The recent closure of our schools has been challenging for our families. We recognize that it is difficult to balance childcare, work, homeschooling, and keeping everyone in the family safe, happy, and healthy. To support you during this challenging time, Salem Public Schools is setting up a school-family learning resource website salemlearns.org.
As you know, we started with an early version of our remote learning plan on March 15th soon after the school closure began. Our immediate concern and goal, at that time, was to connect with every student and family to ensure they were safe and to also set up access to remote learning opportunities that were made available here. These opportunities included activities across content areas and a supporting printable packet for grades PreK-5.
We are now taking steps to implement enhancements to our remote learning plan that will include the components listed in the full remote plans for each grade band. The goal of these plans is to provide a consistent structure where students are able to interact more often with their teachers and classmates. Teachers are already implementing many of these components and will do so with increasing consistency over the next couple of weeks..
Please visit your student’s grade band page to view the full Remote Learning Plan for their learning level.
Statements on Racism
As we wrote on Monday in our statement on racism, Salem Public Schools commits to building upon the equity framework already established within SPS and will pull together disparate, anti-racist efforts, programs, and agendas to create a cohesive district approach to tackle racism head-on.
Assistant Superintendent, Kate Carbone wrote a letter to staff on Wednesday, June 3rd to provide educators with resources to support talking about George Floyd and racial inequity. We are sharing the letter with you in full not only to create transparency but to offer families the same resources we are providing to staff.
Remote Learning Plans
PreK-K Remote Learning Plan
Grade 1-2 Remote Learning Plan
Grade 3-5 Remote Learning Plan
Grade 6-8 Remote Learning Plan
Grade 9-12 Remote Learning Plans
High School Learning Info