Faye Wright Falcons

December Monthly Newsletter


We strive to keep parents as informed as possible. Each month a Faye Wright Falcons Newsletter will be emailed to you in hopes that we can keep you updated on important information happening with Wright students.

You can also stay informed by visiting our Wright website at https://wright.salkeiz.k12.or.us/,

our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WrightElementaryOfficial/?notif_id=1630366683279729&notif_t=page_fan&ref=notif, or

our Instagram page at https://www.instagram.com/wrightelementaryofficial/.


Greetings, Wright Families!

I want to start with sharing a huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our food drive! This was our first big event since I have been the principal at Wright, and it was amazing for me to see the way the community came together to support one another. I also want to celebrate the amazing participation we had in our Read-a-Thon! Altogether, our students read a total of 1,062 hours and raised $10,293.80 for our PTC! Our students demonstrated such incredible determination and commitment to this fundraiser, all while enjoying some wonderful books.

It’s hard to believe we will be welcoming in the new year in just a few short weeks. With 2022 on the horizon, we can look forward to wrapping up the month of December with opportunities to celebrate student growth with progress reports and a fun spirit week right before we head out to winter break. Our weather this year has been such a treat with many sunny, yet crisp, days! As we move into more winter months, it comes with the possibility of school delays or closures. Please visit our district website and check to see the latest weather updates (Emergency Closures and Delays - HERE). As a reminder, our district also distributes a district-wide phone dialer system that will assist in notifying parents/guardians of a delay or closure. Please be safe during this winter season!

Go, Falcons!


Thursday, December 2nd - Picture Re-takes

Friday, December 3rd - Grading Day - NO SCHOOL

December 13th - 17th - Spirit Week (please see picture below for details)

Wednesday, December 15th - Book and Blanket gifts due at the school

December 20th - 31st - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 3rd - Return to school


Please call the school office between 7a - 3:30p at (503) 399-3198 to notify us if your student is ill. The decision tree below gives examples of when your student should not be in school.

If your student's symptoms are related to a chronic condition, contact the school and follow school policies for chronic condition management.

If it is after office hours and your child will be absent due to illness, please call our Absence Reporting Line at (503) 399-5503. Leave a detailed message with your student's first and last name, their student ID number if you have it, the date they will be absent, and exactly what symptoms your student has. Someone may be calling you for more information if needed.

To help protect all students, please notify the school if your child is diagnosed with any of these diseases: chickenpox, COVID-19, diphtheria, E. coli, diarrhea, hepatitis, measles, mumps, pertussis, rubella, salmonella, scabies, shigellosis, tuberculosis, or another disease as requested. The school will protect your private information as required by law. [OAR 333-019-0010].

With consent, the school nurse may consult with your doctor about your student's health in order to keep you student safe, healthy, and ready to learn.

If your student falls into the 10-day quarantine section, please contact the office so that we can excuse these absences and communicate with your student's teacher. Their teacher will then reach out to you regarding school work that can be done at home during this time.

Thank you for helping us keep our school safe!

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  • Every Wednesday is a one hour late start. Student school hours are 8:50am until 2:20pm every Wednesday.
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday student school hours are 7:50am until 2:20pm.
  • If your student is sick, please keep them home and communicate their symptoms as soon as possible to our office staff. Please review the DO NOT SEND AN ILL STUDENT TO SCHOOL section above.
  • 2pm is the cutoff time for early pick-up before the 2:20pm dismissal. Please make arrangements accordingly.
  • If you have not signed up for ParentSquare, please do so as soon as possible by clicking this link: ParentSquare. All school and district communication will take place through ParentSquare.
  • If your student forgets their facemask, we will provide them one at the school.
  • Please encourage your student to bring a water bottle to school every day!


Our school office is open from 7am until 3:30pm Monday through Friday to assist you with anything you may need. Due to COVID restrictions and distancing protocols, visitors/parents may not enter the building at this time. The District has stated that this will be re-evaluated sometime in December. If you do need to come to the building, please ring the buzzer on the left hand side of the front door and we will assist you.

Students Leaving Early: If you need to pick up your student from school early please call the office at (503) 399-3198 prior to the pick up time so that we can have your student ready to go. 2pm is the cutoff time for early release due to end of the day dismissal at 2:20pm, so please make arrangements accordingly. You will need to come to the front entrance and ring the buzzer to the left to sign your student out. Please bring your ID with you as well.


  • There is no adult supervision on our campus until 7:35a on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, and 8:35a on Wednesdays. If you need to drop your student off earlier than that, please be advised that there is no supervision.
  • When dropping your student off by car, please pull forward completely before allowing your students to exit the vehicle. We have staff members outside to assist, so please feel free to stay in your vehicle and we will help as needed. This will help the long line of vehicles trying to drop off their student move much quicker.
  • REMINDER - Please do not drop students off in the bus lane in front of the school by the road. This is a safety precaution and will be strictly enforced.
  • Doors open in the morning at 7:40a (8:40a on Wednesdays) for students to pick up breakfast from the cafeteria or go straight to class.
  • Now that our arrival procedures have been showing consistency, we will be starting to be more diligent about marking students as tardy. Students who are not in their classroom by the time the 7:50a/8:50a bell rings will be marked as an Unexcused Tardy.
  • We begin dismissing students promptly at 2:20p each day. Traffic tends to back up when cars arrive too early, so we ask that you plan to pick up by car no earlier than 2:20p.
  • If you are planning to walk and pick up your student, please check in with our staff at the north end of the building on the grassy hill.
  • If you want your student to walk home with a sibling, friend, or unaccompanied, let us know and we will dismiss them through the cafeteria.
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Wright's school counselor is Carolyn Jones. She is highly trained and able to help students and families with a variety of needs. You may reach out by email at jones_carolyn@salkeiz.k12.or.us or call our office at (503) 399-3198 to speak with her.


Our Community-School Outreach Coordinator is here to help Wright families connect with a tremendous amount of resources. Please contact Samantha Gibson at (503) 399-3198 or gibson_samantha@salkeiz.k12.or.us. Our weekend food program is starting Thursday, December 2nd! If you have not already done so, please reach out if you are interested. If you have signed up, please check your student(s) backpack December 2nd and every Friday after. Weekend food will go home on Thursday if there is no school on Friday.


If your child is not up-to-date on required 2021-22 school immunizations for the State of Oregon or does not have a valid exemption on file, now is the time to schedule immunizations with your childcare provider. Click the link for more information: https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/news/required-immunizations-feb-2022/


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.

Click the link for more information, including income requirements and how to apply for coverage: https://healthcare.oregon.gov/Pages/find-help.aspx


All school and district communication will take place through ParentSquare. Please see the ParentSquare link in the IMPORTANT REMINDERS section above if you have not signed up yet. Please continue to call our office or Absence Reporting for anything that has to do with your student's attendance.

Fax: (503) 391-4090

Absence Reporting: (503) 399-5503

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