Over the past two days, families received more than 20,000 Chromebooks via curbside pick-up for students needing devices to begin distant learning lessons. Superintendent Perry is grateful to parents and students for your patience, and thankful to our staff who volunteered to be away from their own families and stepped up make this happen. We will work with families next week to get Chromebooks to students who weren't able to pick up devices yet. We will share more about this next week, as well as letting you know about Distant Learning lessons soon. Chromebook Instructions (English) Chromebook Instructions (Spanish)
Salem-Keizer Public Schools Provides Childcare for Essential Healthcare Workers and Emergency Responders During Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
Under Executive Order 20-08 released by Oregon Governor Kate Brown on March 17, all Oregon schools are to remain closed through Tuesday, April 28, 2020. Districts are to provide learning supports and wraparound services to students and families during the closure period, including meals and childcare. This includes the delivery of food assistance and offering childcare for essential healthcare professionals and first responders. Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) began serving employees in tier one the week of March 23 at the East Salem Community Center. Over the next several weeks, the district will expand to other sites in the community as needed to best support families during this time. SKPS encourages workers in each tier to register for childcare. Although first priority will be given to [...]
Devices will be available for curbside pick-up April 2 and 3 at each of the district’s six traditional high schools All Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) students in need of devices for supplemental learning will be able to rent Chromebooks at no cost from the district for the duration of the emergency school closure. Devices will be made available at each of the district’s six traditional high schools – McKay, McNary, North Salem, South Salem, Sprague and West Salem – on Thursday, April 2 from noon until 6:30 p.m. and Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Devices are available to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students do not need to be present, but you must provide their student ID or provide their [...]
Students who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next semester (2020-21 school year) must apply for an in-district transfer (IDT). This includes elementary, middle and high school students. The deadline to turn in IDT applications has been extended to April 3, 2020, due to school closures. This process is for students applying for a new IDT. If your student is currently attending a school on an IDT they do not need to reapply, unless they are transitioning from elementary to middle school, or middle school to high school, and want to attend a school other than their resident school. Download In-District Transfer Forms In-District Transfer Request Form (Elementary) In-District Transfer Request Form (Middle School) In-District Transfer Request Form (High School) Return [...]
Linked below is the Dual Language Application and the State of Oregon Language Use Survey form in English and Spanish. Due to school closures, the application deadline has been extended to April 3, 2020. Dual Language Application/Survey (English) Dual Language Application/Survey (Spanish) Because schools are closed, please download and fill out the form and email to Kristin Mcintosh in Elementary Education at email@example.com, drop off forms in person, or send in the mail to: Salem-Keizer Public Schools Lancaster Professional Center (Attn: Kristin Mcintosh) 2450 Lancaster Dr NE, Salem, OR 97305.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations Update | Actualización de operaciones escolares por el Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Posted March 31, 2020 Update from Superintendent Perry Dear Salem-Keizer Family, Since March 12, when our public education world shifted into something we’ve never seen or experienced before, virtually everything we’ve known to be true has changed. The one thing that has remained constant, however, is change. As a perfect example of that, late last night we received new guidance from the Oregon Department of Education. In that direction, we were told that