4: Focus Day, 12:30 Dismiss
10: Kinder Orientation, 6-7pm, Media Center
13: Carnival, 6-8pm
18: 1st Grade Field Trip
25: Spring Music Program, Choir & 5th Grade, 6:30pm Gym
27: Patriotic Dress Up Day
30: No School, Holiday
31: 3rd Grade Field Trip
On April 28, 2016, state and local leaders will be holding an education forum in our community and they want to hear from you! You are invited to join with other members of our community to reimagine education in our state. Come learn more about Oregon’s education initiatives, contribute to a discussion on the factors supporting student success, and get your questions answered by local and state education leaders.
The community forum will be held at Claggett Creek Middle School from 6:00-7:30 pm on April 28, 2016. You can find additional information, including other community forums around the state, on the Oregon Department of Education website at: http://www.ode.state.or.us/go/ESSA.
Improving education in Oregon takes a community. Come add your voice to the conversation and help us reimagine education in Oregon! We look forward to seeing you there.
6: NO Focus Day in April
8: Volunteer Breakfast, 9:15 am, Gym
Please RSVP in the office if you plan on attending.
14: Staff vs 5th Grade Volleyball Game, Whiteaker Gym
Doors open at 5:45 pm, game 6:00-7:30
15: Spring Pictures
Only students who return picture envelope will be photographed.
21: 2nd Grade Music & Orchestra Program, 6:30
28: PTC Meeting, Elections, 6:30 pm
Take Your Child to Work Day
Career Dress Up Day
29: No School – Staff Development Day
2: Focus Day, 12:30 Dismiss
Read Across America Day
Dress Up as you favorite book character
4: No School Grading Day
11: All school Assembly, Motivational Speaker Kacey McCallister
16: School Conferences 4pm-8pm
17: No School – Conferences 8am-8pm
18: No School
21-25: Spring Break
31: PTC Mtg, 6:30 Media Center
4th Gr. Field Trip - Minto Brown Park
Registration for fall kindergarten programs in Salem-Keizer Public Schools opens on Tuesday, February 23, 2016. Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2016, are eligible to register. All elementary schools in Salem-Keizer offer free, full-day kindergarten.
Parents are asked to register students soon to help the district prepare an adequate number of classrooms, supplies, etc. for the fall.
How to register
To register, please visit the school and pick up a registration packet. If you’re unsure what school is assigned to serve your residence address, please visit the district’s school finder page: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information
Parents must complete and sign the forms in the registration packet (registration form, home language survey, immunization form) and provide:
1. Proof of residence address. Examples of documents accepted include a copy of a utility bill, driver’s license with current address, copy of rental agreement, etc.
2. Original birth certificate for the child. The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent.
Help your student get ready
Parents can help students get ready for kindergarten by helping them:
· Hold a pencil, crayons and scissors correctly
· Practice writing his/her name
· Learn the ABC’s and how to count to twenty
· Name and identify basic shapes, such as square, triangle and circle
· Learn how to take turns and share with others
· How to use the bathroom and wash hands independently
Please contact your school with questions about registering for kindergarten.
Dear Salem-Keizer Families,
In an effort to better allow schools to serve students, balance class sizes, staff accurately and align transfer windows, we are changing the In-District process to include two distinct windows for transfers at the elementary level. A similar process and change occurred at the secondary level two years ago. Elementary transfer requests will now be accepted March 1-March 30 for the transfer to occur at the beginning of the following school year, and November 1-November 30 for the transfer to occur after Winter Break. Due to the shortened notice of the change we will extend the Spring transition window this year only from March 1-May 30th. If you are considering a transfer to another Salem-Keizer school for next year, please submit your request to your home school before the May 30th deadline to be considered for approval.
Thank you for your partnership and for sharing your children with us every day.
Salem Keizer School District
Our school will hold a kindergarten orientation meeting on May 10 at 6:00 pm.
Please help us spread the word by telling your friends and neighbors who have kindergarten-age children about this important meeting.
At kindergarten orientation, parents will learn about bus transportation, how to help their children prepare for school, what their students will experience during a typical school day, and much more.
Kindergarten is a free, full-day program. Kindergarten students attend school the same hours as first through fifth grade students. Our school is excited to welcome the next class of kindergarten students for a full day of learning and growing!
Registration is open for fall kindergarten beginning Monday, February 22, 2015. Parents can register in advance of orientation, or pick up registration materials during the meeting.
Thank you for helping us spread the word out about kindergarten orientation!
In fall of 2016, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will offer free full-day kindergarten. Half day kindergarten is not offered in Salem-Keizer, however, many private kindergarten providers offer half-day programs. Children are not required to attend kindergarten, but attendance is strongly recommended.
Registration for fall 2016 kindergarten opens Tuesday, February 23, 2016.
Parents are asked to register for kindergarten as soon as possible. The district needs to know how many students will be attending and where in order to prepare an adequate number of classrooms. Early registration helps make sure kindergarten students will have a comfortable start to the school year.
Children who will turn five years old on or before September 10, 2016, are eligible to register. To register, please visit the school assigned to serve your residence address and pick up a registration packet.
To find the school that serves your residence, visit the boundary information page.
For more information about registering for kindergarten, please call your school or visit the Kindergarten page on the Salem Keizer Public School website.
The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation is conducting free vision screening throughout the District. They will be at Gubser on Thursday, February 18.
If you prefer your child not be vision tested, please contact the office.
Thursday, February 11 from 4:30-7:30, allow the Gubser staff to serve you dinner at the Keizer Station McDonald's. This is a great fundraiser for our building and a very fun event for student's and staff. We hope to see you there!