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Tips for staying healthy this winter season

January 3rd, 2023|

This winter, the whole Salem-Keizer community can work together to keep our schools, students and community safe and healthy. Remember to follow some simple precautions to prevent illness: Stay home when sick. Avoid contact [...]

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Think before you post

November 14th, 2022|

When schools receive hoax threats, rumors of threats, and when there is a spread of false information, learning environments are disrupted and and there is understandably increased fear in our community. Safety is our [...]

  • Welcome Back to School 2022-23

Back to school 2022-23

September 6th, 2022|

School offices opening dates 2022-23 August 8: Elementary school offices open August 15: Middle school offices open Year-round: High school offices open year-round First day of school dates 2022-23 Grades 1-12 September 6: First day [...]

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Video: Different Choices, Always United

March 9th, 2022|

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. [...]

  • Update: Face Covering Protocols Effective March 12

Face coverings optional effective March 12

March 4th, 2022|

​​As you likely know, there have been significant changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education regarding face coverings in schools. We have carefully [...]

Construction is complete at Hammond

December 2nd, 2021|

Dear Bobcats family, Bond funding provided some exciting improvements at Hammond Elementary School, which were completed over the summer! Thanks to voters around the district who approved the 2018 bond, more than $1 million was [...]

2021/2022 Orchestra Hours

September 22nd, 2021|

Orchestra families, Below are the orchestra schedules. Orchestra will be held in the library before school. 4TH GRADE  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday- 8 am to 8:40 am   5TH GRADE  Tuesday, Friday- 8 am to 8:40 [...]

September Breakfast/Lunch Menu

September 9th, 2021|

Breakfast and lunch are free for all students regardless of family's income this school year! Please check out this month's menu in either English or Spanish.   September Menu- Spanish September Menu- English

Open House & Class Lists

September 3rd, 2021|

Families, It's almost time to return! Our open house this year will be on Tuesday, September 7 at 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. You can park in our parking lot or street parking. Due to [...]

Letter from Principal Alfaro!

September 3rd, 2021|

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year, Bobcats! We have exciting info and dates ready to share with you! Please click on the links to the PDF files below. Welcome Hammond Families Letter 2021 Bienvenidas familias [...]

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Family engagement nights August 4 and 6, 2021

July 22nd, 2021|

SKPS invites families to engage with district leaders on back-to-school planning for fall Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili Salem-Keizer Public Schools plans to provide full-time, in-person instruction for all students. [...]

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Grab-N-Go Meals information summer 2021

July 21st, 2021|

Summer Grab-N-Go Meals 2021 Summer Grab-N-Go Meals available through Friday, Sept. 3 The following sites will be serving summer Grab-N-Go meals to the community Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 [...]

AVID Elective Class at Stephens

April 9th, 2021|

For 5th grade students: AVID is an elective class at Stephens Middle School that will challenge and support you in being the successful scholar you hope to be! This website will help you learn about [...]

Returning to School

February 18th, 2021|

Families, Please click on the links below to watch an important video about returning to school. English Español  Stay safe and warm, Your Hammond Family

Hammond Club Links for Students

January 29th, 2021|

Families, Below is the link  that contains links to our clubs! Please use these to log in to clubs! Familias, ¡A continuación se muestra el enlace que contiene enlaces a nuestros clubes! Úselos para iniciar [...]

Reach Out Oregon | Parent Support

December 9th, 2020|

Parents, Reach Out Oregon provides support to parents. It is a great resource! Click on the link for more details. https://www.reachoutoregon.org/

AIAN Celebration 2020

November 19th, 2020|

Tomorrow and Saturday our Indian Education program will be hosting a virtual American Indian Alaskan Native Celebration. We would love to have as many people join as possible! Here are the links to the [...]

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Thank you Education Support Professionals!

November 18th, 2020|

It's Education Support Professionals Day! Administrators and teachers from across the district give a shoutout to the amazing Education Support Professionals in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Thank you to all of our ESPs [...]

Parent Panorama Survey

November 3rd, 2020|

Hey Hammond Parents, Please take a minute to complete this survey. Make sure to select Hammond once you click on the link! Your participation is appreciated! Hola padres de Hammond, Tómese un minuto para [...]

Zoom on Chromebooks

October 8th, 2020|

Hey everyone, If you are experiencing some Zoom connection issues, please follow the directions given when you log onto your Chromebook. It will look like the image below. If this does not resolve [...]

Appointment with Our Counselor

September 28th, 2020|

Families, If you would like to set an appointment with our counselor, Mrs. Yglesias, please click on the link and fill out the form! English Familias, Si gustaria hacer una cita con nuestra consejera, la [...]

Chromebook Login Issues?

September 18th, 2020|

We are aware that some students are having challenges logging into their Chromebooks to access Distance Learning. Here are instructions to help families having difficulties logging in. As Chromebooks come online after the summer, [...]


September 11th, 2020|

Hi Families, Please see the attached flyer below about HomeCoach!

Principal’s Message (Bilingual)

September 3rd, 2020|

Greetings, Hammond Families! We are counting down the days until we begin comprehensive distance learning on Sept. 15.  I wanted to share some important information.  I know you are probably wondering when you will find [...]

Quick Back to School Info

August 11th, 2020|

Hammond Families, Below are some links to important information as we prepare for the new school year.  Please reach out if you have any additional questions. https://youtu.be/Rr5FtzN2OpY https://forms.gle/d1sdMoK7wdtoBJHV8 https://forms.gle/Rv9qdSVVUUDKCwNw7

Hammond’s Immunization Report for 2019-2020

May 26th, 2020|

Hey Bobcat Families! Attached you will find our schools immunization report for the 19-20 school year. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our school office at (503) 399-3454. Stay safe; Stay [...]

Additional Resources for Families

May 26th, 2020|

Families, Below are additional food resources available to you. Stay healthy; Stay safe! COMMUNITY OF CHRIST CHURCH, 4570 Center St NE FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 – 5:00 Please be kind & only [...]

Book Fair/ Feria de Libros

November 15th, 2019|

Book Fair   Please make sure to check out our Book Fair that starts Monday, November 18th! Students will need parents to come to the book fair before and after school. Monday-Friday November, 18-22- 9:00-9:20 [...]

Conferences/ Conferencias Escolares

November 6th, 2019|

Parent-Teacher Conferences Monday, November 25th- Tuesday, November 26th 8:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. No school Wednesday, November 27th -Friday November 29th No School Conferencias Escolares lunes, Noviembre 25- martes, Noviembre 26 8:00 a.m.- 7:30 [...]

Volunteer/ Voluntarios

October 1st, 2019|

Volunteers and community partners play an important role in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Before taking part in a volunteer activity, applicants must complete and clear a criminal history check. Criminal History Checks may be completed online [...]


October 1st, 2019|

Hammond Elementary School will sponsor our annual Jog-A-Thon on Thursday, October 10, 2019. This event is scheduled for all students. Pledge sheets are on the other side of this envelope and are to secure sponsors [...]

Picture Day / Día de Fotos

August 28th, 2019|

Picture Day Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 For order accuracy, please return your envelope on picture day for all payment types. Visit ios.mydorian.com for online ordering and exclusive package options. Order envelopes cannot be accepted after [...]

After School Programs

August 28th, 2019|

Salem Child Development Center K-5 Before & After School Care SCDC contracts with many area elementary schools to provide before and after school programs to continue learning and fun activities outside of the regular school [...]

Open House / Noche de Visita

August 28th, 2019|

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 5:00-6:30 p.m.   Come meet your teacher, see your classroom, check out the cafeteria, gym and library. Learn about volunteer opportunities.     Martes 3 de septiembre de 2019 [...]

Kindergarten Orientation

August 28th, 2019|

Thursday, August 29, 2019 3:00 p.m.   We are excited to welcome you and your child to their first year of school at Hammond!  Please join us for a very important Kindergarten parent orientation [...]


June 12th, 2019|

Hammond Elementary would like to recognize the contributions and support given to out students by the following business: Dutch Bros, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, Kroc Center Roth's Hayesville (Water, Cupcakes), Young at Art, Create [...]

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Register Your Child For Preschool Today

May 28th, 2019|

Salem-Keizer Early Childhood programs is now accepting applications. Our programs provide a safe and nurturing environment for children ages 3 to 5 and a variety of pre-school options for all families to help them on [...]

Multicultural Arts Night

April 30th, 2019|

Hammond Elementary Multicultural Art Nigh Join us for an evening art gallery and craft night! This event is a celebration of culture and learning for the whole family. What: Travel through the school to enjoy [...]

Kindergarten Orientation

April 26th, 2019|

Please join us at this special meeting for parents and kindergarten students. We will talk about what a typical day is like, tour the school and share some ways you can help prepare your child [...]

McTeacher Night

April 26th, 2019|

Ever dream of having your principal or teacher prepare dinner for you and your schoolmates? Now's your chance to assign the HOMEWORK! Join family and friends on a field trip to your neighborhood McDonald's and [...]

  • Day of the Child 2019 at McKay High School

Day of the Child | Dia del Niño

April 4th, 2019|

The Migrant Education Department presents the 14th Annual Day of the Child celebration at McKay High School. Bring your family and enjoy the activities, prizes, food, music, culture, resource tables, and much more. For more [...]

Boundary Adjustments

March 6th, 2019|

Boundary Adjustments Information 2019-20 Boundary Map Posters School Boundary Map (40x30) - English School Boundary Map (40x30) - Spanish School Assignment Flow Charts The number of the flow chart [...]

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Marion Co. Health & Human Services: No Confirmed Cases of Measles in Marion County | Servicios Humanos y de Salud del Condado de Marion: No se han presentado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Condado de Marion

January 30th, 2019|

Marion County Health & Human Services has asked us to share this information with you regarding a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington. "Due to the current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, we've received [...]

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About the Boundary Adjustment Process

January 17th, 2019|

The district has created resources to help explain the boundary adjustment process. If adopted by the Salem-Keizer School Board on February 12, the proposed boundary adjustments would go into effect in Fall 2019. Parents and [...]


November 29th, 2018|


2018-19 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

October 17th, 2018|

STAY INFORMED Talk to your child’s teacher or school principal if you have questions or want to learn more. Resources To learn more about what your child should know and be able to do in [...]

  • Salem-Keizer Every Day 24J - Be There!

Every Day 24J

September 25th, 2018|

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 [...]

  • Salem-Keizer Approved Budget 2018

Salem-Keizer Budget Committee Approves $1.1 Billion 2018-19 Budget

May 23rd, 2018|

The school district’s budget includes bond funds and new revenue estimates from Oregon Department of Education The Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Budget Committee tonight moved to recommend a budget totaling $1,147,797,142. The budget includes bond [...]

  • SKPS Bond Proposal Approved

Salem-Keizer Voters Approve $619.7 Million School Bond

May 16th, 2018|

Bond dollars will relieve overcrowding and add science, vocational spaces and more Voters in Salem and Keizer have approved a $619.7 million bond measure referred to the May 15 ballot by the Salem-Keizer Public Schools [...]

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May 11th, 2018|

As a Title 1 School we are required to ask parents to participate in the attached survey. Thank you for taking the time to participate in this survey, we appreciate your input. Shortened ESSA Survey [...]

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All Salem-Keizer Public Schools are Closed Thursday, Feb. 22

February 22nd, 2018|

Due to inclement weather, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be closed and all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. All district offices will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This snow day may [...]

  • New Proposed Elementary Math Curriculum

Proposed Elementary Math Adoption Curriculum Available For Review Until March 7, 2018

February 14th, 2018|

At its February 13 business meeting, the Salem-Keizer Board of Education heard the first reading of the recommended elementary math adoption curriculum, Ready Math, Publisher Curriculum Associates. The instruction materials are available for community/parent review [...]

  • Welcome to Kindergarten


January 31st, 2018|

Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19 School year begins Tuesday February 20th 2018 Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 10, 2018 are eligible to register In order to register a child for [...]