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High school athletic officials needed – Register today!

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has an urgent need for sports officials throughout the state, including Salem-Keizer.

Those 18 and older who enjoy being part of the game, supporting their community, and setting their own schedule as an independent contractor are ideal candidates for these flexible positions.

Applicants can expect to receive an Officials Packet and complete required certification and training from their local association.

Visit the OSAA registration page to sign up and learn more about the timeline for registering and testing.

2023-02-03T13:05:08-08:00January 20th, 2023|

Spring break meals available at 9 schools

Spring break meals information

Breakfasts and lunches will be offered at nine schools during spring break 2023. Meals will be packed in grocery bags and available via curbside pickup. Each person may receive up to five meal packs during pickup.

Dates and times


  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Monday March 27, 2023
  • Wednesday March 29, 2023


  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meals Available

  • March 27 will consist of two breakfasts and two lunches
  • March 22 and 29 will consist of three breakfasts and three lunches

Meal locations

Spring break meals flyers (PDFs)

2023-03-21T03:19:21-08:00March 21st, 2023|

Spring Conferences

Walker Middle School would like to invite parents to the upcoming parent/teacher conferences scheduled for March 22-23. Conference times are listed below:

Wednesday, March 22:  4:30-7:30pm
Thursday, March 23:  7:30-9:00am; 12:00-3:00pm; 4:30-7:30pm

Spring conferences will be held in person in an open house/drop-in format.  Staff will be meeting with parents in their classrooms.  Each teacher will have a sign-in sheet at their door so that you can sign up for a 10-minute conference.  If you prefer to meet virtually via Microsoft Teams, please reach out directly to your child’s teacher(s) to set-up a time to meet.

To email a teacher, please use the following format: last name_first

Thank you for partnering with us and we look forward to seeing you!

2023-03-17T10:55:09-08:00March 17th, 2023|

Walker Gear Online Store Open

The online store to order Walker wear and optional Walker Track & Field gear is open now through March 22nd. This will be the last opportunity of the school year to purchase Walker shirts, sweatshirts and hats.  The store will close on March 22nd and items  will deliver to the school the week of April 10th.  Access the store by the link below or on the Walker Website.

Click below to access the store:

Online Store for Walker Wear

2023-03-08T09:29:14-08:00March 6th, 2023|

Fake fentanyl: What parents and students 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.

Fentanyl being disguised as candy

Fentanyl is currently very common in our community; it is a powerful synthetic opioid that is like morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. Fentanyl is odorless, tasteless and colorless. Young people think they are taking “blues,” OxyContin or Xanax, but they are often taking pills laced with fentanyl. Recently, law enforcement agencies have also warned about the danger of fentanyl being disguised as candy, specifically targeted to be sold to children.

Talking to your student is the best prevention

The best prevention is talking to your student about never taking any medication that doesn’t come from their doctor. This includes never taking pills, even from friends. This is a conversation that can literally save your child’s life.
One pill has the potential to be deadly.

Other prevention strategies

Open communication

One of the best ways to protect youth from substances is by having open communication and educating them on the risks of substance use. Listening to them without judging is a critical tool you can provide as their trusted adult.

Look for changes in behavior

Look out for changes in behavior, such as irregular eating or sleeping patterns, low energy, general signs of depression or anxiety, unusual irritability, slipping grades, lack of interest in activities they love, and even drastic clothing style changes. Trust your instincts. If you notice a change, ask about it.

Monitor social media

Talk to your child and monitor their social media use. The online environment provides platforms for people to sell substances. Substances can be offered by someone met online.


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)

2023-02-22T13:56:31-08:00February 21st, 2023|

Schoolwide Testing Starts Monday, January 30th

Students will be on a schoolwide testing schedule starting next Monday, January 30.  All students will be taking the diagnostic reading and math i-Ready assessments in their advisory class periods at the start of each school day.  We anticipate that this may take students about 5 days to complete in Advisory Classes.  This testing schedule will allow teachers to continue teaching content in Language Arts and Math classes.

Please be sure your child gets a healthy breakfast each morning and that they get some good sleep each night.  We offer breakfast items (free) for students before school when the doors open at 8:45am.

We will follow the same schedule later in the spring when students complete their state testing requirements in reading, math and science.  (Science test is 8th grade, only)

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2023-01-25T12:35:49-08:00January 25th, 2023|

All-City Middle School Honors Concert on Jan. 28

Salem-Keizer Middle Schools in association with Friends of Music present the All-City Honor Concert featuring student choir, orchestra and band performances.

Event details

  • Date: Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m.
  • Location: North Salem High School Auditorium
  • Tickets are available at the door, and are $10 per adult, $5 for students, $8 for seniors, with children under 5 free

About this year’s directors


Sydney Guilliaume is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti and currently resides in Portland, Oregon working full-time as a composer, conductor, and clinician.

His recent activities as conductor include the 2022 Georgia All-State Senior Treble Choir, the 2019 Florida All-State Middle School Treble Chorus, the 34th annual Idaho State University Choral Invitational Festival, the 2018 Maine All-State High School Mixed Chorus, an all-Guillaume concert at the Lincoln Center in NYC, and concerts with the Imbroglio Sextet at Carnegie Hall and at the 2018 ISME World Conference in Azerbaijan.

Guillaume also writes film music including original film and documentary scores for the Los Angeles-based company Loyola Productions. Sydney Guillaume’s choral compositions are known to be intricate, challenging, highly spirited and have been performed around the world.


James Ray maintains an active and varied career as an educator, conductor, and violinist based in the Pacific Northwest.

He serves on the faculty of Western Washington University, teaching coursework in instrumental music education and music theory and directs the WWU String Sinfonia. A National Board-Certified Teacher, Dr. Ray served for twelve years as a school orchestra director, most recently of award-winning orchestras at Port Angeles High School in Washington state.

He remains widely sought after as a clinician, adjudicator, and guest conductor throughout the Pacific Northwest. His scholarship includes peer-reviewed articles in American String Teacher and the Journal of Research in Music Education, and he has presented at the American String Teachers Association national conference.

Dr. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Central Washington University, a master’s degree in secondary teaching from Western Oregon University, and a doctorate in music education from Boston University.


Dr. Dennis Llinás serves as Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at the University of Oregon where he oversees the Department of Bands, conducts the Oregon Wind Ensemble, teaches conducting and wind literature.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Oregon, Dr. Llinás was the Associate Director of Bands at Louisiana State University where his responsibilities included conducting the LSU Symphonic Winds, teaching undergraduate and graduate conducting, and directing the Tiger Band.

As a conductor and clinician, Llinás has conducted the Dallas Winds, World Youth Wind Orchestra Project in Austria, Universidad de Bellas Artes in Colombia, conducted honor bands throughout the US, and presented at conferences including WASBE, The Midwest Clinic, TMEA, FMEA, LMEA, and OMEA.

As a composer, Llinás has compositions that have received performances at the Midwest Clinic and the National Music for All festival as well as others recorded on Summit Records by Mark Hetzler, and performed by musicians from the Strasbourg Conservatory in France, Dallas Winds, and other universities and high schools throughout the US. Llinás earned degrees from Florida International University and The University of Texas at Austin.

2023-02-15T07:38:57-08:00January 23rd, 2023|

Tips for staying healthy this winter season

This winter, the whole Salem-Keizer community can work together to keep our schools, students and community safe and healthy.

Remember to follow some simple precautions to prevent illness:

  • Stay home when sick.
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid the sharing of cups and utensils.
  • Wash hands regularly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth and keep your hands away from your or your child’s face.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and electronic devices.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Consider wearing a mask in crowded indoor settings, especially if you or someone in your home is at high risk for severe disease.
  • CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine annually.

Proper handwashing

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When is sick too sick for school?

The list document below helps to provide guidance on when students are too sick for school and should not be considered medical advice. Please contact your healthcare provider with health concerns.

Please keep ill children out of school

2023-01-06T16:37:17-08:00January 3rd, 2023|