Community News

HOPE! It’s What the Future Holds

January 25th, 2021|

Be inspired, discover, explore and grow!

These virtual events are all about seizing your future and all the opportunities ahead. Come on Viks, let’s be ready for that next step! If you have questions about either event or need help registering for the ILEAD Summit contact the North Salem College and Career Specialist, Linda Hernandez. hernandezmunguia_linda@salkeiz.k12.or.us

"Beyond" Flyer announcing motivational speaker Brandon Leake
ILEAD Summit 2021 Information

Clase de inglés gratis/Free English Classes

January 8th, 2021|

¿Quiere aprender o mejorar su inglés? ¡Buenas noticias! La Escuela Preparatoria North Salem ahora les ofrece clase de inglés gratis. Los invitamos a inscribirse en línea para poder participar en las clases. Las clases comenzarán el 13 de enero continuarán los miércoles y jueves de 6:00 a 8:00 de la tarde.  Este año las clases se llevarán a cabo virtualmente a través de la aplicación de zoom de su computadora o teléfono celular.  Por favor de llenar esta solicitud y la coordinadora Sra. Rosa Rivera estará en contacto contigo. Si tiene alguna pregunta o por más información favor de llamar a Sra. Rosa Rivera 971-915-1628.    Siga el link para llenar la solicitud.

Fundamentos de inglés

Do you want to learn or improve your English? Good news! North Salem High School now offers free English classes. We invite you to register online to participate in the classes this fall. Classes will begin on January and continue Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6:00pm. to 8:00 pm. This year classes will be held virtually through the zoom app from your computer or cell phone. Please fill out the application and the coordinator Mrs. Rosa Rivera will be in contact with you. If you have any questions or for more information, please call Mrs. Rosa Rivera 971-915-1628. Follow the link below to fill out the application.

Fundamentals of English

  • Masks Save Lives

Superintendent Perry’s update about athletics and CDL | Actualización del la Superintendente Perry Sobre Atletismo y CDL

December 17th, 2020|

Hello Salem-Keizer Families,

First, some good news. We are planning to return to outdoor athletics in January. For students involved, coaches will be reaching out during the first week of January with details on athletics that qualify, including schedules. While we are excited about this, we were really excited about having students back in school.

Each week, the metrics in Marion County continue to rise. Recent numbers are over 600/100,000, so as it looks like right now, we won’t be able to start blended learning in February for students, K-12. Meanwhile, the district will continue to monitor metrics over the break and keep you updated if anything changes.

Please know, we are eager to see your kids in school when the metrics improve, and we need everyone’s help. Please remember to wear a face covering, socially distance, avoid large gatherings and continue to follow the guidance from our state.

My best to you all for a safe and enjoyable winter break.

Christy Perry
Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Saludos, familias de Salem-Keizer:

Primeramente, les tenemos buenas noticias. Estamos planeando regresar a los deportes al aire libre en enero. Para los estudiantes que participan en los deportes, los entrenadores se comunicarán durante la primera semana de enero con detalles sobre los deportes que califican y los horarios. Si bien estamos entusiasmados con esto, estamos realmente emocionados de tener estudiantes de regreso en la escuela.

Cada semana en el condado de Marion, los índices continúan aumentando. Las cifras recientes superan los 600 casos por cada 100.000 personas, por lo que parece que en este momento no podremos comenzar el aprendizaje combinado en febrero para los estudiantes del kínder al 12º grado. Mientras tanto, el distrito continuará monitoreando los índices durante las vacaciones de invierno y los mantendrá actualizados en el caso de cualquier cambio.

Por favor, sepa que estamos entusiasmados por ver a sus estudiantes en la escuela cuando mejoren los índices y necesitamos la ayuda de todos. Por favor recuerde usar una mascarilla o protección facial, distanciamiento social, evite reuniones numerosas y continúe siguiendo las normativas de nuestro estado.

Mis mejores deseos para que todos ustedes disfruten unas vacaciones de invierno seguras y agradables.

Christy Perry
Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer

Community Learning Hubs

November 2nd, 2020|

Image depicting distance learningViking Families,

There are two new options for students and families who are in need of some extra support with Comprehensive Distance Learning. The IKE Box is going to be starting a four day a week study hub from November 10 – February 12, Tuesdays through Fridays. Another is being offered at the First Nazerene Church located on 17th and Market, from 8:00 am-3:30 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays. See the promotional flyers for both learning hubs by clicking the link below.

Distance Learning Hub 1st Nazarene

Distance Learning Hub at the Ike Box

  • Meal Sites for Any Child or Teen 18 and Under

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Offering Grab and Go Meals at 36 Locations

March 18th, 2020|

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education, Salem-Keizer Public Schools in-person classes will be canceled for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

In order to help alleviate food insecurity, we will be offering breakfast and lunch grab and go bags, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at more than 30 locations. Meals are available to any child or teen 18 and under.

Beginning this week, meals may include chicken patties, hamburgers and chicken nuggets. These are fully cooked and are safe to eat or can be reheated. All bagged lunches should be refrigerated within an hour.

Beginning April 27, there will be changes to our meal sites due to bond construction

 South, McNary and Claggett Creek will close. McKinley will open as a meal site to replace South. Parrish will open to replace North. The existing Weddle site will replace the Claggett Creek site and the existing Keizer and Cummings Elementary locations will replace the McNary site.

The locations are:

Auburn Elementary School
Bush Elementary School
Chavez Elementary School
Claggett Creek Middle School
Cummings Elementary School
Englewood Elementary School
Eyre Elementary School
Four Corners Elementary School
Grant Community School
Hallman Elementary School
Hammond Elementary School
Harritt Elementary School
Hayesville Elementary School
Highland Elementary School
Hoover Elementary School
Houck Middle School
Judson Middle School
Keizer Elementary School
Kennedy Elementary School
Lamb Elementary School
Lee Elementary School
Leslie Middle School
McKay High School
McNary High School
Miller Elementary School
Morningside Elementary School
North Salem High School
Richmond Elementary School
Salem Heights Elementary School
South Salem High School
Sumpter Elementary School
Walker Middle School
Washington Elementary School
Weddle Elementary School
Whiteaker Middle School
Wright Elementary School

We are extremely grateful for our community partners that are providing additional resources at many of these sites.

Marion Polk Food Share has multiple food pantry sites around the community, as well. Click the link here to view locations.


View Marion Polk Food Share Locations


In addition, Community Action: HOME Youth Services’ Drop-In Center provides three meals a day via the USDA food program to any youth between the ages of 11-18. Food boxes also can be obtained at that location, 625 Union St. NE, Salem.

Colonia Libertad Apartment Complex, 2911 Saddle Creek Club Ct. SE, Salem.

Cornerstone Apartments at 2540 Rose Garden St NE, Salem.

SKPS will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with state agencies and will provide updates during the extended break.


Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer Ofrecerán Comidas Empacadas para Llevar en 36 Escuelas

En continuidad con los recientes mandatos de la gobernadora Kate Brown, El Departamento de Salud de Oregón, y el Departamento de Educación Estatal, por lo que resta del ciclo escolar 2019-20, todas las clases de las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer impartidas en persona han sido canceladas.

Con el propósito de apoyar a nuestros estudiantes, estaremos ofreciendo desayunos y almuerzos empacados para llevar de lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 1 p.m. en 36 escuelas. Las comidas serán para cualquier niño/a de 18 años y menores.

Las escuelas son las siguientes:

Escuela Auburn
Escuela Bush
Escuela Chávez
Escuela Intermedia Claggett Creek
Escuela Cummings
Escuela Englewood
Escuela Eyre
Escuela Four Corners
Escuela Grant
Escuela Hallman
Escuela Hammond
Escuela Harrit
Escuela Hayesville
Escuela Highland
Escuela Hoover
Escuela Houck
Escuela Intermedia Judson
Escuela Keizer
Escuela Kennedy
Escuela Lamb
Escuela Lee
Escuela Leslie
Escuela Superior McKay
Escuela Superior McNary
Escuela Miller
Escuela Morningside
Escuela Superior North Salem
Escuela Richmond
Escuela Salem Heights
Escuela Superior South Salem
Escuela Sumpter
Escuela Intermedia Walker
Escuela Washington
Escuela Weddle
Escuela Intermedia Whiteaker
Escuela Wright

Estamos muy agradecidos por nuestros colaboradores de la comunidad que están proporcionando recursos adicionales en muchas de las escuelas.

Marion Polk Food Share también tiene varios sitios de despensa de alimentos en toda la comunidad. Haga clic en el enlace aquí para ver las ubicaciones.


Marion Polk Food Share


Además, “Community Action: HOME Youth Services Drop-In Center” ofrece tres comidas al día a través del programa de alimentos del USDA a cualquier joven entre las edades de 11-18 años. Las cajas de alimentos también se pueden obtener en 625 Union St. NE, Salem.

Colonia Libertad Apartment Complex, 2911 Saddle Creek Club Ct. SE, Salem.

Cornerstone Apartments at 2540 Rose Garden St NE, Salem.

SKPS continuará monitoreando la situación en conjunto con las agencias estatales y proporcionará actualizaciones durante las vacaciones prolongadas de primavera.