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Vol. 18 Issue 36 -- Weekly Updates for Salem Academy

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¡Bienvenido a nuestro boletín semanal! Nos complace anunciar que el Navegante está disponible en todos los idiomas haciendo clic en el icono de la persona en círculo en el lateral de la pantalla. Además, casi todas las imágenes tienen enlaces donde puede hacer clic. Si tiene más preguntas, no dudes en ponerse en contacto con Diego Fellows, Director de Comunicación.

Principals' Corner

Whole School

No School - Monday 6/20: In observance of Juneteenth, school will be closed on Monday, June 20th.

Lower School

  • 6th and 7th Grade Trips - Thursday 6/16: Grade 6 will go the New England Aquarium, and Grade 7 will go to Franklin Park Zoo.* Keep an eye out for permission slips coming soon!

  • 8th Grade Chromebook Collection Day - Thursday 6/16: All Grade 8 students will turn in their Chromebooks on 6/16. Students returning to Salem Academy for 9th grade will be issued new Chromebooks when the school year begins.

  • 8th Grade Canobie Lake Trip - Friday 6/17: Grade 8 will celebrate with their annual year-end trip to Canobie Lake Park.* Keep an eye out for permission slips coming soon!

  • Lower School Website: Click this link to visit the LS Family Website to see your child’s homework calendar and learn more about our LS team. Please let us know if there is anything else you’d like to see on the website.

*The trips have varying costs. Students can use their student accounts to help cover the cost of their respective trips. All students are expected to participate, and we will help families in need. Please reach out to your child’s Form Leader, if your family needs any assistance.

Upper School

  • Senior Week - Week of 6/6 - 6/10: Many of our Senior Week traditions are returning. Senior families, please reference the email from Ms. Jacobs for more detail.
      • Monday: Senior Trip to Cedardale

      • Tuesday: Final Academic and SL Presentations

      • Wednesday: Senior Awards, Commitment Ceremony and Brunch

      • Thursday: Graduation Rehearsal

      • Friday: Graduation for the Class of 2022 (all seniors are issued tickets to graduation; it will also be streamed on Salem Access Television’s YouTube Channel. Following the ceremony, the graduation will be shown at various times on SATV Channel 3)

  • 9th Grade Biology MCAS Test - Tuesday 6/7 and Wednesday 6/8: All 9th graders will be engaging in Biology MCAS testing each morning and should be on campus at 8:00 am for breakfast prior to the test. Passing the Biology MCAS test is a graduation requirement, so attendance and timeliness is incredibly important. Testing starts promptly at 8:30 am. Students will be dismissed after testing is complete at 11:30 am.

  • 10th Grade Museum of Science Trip - Tuesday 6/7: 10th graders head to the Museum of Science on Tuesday 6/7. All students have permission slips.

  • 9th - 11th Grade Final Exams - Thursday 6/16 - Tuesday 6/21: All 9th - 11th students have Final Exams or Final Projects for yearlong courses. Exams will occur starting Thursday 6/16 and end on Tuesday 6/21. Schedule and daily dismissal times are below.
    • All year long academic courses will have 90 minute final exams or the final step of projects on Final Exam days. There are no blocks where students are excused from school.

    • It is extremely important to be on time each day, as exams begin promptly at 8:30 am. If students arrive after 8:40 am, they will be required to test at a later time after dismissal.

    • Students dismiss on Thursday and Friday at 12:45 pm, with the option to stay for lunch and dismiss at 1:15 pm. On Tuesday, students dismiss at 12:00 pm after the last exam.

    • If students need to stay on campus due to transportation needs, a space will be provided. Students must stay on campus if they are taking the bus home at 3:45 pm on Thursday or 2:00 pm on Friday or Tuesday.

    • If students require additional time per Special Education accommodations, your student’s liaison will reach out directly with any additional testing needs and timing prior to that week.

    • It is extremely important to attend exams when they are scheduled. If students miss exams due to quarantine or another excused absence, they will make up the exams and potentially miss other end of year programming.

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Important Dates


6/7-6/8 - Biology MCAS 9th Grade
6/8 - Senior Commitment Ceremony

6/8 - Senior Winter Island Brunch

6/8 - SFC Picnic

6/9 - Athletic Award Ceremony

6/10 - Graduation 2022!

2022 - 2023 School Year Calendars!

News and Notes

Pastelitos Sale

Upper School Student Government will be selling pastelitos during Connections in the old Cafeteria on Tuesday 6/14 as a fundraiser to support events for next school year.

Salem Academy Bus Applications 2022-2023

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Food Services

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Good News!

Salem Academy has published their Request for Proposals (RFP) for a new food vendor!

What This Means

Every three years or so, SACS is able to go out to bid for a contract with a new food vendor. Food Vendors are outside companies that plan, prepare, and deliver all meals (breakfast, lunch, and afterschool snacks) to SACS for service. Typically, meals are delivered to SACS cold or frozen and reheated at the school. All meals and snacks follow the nutrition standards as outlined by the National School Lunch Program.

Why is this important?

All food service programs, including restaurants, want to provide tasty meals that keep you coming for more, right? But school food service has the added responsibility of making these foods nutritious so students' bodies and brains are well nourished and functioning optimally. Meeting the preferences of middle and high school students with healthy options is what school food vendors do best. We need you to help us decide which vendor to contract with by sharing your voice and opinion.

What can you do to help?

The Vendors will contact the Food Service Director to schedule informational sessions or presentations to be held at the school. During these sessions, the school's stakeholders (that's you!) have the opportunity to hear about the company, ask questions about food sources and handling, taste samples, and share opinions. We would love to have both students and families participate in these sessions as much as possible.

When is this taking place?

Information sessions have not been scheduled yet but will take place the week of May 31st - June 3rd, 2022 between 9-5 pm. Please use this form to ask any questions or to be notified of dates as they are scheduled.

Consider participating in this very important process, today!

Have more questions, please use this form to ask them.

Community Resources and Opportunities

Mass General Brigham Community Van

Looking for a vaccination, booster, or COVID-19 care kit? The Mass General Brigham community van is at Market Basket on highland ave every Friday and other locations around the north shore. The MGB Community Van includes a variety of resources to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in a number of languages.

Tax Credits for Families

A coalition of non-profit organizations has created to help eligible families get thousands of dollars in federal tax credits (like the Child Tax Credit) and stimulus payments, even if the families do not usually owe or file taxes. Outreach materials are available in 11 languages.

Salem Academy Charter School

Salem Academy Charter School is a small, public charter school serving the diverse student population of Salem and the surrounding communities with grades six through twelve. Through a unique integration of college preparatory classes with service to the community, Salem Academy’s mission is to graduate informed, articulate, and proactive individuals of strong character. Today, Salem Academy has over 400 students in grades six through twelve.