Waldo Middle School Adding a Make-Up Day / La Escuela Intermedia Waldo agregará un día al calendario académico escolar

Because of inclement weather-related school closures earlier this year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools added a make-up day to the academic calendar. All schools except four set to start bond construction this summer are adding one day back to the calendar. The staff at the four schools starting construction would instead use the extra day to pack up and move out so construction could begin inside the buildings.

Waldo was originally planned to pack and move out of the school to accommodate construction. However, there’s been a switch in the order of construction and instead of vacating the school this summer, Waldo offices will stay put this year and move out for the summer of 2020.

Because Waldo doesn’t need an extra day to pack up, the school will add the make-up day to the calendar.

This means the last day for Waldo Middle School students will be an early release day on Thursday, June 13. Grading day for Waldo staff will be Friday, June 14.

Please see the updated calendar on the district website.

The overall construction schedule at Waldo is not changing. Construction is on track to begin this summer at Waldo on the exterior of the building and all work is expected to be substantially complete by fall of 2020. The order of work to be done has been revised to make sure the materials needed for the project are delivered on schedule and to keep our school improvements on track and on time.

Thank you for your flexibility during construction. It can sometimes be unpredictable, but we are excited to get started on the improvements for our school and appreciate your support!


La Escuela Intermedia Waldo agregará un día al calendario académico escolar

A causa de los cierres escolares al principio del año debido al tiempo inclemente, las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer agregaron un día adicional al calendario académico escolar. Todas las escuelas agregarán un día a su calendario académico; con excepción de las cuatro escuelas que comenzarán el proceso de trabajos de remodelación durante este verano; por lo que el personal de esas cuatro escuelas utilizará el día adicional para empacar y desalojar sus cosas para que la construcción de comienzo.

Originalmente, Waldo planeó empacar y desalojar el edificio escolar para dar comienzo a las labores de construcción, sin embargo, debido un cambio en el orden de las labores de construcción y en lugar de desocupar el edificio escolar este año, las oficinas de Waldo serán desalojadas para el verano del 2020 para su remodelación.

Debido a que la escuela Waldo no necesita el día libre para empacar, la escuela agregará un día adicional al calendario académico escolar.

Esto significa que el último día escolar para los estudiantes de la Escuela Intermedia Waldo será el jueves 13 de junio, siendo este un día de salida temprana. El viernes 14 de junio, será el día que los maestros elaborarán las calificaciones.

Por favor, consulte el calendario escolar actualizado en el sitio web del distrito.

La programación general de los trabajos de construcción en Waldo no ha cambiado. Los trabajos de construcción darán comienzo durante este verano en la parte exterior del edificio y se espera que la finalicen sustancialmente para el otoño de 2020. El orden de los trabajos de construcción a realizarse ha sido revisado para asegurarse de que los materiales necesarios para el proyecto se entreguen a tiempo y para mantener la programación de los trabajos de construcción en marcha y a tiempo.

Agradecemos su flexibilidad durante la etapa de construcción. Estamos muy felices de comenzar las mejoras para nuestra escuela y apreciamos su apoyo.

2019-04-19T07:24:42-08:00April 15th, 2019|

Screenagers: Living in the Digital Age – April 11, 16

On April 11 and April 16, we invite you to join us and area professionals for screenings of the critically acclaimed documentary, Screenagers. This film focuses on the struggles facing our kids concerning social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Attendees will view the film followed by a Q&A panel of community leaders from SKPS, Salem and Keizer police departments and Marion County Health and Human Services.

This event is free to attend and open to all; however, students and families in middle and high school are especially encouraged to attend. Spanish interpretation will be available at each screening.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Prevention and Protection Coordinator Debbie Joa at joa_debbie@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

Thursday, April 11 | 6–8 p.m.
Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Drive NE., Salem

Tuesday, April 16 | 6–8 p.m.
Salem Public Library
585 Liberty St. SE., Salem

2019-03-25T10:39:00-08:00March 25th, 2019|

[UPDATED] SKPS School Year Extended By One Day Due to Inclement Weather Make-Up

***Story has been updated to reflect the removal of Waldo Middle School from the exceptions list, which NOW ONLY includes Judson, North Salem and McNary.

Because of those inclement weather-related school closures, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools, with the exception of three secondary schools scheduled for major construction, will add one day to the 2018-19 school calendar. The updated calendar does not apply to Judson, North Salem or McNary – those schools remain on the original calendar so major construction will not be delayed.

*Please note that should any day be missed moving forward, SKPS will revisit the calendar to ensure compliance with state standards.*

Details On 2018-19 School Calendar Changes:

  • High School Finals – FORMERLY June 10-12, NOW June 11-13
  • Elementary Last Day – FORMERLY June 11, NOW June 12
  • Elementary Grading Days – FORMERLY June 12-13, NOW June 13-14
  • Secondary Last Day – FORMERLY June 12, NOW June 13
  • Middle School Early Release – FORMERLY June 12, NOW June 13
  • Secondary Grading Day – FORMERLY June 13, NOW June 14

Updated Calendars For All Schools EXCEPT Judson, North Salem and McNary

Click the links for the updated calendars in English and Spanish.

Original Calendars for Judson, North Salem and McNary ONLY

Click the links for the calendar for Judson Middle, McNary High and North Salem High in English and Spanish.

Click the link to visit the Calendar page on the district website.

 

2019-05-06T12:33:08-08:00March 21st, 2019|

Spring Conferences/Conferencias De Primavera

Wednesday March 20th, 2019/Miércoles 20 de Marzo del 2019
4:15pm – 7:15pm (Arena Conferences/Conferencias en el gimnasio escolar)

Thursday, March 21st, 2019/Jueves 21 de Marzo del 2019
7:30am – 10:30am, 12:30pm -3:00pm (Class room conferences/Conferencias en los salones)
4:30pm – 7:15pm (Arena Conferences/Conferencias en el gimnasio escolar)
Spring Conferences/Conferencias De Primavera

2019-03-08T12:34:32-08:00March 8th, 2019|

Deadline Extended – Turn in Boundary Adjustment Sibling Forms by March 8

Because of the recent snow days, the deadline to turn in a Boundary Adjustment Sibling Request Form has been extended to Friday, March 8, 2019.

Families whose residence address is affected by a boundary adjustment were mailed letters in February. If you believe your address is affected by a boundary adjustment but did not receive a letter, please contact your school.

For more information about boundary adjustments or the Boundary Adjustment Sibling Form, please visit https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/boundary-adjustments or email info@salkeiz.k12.or.us

Debido a los recientes días de nevadas, la fecha límite para la entrega de los formularios de traslado de escuela para hermanos debido a los ajustes a los límites escolares fue extendida para antes del viernes, 8 de marzo de 2019.

En febrero, fueron enviadas unas cartas por correo para aquellas familias cuya dirección de residencia se ve afectada por el ajuste a los límites escolares. Si usted piensa que su dirección se ve afectada por el ajuste a los limites escolares pero no recibió una carta, por favor, comuníquese con su escuela.

Para obtener más información sobre los ajustes a los límites escolares o sobre el formulario de traslado de escuela para hermanos debido al ajuste a los límites escolares, por favor acuda a: https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/boundary-adjustments o envíe un correo electrónico a: info@salkeiz.k12.or.us

2019-03-08T09:58:42-08:00March 1st, 2019|

Deadline Extended – Turn in Boundary Adjustment Sibling Forms by March 8

Because of the recent snow days, the deadline to turn in a Boundary Adjustment Sibling Request Form has been extended to Friday, March 8, 2019.

Families whose residence address is affected by a boundary adjustment were mailed letters in February. If you believe your address is affected by a boundary adjustment but did not receive a letter, please contact your school.

For more information about boundary adjustments or the Boundary Adjustment Sibling Form, please visit https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/boundary-adjustments or email info@salkeiz.k12.or.us

2019-03-01T11:05:55-08:00March 1st, 2019|

Salem-Keizer Board of Directors Votes to Approve Boundary Adjustments

The Salem-Keizer Board of Directors voted 5-2 last night to approve the boundary adjustment proposal brought forward by the Boundary Review Task Force. Directors Blasi and Lippold opposed. The boundary adjustments will go into effect for the 2019-20 school year and only apply to incoming kindergarten through third-graders, sixth-graders and ninth-graders. Students entering grades four, five, seven, eight, 10, 11 and 12 will not be impacted by the boundary adjustments. Transportation will be provided both for students in the new boundaries and those who are not impacted by the boundary adjustments and will be continuing in their existing schools. Students enrolled in special programs will continue in those special programs.

Families impacted by the boundary adjustments will receive personalized letters in their preferred language in the coming days detailing the transition. Maps are available at schools to review the 36 areas of Salem and Keizer impacted by the adjustments.

The Boundary Review Task Force is a 45-member volunteer committee comprised of representatives from the special education community, PCUN, Mano a Mano, Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality, Salem-Keizer NAACP and all geographic regions.

Thanks to the community’s passage of a bond in May, SKPS will invest $619.7 million in Salem and Keizer in the form of school expansions, renovations and improvements over the next five to six years. Boundary adjustments will shift students away from crowded conditions and into these new, improved learning environments.

To view the boundary adjustments website, click here.

2019-02-13T15:43:23-08:00February 13th, 2019|