September 1, 2023
A Message from Principal Driscoll
Thank you all for such an incredible first week with students. We are loving the energy in the building and our students and staff are so happy to be back here at Salem School.
Athletics for students in grades 5-8 have begun. If you are participating, please be sure to complete all forms and have an up to date physical on file with Nurse Katie.
Please see below for key dates, reminders and highlights from the week. Have a wonderful long weekend!
Mark Your Calendars
Communications to Salem School
Main Office Email
Remember to send any information regarding attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure all information is accounted for.
When writing a note to school, please include your student’s first and last name.
There is a “Note to School” template attached at the bottom of this newsletter for your convenience.
Please be sure to log into your PowerSchool account and fill out the permission forms. Once logged into your child/children’s PowerSchool account, navigate to the forms section and complete form “9. Permissions/Agreements”. It is imperative we have these completed so we are aware of any restrictions regarding photos, social media, walking field trips, etc. Be sure to complete one form for each of your children and click submit in the lower right hand corner once you are finished. Parents will need to complete the permissions and agreements forms in PowerSchool by Friday September 8th. Thank you in advance for getting us this information in a timely manner.
SY2023-24 Update from Food Services Director, Chris Urban
The Connecticut Department of Education working with the Governor’s Office and legislative leadership, have created funds to support households by allowing 1) breakfast meals at no cost to all students in schools participating in the School Breakfast Program (SBP) and 2) lunch meals at no cost for students eligible for Free/Reduced-price meals participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP). For SY2023-24, under the NSLP and SBP, free and reduced-price meal eligibility will be determined for each individual student (applications for free and reduced meals are approved each school year). Full Paid Students will return to regular price lunch**. If you have any questions, please contact Chris Urban at CUrban@salem.cen.ct.gov.
**Regular Student Lunch Price: $3.25
Pick Up & Drop Off Procedures
Please take a moment to review our procedures and protocols for dropping off and picking up your child(ren) at Salem School. For a map of the drop off/pickup route, please click here.
Students should not be dropped off prior to 8:30 AM, even if they miss the bus. All drop off should take place in the back of the building between 8:30-8:45 AM.
Parents please do not get out of your vehicle when dropping off in the morning. Staff will assist your child.
Students should not be unsupervised when dropping off in the back.
Dismissal takes place from 3:20-3:30 PM.
A note or a phone call needs to be made prior to 2:30 PM if a child’s transportation changes during the course of the day.
In the event of an emergency, we can accommodate.
For safety purposes, there is no pickup or drop off in the front of the building during the times listed above.
There is no before or after school care here at Salem School. Please be sure there is someone to receive your child at the house in the afternoons.
Volunteering at Salem School
Please note that a new Volunteer Form must be completed for each new school year. Be sure to fill one out and return to Salem School prior to your service in the building. This includes volunteering inside the school or on school grounds, attending field trips, etc. Click here to access the form.