December Newsletter

North Salem High School

Home of the Vikings

T.R.U.E. North


Main Office Hours- 7:30am-4:00pm

School Hours

8:30am-3:20pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

9:30am-3:20pm Wednesday

Doors open for students at:

7:45am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

8:15am on Wednesdays

Attendance is now in the Athletic Office and no longer in the Main Office.

The attendance office is now located in the Athletic office in the back of the school( D street parking lot).

For all-day absences, please call the 24 hour attendance line at 503-399-3298 and leave a message.

If you need to check your student out for an appointment, your student is arriving late due to an appointment, or if you need to reach the attendance secretary, please call 503-399-3069 and press 2.

Please keep in mind that we need enough time to send for your student, calling in advance would be greatly appreciated.

Release from School-Student

Students arriving late to school (unexcused tardy) will need to show their student ID card and get a tardy slip before going to class. They can also pull up studentVue and show us their picture there.

Saturday School

Last Saturday, December 3rd, we had 63 Students complete over 100 assignments! Way to go Viks!

Next Saturday Schools are scheduled for January 21 and January 28.

December 5th is a B Day

Monday, December 5th is a B day! Students will attend period 5-8.

December 9th is Grading Day- No School

Friday, December 9th is Grading Day
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North Salem Counseling Website:

Our School Counseling Team Member Cristal Ramos (Cb-Gan) will be out on Maternity Leave starting December 5th, through the end of March. Her return date is April 3. There will be a substitute who will be managing her students here part-time starting in January. As always if your student needs immediate attention all Counselors will be helping while she is out.

All Seniors are required to Complete their Personal Education Plan (PEP) to be eligible for graduation. If you have not yet completed your PEP, go to the CIS website and use the “Single Sign On” in the upper right hand corner, select Salem Keizer School District, login using the same sign-in you use for your Chromebook. Complete all activities and you will have met this requirement.

Link to CIS Website:

Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Resources

Mental health resources are available to students and families should you find yourself or anyone in your family experiencing struggles with mental health or suicide ideation. Here is a list of services available:

Marion County Youth and Family Crisis Services: Call: 503-576-4673

Oregon Youthline: Call: 1-877-968-8491

Text teen2teen: 839863



Psychiatric Crisis Center: Call: 503-585-4949

Suicide/Crisis Hotline: Call: 503-581-5535 OR 1-800-560-5535

National Hopeline Network: 1-800-784-2433

SAT-Information can be found on the College Board website

Link to Register:

ACT-Information can be found on the ACT website

Link to Register:
Viking Family Night November 16th Slides

Check out these slides with resources for your student!

Students: You'll want to check out this video!

View this video for information on attendance, lunch, lockers, IB, phones and more!

District A/B Calendar

High Schools in Salem-Keizer have a new A/B schedule. Click here to view.


The best way to view grades, messages from teachers, and attendance.


Use ParentSquare for 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.

Food Service Information

Breakfast and Lunch are available free of cost to all students. 9th grade: Closed campus for 9th graders. 10th -12th grade: permitted off campus during lunch but must have a North student ID to re-enter.

Purchase a Yearbook & ASB Card

School fees can be paid through the online payment portal you can also stop by North to see the bookkeeper to pay in person. We accept checks payable to North High School, cash, or credit card. There is a 2.75% transaction fee for credit card purchases. The purchase of an ASB card, Parking Permit and other fees are optional.

Making a payment through the Online Payment Portal:

  • User Name: Student ID number (found on students ASB/ID card)

  • Password: Student Last Name (Case sensitive - as it appears in ParentVUE)

*Make sure to keep a copy of your receipt for your records. You will need to bring in a copy of the receipt if you are purchasing a parking permit.

North Salem High School has committed to a common, equitable grading scale.

We believe that by providing students with clear targets for academic success, specific feedback, and consistent academic expectations from classroom to classroom, students will be empowered to take control of their learning to work toward graduation and their future success after high school.

North Salem Grading Scale

4-Highly Proficient- Can do the skill really well/Has thorough knowledge 4-3.2 A

3-Proficient-Can do the skill well/Has strong knowledge 3.19-2.4 B

2-Developing Proficiency -Can do the skill/Has basic knowledge 2.39-1.6 C

1-Emerging Proficiency Can do the skill minimally/Has minimum knowledge 1.59-0.8 D

0-No Proficiency Demonstrated No demonstration of learning. No work submitted 0.79-0 F

School-Wide Expectations

All classroom teachers will grade standards-based assignments/assessments entered into Synergy on a 4-0 scale:

  • 4-Highly Proficient
  • 3-Proficient
  • 2-Developing Proficiency
  • 1-Emerging Proficiency
  • 0-No Proficiency Demonstrated

All classroom teachers will report A-F grades according to the following range:

  • A-4-3.2
  • B-3.19-2.4
  • C-2.39-1.6
  • D-1.59-.8
  • F-.79-0

All student grades will be based on adopted standards–behavior is not graded unless it is directly taught in the class and included in the adopted standards (i.e. CTE Professionalism standards).

All classroom teachers will ensure students have the opportunity to reassess their learning on all standards and summative assessments. Retakes on standards-based summative assessments that follow department policy may be taken through the duration of the student’s enrollment in the course (i.e. end of the semester).

All classroom teachers will use Synergy for communicating grades to families and students.

All classroom teachers will include the following on their syllabus:

  • Belief statement about Common Equitable Grading
  • Grading Scale
  • Reporting range aligned with letter grades
  • PLC Priority Standards for the course that will be assessed
  • Department weighting system
  • Department policy regarding deadlines for formative assessments/practice
  • School-wide policy regarding deadlines for summative assessments
  • Department policy regarding retakes for summative assessments
  • Departments will share syllabi with the Curriculum Assistant Principal

Practices and Policies to be Determined by Departments

Each department will decide which weighting system of the three below they will use:

· Grades will be determined 100% by summative assessments

· Grades will be determined 90% by summative assessments & 10% formative assessment/practice

· Grades will be determined 70% by summative assessments & 30% formative assessment/practice

Each department will decide the policy they will use regarding deadlines for formative assessments/practice.

Each department will decide what the common practice for retakes for summative assessments.

North Salem High School

Attendance All-Day Absence Reporting - 503-399-3298