Keizer Elementary School

February 2021

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WELCOME FEBRUARY!

Keizer students and families,

As we move forward in the school year, we know that many of you continue to have questions regarding distance learning, LIPI, return to in person instruction, and so much more. Know that we are doing our best to bring forth these answers to you in a timely manner.


We advise you to frequently visit our Salem Keizer School District website for the latest updates and information.


We are here for you. Together, we will get through these troubling times.


- Keizer Staff

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

Key dates for Salem-Keizer Public Schools

February 15th - Presidents' Day

February 17th - Exclusion Day

Exclusion Day - February 17th

Questions regarding what immunization(s) is/are needed can be answered by the school office.

Questions about available resources to receive immunizations can be directed to the Nurse Help Line at 503-399-3376.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is National Black History Month. During this month, we want to celebrate the achievements made by African Americans and recognize the important role they have in the history and advancement of our country.


Our goal is to teach our students about the African American figures who have shaped our culture and to represent the diversity of our school district and society as a whole, because black history is American history.

FREE GRAB-N-GO MEALS

With a new year comes new changes, including a few meal distribution updates!


Starting January 4, 2021, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be offering Grab-N-Go meals at 90 locations. Meals will be available for pick-up at the locations below from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. They 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.


Four previous locations are closed

Our Food Services team monitors daily usage at each of our locations. Occasionally, this means that some sites will close to consolidate with nearby locations. Also, we will no longer be distributing weekend meals; however, the inclusion of daily suppers will actually increase the amount of food distributed each week.


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INCLEMENT WEATHER

When it comes to inclement weather, this year will be a little different. Since we are learning and teaching from home, classes are expected to continue even if it snows.


However, we are aware that weather can have an effect on our ability to connect. If that is the case, please make sure to contact the office. Students are to be excused from absences when technological issues arise due to weather.

SCHOOLMESSENGER - NOTIFICATIONS

At the start of each school year, information from student registration forms is input into the student information database.


SchoolMessenger, the system the district uses to send out phone notification to parents, receives updated information from this database once each day.


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.

WATCH US ON TV!

During this school year, FOX 12 has been coming into our school to interview staff and students to get a behind the scenes of our distance learning model. The series is called Keizer Strong and there are new segments aired every few weeks.


Watch our most recent segment here: Keizer Strong

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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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