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April 23 - Grant Community School E-Newsletter

Mid-Month Update

Message to our Families

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Dear Grant Parents,

We sincerely appreciate the grace you have shown us as we transitioned back to Hybrid Learning this Spring. We are very grateful to have your little ones back in school with us and we are working hard to maximize the precious time we have with them in-person. Our students have shown a great level of respect for others' space, health and emotional well being. We are proud to say they are consistently working on being good citizens in our communities. Along with that, we thank you for reminding them that their face coverings must stay on at all times. As we turn the corner to the last 12 weeks of school, we encourage you to keep talking through mixed feelings with your children. This open line of communication has been important here at school and we know this begins at home.

Thank you, parents!

-Grant Staff

School Hours 10:30am - 3:30pm Tuesday- Friday

Important Dates for April & May

April 8/9- Regular school days (10:30-3:30pm)

April 29- Grizzly Pride Assembly @ 2:25pm & Spirit Day (Decorate your face covering/mask)

May 3-7- Grant Staff Appreciation Week (Teachers and Instructional Assistants)

May 27 & 28- Picture Day according to cohorts

Spring Pictures: May 27 & 28

We are excited to share that we will be having Spring Pictures this year. We are scheduled for May 27th and 28th according to your student's cohort day. Here is how it is different from other years:

  • All orders will be placed online. Because of COVID-19, no paper orders, cash or checks will be allowed.
  • You will be able to order 4 days prior to picture day and 4 days after.
  • There will be no re-takes at school. Re-takes available at Dorian's Salem studio in June.

To read some very helpful picture tips Click Here!

Summer School- Enrichment Opportunity

Incoming 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade students are invited to attend!

Deadline to apply is May 19th.

Includes: Breakfast, Lunch, and Transportation

Dates: July 7 – July 23, 2021

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Location: Salem Heights (South Salem)

Families will receive a phone call July 1st-2nd with details regarding which location their student will be attending Summer School, and transportation pick up and drop off times. Please contact us with any questions. You can download the application by clicking the button below. Send it to school with your student(s).

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Kindergarten Registration


What you need to bring with you:

  • Proof of age (birth certificate)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)
  • Immunization records

Contact our front office for more information. 503-399-3151

Updates for 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.

April Grizzly Pride Assembly & Spirit Day

Join us for our monthly Grizzly Pride Assembly via Zoom at 2:25pm on Thursday, April 29. Students at home can watch via zoom using the link below, and in-person students will watch it live from the classroom.

This day is also our school spirit day. The theme for April is Decorated Mask Day! Students can decorate their own masks and wear them to school on Thursday and Friday.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 893 5451 4243

Passcode: 476284

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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.

Preschool Office

6425 Fruitland Rd NE • Salem, OR 97317


For more information on tuition, fees, times:

Have a Fred Meyer Rewards account?

The Kroger Family of Companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, but their common goal is to partner with the neighborhoods to serve and help the people there live healthier lives. One of the ways in which they do this is through the Fred Meyer Community Rewards program. This program makes it easy for you to donate your rewards points based on the shopping you do every day. All you have to do is link your rewards card to Grant Community School. Click on the icon below to link your account to our school!

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