Rascal News

August 2021

Salem Heights Elementary

Message from Principal Theis

Greetings everyone!

I hope you all had a chance to enjoy the sun and breathe after our crazy 2020-21 school year. Things are looking up for 2021-22! Although we will need to start the year in masks, we anticipate a fairly normal school year otherwise. I know our staff can't wait to see all our students 5 days a week! This year there is even more to look forward to with the return of field trips, our makerspace STEM lab, and weekly mystery sales to support our school!

See below for important information regarding start up. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Go Rascals!


Important Dates

  • Aug 4 - School Office Opens (7:00am-3:30pm)
  • Aug 23 - 6:00pm Kindergarten Orientation
  • Sept 3 - 5:00pm Class Lists will be Posted on Front Windows of School
  • Sept 7 - 4:00-5:00pm Back to School Night A-L
  • Sept 7 - 5:00-6:00pm Back to School Night M-Z
  • Sept 8 - First Day of School Grades 1-5 (Late Start Wednesdays 8:50)
  • Sept 11 - 1:00pm Celebration of Life for Elizabeth Limbeck
  • Sept 13 - Smooth Start Kinders A-L
  • Sept 14 - Smooth Start Kinders M-Z
  • Sept 15 - First Day for all Kinders (Late Start Wednesdays 8:50)
  • Oct 1 - Fall Photo Day
  • Oct 8 - No School
  • Oct 20/21 - Parent/Teacher Conferences, No School
  • Oct. 22 - No School


Change to School Hours!

Our School Hours are changing!

School will be from 7:50am-2:20pm, with students allowed in for breakfast starting at 7:20am.

We will have a late start every Wednesday, 8:50am-2:20pm. This is a district-wide change that allows for weekly staff meetings.

Office hours are 7:00am-3:30pm.


Kinder Orientation

Incoming kinder families, please join us at this special meeting for parents and kindergarten students. We will talk about what a typical day is like, tour the school and share some ways you can help prepare your child to be ready for kindergarten.

Date: Monday, August 23, 2021

Time: 6:00pm

Place: Salem Heights Elementary Gym

Address: 3495 Liberty Rd S Salem, OR 97302

Your entire family is welcome to attend and we look

forward to seeing you there! (Face masks are required)


School Supply List

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View our list here or download a printable version below.

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Bus Rider Registration

If you would like to have your student ride the bus this year (and live in the area that qualifies for bussing), please register your student now to guarantee them a spot.

You can do this when you update your student's registration information in ParentVue. Toward the end of the registration process you will be able to select whether your student will ride the bus. You can either use the App, or login through our district website: https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/parentvue-studentvue/

If you have any questions please call our office at 503-399-3187.


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Join us Tuesday, September 7th for back to school night!

Meet your child's teacher, see their classroom, and drop off school supplies so your student will have a smooth first day of school on September 8th.

In order to reduce the number of people, we are asking families with last name A-L to visit from 4:00-5:00pm, and families with last name M-Z to visit from 5:00-6:00pm.

We are also asking families to limit the number of visitors, to one adult with each child, if possible.

(Face masks are required)


Free School Meals for All Students!

At Salem Heights breakfast and lunch are free for all students through the end of the school year.

If your student brings a lunch and would like to buy a milk the cost will be $0.50.


After School Care

Y-Care will be providing after school care at our building this year from 2:20pm-6:00pm. You can find details, including pricing options, on the flyers below or on their website at theYonline.org.

Space is limited, so be sure to register your student soon to reserve their place in the program.


2020-21 Yearbooks

Last year our wonderful Parent Teacher Club purchased yearbooks for every student in our school!

We plan to distribute yearbooks during the first week of school.


Face Masks

In compliance with Oregon Department of Education requirements, students, staff, and visitors will need to begin the year wearing masks while indoors. Currently, we will not be required to wear masks outdoors.

Visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/about-face-coverings.html for more information.


Elizabeth Limbeck Celebration of Life

On October 18, 2020 our school lost a beloved teacher, coworker, and friend.

Her family would like to invite you to A Celebration of Her Life here at our school.

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Follow us on our school website: https://salemheights.salkeiz.k12.or.us/

Check your email inbox. Update your email in Parent Vue if it's not accurate.


Thanks for checking out Rascal News!

See you in September!