Welcome Back

Salem High School

Return to SHS

The time has finally arrived to have students return to school on August 17th. It has been a great deal of time from March 13th to August 17th. The excitement of having students and staff back in the building is refreshing and exciting. The goal of the reentry plan is to meet the needs of all students whether virtually with the Online Lions or in person with being in class with our staff. The building of relationships and communication methods will be the reason for success at Salem High School. The involvement of students, staff and parents will be required to help with the instruction and learning of all our students. Please make the effort to be a partner is any plan as everything is subject to change pending upon the school, community and state.


In a book review (Social Emotional Learning Schoolwide by Thomas R. Hoerr), Salem High School students and staff must develop five basic skills: Self-control, Integrity, Grit, Empathy and Embracing Diversity. The concept of developing skills to control what we can control is going to be the theme across education and the country. With everyone putting forth the efforts to meet all the expectations of the CDC, Department of Education, Governor’s Office, Washington County Health Department, Salem Community Schools and our teachers in the classroom, we will strive to make every day the greatest day for all students and staff. Help us each day find solutions to our questions as one solution leads to multiple questions. Keep being a partner in education.


Building Specific Plans

Salem High School


School Day Time Schedule -

Staff: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Student: Doors Open at 7:15 AM


School Day Bell Schedule -

HS

7:00 AM - Prosser AM Bus Departs

Period 1 - 8:15 - 9:04

Period 2 - 9:07 - 9:56

Period 3 - 9:59 - 10:48 *Prosser Lunch PM - 9:56 - 10:15

**Prosser PM Bus Departs at 10:20

Period 4 - 10:51 - 12:40

A Lunch - 10:48 - 11:18; Class 11:21 - 12:15; Advisory 12:15 - 12:40

B Lunch - Class 10:51 - 11:30; Lunch 11:30 - 12:00; Class 12:03 - 12:15;

Advisory 12:15 - 12:40

C Lunch - Class 10:51 - 11:45; Advisory 11:45 - 12:10; Lunch 12:10 - 12:40

*Prosser Lunch AM - students will be asked to go to the library for study time upon arrival; Prosser AM arrives approximately at 11:55 AM

Advisory Time - will be used for individual preparation and independent study within the classroom. Other activities can be planned.

Period 5 - 12:43 - 1:32

Period 6 - 1:35 - 2:24

Period 7 - 2.27 - 3:23


Student Drop Off- Pick Up procedures

Bus Drop Off - Harrison Street - 7:15 - 7:55 (Door 1)

Car Riders Drop Off - Shelby Street - 7:15 - 8:15 (Door 9)

Student Drivers - 7:15 - 8:15 (Door 1 or Door 9)

Field trips All Schools - suspended through the first semester - re-evaluate the second semester

Main Office Procedures All Schools - Visitors

All Visitors will enter Door 1 through the buzzer system.

Office Receptionist or Staff will address the visitor at the counter.

Visitors entering the school will be checked with the ID system and must have a badge printed before leaving the office.

The visitor will be escorted to the location in school for the scheduled appointment.

No Visitors will be allowed without prior approval.

All parent conferences will be scheduled through Google Meet or phone.


School Breakfast Procedures All Schools -

Breakfast will be served from 7:45 to 8:05

Students will be allowed to take the breakfast item to the classroom


School Lunch Schedule High Schools

A Lunch - 10:48 - 11:18; Class 11:21 - 12:15; Advisory 12:15 - 12:40

B Lunch - Class 10:51 - 11:30; Lunch 11:30 - 12:00; Class 12:03 - 12:15;

Advisory 12:15 - 12:40

C Lunch - Class 10:51 - 11:45; Advisory 11:45 - 12:10; Lunch 12:10 - 12:40*

*Prosser Lunch AM - students will be asked to go to the library for study time upon arrival; Prosser AM arrives approximately at 11:55 AM


School Lunch Procedures All Schools

Students will be dismissed from class going directly to the cafeteria. Students will enter the cafeteria from the back stairwell or lower hallway. The cafeteria will have multiple lines available for students to receive lunches with social distance in the lines. Seating will be arranged in the cafeteria to provide social distancing and overflow will be in the GPR. The students will remain in the cafeteria for 30 minutes and return to the classroom. No outside food deliveries will be allowed.


Hallway Procedures All Schools

The students will be allowed three minutes to get to the next location. The students will be encouraged to go directly to the next class by staying to the right side of the hallway. The stairwells will have similar strategies. Teachers will be asked to help discourage students from loitering in the hallway. The restrooms will be closed with the exception of an emergency. Students will be requested to wear masks and walk socially distanced (6’) at all times.


Book Bags allowed HS- No lockers

The HS students will be allowed the use of book bags. No Rolling Book Bags will be allowed without a specified Individual Health Plan. The students will be required to carry the Chromebook. The teachers will have copies of the textbooks in the classroom. Students will be able to take pictures of the textbook if needed for outside classroom work or check out a textbook to use outside the classroom.


School Dismissal Procedures All Schools

Students will be dismissed to the buses located on Harrison Street and Shelby Street. Student drivers will be dismissed from the classrooms to their cars. Students requiring time to wait for the second run of buses will be requested to be in the lobby or outside with social distancing (requires a staff member to be supervising).


Attendance Procedures All schools - No perfect attendance awards this year

Students feeling ill will be encouraged to stay home and get the information and assignments for the classroom from Google Classroom. The office will make phone calls checking on the absent students daily. All students will be excused for the day.


Students with a fever will have to be fever-free for 72 hours prior to their return to school. The student will be requested to go directly to the nurse’s office upon returning to school. The School Nurse will keep a list of the students and help with the local control. The student will be required to have a temperature check in the nurses’ station prior to returning to the classrooms.


Academic Expectations All Schools - Students


  1. Students will be expected to perform to the best of their ability. This includes daily assignments and projects, assessments, and meeting the expectations of the classroom.

  2. Students will be required to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose while at school. Each student will be provided with a washable mask.

  3. Students will be allowed to enter the building at 7:15 AM. The students will be allowed to go to the classroom at 7:40 AM. Prior to 7:40, students will be allowed in the lobby, cafeteria, or Johnson Fieldhouse. Once entering the building social distancing and face masks are expected. Students will be dismissed to their 1st-period class location at 7:40 AM.

  4. Student breakfast will be served from 7:45 - 8:05. Students will be allowed to take breakfast items in the classroom. Students will be responsible to clean the desk areas.

  5. Students will be expected to bring a fully charged Chromebook, pencil/pen, agenda, and notebook paper for each class. Students will be required to carry the Chromebook home with the supplies each day. Students will be required to belong to the Google Classroom in each of the classes and 411. Study halls will not have to have a Google Classroom.

  6. Students are requested to sit facing the front of the classroom with 6’ spacing when possible. Students will be asked to wipe the desk prior to starting the class. Teachers will have the wipes available.

  7. Students will be able to carry water bottles to the classroom. Filling stations (hands-free) will be provided in four areas of the school. Two stations will be on each floor.

  8. Students will have 3 minutes to pass in the hallways. Students are requested to use the directional arrows, wear masks, and social distance themselves.

  9. Students will not be issued a locker.

  10. Coats will be allowed in the classroom and can be placed on the back of the student chairs.

  11. Book bags will be allowed because the textbooks will remain in the classrooms. No Rolling Book Bags without a specified Individual Health Plan. Students may check out a textbook if needed in order to complete work at home or outside the classroom.

  12. Students needing a textbook can use the Chromebook to take pictures of the pages. Cell phones can be used with teacher permission.

  13. Students will be allowed to use the restroom during class time because of the restricted passing periods.

  14. If a student is ill, the student will be able to access all make-up work using the Google Classroom. Students must be fever-free for 72 hours prior to returning to school. Students will be expected to complete classroom tasks and assignments virtually if ill at home. Communication through Google Classroom may be required.

  15. If a student feels ill at school the teacher should notify the nurse and send the student to the nurses’ office with a pass. There will be two separate locations in the office area for students sent to the nurse. One will be for students that are ill and another for students that need medical supplies or other items.


The Salem High School Student Handbook is located on the SCS Webpage (www.salemschools.com)


Keep asking the questions, as we continue to strive to meet the needs of all students.


With Education in Mind

Troy Albert

Salem High School Principal

Upcoming Events

  • July 31 - Girls Golf Practice Begins
  • Aug 3 - Cross Country, Boys Tennis, Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Volleyball and Football Practice Begins
  • Aug 6 - 4:45 PM - GG vs. Charlestown/Scottsburg
  • Aug 10 - 4:30 PM - GG - Away vs. Seymour/New Albany
  • Aug 12 - Prosser Student 1st Day - Transportation Provided; AM Depart 7:00 AM; PM Depart 10:20 AM
  • Aug 12 - 6:00 PM - BSoc @ Silver Creek (Scrimmage)
  • Aug 13 - Teacher Workday
  • Aug 13 - 5:00 PM - GG Away vs. North Harrison/Corydon
  • Aug 13 - 5:30 PM - BT @ Trinity Lutheran (Scrimmage)
  • Aug 14 - Teacher Workday
  • Aug 14 - 7:00 PM - VFB vs. Madison (Scrimmage)
  • Aug 15 - 8:30 AM - BSoc - Soccer Jamboree
  • Aug 15 - 2:30 PM - GG Away - Fuzzy Zoeller Inv.
  • Aug 17 - Student First Day - School starts at 8:15 AM
  • Aug 17 - 6:30 AM - Senior Sunrise @ Football Stadium