SKPS School Year Extended By One Day Due to Inclement Weather Make-Up

Because of those inclement weather-related school closures, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools, with the exception of the four secondary schools scheduled for major construction, will add one day to the 2018-19 school calendar. The updated calendar does not apply to Waldo, Judson, North Salem or McNary – those schools remain on the original calendar so major construction will not be delayed.

*Please note that should any day be missed moving forward, SKPS will revisit the calendar to ensure compliance with state standards.*

Details On 2018-19 School Calendar Changes:

  • High School Finals – FORMERLY June 10-12, NOW June 11-13
  • Elementary Last Day – FORMERLY June 11, NOW June 12
  • Elementary Grading Days – FORMERLY June 12-13, NOW June 13-14
  • Secondary Last Day – FORMERLY June 12, NOW June 13
  • Middle School Early Release – FORMERLY June 12, NOW June 13
  • Secondary Grading Day – FORMERLY June 13, NOW June 14

Updated Calendars For All Schools EXCEPT Waldo, Judson, North Salem and McNary

Click the links for the updated calendars in English and Spanish.

Original Calendars for Waldo, Judson, North Salem and McNary ONLY

Click the links for the calendar for Waldo Middle, Judson Middle, McNary High and North Salem High in English and Spanish.

2019-03-21T14:37:57+00:00March 21st, 2019|

Spring Conference Times Set

Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences are set for March 20th and 21st. Students will have a regular day of school on March 20th and conferences will be held that evening. March 21st and 22nd will be a no-school day and conferences are held during day and evening hours on March 21st only. You and your child are invited to conference with your student’s teachers during any of the times below:

March 20th 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
March 21st 11:30am – 3:45 pm
March 21st 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

2019-03-05T13:18:13+00:00March 5th, 2019|

New Athletic Registration Online

We are excited to announce that we are now offering the convenience of on-line registration through FamilyID for all of our athletic programs. FamilyID is a secure registration platform that provides you with an easy, user-friendly way to register for athletic programs. When you register through FamilyID, the system keeps track of your information in your profile. You enter your information only once for each family member for multiple uses and multiple athletic programs. This program is also used by all high schools in the Salem Keizer School District. All of the information that you enter in your family profile will be accessible when registering for any high school sports in the future.

Registration for SPRING TRACK AND FIELD is now open. Please read through the instructions attached and begin your student’s registration soon. If you have any questions regarding the process, please feel free to call the Walker Main Office.

2019-02-08T14:51:24+00:00February 6th, 2019|

Marion Co. Health & Human Services: No Confirmed Cases of Measles in Marion County | Servicios Humanos y de Salud del Condado de Marion: No se han presentado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Condado de Marion

Marion County Health & Human Services has asked us to share this information with you regarding a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington.

“Due to the current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, we’ve received numerous questions about the local county public health response in schools. Below (linked PDF), you’ll find a list of standard procedures related to communicable disease in educational and childcare settings. We’d like to remind everyone that there are currently no confirmed cases of measles in Marion County.”

Please see this information in PDF format for more details, visit the Marion County Health & Human Services website or call them at 503-588-5621.

Servicios Humanos y de Salud del Condado de Marion: No se han presentado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Condado de Marion

Acerca del sarampión:

  • El sarampión es una enfermedad viral contagiosa que puede propagarse por el aire cuando una persona enferma con sarampión tose o estornuda. También puede propagarse por contacto directo con la secreción nasal y saliva de alguien enfermo con sarampión.
  • Los síntomas del sarampión comienzan con fiebre, tos, secreción nasal y ojos rojos, seguidos de una erupción roja que generalmente comienza en la cabeza o la cara y se extiende al resto del cuerpo.
  • Las personas son contagiosas con el sarampión durante cuatro días antes de que aparezca la erupción y hasta cuatro días después de que aparezca la erupción.
    Después de que una persona susceptible está expuesta al sarampión, los síntomas generalmente se desarrollan en 1 a 2 semanas, pero pueden desarrollar hasta 3 semanas.
  • Las complicaciones del sarampión incluyen infección del oído, infección pulmonar y, en casos raros, inflamación del cerebro.
  • Aproximadamente 1 de cada 1000 niños mueren de sarampión.
  • Cualquier persona que no sea inmune al sarampión y crea que tiene síntomas de sarampión debe comunicarse con su proveedor de atención médico o atención de urgencia por teléfono para hacer arreglos para evitar exponer a otros al virus.
  • Las personas se consideran inmunes al sarampión si se cumple alguna de las siguientes condiciones:
    • Usted es un niño en edad preescolar con al menos 1 año de edad con una vacuna contra el sarampión (MMR – sarampión, paperas, rubéola).
    • Usted es un niño en edad escolar actualmente en el grado K o superior o un adulto que ha recibido dos vacunas contra el sarampión (MMR – sarampión, paperas, rubéola).
    • Usted nació antes de 1957.
    • Ha tenido la enfermedad del sarampión (diagnosticada por un proveedor de atención médica y confirmada con una prueba de laboratorio).
  • Ha tenido un análisis de sangre que demuestra que es inmune al sarampión.
  • Cualquier persona que tenga preguntas sobre la infección por sarampión o la vacuna contra el sarampión debe llamar a su proveedor médico generalo al departamento de salud de su condado local:
    • Marion County Health & Human Services, 503-588-5621
  • Para mayor información:
    • Visite la página web de los Servicios Humanos y Salud del Condado del Marion: www.co.marion.or.us/HLT/Pages/Measles.aspx
    • Llamar 2-1-1 para obtener la información más reciente de la Autoridad de Salud de Oregón (OHA, por sus siglas en inglés) sobre el sarampión
2019-01-31T17:32:56+00:00January 30th, 2019|

About the Boundary Adjustment Process

The district has created resources to help explain the boundary adjustment process. If adopted by the Salem-Keizer School Board on February 12, the proposed boundary adjustments would go into effect in Fall 2019.

Parents and guardians of students who could change schools because of boundary adjustment will receive a letter soon as firm information is available — prior to the Feb. 12 vote if possible, or immediately after the vote.

Here’s a timeline that describes what to expect, in English and Spanish. The boxes on the timeline include information about the process.

These resources on the district website show proposed changes.

2019-01-17T09:45:48+00:00January 17th, 2019|

Middle School Athletics

Salem Keizer School District offers the following athletics at each Middle School. Practices are directly after school each day and competition is against all other Middle Schools in Salem and Keizer. Transportation to games, meets and matches is usually provided. Please see the school office for more information.

Fall:
Football Grades 7 and 8
Girls Volleyball Grades 7 and 8
Cross Country Grades 6, 7 and 8
Winter:
Wrestling Grades 6, 7 and 8
Spring:
Track Grades 6, 7 and 8

2019-01-10T08:45:53+00:00January 10th, 2019|

Walker Music Booster Fundraiser

If you have refundable bottles and cans piling up in your garage and don’t like standing in line at the Bottle Drop place to redeem them, then this fundraiser is for you. 

You can pick up a blue Bottle Drop Bag in Walker’s main office or get one from the Music  Boosters.  All you need to do is fill the bag with bottle and cans, then drop it off at any of the Bottle Drop locations and they will count them and credit the Music Booster account.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Anna at 503.542.2938.

 

2018-12-19T11:30:55+00:00December 19th, 2018|

November Students of the Month

Congratulations to our Rotary Students of the Month of November. Alex (8th), Emma (7th) and Hyrum (6th). November students of the month were selected for demonstrating strong character strengths in the area of service.For a complete list of November and December students of the month please see our February newsletter.

2018-12-11T13:05:23+00:00December 11th, 2018|