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Fake fentanyl: What parents & teens need to know

Oregon has lost several students to fentanyl in the last few years. Linked below are fact sheets to help educate students, parents and the community about the dangers of fake pills made from deadly fentanyl.

Tips on how to keep the children in your care safe

Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Arabic)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Chuukese)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (English)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Marshallese)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Russian)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Swahilli)

2022-06-07T10:58:51-08:00June 3, 2022|

Face coverings optional effective March 12

​​As you likely know, there have been significant changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education regarding face coverings in schools.

We have carefully reviewed the guidance and met with our community health partners to provide expertise and feedback on these changes. All groups were supportive of our ability to keep students in schools safely without the universal use of face coverings when community transmission is low.

Effective March 12, 2022, face coverings will be optional in all district facilities, schools and school buses for students and staff. This includes the school day, before-school and after-school programs and extracurricular activities and athletics.

While face coverings will be optional, it is highly recommended that at-risk adults and students continue to wear KN95 masks. We know some students and adults will choose to wear face coverings and others will not. It is critical we support these decisions as we work together to build a community that supports each other in the decisions that protect their health or the health of those close to them.

Thank you for helping to ensure the health and safety of our schools and community.

2022-03-04T18:55:22-08:00March 4, 2022|

Think before you post

Recently, schools across the Salem-Keizer School District have experienced an increase in school threats, rumors of threats, and the spread of false information, which has been disrupting our learning environments and creating fear in the community.

Safety is our top priority

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is our top priority. Maintaining safety in our schools requires an ongoing partnership with school staff, students, families, law enforcement and the surrounding community.

In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the one at Oxford High School in Michigan, there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places. Safety is critical, and our district fully investigates each threat in collaboration with the FBI and/or our state and local law enforcement partners.

Issuing a threat is a crime

Recently, we have investigated a number of hoax threats of targeted violence against schools. These threats—often issued via text message or posted on social media—are taken very seriously. Our law enforcement partners investigate every tip to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community. Hoax threats can result in both arrest by law enforcement and/or suspension or expulsion by the school district. Hoax threats are not a joke, and they can have devastating consequences—both for the public and for those who post them.

Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, verbally, or through email—is a crime. Please share with your kids and those in your community that making a threat is a poor choice that could impact them for years to come.

Threats impact our entire community

In addition to the individual consequences a person may face, these threats have a serious impact on our community. They divert district resources from providing support for students and disrupt the learning environment for hundreds of students. Law enforcement resources are diverted from investigating other crimes, and they cost taxpayers a lot of money. The threats can also cause severe emotional distress to students, school staff and families.

Things to remember

Don’t share or forward a threat until law enforcement has a chance to investigate – this can spread misinformation and cause panic.

  • Don’t ever post or send any hoax threats online
  • If you are the target of an online threat, call your local law enforcement immediately
  • Salem Police Department Non-Emergency 503-588-6123
  • Keizer Police Department Non-Emergency 503-390-2000
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office 503-588-5032

If you see a threat of violence posted online, contact local law enforcement or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also submit information online to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov.

Use SafeOregon by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed to tip@safeoregon.com or through the SafeOregon app.

Remember – a hoax threat is no joke. Think before you post.

2021-12-14T21:45:20-08:00December 10, 2021|

Complete registration for bus service for the 2021-22 school year

Starting the first week of September, SKPS school buses will be hitting the road as students return to school for the 2021-22 school year! Will your child need transportation to or from school this year? There are a few quick and easy steps for you to take to ensure your child is ready to go on day one.

1. Check eligibility for bus transportation

Transportation-eligible means that the student lives at a residence within their neighborhood school attendance boundary, and the residence is outside the State of Oregon defined walk zone for that school. The walk zones are 1.0 mile for elementary students and 1.5 miles for middle and high school students.

You can check eligibility for bus transportation on the Busfinder webpage.

If you are eligible, you will see the link appear for “PARENTVUE” to complete the bus rider registration process. If you do not qualify for bus transportation based on your child’s school and residence address, you will not see this link appear.

*Please note: when you follow the link to complete the registration process, you will be taken to the online registration process. The selection for bus transportation toward the end of the online registration process. (See step 2).

2. Complete bus rider registration

Prior to riding the bus, your child will need to be registered for bus transportation. Registration can be completed by checking the box “Bus Rider Registration” during the online registration or enrollment verification process through ParentVUE. This option will appear on the “Students” step is near the end of the registration process. (See below).

If you need assistance with completing online registration, if you missed this step during online registration, or need to confirm if your registration is complete, please contact your child’s school who can assist you in verifying your bus rider registration.

*Please note that although the option to select bus rider registration will be available to all families through the registration process, only families who are eligible for bus transportation (step 1) will be provided transportation.

Check your child’s bus transportation information for bus route, stop and times

Approximately 48 hours after completing registration, information about bus routes, stops and times will be available for your student in ParentVUE.

To find this information, navigate to the “Student Information” tab on the ParentVUE app then select “additional information.”

If you need support to complete this process for your child, please contact your school for assistance or contact the Transportation department at 503-399-3100.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I complete registration for bus transportation?

Answer: All families who qualify and would like their child to utilize bus transportation need to complete bus rider registration. After confirming eligibility, registration can be completed during the “students” step of online registration. If you need support with this process, please contact your child’s school.

Q: How do I access bus route and stop information for my child?

A: After completing rider registration, bus route and stop information will be available in the “student information” section of ParentVUE under “additional information.” If you need support with accessing your ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school for assistance.

Q: Will I receive a confirmation when my bus rider registration is accepted?

A: No. If you completed the online registration process, selected for bus transportation and are eligible, your child will receive transportation. You can confirm this information by accessing your child’s route and stop information in ParentVUE or by contacting your child’s school.

Q: Will face coverings be required on school buses?

A: Yes. Currently, face coverings are required for all students on school buses.

2021-09-02T14:06:31-08:00August 31, 2021|

Middle and high school bell schedules, late start days and first day of school

The start of the 2021-22 school year is right around the corner. Here is all the information you will need about bell schedules, late start days and the first day of school for middle and high school students.

Start and end times

This year, all SKPS schools will have a new bell schedule for the 2021-22 school year.

Middle school

Middle schools will start at 9:20 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., with the exception of Roberts Middle School which will start at 9:45 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.

High school

High school will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:20 p.m., with the exception of the three locations below:

  • CTEC – 9 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
  • Early College High School – 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Roberts High School – 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Programs

  • EDGE Secondary will start at 8:55 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.
  • The Community Transition Program will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

Late start on Wednesdays

All SKPS schools will have a late start day on Wednesday. This means that the school start time will be one hour later than normal. Dismissal time will remain at the normal time.

For example, if school is regularly scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and release at 3:20 p.m., it will still be released at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday; however, school will not begin until 9:30 a.m.

A late start day allows school staff a regular time for collaboration and planning in order to better support our students.

All bus transportation pick-up times will also be shifted one hour late on Wednesdays, with limited exceptions. Exceptions to this will be contacted directly for bus stop time adjustments. Drop-off times for all buses will remain at the normal time.

First days of school

Middle school

The first day of school for middle school will be on a “transition day.” This allows 6th grade students to get familiar with their school in a smaller setting before everyone is together.

  • 6th grade students will start on Sept. 7. They will then come back for regular instruction on Sept. 8, which happens to be a late start day.
  • 7th and 8th grade students will start on Sept 8., which happens to be a late start day.

High school

The first day of school for high school will be on a “smooth start.” This allows 9th grade students to get familiar with their school in a smaller setting before everyone is together.

  • 9th grade students will start on Sept. 7. They will then come back for regular instruction on Sept. 8, which happens to be a late start day.
  • 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will start on Sept 8., which happens to be a late start day.

If you have any additional questions regarding bell times, late start or the first day of school, please reach out to your student’s school.

2021-09-02T10:54:41-08:00August 26, 2021|

Family engagement nights August 4 and 6, 2021

SKPS invites families to engage with district leaders on back-to-school planning for fall

ChuukeseEnglish | Marshallese | RussianSpanish | Swahili

Salem-Keizer Public Schools plans to provide full-time, in-person instruction for all students. SKPS wants to hear from families. Please see the Zoom links below to join a virtual session and Q&A on Aug. 4 or 6, from 6-7 p.m.

Family Engagement Slides

Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

What

Virtual sessions with district leaders to gather feedback on what supports families need for the 2021-22 school year.

When

Aug. 4 or 6, from 6-7 p.m. Both sessions offer the same information. Interpretation provided in ASL, Chuukese, Marshallese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili.

Where

Both engagement sessions are on Zoom.

Join the Zoom meetings

Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 7518 7638
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Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 844 0673 2672
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Return to school message from SKPS leaders (English)

Mensaje de los dirigentes de SKPS sobre el regreso a la escuela (Spanish)

Family Engagement Night invitation (Marshallese)

Обращение руководителей SKPS о возвращении в школу (Russian)

Ujumbe wa kurudi mashuleni kutoka kwa viongozi wa SKPS (Swahili)

SKPS invita a las familias a participar con los líderes del distrito en la planificación del regreso a clases para el otoño

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer (SKPS, por sus siglas en inglés) planean brindar instrucción en persona a tiempo completo para todos los estudiantes. SKPS quiere escuchar la opinión de las familias. Visite nuestra ágina web para participar en una reunión virtual y sesión de preguntas y respuestas el 4 y el 6 de agosto de 6 a 7 p.m.

Evento

Sesiones virtuales con los líderes del distrito para recibir opiniones sobre los apoyos que necesitan las familias para el año escolar 2021-22.

Fecha

4 y 6 de agosto, de 6 a 7 p.m. Ambas sesiones ofrecerán la misma información. Se proporcionará interpretación en lenguaje de señas (ASL, por sus siglas en inglés), chuukés, marshalés, ruso, español y suajili.

Lugar

Ambas sesiones de participación se llevarán a cabo en Zoom.

Únase a las reunión a través de Zoom

El 4 de agosto a las 6 p.m.

Únase a la reunión a través de Zoom

Identificación de la reunión: 842 7518 7638
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El 6 de agosto a las 6 p.m.

Únase a la reunión a través de Zoom

Identificación de la reunión: 844 0673 2672
Un toque de móvil
+12532158782,,84406732672#

2021-08-10T15:50:03-08:00July 22, 2021|

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|

It’s time to complete online registration & enrollment verification | Es hora de completar el registro y la verificación de inscripción en línea

Registration information in Chuukese PDF

Chuukese

Registration information in Russian PDF

Russian

It’s time to complete the registration/enrollment verification process for the 2021-22 school year! Completing this process early ensures our district can best prepare for staffing, program offerings and more.

Steps to complete online registration & enrollment verification

(1.) Gather needed documents:

  1. Proof of age (new student)
  2. Proof of address (new students)
  3. Immunization records

*If you are unable to provide any of the following documentation, you can still complete online registration. Your school will work with you individually to meet the needs of your student for enrolling in school. We welcome all students and families regardless of nationality, place of birth or other circumstances.

(2.) Log-in to ParentVUE:

Online registration and enrollment verification is done through a program called “ParentVUE.” Families will have one ParentVUE account for all students in their family.

If you have never used ParentVUE before, follow these steps to complete the activation process.

(3.) Complete Registration

Families can complete registration completely online through a desktop or mobile device. If you need assistance, please contact your child’s school. If a paper form is needed to complete registration, your school can assist with this.

During the registration process, families will register for school as well as elect if they want their child to attend in-person learning through their resident school or access instruction through the EDGE online program.

¡Es hora de completar el proceso de verificación de registro e inscripción para el año escolar 2021-22! Completar este proceso de forma temprana asegura que nuestro distrito pueda prepararse mejor para la dotación de personal, las ofertas de programas y más.

Pasos para completar el registro y la verificación de inscripción en línea

(1.) Reúna los documentos necesarios:

  1. Prueba de edad (estudiante nuevo)
  2. Comprobante de domicilio (estudiantes nuevos)
  3. Registros de inmunización

*Si no puede proporcionar la siguiente documentación, aún puede completar el registro en línea. Su escuela trabajará con usted individualmente para satisfacer las necesidades de su estudiante para inscribirse en la escuela. Les damos la bienvenida a todos los estudiantes y las familias independientemente de su nacionalidad, lugar de nacimiento u otras circunstancias.

(2.) Ingrese en ParentVUE:

El registro en línea y la verificación de la inscripción se realiza a través de un programa llamado
“ParentVUE”.

Si nunca ha usado ParentVUE, siga estos pasos para completar el proceso de activación.

(3.) Complete el registro

Las familias pueden completar el registro completamente en línea a través de un computador un dispositivo móvil. Si necesita ayuda, comuníquese con la escuela de su estudiante. Si se necesita un formulario en papel para completar el registro, su escuela puede ayudar con esto.

Durante el proceso de inscripción, las familias se inscribirán en la escuela y elegirán si quieren que su estudiante asista al aprendizaje en persona a través de su escuela de residencia o tenga acceso a la instrucción a través del programa en línea EDGE.

Enrolling a new student

This video is for families who are new to Salem-Keizer Public Schools and do not have an active ParentVUE account.

Enrollment verification

This video is for families who have previously enrolled students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools and have an active ParentVUE account.

Go to the ParentVue webpage

2021-05-06T14:48:00-08:00May 5, 2021|

EDGE Family Information Nights 2021-22 | ¿Está considerando EDGE para el año escolar 2021-22? Obtenga más información y asista al evento informativo familiar

Event flyer and registration information

Flyer in Chuukese

Chuukese

English flyer

English

Marshallese flyer

Marshallese