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Updated SKPS Athletic Protocols and Safety Measures – Effective January 11, 2022

January 9th, 2022|

As shared earlier this week, we are continuing with our athletic activities while consistently reviewing our protocols and safety measures. For all of our athletic activities, we will continue to prioritize consistent safety practices for student participants, coaches, staff and spectators.

Spectator capacity limits

High School

Due to the increased risk of transmission for COVID-19 during athletic events, we will be implementing capacity limits at all SKPS athletic events beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 11. Details for each type of event/facility is below:

  • Basketball: Four (4) spectators per participant including basketball and cheer athletes, and pep band participants. This four spectator limit is subject to change depending on the event venue capacity limits. Team coaches will communicate with participants on final event spectator limits. Pep bands will be set in an area to allow proper distancing.
  • Wrestling: Four (4) spectators per participant.
  • Swimming: Spectator limits will depend on venue capacity at the KROC center (to be determined). More details on final capacity numbers will be shared with families once finalized.

Middle School

Due to venue capacity, middle school competitions will be limited to two (2) spectators per participant per event.

Face coverings and physical distancing requirements

All requirements for physical distancing and face coverings will continue to be maintained for participants, coaches and spectators. Requirements include:

  • Face coverings are required for all spectators.
  • Athletes are not required to wear a face covering indoors while actively practicing or playing a competitive sport at any level, including cheerleading and dance/drill.
  • Students not actively participating (i.e., on the sideline/bench during an indoor competition.) are required to wear a face covering.
  • Coaches and support staff are required to wear a face covering during indoor practices and competitions. This includes weight training regardless of location.
  • All individuals should maintain physical distance to the extent possible.
  • Face coverings are optional in outdoor settings.

Concessions, trips and other activities

All athletic activities such as overnight trips, extra team functions (ex. team meals) and concession stands will NOT be allowed.

Working together to maintain health and safety

As a reminder, families should be aware of the increased risk of transmission of COVID-19 during athletic events, which could result in students needing to quarantine. Individuals from other households should consistently maintain physical distance.

These protocols are crucial to maintain safe and healthy athletic events for our students, families and community. Our protocols are reviewed regularly and any additional changes or adjustments to our protocols for students and/or spectators will be shared with families as needed.

Working together to closely follow all safety protocols will support our students in maintaining time in play, and in the classroom.

Bond-funded construction making progress at Parrish

December 30th, 2021|

Construction improvements funded by the 2018 bond are well underway at Parrish. The bond promises some level of improvement at all schools in the district. Nearly $10 million is being invested in expansions and improvements at Parrish.

Work started in June of 2021 and has made steady progress. Over the summer of 2021, contractors focused on seismic strengthening work. This work is not visible because it’s located inside the walls; seismic strengthening involves removing drywall, adding rebar and concrete to the interior of the walls, securing the walls to the floor joists and ceilings, and then covering the new stronger structure with drywall again. Roofing and improvements in the library were also completed in the summer.

Two of the three new science classrooms will be ready for students in January of 2022. Construction will continue through the rest of this school year on the third new science lab and improvements to the front entry, including relocating the office space to the front entry, and more. Work is on track to be completed in the fall of 2022.

Construction can be inconvenient, but the results will be worth the temporary discomfort. Thank you to our staff, students and parents for being supportive and understanding during construction!

For more information about work at Parrish or other schools in the district, please visit www.salemkeizer.org/projects-status

Think before you post

December 10th, 2021|

Recently, schools across the Salem-Keizer School District have experienced an increase in school threats, rumors of threats, and the spread of false information, which has been disrupting our learning environments and creating fear in the community.

Safety is our top priority

The safety and wellbeing of our students, staff and families is our top priority. Maintaining safety in our schools requires an ongoing partnership with school staff, students, families, law enforcement and the surrounding community.

In the aftermath of tragic shootings, such as the one at Oxford High School in Michigan, there is often an increase in hoax threats to schools and other public places. Safety is critical, and our district fully investigates each threat in collaboration with the FBI and/or our state and local law enforcement partners.

Issuing a threat is a crime

Recently, we have investigated a number of hoax threats of targeted violence against schools. These threats—often issued via text message or posted on social media—are taken very seriously. Our law enforcement partners investigate every tip to ensure the safety of our students, staff and community. Hoax threats can result in both arrest by law enforcement and/or suspension or expulsion by the school district. Hoax threats are not a joke, and they can have devastating consequences—both for the public and for those who post them.

Issuing a threat—even over social media, via text message, verbally, or through email—is a crime. Please share with your kids and those in your community that making a threat is a poor choice that could impact them for years to come.

Threats impact our entire community

In addition to the individual consequences a person may face, these threats have a serious impact on our community. They divert district resources from providing support for students and disrupt the learning environment for hundreds of students. Law enforcement resources are diverted from investigating other crimes, and they cost taxpayers a lot of money. The threats can also cause severe emotional distress to students, school staff and families.

Things to remember

Don’t share or forward a threat until law enforcement has a chance to investigate – this can spread misinformation and cause panic.

  • Don’t ever post or send any hoax threats online
  • If you are the target of an online threat, call your local law enforcement immediately
  • Salem Police Department Non-Emergency 503-588-6123
  • Keizer Police Department Non-Emergency 503-390-2000
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office 503-588-5032

If you see a threat of violence posted online, contact local law enforcement or call 1-800-CALL-FBI. You can also submit information online to the FBI at tips.fbi.gov.

Use SafeOregon by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed to tip@safeoregon.com or through the SafeOregon app.

Remember – a hoax threat is no joke. Think before you post.

November Updated School Dates

November 8th, 2021|

November 11 (Thursday) is Veterans Day, and a school holiday – no school.
November 12 (Friday) is a non-student day with no online or in-person learning – no school.

November 24 (Wednesday) is a no school day.
November 25 (Thursday) is a holiday – no school.
November 26 (Friday) is a holiday – no school.

El 11 de noviembre (Jueves) es el Día de los Veteranos y un feriado escolar, no hay clases.
El 12 de noviembre (Viernes) es un día sin estudiantes sin aprendizaje en línea o en persona, sin clases.

El 24 de noviembre (Miércoles) es un día sin clases.
El 25 de noviembre (Jueves) es feriado, no hay clases.
El 26 de noviembre (Viernes) es feriado, no hay clases.

 

Back to School and Construction | Regreso a Clases y Construccion

September 7th, 2021|

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6th Grade Families | Familias de 6º Grado

September 3rd, 2021|

Hello Parrish 6th Grade Families!

We are so excited to start school next week!  Tuesday will be our first day of school, and it is ONLY for our 6th graders.  We have a special schedule on Tuesday and are looking forward to showing students our school, introducing them to our staff, and getting everyone acclimated to middle school!

On Tuesday, school starts at 9:20am.  Our doors will open at 9:00am and students are welcome to come in at that time, get their schedule, and eat breakfast.  Breakfast and lunch are free for all students at Parrish.

On Wednesdays this year, school starts at 10:20am.  Doors will open at 10:00am for breakfast.

Our main entrance of the building is on D St and we will staff outside welcoming students to school in the morning.  The small parking lot will be utilized for parent drop-off and pick-up.  Our school day ends at 4:00pm each day.   We will have morning activities scheduled the week of September 13th, starting at 7:30am, and will send detailed information out to families next week.

During our first week of school, students will receive a Chromebook and a charger.  It is very important Chromebooks be charged at home every night and brought to school every day.  Students should carry Chromebooks in a backpack, which they will have with them the entire day as we will not be utilizing hall lockers this year.

For more information, please visit our school website.  Thank you, and Go Pioneers!

-Parrish Administration

Hola Familias de Parrish del 6o Grado!

¡Estamos muy emocionados de comenzar la escuela la próxima semana!  El martes será nuestro primer día de clases, y es SOLO para nuestros estudiantes de  grado.  ¡Tenemos un horario especial el martes y esperamos mostrar a los estudiantes nuestra escuela, presentarles a nuestro personal y aclimatar a todos a la escuela intermedia!

El martes, la escuela comienza a las 9:20 am.  Nuestras puertas se abrirán a las 9:00 a.m. y los estudiantes son bienvenidos a entrar a esa hora, para obtener su horario y desayunar.  El desayuno y el almuerzo son gratuitos para todos los estudiantes de Parrish.

Los miércoles de este año, la escuela comienza a las 10:20 a.m.  Las puertas se abrirán a las 10:00 am para el desayuno.

Nuestra entrada principal del edificio está en la calle D y el personal exterior dará la bienvenida a los estudiantes a la escuela por la mañana.  El pequeño estacionamiento sera utilizado por los padres para dejar y recoger a los estudiantes.  Nuestro día escolar termina a las 4:00 pm cada día.   Tendremos actividades matutinas programadas para la semana del 13 de septiembre, a partir de las7:30 am, y enviaremos información detallada a las familias la próxima semana.

Durante nuestra primera semana de clases, los estudiantes recibirán un Chromebook y un cargador.  Es muy importante que los Chromebooks se carguen en casa todas las noches y se los llevara a la escuela todos los días.  Los estudiantes deben llevar Chromebooks en una mochila, que tendrán con ellos todo el día, ya que no utilizaremos casilleros de pasillo este año.

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela.  ¡Gracias, y vamos Pioneers!

-Administración de Parrish

7th & 8th Grade Families | Familias de 7º y 8º Grado

September 3rd, 2021|

Hello Parrish 7th and 8th Grade Families!

We are so excited to start school next week!  Wednesday will be our first day of school and 1st period begins at 10:20am.   Our doors will open at 10:00am and students are welcome to come in at that time, get their schedule, and eat breakfast.  Breakfast and lunch are free for all students at Parrish.

This school year, our start time on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday is 9:20am, with doors opening at 9:00am.  Every Wednesday, school starts at 10:20am, with doors opening at 10:00am for breakfast.

Our main entrance of the building is on D St and we will staff outside welcoming students to school in the morning.  The small parking lot will be utilized for parent drop-off and pick-up.  Our school day ends at 4:00pm each day.   We will have morning activities scheduled the week of September 13th, starting at 7:30am, and will send detailed information out to families next week.

During our first week of school, students will receive a Chromebook and a charger.  It is very important Chromebooks be charged at home every night and brought to school every day.  Students should carry Chromebooks in a backpack, which they will have with them the entire day as we will not be utilizing hall lockers this year.

For more information, please visit our school website.  Thank you and Go Pioneers!

-Parrish Administration

Hola familias de Parrish del 7o y 8º Grado!

¡Estamos muy emocionados de comenzar la escuela la próxima semana!  El miércoles será nuestro primer día de clases y el1er período comienza a las 10:20 am. Nuestras puertas se abrirán a las 10:00 a.m. y los estudiantes son bienvenidos a entrar a esa hora, para obtener su horario y desayunar.  El desayuno y el almuerzo son gratuitos para todos los estudiantes de Parrish.

Este año escolar, nuestra hora de inicio los lunes, martes, jueves y viernes es a las 9:20 a.m., con las puertas abiertas a las 9:00 a.m.  Todos los miércoles, la escuela comienza a las 10:20 a.m., y las puertas se abren a las 10:00 a.m. para el desayuno.

Nuestra entrada principal del edificio está en la calle D y el personal exterior dará la bienvenida a los estudiantes a la escuela por la mañana.  El pequeño estacionamiento se utilizará para dejar y recoger a los padres.  Nuestro día escolar termina a las 4:00 pm cada día. Tendremos actividades matutinas programadas para la semana del 13 de septiembre, a partir de las7:30 am, y enviaremos información detallada a las familias la próxima semana.

Durante nuestra primera semana de clases, los estudiantes recibirán un Chromebook y un cargador.  Es muy importante que los Chromebooks se carguen en casa todas las noches y se los llevara a la escuela todos los días.  Los estudiantes deben llevar Chromebooks en una mochila, que tendrán con ellos todo el día, ya que no utilizaremos casilleros de pasillo este año.

Para obtener más información, visite el sitio web de nuestra escuela. ¡Gracias y vamos Pioneers!

-Administración de Parrish

Complete registration for bus service for the 2021-22 school year

August 31st, 2021|

Starting the first week of September, SKPS school buses will be hitting the road as students return to school for the 2021-22 school year! Will your child need transportation to or from school this year? There are a few quick and easy steps for you to take to ensure your child is ready to go on day one.

1. Check eligibility for bus transportation

Transportation-eligible means that the student lives at a residence within their neighborhood school attendance boundary, and the residence is outside the State of Oregon defined walk zone for that school. The walk zones are 1.0 mile for elementary students and 1.5 miles for middle and high school students.

You can check eligibility for bus transportation on the Busfinder webpage.

If you are eligible, you will see the link appear for “PARENTVUE” to complete the bus rider registration process. If you do not qualify for bus transportation based on your child’s school and residence address, you will not see this link appear.

*Please note: when you follow the link to complete the registration process, you will be taken to the online registration process. The selection for bus transportation toward the end of the online registration process. (See step 2).

2. Complete bus rider registration

Prior to riding the bus, your child will need to be registered for bus transportation. Registration can be completed by checking the box “Bus Rider Registration” during the online registration or enrollment verification process through ParentVUE. This option will appear on the “Students” step is near the end of the registration process. (See below).

If you need assistance with completing online registration, if you missed this step during online registration, or need to confirm if your registration is complete, please contact your child’s school who can assist you in verifying your bus rider registration.

*Please note that although the option to select bus rider registration will be available to all families through the registration process, only families who are eligible for bus transportation (step 1) will be provided transportation.

Check your child’s bus transportation information for bus route, stop and times

Approximately 48 hours after completing registration, information about bus routes, stops and times will be available for your student in ParentVUE.

To find this information, navigate to the “Student Information” tab on the ParentVUE app then select “additional information.”

If you need support to complete this process for your child, please contact your school for assistance or contact the Transportation department at 503-399-3100.

Transportation Frequently Asked Questions

Question: How do I complete registration for bus transportation?

Answer: All families who qualify and would like their child to utilize bus transportation need to complete bus rider registration. After confirming eligibility, registration can be completed during the “students” step of online registration. If you need support with this process, please contact your child’s school.

Q: How do I access bus route and stop information for my child?

A: After completing rider registration, bus route and stop information will be available in the “student information” section of ParentVUE under “additional information.” If you need support with accessing your ParentVUE account, please contact your child’s school for assistance.

Q: Will I receive a confirmation when my bus rider registration is accepted?

A: No. If you completed the online registration process, selected for bus transportation and are eligible, your child will receive transportation. You can confirm this information by accessing your child’s route and stop information in ParentVUE or by contacting your child’s school.

Q: Will face coverings be required on school buses?

A: Yes. Currently, face coverings are required for all students on school buses.

Middle and high school bell schedules, late start days and first day of school

August 26th, 2021|

The start of the 2021-22 school year is right around the corner. Here is all the information you will need about bell schedules, late start days and the first day of school for middle and high school students.

Start and end times

This year, all SKPS schools will have a new bell schedule for the 2021-22 school year.

Middle school

Middle schools will start at 9:20 a.m. and end at 4 p.m., with the exception of Roberts Middle School which will start at 9:45 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.

High school

High school will start at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:20 p.m., with the exception of the three locations below:

  • CTEC – 9 a.m. to 2:55 p.m.
  • Early College High School – 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
  • Roberts High School – 8:30 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Programs

  • EDGE Secondary will start at 8:55 a.m. and end at 3:25 p.m.
  • The Community Transition Program will start at 7:30 a.m. and end at 2 p.m.

Late start on Wednesdays

All SKPS schools will have a late start day on Wednesday. This means that the school start time will be one hour later than normal. Dismissal time will remain at the normal time.

For example, if school is regularly scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. and release at 3:20 p.m., it will still be released at 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday; however, school will not begin until 9:30 a.m.

A late start day allows school staff a regular time for collaboration and planning in order to better support our students.

All bus transportation pick-up times will also be shifted one hour late on Wednesdays, with limited exceptions. Exceptions to this will be contacted directly for bus stop time adjustments. Drop-off times for all buses will remain at the normal time.

First days of school

Middle school

The first day of school for middle school will be on a “transition day.” This allows 6th grade students to get familiar with their school in a smaller setting before everyone is together.

  • 6th grade students will start on Sept. 7. They will then come back for regular instruction on Sept. 8, which happens to be a late start day.
  • 7th and 8th grade students will start on Sept 8., which happens to be a late start day.

High school

The first day of school for high school will be on a “smooth start.” This allows 9th grade students to get familiar with their school in a smaller setting before everyone is together.

  • 9th grade students will start on Sept. 7. They will then come back for regular instruction on Sept. 8, which happens to be a late start day.
  • 10th, 11th and 12th grade students will start on Sept 8., which happens to be a late start day.

If you have any additional questions regarding bell times, late start or the first day of school, please reach out to your student’s school.

Sixth Grade Summer Camp Jump Start | Campamento de verano de sexto grado

July 29th, 2021|

Jump start is just around the corner! Starting August 2nd through the 13th, incoming students will be able to practice opening lockers, meeting new teachers, as well as connecting with other future 6th graders!

Spots are limited! Register today by completing this form.

¡Jump start está a la vuelta de la esquina! ¡Desde el 2 hasta el 13 de agosto, los estudiantes entrantes podrán practicar cómo abrir casilleros, conocer nuevos maestros y conectarse con otros futuros estudiantes de sexto grado!

¡Las plazas son limitadas! Regístrese hoy completando este formulario aquí.

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

ChuukeseEnglish | Marshallese | RussianSpanish | Swahili

Salem-Keizer Public Schools plans to provide full-time, in-person instruction for all students. SKPS wants to hear from families. Please see the Zoom links below to join a virtual session and Q&A on Aug. 4 or 6, from 6-7 p.m.

Family Engagement Slides

Chuukese | English | Marshallese | Russian | Spanish | Swahili

What

Virtual sessions with district leaders to gather feedback on what supports families need for the 2021-22 school year.

When

Aug. 4 or 6, from 6-7 p.m. Both sessions offer the same information. Interpretation provided in ASL, Chuukese, Marshallese, Russian, Spanish and Swahili.

Where

Both engagement sessions are on Zoom.

Join the Zoom meetings

Aug. 4 at 6 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 842 7518 7638
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Aug. 6 at 6 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 844 0673 2672
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Return to school message from SKPS leaders (English)

Mensaje de los dirigentes de SKPS sobre el regreso a la escuela (Spanish)

Family Engagement Night invitation (Marshallese)

Обращение руководителей SKPS о возвращении в школу (Russian)

Ujumbe wa kurudi mashuleni kutoka kwa viongozi wa SKPS (Swahili)

SKPS invita a las familias a participar con los líderes del distrito en la planificación del regreso a clases para el otoño

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer (SKPS, por sus siglas en inglés) planean brindar instrucción en persona a tiempo completo para todos los estudiantes. SKPS quiere escuchar la opinión de las familias. Visite nuestra ágina web para participar en una reunión virtual y sesión de preguntas y respuestas el 4 y el 6 de agosto de 6 a 7 p.m.

Evento

Sesiones virtuales con los líderes del distrito para recibir opiniones sobre los apoyos que necesitan las familias para el año escolar 2021-22.

Fecha

4 y 6 de agosto, de 6 a 7 p.m. Ambas sesiones ofrecerán la misma información. Se proporcionará interpretación en lenguaje de señas (ASL, por sus siglas en inglés), chuukés, marshalés, ruso, español y suajili.

Lugar

Ambas sesiones de participación se llevarán a cabo en Zoom.

Únase a las reunión a través de Zoom

El 4 de agosto a las 6 p.m.

Únase a la reunión a través de Zoom

Identificación de la reunión: 842 7518 7638
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El 6 de agosto a las 6 p.m.

Únase a la reunión a través de Zoom

Identificación de la reunión: 844 0673 2672
Un toque de móvil
+12532158782,,84406732672#

Grab-N-Go Meals information summer 2021

July 21st, 2021|

Summer Grab-N-Go Meals 2021

Summer Grab-N-Go Meals available through Friday, Sept. 3

The following sites will be serving summer Grab-N-Go meals to the community Monday – Friday between 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

These locations will begin serving meals on Monday, June 21 and run through Friday, September 3.

Próximos cambios en los sitios de distribución de alimentos escolares a partir del lunes, 21 de junio de 2021

Los siguientes sitios distribuirán alimentos escolares para llevar durante el verano de lunes a viernes entre 11 a.m. y 1 p.m.

Estos sitios comenzarán a distribuir alimentos desde el lunes, 21 de junio hasta el viernes, 3 de septiembre.

Chromebook and Hotspot Parent FAQ | Preguntas frecuentes para padres sobre Chromebook y Hotspot

June 2nd, 2021|

Chromebook and Hotspot Parent FAQ

NOTE: This information regards school district-issued Chromebooks, hotspots, and chargers.

 

Q: Who needs to return their district-issued Chromebooks/chargers and hotspots/chargers?

A: All students need to return their Chromebooks/chargers and hotspots/chargers.

 

Q: When do I need to have the Chromebooks/chargers and hotspots/chargers returned?

A: Before the end of the 2021 school year.  Each school will communicate the exact dates for their students.

 

Q: What if I miss the designated return date?

A: Return them to the school as soon as possible. If the school office is closed, the Chromebooks/chargers and hotspots/chargers can be delivered to the Technology department Monday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.:

Salem-Keizer Technology & Information Services Department
Building C (There is an awning over the main doorway. Ring the bell for assistance.)
1340 State St.
Salem, OR 97301

 

Q: What if I lost my Chromebook, charger, or hotspot?

A: Return any equipment that you still have.  Report the loss to your school.

 

Q: Do I need to return the Chromebook charger and hotspot charger?

A: Yes, return ALL equipment.

 

Q: What if the Chromebook, charger, or hotspot has been damaged?

A: Return ALL equipment to the school and report any damage.

 

Q: Can I keep the Chromebook/charger and hotspot/charger over the summer?

A: No. In order for the district to prepare for the next school year, all Chromebooks and chargers need to be returned for summer preparation for distribution next school year. All hotspots and chargers need to be returned as they will no longer be active for use.

 

Q: My student is attending summer school. Can I keep my Chromebook and charger?

A: Please return the Chromebook and charger.  If necessary, a device will be available for the student to use while attending summer class.

 

Q: Will my student receive a Chromebook and charger for the next school year?

A: Yes, Chromebooks and chargers will be distributed to students at the beginning of the next school year.

 

Q: What if my student is an EDGE student?

A: EDGE students return their Chromebooks/chargers and hotspots/chargers to any school.  They will be issued a Chromebook/charger for the next school year when students return from summer break.

 

Q: I found equipment that I previously reported as lost. What should I do?

A: Return ALL equipment to either your school or the Technology department (listed above).

 

 

Q: My student has been issued technology equipment that is not a Chromebook or hotspot from the Student Services department.  Do I return this equipment as well?

A: If you are using an iPad, touch-screen Chromebook, or other equipment assigned to you through the Alternative Education Materials (AEM) or Assistive Technology (AT) program of our Student Services department, you do not need to return those devices or equipment. Please contact your student’s teacher if you have any questions.

 

Q: I have a unique situation that is not addressed in these questions. What should I do?

A: Please call your student’s school to ask additional questions.

 

 

 

2021-2022 NSHS Cheerleading Tryouts | 2021-2022 Pruebas de porristas de NSHS

May 13th, 2021|

Open for incoming 9th graders going to North next year

When: June 1, 2, 8, 9   (4pm to 6pm)

Where: Olinger Fieldhouse

Contact: Coach Asp

asp_amanda@salkeiz.12.or.us

Abierto para estudiantes de noveno grado que van a North el año que viene

Cuándo: 1, 2, 8, 9 de junio (de 16 a 18 h)

Dónde: Olinger Fieldhouse

Contacto: Entrenador Asp

asp_amanda@salkeiz.12.or.us

Distance Learning Hub | Centro de aprendizaje a distancia

May 10th, 2021|