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Chapel Service

Hello Salem Families,

Here is the link for Pastor Brohn's chapel service for this week. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O8Pk0qnAv2zghGvrXqJgBMGzL5HKn5LT

He also has a link to a song you can listen to and sing along too. https://drive.google.com/open?id=19_NovFt-2FnkPzTGuA_oTSd5gv8Xp3sN

God's blessings as you worship together as a family!

Fine Arts Festival Cancelled

The Fine Arts Festival at St. Croix has officially been cancelled.

Thanks to everyone for practicing and their willingness to participate.

Salem Culture Survey

Hello Salem Family,

Here is a link to a survey we are asking our Salem families to fill out. (https://forms.gle/jYqc8DRtuKxACwPz9) This survey is about the culture of our school. The Board, staff, and myself will look at the results and use them as we move forward to continue to meet the needs of our families.

All answers given in the survey will be anonymous. Please fill out the survey by April 8th.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out this survey and helping us continue to build a positive culture for our school.

God's blessings on your day.

3rd Quarter Report Cards

Hello Salem Family,

Report cards for 3rd quarter will be emailed to you by your child’s teacher. If you would like a hard copy, please email our school secretary at school.office@salemlutheran.org.

We will have them to you by Friday if not before.

God’s blessings on your day.

K-8 Tuition Assistance Requests for 2020-2021 School Year

Dear Salem Families,

We will soon begin the allocation of tuition assistance funds for those K-8 families that need assistance for the 2020-2021 school year. If you have not already done so, please fill out the form below (or request from the school office if you prefer an emailed copy). Completing this will allow us to begin this allocation process based on the tuition assistance funds that are available.

Tuition Assistance Request Form

Some of you have also requested assistance through the TADS online assistance application. Once we have been notified from TADS that assistance has been requested and we also receive the above form, we will notify you of the assistance you will receive.

Thank you for your quick response as we prepare for the coming school year!



Remote Learning Update

Hello Salem Family,

Today, Governor Walz announced that remote learning will be in place until May 1st. The earliest we would resume on Salem’s campus is May 4th.

We will keep you posted with updates as we learn more. Thank you for your continued support and help during this time. You are making this possible.

Please make sure to reach out as family circumstances change, so we can continue to help and partner with you. Also please reach out to your child’s teacher with questions about remote learning or how to implement what we are asking of you. We are here to support you.

God is good and his plans are better than we could imagine. He is in control and will see us through.

God’s blessings on your day.

Remote Chapel Service

Hello Salem Family,

Tomorrow your child’s teacher will either be sending you a link to the chapel video I made or they will be sending the video itself. Please keep a look out for it and make use of it tomorrow as our students are used to having chapel on Wednesday mornings.

I know some of the teachers left space on Wednesday morning, so this would be the perfect thing to fill that time with.

God’s blessings on your night!

Remote Learning Starts Today

Remote Learning starts today, March 23. Please make sure you are checking your email and other forms of communication for info from your children’s teacher.

God’s blessings on your day!

Salem Remote Learning Plan

Hello Salem Family,

The link below will take you to Salem's Remote Learning Plan. It will be shared on ClassDojo and the School blog at salemlutheran.org. You can access it on your phone, but it may be best to access it on your computer, so you can download and save it. I know especially for 5-8 families you will want to print or recreate the schedule we have created in the plan.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gMfl6Y9ufNKPi-2pqpLyE6TXPWcjigY64S2KpQ27Awo/edit?usp=sharing

Classes will start Monday, March 23. Communication plans are listed in the link above, so please read through it, so you know when your teachers will be in contact with you.

Let your child's teacher know if you have any questions. God's blessings on your day.

Tomorrow the Remote Plan is Revealed

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers met this morning to finish the Remote Learning Plan. We will be making the final changes throughout the day and sending it tomorrow morning, so you have time to read through it and prepare for next week. We will be sharing it on ClassDojo and the Salem Blog so please look for it on either of those places.

Thanks for coming and getting materials yesterday! It was awesome to be able to see everyone.

God’s blessings on the rest of your day!

Helpful Tips for being at Home

Hello Salem Families,

Thank you all for coming in to pick up your children's materials for remote learning. As we prepare to have remote learning for the next week, please read the following article containing tips for children who are at home for an extended period of time.

https://wels.net/suggestions-for-parents-of-young-children/

Thank you for your continued cooperation and support of Salem. God's blessings on your day.

Please Check ClassDojo for Pick Up of Materials!

Dear Parents,

We have planned for student material pick up at Salem tomorrow from 8am-6:30pm but would like this to be a very organized process for our families' safety and health. Please respond to the ClassDojo post from your child's teacher to let us know when you will be arriving, so we can follow social distancing procedures.

Thank you!

Event Cancellations

Dear Salem School Families,

Under the current circumstances, the Salem School Board has made the decision to suspend all extracurricular events, spring sports, field trips, spring plays, and the 8th-grade class trip and it's planning.

As the situation changes and more is known, some of these items may be rescheduled or added back later in the school year.

Thank you for your understanding!

Resources for Families

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers have compiled a list of resources for the various grade levels. Here is the link for the google doc. Please use these during this week and as you choose during this homestay period.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sQvOHyoFtwVqvEKS8kVQXmQJID8B8FZYSxZ2A-bzBFw/edit?usp=sharing

God's blessings on your day.

Childcare Help

Hello Salem Family,

We have had a few families request childcare to help with their situations. School Board is following President Trump’s specifications about not having more than 10 people in a room.

If you are willing to provide childcare to help out, please contact the school office at school.office@salemlutheran.org. We are asking you to list how many students you are willing to host and what age range.

Thank you for considering helping other families.

Remote Learning Update

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers met this morning and plans are beginning to form for how we are going to be able to serve you and your families as you remain in your homes.

We want these plans to be well thought through so they can be successfully implemented from the start. In order to do this, we will need this entire week to get things ready for you. We are hoping to have days at the end of this week for families to pick up student work so we can start remote learning next Monday, March 23.

The teachers also realize this is a long time for your kids to be without education. We are going to be putting together a list of resources you can use at home to keep your children learning while plans are being finalized. This resource list will be sent out tomorrow.

Thank you for bearing with us and helping us as we continue to work together to educate your family and keep them safe.

God’s blessings on your day.

Parent/Caregiver Needs

Hello Salem Family,

The teachers and faculty of Salem are reaching out to see if there is a need for childcare or lunches during this time. If there is a need, please respond to your child’s teacher by Tuesday 8 pm, so we can make plans to assist you.

God’s blessings on your day.

School Cancelled due to Coronavirus

I am sure many of you have heard the Governor’s press release this morning about school’s closing until March 27th. Salem will be following these instructions.

The teachers will be meeting early this week starting tomorrow to come up with a plan for continuing education while your children are home.

Look for more information in the coming days from your child’s teacher on how we will continue to serve you and your family during this time.

God’s richest blessings on you all as we continue to trust in His almighty power and work together to get through this illness affecting our school.

Spring Break Extended

Salem will be extending Spring Break for two days. Classes will resume for all on Wednesday, March 18.

Like I stated before, the Board will be meeting Monday night for planning, and teachers will be meeting on Tuesday to go over teaching protocol, e-learning planning, and cleaning procedures. Please stay informed by subscribing to our Salem Newsletter on the Parent Portal of our website salemlutheran.org and by checking ClassDojo.

Continue to stay safe, and God’s blessings on your extended break.

Information Regarding Coronavirus

Hello School Family,

I pray that everyone is enjoying spring break. As you are well aware, the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is dominating the headlines as it continues to spread. While the virus is a serious one, and precautions need to be in place, it is also important to consider the facts and ensure they come from reliable sources. News outlets, social media, and other communications are sharing all kinds of information and not all of it is accurate. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health departments are the most reliable and accurate sources of information. We encourage you to look to these sources for your information.

Salem is taking this virus seriously. I want to assure you that our custodial personnel are cleaning the building while we are out on Spring Break. They also clean the building each night and follow specific protocol to keep the school as clean as possible. We will continue to follow the  cleaning recommendations of the CDC and local health…

Update from School District and Local Officials: Coronavirus

Hello Salem Family,


Like many of you, we are closely following the evolving situation on COVID-19. This morning district leaders, along with leaders from our charter and parochial schools, participated in a conference call with the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). At this time, MDH has provided guidance to schools to help slow the transmission of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable populations, however, broad school closures are not being recommended or supported.

Salem’s Board of Education will be meeting on Monday night to create a plan for e-learning days. The teachers will be informed on Tuesday morning so a plan is in place if e-learning days are necessary.

A reminder from the CDC: if you have children with pre-existing health conditions or have come in contact with someone who may have had symptoms, please keep your children at home. We want to take all the necessary precautions to keep everyone safe and healthy.

More inf…

Happy Spring Break!

No School 3/9/20 - 3/13/20

The school office will be closed for spring break.

Have a blessed and safe week!!

Literacy Night Tomorrow 6:00pm

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Literacy Night is tomorrow! Please join us. Valley Bookseller is selling books. Robin B. Rovick will speak about dyslexia. Nancy Loewen, the author, will join us. There will be an escape room, storytelling and much more! Please join us starting at 6pm.

Join Us for Literacy Night! Only 2 Days Away!!

Please come to Salem Thursday night 6-7:30pm and support Salem by purchasing books from Valley Bookseller in our school gym. They are donating 20% of their sales back to Salem. The staff will use the funds towards purchasing books for their classrooms. Just a reminder that books fit nicely in Easter baskets, and also make great gifts for any occasion!
Valley Bookseller is located in downtown Stillwater at 217 Main Street North Stillwater MN 55082.  https://www.valleybookseller.com/

Salem Literacy Night 2020 App

We're excited to roll out our Salem Literacy Night 2020 app. Click the link to check it out, and then be sure to save it to your home screen on your phone so you have access to it on Thursday during the event. https://m6xb2.glideapp.io

Locks Needed

We are looking for functioning combination locks or padlocks for our escape room activity on March 5. If you could share these with us, please have the combinations/keys noted and have your name clearly identified on them so we can use them and return to you. Please drop off in the school office by this Wednesday. 

Thank you!

Literacy Night News Reminder!

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Are you ready for March 5th?
Where: Salem Lutheran School
What: Literacy Night
When: 6-7:30pm
Please join us!

Salem Lutheran will once again offer bowling for boys and girls in grades 5th-8th this spring.  The season takes place from the end of March through the end of May.  Practices are at the Stillwater Bowling alley on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45pm-5:00pm.  Matches are held on Fridays or Saturdays across the Twin Cities Metro Area. If you are interested in participating please let either Mrs. Klatt or Mrs. Hansen know soon.  Also if you are interested in coaching bowling this year contact Mrs. Klatt or Mrs. Hansen.  More detailed information will come at a later date about the season.