:30-8:30am

    • Lunch - 11:30am-12:30pm

Meals will be pick-up only (no students will remain on campus to eat). At Hopkins, pick-up will happen at the cafeteria entrance -- please look for the pop-up canopies.  At Edy Ridge, pick-up will happen at the front entrance.

  • Champions will provide a backup source of childcare during the closure.  This program is open to all Sherwood Students age 5-12, whose families have immediate care needs (healthcare workers, first responders, no back-up care available). The schedule for Champions will start on Tuesday, March 17, to allow for facility sanitation and registration processing on Monday, March 16.

    • Schedule: Tuesday March 17-Friday March 27 (closed Saturday/Sunday)

    • Time: 7:30am-5:30pm

    • Location: Hopkins Elementary multi-purpose room

    • Cost: $39/day

    • Single serve snacks will be provided; please plan to bring a sack lunch

    • Pre-registration is required.  To register, please complete the form available at:

Questions? Please contact for more information. 

  • SHARE Center will be open daily 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-3:00pm, March 16-20 and March 30-31. Our SHARE Center is located at the Sherwood Middle School campus, in the parking lot portables.  SHARE Center staff will also be on-site at our Nutrition Services meal distribution hubs during breakfast and lunch (see times above). For more information about services available from the SHARE Center, please visit our website at 

  • Families who participate in our Weekly Backpack Program can pick up their backpacks at the SHARE Center on Friday, March 20, in order to have them over Spring Break. (see hours above).


We have received questions from parents/guardians/community members about where to direct donations of food or funds to assist students and families in need.  We encourage those individuals who want to contribute in this way, to contact our SHARE Center at 503-825-5480. The SHARE Center can accept gift cards (Walmart, Safeway, Target, etc.), new and gently used clothing, school supplies, diapers/wipes, basic necessities and monetary donations. 

The events and circumstances we all are experiencing are unprecedented. As we continue to maneuver through the ever-changing landscape, please remember to take care of yourselves and look out for others.  Many emotions and reactions arise in response to the current reality — please be kind and thoughtful, and extend grace and compassion to others.

Dine out to Benefit Sparrow Families:

posted Feb 28, 2020, 11:17 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Mar 2, 2020, 12:10 PM ]

The SMS Sparrow Club in conjunction with LRMS and SHS Sparrow Clubs will be holding a Dine with Our Sparrows fundraiser.  On Thursday, March 12
th, Sherwood MOD Pizza will donate a percentage of the day’s proceeds to the two Sparrow Families.  At 6:00 p.m., SHS Sparrow Ella, and SMS/LRMS Sparrow Asher will be at MOD Pizza to meet and eat with Sparrow Club members, family, and friends.  Please join us! Click here for more information

Parent Awareness Night

posted Dec 19, 2019, 12:08 PM by Jeanette Godfrey

The Sherwood Education Foundation is Sponsoring a Parent Awareness Night in January.  Collin Karchner of #SAVETHEKIDS will be speaking on the harmful link between youth access to technology & anxiety and depression.  The event will take place January 21st & 22nd, at 6:30 -8:30 p.m.  Although this is a free event, you must have a ticket for entry. Registration for the second evening opens Thursday, December 19 at 8:00 a.m.  Registration Link

Veteran's Breakfast Video

posted Dec 9, 2019, 9:51 AM by Jeanette Godfrey

SMS Veterans Breakfast 2019.mpg

Freaky Friday!

posted Oct 22, 2019, 10:25 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 10:26 AM ]

Freaky Friday is October 25th!!

What?  LRMS Donation drive! All money donated by LRMS Students stays at LRMS and enriches our children’s education!

When?  Now until 10/25/19, then we wrap it up with a fun Halloween themed carnival and raffle beginning at 5 pm. Please turn in your pledge envelope to the front office or register under your PRIDE teacher online here.

Where?  Collect your donations, then attend the carnival hosted at SMS on 10/25!!

Who?  All students can participate, and all parents can volunteer &/or enjoy the carnival as a family (ideally both)! If your student is looking for volunteer hours, look no further!  Student volunteers use 2019 Student Sign up!  Parents, find the best shift for your schedule at 2019 Freaky Friday!

All information for Freaky Friday and the Auction can be found here: Freaky Friday!

Student Conferences

posted Oct 22, 2019, 10:21 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Oct 22, 2019, 10:27 AM ]

      Student conferences will be held on October 25th & 26th.  If you would like to check in with your student(s) teachers, please plan to attend arena style conferences Thursday, October 24th, from 4:30 to 8:00 p.m. or Friday, October 25th from 8:00 to 12:00 p.m.  Teachers will be available at stations in the gyms and cafeteria during that time to meet with parents.

       Student Success Act:  As you know, the Student Success Act was signed into law this past May and will provide additional state funds to Oregon schools.  The funds will be allocated to Oregon schools in four specific areas ranging from reducing class sizes to student health and safety. If you would like to learn more about the act, SMS Administrators will be presenting this information to parents during conferences on Thursday, October 24th, from 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.  You will also have an opportunity to provide input via a short survey at the end of each presentation.

Volunteer Background Checks

posted Sep 27, 2019, 9:33 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Sep 27, 2019, 9:36 AM ]

All volunteers must complete a Criminal Background Check annually.  You will not be allowed to volunteer until you have cleared the background check.

How to Register to Volunteer:

1. Complete a Background Check. Please click here to go to the online background check form. (You will not be allowed to volunteer until you have cleared the background check for this year.)
2. Complete the online New Volunteer Application Form
3. Once you are registered to volunteer and your background check is approved, you can view volunteer openings and sign up in HelpCounter, the volunteer tracking and information program. 

Summer Information

posted Jun 18, 2019, 10:30 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Aug 6, 2019, 2:52 PM ]

The SMS school office closes for the summer Tuesday, June 18th.  We will reopen on Monday, August 12th. 

Registration Open House will take place Tuesday, August 20th - Friday, August 23rd as follows:

Tuesday through Friday, August 20 - 23, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 21, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

During the Open House we will hand out schedules and locker numbers, collect fees and have PE clothes available to purchase.  More information around the Registration Open House will be mailed home mid-August.  Adjustments to this even may have to be made due to summer construction projects in the building.

Students new to Sherwood School District: While our school offices are closed during the summer, please deliver completed enrollment forms to the District Office, located at 23295 SW Main Street.  Forms are available online or can be picked up at the District Office. The District Office summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. You can reach them by calling 503-825-5800.

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