Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

posted May 9, 2017, 4:40 PM by Cindy Voves

In honor of your many hours of dedicated service to our school, we would like to invite you to our Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast.  Please come and allow us to say thank you for all you have done to make our school a success this year.


When: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Where: Cummings Elementary Library

Time: 8:55 a.m.

Please RSVP to Cummings office 503-399-3141

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)

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.

Inclement Weather Information

posted Jan 13, 2017, 11:13 AM by Cindy Voves

Please see the attached document for important inclement weather information.

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:


Practicing Lockdown Procedures

posted Jan 9, 2017, 12:59 PM by Cindy Voves

State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Schools conduct a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and again within the first two weeks after winter break. These drills will not be a simulation of a threat and are not intended to scare students. We do want students to take the drills seriously so they are familiar with lockdown routines and procedures.

If you have safety concerns, or notice any gaps in our security,  please tell the school principal. As parents, you have a valuable perspective that can help improve safety procedures. As gaps are identified, we will continuously refine and improve our lockdown procedures. 

Winter Newsletter

posted Dec 13, 2016, 11:22 AM by Cindy Voves   [ updated Dec 13, 2016, 11:22 AM ]

Please see the Winter Newsletter under Main Menu, Newsletter.

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