Salem-Keizer Public Schools Launches “Every Day 24J!” to Address Chronic Absenteeism

Buses were rolling this morning carrying almost half of Salem-Keizer Public Schools’ (SKPS) 42,000 students, but with the back-to-school excitement was another message: “Every Day 24J!” Nearly one in three students in SKPS is chronically absent, and this year, schools and community organizations are collaborating to identify barriers to attendance and develop solutions. The [...]

2018-09-19T16:10:32-07:00September 5th, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Budget Committee Approves $1.1 Billion 2018-19 Budget

The school district’s budget includes bond funds and new revenue estimates from Oregon Department of Education The Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Budget Committee tonight moved to recommend a budget totaling $1,147,797,142. The budget includes bond funds from the May 15 voter-approved ballot measure and new revenue estimates from the Oregon Department of Education. Because the [...]

2018-06-08T20:41:39-07:00May 23rd, 2018|

Now Open – Registration For Jumpstart Kindergarten In Summer Of 2018

Students entering kindergarten in many of our Title IA-funded elementary schools have the opportunity to attend a free kindergarten preparation program this summer called Jumpstart Kinder this summer. Jumpstart Kinder is August 6–10, 2018, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to noon for the following elementary schools. Jumpstart Kinder Schools Auburn, Bush, Chavez, Cummings, Englewood, Eyre, Four Corners, [...]

2018-06-08T20:42:08-07:00May 23rd, 2018|

2018 Proposed Bond On May 15 Ballot | Artículo sobre la propuesta de ley que aparecerá en la boleta electoral del 15 de mayo de 2018

The School Board has finished its work on a bond package and has referred it to the May 15 ballot for the community to consider. Before finalizing the bond, the Board heard feedback through a community survey, through the Community Facilities Task Force and through listening sessions with staff and community members held in [...]

2018-04-25T16:23:44-07:00April 5th, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools to Hold Community Meetings About the Proposed $619.7 Million Bond

Salem-Keizer Public Schools will share information about the proposed $619.7 million bond on the May 15 ballot in a series of upcoming community meetings. The proposed bond would address overcrowding, expand career-technical (vocational) education opportunities, expand science classrooms, and increase safety and security in schools. Parents, employees and interested community members are encouraged to attend [...]

2018-04-09T14:58:34-07:00March 27th, 2018|

Preschool Registration Begins in April

If your child will be three- or four-years-old on or before September 10, 2018, April is the time to register for preschool! Early Enrollment for Current Families April 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Open Enrollment for New Families April 10, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; and 4:00 p.m. [...]

2018-05-11T16:19:41-07:00March 15th, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Joins SafeOregon Confidential Tip Line / Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer participarán en el programa confidencial SafeOregon

On March 1, 2018, Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) officially joined SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives our kids, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. Salem-Keizer Public Schools has a sophisticated and proactive intervention system in place for timely interventions. These include the SKPS Office of [...]

2018-06-22T15:18:07-07:00February 28th, 2018|

Kindergarten Registration Now Open For 2018-19

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens on Tuesday, February 20! Often thought of as a transition year between home and school, kindergarten prepares your child for a successful academic career and is now considered to many as the first year of school. Children who will be 5-years-old on or before September 10, 2018 [...]

2018-06-27T19:48:09-07:00February 27th, 2018|

All Salem-Keizer Public Schools are Closed Thursday, Feb. 22

Due to inclement weather, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be closed and all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. All district offices will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This snow day may be added back in at the end of the school year during the makeup day period. If that is necessary, [...]

2018-03-08T23:35:42-08:00February 22nd, 2018|

Special Message from Superintendent Perry About School Safety / Estimada comunidad de Salem-Keizer

Dear Salem-Keizer Community, With the most recent tragedy in Florida, school safety is on everyone’s mind. It is, without question, our biggest priority. I want to take a moment to share some of the ways we are working to protect our students, staff, and community. Threat Intervention: Our team of specialists partners with agencies across [...]

2018-03-08T23:36:45-08:00February 16th, 2018|