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Back to School 2023-24

Welcome Back to School 2022-23

School Offices Opening Dates

  • August 14: Elementary school offices open
  • August 14: Middle school offices open
  • Open all year: High school offices open year-round

First Day of School Dates 

Grades 1-12

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

Kindergarten First Days

  • September 6-8 Kindergarten reading assessment & parent conference
  • September 11 Kindergarten transition - Student last names that begin A-L
  • September 12 Kindergarten transition - Student last names that begin M-Z
  • September 13 First day for ALL Kindergarten 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

Athletic Participation

High school and middle school athletics
Information about athletics fees, physical exams and FamilyID online registration.

Bell Schedules

Information about school bell schedules is listed on your student's school website.

Bus Basics

Complete registration for bus service. 

Information about riding on buses, including videos, maps, and links to resources like finding your school.

Route times for the 2023-24 school year are expected to be ready the week of August 21.


View and download the 2023-24 school year calendar as a PDF in English or Spanish.

Contact Us if you need the calendar in another language.

Dress Code

Dress code
Salem-Keizer Public Schools expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school-sponsored event.

Enrollment and Registration

Student enrollment and registration
Information, links and contact information to help parents who need to get their students registered for school.

Food Services

Food Services
Find school breakfast and lunch menus.


Everything to help you get your student registered and ready for kindergarten.


Salem-Keizer Public Schools is now using the ParentSquare platform for district, school and teacher communications, primarily with email, text and app notifications.


Login page to create a new account or to access your existing ParentVue account.


Help to get your student registered and ready for preschool.

Safe and Welcoming Schools

Safe and welcoming schools
Every student should feel safe, welcome, and fully included in their school community.

School Directory

School directory
Reach out school if you have questions or need help.

School Supply List Recommendations

Standard school supplies needed by students
School Supply List in English | Spanish 

The standard list represents the most common supplies required in Salem-Keizer schools. Some schools may require additional items or may prefer a variation of the items listed. However, items such as wipes and glues MUST be purchased by school district staff.


Contact your student’s school if you have questions.

School offices opening dates

  • August 14: Elementary school offices open
  • August 14: Middle school offices open
  • Year round: High school offices open year round

Special Education

Special Education
Providing professional and efficient support services that contribute to the success of students, staff, and community.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Student Rights and Responsibilities
The Student Rights & Responsibilities handbook covers policies and procedures designed to protect the safety, rights and responsibilities of students, parents, and employees.