Nov. 20 Boundary Open House Event Postponed, New Date TBA

20 de noviembre Evento de reuniones informativa de ajuste de límites POSPUESTO. Pronto se anunciará una nueva fecha.

In response to community feedback, the November 20 Boundary Open House event has been postponed. A new date, locations and format for the next community input event will be announced soon.

At its meeting on November 6, the Boundary Review Task Force heard feedback collected following Boundary Open House events held at three locations on October 30. Examples of themes heard in the community feedback ranged from concerns about the ability to attend the Open House on November 20 date, to concerns about impacts to neighborhoods, socio-economic balance and continuity of progression from elementary to middle and high schools.

After reviewing the feedback and a presentation on equity, Task Force members continued to work on making boundary adjustments with the feedback in mind. Updated maps that show the group’s progress will be posted on the district website when ready.

The Task Force will continue working and making adjustments until it reaches consensus on a final boundary adjustment scenario. The goal of the Task Force is to provide a final recommendation for adjusted boundaries to the Superintendent at the December 11, 2018 School Board meeting.

Visit the boundary adjustment page of district website to follow the work of the Boundary Review Task force.

2018-11-15T09:13:02+00:00November 8, 2018|

Fall Conference Schedule

Fall Conferences are just around the corner!   November 19th is a grading day for teachers so there will be no school that day with evening conferences. November 20th will be no school with all day conferences. There will be no school November 21st through 23rd for Thanksgiving Break. Please watch the mail for your scheduled time.

2018-11-08T10:14:32+00:00November 8, 2018|

Native American Awareness Gathering

Join Salem-Keizer Public Schools and learn more about our Native American and indigenous populations in a free family event on Nov. 30, 2018. We invite you to celebrate Native American Heritage Month with music, dancing, storytelling and dinner! The gathering takes place from 6-9 p.m. at the Chemeketa Community College Building 2, 4000 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem.

There are nearly 700 Native American students in our Salem and Keizer schools. November is Native American Heritage Month, and we’re honoring the unique heritage and culture of the Native American community all month.

Be sure to follow our social media channels to help us share the incredible work of our native students, staff and community members.

2018-11-08T14:48:08+00:00November 8, 2018|

Saturday School Starts this Saturday

Come and catch up on your school work. Bring your binder, and school supplies.

You can walk, ride your bike or have your parents drop you off at school.

If you ride the school bus these are the stops and times:

  • 8:09 am/12:36 pm         FISHER RD NE@ELLSWORTH APTS
  • 8:11 am/12:39 pm          FISHER RD NE @ WHITE OAK CT NE
  • 8:13 am/12:34 pm          LANCASTER DR NE (BPO@GOODWILL)
  • 8:17 am/12:43 pm          HERRIN RD NE @ 48TH AV NE
  • 8:19 am/12:45 pm          SILVERTON RD NE BPO W OF 45TH AVE NE
  • 8:23 am/12:32 pm          SATTER DR NE @ CAMPUS LP NE
  • 8:24 am/12:31 pm          WARD DR NE @ GLADYS ST NE
  • 8:29 am/12:26pm           HAPPY DR NE @ GERANIUM AV NE


Come to the doors by the Commons when you get here.

8:45 A.M. Breakfast

9-12 P.M. class in the library

12-12:15 P.M. Lunch

12:15 P.M. time to go home


  • If you don’t attend on Saturday, then the following week students will attend Lunch/Work sessions on M, W, F, during their lunchtime in room 123. If you miss you will make this time up. This way you can make up your work and raise your grades. You are to go room 123 and not to the Commons to stand in line for a hot lunch. You will be provided with a sack lunch.


Cancellation Due to Inclement Weather:


We will follow the district guidelines. A dialer will go out to parents.

2018-10-15T09:01:19+00:00October 15, 2018|

Every Day 24J

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 year, that adds up to an entire month of lost instruction.

At Salem-Keizer Public Schools, we want all of our students to graduate prepared for successful lives. Students who regularly attend school are more likely to graduate, setting the stage for success in college and higher rates of employability.

Be there all day, every day in District 24J.

2018-09-26T14:11:54+00:00September 25, 2018|

Diariamente, todos los días en el Distrito 24J

El perder un día o dos de clases podría parecer irrelevante, pero ese tiempo es muy importante. Si un estudiante pierde solo dos días de clases al mes, al final del año escolar, esto representa un mes entero de clases perdidas.

En las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer, queremos que todos los estudiantes se gradúen preparados para una vida exitosa. Los estudiantes que asisten regularmente a la escuela, tienen 172 porciento mayor probabilidad de graduarse, estableciendo así las bases para el éxito en la universidad y mayores índices de empleabilidad.

Asistir a la escuela diariamente, todos los días en el Distrito 24J.

2018-09-26T14:08:00+00:00September 25, 2018|

After School Activity Bus

Our after school activity bus runs Monday through Thursday. Buses will be available at 4:15 to students participating in our After school Enrichment Program, Power Hour or Athletics. See below for bus stops.

4:36 pm          HAPPY DR NE @ GERANIUM AV NE


4:41 pm          WARD DR NE @ FALCON VIEW WY NE

4:42 pm          SATTER DR NE @ EMBASSY WY NE


4:45 pm          LANCASTER DR NE (BPO @ GOODWILL)

4:49 pm          FISHER RD NE @ ELLSWORTH APTS

4:51 pm          3678 FISHER RD NE

4:51 pm          FISHER RD NE @ LOLO PASS WY NE

4:55 pm          HERRIN RD NE @ 48TH AV NE

4:57 pm          47TH ST 100′ N OF SILVERTON RD NE

4:59 pm          45TH AV NE @ PACIFICA WY NE

4:59 pm          SILVERTON RD NE BPO W OF 45TH AVE NE


2018-10-24T07:32:06+00:00September 24, 2018|

Power Hour Has Begun

Adam Stephens Middle School

Power Hour

The Goal of Power Hour: Power Hour is a mandatory, teacher-assigned after school program where students complete missing homework in a distraction-free, excuse-free, and supportive environment.  Students are also welcome to come on their own to get help with classwork.  Just come to the library after school to join us.

When: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 in the library or teacher classrooms.

How do parents know their child has been assigned: An automated phone message and email is sent out to parents the day before the student is assigned.  Students are also notified in person by the teacher in class that they will be staying after school for Power Hour.

How do students get home after Power Hour:  Students can walk, get a ride from parents, or ride the “Activity Bus” home at 4:30.  If they ride the Activity Bus home, they will be assigned to one of the SKEF program activities and also get a snack before the bus leaves at 4:30.

What should parents do if the student cannot attend?  Parents should call the school the day after being notified if their student cannot stay after school for Power Hour.  The school phone number is 503-399-3442.   Also, please tell us what day your student can stay and we will reschedule it.

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If you are interested in volunteering to help during Power Hour, please call or come to the school office.  You will need to fill out a volunteer form.  Please consider volunteering one day a week (or even more if you are able.)  We appreciate your help!

2018-09-24T09:12:01+00:00September 24, 2018|