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All-City Middle School Honors Concert on Jan. 28

Salem-Keizer Middle Schools in association with Friends of Music present the All-City Honor Concert featuring student choir, orchestra and band performances.

Event details

  • Date: Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Location: North Salem High School Auditorium
  • Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 per adult, $5 for students, $8 for seniors, with children under 5 free

About this year’s directors


Sydney Guilliaume is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti and currently resides in Portland, Oregon working full-time as a composer, conductor, and clinician.

His recent activities as conductor include the 2022 Georgia All-State Senior Treble Choir, the 2019 Florida All-State Middle School Treble Chorus, the 34th annual Idaho State University Choral Invitational Festival, the 2018 Maine All-State High School Mixed Chorus, an all-Guillaume concert at the Lincoln Center in NYC, and concerts with the Imbroglio Sextet at Carnegie Hall and at the 2018 ISME World Conference in Azerbaijan.

Guillaume also writes film music including original film and documentary scores for the Los Angeles-based company Loyola Productions. Sydney Guillaume’s choral compositions are known to be intricate, challenging, highly spirited and have been performed around the world.


James Ray maintains an active and varied career as an educator, conductor, and violinist based in the Pacific Northwest.

He serves on the faculty of Western Washington University, teaching coursework in instrumental music education and music theory and directs the WWU String Sinfonia. A National Board-Certified Teacher, Dr. Ray served for twelve years as a school orchestra director, most recently of award-winning orchestras at Port Angeles High School in Washington state.

He remains widely sought after as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout the Pacific Northwest. His scholarship includes peer-reviewed articles in American String Teacher and the Journal of Research in Music Education, and he has presented at the American String Teachers Association national conference.

Dr. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Central Washington University, a master’s degree in secondary teaching from Western Oregon University, and a doctorate in music education from Boston University.


Dr. Dennis Llinás serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Oregon where he oversees the Department of Bands, conducts the Oregon Wind Ensemble, teaches conducting and wind literature.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Oregon, Dr. Llinás was the Associate Director of Bands at Louisiana State University where his responsibilities included conducting the LSU Symphonic Winds, teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting, and directing the Tiger Band.

As a conductor and clinician, Llinás has conducted the Dallas Winds, World Youth Wind Orchestra Project in Austria, Universidad de Bellas Artes in Colombia, conducted honor bands throughout the US, and presented at conferences including WASBE, The Midwest Clinic, TMEA, FMEA, LMEA, and OMEA.

As a composer, Llinás has compositions that have received performances at the Midwest Clinic and the National Music for All festival as well as others recorded on Summit Records by Mark Hetzler, and performed by musicians from the Strasbourg Conservatory in France, Dallas Winds, and other universities and high schools throughout the US. Llinás earned degrees from Florida International University and The University of Texas at Austin.

2023-02-15T07:38:57-08:00January 23, 2023|

FREE Spring break meals – March 21-25, 2022

Our Spring Break Meal Program is open for grab-n-go meals for all students enrolled in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from March 21-25 at the locations listed below.

Meal locations

Spring Meals 2022

Spring break meals flyer

2022-03-28T07:21:33-08:00March 18, 2022|

Registration closed for free summer programs | Las inscripciones para los programas gratuitos de verano han cerrado

This year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be hosting nearly 200 enrichment opportunities and academic programs for students on a variety of topics and focus areas and they are open to all students. Programs include career and technical education, performing arts, visual arts, academic and cultural enrichment and more.

Programs are for all SKPS students regardless of their resident schools.

Registration for more than 80 programs is now closed

The registration window for summer programs closed on Monday, May 31. A lottery system was used to select students, and families have been notified of program placements.

Session dates and transportation

Many camps are offered at more than one session and repeat the same lessons during different sessions.

  • Session 1: June 28-July 9
  • Session 2: July 12-23
  • Session 3: July 26-Aug. 6
  • Session 4: Aug. 9-20

Salem-Keizer Public Schools will provide transportation to students needing it, but is still working on the details. Families that let us know when registering for camps that they are in need of transportation will be contacted directly as soon as transportation arrangements are finalized.

Safety protocols for summer programs

Important: For all in-person summer enrichment programs, all required health and safety measures and protocols will be followed according to guidance from the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority, outlined in Ready Schools, Safe Learners.

Este año, las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer ofrecerán casi 200 oportunidades de enriquecimiento y programas académicos para los estudiantes en una variedad de temas y áreas de enfoque y están abiertos a todos los estudiantes. Los programas incluyen educación profesional y técnica, artes escénicas, artes visuales, enriquecimiento académico, cultural y más.

Los programas están abiertos a todos los estudiantes de SKPS independientemente de su escuela de residencia.

Las inscripciones para más de 80 programas han cerrado

El plazo de inscripción para los programas de verano finalizó el lunes, 31 de mayo. Se utilizó un sistema de lotería para seleccionar a los estudiantes y se notificó a las familias sobre las colocaciones del programa.

Fechas de las sesiones y transporte

Muchos campamentos se ofrecen en más de una sesión y repiten las mismas lecciones durante diferentes sesiones.

  • Sesión 1: del 28 de junio al 9 de julio
  • Sesión 2: 12-23 de julio
  • Sesión 3: 26 de julio-6 de agosto
  • Sesión 4: 9-20 de agosto

Las escuelas públicas de Salem-Keizer esperan poder proporcionar transporte a los estudiantes que lo necesiten, pero todavía están trabajando en los detalles. Las familias que nos comuniquen al inscribirse en los campamentos que necesitan transporte serán contactadas directamente tan pronto como se finalicen los arreglos de transporte.

Protocolos de seguridad para los programas de verano

Importante: Para todos los programas de enriquecimiento de verano presenciales, se seguirán todas las medidas y protocolos de salud y seguridad requeridos de acuerdo con las orientaciones del Departamento de Educación de Oregón y la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón, descritas en Ready Schools, Safe Learners.

2021-08-20T09:16:39-08:00June 1, 2021|

Hybrid start dates for middle and high school students | Aprendizaje híbrido para los estudiantes de las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias

As we approach the final quarter of the 2020-21 school year, we are excited to begin welcoming students in grades 6-12 back into our buildings for hybrid learning.

Video: Hybrid learning for SKPS middle and high schools.

In hybrid learning, students will continue to have class periods on their cohort days, but they will attend classes at school. That could be on Tuesdays and Thursdays or Wednesdays and Fridays. Students will alternate between in-person learning in our school buildings and applied (independent) learning at home. Mondays will also be at home and will continue to be reserved for additional student support, family engagement and planning.

Students in the EDGE program will continue in remote learning through EDGE.

Starting in quarter four, students in middle and high school will begin returning to school buildings based on their cohort assignment on the following smooth start schedule:

Middle School Hybrid Start Dates

  • April 13 or 14: Grade 6
  • April 15 or 16: Grades 7 & 8

High School Hybrid Start Dates

  • April 13 or 14: Grades 9 & 10
  • April 15 or 16: Grades 11 & 12

In preparation for the launch of hybrid, the last day of quarter 3 has been adjusted to April 7, 2021. Students will not have classes on April 8 or April 9. This change does not apply to EDGE students.

Example cohort schedule for middle & high school students

On in-person learning days, students will participate in class periods at their school building. Periods will be approximately 50 minutes for middle school and 60 minutes for high school. Students will move between classrooms, but will not use lockers.

On applied learning days at home, students apply learning from their in-person lessons and work on assignments independently and on their own schedule. For both middle and high schools, student support on applied learning days will be available.

A medida que nos acercamos al último trimestre del año escolar 2020-21, el distrito les da la bienvenida a los estudiantes de los grados 6 al 12 en los planteles escolares para el aprendizaje híbrido.

Video: Aprendizaje híbrido para las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias de SKPS

En el aprendizaje híbrido, los estudiantes continuarán teniendo períodos de clase en sus días correspondientes a su grupo de asistencia estudiantil, pero asistirán a clases en la escuela. Eso podría ser los martes y jueves o los miércoles y viernes. Los estudiantes alternarán entre el aprendizaje en persona en nuestros planteles escolares y el aprendizaje aplicado en el hogar. Los lunes también serán en casa y se seguirán reservados para apoyo adicional a los estudiantes, participación familiar y planificación.

Los estudiantes del programa EDGE continuarán en aprendizaje remoto a través de EDGE.

A partir del cuarto trimestre, los estudiantes de las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias comenzarán a regresar a los planteles escolares según su asignación de grupo de asistencia estudiantil en el siguiente programa de inicio progresivo:

Fechas de inicio de clases de las escuelas intermedias

  • 13 o 14 de abril: grado 6
  • 15 o 16 de abril: grados 7 y 8

Fechas de inicio de clases de las escuelas preparatorias

  • 13 o 14 de abril: grados 9 y 10
  • 15 o 16 de abril: grados 11 y 12

En preparación para el lanzamiento del aprendizaje híbrido, el último día del tercer trimestre se ha ajustado al 7 de abril de 2021 y los estudiantes no tendrán clases el 8 de abril ni el 9 de abril. Este cambio de horario solo se aplica a los estudiantes en educación integral a distancia. Los estudiantes en el programa EDGE reanudarán el horario normal.

Próximas sesiones familiares informativas

A partir de la semana del 15 de marzo, el distrito organizará una serie de eventos familiares en vivo para grupos de población específicos por medio de Zoom. Durante estos eventos, repasaremos los detalles sobre el aprendizaje híbrido para los estudiantes de secundaria mientras brindamos a las familias la oportunidad de hacer preguntas y prepararse para comenzar el aprendizaje híbrido.

Example Schedules

Image of example of middle school schedule
Image of sample high school schedule

Informational family event presentations

After parent events are finished, PDF versions of the presentations at the events will be added below in multiple languages.


Hybrid Learning for SKPS middle and high schools

Arabic | Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

Secondary hybrid learning information session with live Q&A recording

African American | American Indian/Alaskan Native | Arabic | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili


Download event presentation PDFs: African American | American Indian/Alaskan Native | Arabic | Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

Learn more and view step-by-step instructions for how to find your student’s cohort.

Upcoming informational family sessions

Beginning the week of March 15, the district will host a series of live family events for specific population groups using Zoom. During these events, we will go over details about hybrid learning for secondary students while providing families the opportunity to ask questions and prepare to start hybrid learning.

Download event flyer PDFs: African American | American Indian/Alaskan Native | ArabicEnglish | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

All families are welcome

  • English Language: March 16, 5-6 p.m.

Interpreters available

  • Arabic: March 18, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
  • Spanish: March 18, 6-7 p.m.
  • Russian: March 19, 5-6 p.m.
  • Swahili: March 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Marshallese: March 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Chuukese: March 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m.


  • African American and Black: March 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
  • American Indian/Alaska Native: March 31, 5-6 p.m.

Zoom links to access the event for your family will be emailed directly to you. If you have any questions about accessing the family session, please contact your school’s principal, HomeCoach support, or community school outreach coordinator (CSOC).

Remote learning

In December, families had the option of switching their child’s learning model to the EDGE online program, which guaranteed fully-online learning for the remainder of the school year. If your family circumstances require your child to remain in remote learning, please contact your school’s principal to discuss the best option for your child.

Learn more about our plans for hybrid learning, safety protocols and more.

2021-08-19T09:47:32-08:00April 14, 2021|

Superintendent Perry’s update about athletics and CDL | Actualización del la Superintendente Perry Sobre Atletismo y CDL

Hello Salem-Keizer Families,

First, some good news. We are planning to return to outdoor athletics in January. For students involved, coaches will be reaching out during the first week of January with details on athletics that qualify, including schedules. While we are excited about this, we were really excited about having students back in school.

Each week, the metrics in Marion County continue to rise. Recent numbers are over 600/100,000, so as it looks like right now, we won’t be able to start blended learning in February for students, K-12. Meanwhile, the district will continue to monitor metrics over the break and keep you updated if anything changes.

Please know, we are eager to see your kids in school when the metrics improve, and we need everyone’s help. Please remember to wear a face covering, socially distance, avoid large gatherings and continue to follow the guidance from our state.

My best to you all for a safe and enjoyable winter break.

Christy Perry
Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Saludos, familias de Salem-Keizer:

Primeramente, les tenemos buenas noticias. Estamos planeando regresar a los deportes al aire libre en enero. Para los estudiantes que participan en los deportes, los entrenadores se comunicarán durante la primera semana de enero con detalles sobre los deportes que califican y los horarios. Si bien estamos entusiasmados con esto, estamos realmente emocionados de tener estudiantes de regreso en la escuela.

Cada semana en el condado de Marion, los índices continúan aumentando. Las cifras recientes superan los 600 casos por cada 100.000 personas, por lo que parece que en este momento no podremos comenzar el aprendizaje combinado en febrero para los estudiantes del kínder al 12º grado. Mientras tanto, el distrito continuará monitoreando los índices durante las vacaciones de invierno y los mantendrá actualizados en el caso de cualquier cambio.

Por favor, sepa que estamos entusiasmados por ver a sus estudiantes en la escuela cuando mejoren los índices y necesitamos la ayuda de todos. Por favor recuerde usar una mascarilla o protección facial, distanciamiento social, evite reuniones numerosas y continúe siguiendo las normativas de nuestro estado.

Mis mejores deseos para que todos ustedes disfruten unas vacaciones de invierno seguras y agradables.

Christy Perry
Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer

2022-01-06T17:48:16-08:00December 17, 2020|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Opens Applications for EDGE | EDGE: Educación digital guiada y mejorada

When students return to school this fall for the 2020-21 school year, they will have the opportunity to select a new robust learning option. On Monday, July 13, SKPS opened applications for a new, comprehensive online academy: Enhanced Digital and Guided Education (EDGE).

Applications for EDGE are now being accepted! Students and families can learn more about the program and supports for students online, and apply now until August 24, 2020.

The Salem-Keizer Public Schools EDGE program will provide students with high quality, rigorous and well-rounded learning opportunities, including instructional supports, English language development support and more.

The district has launched a brand-new learning management system to accommodate the new enhanced learning experience for students and families. Unlike distance learning that was conducted in the Spring of 2020 due to the coronavirus closure, students enrolled in the EDGE program will pair teacher-led instruction with family-supported and independent at-home application and learning while still staying deeply connected to their school communities.

Students enrolled in the EDGE program will still be students of the school they would have attended in person for the 2020-21 school year. Throughout the year, students will continue to be connected to their school for extracurricular activities, counseling and other support systems, school celebrations and more.

Learn more about the EDGE program online at

Cuando los estudiantes regresen a la escuela este próximo otoño para el año escolar 2020-21, tendrán la oportunidad de seleccionar una nueva y robusta opción de aprendizaje. El lunes, 13 de julio, las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer (SKPS, por sus siglas en inglés) iniciaron las inscripciones para la nueva academia integral en línea: Educación digital guiada y mejorada (EDGE, por sus siglas en inglés).

¡Estamos aceptando las solicitudes de inscripción en el programa EDGE! Los estudiantes y las familias pueden obtener más información en línea relacionada con el programa y los apoyos para los estudiantes, y realizar la solicitud de inscripción hasta el 24 de agosto de 2020.

El programa EDGE de las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer proveerá a los estudiantes con oportunidades de aprendizaje de alta calidad, rigurosas y bien diseñadas, incluidos los apoyos instruccionales, los apoyos para el desarrollo del idioma inglés y más.

El distrito ha iniciado un nuevo sistema de gestión de aprendizaje para acomodar la nueva experiencia de aprendizaje mejorada para estudiantes y familias. A diferencia del aprendizaje a distancia que se llevó a cabo en la primavera de 2020 debido al cierre del coronavirus, los estudiantes inscritos en el programa EDGE combinarán la instrucción dirigida por el maestro con la aplicación y el aprendizaje en el hogar apoyados por la familia y de forma independiente mientras se mantienen profundamente conectados con sus comunidades escolares.

Los estudiantes inscritos en el programa EDGE seguirán siendo estudiantes de la escuela a la que habrían asistido en persona durante el año escolar 2020-21. A lo largo del año, los estudiantes continuarán conectados a su escuela para actividades extracurriculares, asesoramiento y otros sistemas de apoyo, celebraciones escolares y más.

Obtenga más información sobre el programa en línea EDGE en

2021-09-03T09:08:31-08:00July 13, 2020|

Updates to 2020-21 academic calendar | Actualizaciones del calendario académico 2020-21

In February, the Salem and Keizer communities were hit with severe inclement weather, causing widespread power outages across the district. With students and staff accessing classes through comprehensive distance learning, ongoing power outages impacted the ability for classes to continue, causing a week of school closures for SKPS students.

Due to these school closures and the transition to hybrid learning for students in grades K-12, the district needed to make the following adjustments to the 2020-21 academic calendar.

Key changes for SKPS parents/guardians

  • April 8 – School day for Elementary/ No student contact day for Secondary (EDGE program continues as previously scheduled)
  • April 9 – School day for Elementary/ No student contact day for Secondary (EDGE program continues as previously scheduled)
  • April 12 – Updated to full student support Monday, previously partial grading day for secondary
  • June 8 – Additional day added for SKPS high school graduation ceremonies
  • June 17 – Last day for students, previously June 15.

Families should also note the change in the cohort schedule for the week of June 14. To prioritize the equitable instruction time for students in each attendance cohort, on-site learning days have been shifted to Monday-Thursday from the traditional Tuesday-Friday for the week of June 14. The update to the cohort attendance days can be seen in the cohort calendar available on the district website.

The full updated academic calendar, including a breakdown of key dates for parents and guardians, is available on our district website.

En febrero, las comunidades de Salem y Keizer se vieron afectadas por inclemencias del tiempo que provocó cortes de energía generalizados en todo el distrito. Con los estudiantes y el personal atendiendo a las clases a través del aprendizaje integral a distancia, los cortes de energía continuos afectaron la capacidad de las clases para continuar, causando una semana de cierre de escuelas para los estudiantes de SKPS.

Debido a estos cierres de escuelas y la transición al aprendizaje híbrido para los estudiantes del kínder al 12º grado, el distrito necesitaba hacer los siguientes ajustes al calendario académico 2020-21.

Cambios clave para los padres y tutores legales de SKPS

  • 8 de abril: día escolar para la escuela primaria, día sin contacto con los estudiantes para la secundaria (el programa EDGE continúa según lo programado previamente)
  • 9 de abril: día escolar para la escuela primaria, día sin contacto con los estudiantes para la secundaria (el programa EDGE continúa según lo programado anteriormente)
  • 12 de abril: ha sido actualizado al apoyo estudiantil completo el lunes, previamente designado como día de calificación parcial para la secundaria
  • 8 de junio: día adicional agregado para las ceremonias de graduación de las escuelas preparatorias de SKPS
  • 17 de junio – Último día para los estudiantes, previamente el 15 de junio.

Las familias también deben tener en cuenta el cambio en el horario de los grupos de asistencia estudiantil para la semana del 14 de junio. Para priorizar el tiempo de instrucción equitativo para los estudiantes en cada grupo de asistencia estudiantil, los días de aprendizaje en la escuela se han cambiado del tradicional martes a viernes al lunes a jueves para la semana del 14 de junio. Puede ver la actualización de los días de asistencia del grupo de asistencia escolar en el calendario de asistencia disponible en la página web del distrito.

El calendario académico completo actualizado, que incluye un desglose de las fechas clave para padres y tutores legales, está disponible en nuestra página web del distrito.

Go to the updated calendars

2021-08-10T10:15:24-08:00June 1, 2020|

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations Update | Actualización de operaciones escolares por el Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted April 11, 2020

We now have a dedicated webpage for Coronavirus Updates. Please click on the button for all future updates.

See the Latest Coronavirus Updates

Posted April 8, 2020

Statement from Superintendent Perry Regarding School Closure and High School Guidance

With the preservation of public health as the guiding light, today Governor Brown and the Oregon Department of Education announced that our school doors will not open again for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. Like you, we are hurting, but we know this latest guidance comes as another measure to keep us as safe and healthy as we can be.

For the Class of 2020 – we see you. There is no world in which this is fair. We will not give up on finding creative ways to honor you and restore every amount of normalcy that we can. At this time, no decisions have been made about graduation ceremonies or the opportunity for students to reschedule events like proms as we are awaiting further direction regarding social distancing requirements. As soon as we know, we will share that as we know you are anxious for information on the year-end traditions and celebrations.

With this announcement comes important guidance for high school students, particularly our nearly 3,000 high school seniors. There is no change to the number of credits required to graduate. We now consider March 13th as the final day of coursework just for students in the class of 2020, and we will issue a .5 credit as “Pass,” or “Incomplete” for the work completed t o this date. This guidance applies to students set to graduate in June of 2020. For those seniors who don’t have enough credits as of March 13, we will create individualized distance learning schedules to help you earn credits through the end of the school year to stay on track with the Class of 2020. In addition, Essential Skills and Personalized Learning Requirements are suspended.

This guidance issued by ODE aligns with the SKPS Distance Learning Plan in that the district will be moving to a pass, incomplete system in grades 9-12 for the remainder of the closure period.
As we evaluate this guidance, we will communicate additional details directly from your school, and high school seniors will receive individual guidance on next steps.

We will continue to honor distance learning for all of our students in grades K-8, and we will follow a plan to report on progress toward focused standards for Distance Learning. Distance learning begins on Monday, April 13, but please know we do not expect it to look like the school days we had only a handful of weeks ago.

To view the full guidance from the state, please click here.

If you weren’t able to get a Chromebook for your student, you can rent one for free for the remainder of the emergency closure. Just come to any one of our high schools between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. this Friday, April 10.

We will continue to provide free meals between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday at all of our 35 sites throughout the duration of the emergency closure, and on Monday, we’ll open Eyre Elementary as an additional location, as well.

We know this is unlike anything we as educators, parents or student s have ever seen before. Since this emergency closure began, our priority has been and will continue to be our high school students. Our educators and administrators are committed to being problem -solvers and partners for our high schoolers so their paths to graduation are not interrupted by this pandemic. We’re grateful to our partners in neighboring districts, at the state and in higher education for taking extraordinary measures to help us provide individualized and unique learning opportunities.

We urge you – please err on the side of caution. Stay home. Stay healthy. Our buildings, fields and playgrounds may be closed, but we are still here to support you. We can’t wait to see all of you again.

Posted March 31, 2020

Update from Superintendent Perry

Dear Salem-Keizer Family,

Since March 12, when our public education world shifted into something we’ve never seen or experienced before, virtually everything we’ve known to be true has changed. The one thing that has remained constant, however, is change. As a perfect example of that, late last night we received new guidance from the Oregon Department of Education. In that direction, we were told that there is a very real potential that our students will not return to school this year. We also got the direction to move from supplemental education to distance learning for all.

Here’s what know to be true:

  • Technology is critical for the success of distance learning for all.
  • Yesterday, 450 classified educators picked up Chromebooks to support supplemental learning.
  • On Thursday and Friday, students can collect Chromebooks from any of our six traditional high schools. See our information about hours here.
  • We have a team of educators working to develop our plan for distance learning for all. This not only includes virtual learning opportunities, but also supplemental materials available at our school meal sites. This must be in place by April 13, but our team is working to have a plan in place before then.
  • We won’t have our plan ready to move forward today, which is hard for us to share, because we know there are so many questions that need answers.
  • One of the biggest questions is around high school graduation. We do not have that guidance from the state yet, but as soon as we get it, we’ll communicate that to you.

Thank you for your patience and your understanding. These last three weeks have not been easy, but we remain committed to doing the best thing for our children.

We will share a message similar to this to our community later today.


Posted March 27, 2020

All Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) students in need of devices for supplemental learning will be able to rent Chromebooks at no cost from the district for the duration of the emergency school closure.

Devices will be made available at each of the district’s six traditional high schools – McKay, McNary, North Salem, South Salem, Sprague and West Salem – on Thursday, April 2 from noon until 6:30 p.m. and Friday, April 3 from 8 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Devices are available to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students do not need to be present, but you must provide their student ID or provide their ID number. See more details.

Posted March 24, 2020

Due to school closures, deadlines to apply for Dual Language elementary schools, and for In-district Transfers, have been extended to April 3, 2020.

Posted March 21, 2020

Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has released the initial phase of supplemental learning materials available online. Resources for supplemental learning are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded and all of these activities are optional.

The materials include supplemental materials based on grade level and include daily activities coupled with “brain breaks” and stress relievers. Materials are also available in Spanish. To access the materials, click here.

SKPS will be following up next with hard-copy materials for students.

Beginning the week of March 30, SKPS will begin targeted outreach to support seniors on their path toward graduation.

Posted March 20, 2020

In accordance with Governor Brown’s directives around social distancing, Salem-Keizer Public Schools buildings will be closed to the public March 23-27. For general inquiries call (503) 399-3000 or email

Meals will continue to be offered at 35 sites districtwide between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Those locations are available here.

This is a bilingual message from Superintendent Christy Perry and Elementary Level Director Olga Cobb for our community.

Message from Salem-Keizer Public Schools – March 20, 2020

Posted March 18, 2020

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) will extend the emergency closure through April 28. That closure could be shortened or extended at the direction of Governor Brown. Students are currently scheduled to return April 29.

“We are in uncharted territory,” said Superintendent Christy Perry. “At no time have our schools, our districts or our public education system been faced with so many uncertainties. We’re grateful for the continued guidance from the state so that we can help be sense makers for our community. We do not have answers to all of the questions at this time, but we will work as quickly as possible to chart an equitable and healthy path forward for our students, staff and their families.”

All regular staff will continue to be paid throughout the emergency closure that began on March 16. This includes, but is not limited to, teachers, instructional assistants, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff.

Meals will continue to be offered at 36 locations throughout Salem and Keizer from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Those locations are available here. In addition, the district is partnering with the United Way, Marion-Polk Food Share, Mano a Mano and local houses of worship to expand wraparound supports at sites as well as ways that the meal service can adapt to better meet the community’s needs.

District leaders are prioritizing creating a pathway to graduation for high school students. With additional guidance from ODE forthcoming, information for impacted students and their families will be provided the week of March 30. In the meantime, supplemental resources for learning will be distributed to families beginning the week of March 23. Resources for home learning are not intended to replace classroom instruction or district-adopted curriculum. No content will be graded.

SKPS leadership has begun reaching out to first responders and healthcare workers to assess their needs and develop an emergency plan for their childcare.

Posted March 13, 2020

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Kate Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will close March 16 through March 31.

In order to help alleviate food insecurity, we will be offering breakfast and lunch grab and go bags, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 35 locations. Meals are available to any child 18 and under.

The locations are:

Auburn Elementary School
Bush Elementary School
Chavez Elementary School
Claggett Creek Middle School
Cummings Elementary School
Englewood Elementary School
Four Corners Elementary School
Grant Community School
Hallman Elementary School
Hammond Elementary School
Harritt Elementary School
Hayesville Elementary School
Highland Elementary School
Hoover Elementary School
Houck Middle School
Judson Middle School
Keizer Elementary School
Kennedy Elementary School
Lamb Elementary School
Lee Elementary School
Leslie Middle School
McKay High School
McNary High School
Miller Elementary School
Morningside Elementary School
North Salem High School
Richmond Elementary School
Salem Heights Elementary School
South Salem High School
Sumpter Elementary School
Walker Middle School
Washington Elementary School
Weddle Elementary School
Whiteaker Middle School
Wright Elementary School

We are extremely grateful for our community partners that are providing additional resources at many of these sites.

Marion Polk Food Share has multiple food pantry sites around the community, as well. Click the link here to view locations.

View Marion Polk Food Share Share Locations

In addition, Community Action: HOME Youth Services’ Drop-In Center provides three meals a day via the USDA food program to any youth between the ages of 11-18. Food boxes also can be obtained at that location, 625 Union St. NE, Salem.

Colonia Libertad Apartment Complex, 2911 Saddle Creek Club Ct. SE, Salem.

SKPS will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with state agencies and will provide updates during the extended break.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer Ofrecerán Comidas Empacadas para Llevar en 36 Escuelas

En continuidad con los recientes mandatos de la gobernadora Kate Brown, El Departamento de Salud de Oregón, y el Departamento de Educación Estatal, el Distrito Escolar de Salem-Keizer cerrará las escuelas del 16 de marzo hasta el 31 de marzo.

Con el propósito de apoyar a nuestros estudiantes, estaremos ofreciendo desayunos y almuerzos empacados para llevar de lunes a viernes de 11 a.m. a 12 p.m. en 35 escuelas. Las comidas serán para cualquier niño/a de 18 años y menores.

Las escuelas son las siguientes:

Escuela Auburn
Escuela Bush
Escuela Chávez
Escuela Intermedia Claggett Creek
Escuela Cummings
Escuela Englewood
Escuela Four Corners
Escuela Grant
Escuela Hallman
Escuela Hammond
Escuela Harrit
Escuela Hayesville
Escuela Highland
Escuela Hoover
Escuela Houck
Escuela Intermedia Judson
Escuela Keizer
Escuela Kennedy
Escuela Lamb
Escuela Lee
Escuela Leslie
Escuela Superior McKay
Escuela Superior McNary
Escuela Miller
Escuela Morningside
Escuela Superior North Salem
Escuela Richmond
Escuela Salem Heights
Escuela Superior South Salem
Escuela Sumpter
Escuela Intermedia Walker
Escuela Washington
Escuela Weddle
Escuela Intermedia Whiteaker
Escuela Wright

Estamos muy agradecidos por nuestros colaboradores de la comunidad que están proporcionando recursos adicionales en muchas de las escuelas.

Marion Polk Food Share también tiene varios sitios de despensa de alimentos en toda la comunidad. Haga clic en el enlace aquí para ver las ubicaciones.

Marion Polk Food Share

Además, “Community Action: HOME Youth Services Drop-In Center” ofrece tres comidas al día a través del programa de alimentos del USDA a cualquier joven entre las edades de 11-18 años. Las cajas de alimentos también se pueden obtener en 625 Union St. NE, Salem.

Colonia Libertad Apartment Complex, 2911 Saddle Creek Club Ct. SE, Salem.

SKPS continuará monitoreando la situación en conjunto con las agencias estatales y proporcionará actualizaciones durante las vacaciones prolongadas de primavera.

Posted March 12, 2020 (10:00 p.m.)

In keeping with the latest direction from Governor Brown, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will close March 16 with school to resume on April 1. All schools will be open Friday, March 13. During the closure, all school-based sports and extracurricular activities will also be cancelled. Additional guidance will be distributed to SKPS staff on Friday, March 13.

At this time, staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30. The state will assess and either confirm or adjust return dates by Wednesday, March 25.

SKPS staff are working on identifying ways to provide meals to students during the break and will have more information about that on Friday.

“Given the seriousness of the current situation, we firmly believe that this decision is the best one we can make given all available information and keeping the best interests of our students, staff, and community at the center,” said Superintendent Christy Perry.

SKPS will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with state agencies and will provide updates during the extended break.

Posted March 12, 2020 (4:30 p.m.)

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