Back To School Information

posted Aug 30, 2013, 9:10 AM by Jeanette Godfrey   [ updated Aug 30, 2013, 9:12 AM ]

Parent Information:

  • Synergy: Sherwood School District has converted from eSIS to Synergy as our student management system.  You will need to create your Synergy ParentVUE account in order to view your student(s) information.  Click here for instructions on creating your account.  Prior to setting up your account, you will need to contact the registrar, Allison Kopp, for your Activation Key.

  • PayForIt Online Payment System: PayForIt is the new online payment system used by Sherwood School District. You will need to create your PayForIt account the first time you use the system.  After that you will have access to all of your students regardless of school.  You can deposit lunch money, pay fees, and buy yearbooks among other things.  There is no fee to use this system. Please use the PayForIt “Contact” tab help in setting up your account. Click here for instructions on creating your account.

  • School Pictures: You should have received information regarding school pictures on Registration Night.  Students will be having their school pictures taken on Friday, Sept. 6th during their science class.  Please be sure your student has his/her order form and payment or payment voucher if you prepay online (  The SMS online reference number is 36721.

  • Volunteer Background Checks: All volunteers must complete a Criminal Background Check annually.  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.  

  • Arrival at School:  Class for all grades begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. Students should not arrive at school before 7:35 a.m., however the building will open each morning at 7:05 a.m.  Once on campus, students are expected to remain at school.

  • Student / Parent Handbooks: Student/parent handbooks are available online.  A limited number of paper copies are available in the school office.  Teachers will review the handbooks with their students in class the first week of school.  Parents please carefully read the handbook, sign the parent/guardian signature form, and return the form to your student’s Language Arts teacher.

  • Backpacks & Calculators Needed Each year we are in need of school supplies to help our families and neighbors who attend Sherwood Middle School.  Our most needed items are 1) large, well-made backpacks, 2) large, well-made zip-up binders and 3) TI30 Scientific calculators.  As the holidays approach, please consider our SMS families in need.  Please contact our school Counselors with any questions.   

Back To School Information:

  • Lunch and Breakfast Program - Deposits into your student’s account can be made at any time for any amount either online or at school.  

    • Payments can now be made online with a valid debit or credit card.  Please contact the school office for your student’s ID number.  Payments made after 8:30 a.m. will be reflected the following school day.

    • Please make checks payable to School Nutrition Program (SNP).  Be sure to include your student’s name on the check.  

    • Free and Reduced Lunch Program Forms may be found online or in the school office.  Please call Kelli Gladheim at 503-825-5151 with any questions.

  • Attendance Procedures:  If your student will be absent, please call the attendance line at 503-825-5410 by 8:00 a.m. to 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.  

  • Change In Bus Destination:  Please send a note with your student when there is a change in bus destination.  The address of the alternate destination is required for the safe delivery of your student.

  • 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.  

  • Bus Information: Please click here for Sherwood Middle School bus schedules.  If you have any questions please call the Transportation Office at 503-825-5900.