Chapman Hill Elementary Newsletter

MAY 2021

Registration for fall 2021-2022 School Year!

It is registration time again! Please register your student online as soon as possible for the 2021-22 school year. Make sure to change the year to the 2021-2022 school year from the drop down menu before you begin. You will receive an automated email when your registration has been accepted.

This is particularly vital this year as we have had such a large fluctuation with our student enrollment. This process gives us an idea of how many teachers we need! Please spread the word to your friends that registration is open now!

For help with ParentVue, call the school office 503-399-3195

Instructions to get onto ParentVue:

Go to the Salem-Keizer website:

Click on ParentVue

Click on “I am a Parent”

Enter User Name and Password

*The office can help you change your password if you have forgotten it.

OR- if you have not set up an account:

Follow instruction above and when you get to User name and password-

Click on the gray box “More Options”

Click on Activate Account

*You must get your activation key from the office. 503-399-3195

The deadline to complete registration for a guaranteed spot in the EDGE program for the 2021-22 school year is Friday, May 14.

Get to Know the EDGE Program: Enhanced Digital and Guided Education

If you are interested in having your child in the EDGE online program for the 2021-22 school year, you can make that selection during the online registration process, which is now open.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools leaders want to let our community know about the district’s current plan for the 2021-22 school year and some options to consider in determining the best learning option for your family.

Tentative plans for fall 2021

In the fall, SKPS plans to have full-day, in-person classes, five days a week for all students. The district will follow all guidelines from the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority, which may include protocols such as wearing a face covering, frequent handwashing and some form of physical distancing.

The district will share additional information as plans are finalized throughout the spring and summer.

EDGE online program

We will continue offering our online-only Enhanced Digital Guided Education (EDGE) program. Students who are in EDGE will remain connected to their resident school while receiving online instruction by Salem-Keizer’s EDGE teachers.

Starting in the fall of 2021, EDGE students can choose between two learning pathways to best meet the needs of individual students and their families. One option is called EDGE Connected, which includes daily, teacher-led instruction. The other option is EDGE Independent, which is student-paced with teacher oversight and offers a more flexible schedule.

Deadline to register for guaranteed EDGE spot

The deadline to register for a guaranteed spot in EDGE is Friday, May 14, 2021. Students registered after this date will be enrolled if there is room in the program.


Illness at School

In an effort to comply with Oregon Health Authority requirements and to keep all students safe, we are asking that if your student is sick and you are calling in an absence, please let us know your student's symptoms. Please note that a district nurse may be contacting you to ask for further information about your student's symptoms.

Thank you!


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  • May 3-7 Staff Appreciation Week
  • May 17 11:30 am Kindergarten Q and A
  • May 31 No school and district offices closed
  • June 3-4 Picture Day (more info to come)
  • June 8 Yearbooks for sale (more info to come)

  • Last week of school cohort change: Monday- Thursday (M/W cohort instead of W/F cohort)

Please remember the last day of school for Elementary is June 17!

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



From Mrs. G-Please keep your eyes peeled for some exciting and FREE music opportunities for your child over the summer! Salem-Keizer is currently preparing for some summer camps for kids. I am involved with preparing a 2 week camp in July for incoming grades 3-6, and a 2 week camp in August for incoming grades 4-6. Information will be coming soon!

Thank you!

Becky Griffiths

Chapman Hill/Myers

Music Specialist

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” -Plato



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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Did you know?

Behavioral health disorders affect a significant number of America’s school-age children. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 13% to 20% of children living in the United States experience a mental disorder in a given year (CDC, 2013).

Suicide is the second leading cause of death in adolescents (Banspach et al., 2016).

The (CDC) 2015 Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that 17.7% of high-school students had seriously considered attempting suicide in the past twelve months; 14.6% had made plans to do so; and 8.6% had made one or more attempts to do so (Kahn et al., 2016).

By providing supportive environments and teaching kids and teens to recognize their emotions and address them in health ways, we can change lives.

One way to deal with uncomfortable or unpleasant emotions is to remember the word PATH.

PAUSE: do not act on feelings right away.

ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT YOU ARE FEELING: are you mad at someone, or are you sad because your feelings were hurt by what they did? Whatever you are feeling, it is ok to feel that way.

THINK: think about how you can make yourself feel better after you understand your feelings.

HELP: take an action to help yourself based upon what you came up with in the “Think” step.



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. They should be worn both indoors and outdoors, including during outdoor recess.

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.

**In an effort to comply with Oregon Health Authority requirements and to keep all students safe, we are asking that if your student is sick and you are calling in an absence, please let us know your student’s symptoms. Please note: a district nurse may be contacting you to ask you for further information about your student’s symptoms.




Starting May 3rd, Chapman Hill will no longer be a Grab-N-Go site.
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Grab-N-Go Meals during hybrid learning

While your student is in school for hybrid learning, they will receive all their meals at school at no cost. Hybrid learning students will be fed breakfast and lunch on site and will be offered a supper as they leave.

Each student is allowed one breakfast, one lunch and one supper per day, so that means parents cannot pick up meals from the Grab-N-Go sites when their student is on site for hybrid learning.

Meals while learning online

On the days your student is not on site for hybrid learning, or if your child is learning online each day through the EDGE program, meals are available at any of the Grab-N-Go sites throughout the community.

Meals are free for any child or teen ages 1-18, and adults with special needs ages 18-21 who are enrolled in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools program.

Starting Tuesday, April 13, the schools listed below are open for Grab-N-Go Meals from 11 a.m-1 p.m.

Breakfast, lunch and supper in the bag

We are now including suppers in the Grab-N-Go meal bag. Each bag contains breakfast, lunch and supper. If you are picking up multiple bags, we recommend bringing your own bag to help carry the amount of food being distributed.

Go to this link for :


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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.



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

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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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