Salem-Keizer Public Schools Extends Deadline for Dual-Language and In-District Transfer Applications Due to COVID-19 School Closures

Salem, Ore. – Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has extended the deadline for both dual-language program and in-district transfer (IDT) applications until Friday, April 3. Traditionally, applications for these programs are accepted throughout the month of March.

Due to the closure of district buildings, including all schools, all in-district transfer and dual-language applications should be completed digitally and emailed to Kristin McIntosh in the Office of K-12 Education at or mailed to the Lancaster Professional Center at 2450 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97305.

To download the dual-language program application, please click here.
To download the in-district transfer application, please click here.

The dual-language program helps to prepare students to be global citizens, while developing their bilingual literacy and overall academic skills. The dual-language program is currently offered at Harritt, Myers and Grant elementary schools.

If a student’s assigned school based on their home residence address is not within the Harritt, Grant or Myers elementary school boundaries, students would need to apply for an in-district transfer.

Families may request to have their child transfer to a school other than their assigned school to access various programs and/or supports for their child. The in-district transfer process is for students applying for a new in-district transfer. If a 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.

You can learn more about student transfers on our district website.