Welcome Stephens Class of 2027!!!!

Welcome to Stephens Class of 2027! We are excited for you to join us!

Below is great information to help your incoming 6th grade student be successful at Stephens Middle School in the 2020-21 school year.

Welcome Presentation

Current Stephens students answer student questions 

Elective Sign-up link

Virtual Open House (coming soon!)

Come back for more as we will be updating this post over the next couple of weeks with more exciting information!

2020-05-21T09:19:29-08:00May 21, 2020|

Afternoon Announcements – 5/20/20

2020-05-20T09:50:02-08:00May 13, 2020|

Elective Choices for 20-21 School Year

Stephens Students and Parents –

Current 6th and 7th grade students, please use this Google form. Sign up for the classes that interest you!

Forecasting From

For those interested in AVID & Leadership for the 2020-21 school year, please fill out the forms below.

AVID Application

Leadership Application – English Version

Leadership Application – Spanish Version

2020-05-20T09:52:05-08:00May 6, 2020|

Message about Video Conferencing and Recording

To Our SKPS Families:

As required by the Oregon Department of Education, on April 13th we will provide distance learning for all students in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. The primary medium for this learning is the internet, with instruction provided both during face-to-face interactions with the teacher and with planned activities and assignments that take place independently by the student. At the secondary level, family participation and support are needed for your student to access their distance education.

Google Meets will be used for face-to-face instruction. Students will receive invitations or links from their classroom teacher to participate. These links and invitations will be shared in advance via Google Classroom.

During a Meet, your student(s) face and name will be displayed on screen. If you do not want your student to be seen by other students, please turn off the camera on your device. This is completed by clicking the video camera icon on the Meet screen.

We recognize that some students may not be able to participate in a scheduled synchronous Meet session. To support these students, teachers may record a Meet for distribution to students not in attendance. If you do not want your student to be recorded for later viewing by other students, please turn off the camera on your device. This is completed by clicking the video camera icon on the Meet screen.

Learning in a synchronous online environment requires that teachers and families think about a few things in advance. Before your student participates in a scheduled synchronous event, consider the following.

  • Is your student in a location with a solid Wi-Fi signal?
  • Is your student in a location free from distractions?
  • Does your student have what they need for their learning (e.g. paper, pencil, eyeglasses, water bottle, etc.)?
  • Turn your back to your student’s screen and look at what others will see during the synchronous event. Is there anything you need to move?
  • If you are supporting your student during the synchronous event, you may also be seen by other students and other parents supporting their student. If you do not want to be seen during the event or recorded for later viewing, please turn off the camera on your device.

To protect student privacy, videos that are recorded for targeted distribution will not be posted on a public webpage. These videos will be stored on a district-hosted site and a view-only link will be shared within Google Classroom or sent only to those families that are unable to participate in a synchronous event. These videos will be permanently deleted after 14 days.

Most teacher-initiated content will be delivered in an online learning format; however, we do have options for families that are unable to participate. For those families that are unable to participate in online learning, we will continue to provide an approximation of this learning via paper packet distribution at our Grab-n-Go locations.

If you have any questions about distance learning, Google Meets, or about Google Classroom, please contact me at wood_david@salkeiz.k12.or.us.

Thank you,

David Wood, Principal, Stephens Middle School

 

2020-04-22T14:15:40-08:00April 22, 2020|

Bulldog News – Teacher Appreciation Edition

2020-05-18T12:08:46-08:00April 7, 2020|

Stephens Counseling Department

“Anything with 24/7 news coverage gets our attention. But often makes issues seem more threatening than might be warranted in the moment. At this point, such is the case with the Corona Virus (COVID-19). Let’s take a moment to focus on what makes sense for today”

 Please know that we are working hard to provide accurate and helpful information to families. For activities and resources regarding safety and mental health, please access our school counselor website for more information.  

For additional resources during this time click on the attachment below.

2020-04-20T09:06:35-08:00April 3, 2020|