April 2021

EDGE Online Program

2021-04-22T14:58:44-08:00April 22nd, 2021|

We will continue offering our online-only Enhanced Digital Guided Education (EDGE) program. 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.

Deadline to register for a guaranteed EDGE spot

The deadline to register for a guaranteed spot in EDGE is Friday, May 14, 2021. Students registered after this date will be enrolled if there is room in the program.

Tutoring for All Students

2021-04-22T13:50:26-08:00April 22nd, 2021|

  • WHO? Any student
  • WHERE? New Commons
  • WHEN? Monday, 12:35 – 4:30 p.m.
  • WHAT? Tutoring help for Q4 classes
  • BUS RIDERS:

Your bus will pick you up from your regular stop 3 hours later than your regular pick up time. The bus will pick you up from school between 2:20 – 2:30 p.m.

Hybrid start dates for middle and high school students | Aprendizaje híbrido para los estudiantes de las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias

2021-04-15T15:13:19-08:00April 14th, 2021|

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.

Videos

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

Presentations

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.

PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS (Optional)

  • 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.

Congratulations to North MEChA Students!

2021-04-14T10:33:28-08:00April 14th, 2021|

North Salem High School MEChA students (Liliana Granados, Abigail Perin, Cynthia Morales Ornelas, Cecilia Gonzalez Cantor,  Jadzia Beard, Elia Sanchez, Tracy Trinh, Coral Pineda and Alicia Chase) represented Salem Keizer Public schools in the César E. Chávez Leadership Conference Special Edition: The Legacy Challenge! Two North MEChA teams were awarded $750 each for video workshops they created and narrated for the challenge and virtual leadership conference.

Video content requirements were

  • Educate and embody the legacy of César E. Chávez y el movimiento.
  • Explain how his lessons and teachings are relevant in today’s world.
  • Workshops can be in English, Spanish, or Bilingual.
  • Workshops will be developed, produced and presented by student groups minimum of 3 students per group, no longer than 20 minutes and submitted as a YouTube link.

Cesar Chavez Workshop Presentation by Abi, Cynthia, Ceci, and Lilly

Cesar Chavez Presentation by Elia, Alicia, Coral, and Jadzia

CTE Culinary Arts

2021-04-14T07:41:23-08:00April 14th, 2021|

CTE Early Childhood Education Poster

About CTE’s Early Childhood Education Program

  • Operate an interactive preschool program that delivers hands-on learning activities to prepare children for kindergarten
  • Plan activities to enhance a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development
  • Teach small and large group lessons to preschool-aged children

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Call Outs

  • College Credit
  • Internships
  • Work-Based Experience

Program Class Progression

Food Essentials

CTE Early Childhood Education

2021-04-14T07:05:36-08:00April 14th, 2021|

CTE Early Childhood Education Poster

About CTE’s Early Childhood Education Program

  • Operate an interactive preschool program that delivers hands-on learning activities to prepare children for kindergarten
  • Plan activities to enhance a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development
  • Teach small and large group lessons to preschool-aged children

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment, advanced certifications, and further education

Call Outs

  • College Credit
  • Internships
  • Work-Based Experience

Program Class Progression

Developing Child

CTE Cabinetmaking

2021-04-14T06:58:43-08:00April 14th, 2021|

CTE Cabinetmaking Poster

About CTE’s Cabinetmaking Program

  • Design and build custom furniture and cabinetry
  • Operate a wide range of professional equipment to create projects for a variety of customers
  • Interpret plans and specifications to construct products from raw materials

Career Focus

Prepared for apprenticeships, immediate employment, and further education

Call Outs

  • Work-based Experience
  • Advanced Technology
  • College Credit

Program Class Progression

Cabinetmaking I

CTE Engineering

2021-04-14T06:35:13-08:00April 13th, 2021|

CTE Engineering Poster

About CTE’s Engineering Program

  • Use tools and techniques found in advanced robotics, electronics, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Computer-Aided Machining (CAM) technologies
  • Find creative solutions to complex engineering challenges while working individually and in teams
  • Visualize and construct 3D models and prototypes

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment and further education

Call Outs

  • National Robotic Competitions
  • 3D Printing & Modeling
  • Advanced Technology

Program Class Progression

Introduction to Engineering

Robotics

CTE Graphic Design

2021-04-14T06:38:40-08:00April 13th, 2021|

CTE Graphic Design Poster

About CTE’s Graphic Design Program

  • Create dynamic illustrations, logos and advertisements including traditional and photogenic art
  • Design, produce and deliver a wide range of creative marketing materials for print and web media
  • Showcase your artistic abilities alongside other creative individuals while creating a professional portfolio

Career Focus

Prepared for immediate employment and further education

Call Outs

  • Professional Portfolio
  • Work-Based Experience
  • College Credit

Program Class Progression

Graphic Design I

CTE Health & Pharmacy Services

2021-04-14T06:41:00-08:00April 13th, 2021|

CTE Pharmacology poster

About CTE’s Health & Pharmacy Services Program

  • Experience the satisfaction of helping others while developing skills in compassionate patient care
  • Work alongside and support medical professionals in a variety of simulated and actual clinical settings
  • Focus on medical procedures, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology and pharmacology

Career Focus

Prepared for state licensure, immediate employment, advanced certifications and further education

Call Outs

  • College Credit
  • Certifications
  • Work-Based Experience

Program Class Progression

Introduction to Health Services

Electives

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