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Spring break meals available at 9 schools

Spring break meals information

Breakfasts and lunches will be offered at nine schools during spring break 2023. Meals will be packed in grocery bags and available via curbside pickup. Each person may receive up to five meal packs during pickup. Meals are available while supplies last.

Dates and times


  • Wednesday, March 22, 2023
  • Monday March 27, 2023
  • Wednesday March 29, 2023


  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Meals Available

  • March 27 will consist of two breakfasts and two lunches
  • March 22 and 29 will consist of three breakfasts and three lunches

Meal locations

2023-03-29T11:59:28-08:00March 21st, 2023|

High school athletic officials needed – Register today!

The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has an urgent need for sports officials throughout the state, including Salem-Keizer.

Those 18 and older who enjoy being part of the game, supporting their community, and setting their own schedule as an independent contractor are ideal candidates for these flexible positions.

Applicants can expect to receive an Officials Packet and complete required certification and training from their local association.

Visit the OSAA registration page to sign up and learn more about the timeline for registering and testing.

2023-01-20T11:26:04-08:00January 20th, 2023|

Think before you post

When schools receive hoax threats, rumors of threats, and when there is a spread of false information, learning environments are disrupted and and there is understandably increased fear in our community.

Safety is our top priority

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is our top priority. Maintaining safety in our schools requires an ongoing partnership with school staff, students, families, law enforcement and the surrounding community.

Safety is critical, and our district fully investigates each threat in collaboration with the FBI and/or our state and local law enforcement partners.

Issuing a threat is a crime

As a district, we have investigated a number of hoax threats of targeted violence against local schools. These threats—often issued via text message or posted on social media—are taken very seriously. Our law enforcement partners investigate every tip to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community. Hoax threats can result in both arrest by law enforcement and/or suspension or expulsion by the school district. Hoax threats are not a joke, and they can have devastating consequences—both for the public and for those who post them.

Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, verbally, through email, or other means—is a crime. Please share with your kids and those in your community that making a threat is a poor choice that could impact them for years to come.

Threats impact our entire community

In addition to the individual consequences a person may face, these threats have a serious impact on our community. They divert district resources from providing support for students and disrupt the learning environment for hundreds of students. Law enforcement resources are diverted from investigating other crimes, and they cost taxpayers a lot of money. The threats can also cause severe emotional distress to students, school staff and families.

Things to remember

Don’t share or forward a threat until law enforcement has a chance to investigate—this can spread misinformation and cause panic.

  • Don’t ever post or send any hoax threats online
  • If you are the target of an online threat, call your local law enforcement immediately
  • Salem Police Department Non-Emergency 503-588-6123
  • Keizer Police Department Non-Emergency 503-390-2000
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office 503-588-5032

If you see a threat of violence posted online, contact local law enforcement or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also submit information online to the FBI on the FBI’s website.

Use SafeOregon by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed or made through the SafeOregon app.

Remember – a hoax threat is no joke. Think before you post.

2022-11-15T14:24:07-08:00November 14th, 2022|

WMS Food Drive and Stuff the Bus

Whiteaker Middle School Leadership Class will be holding their annual food drives at Whiteaker Middle School as well as our “Stuff the Bus” event.  Both of these food drives are in partnership with Dayspring Fellowship to help 200 Salem-Keizer Families to have a Thanksgiving meal.  Whiteaker Middle School’s Food Drive will run from November 1 to November 18, 2022, during school hours.  We are asking students to donate non-perishable foods to their sixth period classes.  We are in greatest need of canned corn, canned bean, stuffing mix, gravy mix, cranberry sauce, and other non-perishable foods.  The two sixth period classes that donate the largest quantity of food per average student will win a donut party for their classes.  However, the Leadership students for the ninth year will be taking this a step further by “Stuffing the Bus.” They will be trying to stuff an entire Salem-Keizer School Bus full of food on Saturday November 19, 2022, from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Safeway Parking Lot on River Road.  Please consider donating to help a Salem-Keizer Family have a wonderful holiday meal.  For more information please contact: sweeney_amber@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

2022-11-03T11:24:34-08:00November 3rd, 2022|

Whiteaker Cross Country

Cross Country info

Whiteaker Cross Country starts September 13th 4:10pm – 5:30pm every day after school.

Sign up now using FamilyID to register.

Watch our video!

2022-09-14T12:46:36-08:00September 8th, 2022|

Virtual “Taking Care of Business” 2022-23

Welcome Back to School

Welcome Back Whiteaker Families!

We are happy to welcome all of you to the 2022-23 school year!

Business To Take Care of Virtually

Back to School “Taking Care of Business” 2022-23 will be virtual this year!

Review our Parent Information Flyer

This flyer covers important information for our upcoming school year like, upcoming events, bell schedules, office and campus hours, attendance procedures, school supply list, and other pertinent information.

>> Parent Beginning of the Year flyer 2022-23


Fall Sports Registration/Sign-up

Click on the button bellow to register your student for football, volleyball, and cross country.

Register for Sports

Online Registration/Enrollment Verification Process

Enrolling your student or updating student parent information has never been easier. This process can be completed online through a desktop or mobile device. Simply login into your ParentVUE account. Make sure to follow the prompts to verify your student’s information.

  • ParentVUE is also a secure way to check your students’ grades, attendance, and email teachers.
  • Families will have one ParentVUE account for all students in their family.
  • If you have not set up your ParentVUE account, contact the main office to obtain your personalized activation key.

In case an emergency arises, it is extremely important to have current parent/guardian contact information. If you need assistance completing the online registration or enrollment verification process office staff will be able available for support.


Pay for School Pictures Online

Picture Day will be on September 19th & Picture Retake will be on November 1st during school hours. Order and pay ahead for your pictures online through Dorian. Follow the link below for instructions on how to place your order. (Paper ordering forms will also be available in the main office during the first week of school.)

>> Dorian Studio Picture Day Reminder 2022-23


Bus Riders

If you intend for your student to ride the bus, you MUST register for transportation services through Parent Vue. To be eligible for transportation services, students must reside 1.5 miles away from their resident school. Registering for transportation services helps transportation department establish bus routes to keep your student safe. 

1. Check eligibility for bus transportation

Transportation-eligible means that the student lives at a residence within their neighborhood school attendance boundary, and the residence is outside the State of Oregon defined walk zone for that school. The walk zones are 1.0 mile for elementary students and 1.5 miles for middle and high school students.

You can check eligibility for bus transportation on the Busfinder webpage.

If you are eligible, you will see the link appear for “PARENTVUE” to complete the bus rider registration process. If you do not qualify for bus transportation based on your child’s school and residence address, you will not see this link appear.

*Please note: when you follow the link to complete the registration process, you will be taken to the online registration process. The selection for bus transportation toward the end of the online registration process. (See step 2).

2. Complete bus rider registration

Prior to riding the bus, your child will need to be registered for bus transportation. Registration can be completed by checking the box “Bus Rider Registration” during the online registration or enrollment verification process through ParentVUE. This option will appear on the “Students” step is near the end of the registration process. (See below).

Bus Rider Registration in ParentVUE

If you need assistance with completing online registration, if you missed this step during online registration, or need to confirm if your registration is complete, please contact your child’s school who can assist you in verifying your bus rider registration.

*Please note that although the option to select bus rider registration will be available to all families through the registration process, only families who are eligible for bus transportation (step 1) will be provided transportation.

3. Check your child’s bus transportation information for bus route, stop and times

In late August after route information for the 2022-23 school year has been finalized by the district, after you have completed rider registration, the information about bus routes, stops and times will be available for your student in ParentVUE.

To find this information, navigate to the “Student Information” tab on the ParentVUE app then select “additional information.”

Need help?

If you need support to complete this process for your child, please contact your school for assistance or contact Transportation at 503-399-3100.

2022-08-22T08:31:07-08:00August 22nd, 2022|

Whiteaker FAQs for 2022-23

Welcome to Whiteaker Middle School- FAQ’s for 2022-23

Download these Beginning of the year FAQs

We are excited to welcome students to the 2022-2023 school year. We are delighted that you will be part of our community. Here are some of the answers to the most common questions you may have over the summer in preparation for the new school year.

What school supplies should I look for this summer?

A sturdy backpack, but small enough to fit into a locker, a refillable water bottle, and a few sets of inexpensive wired earbuds to use with a Chromebook throughout the year.

School Supplies

School supplies to get you started would be several

  • #2 pencils
  • several black or blue pens
  • highlighters (at least 2 colors)
  • 6 or more college ruled spirals
  • 1-2 1/4” graph paper spirals (spirals and graph spirals are available to purchase at the school throughout the year)
  • 1-2 composition books
  • a set of colored pencils
  • a pencil pouch.

Other items may be required by teachers, depending on your students’ classes.

What Sports are available throughout the school year?


  • Cross Country (6th, 7th, 8th)
  • Football (7th, 8th)
  • Volleyball (7th, 8th)


  • Wrestling (6th, 7th, 8th)


  • Track and Field (6th, 7th, 8th)

Sign up with FamilyID

Sign-ups for sports using FamilyID Activity Registration. All sports for the new school year are open now for registration. All 7th and 8th grade students must have a current sports physical on file at the school to participate.

What clothes should I shop for this summer?

Dress Code

Dress for success at school! This is a great time to start talking to your child about wearing different outfits for work and play. The district has a dress code and will be available in the student handbook at the start of school.

PE Uniform

Students will be required to dress down for PE in Whiteaker’s PE uniform consisting of black shorts/leggings/or sweats, and a Whiteaker PE T-shirt/or a gray t-shirt. PE shirts will be available for purchase at the beginning of the school year for $6.00. Students will need to bring athletic shoes (no sandals, flip flops, heels, or boots allowed in gym) and extra pair of socks.

PE lockers are assigned to store items left during the week, but clothing should be taken home to wash weekly.

How do I keep up with what is going on at school?


The district will communicate to parents through the ParentSquare app via emails and text when you opt in. Whiteaker Administration and Teachers will also send information this way.


This website has school calendar, posts and access to forms, handbooks, and staff directory can be accessed here.


Whiteaker Middle School has a Facebook page. Please access these through the Whiteaker Webpage to be sure you are linked into the correct accounts. There could be imposters.


Be sure you have updated your student registration annually on ParentVue. ParentVue is where you will also find your students grades, class schedules, and attendance information.

Where is the best place to drop off and pick up students before and after school?

Students must be dropped off and picked up in the front of the school, or along the side of the school in the Dayspring Church parking-lot.

Cars on not allowed to load or unload in the crosswalk or in the bus area. PLEASE FOLLOW THE RULES FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL OUR STUDENTS.

When do students start back to school?

Wolverine Camp Auguste 23 & 24 for 6th Graders

All incoming 6th grade students are invited to attend our Wolverine Camp on August 23rd or 24th. Find out more in Incoming 6th grade Information.

6th Graders First Day

The first day of school for 6th graders will by Tuesday, September 6th.

7th & 8th Graders First Day

The first day of school for 7th and 8th graders will be Wednesday, September 7th.

Back to School Night

Whiteaker will host a Back to School Night for all students and parents. Watch for the announcement to come in August.

How can I be involved?

Whiteaker is looking for an active Parent Club to support our staff after a long absence due to the pandemic. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please follow sign-up through this form.

2022-08-01T08:27:05-08:00July 25th, 2022|

Spotlight on Success: Whiteaker eighth-grade leadership students

Whiteaker Middle School’s eighth-grade leadership class, led by teacher Amber Sweeney, was honored by Principal Suzanne Leonard at the April 12, 2022, school board meeting.

Here are some examples of the work these leadership students do for their school and community.

Act as peer helpers

Leadership students help students new to Whiteaker by giving them tours of the building and helping them find their classes. They also help other students go from class to class when special needs arise.

Pay It Forward Project

Students work in groups to promote kindness. This includes creating posters displayed throughout the school and videos with positive messages shown in the school.

Encourage student athletes

Leadership students create individual posters for each of our athletes in every sport throughout the year, to cheer them on during the sports season.

Wolverine Kindness Challenge

Our students came up with individual and class kindness challenges where acts of kindness are recognized and rewarded.

Food drives

Here are examples of the work these students do in the community.

In November 2021, students hosted two food drives to help Dayspring Fellowship fill Thanksgiving boxes for 200 Salem-Keizer families. In total, almost 4,000 pounds of food was given to families that needed a hand.

In December 2021, Whiteaker’s Dollar Challenge helped Whiteaker area students to have a better holiday season by collecting donations, working in cooperation with the Keizer Network of Women to buy gifts and necessities for students in need.

Whiteaker is so proud of the work Amber and her leadership students do throughout the school year to support the school and community. They demonstrate values of kindness and giving that are hallmarks of true leadership.

2022-04-26T14:21:37-08:00April 26th, 2022|

Incoming 6th Grade Information

Welcome to Sixth Grade

We are excited to welcome our new incoming 6th graders this Fall for the 2022-23 school year! Below you will find information regarding important upcoming dates for our new 6th graders and their families, as well as links to our Camp Wolverine application, our 6th grade forecasting form, and ParentVUE.