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Fall Conferences

Fall conferences are almost here! October 19th, from 8:00am-4:00pm October 26th, from 12:00pm-8:00pm Obviously, they will be taking place earlier than usual this year, and they will be through Zoom. Because online learning is so new, having a time for parents and teachers to connect early-on is crucial to ensuring student success. This will be [...]

2020-10-12T14:46:06-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Substitute Teachers while in Distance Learning

As with everything COVID, getting a substitute teacher is much harder than is once was. Because of the specialized skills needed to effectively teach online, our pool of substitutes is much smaller than it usually is. This means that the district is not able to provide substitutes for teacher absences of less than 3 days. [...]

2020-10-12T14:40:59-07:00October 12th, 2020|

“Rainy Day” Recess!

Rainy Day Recess! Starting this week, our students will have the option to participate in “rainy day recess” every day from 12:30-1:00. This will be a lighthearted time of games and social connection with other students in their grade, supervised by a staff member. It is completely optional. On their classroom page in Canvas or [...]

2020-10-12T14:35:15-07:00October 12th, 2020|

Zoom Log In Instructions For SKPS Students Effective Oct. 8

In Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) we are committed to maintaining safe and welcoming spaces for all of our students and staff, which extends to our online learning environments. Because of this commitment, we will be making some important adjustments to how our students access Zoom for their virtual learning sessions. Starting on Thursday, Oct. 8, in [...]

2020-10-07T13:55:49-07:00October 7th, 2020|

🎶🎶 Choir, Band, and Orchestra Update!🎶🎶

🎶🎶 Choir, Band, and Orchestra Update!🎶🎶   *Information is subject to change as we adjust for unforeseen changes. Please be kind and patient, and I will keep you up to date as I learn information.*   🎺 5th Grade Beginning Band: We are working on a plan to start band during the second half of the year, [...]

2020-09-24T13:26:42-07:00September 24th, 2020|

New Chromebook Update 9/21/2020

Hello Racal Families, The district released an update for Chromebooks this afternoon to help alleviate the many technology issues we ran into last week. Here's what you need to know for tomorrow: 1) Your student's Chromebook will need to be fully shut down and then restarted. Do this by holding the power key until it [...]

2020-09-21T17:33:55-07:00September 21st, 2020|

Student Login Info

Hello Salem Heights families, We understand that some of the confusion and anxiety surrounding distance learning has been regarding how students will login this Wednesday morning at 8:45. Our principal Mrs. Theis has recorded two videos demonstrating how to login, one for Seesaw users (grades K-2) and one for Canvas users (grades 3-5). ASL interpreted [...]

2020-09-14T15:58:04-07:00September 14th, 2020|

9/14 UPDATE! Taking Care of Business Day

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS DAY UPDATE! Our Taking Care of Business Day is still on for Tuesday, 9/15. Please take time to attend- in addition to student belongings from last year we will be distributing educational materials, compiled by your student's teacher, for use during distance learning, as well as Chromebooks for those who need [...]

2020-09-14T15:57:04-07:00September 14th, 2020|
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