Dear North Salem High School Students and Families,
We are doing everything we possibly can to slow the spread of viruses and keep our schools open. Please know that at this time, there is no presumptive case in our school or district. What’s happening today is unlike anything we’ve ever experienced in public education, and we are working quickly to make determinations. In accordance with new guidance from Governor Brown and recommendations from our local health authorities, all activities this evening are canceled. At this time, it is unknown if these events will be rescheduled; however, as we continue to work with our local and state partners, we will continue to keep you notified as decisions are made.
What else does it mean for us? Right now, the following is in effect until April 8, but could extend further if guidance changes:
- All non-essential group gatherings such as parent club meetings, school assemblies and fundraising events are canceled.
- All in-person parent-teacher conferences are canceled.
- We cannot allow audiences at any concert. We are looking at rescheduling or exploring options like Facebook Live.
- Before and afterschool care will continue uninterrupted.
- Afterschool clubs and activities can continue but without spectators.
- All school assemblies are cancelled.
- IEP meetings will continue, but should be done via videoconferencing or phone to the extent possible.
- All field trips are cancelled.
- Outdoor school is cancelled.
- Book fairs can continue during the day. We will not have any evening book fairs.
- Admission-based events such as athletics may continue; however, no spectators will be permitted into these events. We remain committed to keeping our schools open and safe. The safety, health and well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority. We will continue to work in close partnership with public health authorities to minimize both the spread of coronavirus and disruption to schools and students.
- Out-of-state school events (like spring break trips to DisneyWorld) are cancelled.
- Intramurals can continue but without spectators.
- Unified sports can continue but without spectators.
- School dances and proms are cancelled.
- SATs will continue.
- Saturday School will continue.
We know more questions will come up, and we’ll answer those as quickly as possible. Be sure to check out the district’s newsletters and social media channels for up-to-date information about operations.
Parents, students and community members: This message is to notify you that tonight’s (March 12, 2020) choir concert is postponed until further notice. We are following the COVID19 Coronavirus guidance of our district office suspending events that bring large groups of students, adults, and community members together. Thank you for your understanding.
Salem-Keizer School district is committed to making every effort to provide qualifying students access to athletic and testing opportunities. The district is offering discounts for these opportunities to families that qualify as low income. If you would like to see if your family qualifies select the link below and review the household size and income charts. Once you have determined if you qualify for free or reduced lunch benefits, submit your information along with your students’ ID number. The process is quick and simple.
SALEM, Ore. – Last June, five Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) students provided public comments before the Board of Directors regarding the district’s dress code and requesting updates. Unbeknownst to them, district officials had already begun looking at the dress code and discussing updates with representatives from the student equity committee. With feedback from building administrators, SKPS has updated its dress code. To view the current dress code select the link below.
SKPS Launches District-wide Remind for Educators
Does your student’s teacher or school currently use the Remind App to communicate about upcoming events, assignments and more? Through a recent partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will now have access to the Remind App to help improve and streamline communication with our students and families.
The Remind App offers educators, students, parents and guardians a safe and effective way to communicate about school assignments and grades, ask questions, collaborate and more. Be sure to download the Remind app today and contact your school to learn more about specific tools being utilized in your student classrooms.
For more information about the Remind App select this link: remind.com