• Director Jaimie Hall with the Straub Middle School Band

All-City Middle School Honors Concert on Jan. 28

January 23rd, 2023|

Salem-Keizer Middle Schools in association with Friends of Music present the All-City Honor Concert featuring student choir, orchestra and band performances. Event details Date: Saturday, January 28 at 7 p.m. Location: North Salem High [...]

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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. [...]

  • Update: Face Covering Protocols Effective March 12

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 [...]

Cougar Chronicles Back to School Edition

August 24th, 2021|

Welcome Back Clear Lake Families, We are getting so excited to see you all soon. Please view all of the links below for upcoming dates and important information, including our Meet and Greet on [...]

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Suggested School Supply List

August 4th, 2021|

Download the Clear Lake Supply List 2021-2022 PDF.

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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. [...]

Chromebook Return

June 11th, 2021|

Chromebook Return Information Link  

Kindergarten Registration

April 13th, 2021|

Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 10, 2021 are eligible to register Kindergarten registration now open! Kindergarten registration for the 2021-22 school year is now open! Enrolling your child in [...]

2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration Is Open

March 10th, 2021|

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION Students must be five years old on or before September 10 2 ways to register your kinder: Register In-Person at your neighborhood school On-line via ParentVue on the Salem Keizer School District Web-Site [...]

Welcome Tu/Th Cohorts KG and 1st Grade!

March 2nd, 2021|

We Want To Make Your Child's First Day As Smooth As Possible Visit the FAQ section of our web-site under Parents & Students for helpful information, maps, and video's about returning to school. If your [...]

Cougar Chronicles January 27, 2021

January 28th, 2021|

Cougar Chronicles January 27, 2021   We have only been back a little over 3 weeks, and we have been busy!  Please watch our latest edition of the Cougar Chronicles to hear about what we [...]

PTA Meeting Cancelled Tonight

January 13th, 2021|

The PTA meeting is cancelled for tonight, Wednesday Jan 13, 2020 due to the widespread power outage in Keizer. The meeting is rescheduled to Wednesday Jan 20, 2020 at 6:30pm Thank you. PTA Board Members

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Cougar Chronicles December 11, 2020

December 11th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families – Here is our last edition of the Cougar Chronicles for 2020!  Don’t worry, we will be back  for 2021.  Thank you for your continued support.  See below for timestamps of the [...]

Virtual American Indian Alaskan Native Celebration

November 19th, 2020|

In celebration of November being Native American Heritage Month, the Indian Education program will be hosting a two-day, virtual American Indian Alaskan Native Celebration November 20 & 21, 2020 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. [...]

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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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November 17th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families – Here is the latest edition of our Cougar Chronicles.  Please watch this video with important updates from Mr. Watson.  Below you can see what is covered in the video as well [...]

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November 17th, 2020|

THE BOOK FAIR STARTS TODAY!  It will run two weeks until the 30th. It’s a great way to stock up on your in-home library or to purchase Christmas presents. Here is the link to our [...]

COUGARS! It’s Time For The Virtual BOOK FAIR!

November 13th, 2020|

COUGARS! It’s Time for the Virtual Book Fair Our Scholastic Virtual Book Fair starts Tuesday, Nov 17th and runs through Monday Nov 30th. Preview The Interactive Attachment For All The Details

Latest Edition of the Cougar Chronicles!

October 29th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families - Here is the latest edition of the Cougar Chronicles. In this edition, you can learn about (timestamp next to topic)... Distribution Day...0:10 November Calendar Dates...1:15 Dance-A-Thon Updates...3:00 Announcements...4:40 [...]

Clear Lake Dance-A-Thon Fundraiser!

October 22nd, 2020|

Donating is officially open today! SHARING IS SUPPORTING our fundraiser. It’s extremely easy on funrun.com and takes 30 secs. Register your student, then click the SHARE BUTTON. Your student will receive rewards just for you [...]

Cougar Chronicles October 16, 2020

October 16th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families - We are halfway through October already!  As a staff, we continue to be impressed with our students and the ways you are supporting them.  Thank you for all your hard [...]

Annual Fall Jog-a-Thon Nov 6th 2020

October 14th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families - We are also getting geared up for our annual fall Jog-a-Thon.  But wait, instead of getting your running shoes broken in, you will need to get your dancing shoes!  This year [...]

10-14-20 Home Coach update

October 14th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families – We are so glad that we have been able to support our families with our Home Coach these last 6 weeks!  The call volume has significantly dropped and we will [...]

  • Salem-Keizer Students to Keep Chromebooks Over Summer

Logging into Zoom on a Chromebook (effective 10-8-20)

October 7th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families: Please watch the video on how to log into Zoom on your Chromebook.  If you have any problems, or need assistance please call the office between 9am-4pm Mon-Fri at (503) 399-3138.  We [...]

Cougar Chronicles September 6, 2020

October 6th, 2020|

Dear Clear Lake Families, Here is the latest edition of Cougar Chronicles! This video covers...Library book check-out (start at 0:15), support for logging in and other needs (start at 1:03), parent/teacher conferences (start at 1:59), [...]

Week at a Glance: September 21-25

September 19th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families - Here is a look at what the week of September 21-25 will look like for our students. We will continue to support them navigating our learning platforms and technology. If [...]

Logging into PE or Music for grades K-2

September 19th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families Next week students will have either PE or Music each day Tuesday through Friday. They will have to log into their PE or music class through Seesaw, just like they have been [...]

Logging into PE or Music for grades 3-5

September 19th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families,Next week students will have either PE or Music each day Tuesday through Friday. They will have to log into their PE or music class through Canvas, just like they have been doing [...]

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Distance Learning Schedules

September 18th, 2020|

Hello Clear Lake Families! We are excited to share our distance learning schedules with you.  Please see the attached schedules for each grade level.  It is important to look at the start times for [...]

  • Salem-Keizer Students to Keep Chromebooks Over Summer

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, [...]

Updated Video: Logging in 3-5

September 16th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families - We have updated our video showing you how to log in.  If you are still having trouble, please call our office and we will work together!  Thanks!!

Updated Week at a Glance!

September 16th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families, We are starting classes this week, but we are focusing on just connecting with our students and making sure that both families and staff are ready to go. Please do not [...]

CANCELED-Reunification Day Monday Sept 14, 2020

September 13th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families, Reunification Day for Monday Sept. 14, 2020 is CANCELED due to poor air quality.  We've rescheduled to Tuesday Sept. 15, 2020.  Families will use their same time that was sent on Friday.  [...]

Cougar Chronicles September 11, 2020

September 11th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families - Please watch this edition of the Cougar Chronicles to learn about reunification and our first days of school!

Open House September 8th

September 8th, 2020|

Please join us for our virtual open house!  We will be starting at 5:00 PM with a welcome from our principal and then our site hosts will help you into a breakout session with [...]

Cougar Chronicles September 4, 2020

September 4th, 2020|

Hello Clear Lake families! Please watch this video from our principal, Mr. Watson, to learn about the reunification of belongings and other important dates coming up!

Sweet Treat Meet & Greet

September 1st, 2020|

Clear Lake Families, Grab your favorite treat and log on to meet your new principal, Greg Watson. Mr. Watson would love to meet and chat with Clear Lake students. Join him for a virtual meet [...]

Cougar Chronicles August 28, 2020

August 29th, 2020|

Hello Clear Lake Families, Please watch the latest edition of Cougar Chronicles where our principal, Mr. Watson, shares information on starting our year in distance learning.  He provides some tips for families, important dates coming [...]

Cougar Chronicles Week of August 17-21

August 20th, 2020|

  Our principal, Mr. Watson, is sharing answers to the questions that were asked last week.  Please watch for updates on starting our school year.  Thanks for your support!

Cougar Chronicles Week of August 10, 2020

August 11th, 2020|

Please watch this video from Mr. Watson, our principal, where he welcomes families and shares some important information about the start of the school year.  Our staff is working hard to be ready for our [...]

Families, we want to hear from you!

August 9th, 2020|

Please use this link to submit any questions you have about the upcoming school year.  We look forward to our continued partnership! https://forms.gle/Dvg1ah9whd9xkg9f7

Clear Lake’s End of Year Assembly Video!

June 9th, 2020|

We miss you ALL and hope you have a safe and FUN Summer!!! <3 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RjTLV8yTrUj9A_AauFnjFh5rGb77xir_/view?usp=sharing

Virtual Summer Library

June 8th, 2020|

Virtual Summer Library https://sites.google.com/salkeiz.k12.or.us/clsummerlibrary/home

Elementary Immunization Reports

May 21st, 2020|


Online Book Fair

May 4th, 2020|

Parents and Students: Our online book fair starts today. Below is the link to the shopping/purchasing site.   When you get to the SHIPPING portion of the purchase, YOU WILL HAVE TWO OPTIONS.   Option [...]

Clear Lake Virtual Book Fair

April 29th, 2020|

Be looking in your email for announcements on the upcoming Online Book Fair with Usborne Books. Below is a link to their catalog so you can preview their inventory.   https://a7494.ubamlibrary.com/SLCatalog

Staff Development Friday, April 24th (No School)

April 21st, 2020|

Hello Clear Lake Families, This is a reminder that Friday, April 24th, there will be no distance learning (school) for students due to Staff Development Day.  Distance Learning will resume on Monday, April 27th. Thank [...]

Google Classroom Reminders

April 14th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families, Below is a document to walk you through how to best use Google Classroom. Please make sure your students are checking into their Music and PE classes through their Google Classroom. The [...]

Message From Ms. Gemmill

April 10th, 2020|

Hello Clear Lake Families,   In spite of the darkness the coronavirus has brought to our community, we are also seeing incredible stories of good – kind gestures, acts of appreciation and inspiring moments of [...]

Distance Learning – Information and Links

April 8th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families - We are entering a new world of online, distance learning (which will officially begin Monday, 4/13/20). This is new for all of us - teachers, students, and parents alike. We know [...]

Clear Lake Parade

April 2nd, 2020|

Clear Lake Parade Route 4/3/2020 Dear Clear Lake Families, We miss you so much. We organized a parade in hopes to see as many of you as possible.  We will leave Clear Lake on Friday [...]

Read Across America Bingo

March 16th, 2020|

March 2nd, began our Read Across America celebration. The following Reading Hits the Spot Bingo form was sent home in cougar carriers that day. Some students told Mrs. Rushton they didn't get it or lost [...]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Operations Update

March 12th, 2020|

Dear Clear Lake Students and Families,   We are doing everything we possibly can to slow the spread of viruses and keep our schools open. Please know that at this time, there is no presumptive [...]

Clear Lake Vision Screenings March 11th.

March 6th, 2020|

Oregon Lions Foundation will be coming to our school on Wednesday, March 11th to complete vision screenings on all K-5th grade students. If you would like your child(ren) to opt out, please notify the school [...]

Oregon Coast Aquarium Assembly

March 3rd, 2020|

Clear Lake students got a visit from the Oregon Coast Aquarium today. A HUGE thank you to our Clear Lake PTA for supporting this great assembly for our students!

Clear Lake Celebrates Read Across America

March 3rd, 2020|

Clear Lake celebrated Read Across America yesterday! Students were allowed to wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animals and blankets. They then got cozy in the hallways for some reading time.

Clear Lake Spirit Gear Store

February 28th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families! Looking for new Clear Lake spirit gear? Look no further. Our PTA is organizing an online store that opens up March 1st. Get your orders in as it is only open through [...]

PTA Pizza Night

February 19th, 2020|

Celebrating Patricia Bath

February 10th, 2020|

Clear Lake is celebrating Patricia Bath for Black and African American History Month this week. Patricia Bath was the first African American to complete a residency in ophthalmology and the first African American female doctor [...]

Kids Heart Challenge

February 7th, 2020|

Families, will you join us? We have officially kicked off Kids Heart Challenge to support the American Heart Association and we want 100% of our students to take the challenge to BE READY, MOVE MORE [...]

Youth Environmental Education Program

January 29th, 2020|

Youth Environmental Education Program, is part of the City of Salem Public Works. They visited students in Clendening, Rolens and Lomax classes today to teach about decomposers. Thank you to our PTA for funding this!!

February 19th is Exclusion Day

January 27th, 2020|

February 19 is Exclusion Day Questions regarding what immunization(s) is/are needed can be answered by the school office. Questions about available resources to receive immunizations can be directed to the Nurse Help Line at 503-399-3376. [...]

PTA Meeting Monday, February 3rd

January 27th, 2020|

Parents! Don't forget your monthly PTA Meeting is Monday, February 3rd at 6:00 PM in the Clear Lake Library.


January 16th, 2020|

No School Monday, January 20th or Friday, January 24th. The Clear Lake Office will be closed from 12:00-4:30 PM for all staff professional development on Friday, January 24th.


January 16th, 2020|

Clear Lake Families we need YOUR help! Tomorrow is Winter Movie Night, but our PTA is still in major need of volunteers. If you already have an approved background check with the District, and are [...]

Kroc Health Fair

January 13th, 2020|

PTA Meeting Reminder

January 6th, 2020|

Clear Lake Parents! Don't forget there is a PTA Meeting tonight at 6:00 PM in the Clear Lake Media Center.

Clear Lake Lockdown Drill

January 6th, 2020|

State law requires schools to conduct two lockdown drills per year. Clear Lake Elementary School conducted a lockdown drill within the first two weeks of the school year, and will have another drill within the [...]

Choir Concert Reminder

December 16th, 2019|

Clear Lake Choir Performance happening Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30 PM in the Clear Lake Gym. This performance is for 4th & 5th grade students who are apart of the Clear Lake Choir Club.

Choir Capital Performance

December 16th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! Don't forget that the Clear Lake Choir will be performing at the Oregon State Capitol Tuesday, December 17th at 1:30 PM. Come watch this amazing group of students perform! This performance is [...]

Marion County Food Drive

December 13th, 2019|

Thank you to ALL who helped Clear Lake support the fight to end hunger in our community by participating in the Marion County Food Drive. It was another successful year!

Miracle of Lights Display TONIGHT!

December 12th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! Don't forget tonight is the Miracle of Lights Display. Clear Lake staff will be volunteering at the donation tent in the Gubser neighborhood. If you are not familiar with this event, every [...]


December 5th, 2019|

Parents! Don't forget that Clear Lake is still collecting Box Tops! Scan your receipt or send in the clippings to help support Clear Lake! 🙂

Winter Break Camp

December 4th, 2019|

Winter Spirit Week

December 2nd, 2019|

December 16-December 20, students can participate in OPTIONAL dress up days for our Winter Spirit Week. Monday - Crazy Sock Day Tuesday - Holiday Sweater Day Wednesday - Flannel Day Thursday - Candy Cane Colors [...]

Giving Tree

December 2nd, 2019|

Giving Tree This year many of our neighbors and people in the community are in need. What a great time to focus our attention on teaching our children compassion for others this holiday season. With [...]

Miracle of Lights Display

December 2nd, 2019|

Thursday, December 12th, Clear Lake staff will be volunteering at the donation tent for the Miracle of Christmas Lights Display in the Gubser neighborhood. If you are not familiar with this event, every year families [...]

Clear Lake PTA Meeting Tonight!

December 2nd, 2019|

Parents! Don't forget tonight's PTA Meeting at 6:00 PM in the Clear Lake Media Room.

Book Fair Hours Tuesday, Nov 26

November 22nd, 2019|

The Clear Lake Book Fair will be closed during the following hours on Tuesday, Nov 26.   9:50-10:00 AM 11:30-12:00 PM 1:50-2:00 PM

Estimadas familias

November 21st, 2019|

Estimadas familias: ¡Nuestro distrito valora sus comentarios! Este Clear Lake Elementary, le pediremos que complete una breve encuesta donde podrá compartir su experiencia con Nombre de escuela . Para asegurarnos de continuar brindando excelentes experiencias [...]

Panorama Family-School Relationships Survey

November 21st, 2019|

Dear Families, Our district values your feedback! We would like to invite you to take a brief anonymous survey and tell us about your experience at Clear Lake Elementary. We need your feedback to ensure [...]

Celebrating Native American History Month by honoring Will Rogers

November 19th, 2019|

Clear Lake is celebrating Native American History Month by honoring Will Rogers this week.   One of his famous quotes is "We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights [...]

The Giving Tree

November 15th, 2019|

Book Fair

November 13th, 2019|

Parents, Last week, your student should have brought home the flyer for our upcoming Book Fair that starts this Monday. Monday-Friday Nov. 18th-22nd  Family shopping before/after school and student shopping during Library class Conference Hours [...]

Native American Heritage Month

November 8th, 2019|

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and [...]

Marion County Food Drive

November 7th, 2019|

Clear Lake will be having our annual Marion County Food Drive November 15-December 13. Please join us in helping support the fight to end hunger in our community. Marion Polk Food Share’s Mission Our mission [...]

Lost and Found

November 7th, 2019|

Attention Parents! Please make sure that you are checking the lost and found located in the cafeteria. All unclaimed items will be donated by December 2nd.

PTA Meeting Tonight!

November 4th, 2019|

Clear Lake PTA Meeting tonight from 6:00-7:00 PM in the Library.

Book Character Day is happening tomorrow Thursday, October 31st!

October 30th, 2019|

This is different than Halloween costumes. What book character costume could you help your child create? It does NOT have to cost money. If you’re not very creative, there are lots of ideas online. They [...]


October 28th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! Don't forget that Picture Retake Day is Tuesday, October 29th.

Jog-a-Thon Packets

October 15th, 2019|

Clear Lake Cougars! The PTA will be collecting Jog-a-Thon packets BEFORE school on Wednesday & Thursday of this week!

Curriculum Night

October 14th, 2019|

Reminder that Curriculum Night is this Thursday, October 17th from 5:00-6:00 PM. Come join the fun! 🙂

Jog-a-Thon Photos

October 14th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! If you took any photos during the Jog-a-Thon, please send them to clcougarsyearbook@gmail.com with the subject line of Jog-a-Thon Pictures. Our PTA would love to get these added to our 2019-20 Year [...]

Jump Rope Club

October 10th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families, Jump Rope Club is scheduled to start on Friday, October 18.  As of right now, we have about 50 students signed up.  That is a great number to start, but unfortunately we [...]


October 9th, 2019|

Clear Lake Jog-a-thon October 10, 2019 It is that time of year again. The Jog-a-thon is a time to show your school spirit, jog at a steady pace to do your best, and help raise [...]

No School

October 9th, 2019|

No school Friday, October 11th. Office hours will be 8:00-4:00 PM.

Clear Lake Jog-a-Thon

October 3rd, 2019|

Clear Lake Jog-a-Thon October 10, 2019 It is that time of year again. The Jog-a-thon is a time to show your school spirit, jog at a steady pace to do your best, and help raise [...]

Box Tops for Education

October 3rd, 2019|

Got Clips? Clear Lake is collecting Box Tops for Education. Look for Box Tops information coming home in Monday's Cougar Carriers, and help earn cash for our school.  

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 25th, 2019|

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH: Today we recognize California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla who is celebrating 20 years of public service. One of our Pacoima treasures and role models, Padilla graduated from San Fernando High and [...]

Did you miss ordering pictures on Picture Day???

September 25th, 2019|

Parents! Did you miss ordering pictures on Picture Day??? Parents now have the ability to order pictures up to four (4) days after picture day! 🙂 Follow this link ios.dorianstudio.com and use our school's access [...]


September 23rd, 2019|

If you would like to volunteer at Jog-A-Thon, we would love your help. Please use this link if you would like to help on October 10th, for the first half of the school day. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4eaca929ab9-clear13 [...]

Reminder: Picture Day

September 23rd, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! Remember Tuesday, September 24th is Picture Day.

Hispanic Heritage Month

September 19th, 2019|

Clear Lake will be celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting an influential person each week. This week is Sonia Sotomayor. Sonia Sotomayor Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the USA. "I am an ordinary [...]

Clear Lake Cougar Gear

September 17th, 2019|

Get your Clear Lake Cougar gear between now and October 6th online. Buy a hoodie and get a free tee!! You can also add a name to the back! Samples of a few items will [...]

What should Ms. Gemmill do???

September 9th, 2019|

We need your help! Ms. Gemmill is stumped on what to do when we reach our Jog-a-Thon goal. She would LOVE to have your suggestions. Please stop by the office to pick up a form [...]

2019 Jog-a-Thon T-Shirt Design Contest

September 9th, 2019|

Imagine what it would be like to see your classmates wearing a T-Shirt you designed! Well, here is your chance to be creative and design a T-Shirt for the 2019 Clear Lake Jog-a-Thon. The winner [...]

Sponsor a Soldier

September 9th, 2019|

Our Clear Lake school community is committed to supporting students and their families. We know that many of our community members serve in the military at varying capacities. Often times, students may have a parent [...]

Clear Lake PTA Meeting

September 9th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! The first PTA Meeting of the year is tonight at 6:00 PM in our Clear Lake Media Center. Hope to see you there. 🙂

Clear Lake Classroom Teachers 2019-20

August 30th, 2019|

Kindergarten: Holly Bye & Cristal Boyd K/1 Blend: Katelin Lomax 1st Grade: Cortney Clendening & Amanda Rolens 2nd Grade: Jenifer Luth & Melinda Voy 3rd Grade: Misty Fudge & Shelley Percey 4th Grade: Hannah Phipps & [...]

Office Hours September 3rd.

August 30th, 2019|

Tuesday, September 3rd. Clear Lake Office Hours will be 9:30-6:00 PM.

Kindergarten Registration

August 19th, 2019|

Did you hear? Kindergarten registration for the 2019-20 school year is open! Parents can enroll their child in free, full-day kindergarten. Children who will be five years old on or before Sept. 10, 2019 are [...]

2019-20 Class Lists

August 14th, 2019|

Class lists will be posted on Friday, August 30th at 6:00 PM on the cafeteria windows, just beyond the front doors.


August 14th, 2019|

Please join us for our Open House on Tuesday, September 3rd, from 4:30-5:30 PM. You will have an opportunity to meet your child's teacher and become familiar with the school and classroom expectations. This will [...]

Clear Lake Office Closing for Summer

June 21st, 2019|

The Clear Lake Office will be closing for the summer on June 26th and will reopen on August 14th. Have a GREAT Summer! 🙂

IMPORTANT: Student Medication Pick-Up

June 20th, 2019|

This is a reminder for parents of students with medication at school. Any medication that is kept in the office must be picked up by a parent by the end of the school year. District [...]

Office Closing Early

June 19th, 2019|

The Clear Lake Office will be closing at 2:00 PM today Wednesday, June 19th. We will reopen during our summer hours Thursday, June 20th at 7:30 AM.

Clear Lake Summer Office Hours

June 17th, 2019|

Clear Lake summer hours are 7:30-4:00 PM. Our office will be closing for the summer June 26th and will reopen on August 14th.


June 11th, 2019|

We will be celebrating the end of the school year with our Field Day on Wednesday, June 12th.   It will be a very warm day, so please apply sunscreen to your child before they [...]

Attention Parents

June 11th, 2019|

Please make sure that you are checking the lost and found. All unclaimed items will be donated on Monday, June 17th. Feel free to drop by during our office hours from 7:30-4:00 PM starting Thursday, [...]

Library News

June 7th, 2019|

All Clear Lake library books were due for the school year on May 31st. We’re working on getting all books turned in for each class. If your child has a lost or damaged book, please [...]

June 11th BBQ Lunch

June 3rd, 2019|

BBQ LUNCH   Parents are welcome to join their students during the normally scheduled lunch times for a BBQ lunch.  Adult tickets can be purchased prior to the event in the Clear Lake office for [...]

Clear Lake Office Hours

June 3rd, 2019|

Clear Lake's office hours will change to 7:30-4:00 PM starting June 13th and will run through August 25th. Please contact the Clear Lake office with any questions.

Lost and Found

June 3rd, 2019|

Please make sure to take time to look through the lost and found in our cafeteria before the end of school (June 12th). All unclaimed items will be donated.

Student Medication Pick-Up

June 3rd, 2019|

This is a reminder for parents of students with medication at school. Any medication that is kept in the office must be picked up by a parent by the end of the school year. District [...]


May 30th, 2019|

We will be celebrating the end of the school year with our Field Day on Wednesday, June 12th. It is an all-school event that runs from 12:45-2:45 pm. All adults must check-in at the office. [...]

Clear Lake Class of 2019 5th Grade Promotion!

May 29th, 2019|

Clear Lake Class of 2019 5th Grade Promotion!   When: June 6th Where: Clear Lake Gym Time: 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (Doors open at 5:15 PM, kids need to report to classrooms at that [...]

Country Kids Relays

May 24th, 2019|

Country Kids Relays are Saturday, June 1st. Below are Clear Lake students running times. Come out and support these Cougars while they participate in this fun event.   1st Grade 9:45-11:45 2nd Grade 8:15-10:15 3rd [...]

Congrats McNary Graduating Class of 2019

May 24th, 2019|

Congrats McNary Graduating Class of 2019! Clear Lake Elementary was honored to honor our former students now graduating from McNary High School https://youtu.be/xHc6RgNqKR4  

Visitor and Volunteer Badges

May 16th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families, If by accident you have taken a visitor or volunteer badge home, please return to the office at your earliest convenience. 🙂

Spring Book Fair

May 13th, 2019|

Spring BOOK FAIR May 13th -17th   Shopping will be before school starting at 8:45 and after school until 4:00. FAMILY SHOPPING NIGHT will be Tuesday the 14th (the same night as the choir concert.) [...]

Thank you to Walery’s Premium Pizza!

May 10th, 2019|

A HUGE thank you to Walery's Premium Pizza for donating lunch to our Clear Lake staff for Teacher Appreciation Week!

May PTA Meeting

May 3rd, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! The PTA meeting for the month of May has been moved back to May 14th with a time adjustment of 7:00 PM. Meeting will be located in the school cafeteria. Questions or [...]

Office Closed

May 2nd, 2019|

The Clear Lake office will be closed Wednesday, May 8th at 3:00 PM

Mother’s Day Luncheon

May 2nd, 2019|

You are cordially invited to attend our Mother's Day Luncheon. Friday, May 10th in the Cafeteria. Students $2.50 Adults $4.00 All adult meals are CASH ONLY. For reservations please call your Clear Lake Cafeteria.

Mrs. Lomax & Mrs. Bye’s Choir Concert

April 30th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! Don't forget that Mrs. Lomax and Mrs. Bye's classes have a Choir Concert tonight at 6:30 PM in the Clear Lake gym. Hope to see you there! 🙂

Clear Lake Early Closure Wednesday, May 8th at 1:00 PM

April 29th, 2019|

Dear Clear Lake Community, This is an important message about an early closure of 1:00 PM for Clear Lake Elementary on Wednesday, May 8th.   As you may have heard, the Oregon Education Association is [...]

2019 Salem-Keizer District Spelling Contest

April 22nd, 2019|

This year there will be no classroom or school level contests. For elementary, middle, and high school students Date: April 26, 2019 (no school that day) Time: 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm  Place: Willamette ESD [...]

Jump Rope Club

April 18th, 2019|

Last day for Jump Rope Club is Friday, April 19th. Great work to all who participated.

Donations Needed

April 16th, 2019|

Clear Lake is in need of boys pants sizes 5-12. If you have some gently used pants you'd like to donate to our health room, please drop them off at the Clear Lake Office between [...]

CTE Middle School Summer Camp/ Solicitud del campamento de verano de CTE

April 15th, 2019|

CTE – Roadmap to Success is an immersive and unique summer program that will engage students in one of 6 different content strands intentionally designed for their connection to existing and planned CTE programs in [...]

Choir Concert

April 15th, 2019|

Reminder Clear Lake families! Choir concert for Mrs. Fudge and Clendening's classes Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM in the Clear Lake Gym.

Kindergarten Orientation

April 5th, 2019|

Please join us at this special meeting for parents and kindergarten students. We will talk about what a typical day is like, what you can do over the summer to help your child be ready [...]

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Day of the Child | Dia del Niño

April 4th, 2019|

The Migrant Education Department presents the 14th Annual Day of the Child celebration at McKay High School. Bring your family and enjoy the activities, prizes, food, music, culture, resource tables, and much more. For more [...]

Kindergarten Registration NOW OPEN!

April 4th, 2019|

Now is the Time to Register Your Child for Kindergarten! Registration for kindergarten is now open for the 2019-20 school year! We are so excited to welcome our newest learners to each and every one [...]

Mrs. Fudge and Clendening Choir Concert

April 1st, 2019|

Clear Lake Families! Mrs.Fudge and Clendening's classes choir concert has been moved from Tuesday, April 2nd to Tuesday, April 23rd. We look forward to seeing you there!

Attention Parents!

March 20th, 2019|

Please make sure that you are checking the lost and found. All unclaimed items will be donated on Monday, April 1st. Feel free to drop by during our conferences hours from 8:00-8:00 PM starting Wednesday, [...]

5th Grade Orchestra Concert

March 12th, 2019|

Come out and support your Clear Lake 5th grade Orchestra students at their concert on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00 PM at Whiteaker Middle School.

Vision Screenings

March 5th, 2019|

The Oregon Lions Foundation will be coming to our schools on Thursday, March 14th to complete vision screenings on all K-5th grade students. If you would like your child(ren) to opt out, please notify the [...]

OSU Science and Engineering Family Night!

March 5th, 2019|

Clear Lake Families, come and enjoy an evening with OSU Science & Engineering faculty and students as they bring hands-on experience and demonstrations for our students! Previously, they have made gel beads, had Segway riding, [...]

Office Closed

March 4th, 2019|

The Clear Lake office will be closed on Friday, March 8th from 8:00-4:30 PM for Staff Development.

El Reto Estimadas familias

March 1st, 2019|

Estimadas familias: Recientemente algo llamado el “Reto Momo” se ha hecho noticia. En este reto viral, el contenido que ha sido creado para niños es interrumpido por la imagen de un personaje con expresión terrorífica [...]

Valentine’s Day Lunch

February 14th, 2019|

Today parents were able to have Valentine's Day Lunch with their students.    A HUGE thank you to our Food Services staff Linda, Joyce, and Natalya for all of their hard work that made today [...]

Kids Heart Challenge UPDATE!

February 13th, 2019|

Kids Heart Challenge UPDATE! Our event is on February 14, during PE classes.  Please wear your sneakers and get ready to have some FUN! Our students are doing a great job keeping their hearts healthy and [...]

Jumping Stars Performance

February 11th, 2019|

Jumping Star's will be performing on Tuesday, February 12th. during halftime at the Corban women's basketball game. Game time is 7:00 PM. Hope to see you there! 🙂

Invite Your Valentine to Lunch!

February 4th, 2019|

Thursday, February 14th students are encouraged to invite an adult to lunch in celebration of Valentine's Day! Students are $2.50 & Adults $4.00. For reservations, please call your school cafeteria. All adult meals are cash [...]

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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 [...]

3rd Grade Choir Concert

January 25th, 2019|

3rd Grade Choir Performance on Tuesday, February 5th at 6:30 PM in the Clear Lake Gym.

Clear Lake Substitute Crossing Guards

January 23rd, 2019|

Clear Lake is looking for substitute crossing guards. If you're interested in becoming a substitute crossing guard for Clear Lake Elementary, please apply at https://salkeiz.k12.or.us/employment-home/  

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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 [...]

January PTA Meeting

January 7th, 2019|

PTA Meeting Tuesday, January 8th @ 6:30 PM in the Clear Lake Media Center.

Marion County Canned Food Drive

November 26th, 2018|

Marion County canned food drive has started at Clear Lake Elementary and runs through December 14th.

Giving Tree

November 20th, 2018|

This year many of our neighbors and people in the community are in need. What a great time to focus our attention on teaching our children compassion for others this holiday season. With the success [...]

Speak Up! Preventing Teen Suicide

November 13th, 2018|

Dear Families, We know our children face great pressures, and this can have a profound impact on their mental health. Talking to children about suicide isn't easy, but with help from our partners, we hope [...]


November 8th, 2018|

Your ‘Happily Ever After” with books is coming your way this month with the Enchanted Forest Book Fair. You can shop Tues-Fri, Nov. 13th-16th before & after school. Students planning to purchase may enter the [...]

State Testing 30-Day Notice (Opt-Out-Form)

November 6th, 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 2019.  A copy of [...]

Clear Lake Gear Orders

November 5th, 2018|

Reminder that the last day to order some Cougar Gear is Thursday, November 8th. Gear will arrive at Clear Lake about 14 business days after the last orders have been made. The link to purchase [...]

Extreme Energy/Science Assembly

October 30th, 2018|

On October 25th our Clear Lake students got to experience an Extreme Energy/Science Assembly. Students were able to see energy as it feeds giant light bulbs, feel energy through static charges, and create energy themselves [...]

Book Character Day/Harvest Party

October 25th, 2018|

Book Character Day/Harvest Party Wednesday, October 31st will be Book Character Day.  This is an optional activity and is a chance for students to dress up like their favorite book character.  Students must bring their [...]

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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 [...]

Clear Lake Suggested Supply List

June 19th, 2018|

The following is a suggested supply list for the 2018-19 school year.  It differs from the standard supply list compiled by the Salem Keizer School District. A downloadable PDF is available below. [...]

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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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Yearbook Orders

June 13th, 2018|

This year, all yearbook orders will be placed online.  Please use this link to place your order: https://www.treering.com/validate?PassCode=1015091392183150

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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 [...]

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Field Day Volunteers Needed

June 7th, 2018|

Field Day is Wednesday, June 13, and we are still in need of a few volunteers.  Please use this link to sign up if you would like to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080F4EACA929AB9-clear7 Thank you!

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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 [...]

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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 [...]