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Tips for staying healthy this winter season

January 3rd, 2023|

This winter, the whole Salem-Keizer community can work together to keep our schools, students and community safe and healthy. Remember to follow some simple precautions to prevent illness: Stay home when sick. Avoid contact [...]

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Think before you post

November 14th, 2022|

When schools receive hoax threats, rumors of threats, and when there is a spread of false information, learning environments are disrupted and and there is understandably increased fear in our community. Safety is our [...]

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Video: Different Choices, Always United

March 9th, 2022|

As we transition into optional face coverings, it's important to remember to be respectful of each other's choices. At Salem-Keizer Public Schools we may make different choices, be we are always united. [...]

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Face coverings optional effective March 12

March 4th, 2022|

​​As you likely know, there have been significant changes in recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education regarding face coverings in schools. We have carefully [...]

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Bond-funded construction is complete at Morningside

December 29th, 2021|

Construction improvements funded by the 2018 bond are complete at Morningside. The bond promises some level of improvement at all schools in the district. About $2.6 million has been invested in improvements at Morningside. Work [...]

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No School November 11th & 12th

November 4th, 2021|

Coming up on  Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and a school holiday. Because Veterans Day falls on a Thursday this year, we have a unique opportunity to support the well-being of our staff and students [...]

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Everyday Fundraising

October 23rd, 2021|

Do you use Amazon? Shop at Fred Meyer? You can support Morningside PTC with everyday shopping. PTC Every Day Fundraisers Flyer

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October 25th-29th is Spirit Week

October 21st, 2021|

For Spirit Week we will have the following dress-up days staff and students are invited to participate. Monday: Pajama Day Tuesday: Grade Color Day Day -Kinder wears red, 1st wears blue, 2nd wears green, 3rd [...]

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No School October 20-22

October 18th, 2021|

There is no school for students Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday, October 20st-22nd. Parent Teacher conferences will be held virtually on Wednesday and Thursday. Sign-ups are on Parent Square. Contact your teacher if you did not [...]

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2021-2022 School Supply List

August 10th, 2021|

We are excited to have your students with us this fall. Please click on the image below for the 2021-2022 school supply list! REMEMBER: Your student will also need a couple comfortable, appropriately sized [...]

Kindergarten Orientation 2021-22

July 27th, 2021|

Want to know what to do to prepare your student for kinder? Want more information about Kindergarten at Morningside? Here is a short video with all kinds of information to support our kindergarten families as [...]

Changes at Morningside

July 26th, 2021|

It is with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to the students and staff at Morningside Elementary. This summer the district is making several administrative shifts to best meet the needs of all of [...]

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Family engagement nights August 4 and 6, 2021

July 22nd, 2021|

SKPS invites families to engage with district leaders on back-to-school planning for fall Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili Salem-Keizer Public Schools plans to provide full-time, in-person instruction for all students. [...]

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Grab-N-Go Meals information summer 2021

July 21st, 2021|

Summer Grab-N-Go Meals 2021 Summer Grab-N-Go Meals available through Friday, Sept. 3 The following sites will be serving summer Grab-N-Go meals to the community Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - 1 [...]

5th Grade Promotion

June 16th, 2021|

We are so very proud of our 5th graders and we are excited for the adventures that await them at Middle School and then on to High School. If you were unable to attend the [...]

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

June 15th, 2021|

Hello Morningside Families! This summer, Salem-Keizer will be offering opportunities for your children to participate in FREE enrichment camps!! What to know: Time: Each camp is 2 weeks long, either morning or afternoon. First session [...]


May 7th, 2021|

School Pictures this coming week. Thursday May 13 and FridayMay 14. Orders can be placed on the Dorian website: dorianstudio.com

Happy Spring Break

March 19th, 2021|

Please have an AMAZING spring break. We will see you back on March 30th or 31st depending on your cohort.

Updated District Schedules and School Expectations

March 19th, 2021|

Just a couple of updates. The district has updated the calendars to reflect the make up days for the ice storm. Here are copies of those calendars, students' last day will be June 17. Also [...]

Asynchronous Schedules

February 24th, 2021|

The times are listed for the LIVE sessions only. The other Asynchronous lessons can happen any time throughout the day. K-1 Lessons are approximately 15 min in length,  2-3 Lessons are approximately 20 min in [...]

Hybrid Informational Video

February 12th, 2021|

Thank you for all you have done and continue to do to support your students in CDL. Here is the video with Hybrid information. We are excited to have our kids returning to the building. [...]

Grab and Go Meals

February 10th, 2021|

Martin Luther King Jr Day

January 15th, 2021|

Monday, January 18, is a national holiday celebrating the life and achievements of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated nearly 53 years ago. Dr. King was known for advancing civil [...]

TESTING: i-Ready Reading and Math Diagnostic Testing

January 6th, 2021|

As we are preparing for our 2nd round of Diagnostic Testing, we need your help. The I-ready reading and math diagnostic testing helps teachers support students where they are in their learning. It is important [...]

Holiday Greetings from Morningside

December 18th, 2020|

Have a safe and happy holiday break and enjoy some messages from some of our Morningside Staff. https://youtu.be/p0jFSlVYHDg


December 18th, 2020|

Zoom clubs will resume after Spring Break. These groups are optional. Please note there have been some changes to days and times for groups.  

Happy Holidays….it’s our week of JibJab Fun

December 14th, 2020|

Each Day this week, come back to this post to view a new JibJab video! Dec. 14  https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/feliz_navidad_clip/0344c8da-21bd-4556-8460-0bd876a26486 Dec. 15  https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/sled_race/361c514e-aade-4c2e-a98d-1477b41e7a6d Dec. 16 https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/disco_christmas/54cd6d88-e521-48bb-8723-e99140d8505e Dec. 17 https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/macareindeer/7c4e4f60-a8da-4a03-94f6-213146f4980c Dec. 18 https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/winter_wonderland/f15ba564-e693-4220-97a9-7f5855282064

Morningside bond construction update

December 8th, 2020|

December 2020 Voters passed a bond measure in 2018 to fund improvements across the entire district, including at Morningside Elementary School. Bond funding will support nearly $3 million in renovations at Morningside to improve safety [...]

Native American Alaskan Native Celebration

November 19th, 2020|

In celebration of November being Native American Heritage Month, the Indian Education program and their parent advisory committee will be hosting a two-day, virtual American Indian Alaskan Native Celebration on November 20 and 21, 2020 [...]

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Thank you Education Support Professionals!

November 18th, 2020|

It's Education Support Professionals Day! Administrators and teachers from across the district give a shoutout to the amazing Education Support Professionals in Salem-Keizer Public Schools. Thank you to all of our ESPs [...]

PARENTS of 3rd-5th grade students using CANVAS

November 17th, 2020|

Are you wanting to know what assignments your student has in Canvas? What their schedule is? You can Pair with your student's canvas account and easily see what their assignments are. You can also get [...]

Facebook Live with Mrs. Grimmer

November 17th, 2020|

11-17 https://youtu.be/wIEiTY-UiF4 11-24 https://youtu.be/t2kjc3-EQGY 12-1 https://youtu.be/WvupTf0CNqc 12-8 https://youtu.be/bHi2_Te64AI 12-15 https://youtu.be/10NlAM3H61o 1-5 https://youtu.be/AOBZwE3ZdCM 1-11 https://youtu.be/6oZKOjlow1Q 1-19 https://youtu.be/F9aa3zYnAWA 1-26 https://youtu.be/ssN_NZ5Nqu8 2-2 https://youtu.be/JRjWTZbnW0Q 2-23 https://youtu.be/voNSBq6fJCo 3-3 https://youtu.be/9bw1egw1Jh8 3-9 https://youtu.be/vf5HF4-_gdw


October 29th, 2020|

We are VERY happy to announce that Champions will be returning to our building on Monday November 2nd. They will be offering all day child care from 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM. If you are [...]


October 27th, 2020|

3rd, 4th and 5th graders are welcome to join choir. They have Zoom rehearsals on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:25-8:45AM, starting November 4th. To participate you must register ONLINE, see below attachment. The choir handbook [...]

ZOOM updates

October 2nd, 2020|

(English) Zoom - FAQ for Families Logging into Zoom (003)    

Dots: Make your Mark and See Where it Takes You

September 24th, 2020|

We are encouraging our Mustangs to "Make their Mark and See where it takes them". Many of our teachers have shared the story "The Dot" and the Dots for Doors activity to create and display [...]

MUSIC, Band, Orchestra updates

September 18th, 2020|

🎶🎶 Choir, Band, and Orchestra Update!🎶🎶   *Information is subject to change as we adjust for unforeseen changes. Please be kind and patient, and I will keep you up to date as I learn information.* [...]


September 18th, 2020|



September 18th, 2020|


  • Salem-Keizer Students to Keep Chromebooks Over Summer

Chromebook Login Issues?

September 16th, 2020|

We are aware that some students are having challenges logging into their Chromebooks to access Distance Learning. Here are instructions to help families having difficulties logging in. As Chromebooks come online after the summer, [...]


September 11th, 2020|

Kinder Update

September 4th, 2020|

New Supply Kits

August 27th, 2020|

Class Lists

August 27th, 2020|

District Calendar

August 18th, 2020|


Platforms for Comprehensive Distance Learning

August 18th, 2020|

I had some questions about the platforms that will be used for distance learning. Feel free to explore the links below. K-2 will be using Seesaw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89u79_dKHTI 3-5 will be using Canvas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3D6ijOYUdj0 

Q&A form for Mrs. Grimmer

August 11th, 2020|

Please add questions to the attached sheet and Mrs. Grimmer will answer them, to the extent possible. We want to know how we can support you and answer questions you may have. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BpzT33-F1HrbmX9EA6oo9s_jLDHX_9BeaXpIiME75Os/edit?usp=sharing

5th Grade Promotion

June 9th, 2020|

Big thank you to Mrs. Sollman, Mrs. Sydow, Mrs. Vale, Mrs. Cresswell, and Miss Siegel for putting together our 5th grade promotion. If you were unable to attend, here is the link to our promotion. [...]


June 9th, 2020|

We wanted to make you aware of a FREE mental health resource (for OHP) that our students and families can access immediately, throughout the summer and into next year.  The district recently signed a Memorandum [...]

Anti-Racism Resources and Video Message from the Principal

June 8th, 2020|

 Principal Video Message to Parents   https://youtu.be/OvGEs77QCXs Read Alouds for Students   Something Happened in Our Town----Read Aloud shared by Morningside Teachers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whR_JIzknpo&feature=youtu.be 37 Children's Books to help talk about Racism https://coloursofus.com/37-childrens-books-to-help-talk-about-racism-discrimination/?fbclid=IwAR2h63vMyg4jFsZbSAVF3ACfTH5r1GvCM4J5R1ncHDD8ahMMuWm9ZOAPI1I CNN/Sesame Street Racism Town [...]

TUTORING offered by South Salem Students

May 26th, 2020|

Some South Salem students have started a service called,  ConnectSalemStudents. Their goal is to lend tutoring and peer-support to all K-12 Salem-Keizer students during the pandemic. Students can receive help, whether it be with peer-reviewing [...]

Kindergarten Registration SUPPORT VIDEO

May 19th, 2020|

The district has created this helpful video to walk parents through the registration process for their incoming kindergarten students. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzW-TDyc3Xs&feature=youtu.be

Message from Leslie Middle School

May 15th, 2020|

Hello 2020-21 Leslie 6th Graders, We are reaching out to you because you (or your child) is slated to attend Leslie this fall as a 6th grader.  We are excited to meet you and have [...]

We Need to hear from YOU!

May 15th, 2020|

All of us continue to be impacted by the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak. Please help us better support you and other families by answering a few questions and sharing your feedback about our outreach efforts over [...]

Thank YOU to On Any Sundae

May 8th, 2020|

HUGE shout out to On Any Sundae for donating a special treat to our staff as we showed them appreciation this week. Please support them and visit their facebook page.

Morningside Staff ROCKS!!

May 8th, 2020|

We created a FUN video to show our appreciation for all the staff at Morningside! https://youtu.be/L_OB-xNZQtk

Morningside Parade and “We Miss You” video links

May 4th, 2020|

We wanted to share the video links for the Morningside Parade back in April and the video that staff made to let students know we miss them and are thinking about them. https://youtu.be/GpWuq2lMVbk     Parade [...]

Yearbook Cover Winner

April 27th, 2020|

CONGRATULATIONS to Madeline in Rm 10. Our yearbook cover winner!!

Happy Birthday

April 27th, 2020|


Parent Vue and Progress Report Cards

April 20th, 2020|

Here are tips for accessing progress reports on Parent Vue. Teachers will also have these documents available on their Google Classroom page.

Spirit Days

April 13th, 2020|

Links for our Videos are below. https://youtu.be/tvw5Z34LEuw     Movement Monday https://youtu.be/12EE8_NidEA    Talent Tuesday https://youtu.be/xurmCnfvBxw     Work Wednesday https://youtu.be/TZeVvdMOpQ4   Thankful Thursday https://youtu.be/cQ-HlzxxNxw      Fun Friday

Morningside Parade

April 8th, 2020|

We are excited to parade through the neighborhood and see our students. We will leave the school at 2:30 on Thursday 4-9 to begin our parade. I am attaching a picture of our route. If [...]


April 3rd, 2020|

Check out our school facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Morningside-Elementary-School-114105673571852/ This is where we will post birthdays, messages from teachers, and have Monday Announcements live each Monday at 9:00.

Morningside Family Check In

March 31st, 2020|

Hello Families, We hope you are all doing well and know that we are thinking of you. This week teachers will be reaching out to families to find out how you are doing and complete [...]

KROC Center Health Fair

January 9th, 2020|

Free Health Fair at the KROC center Saturday, January 18th from 11am-3pm. See attached PDF for more information. 

Inclement Weather

January 9th, 2020|

As we begin to see cooler temperature throughout our community, it’s important to know how SKPS will communicate with you if there’s a school closure or delay. In the event of bad weather, district officials [...]

State Report Card

December 20th, 2019|

Here is a link to our State Report Card. You can type in our school name and select 18-19 At a Glance Profile Report. https://www.ode.state.or.us/data/reportcard/reports.aspx

We Need to Hear From YOU!!

November 20th, 2019|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Seeks Public Input on Student Success Act Funds Salem-Keizer Public Schools is slated to receive more than $35 million from the Student Success Act. Annually, this Student Investment Account can only be [...]

September 2019

August 30th, 2019|

Welcome to a new school year. Please read over the information in the September Newsletter and our attachment regarding treats in classrooms.

Champions Before- and After-School Programs

August 5th, 2019|

Before- and After-School Program at Morningside Champions is enrolling now for Fall 2019-20 at Morningside Elementary! Champions Enrollment Information Learn about the Champions hiring event at Morningside Elementary [...]

Weather Watch

February 12th, 2019|

We know that the weather has been cold and we wanted to share with all families, the chart we use to determine if we go outside. Please know that if we are in the green [...]


February 12th, 2019|

We want to recognize all the students who were able to complete their Family Honor Roll card for January. Keep up the good work! We hope to see many more names for February. 

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Marion Co. Health & Human Services: No Confirmed Cases of Measles in Marion County | Servicios Humanos y de Salud del Condado de Marion: No se han presentado casos confirmados de sarampión en el Condado de Marion

January 30th, 2019|

Marion County Health & Human Services has asked us to share this information with you regarding a measles outbreak in Clark County, Washington. "Due to the current measles outbreak investigation in Clark County, Washington, we've received [...]

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About the Boundary Adjustment Process

January 17th, 2019|

The district has created resources to help explain the boundary adjustment process. If adopted by the Salem-Keizer School Board on February 12, the proposed boundary adjustments would go into effect in Fall 2019. Parents and [...]


December 11th, 2018|

Recently we have had some concerns arise about internet safety and what students are watching, posting, and saying to one another and strangers while online. We have had students communicating on facebook, through playstation games, [...]

MAPS Credit Union Grant….VOTES NEEDED!!

December 10th, 2018|

Two teachers at Morningside have applied for a grant through MAPS Credit Union to win some technology for their classrooms. If you are willing we would LOVE for you to follow the link below and [...]

South Salem “A Christmas Carol” auditions

October 16th, 2018|

South Salem High is holding our regular auditions for children’s roles, Grades 2-5 with smaller 6th graders welcome, for the kids cast ensemble roles in A Christmas Carol. This includes Tiny Tim, and his Crachit [...]

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Every Day 24J

September 25th, 2018|

Missing a day or two of school may not seem like a big deal, but that time matters. If a student misses just two days of school a month, by the end of the [...]

School Fundraiser

September 18th, 2018|

Morningside is starting a school-wide fundraiser with schoolstore.com. Information packets will come home on Thursday 9/20/18. Sign up is easy and all online shopping through designated vendors, will earn money for Morningside. Students will also earn [...]

Family Math Night

September 17th, 2018|

Come join us for a parent information night all about the district adopted math curriculum. Two dates to choose from, Tuesday Sept. 25 @ Kalapuya and Chavez or Thursday Sept 27@ Weddle and Wright. Both [...]

School Supply List

June 25th, 2018|

Primary Grades (Kindergarten, First, and Second) ¨       1-Backpack ¨       1- Box Tissue ¨       1- Pencil Box (plain and plastic) ¨       24- Pencils ¨       2- Pink Pearl Erasers ¨       2- Boxes Crayons ¨       1- Package Markers [...]

  • Prevent Summer Slide


June 22nd, 2018|

Here are some tips for preventing summer slide in Reading. To prevent summer slide in math, please have students use i-Ready math for 45 minutes each week. See our Curriculum Corner page for log-in directions. [...]

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Salem-Keizer Public Schools to Offer Free Summer Meals

June 18th, 2018|

Meals are available for all children Each year, Salem-Keizer Public Schools participates in the Summer Meals Program, which provides free meals to all children ages 1-18, regardless of family income. Free summer meals will be [...]

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City of Salem Drinking Water Advisory Update

June 8th, 2018|

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of Salem issued a new advisory for vulnerable populations to not consume tap water due to algae blooms in the Detroit Reservoir. This advisory is expected to continue at [...]

  • Salem-Keizer Approved Budget 2018

Salem-Keizer Budget Committee Approves $1.1 Billion 2018-19 Budget

May 23rd, 2018|

The school district’s budget includes bond funds and new revenue estimates from Oregon Department of Education The Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) Budget Committee tonight moved to recommend a budget totaling $1,147,797,142. The budget includes bond [...]

  • Salem-Keizer Jumpstart Kinder 2018

Now Open – Registration For Jumpstart Kindergarten In Summer Of 2018

May 23rd, 2018|

Students entering kindergarten in many of our Title IA-funded elementary schools have the opportunity to attend a free kindergarten preparation program this summer called Jumpstart Kinder this summer. Jumpstart Kinder is August 6–10, 2018, from approximately [...]

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Salem-Keizer Voters Approve $619.7 Million School Bond

May 16th, 2018|

Bond dollars will relieve overcrowding and add science, vocational spaces and more Voters in Salem and Keizer have approved a $619.7 million bond measure referred to the May 15 ballot by the Salem-Keizer Public Schools [...]

Morningside Work Day!!

May 14th, 2018|

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to support the Morningside Community Work Day. Everyone worked so hard and we were able to transform the front of our school. If you were not [...]

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Math Achievement Disco Party

May 10th, 2018|

We are so proud of our students and the growth they have made this year in math. As a reward for our achievement, Curriculum and Associates (the publisher of our curriculum) awarded all students and [...]

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ODE Parent Survey

April 30th, 2018|

Please use the link below to complete a parent survey from Oregon Department of Education. It is a short survey and should only take a couple of minutes.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ESSAParentSurvey

Congratulations to Paul Kaplan

April 12th, 2018|

Paul Kaplan, our daytime custodian, was nominated and received the Golden Broom award. We are so proud of Paul and the amazing work he does at Morningside. He is always willing to jump in and [...]

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Preschool Registration Begins in April

March 15th, 2018|

If your child will be three- or four-years-old on or before September 10, 2018, April is the time to register for preschool! Early Enrollment for Current Families April 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.; [...]

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Kindergarten Registration Now Open For 2018-19

February 27th, 2018|

Kindergarten registration for the 2018-2019 school year opens on Tuesday, February 20! Often thought of as a transition year between home and school, kindergarten prepares your child for a successful academic career and is now [...]

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All Salem-Keizer Public Schools are Closed Thursday, Feb. 22

February 22nd, 2018|

Due to inclement weather, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be closed and all afternoon and evening activities are cancelled. All district offices will remain open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. This snow day may [...]

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Proposed Elementary Math Adoption Curriculum Available For Review Until March 7, 2018

February 14th, 2018|

At its February 13 business meeting, the Salem-Keizer Board of Education heard the first reading of the recommended elementary math adoption curriculum, Ready Math, Publisher Curriculum Associates. The instruction materials are available for community/parent review [...]

Harvest Carnival

November 6th, 2017|

Thank you to our PTC for putting on an AMAZING event and to our families for coming out to support Morningside. We also want to thank our sponsors, volunteers, and those who donated time and [...]


October 19th, 2017|

“We know that students who attend school regularly have more opportunity to learn, so tracking chronic absenteeism is critical,” Acting Deputy Superintendent Colt Gill said. “There is a direct link between high instances of chronic [...]