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District facilities closed to the public eclipse weekend through Monday, Aug. 21

Due to safety concerns for visitors and students, all district facilities will be closed to the public for the weekend of the solar eclipse through Monday, August 21, 2017.

Campuses will be closed to the public from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, through 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

The exceptionally large numbers of visitors expected to travel to Salem and Keizer could create severe traffic problems – even gridlock. Local authorities anticipate delays in responding to emergency needs, and will be prioritizing responses based upon available resources. This could mean limited, delayed or possibly no support for urgent circumstances.

Normal rental uses of schools have been cancelled or rescheduled. A very few exceptions for use have been granted to some high schools for required programs on Saturday, August 19, 2017, only. Exceptions were granted through a stringent and early application process, and no additional exceptions to district facility use during the closure period will be granted.

For information about preparing for the eclipse event, please see the following websites.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management: http://www.oregon.gov/oem/hazardsprep/Pages/2017-Total-Solar-Eclipse.aspx

Information from local agencies:

www.salemareaeclipse.info

 

Las instalaciones del Distrito estarán cerradas durante el fin de semana del eclipse de sol hasta el lunes 21 de Agosto.

Debido a problemas de seguridad para los visitantes y estudiantes, todas las instalaciones del distrito estarán cerradas al público durante el fin de semana del eclipse solar y durante el día del eclipse.

Los planteles estarán cerrados al público a partir de las 5:00 p.m. del viernes 18 de agosto de 2017 hasta las 8:00 de la mañana del martes 22 de agosto de 2017.

El número excepcionalmente grande de visitantes que se espera que viajen a Salem y Keizer podría crear graves problemas de congestión vehicular. Las autoridades locales proveen retrasos en respuesta a las necesidades de emergencia y priorizarán las respuestas con base en los recursos disponibles. Esto podría significar limitación, retraso o hasta la escasez de recursos para afrontar circunstancias urgentes.

Se han cancelado o reprogramado los usos normales de alquiler de las escuelas. Se concedió el uso de algunas escuelas preparatorias para los programas requeridos el sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017, solamente. Se otorgaron excepciones mediante un proceso de solicitud estricto y temprano, y no se otorgarán excepciones adicionales para el uso de las instalaciones del distrito durante el período de cierre.

Para obtener información sobre la preparación del evento del eclipse, consulte los siguientes sitios web.

Oficina de administración de emergencias de Oregón:

http://www.oregon.gov/oem/hazardsprep/Pages/2017-Total-Solar-Eclipse.aspx

Información de agencias locales:

www.salemareaeclipse.info

 

Taking Care of Business

Ready for the new school year? August 28 is the day for Taking Care of Business at Whiteaker! Staff will be on hand from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. to assist with schedules, lockers, paperwork and student ID cards. Students and parents should enter the building through the west doors by the cafeteria.   Dorian Studios will be taking school photos, please see the attachment for details.

Low-cost Sports Physicals

Sports Physicals are required every two years for students in sports, beginning with 7th grade students.  Please see the attached for details about low-cost physicals being offered in the Salem/Keizer area.

School Sports Pre-Participation Examination forms may be picked up in the Whiteaker office or by following the link below and printing to take to the exam appointment .

 

http://www.osaa.org/docs/forms/PhysicalExamination-2017.pdf

Attached you will find locations for low-cost sports physicals.

Join the Team!

Is your student interested in football? Salem-Keizer’s 8th grade middle school football programs offer students a safe, fun and memorable experience.

Safety is the focus of Salem-Keizer middle school football. All coaches are skilled in the USA Football Program Heads-Up Training part of which includes concussion prevention techniques, along with this training, students, with parent permission, test in a program called ImPACT Testing & Computerized Neurocognitive Assessment Tools helping support students and coaches in support of concussion management injuries. Athletic trainers will monitor and split their time between all middle school football games each week and only a phone call away if needed at another middle school site for support.

Each middle school’s program teaches students the fundamentals of safe play, develops skills, and helps student form friendships that can last a lifetime. Students play on JV or Varsity squads based on skill and experience levels. Students can advance to Varsity as they progress.

Middle school programs are connected to their respective high school programs, so students can smoothly progress to the next level of play. Having this connection also helps ease the transition to high school.

Football in Salem-Keizer middle schools is available to all. Football is a no-cut sport so anyone interested in playing can sign up. Plus, the annual fee is only $45 to participate, or $15 for qualified families.

A free summer football camp for eighth grade students will be held at most middle schools, starting on August 22 through September 1, please contact your middle school for more information.