Keizer Elementary School

January 2021


Keizer Colts, we hope that you all enjoyed your winter break! Now that the new year is here and classes have started again, let's aim to continue to be like Big Blue in our distance learning.

Let's be SAFE by not sharing personal information online,

Let's be RESPONSIBLE by showing up everyday, on time, to all of our classes, and

Let's be RESPECTFUL by following our teacher's instructions.

Important Dates

January 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. day (NO SCHOOL)


Salem-Keizer Public Schools is distributing free grab-n-go meals for any child or teen ages 1-18 years old, and anyone with special needs 21 years old or younger. See the locations list below.

Meals include a variety of items like cereal, milk, fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, chicken nuggets, hamburgers or chicken patties. All foods are fully cooked and safe to eat immediately or reheat.

Grab-N-Go Meals are now available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days at nearly all Salem-Keizer schools and now at almost 60 bus stops. We are proud to offer this essential service to youth, and to young adults with special needs, in the entire Salem and Keizer community.

Go to this link for list of sites:

Math Books and Music Kits

In December, we had a math book and music kit distribution for our students. If you were unable to pick up then, it is not too late! Please call the office at 503-399-3161 and make arrangements to get those supplies for your student(s), as they will be needed.


If you haven't already, take advantage of our online library!

Use your school ID and password to log-in, put up to 4 books on hold (only 1 can be a chapter book) and stop by our school the day after you place your books on hold to pick them up in the wagon outside our main entrance. Make sure your books are returned in a timely manner into our blue return bin.

Thank you Ms. Peterson for making this happen!


At the start of each school year, information from student registration forms is input into the student information database.

SchoolMessenger, the system the district uses to send out phone notification to parents, receives updated information from this database once each day.

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.

Oregon Health Plan Free For Youth

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.


During this school year, FOX 12 has been coming into our school to interview staff and students to get a behind the scenes of our distance learning model. The series is called Keizer Strong and there are new segments aired every few weeks.

Watch our most recent segment here: Keizer Strong


Read our newest format of the school Newsletter via email, remind or on the school website!

Follow us on Facebook

Follow us on our school website. (Insert Your School's Link)

Download the free Remind App on your phone.

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