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 put to use the new spaces being built in the 2018 bond program. During the boundary review process, all school attendance area boundaries in the Salem-Keizer School District are being reviewed, however not all boundaries will need to be adjusted.

A Boundary Review Task Force made up of community volunteers has been reviewing boundaries and proposing adjustments since early October. The goal of the Task Force is to create a recommendation for the Superintendent for adjusted boundaries that balances school enrollments across the district, prepares schools for future growth, and identifies implications for the 2018 bond program.

Public input is important to helping the Task Force create a proposal for adjusted boundaries. The community is invited to attend a Boundary Review Task Force Listening Session on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, from 6-8 p.m. at one of four locations:

Kennedy Elementary School

4912 Noren Ave. NE, Keizer
Areas of focus will be Keizer/McNary and West Salem schools, most notably: Claggett Creek and Whiteaker middle schools; Clear Lake, Cummings, Forest Ridge, Gubser, Kalapuya, Keizer, Kennedy, Myers and Weddle elementary schools.

Four Corners Elementary School

500 Elma Ave. SE, Salem
Areas of focus will be North Salem/McKay area schools, most notably: Houck Middle School; Auburn, Chávez, Eyre, Four Corners, Hammond, Hayesville, Lamb, Miller, Swegle and Yoshikai elementary schools.

Waldo Middle School

2805 Lansing Ave. NE, Salem
Areas of focus will be McKay/North Salem area schools, most notably: North Salem High School; Parrish Middle School; Hallman, Hoover and Washington elementary schools.

Judson Middle School

4512 Jones Road SE, Salem
Areas of focus will be South/Sprague area schools, most notably: South Salem and Sprague high schools; Bush, Battle Creek, Candalaria, Lee, Liberty, McKinley, Morningside, Salem Heights and Schirle elementary schools.

Parents and community members from all school neighborhoods are welcome to attend; attendance is not limited to residents of the school neighborhoods listed.

The presentations at Four Corners and Waldo will be co-presented in English and Spanish. Additionally, Spanish interpreters will be available at all locations. Childcare and snacks will be provided.

Please contact SKPS at (503) 399-3290 for other accommodations, such as ASL interpretation, at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.

Expresa tu opinión sobre los ajustes de los límites escolares

Familias del distrito escolar de Salem-Keizer, el próximo 4 de diciembre se llevarán a cabo sesiónes informativas para la comunidad acerca de los ajustes de límites a las escuelas del distrito. Sus hijos podrían ser asignados a diferentes escuelas el próximo año, dependiendo de donde usted vive. Su asistencia es importante, tendrá la oportunidad de expresar su opinión sobre los ajustes de límites escolares con los miembros del grupo de trabajo. Se proporcionarán bocadillos y cuidado de niños. Tendremos interpretes disponibles en español.

SESIÓNES INFORMATIVAS 4 de dec., 6 a 8 p.m.

Esquela Primaria Kennedy

4912 Noren Ave. NE, Keizer
Las áreas de enfoque serán en las escuelas de Keizer y West Salem, en particular: las escuelas intermedias Claggett Creek y Whiteaker; escuelas primarias de Clear Lake, Cummings, Forest Ridge, Gubser, Keizer, Kennedy y Weddle.

Esquela Primaria Four Corners

500 Elma Ave. SE, Salem
Las áreas de enfoque serán las escuelas del área de North Salem/McKay, en particular: Esquela Intermedia Houck; escuelas primarias de Auburn, Chávez, Eyre, Four Corners, Hammond, Hayesville, Lamb, Miller, Swegle y Yoshikai.

Esquela Intermedia Waldo

2805 Lansing Ave. NE, Salem
Las áreas de enfoque serán las escuelas del área McKay/North Salem, en particular: Esquela Preparatoria North Salem; Escuela Intermedia Parrish; escuelas primarias Hallman, Hoover y Washington.

Esquela Intermedia Judson

4512 Jones Road SE, Salem
Las áreas de enfoque serán las escuelas del área South/Sprague, en particular: las escuelas preparatorias South Salem y Sprague; escuelas primarias de Bush, Candalaria, Lee, Liberty, McKinley, Morningside, Salem Heights y Schirle.

TODOS SON BIENVENIDOS

Expresar su opinión sobre los ajustes de límites escolares con los miembros del grupo de trabajo.
https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/boundary-adjustments/

2018-12-13T11:09:25-08:00November 30th, 2018|

Project Grad Meeting Wednesday November 28

Attention parents of Seniors, tomorrow night Wednesday November 28, Project Grad will be meeting in the McKay Library.  We will be talking about the upcoming Senior All Night Party.  There is 190 days left until graduation, and project grad still needs help fundraising in order to make this years party successful.  Please come with your ideas, and with your schedule, so we can get some parents signed up to help with our fundraising efforts.  We currently are collecting cans and bottles in order to take advantage of a match program at BottleDrop, now until December 9th.  During this time frame only, we have the opportunity to receive a match anywhere from 10-40% extra on bottle deposits.  Its a great way to give to our seniors, so please consider donating your cans and bottles.

2018-11-27T14:30:47-08:00November 27th, 2018|

1st Annual Turkey Dinner with Boys to Men.

The Boys to Men hosted its first Turkey Dinner.  The Boys to Men Club meets weekly on Wednesdays at 3:30 pm.  This group works collaboratively to build relationships and develop leadership capacity.  If you are interested in joining our group, we would love to see you at the next meeting.

2018-11-20T14:48:45-08:00November 20th, 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, and this gathering is the culmination of a month-long celebration that also included a proclamation from the Salem-Keizer Board of Directors.

The event is open to the public and will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30 at Chemeketa Community College Building 2, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem. SKPS employees who attend may receive three professional development credits. The gathering is hosted by the Indian Education Program and the Indian Parent Advisory Committee.

The SKPS Indian Education Program provides services for students who identify as Native American or Alaska Natives including tutoring, college and scholarship information, the Eagle Feather Graduation Celebration, monthly meetings for parents and a culturally based academic summer program.

What: Native American Awareness Gathering
When: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, 2018
Where: Chemeketa Community College Building 2, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem
Cost: Free

2018-11-29T14:53:09-08:00November 18th, 2018|

State Testing 30-day Notice

By law, Oregon school districts must notify parents about annual state testing at least thirty days before testing begins. Testing will begin in Salem-Keizer in February 2019. A copy of the 30-day notice and opt-out form can be picked up in any school office starting on January 7, 2019. For more information about state testing, please visit the Oregon Department of Education website: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Pages/default.aspx

2018-11-14T16:36:54-08:00November 14th, 2018|

McKay Celebrates our Veterans

On Friday, November 9th the McKay National Honor Society put a Veterans’ Day Celebration on for the McKay community.  This was supported by our catering students who provided a great breakfast and also our music programs who provided the entertainment.  Many veterans joined in the celebration. McKay High School acknowledges and appreciates the commitment and sacrifice our veterans have made.  We look forward to celebrating with everyone again next year!

2018-11-14T11:49:32-08:00November 14th, 2018|