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Tips for staying healthy this winter season

This winter, the whole Salem-Keizer community can work together to keep our schools, students and community safe and healthy.

Remember to follow some simple precautions to prevent illness:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid the sharing of cups and utensils.
  • Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and keep your hands away from your or your child’s face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and electronic devices.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor settings, especially if you or someone in your home is at high risk for severe disease.
  • CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine annually.

Proper handwashing

Click on the video above to view YouTube video

When is sick too sick for school?

The list document below helps to provide guidance on when students are too sick for school and should not be considered medical advice. Please contact your healthcare provider with health concerns.

Please keep ill children out of school

2023-01-07T08:37:17+08:00January 4th, 2023|

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|

School meals provided free for all SKPS students for 2022-23 school year

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is participating in a federal program available as part of the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program called, Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). For the 2022-2023 school year, a nutritious breakfast and lunch are available to all SKPS students at school sites at no charge. Students enrolled in the EDGE program can access breakfast and lunch by contacting their home school or program principal.

Questions?

If you have any further questions or would like additional information, please email the district’s food services department.

2022-10-07T04:22:24+08:00October 5th, 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|

School Safety Systems in Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Student Safety - Resources and Information

School Safety Systems in Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Video: School Safety and Emergency Procedures

Learn about safety protocols and emergency procedures implemented in all Salem-Keizer schools. Safety and security staff and district leadership were joined by local and state law enforcement agency partners to share information with the community. This was one of three safety sessions held this year about student safety in our schools. The other two sessions held were Student Voices, We All Belong and Social Media and Online Safety.

School Safety and Emergency Procedures – Presentation

School Safety and Emergency Procedures – Questions & Answers

Talking to children and teens about violence

At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the safety of our students is our absolute top priority. Below are resources and information on the safety and security systems in place across the district.

Talking to students about violence

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators (English)

Talking to students about violence (English)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (English)

Talking to students about violence (Spanish)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (Spanish)

More resources

Web articles

Oregon Public Broadcasting radio interview

Courtenay McCarthy, a school psychologist at the Salem-Keizer school district, explains how the Salem-Keizer program works and the impact it’s having in Salem and beyond.

Fake fentanyl

Oregon has lost several students to fentanyl in the last few years. Linked below are fact sheets to help educate students, parents and the community about the dangers of fake pills made from deadly fentanyl. Learn more


Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Our children in today’s world have unique emotional and behavioral needs unlike anything we have seen before. This is not unique to Salem-Keizer. Schools across the country are seeing similar needs for support of students. At Salem-Keizer, we work to address the needs of our students through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. These systems allow us to provide the right support for each student to address their emotional, behavioral, mental, and academic needs.


Behavioral Threat Assessment

Our team of specialists partners with agencies across Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties to identify students who may be exhibiting indicators of extreme aggression toward others, and we provide wraparound services like safety planning and mental health support to address those students’ needs.

Salem-Keizer’s behavioral threat assessment system is used by other school districts around the country. Below are some recent discussions in the media that provide a description of how our system works.


Partnering with Law Enforcement

We work side by side with the Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office both in and out of our schools. When any concern for our school’s safety or a threat is reported, they move swiftly to investigate. It is very important to talk with children about the consequences of making any type of threat, which can range from a minimum of disciplinary action at school to criminal charges.

You can learn more about our school safety systems and procedures, including collaboration with our local law enforcement partners by viewing our recent safety series webinar.


SafeOregon

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is an active member of SafeOregon, which gives kids, parents, schools, and community members a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. Managed by the Oregon State Police, this program has proven to prevent acts of violence. I encourage you to download the mobile app on your phone, and on your child’s phone as well. You can also call or text 844-472-3367 anytime.


COVID-19 Dashboard

When a positive case of COVID-19 is identified within the school setting, we work closely with the local public health authority to ensure that the person diagnosed with COVID-19 follows instructions for isolation and remains away from others until they can safely return to school.

Families will receive a weekly notification on Saturdays about COVID-19 cases in schools with a link to this dashboard.


Improving safety and security through capital improvements

The 2018 bond program is improving safety and security across the district. Thirty-six of our schools are receiving renovations to the front entry to improve the office staff’s ability to monitor and control who enters the front entrance. Most of those improvements will be in the form of a secured check-in space at the front entry. Schools are also receiving upgrades to electronic badge access systems and to intercom systems, which will be able to send messages directly into classrooms.

2022-07-29T07:10:10+08:00June 9th, 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|
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