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Vol. 19 Issue 5 -- Weekly Updates for Salem Academy

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¡Bienvenido a nuestro boletín semanal! Nos complace anunciar que el Navegante está disponible en todos los idiomas haciendo clic en el icono de la persona en círculo en el lateral de la pantalla. Además, casi todas las imágenes tienen enlaces donde puede hacer clic. Si tiene más preguntas, no dudes en ponerse en contacto con Diego Fellows, Director de Comunicación.

Weekly Leader Update

Director of Special Education

Meet our Director of Special Education, Meredith Wishart. In this role, Ms. Wishart oversees our Special Education program at SACS. She works closely with our leadership team, Student Support Services Team and Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (SEPAC) to ensure our students receive an equitable education.

Whole School:

Upper School:

  • Wednesday 10/12 - 11th Grade PSAT and 12th Grade SAT: On Wednesday, October 12th, the 11th graders will take the PSAT as a first step towards preparing for the SAT this coming spring and in order to begin to access college scholarship opportunities. Our 12th graders will take their final SAT as they work to maximize their scores for their upcoming college applications deadlines.

    • Both tests are free of charge for all students, and all students are expected to be in attendance to take the exams.

    • Students can access free practice via Khan Academy. Seniors have accounts aligned to their exact areas of growth from last spring’s SAT. In addition, teachers will also be helping students access relevant practice in the upcoming weeks as we approach exam day.

    • An updated schedule will be shared in the coming weeks, as students will release early on that day.

Important Dates


9/30: Service-Learning HALF DAY, 12pm dismissal

10/3: Picture Day

10/6: Haunted Happenings Parade
10/6: Free Book Swap!

10/12: PSAT Testing 8am 11th & 12th Grade (see below)

News and Notes


Salem Academy will be using ParentSquare as our main communication portal going forward. We ask that if you are having any issues logging into ParentSquare to please reach out to Ms. Alfredson at to correct this issue. We will send an email when we are ready to transition to using ParentSquare as our formal communication platform. In the meantime, please download the app and familiarize yourself with the application if you haven't already done so. There are helpful instructions on how to use the platform on the site upon login.

Link to Apple Store:

Link to Google Play:

*Please note that we will be using Dean's List for our behavioral communications.

Free Book Swap 10/6

FREE BOOKS! Thursday, October 6 and Friday, October 7. Find your independent read in the Albright where there will be hundreds of free books - divided by age and genre - for you to choose from. If you are interested in donating books for the 'swap' please send them in to rm 128 BEFORE the event so they can be categorized. No textbooks or magazines, please and only high interest non-fiction.

Early Drop-Off Registration Link

Early Drop-Off Registration Link

Families with extenuating circumstances which hinder their ability to drop-off students between 8:15-8:30 may sign-up ahead of time to have their child supervised starting at 7:30am. In order to provide adequate supervision to keep students safe, families must sign-up for this service quarterly. This will be a first come first serve basis and priority will be given to the youngest students. Click here to sign up.

11th & 12th Grade PSAT's 10/12

Salem Academy 11th and 12th graders will be taking the P/SAT assessment on the morning of October 12th. The test will begin promptly at 8:00, and students are expected to arrive at school by 7:45. You can reach out to Ms. Alfredson at with questions or for more information.

Update from the School Nurse:

Welcome back to school! A quick reminder - If you haven't returned your 2022-2023 School Year Health Forms,please remember to submit them as soon as possible! The information from the health forms allows the School Nurse to provide appropriate care and treatment for your child, as well as keep health records up to date. Students who require prescription medications during the school day, or over-the-counter medications outside of what the school can administer per policy, will need to complete additional paperwork before medications can be given at school. Please contact School Nurse Katie Harvey at with any questions you have, or stop by the nurse's office to discuss further! Office Hours during the school year are from 8:00am - 4:00pm, but time to meet can be scheduled outside those hours with advance notice. Thank you!

Student Activities

Art Club Sign Up

Art Club is running again this school year every other Thursday from 3:45-4:45 pm. All students 6th-12th grade are welcome! The next session is Thursday, September 29. Please email Ms.Bain to sign up:

2022 - 2023 School Year Calendars!

Food Services

Click here for the monthly menus!

Need an allergy meal? Please contact:

Erica Klag, Director of Food and Nutrition Services

(978) 744-2105 or

Great News!

Salem Academy Charter School will be participating in the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program. As part of this program, SACS will offer healthy meals every school day at NO COST to the students due to the extension of Universal Free meals as well as the implementation of the Community Eligibility Provision for school year 2022-23. Students will be able to participate in these meal programs without having to pay a fee or submit a household application.

Non-Discrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at:, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:


U.S. Department of Agriculture

Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or


(833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Community Resources and Opportunities

Tax Credits for Families

A coalition of non-profit organizations has created to help eligible families get thousands of dollars in federal tax credits (like the Child Tax Credit) and stimulus payments, even if the families do not usually owe or file taxes. Outreach materials are available in 11 languages.

Salem Academy Charter School

Salem Academy Charter School is a small, public charter school serving the diverse student population of Salem and the surrounding communities with grades six through twelve. Through a unique integration of college preparatory classes with service to the community, Salem Academy’s mission is to graduate informed, articulate, and proactive individuals of strong character. Today, Salem Academy has over 400 students in grades six through twelve.