North Salem High School
Welcome to the January Newsletter for North Salem High School
Our hope at North is that this month’s newsletter finds you and your family happy and healthy. Please be certain to reach out to North teachers, counselors, and administrators- we are all a part of the caring team that will help our students navigate these challenging days.
February 1st is a district-wide non-school, conference day. If you are interested in speaking with your student’s teachers or Advisor, please reach out to schedule a time. The February 1st conferences are primarily for students who have had a difficult time in Semester 1; however, we are here to help as needed.
What are the top 5 things you can do to help?
- Our priority continues to be keeping our campus safe and healthy. If your student is ill, please keep them home.
- Check ParentVue so you know your student’s grades and attendance. Talk about it at home!
- Encourage use of North’s Tutoring Center and Saturday school. Valuable resources for academic support!
- Help your students find positive and productive afterschool activities.
- Make certain your student is on time and attends school everyday. Students who attend school are far more likely to graduate.
- BONUS: Visit Ms. Linda Mungia in the College and Career Center! Make certain your student has a plan for their future.
Thank you for being a part of the caring North team- If you have any questions please reach out-
January Rotary Student of the Month
Please join us in congratulating the January 2022 Rotary Student of the Month for
“Service above Self”
OSVALDO GUZMAN RODRIGUEZ
Osvaldo is a student that cares deeply about others. He is a great leader in the community and is always willing to help.
He is also involved in leadership and participates in planning activities to help bring our Vikings together.
Osvaldo is also a CTEC student and takes great pride in being part of the culinary program. He always takes time to make sure that his creations taste and look good for his audience! He pays great attention to detail and makes sure that he treats others with respect.
1/26, Wednesday late start Periods 1& 5
5th: 10:50 to 12:00
Bus leaves at 1:00
1/27, Thursday Periods 2-4
Bus leaves at 1:00
1/28, Friday Periods 6-8
7th: 9:50 to 11:0
Bus leaves: 1:00
CTEC students will NOT go to CTEC on Wednesday, January 26.
CTEC A Day finals are Jan. 27 & B Day finals are Jan. 28. CTEC shuttle buses will run on these days.
North/CTEC students will report to the NSHS Library to study during either period 1 or 5 on Wednesday.
Personalized Education Plan (PEP) Required for Seniors.
In November all seniors received notice that their Personalized Education Plan (PEP) is required for graduation and is due at the end of January 2022. This is a just a friendly reminder and we will be calling you down to the Counseling Office to ask if you need assistance in completing it.
Click here to view PowerPoint presentation for instructions to complete the PEP .
To sign in on CIS click on the SINGLE SIGN-ON button in the upper right hand corner and use your Salem-Keizer username and password.
For information on game times and events at North Salem High School, click on the this button.
The Little Mermaid
Thursday, Feb. 3rd, 7pm
North Salem High School
Tickets and more info available through our website-Click here for tickets
The Menstrual Dignity Act
We’re glad to share that Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now providing menstrual products for students at no cost. These products will be available in school bathrooms as part of the Menstrual Dignity for Students Program.
We understand that this may be new for some students in some grades. This is why it’s especially important to share the details of this program with you.
This year, the Oregon Legislature passed The Menstrual Dignity Act (HB 3294, 2021) in order to address an unmet need identified by students, school leaders, and medical and public health professionals over many years. The program asserts that all menstruating students have the opportunity for safe, dignified self-care.
As of Jan 5, 2022, our district will adopt the 5-day isolation period for anyone who tests positive for COVID-19.
Although current guidance pertaining to the 5-day isolation period may not be reflected in all FAQs and guidance documents at this time, staff must continue to follow safety protocols and communicate any COVID-19 exposure and illness according to the district’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.
Meanwhile, the district will continue to work with local health authorities to provide staff and families with the most accurate information through direct communication.
District guidance on extracurricular activities
At this time, we are continuing with our extracurricular activities and are reviewing protocols and safety measures. We will continue to prioritize consistent safety practices for student participants, coaches, staff and spectators, just as we have been doing.
Families should be aware of the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 during extracurricular events, which could result in students needing to quarantine. Any changes or adjustments to our protocols for students and/or spectators will be shared with families.
Thank you for your patience as we monitor regular changes in COVID illness guidance and what this means for our school community.
OSAC FAFSA/ORSAA Outreach Campaign
The Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC) is inviting Students and Parents to a series of Virtual Webinars to help High School Seniors with a variety of topics. To find out more information, or register for these webinars please visit their OSAC FAFSA/ORSAA Outreach Campaign website at: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/3045033
Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources
Mental health resources are available to students and families should you find yourself or anyone in your family experiencing struggles with mental health or suicide ideation. Here is a list of services available:
Marion County Youth and Family Crisis Services: Call: 503-576-4673
Oregon Youthline: Call: 1-877-968-8491
Text teen2teen: 839863
Psychiatric Crisis Center: Call: 503-585-4949
Suicide/Crisis Hotline: Call: 503-581-5535 OR 1-800-560-5535
National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433
Schedule Change Requests for Semester 2
The Schedule Change portal will open for students on January 21st and will Close on January 28th. If you would like to request a change to one of your electives you can start making requests on the portal during that window. There are no guarantees that a request can be honored, but the best way to make this request is by using the portal. You can find the link to the portal on the North Salem High School website.
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
Community Service Project opportunity
Where: 1100 Front St. NE, Salem
When: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 10am-1pm
How: Sign up in Room 110!
To view upcoming events in the College & Career Center, Click Here
SAT-Remaining Dates for 21-22 school year
March 12, 2022
May 7, 2022
June 4, 2022
ACT-Remaining Dates for 21-22 school year
February 12, 2022
April 2, 2022
June 11, 2022
July 16, 2022