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Choir Camp Fliers 2018

posted Jun 19, 2018, 2:19 PM by Cindy Voves

Please see the attached Choir Camp Fliers for students entering grades 4, 5 and 6.

Supply List 2018-19

posted Jun 19, 2018, 11:33 AM by Cindy Voves

Please see the attached school supply list for the 2018-19 school year.

Welcome from Principal Magda Romero

posted Jun 18, 2018, 12:21 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Jun 18, 2018, 12:21 PM ]

My name is Magda Romero and I feel very fortunate to have been chosen as the next principal of Cummings Elementary School. Over the last few weeks, I have been spending time at Cummings getting to know the building, the PTC, and the wonderful staff. I have learned that Cummings is a place where strong connections are made between home and school and that it is also a place where all staff members are committed to helping your child Succeed Every Day! I value both of these characteristics and am excited to help continue moving Cummings along the path of excellence.

I attended the same school district from kindergarten to graduation and like Cummings; I know how important community is.  Although, my schooling was not in Keizer, I did spend a lot of time here as a child.  I attended Chemeketa Community College and Portland State University, where I received my masters in special education.  Like all educators, learning does not stop after a degree.  I returned to PSU for my administrative license and continue to improve my craft every year.  I have been in education for more than 20 years, as an office manager, and instructional assistant and a teacher.  These experiences have given me a solid understanding of what elementary students need in order to be prepared and successful in middle school, high school and life beyond their K-12 education.

My family has also helped prepare me to be an elementary principal. My patient husband works for Salem-Keizer school district.  We have three funny children, ages 18, 14, and 6.  We enjoy spending time together.  We believe that family makes us stronger.

For me, the first day of school can’t get here fast enough, as I am very eager to get to know all of you and your wonderful child(ren). I believe that one of the most important aspects of my work as Principal of Cummings Elementary is building meaningful relationships with students, families and teachers as well as with the greater Cummings Learning Community. This being said, it will be very important for me to be in the hallways, classrooms, on the playground and in the lunchroom getting to know your child(ren) throughout the year. I have found that kids really appreciate a person who genuinely invests in them by listening, by learning alongside and by being fair and consistent. In addition to building strong relationships with students, families and teachers it will be particularly important for me to make sure that you and your child feel safe and respected at our school. If you ever have a concern, please do not hesitate to call the main office or email me. I believe open communication is very important in a school and for this reason, I will always encourage you reach out to your child’s teacher, to a member of the office staff or to me with any questions you may have.

At Cummings, we have many things to be proud of and I look forward to team building.  Please be on the lookout for information about our back to school event. I look forward to meeting you and thank you in advance for welcoming me into this amazing learning community! Let’s keep our kids reading, writing and problem-solving throughout the summer!

Have a great summer and see you in September!

Magda Romero

Principal

romero_magda@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Thank You for Saying YES for Our Schools! | ¡Gracias por decir SÍ a nuestras escuelas!

posted Jun 4, 2018, 3:23 PM by Salem Keizer   [ updated Jun 6, 2018, 10:08 AM ]

As we head into summer break, we want to say “Thank you” to our community for approving the 2018 bond! Because of our community’s support, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be able to make improvements, expansions and/or renovations all across the district. Improvements planned include additional space to serve our community’s growing enrollment as well as expanded career-technical (vocational) spaces, more space for science education, safety and security improvements and seismic safety upgrades.

Five schools are scheduled to begin construction in 2019 – Gubser Elementary School, Judson Middle School, Waldo Middle School, McNary High School and North Salem High School. All work approved under the bond is planned to be finished in about five years. For more information about projects funded by the 2018 bond, click here.

At many schools, construction is likely to take place during the school year. Schools, architects and the district’s bond program management team will work together to minimize disruption of the educational environment caused by construction. However, it’s important for parents, students and staff to be aware that school operations will be different during construction. Our commitment to student safety and success will be unchanged during construction.

We would once again like to extend our appreciation to the Salem-Keizer community for supporting students and schools by approving the 2018 bond!

Antes de partir para las vacaciones de verano, le queremos dar las gracias a nuestra comunidad por ayudar a promulgar el bono del año 2018. Debido al apoyo de nuestra comunidad, las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer podrán hacer mejoramientos, expansiones y/o renovaciones por todo el distrito.  Los planes para los mejoramientos en las instalaciones incluyen los siguientes: Crear espacios para el aumento de matrícula y también expandir los espacios de educación técnica profesional (vocacional); añadir más espacio para educación de ciencias; mejoramientos a los sistemas de seguridad y actualizaciones de reforzamiento sísmico.

Se ha programado primero a las siguientes cinco escuelas en las cuales se dará comienzo a los proyectos de construcción durante el año 2019: Escuela Primaria Gubser, Escuela Intermedia Judson, Escuela Intermedia Waldo, Escuela Preparatoria McNary y Escuela Preparatoria North Salem.  Se calcula que todo el trabajo planeado bajo el bono será terminado en aproximadamente cinco años. Si desean obtener más información acerca de los proyectos financiados por el bono del año 2018, por favor consulten la página web https://bondinfo.salkeiz.k12.or.us/bonddocuments/.

En muchas escuelas, puede que la construcción se realice durante el año escolar.  El personal de la escuela, los arquitectos y el equipo de gestión del programa de bono del distrito trabajarán juntos para minimizar las interrupciones por motivo de la construcción en los ambientes educativos.  Sin embargo, es importante que los padres, los estudiantes y el personal estén conscientes de que las operaciones diarias serán diferentes durante la construcción. Nuestro compromiso a velar por la seguridad y el éxito estudiantil no cambiará durante el transcurso de los proyectos de construcción.

De nuevo, nos gustaría extenderle nuestra gratitud a la comunidad de Salem-Keizer, por apoyar a los estudiantes y escuelas al aprobar el bono del año 2018.

Kindergarten Orientation - May 8, 2018

posted Apr 26, 2018, 2:45 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated May 8, 2018, 9:08 AM ]

Please join us at this special meeting on Tuesday, May 8,             5:15 - 6:30 p.m. for parents and kindergarten students. We will talk about what a typical day is like, what  you can do over the summer to help your child be ready for kindergarten, and meet the teachers.
If your child will turn 5 before September 10th, 2018 and you have not registered them for kindergarten, please do so as soon as possible. Our office hours are from 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m, Monday-Friday. If you have any questions please contact our office at 503-399-3141

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Joins SafeOregon Confidential Tip Line

posted Mar 13, 2018, 11:01 AM by Salem Keizer


Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has officially joined SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives our kids, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has a sophisticated and proactive intervention system in place for timely interventions. These include the SKPS Office of Behavioral Learning, the Office of Safety and Risk Management, and our Threat Response System that offers step-by-step protocols on preventing and controlling potentially dangerous situations.

The SafeOregon tip line adds an additional resource to ensure students and staff have a confidential avenue for reporting and bolsters SKPS’ relationship with law enforcement. This program is run and managed by the Oregon State Police and has proven to prevent acts of violence.

“Since the SafeOregon began its statewide program, we’ve seen it grow as a resource for the communities we serve,” said John Van Dreal, SKPS Director of Safety and Risk Management Services. “We know that what keeps our children safe is an open line of communication, and SafeOregon provides that communication in a confidential way.”

All tips reported by members of the Salem-Keizer community– including parents, students and employees – in regard to school and student safety will be closely investigated by the Oregon State Police and SKPS. The safety of our students, staff and volunteers is without question, our highest priority.

We encourage all parents to download the SafeOregon App on their phones, and their child’s phone as well. Individuals may also report a tip by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed to tip@safeoregon.com. For more information, go to www.safeoregon.com.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer participarán en el programa confidencial SafeOregon

posted Mar 13, 2018, 11:00 AM by Salem Keizer


Oficialmente las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer (SKPS, por sus siglas en inglés) participarán en SafeOregon, una línea directa, informativa y confidencial que ofrece a los estudiantes, padres, escuelas y comunidades un medio confidencial para presentar denuncias de amenazas a la seguridad o posibles actos de violencia.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer tienen establecido un sistema de intervención complejo y diligente para intervenciones oportunas. En este sistema se incluyen los diferentes departamentos de SKPS: el Departamento de Aprendizaje Conductual, el Departamento para la Gestión de la Seguridad y Prevención de Riesgos y nuestro Sistema de Respuesta a Amenazas, el cual contiene un método paulatino y detallado para prevenir y controlar situaciones potencialmente peligrosas.

La línea informativa SafeOregon es un recurso adicional que garantiza a los estudiantes y al personal escolar un medio confidencial para hacer denuncias y fortalece la relación de SKPS con las agencias policiales. Este programa lo dirige y lo gestiona la Policía Estatal de Oregon y ha demostrado prevenir actos de violencia.

“Desde que SafeOregon inició su programa a nivel estatal, hemos visto que es un recurso que se ha expandido en las comunidades a las que servimos”, dijo John Van Dreal, Director del departamento para la gestión de la seguridad y prevención de riesgos de SKPS. “Sabemos que lo que mantiene a nuestros niños seguros es una línea abierta de comunicación y SafeOregon ofrece esa comunicación de una forma confidencial”.

La Policía Estatal de Oregon y SKPS investigarán cuidadosamente todas las denuncias hechas por los miembros de la comunidad de Salem-Keizer, los padres, los estudiantes y los empleados con referencia a la seguridad en las escuelas o la seguridad de los estudiantes. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal y voluntarios es sin duda nuestra mayor prioridad.

Instamos a todos los padres a que descarguen la aplicación SafeOregon en sus teléfonos celulares y también en el teléfono de su estudiante. Las personas también pueden presentar una denuncia al llamar o al enviar un mensaje de texto al 844-472-3367 en cualquier momento. Asimismo, pueden enviar las denuncias por correo electrónico a tip@safeoregon.com. Consulte la página web www.safeoregon.com.

SMART Reading Program

posted Jan 18, 2018, 3:26 PM by Cindy Voves

Please see the attached article regarding the SMART Reading Program at Cummings Elementary.

Cougar T-Shirts for Sale

posted Jan 12, 2018, 4:07 PM by Cindy Voves

The office has a limited number of student Cougar T-Shirts for sale, $8.00, XS-L Youth sizes.  Please see the attached photo.  See Cindy in the office to purchase.

Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

posted Jan 5, 2018, 2:46 PM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 2:56 PM ]

State testing 30-day notice

 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 2018.  A copy of the 30-day notice and opt-out form can be picked up in any school office starting on January 5, 2018. For more information about state testing, please visit the Oregon Department of Education website: http://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Pages/default.aspx

 Aviso de 30 días antes de las evaluaciones estatales

 Por ley, los distritos escolares de Oregon deben notificar a los padres sobre los exámenes estatales con 30 días de anticipación como mínimo.

 Comenz-aremos a dar los exámenes en febrero de 2018. A partir del 5 de enero puede recoger en la oficina de cada escuela una hoja informativa además del formulario para denegar el permiso para que su hijo haga estos exámenes.

Para más información sobre las evaluaciones estatales, debe entrar en el sitio web del Departa-mento de Educación de Oregon: http://www.oregon.gov/ode/educator-resources/assessment/Pages/default.aspx

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