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Fall Conference Times

Whiteaker teachers will be available for fall conferences during the following times:

Monday, November 25, 4:30-7:30 pm

Tuesday, November 26, 7:30-10:30 am, 11:30 am-1:30 pm, and 4:30 pm-7:30 pm.

Students are welcome to attend with their parent/guardian.

Conferences will be held in classrooms and will be 10-minute time slots.

There is no school for students the week of November 25-29


2019-11-13T15:16:31-08:00November 13th, 2019|

Whiteaker Bond Construction Update!

Thanks to voters in Salem and Keizer, Whiteaker will be receiving upgrades next year!

In May 2018, voters approved a $619.7 million bond to fund improvements all across the school district.

Highlights of the projects happening for Whiteaker include roofing improvements, repurposing one general classroom into a science lab, a gym floor replacement and improvements to the front office space to increase visibility and control of the front entry. Just over $2.1 million will be invested in improvements at Whiteaker!

At the end of last school year, a team of representatives from Whiteaker met with district Construction Services staff to make plans that include design decisions. Whiteaker staff contributed important perspectives on the needs of students and the school.

BBT Architects has been hired to create the drawings that a construction team will use to remodel the selected spaces.

Construction is planned to start at the end of this school year (June 2020) and is expected to be completed over the summer.

Thanks to the community’s support of the 2018 bond, Whiteaker will soon have more space for science education opportunities and a safer learning environment for our students!

For more information about bond-funded construction in Salem-Keizer Public Schools, please visit

2019-10-29T11:23:58-08:00October 29th, 2019|

Volunteer Opportunity November 9, 9 am to noon


The Claggett Creek Watershed Council will be our first volunteer project of the year. Last year, many Keizer area students and families helped plant the Keizer Rotary Arboretum in honor of Wilbur Blum. This year we are looking to do a little maintenance by sprucing up the tree bases, replacing a few trees and preparing the area for winter.

We will be meeting at the arboretum at 9 am on November 9, 2019.

The arboretum is located in Keizer Rapids Park near the east border of the park, starting from the Willamette River and running primarily north.

Bring shovels, rakes, gloves and closed toe shoes.

Dress for the weather.  All are welcome!

See volunteer waiver form below:


2019-10-28T14:40:40-08:00October 28th, 2019|

Collin Kartchner Links

On Friday, October 18, our students were treated to an assembly with TedX speaker and youth advocate Collin Kartchner.

We have attached a link to his Ted Talk and his website where you can learn more about whether flip phones can end our social media addiction.


17 Minute Ted Talk Video:

Collin’s Website:

2019-10-28T14:51:12-08:00October 25th, 2019|

#savethekids Special Assembly

Friday, October 18, our students will be on an assembly schedule to hear from TedX speaker, Youth Advocate, Internet Crusader and father, Collin Kartchner. The evening prior to coming to Whiteaker, Collin will be speaking at Salem Alliance Church at 7pm. His topic is SAVE THE KIDS: Empowering parents to help their children rise above the harmful effects of social media. For more information:

2019-10-17T10:15:30-08:00October 4th, 2019|

Sports Registration Information

Registration for Winter sports (wrestling) and Spring sports (track) will be opening soon! Please follow this link to the FamilyID site for Whiteaker sports. When registering, please complete all the information, and then “save and submit” at the end. Payment can be made on-line later at or in person in the Whiteaker office.

Participants must have completed the registered, have paid the sport’s fee and have a sport’s physical on file (grades 7 & 8) prior to practicing with the team. The sport’s physical can be uploaded during registration or brought to the school office. Sports Physical Form

If your family is eligible to receive free or reduced meals, the sport’s participation fee is reduced from the full fee of $45 to $15. In order for the reduced fee to be offered, please go to Click “yes” to the first question, enter your student’s ID number and then “submit.”

Please contact Susan Horning if you have any questions or need assistance.

2019-09-30T09:34:08-08:00September 30th, 2019|