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Updated SKPS Athletic Protocols and Safety Measures – Effective January 11, 2022

As shared earlier this week, we are continuing with our athletic activities while consistently reviewing our protocols and safety measures. For all of our athletic activities, we will continue to prioritize consistent safety practices for student participants, coaches, staff and spectators.

Spectator capacity limits

High School

Due to the increased risk of transmission for COVID-19 during athletic events, we will be implementing capacity limits at all SKPS athletic events beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Details for each type of event/facility is below:

  • Basketball: Four (4) spectators per participant including basketball and cheer athletes, and pep band participants. This four spectator limit is subject to change depending on the event venue capacity limits. Team coaches will communicate with participants on final event spectator limits. Pep bands will be set in an area to allow proper distancing.
  • Wrestling: Four (4) spectators per participant.
  • Swimming: Spectator limits will depend on venue capacity at the KROC center (to be determined). More details on final capacity numbers will be shared with families once finalized.

Middle School

Due to venue capacity, middle school competitions will be limited to two (2) spectators per participant per event.

Face coverings and physical distancing requirements

All requirements for physical distancing and face coverings will continue to be maintained for participants, coaches and spectators. Requirements include:

  • Face coverings are required for all spectators.
  • Athletes are not required to wear a face covering indoors while actively practicing or playing a competitive sport at any level, including cheerleading and dance/drill.
  • Students not actively participating (i.e., on the sideline/bench during an indoor competition.) are required to wear a face covering.
  • Coaches and support staff are required to wear a face covering during indoor practices and competitions. This includes weight training regardless of location.
  • All individuals should maintain physical distance to the extent possible.
  • Face coverings are optional in outdoor settings.

Concessions, trips and other activities

All athletic activities such as overnight trips, extra team functions (ex. team meals) and concession stands will NOT be allowed.

Working together to maintain health and safety

As a reminder, families should be aware of the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 during athletic events, which could result in students needing to quarantine. Individuals from other households should consistently maintain physical distance.

These protocols are crucial to maintain safe and healthy athletic events for our students, families and community. Our protocols are reviewed regularly and any additional changes or adjustments to our protocols for students and/or spectators will be shared with families as needed.

Working together to closely follow all safety protocols will support our students in maintaining time in play, and in the classroom.

2022-01-14T15:19:00-08:00January 9th, 2022|

Bond-funded construction is complete at Leslie

Construction improvements funded by the 2018 bond are complete at Leslie Middle School. The bond promises some level of improvement at all schools in the district. About $3.4 million has been invested in improvements at Leslie.

Work started in June of 2021 was complete in just a few weeks around the start of the school year, on time and on budget! Leslie received:
• Two new science classrooms
• Updates in the music room for improved acoustics
• A secured vestibule at the front entry, including a transaction window
• Roofing replacement
• Intercom system upgrades
• Electronic badge access system upgrades
• Improved traffic flow in the cafeteria
• Library improvements

Thank you, voters, for supporting the bond that has provided these important improvements at Leslie!

For more information about work at Leslie or other schools in the district, please visit www.salemkeizer.org/projects-status

2021-12-29T11:02:10-08:00December 29th, 2021|

Think before you post

Recently, schools across the Salem-Keizer School District have experienced an increase in school threats, rumors of threats, and the spread of false information, which has been disrupting our learning environments and creating fear in the community.

Safety is our top priority

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is our top priority. Maintaining safety in our schools requires an ongoing partnership with school staff, students, families, law enforcement and the surrounding community.

In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the one at Oxford High School in Michigan, there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places. Safety is critical, and our district fully investigates each threat in collaboration with the FBI and/or our state and local law enforcement partners.

Issuing a threat is a crime

Recently, we have investigated a number of hoax threats of targeted violence against schools. These threats—often issued via text message or posted on social media—are taken very seriously. Our law enforcement partners investigate every tip to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community. Hoax threats can result in both arrest by law enforcement and/or suspension or expulsion by the school district. Hoax threats are not a joke, and they can have devastating consequences—both for the public and for those who post them.

Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, verbally, or through email—is a crime. Please share with your kids and those in your community that making a threat is a poor choice that could impact them for years to come.

Threats impact our entire community

In addition to the individual consequences a person may face, these threats have a serious impact on our community. They divert district resources from providing support for students and disrupt the learning environment for hundreds of students. Law enforcement resources are diverted from investigating other crimes, and they cost taxpayers a lot of money. The threats can also cause severe emotional distress to students, school staff and families.

Things to remember

Don’t share or forward a threat until law enforcement has a chance to investigate – this can spread misinformation and cause panic.

  • Don’t ever post or send any hoax threats online
  • If you are the target of an online threat, call your local law enforcement immediately
  • Salem Police Department Non-Emergency 503-588-6123
  • Keizer Police Department Non-Emergency 503-390-2000
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office 503-588-5032

If you see a threat of violence posted online, contact local law enforcement or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also submit information online to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov.

Use SafeOregon by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed to tip@safeoregon.com or through the SafeOregon app.

Remember – a hoax threat is no joke. Think before you post.

2021-12-14T21:45:20-08:00December 10th, 2021|

Student Immunization Clinics Dec 3-9.

Marion County Health just shared they will be holding student immunization clinics Dec 3-9.


Marion County Public Health Clinic, 3180 Center St. N, Salem OR, Rm 1100


Friday, December 3rd 1:00pm – 4:30pm

Tuesday, December 7th 1:00pm-4:30pm

Thursday, December 9th 1:00pm-4:30pm

Please see attached flyers:



2021-11-23T16:16:56-08:00November 23rd, 2021|

Scholastic Book Fair

Finally! After two years, we are hosting a Scholastic Book Fair here in the Leslie Library! All the greatest new books, all the convenience of having books available right at your school! Follow the link below to see what will be available and if you scroll all the way down to the bottom, you can enter our Virtual Fair and see even more amazing titles!  Another easy way to get books for your student is through the eWallet program! Check it out also on our Fair Website! Thank you in advance for supporting your Leslie Scholastic Book Fair!

Fair runs from November 19th through December 3rd! Please keep in mind that our school is still only open to students. Parents are encouraged to engage with out virtual fair as we cannot welcome parents into the school.


2021-11-18T15:51:24-08:00November 18th, 2021|

Time Capsule Links

Hello Leslie Lions!

We are planning on streaming the time capsule unveiling on two different platforms, Microsoft Teams and Facebook Live. If you are joining through Microsoft Teams on your mobile device, you will need to have the app installed. If joining from a computer, select the “browser” option.

​The event is today November 5th, 2021 @ 3pm, streaming might start closer to 3:08 when students are settled in there 6th period class.

Microsoft Teams meeting

Join on your computer or mobile app

Click here to join the meeting

Or call in (audio only)

+1 872-240-8046,,37031729#   United States, Chicago

Phone Conference ID: 370 317 29#


Facebook Live

Click here to join the event

2021-11-05T11:23:09-08:00November 5th, 2021|

1971 Time Capsule

1971 Time Capsule

The 7th grade class in 1971 buried a time capsule at the old Leslie Junior High School, with the intentions of the current 7th grade class to open it in Nov 5th, 2021. Tomorrow, Nov 5th at 3:00pm, that is what is going to happen.  We have members of the original 1971 class and 7th grade representatives of the current class, that will participate in an unveiling event.  This event will be live streamed, to the school and on our Facebook page for others to witness this exciting event.

2021-11-04T16:40:43-08:00November 4th, 2021|

School Photo Retake Day – Nov 3rd

School Photo Retake Day
Nov 3rd, 2021

Did you miss school picture day? Do you need a retake?  No, worries Retake Day is coming, Nov 3rd.

EDGE students are welcome to join us between 9:30am-12:30pm. EDGE parents are not allowed in the building during picture day. Please have EDGE students check in at the front office.

How to order:

You have the ability to order pictures online by visiting dorianstudio.com and searching for your school’s name. Your online order can be placed before and up to four (4) days after picture day.

Los padres pueden ordenar fotos en línea en dorianstudio.com buscando el nombre de su escuela. Su pedido en línea se puede realizar antes y hasta cuatro (4) días después del día de la foto.

After the 4-day grace period expires, a personalized access key will be sent home with picture delivery. A $7 shipping and handling fee will be added to all orders made with a personalized
access key and orders will ship directly to your home.

DESPUÉS DE QUE EXPIRE EL PERÍODO DE GRACIA DE 4 DÍAS: Un código de acceso personalizado le será enviado a su hogar con sus pedidos. Estas órdenes incluyen una tarifa de $7 de envío.

2021-11-01T09:21:57-08:00October 20th, 2021|
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