May Newsletter

North Salem High School


T.R.U.E. North


Main Office Hours- 7:30am-4:00pm

School Hours

8:30am-3:20pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

9:30am-3:20pm Wednesday

Doors open for students at:

7:45am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

8:15am on Wednesdays

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This year since it falls on a non-school day, we will be observing this day on Thursday, May 4th. Be sure to thank them for their hard work!

Here are some interesting facts:

  • About 225 million meals have been served since the National School Lunch Program was signed by the thirty-third president of the United States of America, President Harry Truman.
  • The price paid for a healthy school lunch meal is often less than the price of a homemade meal.
  • School Meals are often budget-friendly, and some schools even have various payment options available to serve its community.
  • The first school lunch program in the United States was launched in vocational schools in 1853 by The Children’s Aid Society of New York.

May 8th-May 12th is Staff Appreciation Week

During the week of May 8-12 we will be honoring the amazing staff that support our students and community at North Salem High School. Please feel free to join in honoring our staff if you would like. Some ways could be through personal notes or cards, an email of appreciation, or a nice phone call.

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Viking Fest Spirit Week 5/23-5/26

Monday 5/22: Tropical day (wear your favorite Beach attire)

Tuesday 5/23: Viking Day (wear north gear)

Wednesday 5/24: Twin Day (If you dont have a twin, wear stripes)

Thursday 5/25: Battle of the Ages (Seniors dress as senior citizens, everyone else dress as kids)

Friday 5/26: Anything but a backpack (nothing live, must be able to carry)

Click on the picture above for more detailed information

IB Information


Students taking part in IB Exams will be testing during the month of May. If your student is testing, they should receive an email with testing information for each IB exam they are registered to take. This email will contain a link for students to select which post-secondary college/university their IB scores should be sent to at no cost.

Many of the IB exams take place over the course of two days. Students must be present for both days of the test. Testing times are set by the IB and cannot be rescheduled.

Students will be given their IB pin codes and login information at the end of the IB exam. It is advised that students take a picture of this information and email it to themselves and a trusted parent/guardian. IB exam results are released on July 6 and can be accessed by the student online at that time using the login information.

The IB Exam calendar with dates, testing locations and times can be found here.

Current sophomores: If you are interested in participating in the IB Diploma Programme or IB Career-related Programme and have not yet met with the IB Coordinator, Mrs. Green, please email to set up an appointment.

Help your student download StudentSquare!

Did you know there is a version of ParentSquare for students? StudentSquare is a student communication companion to ParentSquare. It provides a safe and secure platform for all student communication at school. Download the app on your student’s phone so they can view classroom communication, stay up-to-date on school and district information, and directly connect with their teachers regarding class.

Click on the image for more information.

Class of 2023

Senior Meeting Slides

Click on button above to view the slides from the senior meeting on April 18, 2023.

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Student Safety Reminder

As of February 6th, all external gates around the NSHS stadium and outdoor athletic facilities including the stadium, track, and south gate next to Olinger are closed and locked.

We ask students who remain on campus to eat and hang out only in designated areas. Although our school has an open campus policy for 10th,11th, and 12th grade students during lunch, students will be asked not to linger in North’s parking lots or in vehicles.

Our goal is to continue building a positive atmosphere, where all students feel safe so they can focus on their path to graduation. Thank you for your understanding these changes as an essential component to maintaining a safe and secure campus.

Reminder: Attendance is located in the Athletic Office and no longer in the Main Office.

Attendance office is located in the Athletic office in the back of the school( D st. parking lot).

All-day absences -24 hour attendance line: 503-399-3298, leave a message.

Checking out, arriving late, or to reach the attendance secretary: 503-399-3069, press 2.

Keep in mind that we need enough time to send for your student, calling in advance would be greatly appreciated.

Release from School-Student

Students arriving late to school (unexcused tardy) will need to show their student ID card and get a tardy slip before going to class. They can also pull up studentVue and show us their picture there.


Any Junior planning on Early Graduation, see your Counselor to complete the application. You also have to complete your PEP and order cap & gown. You can order your cap & gown at


The Personal Education Plan is a graduation requirement. Now would be a good time to go check your StudentVUE to make sure you have it completed, and to make sure you are enrolled in and passing all classes you need for credit. The Personal Education Plan under “Test Requirements” and is called “Personalized Learning.” See your Counselor if you have any questions.

Any Graduate that needs to BORROW a cap & gown for graduation:

There are limited caps & gowns for loan. You will still need to purchase your tassel and cords. You can make the purchase of these items at the link above for Jostens.

Please complete the following form:

A Social Worker can help with accessing resources in the community for Mental Health and other important needs a family might have. You can access our Social Worker by calling the North Salem High School Counseling Center at 503-399-3223.

Mental health resources are available to students and families should you find yourself or anyone in your family experiencing struggles with mental health or suicide ideation. Here is a list of services available:

Marion County Youth and Family Crisis Services: Call: 503-576-4673

Oregon Youthline: Call: 1-877-968-8491

Text teen2teen: 839863



Psychiatric Crisis Center: Call: 503-585-4949

Suicide/Crisis Hotline: Call: 503-581-5535 OR 1-800-560-5535

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433

Message From The Bookkeeper

Parents and students: This is a reminder that all fines must be paid in order to be eligible to participate in senior activities including prom, graduation, and any senior events. Thank you for your promt attention to this.

Online Payment Portal

The Online Payment Portal allows parents to pay fines and fees such as library fines, textbook fines, athletic participation fees, as well as others.


Use ParentSquare for school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.

District A/B Calendar

The revised A/B calendar.


The best way to view grades, messages from teachers, and attendance.

Food Service Information

Breakfast and Lunch are available free of cost to all students. 9th grade: Closed campus for 9th graders. 10th -12th grade: permitted off campus during lunch but must have a North student ID to re-enter.


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North Salem High School

Attendance All-Day Absence Reporting- 503-399-3298