On Oct 31, instead of students wearing costumes to school, we will be having "Hat day." Students are invited to wear a favorite hat along with their jog-a-thon t-shirts.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools has created a new publication to help answer parents’ most commonly asked questions about achievement and instruction as students work to earn a standard four-year diploma.
The Parents’ Guide to Graduation will be mailed home in mid-October.
One Guide has been created specific to each grade, kindergarten through grade 8, and one for all high school grades combined. Each Guide contains a snapshot of learning standards for the grade level, information about grading practices and state tests, and tips for helping students at home. Materials are available in both English and Spanish.
There are also Parents’ Guide websites with additional resources: http://www.skgradguide.com and http://espanol.skgradguide.com. Both websites were designed to be mobile-friendly to serve parents who want to access information from a smartphone or other mobile device.
Parents may find the Guide most useful when reviewing report cards or at parent-teacher conferences. Conferences are coming up in late November.
The handout is named “Parents’ Guide to Graduation” because each grade is a step along the way to the ultimate goal of achieving a high school diploma. Knowing what it takes to stay on track at each grade level will help students reach that goal.
Our counselor, formerly Linda Geissler, now Linda Lockwood, wanted to point out her new name and email address: firstname.lastname@example.org and to invite you to see her website at https://sites.google.com/site/lindalgeisslerschoolcounselor/ .
State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Schools will be conducting a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and again within the first two weeks after winter break. These drills will not be a simulation of a threat and are not intended to scare students. We do want students to take the drills seriously so they are familiar with lockdown routines and procedures.
If you have safety concerns, or notice any gaps in our security, then please tell the school principal. As parents, you have a valuable perspective that can help improve safety procedures. As gaps are identified, we will continuously refine and improve our lockdown procedures.
Attached is our 2014-15 lunch/recess schedule.