Barron Elementary School has a new principal for the 2019-20 school year, but she's a familiar face in the district. Christine Honey-Nadeau takes over the reigns following years as the principal for both Haigh and Soule Elementary schools. She replaces Anna Parrill.
At Soule, Angela Markley is the new principal but has been working in the Salem School District for many years. She comes to Soule after serving as an assistant principal at Woodbury Middle School and more recently as the District's K-8 math director.
The District's parent portal has received a facelift this summer. The newly-named Campus Parent features the same ability to follow your student's grades, assignments, and schedules, but now sports a more user-friendly design.
New Mobile App(s)
Another change to go along with the redesign of the portal is the retirement of the previous Infinite Campus Mobile App. Parents and students should delete this and download the appropriate app (Campus Parent or Campus Student) for mobile access to grades, notifications, and other portal features.
Salem High School is piloting a new process for 2019-20 where certain fees and obligations can be paid via the Campus Parent Portal. Parents will see a "Fees" link in the navigation with the ability to enter a payment method (credit card or e-check) then complete a transaction right on the portal. Initial items include class dues for seniors or any outstanding obligations from the 2018-19 school year. Look for other fees as the year progresses.
A project is currently underway to migrate registration and annual information updates to an online system. The project is in line with School Board goals of streamlining processes and reducing paper creation and storage. Look for the system to come online starting with new student registrations toward the end of 2019.
Demolition of the SHS track and with it Grant Field is currently underway. The project is expected to be completed this fall with track and football programs resuming in the spring of 2020.
The Salem Preschool program has expanded to a new location and offers 3- and 4-year-old classes. The program, previously housed within the Fisk Elementary School, is now holding classes at Haigh School.