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Winter Break Dec 18-Jan 1, 2018

posted Dec 15, 2017, 12:14 PM by Englewood Elementary

We will see you back in school on Janurary 2, 2018.

Happy New Year!

SALMON RELEASE

posted Dec 5, 2017, 2:28 PM by Linda Staples


Sunday, December 17th

3:00 PM Rain or shine!

Straub Environmental Learning Center

1320 A St. NE


We’ve been learning about the salmon life cycle and watching live salmon eggs hatch and grow into fry. Sadly, it is time to say goodbye and release them into the wild.

 

Anyone who is interested in watching is welcome to join us. Students who come will get to release one themselves (while supplies last).  

Enrollment growth creates crowding

posted Oct 17, 2017, 7:57 AM by Englewood Elementary

In only five years, enrollment in Salem-Keizer Public Schools is predicted to grow by about 1,000 students. That’s approximately the enrollment of two elementary schools or one middle school. 

When considering past growth, this enrollment projection may seem conservative. In the last school year alone (2016-17), more than 500 new students enrolled in the district. In the five years since the 2012-13 school year, a total of around 2,000 new students have enrolled.

 “In six of the last seven years, we have seen an increase in new students. The average has been about 350 per year,” said David Hughes, manager of the facilities planning function for the school district. Enrollment growth is expected to continue for at least the next 20 years.

In fulfilling a state mandate to create a facility plan for the future, district staff reviewed population studies conducted by Portland State University’s Population Research Center and worked with architectural consultants to assess the capacity of school buildings to accommodate the projected growth.

What they found was that many school buildings are already over capacity, and many others are rapidly approaching their limits. For example, five of the district’s six traditional high schools are currently at or over capacity. McKay High School is a good illustration. McKay’s capacity has been boosted over time from about 2,000 students to 2,458 by adding 16 portable classrooms. However, enrollment at McKay last school year was 2,455 students and is expected to climb to more than 2,700 in just three years.

By the year 2025, high schools alone are projected to be short of space for 1,300 students. This projected deficit increases to more than 2,200 students if aging portable classrooms are retired and not replaced.

While adding portable units helped provide classroom space for students at McKay and 35 other schools, it created another problem.

“Adding the portable units over the years has had the unintended consequence of over-crowding core spaces within many schools, like the libraries, cafeterias and gyms,” said Michael Wolfe, Salem-Keizer’s chief operations officer. “This problem is magnified at schools that don’t have cafeterias. Nine of our elementary schools were not designed with identifiable cafeterias. Imagine what it’s like to serve lunch in a building like Sumpter Elementary, which was built to educate around 400 students, but is actually accommodating 520 students with no cafeteria. Many schools are running four, five or more lunch periods just to feed the kids.” said Wolfe.

The School Board is considering solutions to the problem of overcrowding and has received a set of recommendations from the Citizens Facilities Task Force. The Task Force reviewed the 

needs of school and support department facilities and recommended a range of solutions to the problem of overcrowding, such as adding or enhancing classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, gyms, and auditoriums at the high schools. Under their recommendations, nearly every school in the district will benefit.

The Task Force also recommended the School Board address other facility needs of the district, such as space to expand Career-Technical/Vocational Education programs, increase seismic safety and more.

The School Board voted to present a general obligation bond measure to the community on the May 2018 ballot; however, the total amount of the bond and the exact cost are yet to be determined. The base package the Board is working with currently is around $620 million and is estimated to increase property tax rates by about $1.28 to $1.34 per thousand of assessed property value.

More information about the status of the bond package and the district’s facility needs can be found on the school district website at http://www.salemkeizer.org/category/sitewide/school-board. 

2017-18 School Supply Lists

posted Jun 29, 2017, 8:47 AM by Englewood Elementary   [ updated Aug 17, 2017, 8:29 AM ]

SUPPLY LIST FOR KINDERGARTEN

1        FULL change of clothes labeled with child’s name (shirt, pants, underwear, socks)

4       boxes of 24 sticks CRAYOLA crayons

4       glue sticks

1        package broad tip CRAYOLA markers

1        package thin tip CRAYOLA markers

10      packages of TICONDEROGA pencils (green and yellow packaging)

1        box facial tissue

1        standard size backpack

1        container of play dough

1        box Ziploc sandwich bags

1        box Ziplock gallon size bags

1        pre-packaged snack for 28+ children (to start us out)

2       packages of baby wipes

1        container Clorox-type wipes


SUPPLY LIST FOR FIRST GRADE 

These supplies are communal. Please do not write names.

1st/2nd grade classroom use 2nd grade list.


6       boxes of 24 stick CRAYOLA crayons (no larger please)

1        box of 24 #2 Dixon TICONDEROGA pencils

1        regular sized backpack

1        box facial tissues

36     glue sticks

1        Pink Pearl eraser

1        package colored pencils

1        package markers

1        container Clorox-type wipes

2       packages of baby wipes

 

SUPPLY LIST FOR SECOND GRADE 

1st/2nd grade classroom use this list.

  

1        container baby wipes

1        large box facial tissue

1        box of 24 stick crayons

36     sharpened yellow Ticonderoga #2 pencils

2       bottles Elmer’s liquid glue

1        package Pink Pearl erasers

1        pack of glue sticks (10-12 per pack)

1        backpack: bring every day

1        box Ziploc bags (quart, sandwich or gallon size)

1        spiral notebook (wide ruled)

1        pencil box or zippered pouch

1        liquid soap bottle

1        package Crayola fine tip markers

Rooms 7 and 4 only:

1        3 ring binder (1/2” or 1”)

 

SUPPLY LIST FOR THIRD GRADE

Please see separate list for Life Skills class.

1        box of colored pencils

1        box of 24 Crayola crayons

1        box facial tissue

1        box of baby wipes (unscented)

1        box of Ziploc bags (quart size)

1        book bag or backpack

1        package white computer paper

80      Ticonderoga  #2 pencils

4       packages wide rule notebook paper (3rd grade – only 2)

5 x 8 pencil box (not a pencil bag)

1        pencil sharpener

4       Pink Pearl erasers

2       glue sticks


SUPPLY LIST FOR FOURTH GRADE

Please see separate list for Life Skills class.

 

1        box of colored pencils

1        box of 24 Crayola crayons (No larger boxes, please)

1        large box facial tissue

1        box of baby wipes or refills only (unscented)

1        box of Ziploc bags (last names A-M bring quart sized, N-Z bring gallon sized)

80      Ticonderoga  #2 pencils

5 x 8 pencil box (not a pencil bag)

1        pencil sharpener

8-10   Pink Pearl erasers

1        package pencil top erasers

8-10   glue sticks

3       composition books

1        Elmer’s liquid glue

1        Scotch tape

1        pen, blue

2       spiral notebooks (1 red, 1 blue)

1        Sharpie pen, black

1        book bag or backpack

 

                             SUPPLY LIST FOR FIFTH GRADE

Please see separate list for Life Skills class.

 

1        box of colored pencils

1        box of 24 Crayola crayons

1        box facial tissue

1        pair of scissors

1        box of baby wipes (unscented)

1        box of Ziploc bags

1        book bag or backpack

1        package white computer paper

80      Ticonderoga  #2 pencils

2       spiral notebooks (not 3 or 5 subject)

4       Pink Pearl erasers

1        ruler, 12” and 30 cm, 1/16 & 1mm gradations

1        bottle liquid glue

1        set notebook dividers

1        pencil pouch to fit in 3 ring notebook

1        set earbuds

2       scotch tape

  

SUPPLY LIST FOR Life Skills Class


24      glue sticks

1        box of 24 crayons

48      pencils

4       spiral notebooks (70 sheet)

2       pink pearl erasers

2        boxes  baby wipes

4       boxes facial tissue

3       red, 3 yellow, 3 green folders with pockets and 3 prongs

1        set water color paints

1        black and white composition notebook

1        package white computer paper

1        pencil box 5x8 inches

1        box colored pencils

1        backpack

 Please put your student’s name on the backpack only. The rest will be used as needed through the school year. Thank you.

School-Student-Parent Compact

posted Jan 19, 2017, 11:56 AM by Englewood Elementary

2016-17

The purpose of the school-parent compact is to communicate a common understanding of school and home responsibilities to assure that every student attains high standards and a quality education.

 

School responsibilities

  • Provide a safe and healthy school environment that promotes learning.
  • Provide a quality, standards based curriculum.
  • Provide quality instruction by highly qualified staff.
  • Assign meaningful assignments and activities to promote student success.
  • Respect cultural, racial, ethnic and socioeconomic differences.
  • Frequently report to parents about students’ academic progress during at least one individual conference in the fall or spring.
  • Provide individual progress reports to parents in November, March, and June.
  • Provide parents reasonable access to staff about student concerns.

 Parent responsibilities

  • Encourage positive attitudes toward school.
  • Set aside a specific time in a quiet place to do homework.
  • Look over homework assignments to check for understanding.
  • Sign and return all papers that require a parent or guardian’s signature.
  • Arrive to school on time and require regular school attendance (95% or higher).
  • Attend parent teacher conferences and other school functions.
  • Contact teachers when questions or concerns arise.
  • Respect the personal rights of others.
  • Update family information as needed with the school office.

 Student responsibilities

  • Ask the teacher any questions about schoolwork and homework.
  • Take home materials and information needed to complete assignments.
  • Complete homework in a thorough, legible and timely manner.
  • Return signed forms needed at school.
  • SOAR – Be Safe, On task, Always Respectful, Responsible
  • Attend school regularly (95% or higher), arrive on time, and be well rested.
  • Read RAH minutes each day (see RAH chart) and sign minutes chart.

Parent Involvement Policy

posted Jan 19, 2017, 11:54 AM by Englewood Elementary

Educating students at Englewood Elementary School is a collaborative effort involving the student, the teacher and the parents working together to achieve high student performance. Parents can participate in their child’s education and receive information in the following ways:

Open parent meetings are held monthly on the second Thursday of every month. Meetings will be held 6-7 p.m. The Title 1 objectives will be explained and the previous year’s student performance shared during the Back to School Night parent meeting in September. Specific information on individual student performance will be shared at the parent conferences in November. The January or February meeting will solicit parent feedback about the Parent Involvement Policy and the Parent Compact; an evaluation of parent involvement activities will be discussed at the end of the year. 

2.     Parents will be notified of their children’s academic progress through: progress reports (November, March, June); Parent Conferences (November, March); and informal contacts throughout the year as needed.  Parents can contact teachers via email or phone, and are welcome to set up appointments before or after school to meet with them.

Parents will receive individual SBAC assessment results, and the interpretation of those results, through a district mailing.

A description of grade-level expectations and curriculum standards will be presented to parents in the fall.

By November 30, a School-Parent Compact will be presented to parents and signed by the teacher, parent and student. This compact specifies the means by which the school and the parent will build and sustain a partnership to help the student achieve high academic standards.

Parents are encouraged to volunteer in the classroom or special events. Parents can even help from home by preparing instructional materials or in other ways. Parents are encouraged to contact the teacher or the office for volunteer opportunities.

Information regarding the school and activities will be presented in the school newsletter as well as on our webpage.  Englewood’s website may be accessed at http://englewood.salemkeizer.net/

Every Student Succeeds Act

posted Dec 6, 2016, 9:16 AM by Englewood Elementary


New In-District Transfer Requests

posted Oct 19, 2016, 4:13 PM by Englewood Elementary

       For any new requests from students who wishes to attend a school other than his or her assigned school starting January 2017, must submit an In-District Transfer request (IDT) between November 1 and 30, 2016.

Some restrictions and requirements apply to the Electives IDT request.

     IDT request forms can be picked up at any school office, and must be completed and returned to the student's assigned school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved.

    Students attending school on an approved IDT are not eligible for bus service. Parents must provide transportation to and from school.

 

Water Testing Results

posted Aug 31, 2016, 8:46 AM by Englewood Elementary

This is a message for staff and parents of students at Englewood Elementary School. Water testing for lead and copper has been completed for your school. There are NO results of concern for your school. If you would like to see the detailed report, please go to the Water Testing section on the Salem-Keizer Public Schools website at www.salemkeizer.org.        

Thank you.

In-District Transfer Changes

posted Feb 22, 2016, 9:02 AM by Englewood Elementary

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,

SKSD

 

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