School Re-opening Update

News for our families from Salem Public Schools


Dear Parent and/or Guardian

The Salem School Committee approved the district's reopening plan on Monday, August 10, 2020. A key feature of our plan was having the ability to "flex," if needed, should the local health indicators related to COVID-19 change. On Wednesday, August 12, changes in the local data prompted the district to shift its plan to start the year with all students learning via our remote learning platform. Going forward, our reopening plan will extend the features described in the Gr 4-12 original plan, to all grade levels (PreK-12). As such, our reopening plan is as follows:

  1. The foundation of instruction for the coming year will be remote learning.
  2. Students will have daily or weekly schedules that include both live instruction and recorded teaching that provides a full day of instruction each day.
  3. Students will have the option to come to school once a week for in-person connecting activities in “The Hub - Connects” for small-group, outdoor social-emotional supports.
  4. Prioritized students will have the option to come to “The Hub - Labs” for in-person support for their remote learning and to receive targeted small group instruction. If your student falls into a prioritized group, you will receive an invitation from your child’s school in the next week.

For additional details on the plan, please visit:

In order to successfully plan for the year, we need some information from you! We are asking all families to review this information carefully and choose the best responses for your child. Please indicate your preference below BY FRIDAY AUGUST 21, 2020.

Note: Please complete ONE FORM PER CHILD.

We look forward to learning of your choices and welcoming your child/ren back to school this fall.


Dr. Stephen K. Zrike Jr.

Superintendent, Salem Public Schools

Remote Learning Plan

Our staff is hard at work putting the pieces together for school to start remotely on September 14th (September 16th for PreK and Kindergarten).

Remote learning for the school year will look and feel very different from what we experienced in the Spring. Below is a sample of what you can expect for remote leaning, including a sample schedule.

Click on the photo to enlarge.

Have a safe and happy weekend