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Back-to-school information for the 2021-22 school year

Below are links for parents and students to help you prepare for the first day of classes.

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School offices opening dates 2021-22

  • August 16: Elementary School offices open
  • August 16: Middle School offices open
  • Year round: High School offices open year round

First day of school dates 2021-22

Grades 1-12

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

Kindergarten

  • September 8-10: Kindergarten reading assessment & parent conference
  • September 13: Kindergarten transition last name begins A-L
  • September 14: Kindergarten transition last name begins M-Z
  • September 15: 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.

Bell times

Bus basics

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

Calendars

Calendars
See official district calendars for the 2021-22 school year in multiple languages.

Enrollment and registration

Student enrollment and registration
Information, links and contact information to help parents who need to get their students registered for the 2021-22 school year.

Food services

Food services
Salem-Keizer Public Schools partners with Sodexo to provide healthy, nutritious meals to our students.

Family information night presentations

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

PDF versions of PowerPoint presentations shown at Familly Information Nights presented live in-person and on Zoom.

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

Elementary school changes | Middle school and high school changes
Details about principal and assistant principal changes at schools for the upcoming for the 2021-22 school year.

Safe return to in-person learning

Safe return to in-person learning
Information that families need to know as we get ready for the start of the new 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 | Útiles escolares generales que necesitan los estudiantes | Russian | Marshallese
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.

Special education

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

2021-11-18T04:08:58+08:00September 3rd, 2021|

Complete registration for bus service for the 2021-22 school year

Starting the first week of September, SKPS school buses will be hitting the road as students return to school for the 2021-22 school year! Will your child need transportation to or from school this year? There are a few quick and easy steps for you to take to ensure your child is ready to go on day one.

1. Check eligibility for bus transportation

Transportation-eligible means that the student lives at a residence within their neighborhood school attendance boundary, and the residence is outside the State of Oregon defined walk zone for that school. The walk zones are 1.0 mile for elementary students and 1.5 miles for middle and high school students.

You can check eligibility for bus transportation on the Busfinder webpage.

If you are eligible, you will see the link appear for “PARENTVUE” to complete the bus rider registration process. If you do not qualify for bus transportation based on your child’s school and residence address, you will not see this link appear.

*Please note: when you follow the link to complete the registration process, you will be taken to the online registration process. The selection for bus transportation toward the end of the online registration process. (See step 2).

2. Complete bus rider registration

Prior to riding the bus, your child will need to be registered for bus transportation. Registration can be completed by checking the box “Bus Rider Registration” during the online registration or enrollment verification process through ParentVUE. This option will appear on the “Students” step is near the end of the registration process. (See below).

If you need assistance with completing online registration, if you missed this step during online registration, or need to confirm if your registration is complete, please contact your child’s school who can assist you in verifying your bus rider registration.

*Please note that although the option to select bus rider registration will be available to all families through the registration process, only families who are eligible for bus transportation (step 1) will be provided transportation.

Check your child’s bus transportation information for bus route, stop and times

Approximately 48 hours after completing registration, information about bus routes, stops and times will be available for your student in ParentVUE.

To find this information, navigate to the “Student Information” tab on the ParentVUE app then select “additional information.”

If you need support to complete this process for your child, please contact your school for assistance or contact the Transportation department at 503-399-3100.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I complete registration for bus transportation?

Answer: All families who qualify and would like their child to utilize bus transportation need to complete bus rider registration. After confirming eligibility, registration can be completed during the “students” step of online registration. If you need support with this process, please contact your child’s school.

Q: How do I access bus route and stop information for my child?

A: After completing rider registration, bus route and stop information will be available in the “student information” section of ParentVUE under “additional information.” If you need support with accessing your ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school for assistance.

Q: Will I receive a confirmation when my bus rider registration is accepted?

A: No. If you completed the online registration process, selected for bus transportation and are eligible, your child will receive transportation. You can confirm this information by accessing your child’s route and stop information in ParentVUE or by contacting your child’s school.

Q: Will face coverings be required on school buses?

A: Yes. Currently, face coverings are required for all students on school buses.

2021-09-03T06:06:31+08:00September 1st, 2021|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Opens Applications for EDGE | EDGE: Educación digital guiada y mejorada

When students return to school this fall for the 2020-21 school year, they will have the opportunity to select a new robust learning option. On Monday, July 13, SKPS opened applications for a new, comprehensive online academy: Enhanced Digital and Guided Education (EDGE).

Applications for EDGE are now being accepted! Students and families can learn more about the program and supports for students online, and apply now until August 24, 2020.

The Salem-Keizer Public Schools EDGE program will provide students with high quality, rigorous and well-rounded learning opportunities, including instructional supports, English language development support and more.

The district has launched a brand-new learning management system to accommodate the new enhanced learning experience for students and families. Unlike distance learning that was conducted in the Spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus closure, students enrolled in the EDGE program will pair teacher-led instruction with family-supported and independent at-home application and learning while still staying deeply connected to their school communities.

Students enrolled in the EDGE program will still be students of the school they would have attended in person for the 2020-21 school year. Throughout the year, students will continue to be connected to their school for extracurricular activities, counseling and other support systems, school celebrations and more.

Learn more about the EDGE program online at salemkeizer.org/EDGE.


Cuando los estudiantes regresen a la escuela este próximo otoño para el año escolar 2020-21, tendrán la oportunidad de seleccionar una nueva y robusta opción de aprendizaje. El lunes, 13 de julio, las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer (SKPS, por sus siglas en inglés) iniciaron las inscripciones para la nueva academia integral en línea: Educación digital guiada y mejorada (EDGE, por sus siglas en inglés).

¡Estamos aceptando las solicitudes de inscripción en el programa EDGE! Los estudiantes y las familias pueden obtener más información en línea relacionada con el programa y los apoyos para los estudiantes, y realizar la solicitud de inscripción hasta el 24 de agosto de 2020.

El programa EDGE de las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer proveerá a los estudiantes con oportunidades de aprendizaje de alta calidad, rigurosas y bien diseñadas, incluidos los apoyos instruccionales, los apoyos para el desarrollo del idioma inglés y más.

El distrito ha iniciado un nuevo sistema de gestión de aprendizaje para acomodar la nueva experiencia de aprendizaje mejorada para estudiantes y familias. A diferencia del aprendizaje a distancia que se llevó a cabo en la primavera de 2020 debido al cierre del coronavirus, los estudiantes inscritos en el programa EDGE combinarán la instrucción dirigida por el maestro con la aplicación y el aprendizaje en el hogar apoyados por la familia y de forma independiente mientras se mantienen profundamente conectados con sus comunidades escolares.

Los estudiantes inscritos en el programa EDGE seguirán siendo estudiantes de la escuela a la que habrían asistido en persona durante el año escolar 2020-21. A lo largo del año, los estudiantes continuarán conectados a su escuela para actividades extracurriculares, asesoramiento y otros sistemas de apoyo, celebraciones escolares y más.

Obtenga más información sobre el programa en línea EDGE en salemkeizer.org/EDGE.

2020-08-14T23:00:21+08:00July 14th, 2020|

Grab-N-Go Meals and Food Boxes Schedule Changes for July 2 and 3, 2020

Due to the Independence Day holiday, all of our grab-n-go meal locations will be closed on Friday, July 3.

Families, please feel free to claim additional meals on Thursday, July 2.

Also, Marion Polk Food Share food box distribution at Washington Elementary, 3165 Lansing Avenue NE in Salem, will change from Friday to Thursday for THIS WEEK ONLY.

Distribution of food boxes at Washington Elementary this Thursday, July 2, will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the south parking lot.

Debido al feriado del Día de la Independencia, todos nuestros locales de alimentos para llevar estarán cerrados el viernes 3 de julio.

Familias, por favor no dude en solicitar alimentos adicionales el jueves 2 de julio.

Además, la distribución de cajas de alimentos Marion Polk Food Share en la escuela primaria Washington, 3165 Lansing Avenue NE in Salem, cambiará de viernes a jueves SOLO POR ESTA SEMANA.

La distribución de cajas de alimentos en la escuela primaria Washington este jueves 2 de julio será de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.  En el estacionamiento sur.

2020-07-16T04:45:06+08:00July 1st, 2020|

Apply for SNAP Benefits Online

Did you know that you can safely and securely apply for SNAP benefits online? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federally funded program which offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families.

People can be working or have other forms of income and still be eligible for benefits.

¿Sabía que puede solicitar de manera segura los beneficios de SNAP en línea? El Programa de Asistencia Nutricional Suplementaria (SNAP) es un programa financiado por el gobierno federal que ofrece asistencia nutricional a millones de individuos y familias elegibles de bajos ingresos.

Las personas pueden estar trabajando o tener otras formas de ingresos y aún ser elegibles para recibir beneficios.

See more about snap benefits
Apply online for SNAP Benefits
2020-07-16T04:48:58+08:00May 22nd, 2020|

SKPS Releases Supplemental Learning Materials for All Levels

Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has released the initial phase of supplemental learning materials available online. Resources for supplemental learning are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

The materials include supplemental materials based on grade level and include daily activities coupled with “brain breaks” and stress relievers. Materials are also available in Spanish. Click here to access the supplemental materials.

Print to Follow!

SKPS will be following up next with hard-copy materials for students.

Seniors

Beginning the week of March 30, SKPS will begin targeted outreach to support seniors on their path toward graduation.

2020-03-22T09:46:04+08:00March 22nd, 2020|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools to Extend Emergency Closure Through April 28

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority, and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) will extend the emergency closure through April 28. That closure could be shortened or extended at the direction of Governor Brown. Students are currently scheduled to return April 29.

“We are in uncharted territory,” said Superintendent Christy Perry. “At no time have our schools, our districts or our public education system been faced with so many uncertainties. We’re grateful for the continued guidance from the state so that we can help be sense makers for our community. We do not have answers to all of the questions at this time, but we will work as quickly as possible to chart an equitable and healthy path forward for our students, staff and their families.”

All regular staff will continue to be paid throughout the emergency closure that began on March 16. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers, instructional assistants, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff.

Meals will continue to be offered at 35 locations throughout Salem and Keizer from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Those locations are available here. In addition, the district is partnering with the United Way, Marion-Polk Food Share, Mano a Mano and local houses of worship to expand wraparound supports at sites as well as ways that the meal service can adapt to better meet the community’s needs.

District leaders are prioritizing creating a pathway to graduation for high school students. With additional guidance from ODE forthcoming, information for impacted students and their families will be provided the week of March 30. In the meantime, supplemental resources for learning will be distributed to families beginning the week of March 23. Resources for home learning are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded.

SKPS leadership has begun reaching out to first responders and healthcare workers to assess their needs and develop an emergency plan for their childcare.

2020-04-08T00:33:39+08:00March 19th, 2020|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Offering Grab and Go Meals at 36 Locations

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education, Salem-Keizer Public Schools in-person classes will be canceled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

In order to help alleviate food insecurity, we will be offering breakfast and lunch grab and go bags, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at more than 30 locations. Meals are available to any child or teen 18 and under.

Beginning this week, meals may include chicken patties, hamburgers and chicken nuggets. These are fully cooked and are safe to eat or can be reheated. All bagged lunches should be refrigerated within an hour.

Beginning April 27, there will be changes to our meal sites due to bond construction

 South, McNary and Claggett Creek will close. McKinley will open as a meal site to replace South. Parrish will open to replace North. The existing Weddle site will replace the Claggett Creek site and the existing Keizer and Cummings Elementary locations will replace the McNary site.

The locations are:

Auburn Elementary School
Bush Elementary School
Chavez Elementary School
Claggett Creek Middle School
Cummings Elementary School
Englewood Elementary School
Eyre Elementary School
Four Corners Elementary School
Grant Community School
Hallman Elementary School
Hammond Elementary School
Harritt Elementary School
Hayesville Elementary School
Highland Elementary School
Hoover Elementary School
Houck Middle School
Judson Middle School
Keizer Elementary School
Kennedy Elementary School
Lamb Elementary School
Lee Elementary School
Leslie Middle School
McKay High School
McNary High School
Miller Elementary School
Morningside Elementary School
North Salem High School
Richmond Elementary School
Salem Heights Elementary School
South Salem High School
Sumpter Elementary School
Walker Middle School
Washington Elementary School
Weddle Elementary School
Whiteaker Middle School
Wright Elementary School

We are extremely grateful for our community partners that are providing additional resources at many of these sites.

Marion Polk Food Share has multiple food pantry sites around the community, as well. Click the link here to view locations.


View Marion Polk Food Share Locations


In addition, Community Action: HOME Youth Services’ Drop-In Center provides three meals a day via the USDA food program to any youth between the ages of 11-18. Food boxes also can be obtained at that location, 625 Union St. NE, Salem.

Colonia Libertad Apartment Complex, 2911 Saddle Creek Club Ct. SE, Salem.

Cornerstone Apartments at 2540 Rose Garden St NE, Salem.

SKPS will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with state agencies and will provide updates during the extended break.


Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer Ofrecerán Comidas Empacadas para Llevar en 36 Escuelas

En continuidad con los recientes mandatos de la gobernadora Kate Brown, El Departamento de Salud de Oregón, y el Departamento de Educación Estatal, por lo que resta del ciclo escolar 2019-20, todas las clases de las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer impartidas en persona han sido canceladas.

Con el propósito de apoyar a nuestros estudiantes, estaremos ofreciendo desayunos y almuerzos empacados para llevar de lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. en 36 escuelas. Las comidas serán para cualquier niño/a de 18 años y menores.

Las escuelas son las siguientes:

Escuela Auburn
Escuela Bush
Escuela Chávez
Escuela Intermedia Claggett Creek
Escuela Cummings
Escuela Englewood
Escuela Eyre
Escuela Four Corners
Escuela Grant
Escuela Hallman
Escuela Hammond
Escuela Harrit
Escuela Hayesville
Escuela Highland
Escuela Hoover
Escuela Houck
Escuela Intermedia Judson
Escuela Keizer
Escuela Kennedy
Escuela Lamb
Escuela Lee
Escuela Leslie
Escuela Superior McKay
Escuela Superior McNary
Escuela Miller
Escuela Morningside
Escuela Superior North Salem
Escuela Richmond
Escuela Salem Heights
Escuela Superior South Salem
Escuela Sumpter
Escuela Intermedia Walker
Escuela Washington
Escuela Weddle
Escuela Intermedia Whiteaker
Escuela Wright

Estamos muy agradecidos por nuestros colaboradores de la comunidad que están proporcionando recursos adicionales en muchas de las escuelas.

Marion Polk Food Share también tiene varios sitios de despensa de alimentos en toda la comunidad. Haga clic en el enlace aquí para ver las ubicaciones.


Marion Polk Food Share


Además, “Community Action: HOME Youth Services Drop-In Center” ofrece tres comidas al día a través del programa de alimentos del USDA a cualquier joven entre las edades de 11-18 años. Las cajas de alimentos también se pueden obtener en 625 Union St. NE, Salem.

Colonia Libertad Apartment Complex, 2911 Saddle Creek Club Ct. SE, Salem.

Cornerstone Apartments at 2540 Rose Garden St NE, Salem.

SKPS continuará monitoreando la situación en conjunto con las agencias estatales y proporcionará actualizaciones durante las vacaciones prolongadas de primavera.

2020-04-29T00:21:48+08:00March 19th, 2020|
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