West Salem High School Band receives Blue Ribbon Award

National Band Association announces 2020 Programs of Excellence The National Band Association recently announced its division winners of the 2020 Programs of Excellence Blue Ribbon Award. West Salem High School’s band program, led by Todd Zimbelman and Ashley Alexander, was recognized as the Northwestern division winner for 2020. The band association selected programs out of submissions [...]

2020-11-27T09:53:09-08:00November 27th, 2020|District News|

Thank you Education Support Professionals!

It's Education Support Professionals Day! Administrators and teachers from across the district give a shoutout to the amazing Education Support Professionals in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Thank you to all of our ESPs for the incredible contributions you make in the lives of our students, families and staff every day. [...]

2020-11-18T14:13:19-08:00November 18th, 2020|District News|

SKPS to reduce limited-in-person instruction and suspend athletic activities

SKPS to reduce limited-in-person instruction and suspend athletic activities On Friday, Nov. 13, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide two-week freeze on activities, which will take effect on Wednesday, Nov. 18. After receiving additional guidance from the Oregon Department of Education, we have made the difficult decision to reduce our limited in-person [...]

2020-11-13T20:30:40-08:00November 13th, 2020|District News, News, School News|

School Day Schedule Adjustments for the Week of November 9

Reminder that there will be no school on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, in recognition of the Veterans Day holiday. This will change the school day schedule for the week starting November 9. Instead of Monday being a student support day, it will be a school day. The goals of this decision were: students not losing a [...]

2020-11-05T15:21:26-08:00November 5th, 2020|District News, Return - Page, School News|

Family Well-Being & Distance Learning Check-In

All of us continue to be impacted by COVID-19 and the many challenges associated with Comprehensive Distance Learning. Please help us better support you and other families by answering a few questions and sharing your feedback about our Comprehensive Distance Learning and outreach efforts so far this year. We know there are some things [...]

2020-10-27T10:42:08-08:00October 16th, 2020|District News, School News|

Student Attendance Cohort Information Now Available on ParentVUE and StudentVUE

You can now login to ParentVUE and StudentVUE to see your student’s assigned attendance cohort. Students have been assigned to either a Tuesday/Thursday attendance cohort or to a Wednesday/Friday attendance cohort. EDGE students will see EDGE as their assigned attendance cohort. All students, K-12, who live at the same residence should have the same [...]

2020-09-18T11:11:47-08:00September 12th, 2020|District News, Return - Page, School News|

EDGE and Blended Learning, Comprehensive Distance Learning Explained | Programa de aprendizaje combinado

We want to make sure families understand the two learning options for your child: Blended Learning and the EDGE Program. Blended Learning / Comprehensive Distance Learning For families who wish for their child to return to in-person learning as soon as possible, no action is needed as your student will begin in [...]

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Opens Applications for EDGE | EDGE: Educación digital guiada y mejorada

When students return to school this fall for the 2020-21 school year, they will have the opportunity to select a new robust learning option. On Monday, July 13, SKPS opened applications for a new, comprehensive online academy: Enhanced Digital and Guided Education (EDGE). Applications for EDGE are now being accepted! Students and families can learn [...]

Grab-N-Go Meals and Food Boxes Schedule Changes for July 2 and 3, 2020

Due to the Independence Day holiday, all of our grab-n-go meal locations will be closed on Friday, July 3. Families, please feel free to claim additional meals on Thursday, July 2. Also, Marion Polk Food Share food box distribution at Washington Elementary, 3165 Lansing Avenue NE in Salem, will change from Friday to Thursday [...]

2020-07-15T12:45:06-08:00June 30th, 2020|Coronavirus, District News, Parents, Students|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Extends “Warmline” During Summer Break | SKPS extiende “la línea de atención telefónica para casos no urgentes” durante las vacaciones del verano

Students can submit an online form and be contacted directly by a school counselor, even on nights and weekends When schools closed in mid-march due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), Salem-Keizer Public Schools implemented a new “warmline” for students to access direct support from school counselors any time needed, including nights and weekends. Speak [...]

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