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Free Grab-N-Meals on Friday, May 20

Food and Nutrition Services is pleased to be able to offer meals to ALL Salem-Keizer Public Schools students on May 20, a non-student contact day. Meals will be served at 11 locations across the district from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Grab-N-Go Meals Locations Friday, May 20

2022-05-17T13:17:40-08:00May 17, 2022|

Road Closure

Stephens families –

We have been notified by the City of Salem about a closure on Hayesville Drive, beginning Monday, May 9, and continuing into the summer.

We wanted to pass along some important pieces of information:

  1. There will be a full closure at the intersection of Harland Drive and Hayesville Drive, starting Monday, May 9. This is the only closure.
  2. There will be local access everywhere else along Hayesville Drive, other than the intersection at Harland.
  3. There is no disruption for our buses as any routes impacted by this one closure have been re-routed.
  4. Walking routes will be maintained for students all along Hayesville Drive.
  5. There will be a detour from Cordon Road to Lancaster Drive that primarily uses Kale Drive.

At this time, we do not anticipate any impact to the drop-off and pick-up of students in front of Stephens. The only impact will be on drivers who approach from west of Harland Drive.

Here is the press release from the City of Salem:

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this road construction!


2022-05-04T09:54:46-08:00May 4, 2022|

Open House

Welcome future Bulldogs – all incoming 6th grade students and families at Stephens Middle School in the 2022-23 school year –


You are invited to an Open House for incoming 6th grade students and families on Tuesday, May 10, from 6:00-7:30pm. You will be able to tour the Stephens building, meet your teachers, and learn about the great programs, athletics and extra-curricular opportunities at Stephens.  You will be able to find out more about the AVID program, and about Stephens electives and CTE programs. If you have ever been interested in playing an instrument in band or orchestra, there will be information available about our music programs from those teachers, in-person on May 10.


At Stephens, we want to make sure your transition to middle school is smooth and welcoming. Mark your calendars for 2 other dates: “Bulldog Blastoff” is an optional activity day for 6th graders on September 1, and the first day of school for all 6th graders is Tuesday, September 6, 2022. We look forward to seeing you at Stephens!


There are lots of great resources available at the Stephens website, and you can always call the Stephens Main Office at 503.399.3442 for help with bus transportation, or to answer questions.


Thank you, and Go Bulldogs!

2022-05-04T09:00:51-08:00May 4, 2022|

Fake & Fatal: What Parents & Teens Need to Know – May 4 at 7 p.m.

On May 4, a virtual event will be held to educate students, parents and the community about the dangers of fake pills made from deadly fentanyl.

Oregon has lost several students to fentanyl in the last few years. The parents of one of those students will be leading this discussion and they have a powerful story to tell.

Event details

“Fake & Fatal: What Parents & Teens Need to Know”
Presented by Oregon’s Vibrant Future Coalition
Wednesday, May 4 at 7-8:30pm PST

Tips on how to keep the children in your care safe

Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Arabic)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Chuukese)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (English)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Marshallese)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Russian)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Spanish)
Fentanyl Fact Sheet (Swahilli)

2022-04-29T14:32:33-08:00April 27, 2022|

Parent Event: Opening Night, April 26th

The Administration and Parent Action Committee at Stephens Middle School are hosting “Opening Night,” the first parent meeting of the year. Join us on Tuesday, April 26, at 6:00pm in the Stephens Cafeteria. Learn how you can volunteer as a parent, what extracurricular activities your child can participate in at Stephens, how to connect using ParentSquare, and more. Administration, Community Outreach Coordinators, and Parent Action Committee will be there to answer questions.

Refreshments will be provided, as well as child care. RSVP here.

Click here to see more on the attached flyer, the school website, or call the school office at (503) 399-3442.

La Administración y el Comité de Acción de Padres de la Escuela Intermedia Stephens están organizando la “Noche de Apertura”, la primera reunión de padres del año. Únase a nosotros el martes 26 de abril a las 6:00 p. m. en la cafetería Stephens. Aprenda cómo puede ser voluntario como padre, en qué actividades extracurriculares puede participar su hijo en Stephens, cómo conectarse usando ParentSquare y más. La administración, los coordinadores de alcance comunitario y el Comité de Acción de Padres estarán allí para responder preguntas.

Se proporcionarán refrescos, así como cuidado de niños. RSVP aquí.

Haga clic aquí para ver más en el volante adjunto, el sitio web de la escuela o llame a la oficina de la escuela al (503) 399-3442.

2022-04-26T10:17:10-08:00April 19, 2022|

Spotlight on Success: Stephens Middle School AVID

Stephens Middle School is proud to announce its revalidation as an AVID National Demonstration School and Site of Distinction.

An AVID school since 2017

Stephen’s educators and scholars have been working diligently toward this goal since 2017, when Stephens Middle School became the first Salem-Keizer school to validate as a National Demonstration School.

While the circumstances of the last two years have brought instability for students, we are proud that we were able to provide consistent systems and structures for all of our Stephens Scholars, which allowed students to continue learning at a high level and to jump back into collaboration upon our return to in person learning.

We believe that Stephens Scholars Grow Stronger Together. We are inspired by our staff and students for their hard work and the ways that they rise to meet challenges every single day, and we are grateful to the AVID organization for the opportunity to share our learning with others.

Stephens is a diverse community of learners

Stephens Middle School is a linguistically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse community of learners. The AVID program provides opportunities for all of our students to engage with rigorous content, to occupy positions of leadership, and to graduate from high school prepared for college readiness and success in a global society.

By using AVID strategies schoolwide, all Stephens Middle School Scholars are equipped and empowered to overcome barriers that stand in the way of advanced educational opportunities.

Stephens and Claggett Creek are both AVID Demonstration Schools

There are only four AVID National Demonstration schools in the state of Oregon, which includes both Stephens and Claggett Creek Middle schools. We are also part of a select group of 200 National Demonstration schools worldwide in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Thank you for supporting AVID

Stephens appreciates Salem Keizer Public Schools for its investment in supporting the AVID program at all levels. Stephens is especially grateful to Barb Bamford, Karina Searle and Terra Boyko for their continued support and encouragement, and above all, are grateful to the Stephens Bulldog staff, without whom this accomplishment would not have been possible.

2022-03-30T14:44:57-08:00March 30, 2022|

FREE Spring break meals – March 21-25, 2022

Our Spring Break Meal Program is open for grab-n-go meals for all students enrolled in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Join us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. from March 21-25 at the locations listed below.

Meal locations

Spring Meals 2022

Spring break meals flyer

2022-03-28T07:21:33-08:00March 18, 2022|

Video: Different Choices, Always United

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.

2022-03-10T11:05:22-08:00March 9, 2022|