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Picture Retake Day - October 30

posted Oct 29, 2018, 9:52 AM by Nicole Harvey

If we did not see you on picture day or you would like a new image, do not miss out on ordering pictures for your student.   Pre-orders for picture packages may be placed online now at https://ios.mydorian.com using your school's access key provided here KGZJUEA5. Online pre-orders using your school's access key are available up to 4 days after retake day.


Verifying Student Enrollment Information Online

posted Sep 6, 2018, 1:49 PM by Nicole Harvey

Salem-Keizer is activating a new feature to make the student enrollment verification process easier for you.  Each year parents verify/update the information so they can be contacted if needed.  This year Salem-Keizer has added the ability for parents to verify their students' enrollment information online.

This process will be completed through logging onto ParentVUE and verifying the information that you have previously provided.  To complete this, at least one parent will need an active ParentVUE account.  The attached sheet provides instructions on how to activate your account.  If you do not have access to a computer, you can still complete this process at school.

Please complete this verification by September 15.  Thank you!

Back to School Welcome Letter

posted Aug 15, 2018, 12:05 PM by Nicole Harvey


School Supply List 2018-19

posted Aug 2, 2018, 1:31 PM by Nicole Harvey


Thank You for Saying YES for Our Schools!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 3:47 PM by Salem Keizer

As we head into summer break, we want to say “Thank you” to our community for approving the 2018 bond! Because of our community’s support, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be able to make improvements, expansions and/or renovations all across the district. Improvements planned include additional space to serve our community’s growing enrollment as well as expanded career-technical (vocational) spaces, more space for science education, safety and security improvements and seismic safety upgrades.

Five schools are scheduled to begin construction in 2019 – Gubser Elementary School, Judson Middle School, Waldo Middle School, McNary High School and North Salem High School. All work approved under the bond is planned to be finished in about five years. For more information about projects funded by the 2018 bond, please visit https://bondinfo.salkeiz.k12.or.us/bonddocuments/.

At many schools, construction is likely to take place during the school year. Schools, architects and the district’s bond program management team will work together to minimize disruption of the educational environment caused by construction. However, it’s important for parents, students and staff to be aware that school operations will be different during construction. Our commitment to student safety and success will be unchanged during construction.

We would once again like to extend our appreciation to the Salem-Keizer community for supporting students and schools by approving the 2018 bond!

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Joins SafeOregon Confidential Tip Line

posted Mar 13, 2018, 11:53 AM by Salem Keizer


Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has officially joined SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives our kids, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has a sophisticated and proactive intervention system in place for timely interventions. These include the SKPS Office of Behavioral Learning, the Office of Safety and Risk Management, and our Threat Response System that offers step-by-step protocols on preventing and controlling potentially dangerous situations.

The SafeOregon tip line adds an additional resource to ensure students and staff have a confidential avenue for reporting and bolsters SKPS’ relationship with law enforcement. This program is run and managed by the Oregon State Police and has proven to prevent acts of violence.

“Since the SafeOregon began its statewide program, we’ve seen it grow as a resource for the communities we serve,” said John Van Dreal, SKPS Director of Safety and Risk Management Services. “We know that what keeps our children safe is an open line of communication, and SafeOregon provides that communication in a confidential way.”

All tips reported by members of the Salem-Keizer community– including parents, students and employees – in regard to school and student safety will be closely investigated by the Oregon State Police and SKPS. The safety of our students, staff and volunteers is without question, our highest priority.

We encourage all parents to download the SafeOregon App on their phones, and their child’s phone as well. Individuals may also report a tip by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed to tip@safeoregon.com. For more information, go to www.safeoregon.com.

K-5 Writing Samples

posted Jan 4, 2018, 3:44 PM by Nicole Harvey

As a staff, we selected student writing samples which created a K-5 continuum for students and parents to see grade level expectations and how their writing will grow throughout their elementary years.  See the attachment for the writing samples.

Kindergarten Registration Opens February 20

posted Jan 4, 2018, 3:16 PM by Nicole Harvey

Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2018, are eligible to register for Kalapuya.  All elementary schools in Salem-Keizer offer free, full-day kindergarten.

Parents are asked to register students soon to help the district prepare an adequate number of classrooms, supplies, etc. for the fall.

Registration Opens Tuesday, February 20

To register, please visit the school and pick up a registration packet. If you’re unsure what school is assigned to serve your residence address, please visit the district’s school finder page: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information

Parents must complete and sign the forms in the registration packet (registration form, home language survey, immunization form) and provide:

  • 1.      Proof of residence address. Examples of documents accepted include a copy of a utility bill, driver’s license with current address, copy of rental agreement, etc.
  • 2.      Original birth certificate for the child. The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent.

Help your student get ready

Parents can help students get ready for kindergarten by helping them:

  • Hold a pencil, crayons and scissors correctly
  • Practice writing his/her name
  • Learn the ABC’s and how to count to twenty
  • Name and identify basic shapes, such as square, triangle and circle
  • Learn how to take turns and share with others
  • How to use the bathroom and wash hands independently

 Please contact the school with additional questions about registering for kindergarten.

Impact of Screen Time

posted Jun 24, 2017, 1:27 PM by Kalapuya Elementary


Before and After School Childcare

posted Jun 15, 2015, 9:44 AM by Kalapuya Elementary   [ updated Aug 15, 2017, 4:00 PM ]

Salem Child Development Center will be providing before and after school childcare at Kalapuya for the 2017-18 school year.  

Parents who are interested in enrolling their child should call 503-363-9821 for details on pricing and availability.

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