On April 28, 2016, state and local leaders will be holding an education forum in our community and they want to hear from you! You are invited to join with other members of our community to reimagine education in our state. Come learn more about Oregon’s education initiatives, contribute to a discussion on the factors supporting student success, and get your questions answered by local and state education leaders.
The community forum will be held at Claggett Creek Middle School from 6:00-7:30 pm on April 28, 2016. You can find additional information, including other community forums around the state, on the Oregon Department of Education website at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/ESSA.
Improving education in Oregon takes a community. Come add your voice to the conversation and help us reimagine education in Oregon! We look forward to seeing you there.
Teachers and parents (students are welcome, but do not have to attend) will meet in the Englewood Media Center on Tuesday, April 5 at 6:00 PM to share, discuss, and answer questions about our upcoming overnight trip to Astoria on May 19 and 20.
We will have forms for you to complete (bring insurance, doctor, and medication information with you) and sign-ups for volunteering and donations.
We do need lots of parent volunteers for this fantastic overnight field trip. If you would like to volunteer, you must be an approved volunteer. You may request a paper copy application, but completing the application online through the district website is much more efficient.
We look forward to seeing you on April 5.
In an effort to better allow schools to serve students, balance class sizes, staff accurately and align transfer windows, we are changing the In-District Transfer process to include two distinct windows for transfers at the elementary level. A similar process and change occurred at the secondary level two years ago. Elementary transfer requests will now be accepted March 1- March 30th for the transfer to occur at the beginning of the following school year, and November 1- November 30 for the transfer to occur after Winter Break. Due to the shortened notice of the change we will extend the spring transition window this year only from March 1 – May 30th. If you are considering a transfer to another Salem-Keizer school for next year, please submit your request to your home school before the May 30th deadline to be considered for approval.
Thank you for your partnership and for sharing your children with us every day,
In fall of 2016, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will offer free full-day kindergarten. Half-day kindergarten is not offered in Salem-Keizer, however many private kindergarten providers offer half-day programs. Children are not required to attend kindergarten, but attendance is strongly recommended.
Registration for fall 2016 kindergarten opens Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
Parents are asked to register for kindergarten as soon as possible. The district needs to know how many students will be attending and where in order to prepare an adequate number of classrooms. Early registration helps make sure kindergarten students will have a comfortable start to the school year.
Children who will turn five years old on or before September 10, 2016, are eligible to register. To register, please visit the school assigned to serve your residence address and pick up a registration packet.
To find the school that serves your residence, visit the boundary information page.
For more information about registering for kindergarten, please call your school or visit the Kindergarten page.
Please join us Thursday, February 4th from 4:30-7:30 PM at 1011 Lancaster Dr NE. That's the McDonald's located at D St and Lancaster.
Transportation Job Fair
January 29-30, 9-2
Transportation Main Lot
998 Hawthorne Ave NE
“This is fun!”
“I learned that coding is awesome!”
“Here, I can show you how to do that!”
If your student wants to continue this at home, or was not able to participate, please visit www.hourofcode.com/us to get started!
The Communications Department team took photos of your choirs performing at the Oregon State Capitol, and we've posted a gallery on the district's official Facebook page
You may have heard from your student that we have been raising salmon in our library this year. We started with eggs in mid-October. We learned about the salmon’s life cycle and habitat. We waited patiently for them to hatch. When they did, we watched them grow into fry. Which means they are ready to be released into the “wild”.
If you are interested in watching the final phase of our salmon study, you are welcome to join us. We will be releasing the salmon into Mill Creek Saturday, December 5th. Students who come will get to release one themselves (while supplies last).
Straub Environmental Learning Center 1320 A St. NE Salem 97301
When: Saturday December 5th, 10 am sharp! Rain or shine.
Hope to see you there!