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2017-18 School Supply List

posted Jun 20, 2017, 2:18 PM by Cindy Voves


Please see the attached 2017-18 School Supply List.  Have a wonderful summer!

Students Perform An Impromptu Play

posted Jun 2, 2017, 2:09 PM by Salem Keizer   [ updated Jun 20, 2017, 2:28 PM by Cindy Voves ]

Fifth graders have early Orchestra class at Claggett Creek Middle School with Mr. Purdy.  Before class at Cummings, they decided to perform an impromptu play! They will be going into 6th grade to Claggett Creek next year.

More Spring Updates

posted May 26, 2017, 10:47 AM by Cindy Voves   [ updated May 26, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

Field Day
Here is a message from the Cummings PTC board:
Field Day is scheduled for Friday June 16th from 1:30 to 3:30.  Our students look forward to celebrating the beginning of summer break.  To make this event successful, we need you!   If you'd like to help with preparations before or during Field Day, please email Gloria and Bekki at cummingsptc@gmail.com or Text/Call Bekki at 503.569.3294.  

Lost and Found
Please be sure to check all of the Lost and Found items on the tables in the front hall.  All items will be donated June 23.

Checking out Students
For student safety, please be prepared to show identification when checking out a student.

Internet Safety Presentation
Please join Officer Trevor Wenning, our School Resource Officer, for an educational evening about internet safety for children on Wednesday, June 7 at 6pm in the library.  This is an adult only event, no childcare will be provided.

Spring 2017 Announcements

posted May 24, 2017, 12:05 PM by Cindy Voves

Negative Lunch Balances Paid by Generous Donors!
Two generous donors, Terry Nicolson Berry and Vivian Brown have made donations to be used for some of Cummings Elementary School's student meal negative balance accounts.  Support from our community members helps keep our schools thriving.  It has been such a gift for the school and students receiving this kindness!

Dress Code
 With rising spring temperatures please make sure that your student wears appropriate clothing for school.  Tank tops or tops with spaghetti straps do not meet district dress code.  Shoes appropriate for PE and running club should be worn every day.  Flip-flops or sandals that fall off children’s feet are not safe.

Fidget Spinner Policy
Here is our new policy on fidget spinners:
Unless the fidget spinner is used as a focus or sensory device identified to meet the need of a student by their case manager, it will be considered a toy.  Students, on first warning, can return it to their backpack where it will stay until dismissal, then stay home thereafter.  On second warning teacher can take it and turn it into the office where it will be stored until parents pick it up.  Additionally, the office will not call parents to pick up the spinners, the teacher or child can communicate that information to parents.

Spring Newsletter

posted Apr 24, 2017, 3:07 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Apr 24, 2017, 3:08 PM ]

Please see the Spring Newsletter under Main Menu, Newsletter.

School transfer requests due Mar. 1-31, 2017

posted Feb 21, 2017, 12:27 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 12:27 PM ]

To enroll or transfer a student to school other than his or her assigned school starting fall of 2017, parents must submit an In-District Transfer (IDT) request between March 1 and 31, 2017.

IDT request forms can be picked up at any school office, and must be completed and returned to the student's assigned school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved.

Parents of students attending school on an approved IDT must provide transportation to and from school. The district does not provide bus transportation for students attending school on an IDT.

School offices will be closed from March 27 through 31 (Spring Break). During this time, transfer requests can be returned to:

Office of K-12 Education
2450 Lancaster Drive NE, Suite 130
Salem, OR 97305 (map)
503-399-2636

More information on the In-District Transfer process can be found on the Student Transfers page.

Kindergarten Registration opens Feb. 21, 2017

posted Feb 21, 2017, 12:13 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Feb 21, 2017, 12:21 PM ]

Registration for Salem-Keizer Public Schools fall 2017 kindergarten programs opens Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

All elementary schools in Salem-Keizer offer free, full-day kindergarten. Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2017, are eligible to register. Parents are asked to register students soon to help schools prepare kindergarten classrooms for fall.

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.

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, etc.
  2. Original birth certificate for the child. The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent.

Additional information about registration requirements can be found on the Enrollment and Registration page.

Help Your Student Get Ready For School

Parents can help students get ready for kindergarten by helping them:

  • Hold a pencil, crayons and scissors correctly.
  • Practice writing his/her name.
  • Learn the ABC’s and how to count to twenty.
  • Name and identify basic shapes, such as square, triangle and circle.
  • Learn how to take turns and share with others.
  • How to use the bathroom and wash hands independently.

Find more resources to prepare for kindergarten on the Kindergarten Readiness page. Please contact your school with questions about registering for kindergarten

Safe and Welcoming Schools

posted Jan 19, 2017, 3:39 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Jan 19, 2017, 3:47 PM ]

Please see the attached letter from Superintendent Christy Perry and School Board Chair Nancy MacMorris-Adix regarding the School Board's recent resolution reinforcing the board's expectations that the district create and maintain safe and welcoming schools.

Make-up Days for Snow Closures

posted Jan 19, 2017, 10:30 AM by Cindy Voves

Due to inclement weather, Salem-Keizer students have missed four full school days, had one early release and one late start this school year.

 Time at school is essential to student success. To make up for some lost instructional time, the district has decided to make changes to the school calendar.

 Three school days have been added to the calendar:

·         Thursday, March 23, 2017, will be a school day for all students. Parent-Teacher conferences will take place after school and in the evening.

·         Thursday and Friday, June 15 and 16, 2017, will be school days for all students except graduating seniors. High schools will develop a revised schedule for second semester finals.

 Dates of high school graduation ceremonies will not change.

 Please be aware that additional calendar changes could be made if there is more inclement weather.

State Testing Informaton

posted Jan 13, 2017, 10:37 AM by Cindy Voves

By law, Oregon school districts must notify parents about annual state testing at least thirty days before testing begins.  Testing will begin in Salem-Keizer in February 2017.  Information from the Oregon Department of Education about parents’ right to opt students out of state testing is available on the attached document. The information includes the state’s official notice and opt-out form. Please contact principal, Martina Mangan if you have questions about the opt-out process, or about state tests given in our school. More information can be found at Oregon Department of Education website:

http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=169

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