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 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 [...]

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 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. [...]

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 & [...]

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 [...]

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.


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. [...]

Elementary Shared Resources

May 29th, 2019|

District Links ParentVUE (Grades and Attendance) Student Logins & Resources (Student Password Reset, i-Ready, Clever, iRead and more) Elementary Library Media School Meals (Student Meal Cards) Pay Fines and Fees [...]

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 [...]

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.) [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

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.

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SKPS Launches Districtwide Remind for Educators

April 10th, 2019|

Does your child’s teacher or school currently use Remind to communicate about upcoming events, assignments and more? Through a recent partnership with the Oregon Department of Education, all Salem-Keizer Public Schools will now has [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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  

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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 [...]

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:

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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: 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]