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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|

Fake fentanyl: What parents & teens 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.

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)

2022-06-07T10:58:51-08:00June 3rd, 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|

School Safety Systems in Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Video: School Safety and Emergency Procedures

Learn about safety protocols and emergency procedures implemented in all Salem-Keizer schools. Safety and security staff and district leadership were joined by local and state law enforcement agency partners to share information with the community. This was one of three safety sessions held this year about student safety in our schools. The other two sessions held were Student Voices, We All Belong and Social Media and Online Safety.

School Safety and Emergency Procedures – Presentation

School Safety and Emergency Procedures – Questions & Answers

Talking to children and teens about violence

At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the safety of our students is our absolute top priority. Below are resources and information on the safety and security systems in place across the district.

Talking to students about violence

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators (English)

Talking to students about violence (English)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (English)

Talking to students about violence (Spanish)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (Spanish)

More resources

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Our children in today’s world have unique emotional and behavioral needs unlike anything we have seen before. This is not unique to Salem-Keizer. Schools across the country are seeing similar needs for support of students. At Salem-Keizer, we work to address the needs of our students through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. These systems allow us to provide the right support for each student to address their emotional, behavioral, mental, and academic needs.

Behavioral Threat Assessment

Our team of specialists partners with agencies across Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties to identify students who may be exhibiting indicators of extreme aggression toward others, and we provide wraparound services like safety planning and mental health support to address those students’ needs.

Salem-Keizer’s behavioral threat assessment system is used by other school districts around the country. Below are some recent discussions in the media that provide a description of how our system works.

Partnering with Law Enforcement

We work side by side with the Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office both in and out of our schools. When any concern for our school’s safety or a threat is reported, they move swiftly to investigate. It is very important to talk with children about the consequences of making any type of threat, which can range from a minimum of disciplinary action at school to criminal charges.

You can learn more about our school safety systems and procedures, including collaboration with our local law enforcement partners by viewing our recent safety series webinar.

SafeOregon

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is an active member of SafeOregon, which gives kids, parents, schools, and community members a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. Managed by the Oregon State Police, this program has proven to prevent acts of violence. I encourage you to download the mobile app on your phone, and on your child’s phone as well. You can also call or text 844-472-3367 anytime.

Improving safety and security through capital improvements

The 2018 bond program is improving safety and security across the district. Thirty-six of our schools are receiving renovations to the front entry to improve the office staff’s ability to monitor and control who enters the front entrance. Most of those improvements will be in the form of a secured check-in space at the front entry. Schools are also receiving upgrades to electronic badge access systems and to intercom systems, which will be able to send messages directly into classrooms.

2022-05-31T15:20:58-08:00May 25th, 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|