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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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Back to school 2022-23

September 6th, 2022|

School offices opening dates 2022-23 August 8: Elementary school offices open August 15: Middle school offices open Year-round: High school offices open year-round First day of school dates 2022-23 Grades 1-12 September 6: First day [...]

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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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Kindergarten Summer Study

August 17th, 2021|

CUMMINGS FAMILY SUMMER STUDY The Kindergarten team would like to invite you to participate in a fun summer study designed to prepare your child for their kindergarten year. Click on the PDF image below [...]

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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. [...]

May Newsletter

May 11th, 2021|

The newest edition of Cougar Sightings has important information you don't want to miss! Find out about Cummings prekindergarten summer program and how to register. There's also steps on how to register your incoming  kindergarten [...]

Book Fair Updates

April 19th, 2021|

During the next two weeks Tuesday-Friday during their school day, students will be allotted a specific time to access the Fair to purchase merchandise with either cash, card, check or with an eWallet Account.  Staff [...]

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Free Love and Logic Class for Parents

January 22nd, 2021|

Dear Parents, Thanks to Title One, we have the opportunity to provide free Love and Logic classes to our families starting January 28th. There will be seven online classes designed to give you practical [...]

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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 [...]

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Chromebook Login Issues?

September 18th, 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, [...]

First Day of School

September 15th, 2020|

Good evening Cummings families, This message is for 1st through 5th grade students enrolled at Cummings.  If you are enrolled in EDGE, please ignore this message.  Tomorrow is the first day of school and we [...]

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2019-20 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

February 28th, 2020|

House Bill 2655 permits parents and adult students to annually opt-out of Oregon’s statewide summative tests in English Language Arts and Math by submitting an annual form to the school the student attends. Schools will [...]

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PHOTOS: First Day of School 2019-20

September 10th, 2019|

We're already into the second week of school, and off to a great start. Here are some pics from last week's first day of school! FOTOS: Primer día de clases 2019-20 Ya estamos en la [...]

June Newsletter for 2019

June 4th, 2019|

Here is June's newsletter for Cummings Elementary. Our last Newsletter for this school year.


June 4th, 2019|

We are having spirit week here at Cummings next week!

May Newsletter

June 4th, 2019|

Here is our Cummings May newsletter 🙂

2019 March Newsletter

March 1st, 2019|

Here is the Cummings Newsletter for March 2019!

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Cummings Newsletter February 2019

February 4th, 2019|

Here is the latest Cummings school newsletter, for February 2019. In this edition, topics covered include: Message from Principal Romero Event Calendar School Messenger Recess Supervision Positive Behavior Interventions and Support Threat Assessment System Bullying [...]

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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 [...]

Morning Gathering at Cummings Elementary

November 13th, 2018|

Morning Gathering The goal of Morning Gathering is to create a unified school community, share important information, and reward students for exemplary performance and behavior.  Our teaching staff strongly supports this welcoming activity to help [...]

Cummings October newsletter

October 8th, 2018|

Our October Newsletter went out this month to each student with all the what's new &  happenings of our school!

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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 [...]

Cummings Spirit Wear

September 24th, 2018|

Hello all! For those who don’t know, we have a Cummings Spirit Wear website.  These are designs specifically for our school, they are high quality pieces of clothing, AND it’s a fundraiser!  The website is [...]

Jog-A-Thon will be held September 28th !!

September 20th, 2018|

On your marks, ...get set, ....go!  Jog-A-Thon is Friday, September 28th here at Cummings. In case of rain, we will hold the Jog-A-Thon in the gym. We will adjust the laps to match the actual [...]

Parent Teacher Club meeting

September 12th, 2018|

Tonight Cummings is having there first Parent Teacher Club meeting of the year! Come join us at 6:00pm

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Welcome back! September 2018

August 8th, 2018|

Dear Cummings Families, Welcome Back!  I feel very fortunate to be working for you all.  Over the last month, I have been sneaking in, anxiously awaiting the first day.  Cummings is a place where strong connections are made [...]

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Choir Camp Fliers 2018

June 19th, 2018|

Please Join Us for the 8th Annual Music and drama Camps STOP THE PRESS THERE IS A CHANGE! Morning – Summer Rocks Music Experience Afternoon – Private and small group lessons Afternoon – Drama [...]

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Supply List 2018-19

June 19th, 2018|

KINDERGARTEN 2 - 24 pack Crayola crayons 1 - 12 pack Crayola colored pencils 1 - Crayola Watercolor set 2 - pkg #2 pencils - Ticonderoga brand preferred 6 - white glue sticks 2 [...]

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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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Welcome from Principal Magda Romero

June 18th, 2018|

My name is Magda Romero and I feel very fortunate to have been chosen as the next principal of Cummings Elementary School. Over the last few weeks, I have been spending time at Cummings getting [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Cougar T-Shirts for Sale

January 12th, 2018|

The office has a limited number of student Cougar T-Shirts for sale, $8.00, XS-L Youth sizes. Please see the attached photo. See Cindy in the office to purchase.

Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

January 5th, 2018|

State testing 30-day notice By law, Oregon school districts must notify parents about annual state testing at least thirty days before testing begins. Testing will begin in Salem-Keizer in February 2018. A copy of [...]

PTC Meetings

October 24th, 2017|

Cummings Parents, Please join us for our next PTC meeting on Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00pm. Please see the Calendar portion of this website for all PTC dates. The meetings are on the fourth Thursday [...]

Upcoming Events

September 21st, 2017|

All Volunteers, We are having a Volunteer Training on Tuesday, September 26 at 2:45 in the Library. If you are or plan on volunteering at Cummings this year, it is strongly recommended that you attend [...]

2017-18 School Information

August 21st, 2017|

Dear Parents and Community Members of Cummings Elementary School, I hope that this letter finds you safe with many memories of a relaxing, yet exciting summer. We are looking forward to seeing you all very [...]

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More Spring Updates

May 26th, 2017|

Field Day Here is a message from the Cummings PTC board: Field Day is scheduled for Friday June 16th from 1:30 to 3:30. Our students look forward to celebrating the beginning of summer break. To [...]

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Spring 2017 Announcements

May 24th, 2017|

Negative Lunch Balances Paid by Generous Donors! Two generous donors, Terry Nicolson Berry and Vivian Brown have made donations to be used for some of Cummings Elementary School's student meal negative balance accounts. Support from [...]

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Practicing Lockdown Procedures

January 9th, 2017|

State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Schools conduct a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and again within the first two weeks after winter break. [...]

Positive Behavior Intervention System

November 22nd, 2016|

Cumming Families: We wanted to bring you up to date on some changes that have been made to the way we teach and respond to behavior at our school. The program called Positive Behavior Interventions [...]

Before and After School Childcare

October 13th, 2015|

Cummings Elementary now has an on-site, before and after school childcare program facilitated by the YMCA.  Y-Care operates from 7:00am until school starts and directly after the school day ends until 6:00pm.  Please see the [...]