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Salem-Keizer School Board seeks public input on zone redistricting

The board is seeking public input on zone map alternatives from Nov. 17 through Dec. 1 to help determine final board zones

Beginning Wednesday, Nov. 17 the Salem-Keizer School Board will launch a public input period to gather feedback on alternative maps for revised school board zone boundaries.


The update to the zone boundaries, or “redistricting,” is a process to distribute the population equally among electoral districts. This usually happens after the U.S. census, which takes place every 10 years. The census shows population growth or decrease in these areas, requiring population rebalancing to ensure equal representation. Special districts, such as school districts, collaborate with their communities on determining the updated school board zones.

Redistricting will NOT change school attendance area boundaries.

View the maps online

The board has two different proposals for redrawing the zones for the district. Proposed map alternatives for the Salem-Keizer School Board can be reviewed on the School Board Zones Redistricting webpage. You can also view the maps at the locations below.

View the maps in person at these locations

The following locations in Salem will have maps available for in-person viewing.

  • Peoples Church
    4500 Lancaster Dr NE
  • Peoples Church Casa de Adoración:
    4500 Lancaster Dr NE
  • To God Be the Glory
    4445 Silverton Rd. NE
  • Salem Alliance Church
    555 Gaines St NE
  • Salem Public Library
    585 Liberty St SE
  • Salem Leadership Foundation
    Broadway Commons-1300 Broadway NE #409
  • Salem Islamic Center (Arabic)
    3215 Fisher Rd. NE
  • Salem/Keizer Coalition for Equality (Spanish)
    3850 Portland Rd. NE Suite #100
  • Mano a Mano (Spanish)
    3850 Portland Rd NE #130
    2921 Saddle Club St. SE #1009
  • Salem for Refugees (Swahili)
    1430 5th St NE
  • Iglesia Bautista Cristo Vive (Spanish)
    4051 Market St. NE

Get flyers and fact sheets at these locations

The following locations in Salem will have printed flyers of the zone alternatives and an information sheet only.

  • Seed of Faith International
  • Oak Park Church
  • Capital Baptist
  • Salem First Methodist Church
  • Holy Cross Lutheran
  • Free Church of Oregon
  • Dominion Covenant Fellowship Church
  • Pauline Memorial AME Zion

Take the survey

Residents can access the survey to indicate their preferred option and provide additional comments.

The board will discuss input collected during the feedback period in a work session on Dec. 7 and make a final decision at its regular board meeting on December 14, 2021.

2021-11-24T07:55:04-08:00November 17, 2021|

Stephens Opening Letter & FAQs for Families

Welcome back to Stephens Middle School!

Our staff is excited for the 2021-2022 school year, following a year that presented many challenges, and also led us to many innovations to benefit students and families.

To be ready for the opening of school this September, here are some Taking Care of Business items that need to be completed, information to assist you in planning for the school year, and some Frequently Asked Questions about returning to school this year at Stephens.

FAQs in English

¡Bienvenido de nuevo a la Escuela Intermedia Stephens!

Nuestro personal está entusiasmado con el año escolar 2021-2022, después de un año que presentó muchos desafíos, y también nos llevó a muchas innovaciones para beneficiar a los estudiantes y las familias.

Para estar listo para la apertura de la escuela en septiembre, aquí hay algunos artículos de Dia de Transmite que deben completarse, información para ayudarlo a planificar el año escolar y algunas preguntas frecuentes sobre cómo regresar a la escuela este año en Stephens.

FAQs in English
2021-11-23T07:47:45-08:00September 3, 2021|

Back-to-school information for the 2021-22 school year

Below are links for parents and students to help you prepare for the first day of classes.

Chuukese | MarshalleseRussian | Spanish

School offices opening dates 2021-22

  • August 16: Elementary School offices open
  • August 16: Middle School offices open
  • Year round: High School offices open year round

First day of school dates 2021-22

Grades 1-12

  • September 7: First day for Grades 6 and 9
  • September 8: First day for Grades 1-5, 7-8, 10-12 (*Because this is a Wednesday, this is a late start day)


  • September 8-10: Kindergarten reading assessment & parent conference
  • September 13: Kindergarten transition last name begins A-L
  • September 14: Kindergarten transition last name begins M-Z
  • September 15: Kindergarten first day for ALL students (*Because this is a Wednesday, this is a late start day)

*All schools will start one hour late on Wednesdays to give school staff a regular time for collaborating and planning support for students.

Back-to-school quick links

Adult and student interactions

Guide to Staff/Student InteractionsMaintaining Appropriate Staff/Student BoundariesMaintaining Appropriate Volunteer/Contractor/Student Boundaries
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is committed to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for students when participating in any school or district activity.