273 Education Way
Salem, WV 26426
Salem Elementary School
273 Education Way
Salem, West Virginia 26426
Phone: (304) 326-7180
Fax: (304) 782-1293
Directions to our school:
From Parkersburg, WV - Route 50 East toward Clarksburg, turn right at the Salem MainStreet exit, travel approximately 1.5 mile, turn left onto Education Way, our school is at the top of the hill.
From Clarksburg, WV - Route 50 West toward Parkersburg, turn left at the Salem Main Street exit, travel approximately 1.5 mile, turn left onto Education Way, our school is at the top of the hill.
February 2019 Newsletter
Parents, please bring your children to school on time! Most classes begin Core instruction in the morning. It is during this time that children are most alert and receive instruction on new concepts/standards. Students that are tardy are missing valuable core instruction time which create gaps and impacts the student’s skills. These gaps and lack of skills negatively impact the student’s ability to be successful within the classroom, thus, impacting the future of the student’s education. The students are dismissed from the cafeteria at 7:30am to go to class.
Why attendance matters
Successful schools begin by engaging students and making sure they come to school regularly. That may seem obvious. What’s less obvious is that the consequences of low attendance are serious for all children and for the community, not just the students who miss school.
The attendance rate is important because students are more likely to succeed in academics when they attend school consistently. It’s difficult for the teacher and the class to build their skills and progress if a large number of students are frequently absent. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to have behavior problems.
During the Christmas break, a man-trap was installed to improve upon the safety and security at Salem Elementary School. Man-Traps require individuals to scan a card or enter a pin to gain access to a door. The man-trap was installed right outside the main office. This area will be locked at all times and once inside the building you will have to be buzzed into the front office. Please be patient with us as we adjust to this increased level of safety and security.
February 2019 Dates:
February 5th - PTO meeting at 8:30am in the cafeteria
February 7th – PTO Fundraiser kickoff
February 14th – Valentines Day parties 1:30pm (Only the three party parents are able to attend)
February 14th – 2 hr. delay for Faculty Senate
February 18th - No School President's Day
February 20th – LSIC/Safety meeting 2:30/3:00pm
February 21st – Lego Night 5-7pm