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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.

Timeline

6th Grade Forecasting Class Selection

Click on the button below to select your classes for next year.

6th Grade Elective Selections Form

Camp Wolverine Application

Click on the button below to complete your student’s camp application

Camp Wolverine Application
Camp wolverine 2022 flyer

Camp Wolverine 2022 flyer

(English & Spanish)

Review Student Information Online through ParentVUE

If you have not already, we are asking that you take a moment and review your student’s information online. You will do this by going to your ParentVUE account.

Access ParentVUE

No ParentVUE Account?

For incoming 6th Graders, if you do not have an active ParentVUE account, please contact your student’s current school and they can help you get one set up.

Online Registration Account Access

Once you have logged into ParentVUE, you will see Online Registration Account Access in the upper right-hand corner. Once you click on that you will be able to start your Online Registration for 2022-2023 school year.

Please review the information on the registration form and make any necessary changes. Registration can only be completed by the individual who lives with the student at the address on file.

Emergency Contact Info

Emergency contact phone numbers are critical and must be accurate.

If you have moved, Proof of Residency should be attached for any address change. Proof of Residency can be a scan of a current Electric, Cable, Water, Garbage bill, or a signed rental/purchase agreement. If you move before the beginning of the coming school year, please notify our office immediately to ensure that you receive information from us over the summer.

2022-04-22T10:32:11-08:00April 21st, 2022|

Free Summer Break Meal Program 2022

Starting on Wednesday, June 22, free summer meals will be available to children ages 1-18, as well as Community Transition Program students, at the locations listed below. Meals will be Grab-N-Go Meals this summer. No on-site meals will be served inside schools.

  • Monday-Friday
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • No meals served on July 4

Locations

Summer meals additional resources

Many organizations in the community also offer support for meals during the summer. We encourage you to check 211 info for additional resources for summer meals.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age or disability in its programs and activities.

Summer Meals 2022 Flyer

Summer Meals 2022 Poster
2022-06-21T10:42:02-08:00June 16th, 2022|

Fake fentanyl: What parents & teens need to know

Oregon has lost several students to fentanyl in the last few years. Linked below are fact sheets to help educate students, parents and the community about the dangers of fake pills made from deadly fentanyl.

Tips on how to keep the children in your care safe

Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Arabic)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Chuukese)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (English)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Marshallese)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Russian)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Swahilli)

2022-06-07T10:58:51-08:00June 3rd, 2022|

School Safety Systems in Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Video: School Safety and Emergency Procedures

Learn about safety protocols and emergency procedures implemented in all Salem-Keizer schools. Safety and security staff and district leadership were joined by local and state law enforcement agency partners to share information with the community. This was one of three safety sessions held this year about student safety in our schools. The other two sessions held were Student Voices, We All Belong and Social Media and Online Safety.

School Safety and Emergency Procedures – Presentation

School Safety and Emergency Procedures – Questions & Answers

Talking to children and teens about violence

At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, the safety of our students is our absolute top priority. Below are resources and information on the safety and security systems in place across the district.

Talking to students about violence

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Families and Educators (English)

Talking to students about violence (English)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (English)

Talking to students about violence (Spanish)

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (Spanish)

More resources

Multi-Tiered Systems of Support

Our children in today’s world have unique emotional and behavioral needs unlike anything we have seen before. This is not unique to Salem-Keizer. Schools across the country are seeing similar needs for support of students. At Salem-Keizer, we work to address the needs of our students through Multi-Tiered Systems of Support. These systems allow us to provide the right support for each student to address their emotional, behavioral, mental, and academic needs.

Behavioral Threat Assessment

Our team of specialists partners with agencies across Marion, Polk, and Yamhill Counties to identify students who may be exhibiting indicators of extreme aggression toward others, and we provide wraparound services like safety planning and mental health support to address those students’ needs.

Salem-Keizer’s behavioral threat assessment system is used by other school districts around the country. Below are some recent discussions in the media that provide a description of how our system works.

Partnering with Law Enforcement

We work side by side with the Keizer Police Department, Salem Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office both in and out of our schools. When any concern for our school’s safety or a threat is reported, they move swiftly to investigate. It is very important to talk with children about the consequences of making any type of threat, which can range from a minimum of disciplinary action at school to criminal charges.

You can learn more about our school safety systems and procedures, including collaboration with our local law enforcement partners by viewing our recent safety series webinar.

SafeOregon

Salem-Keizer Public Schools is an active member of SafeOregon, which gives kids, parents, schools, and community members a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence. Managed by the Oregon State Police, this program has proven to prevent acts of violence. I encourage you to download the mobile app on your phone, and on your child’s phone as well. You can also call or text 844-472-3367 anytime.

Improving safety and security through capital improvements

The 2018 bond program is improving safety and security across the district. Thirty-six of our schools are receiving renovations to the front entry to improve the office staff’s ability to monitor and control who enters the front entrance. Most of those improvements will be in the form of a secured check-in space at the front entry. Schools are also receiving upgrades to electronic badge access systems and to intercom systems, which will be able to send messages directly into classrooms.

2022-05-31T15:20:58-08:00May 25th, 2022|