PTC 6:30 PM
Choir concert 7 PM
Super Hero Day
Art Class 3:05 PM
7 PM @ Stephens
4 PM - 8 PM
8 AM - 8 PM
March 19 - 27
2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration
Starting fall of 2015, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will offer free full-day kindergarten.
Previously, full-day kindergarten was offered as a tuition-based program at a few schools, and half-day kindergarten was available for free. The district will no longer offer half-day programs, but many private kindergarten providers will still offer half-day. Children are not required to attend kindergarten, however it is highly recommended.
Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2015 are eligible to register.
Registration opens February 17, 2015.
Parents are asked to register students right away so the district knows how many students will be attending in order to prepare an adequate number of classrooms, supplies, etc. Early registration will help parents stay in the loop of upcoming school events like kindergarten orientation, which will take place in May.
How to register
To register, please visit the school and pick up a registration packet. If you’re unsure what school is assigned to serve your residence address, please visit the district’s school finder page: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information
Parents must complete and sign the forms in the registration packet (registration form, home language survey, immunization form) and provide:
1. Proof of residence address. Examples of documents accepted include a copy of a utility bill, driver’s license with current address, copy of rental agreement.
2. Original birth certificate for the child. The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent.
Please contact the school's office at (503) 399-3438 with questions about registering for kindergarten.
Secondary In-District Transfer
Apply for secondary transfers FEB. 2 – 27, 2015
Current fifth grade students (entering sixth grade in September) who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2015-16) must apply for in-district transfer (IDT) between February 2 and February 27, 2015.
The application window must be earlier than normal this year to coincide with changes to the district’s student data information system. IDT application forms will be updated to reflect the February dates. Please do not submit a transfer application form that reflects a deadline other than February 2015.
IDT applications received after February 27, 2015, will not be considered.
IDT request forms can be picked up at any middle school office, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned middle school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.
More information on the in-district transfer process can be found on the Student Transfers page on the district website, http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/student-transfers.
New grading practices begin this fall
This fall, parents will notice something new in grading practices and progress reports. Starting this school year, Salem-Keizer’s elementary schools will use proficiency grading to report student grades.
In proficiency grading, grades reflect a student’s mastery, or level of proficiency, on an academic standard. A standard is something students are expected to know and be able to do at the end of the school year.
Proficiency grades are reported on a scale of 1 to 4, with 3 indicating proficiency. At the start of the year, students will most likely receive 1s and 2s on progress reports. This is because students have not yet received a year’s worth of instruction about a standard.
By the end of the school year, the goal for students is to score at least a 3 on all standards. At the start of the school year, scores of 1 and 2 are to be expected and do not mean a student is failing. This is because students aren’t expected to reach a standard until the end of the year.
The reason for using proficiency grading is because it has been shown to increase student learning. It helps teachers identify areas where students need more instruction to reach a standard.
Yoshikai State Report Card
The Oregon Department of Education produces yearly report cards for schools and districts in this state. These reports--called for by the 1999 state legislature--provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with their constituents about how local schools are performing.