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Changes to bell schedules districtwide for 2021-22 school year | Cambios en los horarios de clases en todo el distrito para el año escolar 2021-22

Starting in the fall for the 2021-22 school year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will have new bell schedules for all schools across the district.

For the past several years, we have heard from our families and educators that they want a later start time for older students and an earlier start time for younger students. Research shows many benefits of later start times for middle and high school students and we needed to align our elementary schools to a similar schedule.

We believe that the new bell schedule will better serve the needs of students across the district and lead to improved outcomes at all levels.

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

If you have any questions about bell schedule adjustments for the 2021-22 school year, please contact your child’s school.

Bell schedules 2021-22 (English)

A partir del otoño para el año escolar 2021-22, las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer tendrán nuevos horarios de clases para todas las escuelas del distrito.

Durante los últimos años, hemos escuchado de nuestras familias y educadores que quieren una hora de inicio más tarde para los estudiantes mayores y una hora de inicio más temprana para los estudiantes más jóvenes. Las investigaciones muestran muchos beneficios de las horas de inicio más tarde para los estudiantes de las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias, y necesitábamos alinear nuestras escuelas primarias con un horario similar.

Creemos que el nuevo horario de clases atenderá mejor las necesidades de los estudiantes en todo el distrito y conducirá a mejores resultados en todos los niveles.

Todas las escuelas comenzarán una hora más tarde los miércoles para darle al personal de la escuela un período de tiempo regular para la colaboración y para planificar el apoyo a los estudiantes. Si desea formular alguna pregunta sobre los ajustes del horario de clases para el año escolar 2021-22, comuníquese con la escuela de su estudiante.

Bell schedules 2021-22 (Spanish)
2021-06-07T13:06:40-08:00June 7th, 2021|

Registration closed for free summer programs | Las inscripciones para los programas gratuitos de verano han cerrado

The registration window for summer programs closed on Monday, May 31. A lottery system was used to select students, and families have been notified of program placements.
El plazo de inscripción para los programas de verano finalizó el lunes, 31 de mayo. Se utilizó un sistema de lotería para seleccionar a los estudiantes y se notificó a las familias sobre las colocaciones del programa.

This year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be hosting nearly 200 enrichment opportunities and academic programs for students on a variety of topics and focus areas and they are open to all students. Programs include career and technical education, performing arts, visual arts, academic and cultural enrichment and more.

Programs are for all SKPS students regardless of their resident schools.

Registration for more than 80 programs is now closed

The registration window for summer programs closed on Monday, May 31. A lottery system was used to select students, and families have been notified of program placements.

Session dates and transportation

Many camps are offered at more than one session and repeat the same lessons during different sessions.

  • Session 1: June 28-July 9
  • Session 2: July 12-23
  • Session 3: July 26-Aug. 6
  • Session 4: Aug. 9-20

Salem-Keizer Public Schools will provide transportation to students needing it, but is still working on the details. Families that let us know when registering for camps that they are in need of transportation will be contacted directly as soon as transportation arrangements are finalized.

Safety protocols for summer programs

Important: For all in-person summer enrichment programs, all required health and safety measures and protocols will be followed according to guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority, outlined in Ready Schools, Safe Learners.

Este año, las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer ofrecerán casi 200 oportunidades de enriquecimiento y programas académicos para los estudiantes en una variedad de temas y áreas de enfoque y están abiertos a todos los estudiantes. Los programas incluyen educación profesional y técnica, artes escénicas, artes visuales, enriquecimiento académico, cultural y más.

Los programas están abiertos a todos los estudiantes de SKPS independientemente de su escuela de residencia.

Las inscripciones para más de 80 programas han cerrado

El plazo de inscripción para los programas de verano finalizó el lunes, 31 de mayo. Se utilizó un sistema de lotería para seleccionar a los estudiantes y se notificó a las familias sobre las colocaciones del programa.

Fechas de las sesiones y transporte

Muchos campamentos se ofrecen en más de una sesión y repiten las mismas lecciones durante diferentes sesiones.

  • Sesión 1: del 28 de junio al 9 de julio
  • Sesión 2: 12-23 de julio
  • Sesión 3: 26 de julio-6 de agosto
  • Sesión 4: 9-20 de agosto

Las escuelas públicas de Salem-Keizer esperan poder proporcionar transporte a los estudiantes que lo necesiten, pero todavía están trabajando en los detalles. Las familias que nos comuniquen al inscribirse en los campamentos que necesitan transporte serán contactadas directamente tan pronto como se finalicen los arreglos de transporte.

Protocolos de seguridad para los programas de verano

Importante: Para todos los programas de enriquecimiento de verano presenciales, se seguirán todas las medidas y protocolos de salud y seguridad requeridos de acuerdo con las orientaciones del Departamento de Educación de Oregón y la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón, descritas en Ready Schools, Safe Learners.

2021-06-15T10:02:31-08:00June 1st, 2021|

Grab-N-Go Meals information 2021 | Información acerca de los alimentos escolares listos para llevar durante el 2021

Breakfast, lunch and supper in the bag

Many schools are now including suppers in Grab-N-Go meal bags. Each bag contains breakfast, lunch and supper. If you are picking up multiple bags, we recommend bringing your own bag to help carry the amount of food being distributed.

The schools listed below are open for Grab-N-Go Meals from 11 a.m-1 p.m.

Desayuno, almuerzo y cena en la bolsa para llevar

Ahora incluimos cenas en la bolsa de alimentos escolares listos para llevar. Cada bolsa contiene desayuno, almuerzo y cena. Si va a recoger varias bolsas, le recomendamos que traiga su propia bolsa para ayudar a llevar la cantidad de alimentos que se distribuye.

Las escuelas que se indican a continuación están abiertas para la distribución de alimentos listos para llevar de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m.

School Meal Locations

Battle Creek Elementary 1640 Waln Dr SE, 97306
Brush College Elementary 2623 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW, 97304
Chávez Elementary (Meals served at the front of the school) 2400 Walker Rd. NE 97305
Clear Lake Elementary 7425 Meadowglen St. N, Keizer 97303
Cummings Elementary 613 Cummings Ln. N, Keizer 97303
Englewood Elementary 1132 19th St. NE, 97301
Eyre Elementary 4868 Buffalo Dr. SE, 97317
Four Corners Elementary 500 Elma Ave. SE, 97317
Grant Community School 725 Market St. NE, 97301
Gubser Elementary 6610 14th Ave. NE, Keizer, 97303
Hallman Elementary 4000 Deerhaven Dr. NE, 97301
Hammond Elementary 4900 Bayne Street NE, 97305
Hayesville Elementary 4545 Ward Dr. NE, 97305
Hoover Elementary 1104 Savage Rd. NE, 97301
Keizer Elementary 5600 McClure St. N, Keizer 97303
Kennedy Elementary 4912 Noren Ave. NE, Keizer 97303
Lee Elementary 5650 Venice St. SE, 97306
Liberty Elementary 4871 Liberty Rd. S, 97306
McKinley Elementary 466 McGilchrist St. SE, 97302
Miller Elementary 1650 46th Place SE, 97317
Morningside Elementary 3513 12th St. SE, 97302
Myers Elementary 2160 Jewel St. NW, 97304
Pringle Elementary 5500 Reed Ln. SE, 97306
Richmond Elementary 466 Richmond Ave. SE, 97301
Salem Heights Elementary 3495 Liberty Rd. S, 97302
Schirle Elementary 4875 Justice Way S, 97302
Stephens Middle School 4962 Hayesville Dr. NE, 97305
Sumpter Elementary 525 Rockwood St. SE, 97306
Swegle Elementary 1751 Aguilas Ct. NE. 97301
Walker Middle School 1075 8th St. NW, 97304
Washington Elementary 3165 Lansing Ave. NE, 97301
Weddle Elementary 1825 Alder Dr. NE Keizer, 97303
Wright Elementary 4060 Lone Oak Rd. SE, 97302

2021-06-01T10:49:12-08:00May 27th, 2021|

It’s time to complete online registration & enrollment verification

It’s time to complete the registration/enrollment verification process for the 2021-22 school year! Completing this process early ensures our district can best prepare for staffing, program offerings and more.

Steps to complete online registration & enrollment verification

(1.) Gather needed documents:

  1. Proof of age (new student)
  2. Proof of address (new students)
  3. Immunization records

*If you are unable to provide any of the following documentation, you can still complete online registration. Your school will work with you individually to meet the needs of your student for enrolling in school. We welcome all students and families regardless of nationality, place of birth or other circumstances.

(2.) Log-in to ParentVUE:

Online registration and enrollment verification is done through a program called “ParentVUE.” Families will have one ParentVUE account for all students in their family.

If you have never used ParentVUE before, follow these steps to complete the activation process.

(3.) Complete Registration

Families can complete registration completely online through a desktop or mobile device. If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school. If a paper form is needed to complete registration, your school can assist with this.

During the registration process, families will register for school as well as elect if they want their child to attend in-person learning through their resident school or access instruction through the EDGE online program.

Enrolling a new student

This video is for families who are new to Salem-Keizer Public Schools and do not have an active ParentVUE account.

Enrollment verification

This video is for families who have previously enrolled students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools and have an active ParentVUE account.

Go to the ParentVue webpage

2021-05-06T08:45:58-08:00May 5th, 2021|

EDGE Family Information Nights 2021-22 | ¿Está considerando EDGE para el año escolar 2021-22? Obtenga más información y asista al evento informativo familiar

Links to join events:

May 5: Join elementary event | May 6: Join middle and high school event

Event flyer and registration information

Flyer in Chuukese

Chuukese

English flyer

English

Marshallese flyer

Marshallese

Russian flyer

Russian

Spanish flyer

Spanish

Salem-Keizer Public Schools will continue offering the online-only Enhanced Digital Guided Education (EDGE) program for the 2021-22 school year. Students who are in EDGE will remain connected to their resident school while receiving online instruction by Salem-Keizer’s EDGE teachers.

Starting in the fall of 2021, EDGE students can choose between two learning pathways to best meet the needs of individual students and their families. One option is called EDGE Connected, which includes daily, teacher-led instruction. The other option is EDGE Independent, which is student-paced with teacher oversight and offers a more flexible schedule.

As an additional resource for families to learn more about the EDGE learning pathways for 2021-22, how to complete registration and ask questions, SKPS will be hosting family information nights on May 5 and 6 from 6-7 p.m.

Language interpretation will be provided during both events.

Event details

When: May 5 – Elementary; May 6 – Middle and High School
Time: 6-7 p.m.
Where: Zoom online event
Join elementary event | Join middle and high school event

SKPS continuará ofreciendo solo en línea el Programa de Educación Guiada Digital (EDGE, por sus siglas en inglés) para el año escolar 2021-22. Los estudiantes que están en EDGE permanecerán conectados a su escuela de residencia mientras reciben instrucción en línea por parte de los maestros EDGE de Salem-Keizer.

A partir del otoño de 2021, los estudiantes de EDGE pueden elegir entre dos modalidades de aprendizaje para satisfacer mejor las necesidades individuales de los estudiantes y sus familias. Una opción se llama EDGE Connected, que incluye instrucción diaria dirigida por el maestro. La otra opción es EDGE Independent, que se adapta al ritmo de los estudiantes con la supervisión del maestro y ofrece un horario más flexible.

Detalles importantes que debe conocer para el año escolar 2021-22

-Todos los estudiantes de EDGE del kínder al grado 12 estarán en el mismo horario para períodos de calificaciones, conferencias, etc. independientemente del aprendizaje a través de EDGE connected o EDGE independent.
-Se proporcionarán servicios de educación especial y desarrollo del idioma inglés para estudiantes talentosos y dotados a todos los estudiantes que necesiten apoyo.

Evento informativo para las familias de EDGE

Como recurso adicional para que las familias obtengan más información sobre las modalidades de aprendizaje de EDGE para el 2021-22, cómo completar el registro y formular preguntas, SKPS organizará eventos informativos familiares el 5 y 6 de mayo de 6 a 7 p.m.

Se proporcionará interpretación de ASL y de diferentes idiomas durante ambos eventos.

Detalle de los eventos

Fechas: 5 de mayo para las escuelas primarias, 6 de mayo para las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias
Hora: de 6 a 7 p.m.
Lugar: evento en línea por medio de Zoom
Registro al evento: ingrese al evento de la primaria | ingrese al evento de la secundaria

2021-05-03T11:04:52-08:00May 3rd, 2021|

Hybrid start dates for middle and high school students | Aprendizaje híbrido para los estudiantes de las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias

As we approach the final quarter of the 2020-21 school year, we are excited to begin welcoming students in grades 6-12 back into our buildings for hybrid learning.

Video: Hybrid learning for SKPS middle and high schools.

In hybrid learning, students will continue to have class periods on their cohort days, but they will attend classes at school. That could be on Tuesdays and Thursdays or Wednesdays and Fridays. Students will alternate between in-person learning in our school buildings and applied (independent) learning at home. Mondays will also be at home and will continue to be reserved for additional student support, family engagement and planning.

Students in the EDGE program will continue in remote learning through EDGE.

Starting in quarter four, students in middle and high school will begin returning to school buildings based on their cohort assignment on the following smooth start schedule:

Middle School Hybrid Start Dates

  • April 13 or 14: Grade 6
  • April 15 or 16: Grades 7 & 8

High School Hybrid Start Dates

  • April 13 or 14: Grades 9 & 10
  • April 15 or 16: Grades 11 & 12

In preparation for the launch of hybrid, the last day of quarter 3 has been adjusted to April 7, 2021. Students will not have classes on April 8 or April 9. This change does not apply to EDGE students.

Example cohort schedule for middle & high school students

On in-person learning days, students will participate in class periods at their school building. Periods will be approximately 50 minutes for middle school and 60 minutes for high school. Students will move between classrooms, but will not use lockers.

On applied learning days at home, students apply learning from their in-person lessons and work on assignments independently and on their own schedule. For both middle and high schools, student support on applied learning days will be available.

A medida que nos acercamos al último trimestre del año escolar 2020-21, el distrito les da la bienvenida a los estudiantes de los grados 6 al 12 en los planteles escolares para el aprendizaje híbrido.

Video: Aprendizaje híbrido para las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias de SKPS

En el aprendizaje híbrido, los estudiantes continuarán teniendo períodos de clase en sus días correspondientes a su grupo de asistencia estudiantil, pero asistirán a clases en la escuela. Eso podría ser los martes y jueves o los miércoles y viernes. Los estudiantes alternarán entre el aprendizaje en persona en nuestros planteles escolares y el aprendizaje aplicado en el hogar. Los lunes también serán en casa y se seguirán reservados para apoyo adicional a los estudiantes, participación familiar y planificación.

Los estudiantes del programa EDGE continuarán en aprendizaje remoto a través de EDGE.

A partir del cuarto trimestre, los estudiantes de las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias comenzarán a regresar a los planteles escolares según su asignación de grupo de asistencia estudiantil en el siguiente programa de inicio progresivo:

Fechas de inicio de clases de las escuelas intermedias

  • 13 o 14 de abril: grado 6
  • 15 o 16 de abril: grados 7 y 8

Fechas de inicio de clases de las escuelas preparatorias

  • 13 o 14 de abril: grados 9 y 10
  • 15 o 16 de abril: grados 11 y 12

En preparación para el lanzamiento del aprendizaje híbrido, el último día del tercer trimestre se ha ajustado al 7 de abril de 2021 y los estudiantes no tendrán clases el 8 de abril ni el 9 de abril. Este cambio de horario solo se aplica a los estudiantes en educación integral a distancia. Los estudiantes en el programa EDGE reanudarán el horario normal.

Próximas sesiones familiares informativas

A partir de la semana del 15 de marzo, el distrito organizará una serie de eventos familiares en vivo para grupos de población específicos por medio de Zoom. Durante estos eventos, repasaremos los detalles sobre el aprendizaje híbrido para los estudiantes de secundaria mientras brindamos a las familias la oportunidad de hacer preguntas y prepararse para comenzar el aprendizaje híbrido.

Example Schedules

Image of example of middle school schedule
Image of sample high school schedule

Informational family event presentations

After parent events are finished, PDF versions of the presentations at the events will be added below in multiple languages.

Videos

Hybrid Learning for SKPS middle and high schools

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

Secondary hybrid learning information session with live Q&A recording

African American | American Indian/Alaskan Native | Arabic | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

Presentations

Download event presentation PDFs: African American | American Indian/Alaskan Native | Arabic | Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

Learn more and view step-by-step instructions for how to find your student’s cohort.

Upcoming informational family sessions

Beginning the week of March 15, the district will host a series of live family events for specific population groups using Zoom. During these events, we will go over details about hybrid learning for secondary students while providing families the opportunity to ask questions and prepare to start hybrid learning.

Download event flyer PDFs: African American | American Indian/Alaskan Native | ArabicEnglish | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

All families are welcome

  • English Language: March 16, 5-6 p.m.

Interpreters available

  • Arabic: March 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Spanish: March 18, 6-7 p.m.
  • Russian: March 19, 5-6 p.m.
  • Swahili: March 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Marshallese: March 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Chuukese: March 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS (Optional)

  • African American and Black: March 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: March 31, 5-6 p.m.

Zoom links to access the event for your family will be emailed directly to you. If you have any questions about accessing the family session, please contact your school’s principal, HomeCoach support, or community school outreach coordinator (CSOC).

Remote learning

In December, families had the option of switching their child’s learning model to the EDGE online program, which guaranteed fully-online learning for the remainder of the school year. If your family circumstances require your child to remain in remote learning, please contact your school’s principal to discuss the best option for your child.

Learn more about our plans for hybrid learning, safety protocols and more.

2021-04-15T15:13:19-08:00April 14th, 2021|

Student attendance cohort information now available on ParentVUE and StudentVUE

You can now login to ParentVUE and StudentVUE to see your student’s assigned attendance cohort. Students have been assigned to either a Tuesday/Thursday attendance cohort or to a Wednesday/Friday attendance cohort.

EDGE students will see EDGE as their assigned attendance cohort.

All students, K-12, who live at the same residence should have the same attendance cohort.

Explanation of locations in ParentVue and StudentVue

Elementary students

During comprehensive distance learning, all elementary students will attend online classes Tuesday – Friday regardless of their assigned attendance cohort.

When it is safe to begin our blended learning model with in-person instruction, students will attend school in person according to their attendance cohort.

Middle and high school students

At the middle and high school levels, students will attend their teacher-led/facilitated lessons on their attendance cohort days, and will do their applied/independent learning on the other days of the week. Secondary students are asked to attend their homeroom/advisory period classes which meet online on Tuesdays – Fridays regardless of their attendance cohort.

EDGE students

EDGE students will see EDGE as their assigned attendance cohort.

How can I activate ParentVUE?

Many parents and guardians already have active ParentVUE accounts and simply need to log in.

If you have never activated a ParentVUE account, you will need a specific activation key from your school. We are working with our vendor so we can email that information directly to families as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please contact your school office.

2021-03-04T11:30:25-08:00March 4th, 2021|

Viking Family Nights

Join us for Our Upcoming Viking Family Nights

Únete a nosotros en nuestra próxima tarde familiar Vikings

2020-12-18T11:44:58-08:00December 17th, 2020|

North Freshmen Night

Classic North Salem Viking LogoWelcome to the Class of 2024

Focus: Fresh Year Success

If you missed Freshmen Night, you’ll want to watch our video with intros from new faces, familiar faces and a preview of our new classroom and common spaces. Click here to view.

2020-10-20T10:32:37-08:00October 20th, 2020|

Check out a North Library Book

Library Book Checkout Procedures:

Librarian gliding along on a cart full of books.Student requests a book through the North Library website

  • Library staff will find the book, check it out to student, and place in labeled Ziploc bag.
  • If book is not available, the librarian will recommend 1-3 similar books.
  • Library staff will email the student that their book is available for pickup.
  • Student can come to North HS during school hours (M-F 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM), buzz the door and request their library book(s).
  • Library books will be housed on carts in the Foyer, alphabetized by patron’s last name.
  • Library books will be left on the carts for two weeks, or one week if another patron requests the same book and it is still not picked up.
2020-10-16T12:01:43-08:00October 11th, 2020|
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