With construction in full swing here at North Salem, the work is causing some shifts to the way we will be hosting our varsity football games. We will be using the football stadium as usual, but there will be some changes.
First, there will be no way to get from the “D” St parking lot to the field, without walking around the outside of the school. The lot will be open, but know there will be a sizable walk. We have reserved parking across from Mill Creek at the ODOT building, and at the state “Red” lot, both starting after 5pm on game day. We will have JROTC helping with parking. Please look for them in their florescent colored vests.
The 14th st parking lot, as well as the Olinger parking lot off of “A” St. will be reserved parking only. We will have some limited handicap parking available. JROTC will be securing both of these lots.
Please do not leave valuables in your vehicles, as the school cannot be responsible for those items. Lastly, because of construction, we will only have portable bathrooms on site. We will have some food options available as our concession stand has not yet been rebuilt.
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you there to support our Viking players, cheerleaders, and band members.
Welcome back to a new school year! A lot has changed since last school year. Construction contractors worked hard all summer and made great progress on improvements funded by the 2018 bond.
There’s still a lot of work to be done however, and our school will be an active construction site during the school year. Here are a few important reminders.
#1 – Stay Out of the Construction Zone!
Safety measures, such as signs, fences and barriers, are in place to make sure school can operate safely and construction can progress as quickly as possible. Ignoring signs and distracting workers can create a safety hazard and has the potential to slow down the progress of construction. Please read and obey all signs and stay out of construction areas!
#2 – Student Parking is at Salem First Church of the Nazarene, 1550 Market St. NE
Our neighbors at Salem First Church of the Nazarene have graciously volunteered to host student parking during construction. The church is less than a half mile from the school and takes less than eight minutes to walk from the church to school. Safety is our top priority, and locating student parking away from campus greatly reduces mixing of construction and student traffic.
#3 – Be a Polite Parking Neighbor!
While parking on the public streets in the neighborhood is legal, please don’t do it! Most streets close to the school only allow 90-minute parking so you could get a ticket. Also, it is impolite to crowd the neighborhood streets with extra cars. If you are unable to park in the student lot and must park in the public streets short-term, be sure to park politely.
- Don’t block neighbors’ driveways
- Leave space between cars
- Be respectful and courteous to neighbors
Our neighbors must be able to safely come and go from their homes as needed. Remember, this is where they live.
For more information about bond-funded construction at North Salem, please visit https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/north-salem-bond/
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