Hello Salem-Keizer Families,
First, some good news. We are planning to return to outdoor athletics in January. For students involved, coaches will be reaching out during the first week of January with details on athletics that qualify, including schedules. While we are excited about this, we were really excited about having students back in school.
Each week, the metrics in Marion County continue to rise. Recent numbers are over 600/100,000, so as it looks like right now, we won’t be able to start blended learning in February for students, K-12. Meanwhile, the district will continue to monitor metrics over the break and keep you updated if anything changes.
Please know, we are eager to see your kids in school when the metrics improve, and we need everyone’s help. Please remember to wear a face covering, socially distance, avoid large gatherings and continue to follow the guidance from our state.
My best to you all for a safe and enjoyable winter break.
Superintendent of Salem-Keizer Public Schools