February 2020

Dwight Roberson is a Game Changer

2020-02-21T11:37:52-08:00February 20th, 2020|

Photo of Dwight Roberson, Salem-Keizer Public Schools Community School Outreach Coordinator

Watch KATU’s interview of Dwight Roberson in this article!

Dwight Roberson is a community resource specialist. His job is to mentor Salem-Keizer black students.

Dwight has made a significant impact on the success of African American and Bi-racial students. In the last two years the graduation rate among black students in our District spiked up 19% in just one year. Watch this video of KATU News shadowing him at our school.

RoboViks Team Valkyrie Headed to Nationals Competition

2020-02-13T11:42:03-08:00February 13th, 2020|

Photo of North Salem RoboViks Team, Valkyrie: left to right Tiffany Trinh, India Watson, Elia Sanchez and Isa SwainRoboViks Team Valkyrie, the North Salem High School All-Female Robotics Team compete in the VEX Robotics Competitions. Student teams are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications and more. Tournaments are held year around at regional, state and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April.

On January 24 at a local competition, Team Valkyrie won the Design Award qualifying them for Nationals being held at Council Bluffs, Iowa this year April 2 -4. Teams from around the world are invited to this competition, the 2020 CREATE U.S. Open Robotics Championship, a 3-day event and one of the largest robotics tournaments in the world.

Valkyrie team members are left to right:  Tiffany Trinh, India Watson, Elia Sanchez Rodriguez and Isa Swain.

Fundraising opportunities for Team Valkyrie are listed below. We are accepting cash donations and welcome your participation in one of the following fundraisers:

  • Chipotle Night Dinner: 890 Lancaster Drive February 17 from 5-9:00 p.m. (33% of sales go to our Robotics Team)
  • MOD Pizza Fundraiser: 4425 Commercial St. SE Suite 150 on Thursday, February 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Ongoing Pop Can drive (bring your empty pop cans and bottles to North for our team.)

Contact Advisor/Teacher, Donovan Kim if you have questions.

August 2019

Benefits for Low Income Families

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

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

SKPS Releases Updated Student Dress Code

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

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

May 2019

Secondary Shared Resource Checklist

2019-08-19T14:55:24-08:00May 29th, 2019|

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April 2019

Remind for Educators

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

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