News and Highlights
- The Salem School Division opened for business in 1983, and the goal of placing children first and has never wavered. Once again, our six schools are fully accredited and our talented educators are motivating and preparing our students to reach incredible new heights. Learn more about our school system by reading our “School Division at a Glance”
- Salem School Division Superintendent, Dr. Alan Seibert, is pleased to announce that Amanda Gibson has been recommended to be the new principal at West Salem Elementary School. See the full press release here: Amanda Gibson Recommended as New West Salem Principal
- Prepare your child for success in school and in life. Fill out a Smart2Start application for your child, from birth to age 5, to find affordable, high-quality childcare and preschool for the upcoming school year. Signing up is easy and free! For more information please visit this website: smart2start.org
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- Please see our board approved school calendar for 2020-2021. Also for all calendar related information please visit our school calendars page.
- Salem School Division is featured in a series of Statewide Educational Videos.
- 2020 SCS Legislative Priorities and Positions for the VA General Assembly. For more information including 2019 Legislative Priorities and Positions along with related School Board documents please visit our Salem City School’s School Board page.
- Salem City Schools School Quality Reports and Report Cards
MAKE-UP DAYS 2019-2020
There are a total of 10 possible make-up days in the 2019-20 calendar, four excess time days and six makeup days. The days are listed in the planned order of their use. Students, parents, and employees should note that circumstances sometimes require a departure for the order listed. The order in which these days are used may change.
1. Excess Time Built-in Make-up Day
2. Excess Time Built-in Make-up Day
3. Excess Time Built-in Make-up Day
4. Excess Time Built-in Make-up Day
5. February 3 Rescheduled as a student day (Schedule conferences as needed)
6. March 13 Rescheduled as a student day
7. April 6 Rescheduled as a student day
8. April 7 Rescheduled as a student day
9. April 8 Rescheduled as a student day
10. April 9 Rescheduled as a student day
Depending on the timing and frequency of any missed days, specifically if an inordinate number of student days are missed early in the winter season, the Board may consider rescheduling the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and/or Memorial Day Holidays as additional student days to be determined no later than the January 2020 and May 2020 Board Meetings, respectively.
Salem City Schools Education Blog
Some minor changes to the division’s grade reporting policy, IKFAA, have generated a great deal of media interest. While we suspect that the interest is the result of the original strikethrough underline version, which some might have interpreted to indicate that we...
When Social Media is Not the Tool for the Job (When to Make Direct Contact with Your Child’s School)
Ci The Salem City School Division has a long and proven history of cherishing the great value this community places on children. This was a cornerstone of the division when it was established in 1983 and remains a core value for all who serve in Salem City’s Schools....