Washington Elementary Newsletter

JUNE 2021

IN THIS ISSUE

  • MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL STENLUND
  • REGISTER FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR ONLINE
  • KG REGISTRATION
  • SCHOOL CALENDAR
  • PRESCHOOL INFORMATION AND APPLICATION
  • FACE COVERING GUIDELINES
  • FREE MEALS
  • SUMMER MEAL SCHEDULES AND LOCATIONS
  • COMMUNICATION TOOLS: SCHOOLMESSENGER & REMIND
  • OREGON HEALTH PLAN FREE FOR YOUTH
  • ABOUT WASHINGTON, HOW TO STAY CONNECTED

MESSAGE FROM PRINCIPAL STENLUND

Dear Washington Families,

Welcome to the month of June! I have some very important dates to share with you. As we are finishing up this school year we have some positive and fun activities planned that will really end our challenging school year on a positive note. The last week of school is June 14th-17th. We will be having school Monday June 14th – if you are in the Wednesday, Friday group you will come Monday, June 14th and Wednesday, June 16th – your last day will be June 16th. For the Tuesday/Thursday group you will come as normal on June 15th and 17th, with June 17th your last day.

Field day will happen this year! Students will be kept with their classes as they rotate around our field and playground. Students will be using hand sanitizer between each station. Students will also be able to take off their face covering during activities that students can stay 6 feet apart from other staff and students. There will be some stations that we will ask students to put their face coverings on since they will briefly be within 6 feet of adults or other students. Student safety is our number one priority and we can accomplish safety and have fun at the same time! Field day will happen on two days, for the Tuesday/Thursday group it will be on Thursday, June 17th. For the Wednesday/Friday group it will be on Wednesday, June 16th. Please reach out if you have questions!

Our District technology department is requiring that all Chromebooks and other devices be returned to school. Our technology department will be working all summer on updating and fixing each Chromebook. We as a school, will be collecting Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots (if you have one). If your Chromebook is not working – turn it in, if your Chromebook is lost – please let us know. If the charger is broken – let us know. We ask that students bring back Chromebooks, chargers, and hotspots the week of June 14th. We appreciate your support!

Thank you all for being amazing families and for supporting the education of your child (ren) with encouraging them to do online work during their day of learning at home. Thank you for all your hard work and sacrifice you have done this school year to support the education and growth of your child (ren). I hope you have a wonderful summer vacation and spend lots of time outside.

Sincerely,

Mr. Stenlund

Principal, Washington Elementary

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IT'S TIME TO COMPLETE ONLINE REGISTRATION & ENROLLMENT VERIFICATION

It’s time to complete the registration/enrollment verification process for the 2021-22 school year! Completing this process early ensures our district can best prepare for staffing, program offerings and more.

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

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Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open!

Enrolling your child in school early allows our school to prepare for the best possible education. Although the district will not know how school may look next fall, enrolling early, your kindergarten students are sure to thrive with the support of trained educators with in-person and online learning options.


Children who will be 5-years-old on or before September 10, 2021 are eligible to register for free, full-day kindergarten with SKPS. Learn more about how to complete online registration on our district website.


To complete registration, you will need an updated record of your child’s immunizations, proof of residence and your proof of age with you to register.

We welcome all students, regardless of nationality or place of birth. To learn more about kindergarten registration, how to prepare your child for school and Salem-Keizer Public Schools, please visit our district website.

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SCHOOL CALENDAR

KEY DATES:

  • June 8-11 - High School Graduation
  • June 17 - Last day of school
Students in the W/F cohort will attend on Monday (6/14) and Wednesday (6/16)
Students in the T/Th cohort will attend on Tuesday (6/15) and Thursday (6/17)


The full updated academic calendar, including a breakdown of key dates for parents and guardians, is available on our district website.

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SALEM-KEIZER PRESCHOOLS REGISTRATION FOR 2021-2022

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Salem Keizer Preschools Registration for

2021-2022

Open Enrollment!

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2021.


Preschool Office

1850 45th Ave NE • Salem, OR 97305

503-399-5510


For more information on tuition, fees, times:

FREE PRESCHOOL FOR QUALIFIED FAMILIES 2021-22

Community Action Head Start and Salem-Keizer Head Start offer free preschool for qualified families from Marion and Polk counties.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2021-22 school year.

Head Start offers preschool education, health, nutrition and family services to low income families. We have part-day classes, mornings or afternoons, or all year classes with longer hours and bus service. Also, working families may qualify for full-day full-year at no cost. No proof of citizenship is required.

Applications are now being accepted

Download the application on Salem-Keizer’s website on the Head Start webpage or on the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action website.

Call 503-581-1152 or 503-399-5510 to have an application mailed to you.

Stop by a Head Start office to pick up an application.

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GUIDELINES FOR FACE COVERING

As more students and staff return to in-person learning, face coverings are required when in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools building, with situational exceptions. All employees, students and visitors must continue to wear a face covering indoors, this includes sporting events.


All students, staff, volunteers and visitors are not required to wear face coverings outdoors as long as 6' of space is being maintained. This includes, but is not limited to: athletic events, outdoor PE, outdoor music, recess and arrival & dismissal. Until additional updates are provided, all physical distancing and other related requirements still apply.


If a student needs a face covering, the school has them available for students.

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For more information on face covering, please visit our site for more guidelines

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FREE MEALS AVAILABLE

NEW SUMMER SCHEDULE!

We will be serving meals through the summer to the community Monday-Friday (with the exception of any holiday or inclement weather) between 11:30am-12:30pm. This will start on June 21st and continue until September 3rd. For updates on sites,


Go to this link for :

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SCHOOLMESSENGER/REMIND

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.

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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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HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED?

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