Salem Heights Elementary
Message from Principal Theis
I hope you all had a fun and relaxing winter break. It's the new year, and we are ready to tackle all the ups and downs it may hold! We look forward to seeing your students back this coming week, see below for some important info before we jump back in.
- Dec 20-31 - No school, Winter Break
- January 3: Back to School
- January 7: Lockdown Drill
- January 11: School Board Meeting - Learn more
- January 13: 6:00pm, Virtual PTC Meeting - Click here to join the meeting
- January 17: No school - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- January 20: Parent Listening Session - Special Education Advisory Team
- January 25: 6:15pm, Choir Concert @ Salem Heights Gym
- January 25: School Board Meeting - Learn more
- January 31 - February 1: No School - Winter Conferences
- February 21: No School - President's Day
Get to know your PTC!
Every project, event and program the PTC does, only happens because of volunteers. We need your help to make these things happen. Until December volunteer opportunities are limited, but we would love to hear from you if you are willing to volunteer when things open back up.
Volunteering can be as much or as little as you want, in whatever you are interested in. You can come a little early and help set-up an event, or you could lead a whole new program, there is something for everyone.
UPDATE TO OUTDOOR FACE COVERING GUIDANCE
Effective Monday, Dec. 6 all students, staff, volunteers and visitors are no longer required to wear face coverings while outdoors. Includes but is not limited to: athletic events, outdoor PE, outdoor music, recess, and arrival and dismissal.
Until additional updates are provided, all physical distancing and other related safety protocols still apply. People who feel more comfortable wearing a face covering while outdoors may continue to do so.
Lost and Found
Alternatively, you are welcome to call and let us know what your child is missing, and the office can check for you. We will need to know color, type of clothing, and size of missing garment.
EMERGENCY CLOSURES AND DELAYS
Elementary School Health Curriculum
NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN!
Nominate Your Teacher or Your Support Professional
MENTAL HEALTH AND SELF-CARE
THINK BEFORE YOU POST!
SAFEOREGON. FEEL SAFE. BE SAFE.
SafeOregon – Report confidential safety concerns
Welcome to ParentSquare!
ParentSquare replaces SchoolMessenger
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications. ParentSquare automatically generates an account for each parent/guardian, using their preferred email address and phone number.
Download the app or log into the ParentSquare web portal using the contact email used for your child’s school.
What is ParentSquare?
ParentSquare is a simple-to-use platform that provides a safe way for everyone to connect. With ParentSquare, you’ll be able to:
- Receive messages from the district and school via email, text or app notification
- Choose to receive information as it comes or all at once at 6 p.m. daily
- Communicate in your preferred language
- Comment on school postings to engage in your school community
- Direct message teachers and staff
- Sign up for parent-teacher conferences
- And more all from your phone or web portal!
2021-22 MEAL PRICES: FREE!
Thanks to the USDA’s Seamless Summer Option, we will be able to feed all students breakfast and lunch at school for free this year.
See below for menus, but please keep in mind that entree's are subject to change based on availability.
PANDEMIC FOOD BENEFITS INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES
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.
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.
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.
HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED?
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Salem-Heights-Rascals-109823547351844
Follow us on our school website: https://salemheights.salkeiz.k12.or.us/
Download the free ParentSquare App on your phone. ParentSquare - Apps on Google Play
Check your email inbox. Update your email in ParentVUE if it's not accurate.