Chapman Hill Elementary Newsletter
- November 11: No school - Veteran's Day
- November 12: No school
- November 24-26: No School - Thanksgiving Break
- November 1-30: In-District Student Transfer Application window
- December 3: No School - Grading Day
- December 20-31: No School - Winter Break
IN-DISTRICT STUDENT TRANSFER APPLICATIONS OPEN NOVEMBER 1-30
Students who want to attend a school other than their assigned school may apply for an in-district transfer (IDT) between November 1–30, 2021. This includes elementary, middle, high school and students who would like to transfer to the EDGE online program.
If your student already has an approved IDT, you do not need to fill out the application.
There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation. IDT applications received after November 30, 2021, will not be considered.
In-district transfer request forms can be picked up at your student’s assigned school. They will also be posted on the Student Transfers page on November 1. The webpage will also include instructions on how to turn in the forms via email, snail mail.
It is preferred that families fill out the forms and drop them off at their assigned schools.
ALL STUDENTS GRADUATE PREPARED
Reminders About Traffic Around Our School
It’s a new school year and a good time to share a few reminders about traffic around the school.
Students, parents, buses, staff and school neighbors all share the same travel routes through the neighborhood to and from the school. Peak travel times can create congestion and increase the need for safe and courteous travel practices.
Here are a few ways parents can help us create a safe, respectful and positive environment when driving near the school:
- Please drive slowly. Remember, the speed limit in a school zone when lights are flashing is 20 miles per hour.
- Please don’t park in neighbors’ driveways at any time, even if the driveway is open.
- Don’t block streets, stop in intersections or crosswalks, and please obey crossing guards’ instructions.
- Remind children to stop and look both ways before crossing streets, and to respect neighbors’ property – for example, don’t make shortcuts through neighbors’ yards.
- When lining up to pick-up or drop-off students, leave at least three feet of space between your car and the nearest driveway opening.
- Avoid lining up early for pick-up or drop-off to help minimize congestion.
- Don’t drive in bus lanes, even if no buses are present.
Our district is excited to introduce ParentSquare, a new two-way communication platform that will streamline and improve communication with families and staff. You will receive all communications from the school without signing up. However, you will need to activate an account in order to communicate back to the school.
Chapman Hill is now ONLY using ParentSquare for communications with families.
Every parent should have an active ParentVue account. If you do not, please check with the office to get your activation key. ParentVue is where you will register your child every school year and keep all of your contact information up to date. You can also see your student's progress reports there.
It is not a communication platform (to be confused with ParentSquare). It is our student data base.
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. Or make the changes in ParentVue.
Attendance Auto Dialer
For student safety and to meet state law requirements, attendance dialers are scheduled to go home 45 minutes after the school days starts.
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY AND ANTI-RACISM
The first resolution of its kind was developed through collaboration with district staff, leadership, community feedback and engagement.
At its meeting Tuesday night, the Salem-Keizer Public Schools Board of Directors voted 4-2 to approve a resolution recognizing the board and district’s commitment to equity and anti-racism. One board director was absent. It is the first time a resolution of its kind was introduced in SKPS.
SALEM-KEIZER PUBLIC SCHOOLS LAUNCHES NEW COVID-19 DASHBOARD
With nearly 41,000 students in our schools amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, safety and well-being of our students, families and staff is, without question, our highest priority. Open communication and transparency play critical roles in safety and we want to ensure you have accurate and timely information on how COVID-19 is impacting our schools.
Covid-19 Data Dashboard
We have officially launched our COVID-19 data dashboard for the 2021-22 school year. Please know that this dashboard is still ongoing further development and may continue to have minor tweaks and improvements over the coming weeks.
You can learn more about our COVID-19 investigation and communication process, on our new online dashboard webpage.
Remember, COVID-19 impacts us all daily. It is critical that we follow all recommended health and safety protocols such as vaccination, wearing a face covering, hand-washing and maintaining physical distance both while in school, and out in the community.
Thank you for all of your ongoing support as we continue to improve our processes and work together to keep our students, staff, families and community safe.
AMERICAN/ALASKAN NATIVE CELEBRATION 2021
Join us in celebrating American Indian Alaskan Native Month in November at the American Indian Alaskan Native Celebration 2021.
2021-22 MEAL PRICES: FREE!
PANDEMIC FOOD BENEFITS INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES
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.