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Think before you post

When schools receive hoax threats, rumors of threats, and when there is a spread of false information, learning environments are disrupted and and there is understandably increased fear in our community.

Safety is our top priority

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is our top priority. Maintaining safety in our schools requires an ongoing partnership with school staff, students, families, law enforcement and the surrounding community.

Safety is critical, and our district fully investigates each threat in collaboration with the FBI and/or our state and local law enforcement partners.

Issuing a threat is a crime

As a district, we have investigated a number of hoax threats of targeted violence against local schools. These threats—often issued via text message or posted on social media—are taken very seriously. Our law enforcement partners investigate every tip to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community. Hoax threats can result in both arrest by law enforcement and/or suspension or expulsion by the school district. Hoax threats are not a joke, and they can have devastating consequences—both for the public and for those who post them.

Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, verbally, through email, or other means—is a crime. Please share with your kids and those in your community that making a threat is a poor choice that could impact them for years to come.

Threats impact our entire community

In addition to the individual consequences a person may face, these threats have a serious impact on our community. They divert district resources from providing support for students and disrupt the learning environment for hundreds of students. Law enforcement resources are diverted from investigating other crimes, and they cost taxpayers a lot of money. The threats can also cause severe emotional distress to students, school staff and families.

Things to remember

Don’t share or forward a threat until law enforcement has a chance to investigate—this can spread misinformation and cause panic.

  • Don’t ever post or send any hoax threats online
  • If you are the target of an online threat, call your local law enforcement immediately
  • Salem Police Department Non-Emergency 503-588-6123
  • Keizer Police Department Non-Emergency 503-390-2000
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office 503-588-5032

If you see a threat of violence posted online, contact local law enforcement or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also submit information online to the FBI on the FBI’s website.

Use SafeOregon by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed or made through the SafeOregon app.

Remember – a hoax threat is no joke. Think before you post.

2022-11-16T06:00:22+08:00November 15th, 2022|

Back to school 2022-23

School offices opening dates 2022-23

  • August 8: Elementary school offices open
  • August 15: Middle school offices open
  • Year-round: High school offices open year-round

First day of school dates 2022-23

Grades 1-12

  • September 6: First day for Grades 6 and 9
  • September 7: First day for Grades 1-5, 7-8, 10-12 (*Because this is a Wednesday, this is a late start day)

Kindergarten first days

  • September 7-9: Kindergarten reading assessment & parent conference
  • September 12: Kindergarten transition last name begins A-L
  • September 13: Kindergarten transition last name begins M-Z
  • September 14: Kindergarten first day for ALL students (*Because this is a Wednesday, this is a late start day)

*All schools will start one hour late on Wednesdays to give school staff a regular time for collaborating and planning support for students.

Back-to-school quick links

Adult and student interactions

Guide to Staff/Student InteractionsMaintaining Appropriate Staff/Student BoundariesMaintaining Appropriate Volunteer/Contractor/Student Boundaries
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for students when participating in any school or district activity.

Athletic participation and student fees

High school and middle school athletics
Information about athletics fees, physical exams, FamilyID online registration, student and parent concussion statement.

Back to school factsheet

Arabic | Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

Convenient factsheet for back to school in PDF format that you can print out for quick reference.

Bell times

Arabic | Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

Bell schedules for most schools will be the same as last year for the 2022-23 school year.

Bus basics

Information about riding on buses, including videos, maps, and links to resources like finding your school.

Route times for the 2022-23 school year are expected to be ready the week of August 15.

Calendars

Calendars
See official district calendars for the 2022-23 school year.

Dress code

Dress code
Salem-Keizer Public Schools expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school-sponsored event.

Enrollment and registration

Student enrollment and registration
Information, links and contact information to help parents who need to get their students registered for the 2022-23 school year.

Food Services

Food Services
For the 2022-23 school year, breakfast and lunch will be provided free of charge for all Salem-Keizer students. SKPS partners with Sodexo to provide healthy, nutritious meals to our students.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten
Resources to help you get your student registered and ready for kindergarten.

ParentSquare

ParentSquare
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications.

ParentVUE

ParentVUE
Login page to create a new account or to access your existing ParentVue account.

Preschool

Preschool
Resources to help you get your student registered and ready for preschool.

Principal and assistant principal changes

Principal and assistant principal changes at schools
Details about principal and assistant principal changes at schools for the 2022-23 school year.

Safe and welcoming schools

Safe and welcoming schools
Every student should feel safe, welcome, and fully included in their school community.

School directory

School directory
A list that includes links to school websites, school start/stop times, names of principals and office managers, and contact information.

School supply list recommendations

Standard school supplies needed by students
English | Spanish | Marshallese| Russian
The standard list represents the most common supplies required in Salem-Keizer schools. Some schools may require additional items or may prefer a variation of the items listed. However, items such as wipes and glues MUST be purchased by school district staff.

Questions?

Contact your student’s school if you have questions.

School offices opening dates 2022-23

  • August 8: Elementary school offices open
  • August 15: Middle school offices open
  • Year round: High school offices open year round

Special education

Special education
Providing professional and efficient support services that contribute to the success of students, staff, and community.

Student rights and responsibilities

Student rights and responsibilities
The Student Rights & Responsibilities handbook covers policies and procedures designed to protect the safety, rights and responsibilities of students, parents, and employees.

Student safety resources

Student safety resources
Learn about safety protocols and emergency procedures implemented in all Salem-Keizer schools.

2022-10-20T02:41:27+08:00September 6th, 2022|

Free Summer Break Meal Program 2022

Starting on Wednesday, June 22, free summer meals will be available to children ages 1-18, as well as Community Transition Program students, at the locations listed below. Meals will be Grab-N-Go Meals this summer. No on-site meals will be served inside schools.

  • Monday-Friday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • No meals served on July 4

Locations

Summer meals additional resources

Many organizations in the community also offer support for meals during the summer. We encourage you to check 211 info for additional resources for summer meals.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability in its programs and activities.

Summer Meals 2022 Flyer

Summer Meals 2022 Poster
2022-09-03T07:01:34+08:00August 14th, 2022|

SKPS Class of 2022: One for the Record Books

Congratulations to the Class of 2022! All your hard work has paid off, and you are now officially high school graduates. We are so proud of you.

The Class of 2022 recently crossed the stage, marking their accomplishment of becoming high school graduates earning their high school diploma or GED. Salem-Keizer Public Schools had more than 2,800 students celebrate this important milestone surrounded by their families, educators, friends and community members that supported them along their path to graduation. 

The Class of 2022 is a graduating class that proved to be nothing short of remarkable. In 2020, when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic began, these graduates were sophomores. Now, amidst a global pandemic, through impacts of wildfires, ice storms, comprehensive distance learning, hybrid learning, in-person instruction and for some classes, commencement ceremonies during an atmospheric river, 2022 graduates have continued to show their resilience and dedication to success. 

As students round out the school year, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of the key points of pride to recognize the graduating Class of 2022. 

Class of 2022 – Points of Pride

  • More than 2,800 students graduated with 100 students earning their GED
  • The Class of 2022 earned more than $59 million in scholarships
  • More than 100 students earned the Oregon State Seal of Biliteracy, distinguishing them as global learners and recognizing them as proficient and effective in one or more languages other than English
  • More than 1,500 graduates participated in Career and Technical Education courses during high school, preparing them for industry skills for careers in their futures
  • More than 1,000 graduates took advance placement or international baccalaureate courses during high school, the most rigorous courses offered in our schools

Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages to see more photos! You can also see galleries of the graduation ceremonies on the Statesman Journal’s website.

Graduation photo galleries

You can view all the graduation photos on Facebook even if you don’t have a Facebook account.

Videos of graduation ceremonies

Capital Community Television will be adding video recordings of all the graduation ceremonies to the CC:Media YouTube channel in the coming week. You can watch the recordings even if you don’t have a YouTube account.

2022-08-18T00:58:32+08:00August 1st, 2022|

Capital College Night – Tuesday, April 26, 5:30-8 p.m.

Capitol College Night - Tuesday, April 26 - 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Capital College Night on Tuesday, April 26 from 5:30-8 p.m. at McKay High School is a program devoted to educating ALL Salem-Keizer families about the college search and application process. The event’s schedule is comprised of a college fair as well as two rounds of breakout sessions. No RSVP is required.

College Fair

The college fair portion of the event runs from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Breakout sessions will be offered during the fair from 7:00-7:25 p.m. and 7:30-8:00 p.m.

Students should go to www.strivefair.com to register for a barcode. Show your barcode to colleges at the fair and they will scan it to send you more information about their schools. It’s fast and free!

2022-04-26T23:16:03+08:00April 19th, 2022|

Video: Different Choices, Always United

As we transition into optional face coverings, it’s important to remember to be respectful of each other’s choices. At Salem-Keizer Public Schools we may make different choices, be we are always united.

2022-03-11T03:01:38+08:00March 10th, 2022|

Face coverings optional effective March 12

​​As you likely know, there have been significant changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education regarding face coverings in schools.

We have carefully reviewed the guidance and met with our community health partners to provide expertise and feedback on these changes. All groups were supportive of our ability to keep students in schools safely without the universal use of face coverings when community transmission is low.

Effective March 12, 2022, face coverings will be optional in all district facilities, schools and school buses for students and staff. This includes the school day, before-school and after-school programs and extracurricular activities and athletics.

While face coverings will be optional, it is highly recommended that at-risk adults and students continue to wear KN95 masks. We know some students and adults will choose to wear face coverings and others will not. It is critical we support these decisions as we work together to build a community that supports each other in the decisions that protect their health or the health of those close to them.

Thank you for helping to ensure the health and safety of our schools and community.

2022-03-05T10:55:22+08:00March 5th, 2022|

Fall 2021 Parent/Teacher Conferences – Conferencias de padres y profesores

Join us for Fall Virtual (on-line) Parent/Teacher Conferences! Save the Dates!

  • Monday, October 20, 2021
    • 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday, October 21, 2021
    • 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    • 1:15 PM – 4:45 PM
    • 6:15 PM – 8:00 PM

Please use this link to set up the parent/teacher conferences:
https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RobertsatChemeketa@salkeiz.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

We look forward to seeing you virtually! For more information call us at 503-399-3247


Conferencias de padres y profesores

Guarda las fechas!!

¡Únase a nosotras para las conferencias de padres y maestros de otoño! Virtualmente!

  • Lunes, 20 de octubre de 2021
    • 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Martes, 21 de octubre de 2021
    • 8:00 am -11:30am
    • 1:15pm-4:45pm
    • 6:15pm-8:00pm

Utilice este enlace para programar las conferencias de padres y maestros. Para asistencia por favor llame al 503-399-3247:

https://outlook.office365.com/owa/calendar/RobertsatChemeketa@salkeiz.onmicrosoft.com/bookings/

¡Esperamos verte virtualmente!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2021-10-06T06:33:19+08:00October 6th, 2021|
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