Chapman Hill Elementary Newsletter

JUNE 2021


Principal Harms:

Dear Chapman Hill Families,

As we approach the end of the school year, I have spent time reflecting on this past year. From starting the school year in the middle of a pandemic and raging wildfires, to navigating online learning with often glitchy internet, and then returning to in-person learning but with many rules and restrictions. We (you and us!) have modeled resilience for our students – they have watched us continue to move forward with grit and grace. I hope that more than anything else they remember about this year, they remember that we persevered. We did not quit when things were hard; we figured out a way to address the problem and kept learning. This is what we want our students to take with them – not fear, but tenacity. We can do hard things! Still….I’m looking forward to a more “normal” year next year, and I’ll bet you are, too!



FAMILIES- Please Register Online!

It’s time to complete the registration/enrollment verification process for the 2021-22 school year! Completing this process early ensures our district can best prepare for staffing.

Please call the office with any questions. 503-399-3195

You will need to register through ParentVue.

Thank you to all of you that have already. Please spread the word!



Calendar updates – A reminder for end of year changes!

Make sure you mark your calendars! As a reminder, there have been adjustments to the 2020-21 calendar impacting the last week of June.

Key changes:

  • June 17 – Last day for students, previously June 15.
    Students in the W/F cohort will attend on Monday (6/14) and Wednesday (6/16)
    Students in the T/Th cohort will attend on Tuesday (6/15) and Thursday (6/17)


  • June 1 All Library Books Due
  • June 3-4 Picture Day
  • June 14-17 no online PE/Music/Literacy classes
  • June 16-17 Field Day
  • June 16-17 - Last day of school
Students in the W/F cohort will attend on Monday (6/14) and Wednesday (6/16)
Students in the T/Th cohort will attend on Tuesday (6/15) and Thursday (6/17)

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



Please see the attached link regarding picture day June 3 & June 4. Students will have the opportunity to have their picture taken on their cohort day.

All picture packages must be purchased online. We will not be accepting payment for pictures at school. Pictures will be mailed home.

Please call our school office at 503-399-3195 if you have any questions.

Chapman Hill Picture Day Reminder.docx



Field Day will be held on both cohorts last day of school- June 16th and June 17th! Please have your student dress appropriately for playing outdoors that day. Closed toed shoes work best for running on our grassy areas. Send in a water bottle and sweatshirt, but please remember to check with your student that they are bringing that home at the end of the day. All items left behind will be donated on June 21st.



Items to pick up and drop off!

All Chromebooks and Hot Spots will need to be turned in this year. Your child should plan to bring it with them their last week of school to turn in to their teacher. Please bring the charging cord with the Chromebook.

All Chromebooks and Hot Spots will be disabled over the summer.

There will be NO online classes that last week of school (June 14-17). No PE/Music or Literacy online. Students can bring their Chromebooks to return on either of their cohort days.

Parents please pick up all medications from the school office. Any unclaimed medication will be disposed of on June 25th, 2021.

Please turn in all Library Books! All Library books are due back on June 1st. Please make sure to get those turned back into the school.

Parents please have your students look in our Lost and Found. All items left at school will be donated on June 21st, 2021.

Sweatshirts and water bottles often get left behind on Field Day!! Check with your student before you leave for the day/summer break.



As more students and staff return to in-person learning, face coverings are required when in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools building, with situational exceptions. All employees, students and visitors must continue to wear a face covering indoors, this includes sporting events.

All students, staff, volunteers and visitors are not required to wear face coverings outdoors. This includes, but is not limited to: athletic events, outdoor PE, outdoor music, recess and arrival & dismissal. Until additional updates are provided, all physical distancing and other related requirements still apply.

If a student needs a face covering, the school has them available for students.

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For more information on face covering, please visit our site for more guidelines


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We will be serving meals through the summer to the community Monday-Friday (with the exception of any holiday or inclement weather) between 11:30am-12:30pm. This will start on June 21st and continue until September 3rd. For updates on sites,

Go to this link for :



It is very important that parents keep their contact information current.

Be sure to let your school office know if you have a new address, email or phone number.

The parent or guardian marked as the primary contact in the student information system will receive automated communication.

Messages will also be sent to the student’s home phone number contained in the database, if different from the primary contact phone number.


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Through the Oregon Health Plan, youth 19 years of age and younger have access to free health coverage, regardless of immigration status if they meet the income requirements.

More information, including income requirements and how to apply for coverage, is available online.



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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open!

Enrolling your child in school early allows our school to prepare for the best possible education. Although the district will not know how school may look next fall, enrolling early, your kindergarten students are sure to thrive with the support of trained educators with in-person and online learning options.

Children who will be 5-years-old on or before September 10, 2021 are eligible to register for free, full-day kindergarten with SKPS. Learn more about how to complete online registration on our district website.

To complete registration, you will need an updated record of your child’s immunizations, proof of residence and your proof of age with you to register.

We welcome all students, regardless of nationality or place of birth. To learn more about kindergarten registration, how to prepare your child for school and Salem-Keizer Public Schools, please visit our district website.



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