Picture Day, October 10th!!

September 29th, 2023|

Picture Day is happening October 10th! Parents will have received their picture packets in the afternoon of Friday Sept. 29th. If families have missed placed their copy you can either get a copy [...]

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September Beartracker

September 5th, 2023|

Below you will find Septembers Bear Trackers. Please take your time reading through this as we have lots of beginning of the year information coming at you.

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2023-24 School Supply List

June 22nd, 2023|

Click the grade level button below for you to see your student(s) school supply list for the fall of 23-24. School Wide Supply list 2023-24 school wide supply list Kindergarten Supply [...]

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Kinder informational meeting

May 22nd, 2023|

Are you a parent of an incoming kindergarten who will be starting at Battle Creek in the fall of 2023-24? If yes, we have a Kinder informational meeting happening Wednesday, June 7th at 5:30pm [...]

Book Fair, April 24th- 28th!

April 21st, 2023|

Book Fair is back April 24th through the 28th! This year we will have Book Fair opened before school and after school along with classroom shopping during the day. This year Ewallet is back [...]

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Pre-school opportunity

April 11th, 2023|

Salem-Keizer School District has lots of opportunity for families to enroll in Head Start. Click the button below to be re-directed to our district website to learn more about the districts Head Start programs. [...]

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Tips for staying healthy this winter season

January 3rd, 2023|

This winter, the whole Salem-Keizer community can work together to keep our schools, students and community safe and healthy. Remember to follow some simple precautions to prevent illness: Stay home when sick. Avoid contact [...]

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Think before you post

November 15th, 2022|

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 [...]

Holiday Toy drive

November 8th, 2022|

Let It Snow Kindness: Holiday Gift Drive Battle Creek Elementary has a chance to bring some joy and kindness to children in our school community through our holiday gift drive. A blue information [...]

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Thanksgiving Food Drive and Boxes

October 24th, 2022|

Thanksgiving Food Drive and Boxes When we think of November, we often think of kindness, being thankful, and generosity.  Battle Creek Elementary is collecting items for our Thanksgiving Food Boxes between the dates [...]

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Jog-A-Thon!! Friday October 7th

September 29th, 2022|

Friday October 7th is Jog-A-Thon!! We are so HAPPY to announce that our annual Jog-A-Thon is right around the corner, Friday, October 7th, 2022!! You should have received your pledge envelopes on Monday, [...]

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Kindergarten registration

July 21st, 2022|

Registration for Kindergarten is open for this coming school year. If you have questions about what Kindergarten will look like, below we have included a slideshow for parents to go through. If this is [...]

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Fall school supply list

June 21st, 2022|

As we head into the summer break we wanted to make sure families have access to next years school supply list to get those summer school discounts. Click on the grade that your student [...]

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Kindergarten Orientation!

May 24th, 2022|

Join us for kindergarten orientation in person on June 7th at 3 p.m. till 4 p.m. Learn about your child’s future academic success with SKPS and how to prepare your child for his/her first [...]

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Spring Book Fair

April 25th, 2022|

SPRING BOOK FAIR!! APRIL 25TH- 28TH We are excited to have the book fair fully running! We also have a virtual book fair as well, with even more books. See the sections below [...]

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Video: Different Choices, Always United

March 10th, 2022|

As we transition into optional face coverings, it's important to remember to be respectful of each other's choices. At Salem-Keizer Public Schools we may make different choices, be we are always united. [...]

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Face coverings optional effective March 12

March 4th, 2022|

​​As you likely know, there have been significant changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education regarding face coverings in schools. We have carefully [...]

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Volunteering Information

January 22nd, 2022|

As we wait to hear word from the district on when we can have volunteers in the building we wanted to give parents a heads up on what steps to take to meet all [...]

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Battle Creek bond construction update

November 24th, 2021|

Voters passed a bond measure in 2018 to fund improvements across the entire district, including at Battle Creek Elementary School. Bond funding will provide more than $235,000 in upgrades at Battle Creek. Highlights of the [...]

Holiday Gift Drive

November 15th, 2021|

Let it Snow Kindness Holiday Gift Drive  Battle Creek Elementary has a chance to bring some joy and kindness to children in our school community through our holiday gift drive.  We are collecting [...]

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Book Fair has arrived!!

November 5th, 2021|

Book fair is happening in school and virtually!! In building November 8th through the 10th (only during students lunch and 2nd recess) Virtual November 8th through 12th This year we are offering a [...]

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Thanksgiving Food Drive and Boxes

October 25th, 2021|

When we think of November, we often think of kindness, being thankful, and generosity. Battle Creek Elementary is collecting items for our Thanksgiving Food Boxes between the dates of Monday, November 1st and [...]

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Open House!!

August 24th, 2021|

Battle Creek Open House The evening of September 7th we will be conducting an open house at Battle Creek. This is a great opportunity for families to come meet their students teacher, see [...]

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Family engagement nights August 4 and 6, 2021

July 22nd, 2021|

SKPS invites families to engage with district leaders on back-to-school planning for fall Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili Salem-Keizer Public Schools plans to provide full-time, in-person instruction for all students. [...]

Pre-school opportunities for next year

July 20th, 2021|

Our district has a handful of different opportunities for pre-school aged students, for the fall of 2022. Transportation will be available for all programs. Families can call 503-399-5510, for support with questions and filling [...]

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Weekly Announcements: June 14th

June 14th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this week's announcements. Also, scroll down to see some important announcements regarding deadlines Additional Announcements: Mark your calendars, district issued student Chromebooks are due for [...]

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Week of June 1st, weekly announcements

June 1st, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this week's announcements. Also, scroll down to see some important announcements regarding deadlines as well as Ms. Benson's Counselor Corner. Additional Announcements: Mark your calendars, [...]

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Weekly Announcements: May 25th

June 1st, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this week's announcements. Also, scroll down to see some important announcements regarding deadlines as well as Ms. Benson's Counselor Corner. Additional Announcements: Picture Day is [...]

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Week of May 17th announcements

May 18th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this week's announcements. Also, scroll down to see some important announcements regarding deadlines as well as Ms. Benson's Counselor Corner. Additional Announcements: Picture Day is [...]

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Week of May 10th announcements

May 12th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this week's announcements. Also, scroll down to see some important announcements regarding deadlines as well as Ms. Benson's Counselor Corner. Additional Announcements: Battle Creek's 1st [...]

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Week of May 3rd Announcements

May 4th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this week's announcements. Also, scroll down to see some important announcements regarding deadlines as well as Ms. Benson's Counselor Corner. Additional Announcements: If you haven't [...]

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Weekly announcement for April 20th

April 20th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this weeks announcements! Also below is our Additional Announcement section as well as Ms. Benson's Counselor Corner. Additional Announcement: Our parent club is holding a [...]

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April Bear Trackers

April 12th, 2021|

Below is this months April Newsletter. You can always find our past monthly Bear Trackers in our Newsletter section of our Website. English version ----> [...]

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Week of April 6th announcements

April 6th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over our weekly announcements below. Additional Announcements: As a reminder our Grab n' Go library is still happening from 11am till 1pm. It has been moved [...]

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Week of March 29th Announcement

March 31st, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn below to see this weeks announcement. Also scroll down pass our announcement video to see this weeks Additional announcements. Additional Announcements: As a reminder our Grab-n-Go library [...]

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Announcements for the week of 3/9

March 11th, 2021|

Please watch Mrs. Freeborn go over our weekly announcements. Once you are done watching that, scroll down below the video to see additional announcements as we have a lot of updates and things to [...]

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Week of February 23rd announcement

February 23rd, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this weeks announcments. Additional Announcements: Kinder and 1st grade starts Hybrid learning next week March 2nd. Doors will open at 7:45am, school starts at 8am. [...]

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Week of 2.9.21 announcements

February 9th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn's weekly announcements below! Additional Announcements: If you haven't heard yet, all elementary schools will be phasing into Hybrid learning starting the week of March 2nd [...]

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Week of 1/12/21 announcements

January 12th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over our weekly announcements. Additional Announcements: The WVP Health Authority will be hosting a 3-day free vaccine/immunization drive-through event. This event is to help catch children [...]

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Week of 1/5/21 Announcements

January 5th, 2021|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go over this weeks announcements! Additional Announcements: Salem Public Library will be doing a live virtual read aloud on January the 13th. Click on the image below [...]

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Dec. 14th morning announcements

December 16th, 2020|

Watch Mrs. Freeborn go though the last morning announcement for the year 2020! Additional Announcements: Office will be closed Friday December 18th at 2pm. Please call and schedule an appointment [...]

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December Virtual Assembly

December 4th, 2020|

Watch our December Assembly to learn about all the fun things happening this month, as well as to find out the Challenge and Achievement winners. There are some special guest appearances so get ready [...]

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12/4/2020- PTC Virtual Auction!

December 2nd, 2020|

Our Fall Virtual Auction is happening this Friday the 4th at 8am and ends Saturday the 5th at 8pm! The Event group page will instantly archive at 8pm to stop bidding. Notifications will [...]

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Week of 11/30 morning announcements

December 1st, 2020|

Watch the video below of Mrs. Freeborn going over this weeks morning announcements. Also scroll down to the additional announcements for highlighted information Here is the video that was missed in [...]

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Thank you Education Support Professionals!

November 18th, 2020|

It's Education Support Professionals Day! Administrators and teachers from across the district give a shoutout to the amazing Education Support Professionals in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Thank you to all of our ESPs [...]

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Holiday Gift Drive

November 16th, 2020|

Battle Creek Elementary has a chance to bring some joy and kindness to children in our community through our holiday gift drive.  If you are interested in participating, please click the link below. This link [...]

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PTC Fall Online Auction

November 12th, 2020|

Auction letter to parents from PTC For additional information, click on the orange button to see PTC's letter to parents with more information about our online Auction!! Click [...]

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Zones of Regulation site

October 14th, 2020|

This is a place where students can go to work through the Zones of Regulation when they are feeling emotionally dysregulated. Students who are having a difficult time can visit the lounge and work [...]

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Morning announcements week of 10.5

October 6th, 2020|

Watch this weeks Morning Announcement: The Rotary Club of Salem-Creekside schools Partnership The Rotary Club of Salem-Creekside acknowledges the value of a good education especially during these unprecedented [...]

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Grab & Go Library

October 2nd, 2020|

Grab & Go Battle Creek Library is coming!! Where: Battle Creek School Lobby (main entrance between sets of doors). When: Starting Oct. 13th Every Tuesday and Thursday During Grab & [...]

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Library Resources for Students

September 25th, 2020|

Salem Public Library is here to support teachers and parents in this very different style of school year. As you may know, the temporary physical location for Salem Public Library is not currently open [...]

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Chromebook Login Issues?

September 18th, 2020|

We are aware that some students are having challenges logging into their Chromebooks to access Distance Learning. Here are instructions to help families having difficulties logging in. As Chromebooks come online after the summer, [...]

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Welcome Message 20-21 and Video

September 18th, 2020|

Dear Battle Creek students and families, Welcome to the 2020-21 school year! Although we all wish we could be celebrating today in-person together, I am very excited to have each and every one of [...]

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2019-2020 Yearbook Sale!!!

September 1st, 2020|

Its official! We are selling yearbooks from last year! These are the 2019-2020 yearbooks, which we did not pre-sale any last spring since we did not return to school after Spring Break. We [...]

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BC Office open to public!

August 17th, 2020|

STARTING WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19TH OUR OFFICE WILL BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY APPOINTMENT ONLY  FROM 9 TILL 11AM EACH WEEKDAY To make an appointment, please call our office at 503-399-2062, between the [...]

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End of the year virtual assebmly

June 11th, 2020|

As we come to a close for our 2019-2020 school year we wanted to keep with tradition and have our end of the year assembly. Please enjoy our primary and intermediate virtual Assembly as [...]

Student lead tutoring session

June 2nd, 2020|

South Salem High School juniors who have recently started a service called ConnectSalemStudents. Their goal is to lend tutoring and peer-support to all K-12 Salem-Keizer students during through the summer, and possibly [...]

Kindergarten Registration

May 27th, 2020|

ONLINE KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN FOR SCHOOL YEAR 2020-2021 Did you know kindergarten registration opened on Monday, March 2? As we begin to prepare for the 2020-21 school year it’s important [...]

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May 1st, 2020|

Since we couldn't do our assembly in person, we created a virtual assembly for our Bears to watch. Thank you to Ms. Ingram and all who helped to create this video. [...]

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Virtual Spirit week

May 1st, 2020|

May 4th through the 8th is Spirit week! See the image below to know what each day will be. You can either show up to your  google class dressed up Or Head over [...]

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April 30th, 2020|

The staff at Battle Creek LOVES and misses our students so we wanted to let you know by creating this video. Thank you to Ms. Montano for putting this together and to Mr. Kadaja [...]

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BEAR expectations

April 29th, 2020|

To help students be successful during Distance Learning at home, please read these together (parents and students), then discuss what each of them mean for your family in your home. [...]

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SEL Video

April 9th, 2020|

The video at the bottom is our Social Emotional Learning, please have your volume on, as Ms. Benson our school counselor, will be reading aloud. The below links are from the video for additional [...]

Distance Learning resources

April 8th, 2020|

On Monday, March 30, Salem Keizer was given the directive from the Oregon Department of Education to shift from “Supplemental Learning”, which was optional and not graded, to “Distance Learning”, which is not optional and [...]

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Resources for Parents

March 16th, 2020|

Click the below link for some ideas to help keep  your students on track during our time off from school due to the COVID-19. There are a lot of great resource out there for literacy, [...]

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YMCA Spring Break Camp

February 4th, 2020|

Salem Family YMCA has their spring break camp officially open for registration. They would like to invite your school's families to join them for a week of games, STEM activities, field trips, swimming, adn more. [...]

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Winter Break Meals

December 17th, 2019|

Free lunches and activities will be offered at eight schools in Salem and Keizer during Winter Break 2019. This opportunity is for ALL children & students ages 1-18 years old. EVERYONE is invited – regardless [...]

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Battle Creek Elementary state report card

December 3rd, 2019|

The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) produces yearly at-a-glance profiles for schools and districts. These reports, called for by the 1999 state legislature, provide educators with an opportunity to communicate directly with parents and community [...]

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Food drive list

November 12th, 2019|

  Battle Creek Elementary and Way of Life Fellowship are working together to put together Thanksgiving Food Boxes that will be donated to Battle Creek families who might not otherwise enjoy a Thanksgiving meal as [...]

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YMCA Thanksgiving and Winter Camps

October 23rd, 2019|

The YMCA just wanted to let you know that registration for our day camps for Thanksgiving and Winter breaks will be opening next week on November 1st. Attached are two flyers with all of the [...]


October 9th, 2019|

Battle Creek Elementary is kicking off our second Socktober!  During the month of October, we will be collecting brand new socks for men, women, and children in need in our Salem community.  Last year we [...]

Family Movie Night

October 8th, 2019|

Morning Star Community Church is hosting a Family movie Night Sunday October 27th at 6pm. Please see the attached fliers on what you and your family can expect that night A couple of keep items [...]

Jog-A-Thon Info

October 2nd, 2019|

Jog-A-Thon is happening this Friday Oct. 4th, 2019. Please look at the attachment for Spirit Week Day information and the time when grade levels are running. Below is a schedule as well if you are [...]

Junior Oly Basketball Tryout

September 24th, 2019|

J. Oly Youth Basketball is a non-profit, youth basketball organization that serve the needs of student-athletes inside of the Sprague Youth Basketball Community. Tryouts will be held on October 23rd and the 29th at Sprague [...]

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September 2019 Newsletter

September 19th, 2019|

Click on the PDF below to get important upcoming dates and events, a letter from the principal, and other information for Battle Creek parents. Scroll down for the Home & School Connections!

Battle Creek Park Development

September 13th, 2019|

On Wednesday the 11th, City of Salem held a meeting about the space next to Battle Creek Elementary and future development plans. There are 3-options that they are proposing to do with that space. Our [...]

2019-2020 School Supply list

August 2nd, 2019|

As we start counting down to the new school year, here is a guided list of what to get for your students. As a reminder online registration is open for 2019-20 school year, this process [...]

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Marion Co. Health & Human Services: No Confirmed Cases of Measles in Marion County | Servicios Humanos y de Salud del Condado de Marion: No se han presentado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Condado de Marion

January 30th, 2019|

Marion County Health & Human Services has asked us to share this information with you regarding a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington. "Due to the current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, we've received [...]

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About the Boundary Adjustment Process

January 17th, 2019|

The district has created resources to help explain the boundary adjustment process. If adopted by the Salem-Keizer School Board on February 12, the proposed boundary adjustments would go into effect in Fall 2019. Parents and [...]

Picture retakes!!

November 28th, 2018|

November 29th will be our picture retakes. If your students are retaking their pictures please have them bring in their originals for the photographer to take. If they forget their packets, its okay they [...]

Picture Day October 11th!

October 5th, 2018|

Thursday October 11th is Picture Day! We will send out picture packets on Monday the 8th in your students Monday folders. You can pre-order your picture packages online at https://ios.mydorian.com our school's access key is [...]

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Every Day 24J

September 25th, 2018|

Missing a day or two of school may not seem like a big deal, but that time matters. If a student misses just two days of school a month, by the end of the [...]

Back to School Night

September 25th, 2018|

Thursday September 27 from 5:45- 6:45pm will be our back to school night! You and your student can come play Bingo Bear Hunt to see what your child has learned so far while being at [...]

Spirit Week and Jog-A-Thon Schedule

September 24th, 2018|

The week of September 24th is our Spirit week and Jog-A-Thon. We are getting super excited for the Jog-A-Thon and we want our students to be excited as well! There will be a different Incredible [...]

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2018-19 School Supplies

June 26th, 2018|

We hope you are all enjoying your Summer Break. If you are wanting to get a jump start on next year's school supplies we have the class supply list below! A downloadable version is [...]

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Salem-Keizer Public Schools to Offer Free Summer Meals

June 18th, 2018|

Meals are available for all children Each year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools participates in the Summer Meals Program, which provides free meals to all children ages 1-18, regardless of family income. Free summer meals will be [...]

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City of Salem Drinking Water Advisory Update

June 8th, 2018|

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of Salem issued a new advisory for vulnerable populations to not consume tap water due to algae blooms in the Detroit Reservoir. This advisory is expected to continue at [...]

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Immunization Rates

June 6th, 2018|

As per county health policy, here are Battle Creek's immunization rates: DTaP/Tdap: 96% Polio: 96% Varicella: 97% Measles: 96% Mumps/Rubelle: 98% HepB: 97% HepA: 96% You can view more informations on our Immunization rates here.

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Salem-Keizer Budget Committee Approves $1.1 Billion 2018-19 Budget

May 23rd, 2018|

The school district’s budget includes bond funds and new revenue estimates from Oregon Department of Education The Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Budget Committee tonight moved to recommend a budget totaling $1,147,797,142. The budget includes bond [...]

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Now Open – Registration For Jumpstart Kindergarten In Summer Of 2018

May 23rd, 2018|

Students entering kindergarten in many of our Title IA-funded elementary schools have the opportunity to attend a free kindergarten preparation program this summer called Jumpstart Kinder this summer. Jumpstart Kinder is August 6–10, 2018, from approximately [...]

Battle Creek Night at Volcanoes Stadium

May 22nd, 2018|

When: Monday June 18, 2018 Time: 6:35pm, Gates open at 5:30pm Special event: The Battle Creek choir will be singing the National Anthem! Parking: $5.00 per car, carpooling is encouraged! Ways to get TICKETS: Kids [...]

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Salem-Keizer Voters Approve $619.7 Million School Bond

May 16th, 2018|

Bond dollars will relieve overcrowding and add science, vocational spaces and more Voters in Salem and Keizer have approved a $619.7 million bond measure referred to the May 15 ballot by the Salem-Keizer Public Schools [...]

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Preschool Registration Begins in April

March 15th, 2018|

If your child will be three- or four-years-old on or before September 10, 2018, April is the time to register for preschool! Early Enrollment for Current Families April 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; [...]

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Kindergarten Registration Now Open For 2018-19

February 27th, 2018|

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens on Tuesday, February 20! Often thought of as a transition year between home and school, kindergarten prepares your child for a successful academic career and is now [...]

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All Salem-Keizer Public Schools are Closed Thursday, Feb. 22

February 22nd, 2018|

Due to inclement weather, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be closed and all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. All district offices will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This snow day may [...]

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Proposed Elementary Math Adoption Curriculum Available For Review Until March 7, 2018

February 14th, 2018|

At its February 13 business meeting, the Salem-Keizer Board of Education heard the first reading of the recommended elementary math adoption curriculum, Ready Math, Publisher Curriculum Associates. The instruction materials are available for community/parent review [...]

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April Dates

January 29th, 2018|

Upcoming Dates ~ May 25th: Volunteer Breakfast at 9:15am May 28th: No School, Memorial Day May 29th: MODs pizza fundraiser, happening all day June 5th: Family BBQ Lunch June 12th: Field Day June 13th: Last [...]