MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL DIETRICH
It is wonderful to have our students back in the building! Students are doing an amazing job following our building safety protocols here at Richmond on a daily basis! Thank you for wearing a mask, social distancing, and washing your hands!!! Please contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about the schedule on your student’s “at-home” hybrid learning day. Attendance is taken on both at-school and at-home hybrid learning days.
We wanted to remind you that if you child is not feeling well, has a fever, cough or is experiencing shortness of breath, or if they have been exposed to COVID-19 that they should not attend in-person learning. Please contact the office if your student is unable to attend school.
Hope you have a wonderful month of April!
If you have safety concerns, or notice any gaps in our security, then please tell the school principal. As parents, you have a valuable perspective that can help improve safety procedures. As gaps are identified, we will continuously refine and improve our lockdown procedures.
RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS DURING HYBRID LEARNING
Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open!
Enrolling your child in school early allows our school to prepare for the best possible education. Although the district will not know how school may look next fall, enrolling early, your kindergarten students are sure to thrive with the support of trained educators with in-person and online learning options.
Children who will be 5-years-old on or before September 10, 2021 are eligible to register for free, full-day kindergarten with SKPS. Learn more about how to complete online registration on our district website.
To complete registration, you will need an updated record of your child’s immunizations, proof of residence and your proof of age with you to register.
We welcome all students, regardless of nationality or place of birth. To learn more about kindergarten registration, how to prepare your child for school and Salem-Keizer Public Schools, please visit our district website.
Updates to 2020-21 academic calendar
In February, the Salem and Keizer communities were hit with severe inclement weather, causing widespread power outages across the district. With students and staff accessing classes through comprehensive distance learning, ongoing power outages impacted the ability for classes to continue, causing a week of school closures for our students.
Due to these school closures and the transition to hybrid learning for students in grades K-12, the district needed to make the following adjustments to the 2020-21 academic calendar:
Key changes for SKPS parents/guardians:
- April 8 – School day for Elementary/ No student contact day for Secondary (EDGE program continues as previously scheduled)
- April 9 – School day for Elementary/ No student contact day for Secondary (EDGE program continues as previously scheduled)
- April 12 – Updated to full student support Monday, previously partial grading day for secondary
- June 8 – Additional day added for SKPS high school graduation ceremonies
- June 17 – Last day for students, previously June 15
The full updated academic calendar, including a breakdown of key dates for parents and guardians, is available on our district website.
SALEM-KEIZER PRESCHOOLS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022
Salem Keizer Preschools Registration for
Open Enrollment starts April 1, 2021
Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2021.
6425 Fruitland Rd NE • Salem, OR 97317
For more information on tuition, fees, times:
GUIDELINES FOR FACE COVERING
As more students and staff return to in-person learning, face coverings are required when in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools building, with situational exceptions. They should be worn both indoors and outdoors, including during outdoor recess.
If a student needs a face covering, the school has them available for students.
FREE MEALS AVAILABLE
Meals available at all elementary, middle, and high schools
While your student is in school for hybrid learning, they will receive all their meals at school, at no cost. Hybrid learning students will be fed breakfast and lunch on site and will be offered a supper as they leave. Each student is allowed one breakfast, one lunch, and one supper per day so that means parents cannot pick up meals from the Grab-N-Go sites when their student is on site for hybrid learning. On the days your student is not on site for hybrid learning, meals are available at any of the Grab-N-Go sites throughout the community.
Grab-N-Go meal sites will be open at all elementary schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all middle and high schools distribution from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Meals are free for any child or teen ages 1-18, and adults with special needs ages 18-21 who are enrolled in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools program.
Breakfast, lunch and supper
We are now including suppers in the Grab-N-Go meal bag. Each bag contains breakfast, lunch and supper. If you are picking up multiple bags, we recommend bringing your own bag to help carry the amount of food being distributed.
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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.
The parent or guardian marked as the primary contact in the student information system will receive automated communication.
Messages will also be sent to the student’s home phone number contained in the database, if different from the primary contact phone number.
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.
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