Wing space for distance and individual pencil sets as Salem kinders return to school

Kindergarten students get their wiggles out on the first day of class at Brush College Elementary School on Sept. 15, 2021 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) More Salem kindergarteners are heading back into public school classrooms this fall after enrollment fell sharply last year. As of Thursday morning, there are 2,628 kindergarteners[Read More…]

PHOTOS: School is back in Salem

First grade teacher Adelyn Rowland works with Gracie Sligh during the first day back to school at Liberty Elementary School on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Student mentor Yilda Yamilex Molina-Cruz, right, gives directions to senior Atziry Velazquez on the first day of school at North Salem High[Read More…]

How Salem schools are opening windows, filtering air to limit Covid spread as classes return

Freshmen head to classes on their first day of in-person school at McKay High School on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) NOTE: Salem Reporter is providing this free to the community as a public service to keep residents informed. Please share and please subscribe to support this reporting. Hundreds of freshmen[Read More…]

What to expect when Salem kids head back to school

Nyjah Angeles raises a hand during the first day back to school at Richmond Elementary on Tuesday, March 2. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem and Oregon education officials said the recent spike in new Covid infections and hospitalizations haven’t changed plans to hold school in-person, five days per week in the[Read More…]

“I’ve gotten more confident”: Black Salem students find friendship, explore culture in summer program

Teachers in the Salem-Keizer Afrocentric summer program serve a West African lunch of jollof rice, fried plantain and chicken to students on July 23, 2021 (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter) Ayman Wamala learned about Harriet Tubman’s work leading enslaved people to freedom on the Underground Railroad in his regular classes at school.[Read More…]