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2024 Salem-Keizer Public Schools Summer Programs

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Summer 2024 is just around the corner, and there are several ways that students in our district can continue their learning and engage in fun activities during summer months. Check out the summer opportunities in our district and find the program that is right for your child!

We will update this list as opportunities are available.

JumpStart Kindergarten Program

JumpStart Kindergarten is an opportunity for incoming kindergarten students to experience kindergarten before the official first day of school. Families can register their child for JumpStart Kindergarten for FREE during the kindergarten registration process.

Learn more about JumpStart Kindergarten on our website.

Bold, Black and Brilliant

The Bold, Black and Brilliant, Defining and Refining You program is an immersive cultural enrichment program for students currently in grades 3 through 8. Students will participate in field trips, interactive lessons and other fun learning activities. Transportation and lunch will be provided.

Location: Yoshikai Elementary School, 4900 Jade Street NE, Salem, OR, 97305
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dates: July 8 through 26, Monday through Friday

Please sign up using our registration form. If you have any questions, please call 503-399-3059 or email the Office of Student Equity, Access and Advancement.

Native Education Summer Program

The 2024 Native Education Summer Program is a special school program for students in grades 1 through 12. The program will offer breakfast, lunch and transportation to students. The program will be held from July 8 through 26, Monday through Friday. Students must have a valid 506 form on file to participate. 

Learn more and register for the NEP Summer Program on the district website.

Migrant Education Summer School

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is holding a summer school opportunity for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 7 who are enrolled in the Migrant Education Program. Migrant Education Summer School will take place from June 26 to Jul. 25, 2024.

Call the Migrant Education Program office at 503-399-3111 to register your child and learn more about Migrant Education Summer School.

Unified Summer Programs

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has nationally-recognized Unified programs and is offering summer programs at all levels for students with disabilities through the Special Olympics' Unified Champion Schools Program.

The Unified Summer Program in Salem-Keizer is a fun opportunity for students to partner with their peers to access learning through sports, leadership and fun activities. SKPS offers elementary, middle and high school Unified Summer Program opportunities.

Complete Registration

Fast Break Summer Program

Students currently in grades 5 through 7 who will be attending Waldo, Stephens, Houck or Parrish and are interested in learning the fundamentals of basketball can sign up for the Fast Break Summer Program. Fast Break will take place at Waldo Middle School between June 25 and August 22 every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Access our Google Form to sign up and learn more.

K-2 Summer Enrichment For Title I-A Elementary Schools

SKPS is offering summer enrichment opportunities to students currently in grades K through 2 at Title I-A elementary schools.

The enrichment programs will be held from July 15 to August 2, 2024 at the following locations:

  • Keizer Elementary School will host students from the following schools between 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
    • Keizer Elementary School
    • Kennedy Elementary School
    • Weddle Elementary School
    • Hallman Elementary School
  • Scott Elementary School will host students from the following schools between 7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
    • Scott Elementary School
    • Chavez Elementary School
    • Hayesville Elementary School
    • Lamb Elementary School
    • Yoshikai Elementary School
  • Hoover Elementary School will host students from the following schools between 7:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
    • Hoover Elementary School
    • Grant Community School
    • Englewood Elementary School
    • Highland Elementary School
    • Washington Elementary School
  • Auburn Elementary School will host students from the following schools between 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
    • Auburn Elementary School
    • Eyre Elementary School
    • Four Corners Elementary School
    • Miller Elementary School
    • Swegle Elementary School
  • Bush Elementary School will host students from the following schools between 9:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m.
    • Bush Elementary school
    • Harritt Elementary School
    • Richmond Elementary School

Contact your school for more information, or call the Title I Office at 503-399-3353.

Middle School Transition

Salem-Keizer middle schools will hold summer transition events for students entering grade 6 at the following locations:

  • Claggett Creek – Aug. 20
  • Crossler – Aug. 20
  • Houck – Aug. 19
  • Judson – Aug. 20
  • Leslie – Aug. 19 and 20
  • Parrish – Aug. 19 and 20
  • Stephens – Aug. 19 and 20
  • Straub – Aug. 26
  • Waldo – Aug. 19 and 20
  • Walker – Aug. 20
  • Whiteaker – Aug. 20 and 21

Middle schools may also offer summer school programs. Contact your neighborhood middle school to see if summer school opportunities are available at your school.

High School Transition

Some of our high schools will hold summer head start events to support students entering grade 9 as they transition into high school. Contact your student's high school to find out if they are holding summer transition events.

(Please note that some high schools may have held their head start event in the spring.)

Summer Learning Resources

To support ongoing leaning over summer break, SKPS encourages students to use the learning resources available to them on Clever. Students can access Clever using their student account to continue their summer learning and receive support with math, literacy, college and career readiness and more!

Sign in to Clever to access a variety of learning resources

Community-Based Summer Programs

The Salem-Keizer community is full of opportunities to help students stay engaged over the summer. Visit our community-based web story for events, programs and activities available in the Salem-Keizer community that students can access during summer break.