2018 - 2019 School Supply List

posted Aug 8, 2018, 10:42 AM by Cynthia Buss   [ updated Aug 8, 2018, 10:44 AM ]

Office Summer Hours and Upcoming Events

posted Jul 9, 2018, 12:34 PM by Cynthia Buss

Summer Office Hours

The office closes on Thursday, June 28th and will reopen to the public on Monday, August 13th


Upcoming Events

Class lists are scheduled to be posted in the front windows by Friday, August 31st at 4:30 PM.

  • Meet and Greet is scheduled for Tuesday, September 4th from 5-6 PM.
  • First day of school for 1st Grade through 5th Grade is Wednesday, September 5th.
  • First day of school for Kindergarten is Wednesday, September 12th.
  • Curriculum Nights are as follows at 5:00-6:00 pm:
    • Kindergarten and First Grade are on Monday, September 17th
    • Second and Third Grade are on Tuesday, September 18th
    • Fourth and Fifth Grade are on Thursday, September 20th.

Thank You for Saying YES for Our Schools!

posted Jun 5, 2018, 8:55 AM by Salem Keizer

As we head into summer break, we want to say “Thank you” to our community for approving the 2018 bond! Because of our community’s support, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be able to make improvements, expansions and/or renovations all across the district. Improvements planned include additional space to serve our community’s growing enrollment as well as expanded career-technical (vocational) spaces, more space for science education, safety and security improvements and seismic safety upgrades.

Five schools are scheduled to begin construction in 2019 – Gubser Elementary School, Judson Middle School, Waldo Middle School, McNary High School and North Salem High School. All work approved under the bond is planned to be finished in about five years. For more information about projects funded by the 2018 bond, please visit https://bondinfo.salkeiz.k12.or.us/bonddocuments/.

At many schools, construction is likely to take place during the school year. Schools, architects and the district’s bond program management team will work together to minimize disruption of the educational environment caused by construction. However, it’s important for parents, students and staff to be aware that school operations will be different during construction. Our commitment to student safety and success will be unchanged during construction.

We would once again like to extend our appreciation to the Salem-Keizer community for supporting students and schools by approving the 2018 bond!

Kindergarten Orientation

posted May 2, 2018, 8:37 AM by Cynthia Buss

Please join us at this special meeting for parents and kindergarten students.  We will talk about what a typical day is like, what you can do over the summer to help your child be ready for kindergarten, and tour the school.

Date:    May 7, 2018

Time:    5 pm

Place:    Sumpter Elementary, 525 Rockwood St SE

Your entire family is welcome to attend!


posted May 1, 2018, 4:04 PM by Cynthia Buss   [ updated May 2, 2018, 8:40 AM ]

What:    Sumpter Band, Choir, and Orchestra Spring Concert

When:   Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Call time for choir students 6:40pm, Doors open at 6:45pm

Concert starts at 7pm and lasts about one hour.

Where:    Judson Middle School: 4512 Jones Road SE, Salem, Oregon 97302

Attire:    Choir members will wear black from the waist down (black pants or skirt, black socks, black shoes) and their choir t-shirt.

Parking situation:  Due to limited space at Judson Middle School, please park at the LDS church across the street if you are able and willing to walk. Reserve spaces at Judson for families with limited mobility.  Thank you in advance for your kindness!

If you have any questions, please contact our music specialist, Ms. Gliebe, at gliebe_bethea@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

Thank you, and have a great day!

Sumpter's Luau and Basket Raffle on May 18th

posted Apr 26, 2018, 3:22 PM by Cynthia Buss   [ updated Apr 26, 2018, 3:26 PM ]

April 2018 Sumpter Newsletter

posted Apr 16, 2018, 3:40 PM by Cynthia Buss

2018 Proposed Bond On May 15 Ballot | Artículo sobre la propuesta de ley que aparecerá en la boleta electoral del 15 de mayo de 2018

posted Apr 5, 2018, 3:39 PM by Salem Keizer

The School Board has finished its work on a bond package and has referred it to the May 15 ballot for the community to consider.

Before finalizing the bond, the Board heard feedback through a community survey, through the Community Facilities Task Force and through listening sessions with staff and community members held in every high school neighborhood. The Board twice asked staff to revise the bond package to make sure it aligned with the feedback they received and still addressed the needs of facilities.

Highlights of the proposed bond include:

· Increasing safety and security, including seismic safety of schools

· Adding/expanding space to relieve crowding and prepare for future enrollment, including general education classrooms and space for music programs

· Adding/expanding space for career-technical (vocational) education at all six traditional high schools as well as Roberts High School

· Adding/renovating science labs at middle and high schools

The proposed bond package totals $619.7 million and if passed by voters in May, is estimated to increase the current property tax levy rate by $1.24 per $1,000 of assessed value. If the bond does not pass, the additional tax would not be levied and the listed projects would not be completed. The Community Facilities Task Force reviewed all funding methods available to the district and recommended the School Board place a general obligation bond on the ballot for voters to consider. The district would receive an $8 million grant from the state if the bond passes.

To be eligible to vote in the May election, you must be a registered voter and reside in the district. To register or to update your voter registration, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website: https://goo.gl/tt1zVx You must be registered by April 24. Ballots will be mailed to voters on April 25. For more information about the proposed bond measure, please visit www.bondinfo.salemkeizer.org.
La Mesa Directiva Escolar ha concluido su trabajo con respecto a la propuesta de ley sobre la que la comunidad tomará su decisión en la boleta electoral del 15 de mayo.

Antes de darle los últimos toques al contenido de la propuesta de ley, la Mesa Directiva Escolar recibió las opiniones de la comunidad mediante una encuesta, a través de la Comisión de Ciudadanos Dedicados al Estudio de las Instalaciones Escolares y por medio de reuniones destinadas a recoger las opiniones del personal y de los integrantes de la comunidad celebradas en todas las escuelas preparatorias. La Mesa Directiva Escolar le pidió dos veces al personal que revisara el contenido de la propuesta de ley para cerciorarse de que reflejara las opiniones recibidas y de que abordara los problemas presentes en las instalaciones escolares.

Aspectos destacados de la propuesta de ley:

· Incrementar las medidas y los procedimientos de seguridad, con inclusión de instalaciones y alarmas antisísmicas en las escuelas.

· Agregar aulas nuevas o agrandar las existentes para aliviar el problema de la superpoblación estudiantil y prepararse para la matrícula futura, con inclusión de aulas de educación general y salones de música.

· Agregar aulas nuevas o agrandar las existentes para la docencia técnica-profesional (vocacional) en las seis escuelas preparatorias tradicionales y en la Escuela Preparatoria Roberts.

· Agregar laboratorios de ciencias nuevos o renovar los existentes en las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias.

La propuesta de ley tiene un valor de $619.7 millones. En caso de que los votantes la aprobasen en mayo, se calcula que incrementaría el impuesto actual sobre bienes inmuebles en $1.24 por cada $1,000 del valor de tasación. Si los votantes rechazasen el proyecto de ley, no habría que pagar el impuesto añadido y no se realizarían los proyectos enumerados. La Comisión de Ciudadanos Dedicados al Estudio de las Instalaciones Escolares (CFTF, por sus siglas en inglés) analizó todos los métodos de financiamiento a disposición del distrito y sugirió a la Mesa Directiva Escolar que se elevara el proyecto general de ley para que los votantes tomaran una decisión sobre este asunto. El distrito recibirá una subvención de $8 millones del estado en caso de que se apruebe el proyecto de ley.

Únicamente los votantes inscritos y residentes del distrito tendrán derecho a votar en mayo. A fin de inscribirse o de actualizar su inscripción de votante, visite la página Web de la Secretaría del Estado de Oregón: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en

El plazo para inscribirse vence el 24 de abril. El 25 de abril se enviarán por correo las boletas electorales. Para informarse a fondo sobre este asunto, por favor, acceda a la página web siguiente: www.bondinfo.salemkeizer.org.

Make a difference! Cast your vote! | ¡Haz la diferencia! ¡Emite tu voto!

posted Apr 5, 2018, 3:34 PM by Salem Keizer

Please remember to register to vote or update your voter registration if you have moved or changed political parties so you’re ready to fill out and return your ballot when it arrives in the mail.

To register to vote in Oregon, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Oregon resident, and at least 17 years old. The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 15 election is April 24.

Registered voters receive a ballot in the mail about two weeks before an election.

There are three ways to register to vote in Oregon:

1. Have your Oregon driver’s license or state ID card handy and register online

2. Pick up a voter registration form at the post office or library (or download online) and return it in the mail

3. Go to the county elections office to fill out a form

If you have moved, changed your name or mailing address, or want to change political parties, you can update your voter registration through the same methods.

For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website.
Por favor, no olvide inscribirse para votar o si es necesario actualice sus datos personales de votante si se ha mudado o ha cambiado de partido político para que esté preparado y pueda rellenar y devolver su boleta electoral cuando les llegue por correo regular.

La inscripción de votante en Oregon requiere lo siguiente: debe ser un ciudadano estadounidense, un residente de Oregon y tener por lo menos 17 años de edad. La fecha límite para votar en las próximas elecciones del 15 de mayo es el 24 de abril.

Los electores inscritos reciben una boleta por correo regular aproximadamente dos semanas antes de una elección.

Hay tres maneras de rellenar la solicitud para la inscripción de votante en Oregon:

1. tenga a la mano su licencia de conducir de Oregon o tarjeta de identificación del estado para inscribirse por internet

2. recoja una solitud para la inscripción de votante en la oficina de correos o en la biblioteca (o puede descargarla por internet) y devolverla por correo regular

3. vaya a la oficina de elecciones del condado para rellenar un formulario

Si se ha mudado, cambiado el nombre, o tiene una dirección postal diferente, o desea cambiar su partido político, puede actualizar su inscripción de votante utilizando los mismos métodos. Para obtener más información sobre cómo votar en Oregon, por favor, consulte el sitio web de: Oregon Secretary of State’s website.


posted Apr 5, 2018, 8:42 AM by Cynthia Buss   [ updated Apr 5, 2018, 8:47 AM ]

Join us at the upcoming Screenagers viewing on April 11th at the Salem Public Library or April 24th at the Keizer Civic Center from 6-8 p.m. Help SKPS and our school contribute to an ongoing dialogue on struggles facing our children regarding screen time, academics and more. This event is free and open to all students over age 10 who are accompanied by a parent/guardian, families and community members. This event will include a Q&A panel with staff from @SalemKeizer, @KeizerPoliceDepartment, @SalemPoliceDepartment and @MarionCountyHealth. Visit www.salemkeizer.org for more information. 

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