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September 2018

Senior Photos

2018-09-25T08:49:59+00:00September 24th, 2018|

Senior Photos Due October 31!

Seniors, email your senior photos to cowan_sarah@salkeiz.k12.or.us, or visit Room 135 with questions.

4 ways to submit your senior photo:

  1. Email a JPEG to Sarah Cowan (most preferable). Please include your full name in the email subject.
  2. Bring a JPEG on a flashdrive or CD to Room 135.
  3. Have your photographer email a copy to Sarah Cowan.
  4. Bring a printed photo to Senior Class Advisor, Sarah Cowan in Room 135 to be scanned. (This is the least preferable due to image quality.) Please bring in a print that is a least wallet-sized (3X2 inch) and reproduced professionally. Many home printers do not print photos that reproduce well in the yearbook. We may not be able to return actual prints.

Photo submission criteria:

  • Must be a headshot (from the waist up)
  • Photo must be vertical
  • Please submit a photo of the highest resolution . . . no selfies or screen shots.
  • Most photos will end up being cropped as to focus in on the senior’s face. The best pictures for the yearbook are close-ups focusing on the senior’s head and shoulders. Any pictures deemed inappropriate or offensive will not be used.

We want your senior yearbook to have the best possible picture of you in its pages.

Study Help for Athletes

2018-09-11T15:13:09+00:00September 11th, 2018|

Attention athletes! Do you need help finishing homework or missing assignments? Do you need help studying for an upcoming test? After school tutoring is available every single day! Check the hallways for posted times and classrooms!

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Launches “Every Day 24J!” to Address Chronic Absenteeism

2018-09-19T15:10:32+00:00September 5th, 2018|

Buses were rolling this morning carrying almost half of Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ (SKPS) 42,000 students, but with the back-to-school excitement was another message: “Every Day 24J!” Nearly one in three students in SKPS is chronically absent, and this year, schools and community organizations are collaborating to identify barriers to attendance and develop solutions.

The campaign officially launched at Auburn Elementary, where Principal Katie Shumway identified the shift in weather as one of the contributing factors to absenteeism. Auburn is a neighborhood school, and many of its 700 students live within the one-mile radius of the school, meaning they don’t have access school bus transportation. Through the work of the Every Day 24J committee, One Thousand Soles was able to purchase 50 pairs of rain boots at a reduced cost from Wilco. Students who attended the school’s back-to-school picnic received raffle tickets, and winners will be announced at the school on Mondays and Fridays – the days the school has the lowest attendance. Auburn is just one example of the purpose of Every Day 24J! – to identify barriers, create solutions and encourage positive behaviors.

“We believe that all parents want what’s best for their kids and that’s why we continue to look for ways to build relationships with families and strengthen community partnerships,” said Shumway. “We strive meet families where they’re at and provide the tools and resources necessary to get kids here and learning at Auburn every day. When we begin to see dips in student attendance, our community school outreach coordinator works to find out why and then identifies those resources that can create solutions.”

Additional community organizations have come forward to help provide rain gear for more students.

“We know that September is the most critical month for setting a student’s attendance pattern,” said Superintendent Christy Perry. “What happens during that first month sets the tone for the entire year, and we know there’s a direct correlation between attendance and graduation. We see chronic absenteeism from students across all spectrums – cultural norms and socioeconomic statuses play roles, but we also see students who are performing really well at school who might not see the connection between attendance and employability after graduation. We must all use our sphere of influence to make those connections for our children – their futures depend on it.”

Students who miss just two days of school a month will miss a month of school each year. If a student continues that pattern through elementary and middle school, he or she will have lost an entire year of instruction by ninth grade. According to the Oregon Department of Education, students who attend school regularly are 172 percent more likely to graduate.

South Salem High Senior Kudzai Kapurura shared her perspective as a student: “In high school, you’re an independent, so it’s no longer really your parents telling you to go to school – it’s more of a personal decision. Some students don’t want to go because they don’t feel like they’re included in the community at their school. I think more than it’s credited, that’s a big part of why attendance drops in high school. When students don’t feel included, their grades start to drop. That combination makes people not want to go.”

The Every Day 24J committee comprised of district staff and community members will continue to meet throughout the year to identify benchmarks for success and develop additional solutions to remove barriers for attendance. Through a grant from Kaiser Permanente, the Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality is simultaneously developing attendance supports for families in the North Salem High feeder system. For more information on how to support the campaign, please contact Community Relations and Communications at (503) 399-3038 or by emailing info@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

August 2018

September 2016

2019 Yearbook

2018-08-20T07:00:02+00:00September 19th, 2016|

$40 when you purchase an ASB Card until October 19, 2018

$45 regularly (without the purchase of an ASB Card)

All orders are due by February 1, 2019