News and Highlights
- The Division will administer the Center for Disease Control Youth Risk Behavior Survey to students in grades 6, 8, & 9-12 in March. This anonymous survey is designed to provide information about behaviors that put children at risk. This information is used to evaluate and design educational and community programs to help students make better decisions. Opt-out forms will be sent home with students this week. If you would like to review the survey for your child’s grade level use the links provided below. If you need to print an opt-out form a link is provided for your convenience. Please return any opt-out forms to the guidance secretary at your child’s school by Friday, March 1. All surveys and opt-out form can be found here.
- Salem City Schools provides two Virginia Preschool Initiative preschool programs – one at East Salem Elementary School
and one at G. W. Carver Elementary School. Parents must complete the VPI Preschool application and submit it along with required documentation by April 15, 2019. Visit the websites of East Salem and or G.W. Carver for more information.
- If you have a child that will be 5 years old by September 30, 2019 and you would like to enroll in Salem City Schools please see our Kindergarten Registration Information here.
- Salem City School’s guidelines for making inclement weather decisions and for communicating information with the community, are summarized here Inclement Weather Decisions & Communication Practices and Procedures.
- The Salem School Division is one of just 25 school districts in the nation to be selected and then studied as part of the Innovative Successful Practices Project that was orchestrated by the American Association of School Administrators. What it means is that Salem Schools are on the cutting edge of education for our 21st century learners. Read more about the honor here.
- If you are interested in being employed with Aramark, our division’s food service provider, please follow this link.
- Salem City Schools is once again named as one of the state’s top 10 school divisions. Read details here.
- SCS Legislative Priorities and Positions for the 2018 General Assembly
- SCS Legislative Priorities and Positions for the 2019 General Assembly
- Salem City Schools School Quality Reports and Report Cards
There are a total of 10 possible make-up days in the 2018-19 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 4 Rescheduled as a student day (Schedule conferences as needed)
6. March 8 Rescheduled as a student day
7. April 26 Rescheduled as a student day
8. April 25 Rescheduled as a student day
9. April 24 Rescheduled as a student day
10. April 23 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 8, 2019 and May 7, 2019 Board Meetings, respectively.
DATES TERM PROGRESS REPORT ISSUED
September 4 – November 6
45 school days
November 12 at Parent Teacher Conference or November 13
November 7 – January 25
45 school days
First Semester Subtotals 90 days
January 28 – April 2
45 school days
April 3 – June 13
45 school days
June 20 (mailed)
Second Semester Subtotals 90 school days
Salem City Schools Education Blog
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