Clear Lake Elementary
Get All The Facts About Hybrid Learning
MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL WATSON
Dear Clear Lake Families,
It is hard to believe that it has almost been a year since we had to close our doors to students and we as a community entered into unprecedented times. We have shown resilience, strength, and grace this last year as together we have had to change what school looks like for our families. Bringing students back to in-person learning has always been a priority, but we have had to make sure that we could do it safely! As we have welcomed our first cohorts of students back into the building this week I have been overwhelmed with joy and pride for our staff and community. Together we have been able to establish the necessary safety protocols that are allowing us to return to what we know our kids need - being in person! Thank you, we would not be where we are if it were not for your support.
Make sure to check out our Clear Lake Facebook page for some great photos of our kindergarten and 1st grader’s first day in school. Also, don’t forget to visit our Clear Lake website and look at our FAQs under the Parent and Student tab to get all the information on our safe return to in-person instruction. Go Cougars!
Salem-Keizer Public Schools has important information for elementary families in preparation for welcoming students back for in-person learning!
Emergency Closure Form-Please Return to School
Students who participate in elementary multi-grade special programs will also transition to hybrid learning on March 2. These programs include Emotional Growth Centers (EGCs), developmental kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms, Developmental Learning Centers (DLCs), Life Skills Classrooms (LSCs), Social Communication Intervention Program (SCIP) and Educational Resource Centers (ERCs).
RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS DURING HYBRID LEARNING
REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 8
Students must be five years old on or before September 10
Register at your neighborhood school
What you need to bring with you:
Proof of age (birth certificate)
Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)
IN-DISTRICT TRANSFER (IDT) APPLICATION WINDOW
MARCH 1-31, 2021
Please talk to school office staff if you have any questions.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR PARENTS OF 5TH GRADE STUDENTS:
APPLY FOR SECONDARY TRANSFER MARCH 1 - 31, 2021
Current fifth grade students (entering sixth grade in September) who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2021-2022 school year) must apply for in-district transfer (IDT) between March 1 and March 31, 2021.
IDT applications received after March 31, 2021 will not be considered.
IDT request forms can be picked up at any middle school office, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned middle school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.
Detailed information is available at:
Key dates for Salem-Keizer Public Schools
March 15 - K-12 Conferences
March 22-26 - Spring Break
March 2 - Hybrid Learning begins: grades K and 1
March 9 - Hybrid Learning begins: grades 2 and 3
March 16 - Hybrid Learning begins: grades 4 and 5
FREE GRAB-N-GO MEALS
Please check the Salem-Keizer District website for updates on Grab-n-Go Meals!
Link below - select "List of Sites"
Grab-N-Go meal sites across Salem and Keizer communities will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for school-based locations and 11 a.m to 1 p.m. for bus stop locations.
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 & DINNER
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.
SCHOOL & BUS STOP
Grab-N-Go Meals are available at schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at bus stops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days at the locations listed below.
Go to this link for :
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.
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.
HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED?
Read our newest format of the school Newsletter via email, remind or on the school website!
Follow us on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/clearlakeelementary
Follow us on our school website. https://clearlake.salkeiz.k12.or.us/
Download the free Remind App on your phone. https://www.remind.com/log_in
Check your email inbox. Update your email in Parent Vue if it's not accurate.
At Clear Lake, we use our PAWS
Practice kindness, Accept responsibility, Work hard, and Stay safe
Clear Lake PTA Meeting
Wednesday, March 10th, 6:30pm
This is an online event.
Next meeting Wednesday April 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.