Crossler Middle SchoolDear Crossler Families,  

It is with great excitement to welcome you to the 2022-2023 school year! My hope is that you are still enjoying your summer and the time together with family and friends. While we still have a few weeks left before school starts we wanted to get some information to you so that you can start to plan for the Fall. 

ThisBetter Together year Crossler staff and students will be expanding our vision from “We Belong” to being “Better Together.” We know that when we work together we can accomplish some great things for our community. We would encourage you to collaborate, communicate, and be involved in our school as much as you are able this year. We are always happy to have volunteers be part of our school!

The first day of school for 6th grade students is September 6. This will give an opportunity for all 6th grade students to be able to learn our hallways and class schedules before the 7th and 8th grade return on September 7. The doors will open at 8:55 for breakfast. Students will go directly to the Commons to collect their schedules and then will proceed to the gym until the start of their Advisory at 9:20. Throughout the day students will have opportunities to make some new friends and learn about each other. 

7th and 8th graders will pick up their schedules on September 7th in the gym and then report directly to their advisory classes. The first day for 7th and 8th grade students is a late start Wednesday. 

Salem-Keizer schools will be continuing the late start Wednesdays all year. On these days, doors will open for breakfast at 9:55 and 1st period will start at 10:20.

We hope that you continue to enjoy your summer and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back in a few short weeks!

Andrew Schiefer

Principal, Crossler Middle School


Crossler Middle School

Welcome Back 2022-2023

“Better Together”

School Hours
Office Hours
Summer Hours (7:30-3:30)Normal Hours (effective 9/1/2021) 8:00-4:45

Attendance Line:(503)399- 3514

School Picture Day is 9/20/22
Forms will be made available to students through advisory classes

School Supply Lists

A link can be found on our school website of a general list of school supplies needed. Additional items may be requested from individual teachers during the first week of school or throughout the year. Click here for access to the website.

Class Schedules will be made available on the student’s first day of school or through the ParentVue App/StudentVue. Please be sure to create your ParentVue account if you have not done so. This is a great tool our school uses to view and make updates to student contact information, communication from teachers, access schedules, and student grades.

Parents must complete a “rider registration” form if your student is eligible to ride a bus. Parents may look up bus schedules on our school district’s Transportation website: or may call the Transportation Department (503) 399-3100

Back to School Night

Back to School

Come join us on September 13 from 5:30-7:00 for our Back-to-school night. This will be an opportunity to walk around the school and see our building. We encourage you to come meet your child’s teachers and walk their class schedule!

6th Grade Jump Start Camp

All incoming 6th grade students are encouraged to attend our Jump Start Camp on August 23 from 9am-12pm. This will be a fun time getting to know the school and meet new friends! 

Fall Sports

Cross Country (6th, 7th, 8th) Football (7th, 8th), Volleyball (7th, 8th):

Sign ups are available on our website. All 7th and 8th graders must have a current sports physical on file at the school to participate


Chromebooks will be made available in classrooms, but will not be checked out to all students. Students will have the ability to check them out from the Library as needed. 

Lockers will continue to not be used this year, however, a locker can be requested for medical or health-related needs. A link will be posted on our website in the coming weeks. 

Attendance Information

To report a student absent from school due to illness, doctor appointment, or for personal family reasons, a parent will need to call the attendance line at 503-399-3514. Students may also bring a note from a parent upon their return to school. Please remember that you must excuse an absence within three days of your student’s return to school. Severe health problems that cause excessive absences must be excused with a doctor’s note. 

Students who are not feeling well during their school day need to report to the Main office and a call to a parent or emergency contact person if they need to go home will be made.  

If a student arrives late to school: 

Students must check in at the attendance window and have a note excusing their tardiness

Checking a student out for a doctor’s appointment: 

If it is an unplanned appointment the student does not know about, please call the attendance office at least 30 minutes before the student’s departure time. If it is a pre-planned appointment, please send a signed note with your student letting the office know the details and have your student bring the note to the attendance window before school. Attendance office staff will call the student down when it is time for them to check out.

Visitors and Volunteers

For security purposes, all doors entering into the school are kept locked throughout the day. All visitors must ring the doorbell for entry and be checked in at the main office upon entering the building.

Crossler greatly appreciates our parent volunteers! For the safety of our students a “Criminal History Check” is required for every volunteer. These forms can be completed at the district web address: