Oct / Nov / Dec 2014 Newsletter - South Salem High School

South Salem High School
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Oct/Nov/Dec 2014-15 • Vol. 20/Issue 2
Principal Letter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Attendance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Music News. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Parent Conference Schedule. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
National Merit Students. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Crystal Apple Awards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Leadership Activities. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Immunization Requirements 2014-15. . . . . . . 10
Math News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13
2014-15 District Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Foul Weather. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
I m po r ta n t D at e s
October
1-30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Halloween Candy Drive
10. . . . . . . Statewide Inservice Day, No School
13. . . . Grading/Staff Development , No School
14-17. . . . . . . . . . . . Spirit / Homecoming Week
15. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PSAT Testing
17. . . . . . . . Homecoming Assembly and Game
18. . . . . . . . Homecoming Dance 8:00-10:00pm
21. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Picture Retakes
31. . . . . Halloween Neighborhood Trick or Treat
November
11. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Veteran’s Day, No School
24. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grading Day, No School
Evening Conferences
25. . . . . . . . . All-day Conferences, No School
26-28. . . . . . . Thanksgiving Holiday, No School
December-January
Dec 22-Jan 2. . . . . . . Winter Break, No School
Jan 19 . . . . . Martin Luther King Day, No School
Jan 21-23. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Semester 1 Finals
Jan 26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grading Day, No School
www.southsaxons.com
South Salem High School
Lara TIffin, Principal
1910 Church St. SE
Salem, OR 97302
503-399-3252
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A Tradition of Excellence • Preparing for a Changing World
PSAT Day is October 15th!
On Wednesday, October 15th, all sophomores, along with freshmen and
juniors who have registered, will be taking the PSAT from 8:00am – Noon.
During this time, many seniors will be taking the Work Keys assessment.
At 7:30am, all students will report to 1st period, where they will receive a
modified schedule for the day.
For students who will not be taking an assessment, we have several activities,
speakers, and presentations planned which will focus on college and career
readiness. All students will finish the day in their 6th and 7th period classes.
If you are the parent of a freshman or junior and still wanting to sign up for
the PSAT, please contact our Bookkeeper at 503-399-3252.
State Testing
This year the state of Oregon is transitioning to the Smarter Balanced
Assessment (SBAC) for our state testing. All juniors will take the SBAC in
both English Language Arts and Mathematics sometime between April 21st,
2015 and June 12th, 2015.
These tests are one way
for students to meet their
Essential Skills requirements
for graduation. In addition,
these tests are used to report
the academic achievement of
our school as a whole, so it is
important for students to do
their best on them.
Seniors who have not met their
Essential Skills requirements will
have the opportunity this year to
take the OAKS test beginning
in January. Seniors will also be
given opportunities to pass their
Essential Skills through the year
through work samples.
Salem-Keizer Public Schools is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution.
Saxons,
Message From the Principal
Thank you to all of you who contributed to our successful start to the 2014-2015 school year. Our
teachers are hired, our 1916 students are scheduled and our parents made a great showing at Back
To School Night.
On the first Friday of the school year, we celebrated Saxon Day which
was the result of our very own students working with the Oregon
Legislature to adopt a resolution recognizing South Salem High
School for our numerous accomplishments since our opening in 1954.
I want to personally thank our sponsors, MAPS Credit Union and
Les Schwab, for making this day extra special for our students. Our
celebration included a morning assembly at which Senate President
Peter Courtney, Senator Jackie Winters, Representative Brian Clem and Representative Vicki
Berger all spoke. Senator Courtney even received a standing ovation by our student body. The
assembly can be viewed at www.ustream.tv/channel/test-3-171 .
Once the speeches were completed, a representative from the Oregon Schools Activities
Association presented us with the Oregonian Cup, an award given to the best overall high school
in Oregon based on athletics, activities, academics and sportsmanship.
The celebration continued with victories in boys’ soccer that afternoon and football that evening.
South students were treated to free hot dogs and a t-shirt commemorating our 60 years of
accomplishments. Thank you to our Saxon community for making South Salem High School
deserving of all of our recent recognition.
I also want to thank all of you who have already volunteered countless hours to our school,
whether it has been in the classroom, at sporting events, or in the community for Band Day. I
am amazed at the dedication of our parents who keep our concession stands cooking, our Saxon
attire flying off the shelves and our marching band fed and organized, to name just a few. We are
truly fortunate to have so many parents who understand that our students’ positive experiences
are dependent on the commitment of all of us.
Here’s to a fantastic rest of the year!
Go Saxons!
Lara Tiffin, Principal
How to Reach Us
Student Center Office:
503-399-5526
Office hours: 7:00-3:30
Guidance/Registrar Office
503-399-2644
Office hours: 7:00-3:30
Main Office: 503-399-3252
Office hours: 7:00-4:00
Attendance Office
503-399-3250
Office hrs: 7:15-2:45
Automated
Attendance Reporting
Line: 503-399-3472
You can e-mail any staff member using the following format: last name_first name@salkeiz.k12.or.us
School District website - www.salemkeizer.org
Christy Perry, Superintendent
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South Salem website - www.southsaxons.com
Lara Tiffin, Principal
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
A tt e n da n c e
Student Appointments
If you know your student will be leaving school for an
appointment, please send a note rather than calling. This
will help to limit classroom interruptions. If you have not
sent a note with your student, you will need to come in to
the building to check them out for security reasons.
NO STUDENT CHECK
OUT AFTER 2:00 PM
Please remember that we do not
check students out after 2:00 unless
a note has been sent with your
student earlier in the day.
Regular school attendance is important to student success.
Here are some myths about school absences and attendance that parents
may find interesting:
MYTH 1: Only unexcused absences create attendance problems
- All types of absences, including excused and in-school suspensions make a difference.
Time out of the classroom equals time away from instruction and learning.
MYTH 2: Absences are only a problem if they’re consecutive
– Studies show that only two or three nonconsecutive absences per month can
seriously impact a student’s ability to succeed in school. It’s the cumulative effect of lost
instruction time that makes the difference.
MYTH 3: Attendance only matters in high school – Attendance in
early grades matters too. For example, research shows that too many absences in early
grades (first grade and kindergarten) can result in an inability to read at grade-level by
third grade.
MYTH 4: Parents aren’t responsible for their student’s
attendance – Oregon law requires children to regularly attend school, and requires
parents to make sure students maintain regular attendance. Families can make a
difference in student attendance.
Families can make a
difference in student
attendance. Here are
some suggestions:
XX Set a family expectation that
absences won’t be allowed
unless the student is truly
sick.
XX Make school attendance a
family value.
XX Establish a habit of good
attendance in early grades.
XX Ask your school counselor
about referrals to services
concerning transportation,
health care or other barriers
to school attendance.
La Asistencia Regular A La Escuela Es Importante Para El Éxito Del Estudiante.
A continuación hay algunos de los mitos sobre las ausencias escolares y la
asistencia que los padres puedan encontrar interesante:
MITO Nº1: Sólo ausencias injustificadas crean problemas de
asistencia – Todos los tipos de faltas, incluyendo las justificadas y suspensiones dentro
de la escuela pueden afectar negativamente al estudiante. El tiempo fuera del aula equivale al
tiempo de ausencia de la instrucción y aprendizaje.
MITO Nº 2: Las ausencias son sólo un problema si son consecutivas
– Los estudios muestran que sólo dos o tres ausencias inconsecuentes por mes pueden afectar
seriamente la capacidad del estudiante para tener éxito en la escuela. Es el efecto acumulativo
del tiempo perdido de instrucción lo que tiene un efecto negativo.
MITO Nº 3: La asistencia sólo importa en la escuela superior – La
asistencia en los primeros grados también es importante. Por ejemplo, la investigación
muestra que muchas ausencias en los primeros grados (primer grado y kindergarten) pueden
dar lugar a una incompetencia para leer al nivel de grado para el tercer grado.
MITO Nº 4: Los padres no son responsables de la asistencia de sus
estudiantes – La ley de Oregon requiere que los niños asistan a la escuela regularmente,
y requiere a los padres garantizar que los estudiantes mantengan una asistencia regular.
Source: www.attendanceworks.org and www.americaspromise.org.
Las familias pueden determinar
la asistencia de los estudiantes.
He aquí algunas sugerencias:
XX Establezca una expectativa
familiar que las ausencias no
serán permitidas a menos que
el estudiante se encuentre
verdaderamente enfermo.
XX Asegúrese de hacer que la asistencia
a la escuela sea un valor familiar.
XX Establezca un hábito de buena
asistencia en los primeros grados.
XX Pídale a su escuela en cuanto a los
referidos referente a los servicios de
transporte,
XX Atención de la salud y otros
aspectos que obstaculizan la
asistencia a la escuela.
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
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Music Gold Pass
Sponsorship is a way of supporting
the Music program at South.
Contributions at the Gold Pass
level qualify for free admission to
all regularly scheduled South High
Concerts in the Rose Auditorium and
recognition in the concert program.
Choir:
Fall Concert: Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 pm
South Area Choir Concert: Monday, October 27, 7:00 pm
All-City Choir Auditions: Tuesday, November 18, 4:30-7:30 pm
State Capitol Rotunda: Monday, December 15, 12:00-1:00 pm
Southernaires Jazz Solo Night at the Ike Box Café: Monday,
December 15, 7:00 pm
The Faure Requiem: featuring Symphonic Choir, Symphony Orchestra,
and student soloists: Tuesday December 16, 7:30 pm
Winter Concert: Wednesday, December 17, 7:30
Orchestra:
Fall Concert: Thursday, November 13
Sponsorship choices:
$50 Family Gold Pass: Free
Admission to 2014-2015 concerts;
family name listed in concert program.
Parents and children in single dwelling.
$25 Individual Gold Pass: Free
admission to 2014-2015 concerts.
Individual name listed in concert
program. Pass member only.
$100 Business Sponsorship:
Business name recognized in ALL
2014-2015 Concert Programs.
Be a Gold Pass contributor!
For more information: www.southsalemorchestra.com
Drop off checks with application form
in the Red Box in your student’s music
room
Band:
Mail checks with application form to:
The Faure Requiem: Tuesday December 16, 7:30
Veteran’s Day Concert: Wednesday, November 12, 7:30
Festival of Lights Parade: Saturday, December 13, 3:00-10:00
Winter Concert: Thursday, December 18, 7:30
OR
SS Music Booster
PO Box 4022
Salem, OR 97302-4022
Questions? Contact Megan Cogswell
megan.cogswell@comcast.net
Saxon Foundation
The Saxon Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support academic engagement and achievement in
the classroom and extracurricular programs. The Foundation enriches the academic environment at South through advocacy
and the raising and distribution of funds. Last year, the Foundation distributed over $13,000 to fulfill teacher requests. We
purchased books and curriculum, paid for college tours, funded guest speakers, bought lab equipment and much more.
The Foundation is parent run and hosts an annual fundraising event in November. At the event, teacher wish lists are displayed
and attendees are able to select projects to support. Teachers then receive the funds for their specific projects. Saxon Catering
and music performed by students are traditionally part of the event. This year, Foundation volunteers are helping secure items
for teachers when feasible. This summer, volunteers donated gently used books for classroom libraries to foster reading.
There is a planning meeting on October 7 at 5:30 in the Library. The fundraising event date is still being
determined.
If you are interested in helping to determine how funds are spent, attending the event, making a donation
and/or being on the Foundation e-mail list, please contact Megan Cogswell at megan.cogswell@comcast.net
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SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
Parent Conference Schedule
Monday, November 24 – NO SCHOOL
4:30 -7:30 pm Evening Parent Conferences
Tuesday, November 25 – NO SCHOOL
8:00 – 11:00 am Parent Conferences
12:00 – 3:30 pm Parent Conferences
5:00 – 8:00 pm Parent Conferences
Parent conferencing will take place in the Upper and Lower Commons, Cafeterias, and the Library. Conferencing is done in
an open format and no pre-scheduling is needed. Please print your student’s schedule at home through the Intouch program,
or stop into the main office and have us print a schedule.
November 26-28th - NO SCHOOL- Thanksgiving Holiday, Building closed
Senior Photo and Quote Deadline
2014-15: October 16, 2014
South Salem High School is producing
the 2014-2015 Yearbook and is offering
an option for seniors to submit their own
yearbook pictures and senior quotes.
Standard Dorian school pictures taken
during Saxon Start-Up Day or on picture
make-up day will be used in place of
any senior photo which is not submitted
by the deadline. Please provide us
with a 2×3 photo or electronic copy by
October 16, 2014.
How and where do I submit
my photo?
• E-mail the senior picture and quote to
yearbook@southsaxons.com with the
senior’s first and last name in the
subject line.
~OR~
• Send a hard copy or picture CD of
the photo and quote, to the following
address, with the senior’s name located
on the back of the picture / CD:
South Salem High School
ATTN: Yearbook
1910 Church St. SE
Salem, OR 97302
Seniors may also drop their photos off
in the main office, in Mrs. Sandusky's
box. If you send a hard copy and
would like it back, please include a
self-addressed, self-stamped envelope.
The photo must
meet the following
guidelines:
1. 2x3 glossy or semi matte (no
texture) picture in color
with name on the back
2. No border
3. Head size 1-¼ to 1-½ from
top to bottom of chin
4. Proper color balance (no black and white)
5. Picture is due in the yearbook office no later than
OCTOBER 17, 2014 or it will not appear in the yearbook.
6. Head and Shoulder format only (No projected
background, full length, hats, mist, plants, pets, double
exposure or hands included).
The senior quote must meet the following
guidelines:
1. No obscene language
2. If the quote comes from a different source (a singer,
movie, actor, etc.), that source must be credited.
3. The quote must be 1-2 sentences. If it exceeds this
length, it may be edited to fit on the page.
4. Any senior not submitting a quote will have a blank
space next to their photo.
Check back in October for more information on the viewing
of senior photos and quotes. Yearbook has a one-week viewing
of all photos and quotes to make sure everything is correct.
E-mail Mrs. Sandusky with any questions at yearbook@
southsaxons.com .
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
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2015 National Merit
Commended Students
2015 National Merit Semi-Finalist Students
South is honored by the achievement of our three National Merit SemiFinalists. These students are among 16,000 semifinalists nationwide,
representing less than 1 percent of U.S. high school seniors. Earning this
award is a tribute to each student’s family and to the Salem schools they
have attended. South celebrates their success along with the Salem Keizer
School District Leadership, Christy Perry and the SK School Board.
This is a testimony to the hard work and importance that our community
places on a quality education. Great teaching and talented students
equal National Merit Semi-Finalists.
South Congratulates our Three
National Merit Semi-finalists:
About 34,000 Commended Students
throughout the nation are being recognized
for their exceptional academic promise.
Although they will not continue in the 2015
competition for National Merit Scholarship
awards, Commended Students placed among
the top five percent of more than 1.5 million
students who entered the 2015 competition.
In addition to this honor, Katherine Hill
received recognition as a 2014-15 National
Hispanic Scholar.
Congratulations, Scholars.
We are very proud of you!
Emma
Bidwell
Micah
Lorenz
Alexandra
Roseborough
Andrew
Colburn
Semi-finalist
Semi-finalist
Semi-finalist
Commended
Katherine Hill
Commended,
National Hispanic
Scholar
We thought you might be interested in some of the
History on National Merit Scholars at South
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2008-2009 1 – Commended Student
4 – Finalists
2 – Scholarship Winners
2009-2010 6 – Commended Students
1 – Finalist
1 – Scholarship Winner
2010-2011
7 – Commended Students 3 – Finalists
1 – Scholarship Winner
2011-2012
3 – Commended Students
3 – Finalists 1 – Scholarship Winner
2012-2013
4 – Commended Students 5 – Finalists 1 – Scholarship Winner
2013-2014
3 – Commended Students
5 – Finalists
5 – Scholarship Winners
2014-2015
2 – Commended Students
3 – Semi-finalists TBD
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
Library
Picture Re-take Day:
The library is open every day from 7:00
am to 4:00 pm. Students are welcome
to browse our collection of thousands
of fiction and non-fiction books and use
the large computer lab for school work.
Students can access numerous online
databases for research, they can also
download ebooks and audio books onto
their phone or other devices.
October 21st, 7:30-11 am
Students who purchased school
pictures but would like to have them
re-taken need to return the original
packet of pictures to the photographer
at the time of re-takes. Students may
also have their pictures taken if they
did not do so during registration or
on the first day of school.
Crystal Apple Awards
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education. All community members, students and parents are welcome to
nominate any full or part-time employee of Salem-Keizer Public Schools,
or Salem or Keizer private schools. Find nomination forms at our office, or
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SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
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Leadership Activities
Annual Halloween Candy Drive
October 1-30. Period 3 classes will compete to see who brings in the most candy and the
community is invited to participate as well. We serve over 1,000 little trick-or-treaters in our
community on Halloween Night and need 2,500 pounds of candy. Hope you can help us out!
Annual Community Halloween Party
The party will begin in the Main Lobby at 5:00 and run through 6:30 pm on October 31st.
Homecoming 2014
The Homecoming Assembly is on
Friday, October 17 at 9:04 in the gym.
The Homecoming Dance is Saturday, October 18 from
8-10 pm in the gym. Cost is $5.00 with ASB and $8.00
without. All tickets at the door will be $10.00. Tickets
go on sale October 6th during both lunches in the Upper
Commons. Guest passes are available in the Student Center.
Completed guest pass requests are due Wednesday, October
15th to Mr. Mendez.
Tree of Giving
Leadership will be sponsoring the Tree of Giving again this year. Pick up a tag in the Leadership
Office beginning December 1st and help make a difference in someone’s
life with a gift card to their favorite store. This is a great way to show
someone less fortunate they are being thought of during the holidays.
Saxon Closet
Saxon families in need can receive clothing from the
Saxon Closet. All donations can be delivered to the
Leadership Office or the Main Office. Please mark
clearly, “Saxon Closet”.
Annual Thanksgiving Basket/
Canned Food Drive
During the months of October and November we will be collecting
canned goods to use in our Thanksgiving Basket Program which
serves South families. Please drop off donations in the barrels in Center
Hall. We hope to serve 50+ families this year and need your support.
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SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
ASPIRE
Center
Encouraging
higher education,
The ASPIRE
Center is a volunteer-run mentorship
program open to all grades to assist
students and their families in the
process of post secondary planning.
Volunteer mentors can help with the
research and applications for financial
aid, scholarships, and colleges. ASPIRE
is grant funded and relies on Saxon
parents to keep this program running.
If you are interested in volunteering
your time or becoming a benefactor to
support and retain ASPIRE, we would
love to hear from you.
Training is given, hours are few,
benefits too numerous to count. Share
the joy in mentoring and supporting
students at South High. For more
information, go to: southsaxons.com
and click on ASPIRE, or visit
ASPIREOregon.org.
aspire_south@salkeiz.k12.or.us
Student
email
accounts
This information is for
student email accounts
(last_first17@southsaxons.com),
NOT for logging into the computers.
Due to a change with Google this year,
all existing passwords for grades 10, 11
and 12, have been reset to the student’s
ID number and 2 periods. Example:
123456..
Freshmen were not reset. If your
student has not accessed his or her
account yet, his or her password will
already be the student number and 2
dots. Example: 123456..
Change in Credit
Recovery Program
(Packets)
Salem-Keizer Public Schools
talented and gifted
TAG
News
Due to a need for all credit-bearing
courses to align with the Common
Core State Standards and to be taught
at a similar level of rigor, our packet
program has been discontinued. Our
counselors will meet with any of
our students who were planning to
complete packets this year in order to
find alternative placements for their
credit recovery. If your student was
hoping to complete a packet, please
have him or her contact his or her
counselor as soon as possible.
South Salem High School is working
to meet the needs of your
intellectually gifted or academically
talented child. Helping our students
reach their potential is a mutual effort
between school, home and
community. In September, teachers
will have written TAG course plans
that list the assessment tools used to
determine students’ rate and level of
learning. Copies of TAG plans are
available upon request.
FAFSA/Financial Aid
Workshop
2014-15
Immunization
Requirements:
Seniors and parents, you are invited
to attend the Financial Aid Workshop
December 9, at 6:30 pm in the Library.
During this session you will learn
about different types of student aid
and receive step-by-step directions for
filling out the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA ). The FAFSA
is a required initial
document for almost all
student aid.
Spring Break 2015
Travel Opportunity
Education First presents:
Six days in Washington D.C.
& New York City
Group Leaders: Dr. Greg Berry and
Ms. Cara Fortey
Approximate dates: March 21-26
Approximate Cost: $2,027
Students can enroll online using
Tour ID 1592794RY at:
www.EFexploreamerica.com/enroll
OREGON LAW requires schools
to keep a current Certificate of
Immunization (CIS) form on file
for each student. Each student must
have up-to-date shots unless he/she
has a medical or religious exemption.
It is the responsibility of each family
to provide this information to the
school and to notify the school in
writing when their child receives any
additional shots. (See the next page for
district’s official flyer.)
Please contact your child’s doctor
or the Marion County Health
Department and make an appointment
for immunizations your child may
need now. Consider the two weeks
during the holiday break for these
appointments so that your
student does not need
to miss classes.
Do not wait and
risk your child
being excluded
from school.
For more information, please e-mail:
berry_greg@salkeiz.k12.or.us
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IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
REQUISITOS DE INMUNIZACIÓNS
Salem-Keizer School District 24J is required by state law to keep a record
of each student’s immunizations. Parents who are enrolling a student in
school must complete a Certificate of Immunization Status form with
their child's record of immunizations. Please have the dates of your
student's immunizations with you at registration time.
La ley requiere que el Distrito Escolar 24J de Salem-Keizer mantenga un expediente
de las inmunizaciones de cada estudiante. Los padres que están matriculando a un
estudiante en la escuela deben completar el formulario del certificado del estado de
inmunización con el registro de inmunizaciones de sus hijos. Por favor traigan las
fechas de las inmunizaciones de sus hijos cuando vengan a matricularlos.
• Kindergarten students are not allowed to attend school until they have
a minimum of one dose each of required vaccines.
• No se permite a los estudiantes del Kindergarten que asistan a la escuela hasta
que tengan por lo menos una dosis de cada una de las vacunas requeridas.
Students may be exempted from receiving certain immunizations for
medical conditions or non-medical reasons.
Los estudiantes pueden ser exentos de recibir ciertas vacunas por condiciones
médicas o por motivos no relacionados con condiciones medicas.
A new process for claiming a non-medical exemption (formerly called
religious exemption) will start March 1, 2014. After this date, parents
choosing a non-medical exemption to immunization requirements
will be required to submit to the school or childcare a document
showing either:
Un nuevo proceso para declarar una exención por motivos no relacionados con
condiciones médicas (anteriormente una exención religiosa) comenzará el 1 de
marzo, 2014. Después de esta fecha, los padres de familia que elijan una exención
por motivos no relacionados con condiciones médicas para los requisitos de
inmunizaciones, deben entregar a la escuela o al centro de cuidado infantil un
documento demostrando lo siguiente:
2014-2015
OR
1. a signature from a
health care practitioner
verifying discussion of
the risks and benefits of
immunization.
2. a certificate of completion
of an interactive online
educational video about
the risks and benefits of
immunization.
2014-2015
1. La firma de un profesional médico
como comprobante de que han
sido informados de los riesgos y
beneficios de las inmunizaciones.
O
2. Un certificado por haber completado
un video educativo interactivo
por internet sobre los riesgos y
beneficios de las inmunizaciones.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS BY GRADE LEVEL VACUNAS REQUERIDAS POR NIVEL DE GRADO
** Students must be “IN COMPLIANCE” by Exclusion Day,
February 18, 2015. **
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POLIO
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MMR
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VARICELLA
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VARICELLA
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** Estudiantes tienen que estar “EN CUMPLIMIENTO”
para el Día de Exclusión, 18 de febrero del 2015 **
Dose 1 must be received at/after 12 months of age. Doses received before 12 months of age are considered invalid.
La primera dosis debe recibirse a/los 12 meses de edad o después. Las dosis recibidas antes de los 12 meses de edad se consideran inválidas.
OR history of chickenpox disease. Students 13 years of age will require 2 doses of Varicella IF dose 1 is received at/after age 13.
O historial de la enfermedad de varicela. Los estudiantes de 13 años pueden necesitar 2 dosis de varicela.
Is required for children up to age 5 years (2 – 59 months).
Se requiere para niños menores de 5 años..
ASK YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER ABOUT THESE SHOTS TODAY.
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PREGUNTE HOY A SU PROVEEDOR DE LA SALUD EN CUANTO A ESTAS INMUNIZACIONES.
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
STS-W022
Rev 08/14
IB Exams
For those Juniors and/or Seniors sitting for IB exams in May, fees and registration forms are due Thursday, October 9. The
May 2015 Exam Schedule and May 2015 Exam Registration forms can be found on the school website. Click on the "IB" link
at the top of the website.
Oregon College Mentors
We’d like to introduce Natalie Dunn, our new Tutor/Mentor
Coordinator. Natalie will be on campus Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
Athletic Study Hall: In room 21 every Tuesday, Wednesday
and Friday during lunches.
After-school Program: Projected start date is October 14th, Monday through Thursday
from 2:30 until 4:00.
Saturday Academy: Projected start date TBD. Dates will be decided in mid-October.
For questions, email Natalie Dunn: dunn_natalie@salkeiz.k12.or.us
Math League 2014-2015
Join us on the following Tuesdays from 2:30-3:00 pm in rooms 108, 109,
and 116 to test your brain in the exciting arena of mathematics!
October 14
November 18
December 9
January 13
February 10
March 17
Need help in Math?
Help is available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Look for your subject area and see any of the teachers listed below:
Algebra One*
Geometry
Algebra II
Sarni – room 239
Sequeira, P. – room 110
Miller, B – room 134
Edwards – room 107
*Smith – Financial Alg – room 251
August – Leadership Office
Sequeira, K – room 252
Sequeira, P – room 110
Miller, B – room 134
Ligocki – room 106
Enfield – room 133
Takara – room 132
Trotter – room 116
Enfield – room 133
Ligocki – room 106
Honors Algebra II
IB Math/College Algebra/OAKS math
Sequeira, K – room 252
Knowles – room 108
Lorenz – room 109
Takara – room 132
Knowles – room 108
Trotter – room 116
IB Math Studies I/II
IB Math Studies I, OAKS math
IB math Standard Level I/II
College Algebra, IB Math HL I/II
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S P O R T S P O R T S
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S po r ts
Winter sports include basketball, swimming and wrestling. Practice
begins November 17, 2014 and continues through February. Blue cards can
be obtained from Mrs. Bosco in the Main Office for winter sports beginning
Monday, November 3rd. Last day for blue cards is November 21, 2014.
Attention Athletes In order to try out for a sport at South Salem High School you must bring the
following items to the Athletic Office prior to practice to receive your blue card:
• Completed Athletic Packet signed by both parent and student
• Cash or check for athletic fee ($175/sport - $350 cap/student - $700 cap/
family)
OR
• Completed waiver form and approval letter if on S/K Lunch Program and fee
payment ($35 if qualify for free lunch / $70 if qualify for reduced lunch)
• Current physical on file (good for two years from exam on the OSAA form)
These forms only need to be completed once per year. When going out for your
second sport, go to the Athletic Office to transfer your paperwork and pay your
fee. And remember, your third sport is free if you’ve met the dollar cap!
Coaches will not allow athletes to participate without a Blue card.
To be academically eligible you must have passed a minimum of 5 classes from
the previous semester and be on track to graduate. If you have further questions,
please call the school at (503) 399-3252 and ask for Athletics.
Return your uniforms!
Uniforms not returned at the end of the season will be billed to your student
account. The cost can range from $75 to $200 so be sure to return your
uniform.
Sports Physicals
State law requires students in grades 7-12, who participate in school athletics
to have a physical every two years. Students will not be able to attend tryouts
without a current physical. Physical information MUST be on the OSAA form.
These forms can be picked up in the Main Office of any Salem-Keizer high
school or online at: www.osaa.org/publications.
Baseball Fundraisers
The Saxon Baseball team is working hard on its fundraising
efforts this fall and winter. We will be selling Sunkist
Oranges and Grapefruits later this fall. Delivery of the fruit
will occur in the first week of December and is great to have
around the holidays. We also sell BBQ pellets year round at
$10 a bag and offer multiple flavors. If you are interested in
either product email Coach Riley at riley_chris@salkeiz.k12.
or.us. Go Saxons!
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
Access www.southsalemathletics.org or www.southsaxons.com and click on the “Master Calendar”,
“Calendar and Events” link.
Greater Valley Conference Event Admission
Varsity
Contests
JV/FR
Football*
Conference
Tournaments/Meets
Adults
$6.00
$3.00
$6.00
GVC Students with ASB Card and team is playing
Free
Free
$3.00
High School Students w/o ASB card or from a school $4.00
NOT playing
$2.00
$5.00
K-8 Students
$3.00
$3.00
$3.00
Seniors (60+ with ID or GVC Pass)
Free
Free
Free
• Passes accepted OSAS, Coaches Gold Card, and GVC •
S P O R T S P O R T S
Winter Sports Schedules
Saxon Day!
Lara Tiffin accepting the Oregonian Cup on Saxon Day
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
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AmENDED
2014-2015
AmENDED
OCtObER
NOvEmbER
SCHOOL CALENDAR
AuguSt/SEptEmbER
NT1/2
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Sept . 2 – First Day for Grades 6 & 9
Sept . 3 – First Day for Grades 1-5, 7-8 & 10-12
Sept . 9 – First Day for Kindergarten
DECEmbER
JANuARy
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Elementary Last Day – June 9
Secondary Last Day – June 10
Appropriate Activities Required
by Statute:
Constitution Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .September 17
Columbus Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .October 13
Martin Luther King, Jr . Day . . . . . . . . . . . . January 19
Lincoln’s Birthday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 12
Admission of Oregon into the Union . .February 14
Washington’s Birthday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .February 22
Women in History Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . .March 9-13
Arbor Week . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . April 6-10
School DiStRict 24J
SAlem, oRegon
School Calendar Based on
Traditional Schedule
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6
6
JuNE
HSF
3
2
ApRiL
5
4
3
2
1
5
mARCH
2
7
FEbRuARy
NT 1/2 – New Teacher Half-day Inservice
I
– All Staff Inservice Day
(No Students)
– First Day of School for Grades 6, and 9
– First Day of School for Grades 1-5, 7, 8,
10-12
– First Day of School for Kindergarten
H
– Holiday
NS
– No Students
DH
– District Holiday
HSF – High School Finals - Early Release
MSE – Middle School Early Release
SID
– Statewide Inservice Day
EG
– Elementary Grading Day
SG 1/2 – Secondary Grading Half-day
SG1 – Secondary Grading Day
ESD1 – Elementary Staff Development Full
Day
SSD 1/2 – Secondary Staff Development Half-day
K
– Kindergarten Conferences
(No Kindergarten)
K-12 EC – Kindergarten to 12th Grade Evening
Conferences
(No Kindergarten/Reg. school day grades
1 - 12/Staff Extended Schedule)
K-12 C – Kindergarten to 12th Grade Conferences
(No Students/Staff Extended Schedule)
KDRA – Kindergarten Developmental Reading
Assessments & Parent Conferences
DSSH – Designated State School Holiday
(Non-paid for less than 12-mo. employees)
SH
– School Holiday
(Non-paid for less than 12-mo. employees)
– Winter/Spring Breaks
– Commencement
M
– Make up for emergency closure days
if called by Superintendent . Staff are
advised not to make plans for these
days until it is known whether the make
up days will be needed .
ADoPteD BY
SAlem-KeiZeR School DiStRict
June, 2013
Revised April 2014
SOUTH SALEM HIGH • Home of the Sa xons
Foul Weather?
Tune in for school news; please do not
call the school!
As the threat of snowy and icy weather approaches, parents and
students should listen to local radio and television stations to learn
of school closures due to inclement weather. By 5:15 am, district
officials make the decision to close or delay the start of all or
selected schools. The school district will provide school closure and
delay information to the following news media for broadcasting
starting at 6 am:
The media will mention the district only if there is a delay or
closure. If you do not hear any information, it is safe to assume
district schools are open or have resumed their regular schedule.
¿Mal tiempo?
Sintonice las estaciones locales para que
se entere de noticias de la escuela; por
favor, no telefonee a la escuela
A medida que se aproxima el tiempo invernal con la nieve y las
heladas características de la estación, los padres y estudiantes deben
sintonizar las estaciones de radio y televisión locales para enterarse
de los cierres de escuela debido al mal tiempo. A las 5:15 am a
más tardar, la directiva del distrito toma la decisión de cerrar las
escuelas, que pueden ser todas o algunas, o de retrasar el comienzo
de las clases. El distrito escolar dará la información correspondiente
a los siguientes medios de comunicación para que la transmitan a
partir de las 6 a.m:
Los medios de comunicación mencionarán el distrito
únicamente si hay cierres o retrasos en las clases. En caso de
que no oiga ninguna información, puede dar por sentado que
las escuelas del distrito estarán abiertas o que volverán a abrir
según el horario habitual.
WEB
http://flashalert.net/news.html?id=146
R ADIO
AM
KXL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 750 AM
KWIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Español) 880 AM
KWBY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Español) 940 AM
KEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1190 AM
KPJC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1220 AM
KMUZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Español) 1230 AM
KYKN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1430 AM
KBZY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1490 AM
FM
KOPB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91.5 FM
KSND . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (Español) 95.1 FM
KYCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97.1 FM
KKRZ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100.3 FM
KRSK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105.1 FM
TELEVISION
KATU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ch. 2
KOIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ch. 6
KGW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ch. 8
KPTV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ch. 12
Where is the Emergency Closure & Delay Information?
A link to Emergency Closures and Delays information at the top of each page, under the words Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
¿Dónde aparece la información sobre los cierres o retrasos por situaciones de
urgencia? El enlace a dicha información aparece en la parte superior bajo las palabras Salem-Keizer Public Schools.
www.salemkeizer.org
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Salem-Keizer Public Schools
South Salem High School
PO Box 12024
Salem, OR 97309-0024
Getting Your Driver’s Permit over Winter Break?
South offices are closed winter break. If your student plans to get his or her driver’s
permit during winter break, please go to the Main Office ahead of
time to get a Statement of Enrollment for the DMV.
Parking and Offenses
Please Watch!
We ask that you be extra
diligent watching for
students as you drop off
and pick up your own. Please
acknowledge the “No Idling”
sign posted in front of school
and be mindful of the 20 mph
speed limit. Help keep South
students safe!
The student parking lot is only for those students who purchased a
semester parking pass. Security will patrol the lot on a regular basis and will
take the following course of action for parking offenses:
• A $15.00 ticket for parking without a permit, improperly parked, or impeding
traffic.
• Adhesive notification on driver’s side window and a $15.00 ticket for parking
without a permit, improperly parked, or impeding traffic.
• Towing at owner’s expense for parking without a permit, improperly parked, or
impeding traffic.
Any person receiving a parking ticket will need to pay their fine at the Bookkeeper’s
window and register their vehicle plates at that time. Those choosing not to pay or to
ignore the citation may be towed at owner’s expense.