Faye Wright Falcons

October 2021 Monthly Newsletter


We strive to keep parents as informed as possible. Each month a Faye Wright Falcons Newsletter will be emailed to you in hopes that we can keep you updated on important information happening with Wright students. You can also stay informed by visiting our Wright website at https://wright.salkeiz.k12.or.us/ or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WrightElementaryOfficial/?notif_id=1630366683279729&notif_t=page_fan&ref=notif.
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Greetings, Wright families!

It’s hard to believe we’re heading into the second month of the school year. We’re off to a great start with students (and all of us!) adjusting to the new bell schedule and returning to in-person learning five days a week. It’s important to remember that the last “normal” school year was 2018-2019. That means our current third graders completed a full year of kindergarten, and have had disruptions each year since. Our second graders have only known school that involved some sort of learning from home. Seeing the perseverance and grit shown by our students, families, and staff fills me with great pride. We know there is unfinished learning that we will continue to tackle, all while ensuring students feel safe and supported. The Wright staff is deeply invested in helping all students make progress this year, and we are thrilled to partner with families as we move forward. You will have a chance to meet with your student’s teacher later this month at parent-teacher conferences. Please know that the purpose of these conferences is different than years past – grade will not be completed yet. This will be a time to build connections and set goals. Grade reports will be sent home in December and March, with another round of conferences in April. Anytime you need to talk to your student’s teacher, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or through ParentSquare.

Mark your calendars for these important dates!

Upcoming dates:

  • October 6th International Walk and Roll Day
  • October 8th NO SCHOOL
  • October 12th School Board Meeting Stream Live on CC: Media YouTube.
  • October 14th Picture Day (watch for more details regarding ordering!)
  • October 20th-22nd NO SCHOOL
  • October 20th 5:30p-6p Live Title I Parent Meeting with Principal Coyle
  • October 20th and 21st Fall Conferences
  • October 25th Read-a-thon starts (watch for more details coming around the 15th)
  • October 26th School Board Meeting Stream Live on CC: Media YouTube

Important Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

  • There is no adult supervision on our campus until 7:35 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 8:35 on Wednesdays. If you need to drop your student off earlier than that, please be advised that there is no supervision.
  • When dropping your student off by car, please pull forward completely before allowing your students to exit the vehicle. We have multiple staff members outside to help, so please feel free to stay in your vehicle and we will assist as needed. This will help the long line of vehicles trying to drop off their student move much quicker.
  • Doors open in the morning at 7:40 (8:40 on Wednesdays) for students to pick up breakfast from the cafeteria or go straight to class.
  • We begin dismissing students promptly at 2:20 each day. Traffic tends to back up when cars arrive too early, so we ask that you plan to pick up by car no earlier than 2:20.
  • If you are planning to walk and pick up your student, please check in with our staff at the north end of the building on the grassy hill.
  • If you want your student to walk home with a sibling, friend, or unaccompanied, let us know and we will dismiss them through the cafeteria.
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As a Salem-Keizer Public School community, we have grown through some challenging times. We continue to have the opportunity to show up for each other. Pain is not always noticeable and someone experiencing emotional pain can often feel isolated. People who experience depression may appear angry, irritable, withdrawn, and/or quiet. If there is any concern, lean in, trust your instincts, and ask yourself, “is this behavior different for this person?” Your show of care and concern may help someone experiencing suicidal thoughts. Asking “are you thinking about suicide?” opens the door for a caring conversation about how someone might be hurting and how you might be able to support.

Speak to Our School Counselor

Wright's school counselor is Carolyn Jones. She is highly trained and able to help students and families with a variety of needs. You may reach out by email at jones_carolyn@salkeiz.k12.or.us or call our office at (503) 399-3198 to speak with her.
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Oregon families with children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals will get pandemic food benefits. This includes students that attend a school where all students eat meals at school for free, children in foster care, children of migrant workers and youth experiencing homelessness.

Contacting Wright Elementary and Other Important Phone Numbers

We have multiple ways for our families to communicate with us, the newest being ParentSquare. Please see the column above if you have not signed up for ParentSquare! We can also still be reached by phone and Facebook messenger.

Fax: (503) 391-4090

Absence Reporting: (503) 399-5503