Richmond Elementary

APRIL 2021

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL DIETRICH

Roadrunners,

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!


Mrs. Dietrich

Lockdown Drill

State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Schools will be conducting a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and again within the first two weeks after winter break. However, since students have not been in the building since March of 2020 and just returned this March, we will be conducting our drill in the month of April. These drills will not be a simulation of a threat and are not intended to scare students. We do want students to take the drills seriously so they are familiar with lockdown routines and procedures.


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

Riding the school bus during hybrid learning

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

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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.

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

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

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Salem Keizer Preschools Registration for

2021-2022

Open Enrollment starts April 1, 2021

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2021.


Preschool Office

6425 Fruitland Rd NE • Salem, OR 97317

503-399-3148


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.

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For more information on face covering, please visit our site for more guidelines

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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SCHOOLMESSENGER/REMIND

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.

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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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