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May - Grant Community School E-Newsletter

School Hours 10:30am - 3:30pm Tues- Fri

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Message from the Grant Staff:

Thank you for celebrating us in such a special way this year during staff appreciation week. Normally, the first week of May is celebrated as teacher appreciation week, but here at Grant, we believe we all teach our students in one way or another- so we celebrate together! It is a privilege and honor to teach your students. Thank you for every note, flower and treat your child brought us!

-Grant Staff

Please take a moment to read through this newsletter carefully. There is information about Picture Day, Summer program opportunities, and registration for next school year. This is a fully packed newsletter! Contact us if you have any questions.

Important Dates for May

May 11 & 12 - Edge Registration Support Night (at CTEC 3501 Portland Road NE), 6:00-8:00pm

May 14 - Deadline to Register for EDGE for Fall of 2021-2022

May 19 - Deadline to Register for Summer Enrichment Program (Summer School)

May 21 - Registration deadline for Music Camp

May 21 - Deadline to turn in Talent Show Videos to Ms. V

May 27 & 28- Picture Day according to cohorts (Purchasing is available 4 days prior)

May 31 - No School, Memorial Day

Pre-Registration for Fall Opens May 10th

Dear Salem-Keizer Families,

We are excited to share that online registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Each year, parents and/or guardians of all students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) must complete registration or enrollment verification.

To begin the registration/verification process, please log in using your ParentVUE account and select “2021-2022” from the drop down menu. If you started a registration for the current school year, but did not submit the form for 2020-2021, please select “start over” to begin registration for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you do not have a ParentVUE account set up, you will soon receive an email with your activation key or you can contact the office.


As a reminder, during registration students will have the opportunity to enroll in the EGDE online program. Families who intend for their students to attend online for the 2021-22 school year will need to complete the registration process by Friday, May 14 to have a guaranteed spot in the EDGE program. More information on the EDGE program and the district’s plans for in-person instruction this fall is available on our district website.

Salem Keizer Public Schools

Spring Pictures: May 27 & 28

We are excited to share that we will be having Spring Pictures this year. We are scheduled for May 27th and 28th according to your student's cohort day. Here is how it is different from other years:

  • All orders will be placed online. The link will be shared with you via remind the week before picture day. Because of COVID-19, no paper orders, cash or checks will be allowed.
  • You will be able to order 4 days prior to picture day and 4 days after.
  • EDGE Students are scheduled for pictures (optional) on May 28 at 10:30am.
  • There will be no re-takes at school. Re-takes available at Dorian's Salem studio in June.

To read some very helpful picture tips Click Here!

FREE Summer Music Camp

Super Great News! Ms. V and other music teachers in the district are hosting a Summer Music Camp this year! She will be in the first session with incoming 4-6 graders. That means your student is eligible if they are in 3/4/5 grade this year. This will be an in-person music camp with drumming, ukulele, dancing, marimba and singing. All COVID precautions will be in place.

For more info and to sign up, Click Here! (Sign ups are through a google form located on the flier.) Be sure to turn in your registration by May 21st.

Summer School- Enrichment Opportunity

Incoming 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students are invited to attend!

Deadline to apply is May 19th.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Transportation

Dates: July 7 – July 23, 2021

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Salem Heights (South Salem)

Families will receive a phone call July 1st-2nd with details regarding which location their student will be attending Summer School, and transportation pick up and drop off times. Please contact us with any questions. You can download the application by clicking the button below. Send it to school with your student(s).

Message for 5th grade families!

Hello Families and Future Sixth Grade Scholars!

Register for Jump Start Summer Camp now! We are so excited to host this fun 2-week summer camp that will introduce you to life as a middle school student. Starting August 2nd through August 13th, incoming students will practice opening lockers, meet new teachers, explore electives and connect with other future 6th grade students. Spots are limited. Register by filling out this form today!

-Parrish Middle School

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Kindergarten Registration


What you need to bring with you:

  • Proof of age (birth certificate)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)
  • Immunization records

Contact our front office for more information. 503-399-3151

Updates for 2020-21 academic calendar

In February, the Salem and Keizer communities were hit with severe inclement weather, causing widespread power outages across the district. With students and staff accessing classes through comprehensive distance learning, ongoing power outages impacted the ability for classes to continue, causing a week of school closures for our students.

Due to these school closures and the transition to hybrid learning for students in grades K-12, the district needed to make the following adjustments to the 2020-21 academic calendar:

Key changes for SKPS parents/guardians:

  • June 8 – Additional day added for SKPS high school graduation ceremonies
  • June 17 – Last day for students, previously June 15
    --> W/F cohort will attend M/W (June 14 and 16)
    --> T/TH cohort stays the same. (June 15 and 17)

The full updated academic calendar, including a breakdown of key dates for parents and guardians, is available on our district website.

May Grizzly Pride Assembly & Spirit Day

Join us for our monthly Grizzly Pride Assembly via Zoom at 2:25pm on Friday, May 28. Students at home can watch via zoom using the link below, and in-person students will watch it live from the classroom.

This day is also our school spirit day. The theme for May is Beach Day! Students can wear fun swimming items to school on Thursday and Friday. The items worn need to be appropriate. Remember, those two days are also our Spring Pictures days!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 5451 4243

Passcode: 476284

CET- Summer Camp

Children's Educational Theatre (CET) has some limited spots available with FULL SCHOLARSHIPS for kids in grades 3-5. This Summer camp is from June 28th - July 31st with acting, singing, dancing, improv and costuming taught! Check out their FLYER and their website The registration forms on their website and are also in Spanish!

Box Tops for Education- Grant

Box Tops for Education now has an app where you can scan in your grocery receipts within 14 days of purchase to get points for our school. First, download the app. Second, select your school to donate to (we are listed under Grant Elementary School in Salem, Oregon). Third, start scanning receipts to get points for our school. Points = $$$

We use this money annually to buy art materials and supplies for in class field trips, behavior incentives, fun class activities and field day items.

Click on the button below to watch a short video and get started!


Salem Keizer Preschools Registration for


Open Enrollment starts April 1, 2021

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2021.

Preschool Office

6425 Fruitland Rd NE • Salem, OR 97317


For more information on tuition, fees, times:

Have a Fred Meyer Rewards account?

The Kroger Family of Companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, but their common goal is to partner with the neighborhoods to serve and help the people there live healthier lives. One of the ways in which they do this is through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. This program makes it easy for you to donate your rewards points based on the shopping you do every day. All you have to do is link your rewards card to Grant Community School. Click on the icon below to link your account to our school!

Link my Rewards Card!

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