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Back to School 2024-25

Three young students showing off artwork and smiling on the first day of school.
Summer is flying by, and soon you'll be sending your student off for the first day of school! Here are some shortcuts to help you find information to prepare. This post will be updated with more resources as the start of school approaches.

School Office Opening Dates

  • Monday, August 12: Elementary school offices open
  • Monday, August 12: Middle school offices open
  • Open all year: High school offices open year-round

First Day of School Dates 

Grades 1-12

  • Tuesday, September 3: First day for grades 6 and 9 
  • Wednesday, September 4: First day for grades 1-5, 7-8, 10-12 (*Because this is a Wednesday, this is a late start day)

Kindergarten First Days

  • September 4-6: Kindergarten assessments
  • Monday, September 9: Kindergarten transition day for students whose last names begin with A-L
  • Tuesday, September 10: Kindergarten transition day for students whose last names begin with M-Z
  • Wednesday, September 11: First day for ALL Kindergarten students (*Because this is a Wednesday, this is a late start day)

*All schools start one hour late on Wednesdays to give school staff a regular time for collaborating and planning support for students.

Back-to-School Quick Links

Athletic Participation

The Athletics page has information about middle and high school athletics offerings, fees, physical exams, and registration through FamilyID.

Bus Riders

Visit the Bus Riders page to learn about bus rider basics, finding your bus route, and registering to ride the bus.

Route times for the 2024-25 school year are expected to be ready the week of August 19.


The Calendars page includes the 2024-25 school year calendar available to view and download in multiple languages.

Dress Code

Salem-Keizer Public School's dress code outlines how student dress choices should respect a community that is inclusive of a diverse range of identities while being appropriate for the school day and school-sponsored events.

Enrollment and Registration

The Student Enrollment and Registration page has the processes and links to register new and returning students for school.

Food Services

The Food Services page has school breakfast and lunch menus and answers to frequently asked questions about school meals.


The Kindergarten page provides information to help get your student registered and ready for kindergarten.

ParentSquare and StudentSquare

Download ParentSquare or StudentSquare to receive important email, text, or app notifications for district, school and teacher communications.

ParentVUE and StudentVUE

ParentVUE and StudentVUE are powerful tools to help families stay informed about student educational progress by viewing near real-time information on attendance, grades, assignments, and more.


The Preschool page provides information on Salem-Keizer Public School's preschool offerings and how to register.

Safe and Welcoming Schools

Visit our Safe and Welcoming Schools resources to find information to support your student's mental health, set healthy student boundaries, and learn about our district's safety systems.

School Directory

Visit our School Directory to contact your school if you have questions or need help.

School Supply List Recommendations

Standard school supplies needed by students:

The standard list represents the most common supplies required in Salem-Keizer schools. 

Some Schools Have Their Own Supply Lists

Some schools may require additional items or may prefer a variation of the items listed. However, items such as wipes and glues MUST be purchased by school district staff.


Contact your student’s school if you have questions.

Special Education

Special Education provides professional and efficient support services that contribute to the success of students, staff, and community.