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Fall Sports

OSAA Adopts New 2020-21 School Activities Calendar

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) shifted its traditional Fall sports season contests to begin in March under a new 2020-21 school activities calendar approved by the association’s Executive Board on August 5, 2020. To read the media release in its entirety click here.


2020-08-07T15:57:08-08:00August 7th, 2020|

A Message from Superintendent Perry

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Announces Comprehensive Distance Learning for First Nine Weeks of the 20 -21 School Year

Superintendent Christy PerryAll Salem-Keizer students will begin the year in comprehneisve distance learning, with in-person
instruction tentativley beginning the week of Nov. 16, 2020.

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) released additional guidance for schools that included metrics on safely reopening schools for in-person instruction. Following their guidance, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Superintendent Christy Perry announced that all students will begin the first nine weeks of the school year in comprehensive distance learning.

“We know this is heartbreaking for those students and families who were counting on in-person learning in September,” said Perry. “This direction from the state prioritizes the safety of our educators, children and families, and community.”

In October, SKPS leaders will review metrics to establish a timeline to move into blended learning mid-November.

This means students in kindergarten – tenth grade will not attend in person until the week of Nov. 16 at the earliest. November 16 is the beginning of the second quarter of the school year. Students in grades 11 and 12 will not attend in person until the second semester at the earliest, which begins on Feb. 2, 2021.

“Comprehensive distance learning will not look like distance learning from last year,” said Perry. “Comprehensive distance learning will include significantly more teacher-facilitated instruction, more independent and family-supported applied learning, daily attendance, students will earn grades and high school students will earn credits.”

Salem-Keizer Public Schools will also implement a slow start to the school year. The week of Sept. 8 will be used to establish connections with students and families. The official start of comprehensive distance learning, including the recently announced online-only EDGE program, is set for Sept. 14, 2020.

“We struggle with this news as you do,” said Perry. “We miss our students in the schools and value in-person learning, which is where we want to be sooner than later. Know we are committed to our educators, students, and families and stand with you during this time.”

A complete letter from Superintendent Perry along with some frequently asked questions about our learning models are included in this press release.

Links to a complete letter from Superintendent Perry along with some frequently asked questions about our learning models are posted below.

Superintendent Perry’s Letter to Families – English

carta del superintendente Perry a las familias

2020-07-29T10:09:06-08:00July 29th, 2020|

Register for EDGE

EDGE Enhanced Digital and Guided Education Logo

What is EDGE?

EDGE is a robust online learning program for students in grades K-12 that is deeply connected to their schools and powered by Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Utilizing a new enhanced learning experience for students and families, EDGE students will be connected to high quality, rigorous and well-rounded learning opportunities, including instructional supports, English language development support and more.

With EDGE, we believe that each student’s educational journey is unique—and all students perform better when they receive supportive individual attention in a safe learning environment.

Once a student enrolls in EDGE, our staff will discuss each individual child’s strengths and evaluate previous school performance to inform and guide the best personalized online learning approach. Our staff will set individual goals to match the student’s personal and academic skills and establish a workable timeline to meet those goals.

When parents take an active role in education, students prosper—that’s why we empower and collaborate with parents. With the EDGE program, parents can be closely involved in their child’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day using our online learning system and working with supportive SKPS teachers to keep their students on track.

Students are motivated to learn when they see relevance to real world applications. Because EDGE is directly connected to your student’s school, kids that choose to enroll in this program will have the benefit of pacing their own learning while having the flexibility to work, volunteer and care for others, while also having a variety of options for socialization and developing friendships and participating in a variety of clubs, sports and activities at their school.

Application deadline is July 31

2020-07-27T12:52:26-08:00July 27th, 2020|

Social Justice Statement

Salem Keizer Statement on Social Justice

2020-06-09T11:26:02-08:00June 9th, 2020|

Hey North Grad!

Back up Before You Pack Up

Seniors, you’ve worked hard to get to graduation and much of that work is housed in your Google Apps account. If you’d like to take your work with you, Google Takeout is a great way to do this!

Students only have access to their Salem-Keizer Public Schools Google accounts while actively enrolled in a Salem-Keizer school. Google Takeout allows you to keep data from the products you use, like your email, calendar and photos. In a few easy steps, create an archive to download and keep for your records or transfer the data into another Google account.

Students who are leaving the district or graduating should download and move files from their @salemkeizer.org accounts before access is disabled. For students transferring to another district, this process should be completed prior to their last day as a Salem-Keizer student. For graduating seniors, this process must be completed by the last day of school. This process may take several days if there are many large files. Please plan accordingly. Use this link: Save your work with Google Takeout 

2020-06-09T06:44:30-08:00June 9th, 2020|

Benefits for Low Income Families

Dear Families,

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.

Benefits for Low Income Families

2019-08-06T14:30:02-08:00August 6th, 2019|

SKPS Releases Updated Student Dress Code

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 Student Dress Code

2019-08-05T11:58:55-08:00August 5th, 2019|

Remind for Educators

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

2019-04-11T08:44:08-08:00April 11th, 2019|