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[UPDATED] SKPS School Year Extended By One Day Due to Inclement Weather Make-Up

***Story has been updated to reflect the removal of Waldo Middle School from the exceptions list, which NOW ONLY includes Judson, North Salem and McNary. Because of those inclement weather-related school closures, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools, with the exception of three secondary schools scheduled for major construction, will add one day to the 2018-19 school [...]

2019-05-06T13:33:08-07:00March 21st, 2019|

Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Votes to Approve Boundary Adjustments

The Salem-Keizer Board of Directors voted 5-2 last night to approve the boundary adjustment proposal brought forward by the Boundary Review Task Force. Directors Blasi and Lippold opposed. The boundary adjustments will go into effect for the 2019-20 school year and only apply to incoming kindergarten through third-graders, sixth-graders and ninth-graders. Students entering grades four, [...]

2019-02-13T15:43:23-07:00February 13th, 2019|

All Salem-Keizer Public Schools Facilities Closing at 6pm and All Activities After 6pm Cancelled Tonight

Due to anticipated inclement weather and potentially hazardous road conditions, all SKPS facilities are closing at 6 p.m. tonight, Feb. 4, 2019, and all activities after 6 p.m. are canceled. No decision on classes for Tuesday, Feb. 5 has been made at this time. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for timely communication [...]

2019-02-04T16:20:03-07:00February 4th, 2019|

Marion Co. Health & Human Services: No Confirmed Cases of Measles in Marion County | Servicios Humanos y de Salud del Condado de Marion: No se han presentado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Condado de Marion

Marion County Health & Human Services has asked us to share this information with you regarding a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington. "Due to the current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, we've received numerous questions about the local county public health response in schools. Below (linked PDF), you'll find a list of standard procedures [...]

2019-01-31T17:32:56-07:00January 30th, 2019|

About the Boundary Adjustment Process

The district has created resources to help explain the boundary adjustment process. If adopted by the Salem-Keizer School Board on February 12, the proposed boundary adjustments would go into effect in Fall 2019. Parents and guardians of students who could change schools because of boundary adjustment will receive a letter soon as firm information is [...]

2019-01-17T09:45:48-07:00January 17th, 2019|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Seeks Community Input on School Boundary Adjustments at Dec. 4 Listening Sessions

Links to surveys on Task Force Proposal #4 can be found on the boundary adjustments page. Parents, students, school neighbors and community members are invited to attend a Boundary Review Task Force Listening Session on Dec. 4 to share feedback on possible school attendance area boundary adjustments. Boundary adjustments are needed to relieve overcrowding and [...]

2018-12-13T11:09:25-07:00November 30th, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools to Host Native American Awareness Gathering

The free event features storytelling, dancing, dinner and more! There are nearly 700 students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) who identify as Native American or Alaska Natives from 65 tribes, and on Friday, Nov. 30, they will be celebrated through native music, dancing, storytelling and a special native dinner. November is Native American Heritage Month, [...]

2018-11-29T14:53:09-07:00November 18th, 2018|

Every Day 24J

Missing a day or two of school may not seem like a big deal, but that time matters. If a student misses just two days of school a month, by the end of the year, that adds up to an entire month of lost instruction. At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, we want all of our [...]

2018-09-26T15:11:54-07:00September 25th, 2018|

Diariamente, todos los días en el Distrito 24J

El perder un día o dos de clases podría parecer irrelevante, pero ese tiempo es muy importante. Si un estudiante pierde solo dos días de clases al mes, al final del año escolar, esto representa un mes entero de clases perdidas. En las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer, queremos que todos los estudiantes se gradúen [...]

2018-09-26T15:08:00-07:00September 25th, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Launches “Every Day 24J!” to Address Chronic Absenteeism

Buses were rolling this morning carrying almost half of Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ (SKPS) 42,000 students, but with the back-to-school excitement was another message: “Every Day 24J!” Nearly one in three students in SKPS is chronically absent, and this year, schools and community organizations are collaborating to identify barriers to attendance and develop solutions. The [...]

2018-09-19T16:10:32-07:00September 5th, 2018|