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Walker Middle School Office 503-399-3220 | Attendance: 503-399-3222

Walker Middle School Office 503-399-3220 | Attendance: 503-399-3222

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Welcome to Walker Middle School- FAQ’s for 2022-23!

We are excited to welcome students to the 2022-2023 school year. We are delighted that you will be part of our community. Here are some of the answers to the most common questions you may have over the summer in preparation for the new school year.

What school supplies should I look for this summer?

  • A sturdy back pack, but small enough to fit into a locker, a refillable water bottle, and a few sets of inexpensive wired earbuds to use with a chromebook throughout the year.
  • School supplies to get you started would be several #2 pencils, several black or blue pens, highlighters ( at least 2 colors), 6 or more college ruled spirals, 1-2 1/4” graph paper spirals (spirals and graph spirals are available to purchase at the school throughout the year), 1-2 composition books, a set of colored pencils and a pencil pouch. Other items may be required by teachers, depending on your students classes.

What Sports are available throughout the school year?

  • Fall—Cross Country (6th, 7th, 8th), Football (7th, 8th), Volleyball (7th, 8th)
  • Winter—Wrestling (6th, 7th, 8th)
  • Spring—Track and Field (6th, 7th, 8th)
  • Sign ups for sports are on the Walker website under Athletic Registration and are open NOW. All 7th and 8th grade students must have a current sports physical on file at the school to participate.

What clothes should I shop for this summer?

  • Dress for success at school! This is a great time to start talking to your child about wearing different outfits for work and play. The district has a dress code and it can be found on the district webpage and will be available in the student handbook at the start of school.
  • Students will be required to dress down for PE in Walker PE uniform consisting of a green t-shirt and black shorts or leggings. Students will need to purchase PE shirts from the school. These will be available online beginning August 1st or from the school office during the school year. Shorts are also available for purchase. Students will need to bring athletic shoes (no sandals, flip flops, heels or boots allowed in gym) and extra pair of socks. PE lockers are assigned to store items left during the week, but clothing should be taken home to wash weekly.

How do I keep up with what is going on at school?

  • PARENTSQUARE! The district will communicate to parents through the Parentsquare app via emails and text when you opt in. Walker Administration and Teachers will also send information this way.
  • WALKER WEBSITE-A calendar, posts and access to forms, handbooks, and staff directory can be accessed here.
  • SOCIAL MEDIA-Walker Middle School has a facebook page and an Instagram. Please access these through the Walker Webpage to be sure you are linked into the correct accounts. There could be imposters.
  • PARENTVUE– Be sure you have updated your student registration annually on ParentVue. ParentVue is where you will also find your students grades, class schedules, and attendance information.

Where is the best place to drop off and pick up students before and after school?

  • Students must be dropped off in the front of the school, as there is not access to the building from the back parking lot.
  • Students may be picked up in front of the school or in the back parking lot.
  • Cars on not allowed to load or unload in the crosswalk or in the bus area. PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR STUDENTS.

When do students start back to school?

  • All incoming 6th grade students are invited to Wildcat Camp on September 2nd. Please see website for registration.
  • The first day of school for 6th graders will by Tuesday, September 6th.
  • The first day of school for 7th and 8th graders will be Wednesday, September 7th.
  • Walker will host a Back to School Night for all students and parents. Watch for the announcement to come in August.

How can I be involved?

  • Walker is looking for an active Parent Club to support our staff after a long absence due to the pandemic. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please call the school.

 

2022-06-27T10:38:16-08:00June 27th, 2022|

Walker Office Relocation for Summer 2022

To support the safe progress of construction, Walker’s campus is closed for bond-funded construction this summer.

From June 21 through August 26, Walker’s office will be relocated to Straub Middle School.
Straub is located at 1920 Wilmington Avenue NW, Salem, OR 97304.

All school activities have been relocated for the summer. Call the Walker office at 503-399-3220 for more information.

THE OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED: June 30–August 14

Para apoyar el progreso seguro de la construcción, las instalaciones escolares de la Escuela Intermedia Walker
cerrarán debido a la construcción financiada por los fondos del bono durante este verano.

Desde el 21 de junio hasta el 26 de agosto, la oficina de Walker estará ubicada en la Escuela Intermedia Straub.
La escuela Straub está ubicada en la dirección: 1920 Wilmington Avenue NW, Salem, OR 97304.

LA OFICINA ESTARÁ CERRADA: del 30 de junio al 14 de agosto

 

2022-06-21T13:49:32-08:00June 21st, 2022|

Free Summer Break Meal Program 2022

Starting on Wednesday, June 22, free summer meals will be available to children ages 1-18, as well as Community Transition Program students, at the locations listed below. Meals will be Grab-N-Go Meals this summer. No on-site meals will be served inside schools.

  • Monday-Friday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • No meals served on July 4

Locations

Summer meals additional resources

Many organizations in the community also offer support for meals during the summer. We encourage you to check 211 info for additional resources for summer meals.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability in its programs and activities.

Summer Meals 2022 Flyer

Summer Meals 2022 Poster
2022-06-21T10:42:02-08:00June 16th, 2022|

Walker Unified Summer Program

Hey Walker Wildcat Families, are you looking for fun and enriching activities for your middle school students? Look no further! Salem Keizer school district has the Unified Champions Summer program July 8, through July 28th. Our program is modeled after Special Olympics Unified Sports, and is dedicated to promoting inclusion through shared sports training and unified activities. The UC summer program has students with and without intellectual disabilities engaging and learning together to foster authentic relationships and understanding. If you are interested in learning more about our Unified program please visit our summer program website: Unified Summer Partners 2022 – Salem-Keizer School District 24J (salkeiz.k12.or.us)

If you would like to sign up an athlete (student with intellectual disability) click here- Unified Registration

If you would like to sign up a partner (student without intellectual disability) click here – Registration for students without disabilities

If you would like more information you can reach out to Ms. Bennett- Bennett_heather@salkeiz.k12.or.us

See video link to youtube  Salem Keizer Unified Champions

2022-06-01T12:35:45-08:00June 1st, 2022|

Parent Night for Incoming 6th Graders

Walker will once again be hosting our 6th grade Parent and Student Orientation Night in the Walker Gym on the evening of April 26th. The event will begin with Mr. Myers presenting information to parents and students in the gym. Afterwards parents and students are able to tour the school and meet some of the 6th grade teachers. Hope to see you there!

 

2022-04-05T08:59:45-08:00April 5th, 2022|

Walker Shirts and Track & Field Gear

The online store to purchase Walker shirts, sweatshirts, and track & field gear is open now through April 3rd. This is the last chance of the school year to get your limited edition Walker anniversary shirt.  Items will be available by April 25th and delivered to the students during the school day.

Please see the link below to purchase your Walker Wear!

 

2022-03-17T09:58:25-08:00March 17th, 2022|

Video: Different Choices, Always United

As we transition into optional face coverings, it’s important to remember to be respectful of each other’s choices. At Salem-Keizer Public Schools we may make different choices, be we are always united.

2022-03-10T11:06:36-08:00March 9th, 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 4th, 2022|

Business Partners for 2021-22

Walker Middle School values community business sponsors. If you are a local business wishing to join our team of business sponsors please see our post “Fall Fundraiser”.

We are happy to recognize local businesses that support student programs and recognitions throughout the school year. Below are businesses we are happy to recognize for the 2021-2022 school year:

Salem Electric

ABC Cleaners

Pet, Etc.

Les Schwab Tires

Harchanko Music Studio

Ritchie’s Chevron

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream

Plaid Pantry Convenience Stores

 

 

2022-02-23T14:31:54-08:00February 23rd, 2022|
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