Enrollment & Registration - Helpful Information

***Enrollment vs. Registration Students new to Salem School must be enrolled. The process of enrollment involves sharing your child's birth date  and proof of residency. Previously enrolled students register for each new school year.  The annual registration process usually involves paying fees and updating important information regarding your children.

***New to Salem??? You may come in at any time during office hours to enroll your children. New student enrollments are processed in the main office via the County AH entrance. The entrance is door #11.

For your convenience, you may download the enrollment form and fill it in prior to visiting the office.

Annual Registration

The registration period for the current school year has closed. Annual registration information may still be located on this page for your convenience. Annual registration information for the 2022-2023 school year will be posted in the summer of 2022.

New to Salem??? If your family is new to Salem School and have not yet enrolled your child, you will need to come in to school to do so prior to completing online registration for the 2021-2022 school year.

Salem Open Enrollment

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Open Enroll to Salem

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction's regular open enrollment period for the 2022-2023 school year is from February 7 to April 29. 

Why Open Enroll to Salem?

Each of the K-8 school districts in the Westosha and Wilmot consortium offers comprehensive educational opportunities for its students, but no other school prepares more students for success at the high school level than Salem School. Salem School students are able to experience the benefits often associated with smaller schools, while still being able to take advantage of the many wonderful resources a school of our size and diversity can provide. Salem School does have the best of both worlds! We encourage you to schedule a visit so that you are able to see for yourself what separates Salem School from other schools. Some of the things you will see during your visit:

• Students engaged in a technology rich environment—there are Chromebook laptops and SMART Boards in every classroom, with a 1:1 laptop initiative in the middle school classrooms. The entire building is wireless, providing students a meaningful pathway to 21st century learning opportunities. There are also four computer labs. Salem's new Innovation Center is a flexible STEAM learning space with wireless computers, an interactive display, multiple STEAM learning kits, and four 3D printers.  Salem School is proud to be a leader of technology implementation in the classroom!

• Flexible grouping of students in reading and math that allow advanced placement opportunities for them. Algebra I and Algebra II are taught in the middle school grades by teachers with high school certifications. Salem School is a leader in preparing students for success at the high school level.

• Many parent volunteers assisting teachers and students. Salem School understands the home and school connection for student academic success. A room called the Apple Core Room is intended specifically for classroom volunteers. Salem School wants parents involved!

• Spacious classrooms with an average classroom size remaining in the upper teens to low 20’s!

• A KIDS Club Before and After School Child Care program, a four-year-old wraparound program, and a three and four-year-old Joyce’s Preschool program designed to match the curriculum and expectations of Salem School. Salem School’s early learning initiative provides greater opportunities for young learners to experience success.

• A Registered Nurse and a health assistant are onsite ready to tend to the immediate and ongoing healthcare of students. The safety and well-being of our students remain Salem School’s highest Priority.

• A contemporary facility that is second to none locally, filled with highly qualified, experienced educators and staff members dedicated first and foremost to the students of Salem School. For example, extensive work has been done with our Response to Intervention (RtI) plan. This dedication is evident when you look over Salem's RtI framework -- especially upon examining Salem's RtI Handbook. Salem School’s plan has been used as resource for other schools to follow.

Parents who have open enrolled their children to Salem School were invited to provide feedback about what pleases them with their decision. Here are some of the reasons that have been shared:

• “Class size”

• “Rigor of classes”

• “Teacher communication”

• “Structure, discipline in class and around school…”

• “I love the teachers, activities, and programs offered to the kids.”

• “My child is learning something new every day and is being challenged.”

Salem School is often in the local media for some of the many exciting things happening here.

Please contact us at 262-843-2356 to schedule a personal tour. Any member of our Administrative Team is more than happy to show you around. We hope to see you soon so that you can discover for yourself what Salem School has to offer.

How to Open Enroll for the 2021-2022 School Year

Wisconsin's inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. The open enrollment application period for the 2020-2021 school year is from February 3 to 4 PM on April 30.

Included here, for your convenience, is a brochure developed by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The brochure may answer some questions you have about open enrollment in Wisconsin. 

Open Enrollment Brochure (pdf)

Ready to enroll at Salem?

Parents may  open enroll to Salem online using the Wisconsin DPI website. (Available Feb. 7) 

Parents, if you are interested in having your child / children attend Salem School, please contact one of our administrators. 

Principal Patty Fitzgerald 
phone: 262.843.2356 ext 585
Email: patty.fitzgerald@salem.k12.wi.us

Assistant Principal Mr. Ryan Sandberg
phone: 262.843.2356 ext 595
Email: ryan.sandberg@salem.k12.wi.us

District Administrator Dr. Connie Valenza
phone: 262.843.2356 ext 404
Email: connie.valenza@salem.k12.wi.us

Notice of Special Needs Scholarship Program
This notice serves to inform parents and guardians of students with disabilities that the State of Wisconsin has established the Special Needs Scholarship Program. Under this scholarship program and as further specified in state law, a child with a disability who has been denied the opportunity to attend a nonresident school district under the full-time open enrollment program may be eligible to receive a scholarship from the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) that allows the child to attend an eligible private school that is participating in the Special Needs Scholarship Program. 

This is a state-administered program. A parent or guardian who is interested in the Special Needs Scholarship Program should independently verify the participating private schools and the specific terms, eligibility criteria, and application procedures of the scholarship program with the DPI. 

The Special Needs Scholarship Program is further defined under section 115.7915 of the state statutes. Additional information about the program should be available on the website of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: https://dpi.wi.gov/parental-education-options/special-needs-scholarship