Thank You for Saying YES for Our Schools!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 3:18 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!

Important Dates to Remember!

posted May 18, 2018, 10:56 AM by Chapman Hill   [ updated May 18, 2018, 10:57 AM ]

May 25th- College Day (wear your favorite school)

May 28th- Memorial Day- No School

May 30th- Final Choir Concert

June 8th- Final PBIS Assembly 

June 12th- Talent Show

June 13th- Field Day/Last Day of school!  

Changes to parking lot

posted May 18, 2018, 10:37 AM by Chapman Hill

Chapman Hill Families,

There is going to be a change made to our parking lots starting Monday morning. The two parking lots will become separate areas with no access between them.  This is being done to increase safety in our school parking lots, as well as in the surrounding neighborhoods.  

The gate between the two parking lots will be permanently locked on Monday, May 21st.  

Cars entering from Doaks Ferry Dr. will only be able to access the large parking lot on the West side of the school.  

Cars entering from Chapman Hill Dr. will only be able to access the small parking lot in front of the school on the North side.

Many drivers will lose some convenience by not being able to cross over between the lots.  We are, however, prioritizing the safety of our students and pedestrians. 

Thank you for your continued patience and careful driving while in our parking lots and pick up areas.   

Thank you to Parent Club

posted May 14, 2018, 10:01 AM by Chapman Hill

Thank you to our Chapman Hill Parent Club!  Staff Appreciation week was amazing.  We were spoiled with breakfast, coffee, flowers, cards and many, many kind words.  We wouldn't be able to do our jobs without the support of our wonderful families.  
Thank you!  

Class Color Day!

posted May 10, 2018, 3:06 PM by Chapman Hill   [ updated May 10, 2018, 3:16 PM ]

Chapman Hill families,
Your children have earned enough class tokens to earn an all-school reward!  We will have Class Color Day on Friday, May 18th.  Students can wear clothes, hats, hair accessories, etc. in their class color that day.  The colors are:
1st- Orange
2nd- Green
3rd- Blue
4th- Red
5th- Black

SQUIRM Music Program

posted May 10, 2018, 2:59 PM by Chapman Hill   [ updated May 15, 2018, 8:26 AM ]

Thursday May 17th, 7pm 
*Rosendahl, Rice, West, Farrior & Redinger*

Please have students to their classrooms between 6:40-6:50pm.  
T-shirts will be on students' desk when they arrive for the program.
Please have students wear jeans or black pants/shorts.

Thank you in advance for coming and supporting your student and music!
- Mrs. G

Kinder + Meyers music program

posted May 10, 2018, 12:04 PM by Chapman Hill   [ updated May 15, 2018, 8:39 AM ]

How Does Your Garden Grow, is next week!
Thursday, May 17th at 6pm in the Chapman Hill Gym.  

Please have students to their classrooms no later than 5:50pm.  If they have a nice dress or farmer type clothes, rain boots or cowboy boots, no hats please, that would be perfect.

Thank you in advance for coming and supporting your student and music!
-Mrs. G

CTE Summer Camps

posted Apr 6, 2018, 2:38 PM by Chapman Hill   [ updated Apr 6, 2018, 2:40 PM ]

CTE Summer Camp info and registration enclosed in the attachment.

Chapman Hill 2018 Project List

posted Jan 26, 2018, 12:05 PM by Chapman Hill   [ updated Jan 26, 2018, 12:19 PM ]

Please refer to the attached PDF.

Beginning in 2022:

1) Intercom System Upgrades
2) Replacement of partition walls
3) Roofing replacement
4) Expanded wireless capacity
5) Security improvements to increase visibility of main entry from office

Additional/Expanded Space
1) Repurpose current library into a cafeteria
2) Expand kitchen
3) Repurpose underutilized classrooms into a new library

Bond Measure

posted Sep 21, 2017, 1:28 PM by Chapman Hill

Members of the Salem-Keizer School Board are planning a general obligation bond measure for the May 2018 ballot. The proposed bond would address critical facility needs in nearly all schools and support buildings in our district.


The proposed bond would:

Construct additional space to address capacity issues, relieve overcrowding and address future enrollment growth.

Make seismic upgrades at schools rated very high risk for collapse in the event of a large earthquake.

Make safety and security improvements district-wide such as upgrading electronic badge access systems and relocating front office spaces for better visibility and control over who enters and exits school buildings.

Construct new Career-Technical/vocational education classrooms at all high schools to expand programs such as engineering, science and technology.

Expand and construct additional space at all six of the district’s traditional high schools to increase capacity from around 1,600 students to up to 2,200 students.

Make improvements to existing school buildings such as painting the exterior, sealing masonry walls, replacing roofs, etc.

Address equity issues across the district, such as access to technology and science programs.


The list of needed improvements came from a two-year planning process to create a Long Range Facility Plan (LRFP). A group of community members from Salem and Keizer served on the Citizens Facilities Task Force and reviewed every page of the LRFP. The total amount of work needed is estimated at $620 million and far exceeds what the district can afford to pay from the general fund. The Task Force recommended that the School Board pursue a general obligation bond to fund the work.


The proposed bond package is not yet final. The Board will continue to discuss the bond over the next several weeks. Follow the development of the bond package on the district website: www.salemkeizer.org.


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