Keizer Area 2015-16 Kindergarten Orientations

posted May 5, 2015, 3:13 PM by Clear Lake

Please join us at this special meeting for parents and kindergarten students.  We will talk about what a typical day is like, what you can do over the summer to help you child be ready for kindergarten and tour the school.

Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time: 6:00 - 7:00pm

Place: your local Keizer area elementary schools

Please RSVP to your local Keizer area elementary school.

Your entire family is welcome to attend.  Please sign in at the school office.

We look forward to seeing you!

Spring Book Fair April 13th - 17th

posted Apr 3, 2015, 3:29 PM by Clear Lake   [ updated Apr 10, 2015, 9:35 AM ]

Spring Book Fair is Monday through Friday before and after school.  We will also have a Family Shopping Night on Thursday 4/16 after school until 6:00 pm before the OSU Science Night!  Mark your calendars!

Students planning to purchase may enter the building at 8:45 each morning.  Students browsing will need to wait until 9:00 pm.  After school, students may stay ONLY if they have PRE-ARRANGED with parents to shop at the book fair.  

If you would like to volunteer, we need lots of help!  Please go to to the link below to sign up.  

Clear Lake Auction - Tickets ON SALE NOW!

posted Feb 27, 2015, 2:24 PM by Clear Lake   [ updated Feb 27, 2015, 2:28 PM ]

Clear Lakes PTA “Spring Into Action” auction is right around the corner.  Come enjoy a fun evening out with family and friends on Saturday March 14, 2015 at the Keizer Civic Center from 5:30 – 9:00pm, with an after party to follow at McNary restaurant until 11pm.  

Tickets are on sale now for $20 p/p or reserve a table of 8 for $120 total.  McNary restaurant will be catering this event with dessert provided by Karla’s  Custom Cakes. 

Child care will be provided from 5-9pm at Clear Lake elementary school by Salem Child Development Center for an additional $5 per child.  Child care includes pizza, snack and drink. 

Don’t miss out on some great auction items like a Traeger BBQ, homes in the George, on the Coast and at Detroit Lake.  We also have Disneyland Hopper tickets, Ale Ways tour, American Girl Doll and of course the always popular Clear Lake Staff dinner!!                  

If you would like to volunteer to help please use the link below:


Check out the classroom basket below!  This is just one of the many themed creations that will be up for bid at this years auction!!!

Free full-day kindergarten starts next fall

posted Feb 11, 2015, 2:29 PM by Clear Lake

Starting fall of 2015, Salem-Keizer Public Schools will offer free full-day kindergarten.

Previously, full-day kindergarten was offered as a tuition-based program at a few schools, and half-day kindergarten was available for free. The district will no longer offer half-day programs, but many private kindergarten providers will still offer half-day. Children are not required to attend kindergarten, however it is highly recommended.

Students who turn five on or before September 10, 2015 are eligible to register.

Registration opens February 17, 2015.

Parents are asked to register students right away so the district knows how many students will be attending in order to prepare an adequate number of classrooms, supplies, etc.

Early registration will help parents stay in the loop of upcoming school events like kindergarten orientation, which will take place in May.

How to register

To register, please visit the school and pick up a registration packet. If you’re unsure what school is assigned to serve your residence address, please visit the district’s school finder page: www.salemkeizer.org/content/boundary-information

Parents must complete and sign the forms in the registration packet (registration form, home language survey, immunization form) and provide. 

  1. Proof of residence address. Examples of documents accepted include a copy of a utility bill, driver’s license with current address, copy of rental agreement, etc. 
  2. Original birth certificate for the child. The school will make a copy and return the original to the parent.

Help your student get ready

Parents can help students get ready for kindergarten by helping them:
·         Hold a pencil, crayons and scissors correctly
·         Practice writing his/her name
·         Learn the ABC’s and how to count to twenty
·         Name and identify basic shapes, such as square, triangle and circle
·         Learn how to take turns and share with others

Please contact your school with questions about registering for kindergarten.

Oregon Department of Education News

posted Feb 6, 2015, 12:00 PM by Clear Lake

The February issue of the ODE Education Update is now available.  The Education Update provides teachers, administrators, parents, and community members with news and information on key education topics, upcoming opportunities, and a range of education resources. 

 To access this and previous issues of the newsletter, go to: http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3781 or see the attached PDF for the February issue. 

You're Invited!!!!

posted Feb 5, 2015, 11:32 AM by Clear Lake

PTA sponsored "Spring Into Action" Dinner and Auction to benefit Clear Lake Elementary School will be held Saturday, March 14th at the Keizer Civic Center from 5:30-9:00 pm.  Attached is an order form that you can fill out and return to the Clear Lake office.  

Come and enjoy an evening out!  Bid on great packages in the silent and live auction.

*Child care (including food & games) provided at Clear Lake Elementary from 5pm - 9pm.(*this is a corrected time change from the newsletter)    

SBAC - Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

posted Feb 5, 2015, 10:32 AM by Clear Lake   [ updated Feb 19, 2015, 12:39 PM ]

Every year, students in grade 3rd through 8th and grade 11th are tested in math and English language arts.  Test time is rapidly approaching.  The state has a new test this year to measure students' knowledge of state standards in these subjects.  It's called the Smarter Balanced test and it replaces the OAKS Test. 

Attached you will find important information that can help your student prepare and provide parents with the information and tools they need to help make this transition as smooth as possible.
Make sure you come back to this post for more tips and attachments!

Below is a Classroom Testing Schedule for 3rd-5th Grade

Apply for secondary transfers FEB. 2-27 2015

posted Jan 7, 2015, 4:21 PM by Clear Lake

Current fifth grade students (entering sixth grade in September) who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2015-16) must apply for in-district transfer (IDT) between February 2 and February 27, 2015.

The application window must be earlier than normal this year to coincide with changes to the district’s student data information system. IDT application forms will be updated to reflect the February dates. Please do not submit a transfer application form that reflects a deadline other than February 2015.

IDT applications received after February 27, 2015, will not be considered.

IDT request forms can be picked up at any middle school office, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned middle school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.

More information on the in-district transfer process can be found on the Student Transfers page on the district website, http://www.salemkeizer.org/parents/student-transfers.


Clear Lake Choir at the Captiol

posted Dec 19, 2014, 8:57 AM by Clear Lake

PTA Movie Night - December 12th

posted Dec 9, 2014, 9:11 AM by Clear Lake

PTA and Salem Child Development Center would like to present: Disney's Santa Buddies Friday, December 12th at 6:30 pm.  Parents please join your students in the gym with a pillow and a blanket and feel free to have them wear their pajamas.  

Each student will receive a ticket for 1 complimentary hot cocoa, bag of popcorn and a candy cane.  Any additional items can be purchase at a nominal fee.  

Bonus - the movie will be raffled off at the end of the night!  

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