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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.

2022-11-15T14:23:32-08:00November 14th, 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.


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.


Resources to help you get your student registered and ready for kindergarten.


Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications.


Login page to create a new account or to access your existing ParentVue account.


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.


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 safety resources

Student safety resources
Learn about safety protocols and emergency procedures implemented in all Salem-Keizer schools.

2022-08-19T15:57:33-08:00August 17th, 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 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!

2022-04-26T07:16:03-08:00April 19th, 2022|

Video: Different Choices, Always United

As we transition into optional face coverings, it’s important to remember to be respectful of each other’s choices. At Salem-Keizer Public Schools we may make different choices, be we are always united.

2022-03-10T11:05:22-08:00March 9th, 2022|

Face coverings optional effective March 12

​​As you likely know, there have been significant changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education regarding face coverings in schools.

We have carefully reviewed the guidance and met with our community health partners to provide expertise and feedback on these changes. All groups were supportive of our ability to keep students in schools safely without the universal use of face coverings when community transmission is low.

Effective March 12, 2022, face coverings will be optional in all district facilities, schools and school buses for students and staff. This includes the school day, before-school and after-school programs and extracurricular activities and athletics.

While face coverings will be optional, it is highly recommended that at-risk adults and students continue to wear KN95 masks. We know some students and adults will choose to wear face coverings and others will not. It is critical we support these decisions as we work together to build a community that supports each other in the decisions that protect their health or the health of those close to them.

Thank you for helping to ensure the health and safety of our schools and community.

2022-03-04T18:55:22-08:00March 4th, 2022|

Grab-N-Go Meals information summer 2021

Summer Grab-N-Go Meals 2021

Summer Grab-N-Go Meals available through Friday, Sept. 3

The following sites will be serving summer Grab-N-Go meals to the community Monday – Friday between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

These locations will begin serving meals on Monday, June 21 and run through Friday, September 3.

Próximos cambios en los sitios de distribución de alimentos escolares a partir del lunes, 21 de junio de 2021

Los siguientes sitios distribuirán alimentos escolares para llevar durante el verano de lunes a viernes entre 11 a.m. y 1 p.m.

Estos sitios comenzarán a distribuir alimentos desde el lunes, 21 de junio hasta el viernes, 3 de septiembre.

2021-07-28T13:02:17-08:00July 21st, 2021|

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

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.

2021-08-20T09:18:23-08:00June 1st, 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


English flyer


Marshallese flyer


Russian flyer


Spanish flyer


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.


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


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.


  • 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.

2021-08-19T09:48:17-08:00April 14th, 2021|
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