Welcome to
Salem Elementary!

Round version of the Salem logo.

Registration is now open!

Parent Information Meetings

Tuesday, May 14th
6:00 p.m.
Fellowship Church
2511 New Salem Hwy

The same information will be shared at all meetings and families may attend any meeting.

Located near the corner of St. Andrews Drive and Veterans Parkway, Salem Elementary will become home to a new family of students coming together to create a culture of positivity and collaboration. Students and teachers will work in a hands-on learning atmosphere focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Salem will empower students to achieve success and create a culture of excellence for students, staff, parents and our community.

Trey Duke, Principal
trey.duke@cityschools.net
615.893.2313

ESP Questions
Lisa Bailey
lisa.bailey@cityschools.net

Zoning or Waiver Questions?
Contact Kim Fischer
kim.fischer@cityschools.net

Principal Duke and student showing the new school logo of a Saint Bernard.
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about us.

Located near the corner of St. Andrews Drive and Veterans  Parkway, Salem Elementary will become home to a new family of students coming together to create a culture of
positivity and collaboration. Students and teachers will work in a hands-on learning atmosphere focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Salem will empower students to achieve success and create a culture of excellence for students, staff, parents and our community.

Salem Elementary
3400 Saint Bernard Way
Murfreesboro, TN 37128
615-893-2313

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are the school's bell times?

Salem Elementary will operate on the same bell schedule as Overall Creek, Scales, and Cason Lane. Classes will begin at 7:30a.m. and the school day will end at 2:30 p.m. The school doors open at 7:15 a.m. for students not participating in morning ESP.

Ariel shot of Salem Elementary under construction.
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Will there be ESP at Salem Elementary?

Yes, Salem Elementary will have a full ESP program! Before and after school childcare is available from 6:00a.m. until 7:15a.m. in the morning and from 2:30p.m. until 6:00p.m. in the afternoon, Monday through Friday. Children may stay for both morning and afternoon sessions or only attend one. Information regarding fees, class options, and attendance options are available from our Salem ESP office.  You may contact the Salem ESP Director, Lisa Bailey, at lisa.bailey@cityschools.net

A table of students making a project together during ESP.
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Does my incoming Kindergarten student have to be screened? When will that happen?

Yes, all incoming kindergarten students will take a basic screening test. When you register your student for school you will select and sig- up for a screening time. Screenings will take place on July 30th from 11:00 – 3:00 and on July 31st from 8:00 – 3:00. Screenings will last approximately 15 minutes.

Kids Working on an assignment.
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If my child has an IEP or is in the Scholars program, will they still have access to those programs when they begin at Salem?

Salem Elementary will be providing comparable services to the Murfreesboro City School your child is transferring from, and we will work closely with your child’s current school to ensure there is a smooth transition to Salem Elementary. If you are coming to Salem from a school outside of Murfreesboro City, there is a place on the registration form to identify services your child is receiving. We will do records request to obtain the information from the school and work with you to ensure a smooth transition.

Two students reading a book.
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Is there a PTO, or can I be involved in the school?

We value parent and community involvement at Salem Elementary School. If you are interested in participating in our Parent-Teacher Organization, please email salemsaintspto@gmail.com for more information.

Parent and student posing at an event.
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How will bus transportation work?

Bus transportation will be provided for students living in the Salem Elementary transportation zone. Transportation routes for the 2019-2020 school year can be accessed on the link below. This link is provided for planning purposes for the 2019-2020 school year and does not reflect the current routes. http://webquery.cityschools.net/nywqweb/webquery/

MCS buses lined up and ready to roll out to schools.
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Will they be putting sidewalks on Saint Andrews?

This decision regarding sidewalks is made by the city of Murfreesboro. We do not anticipate having sidewalks on Saint Andrews by the time school starts for the 2019-2020 school year.

Kids walking down the sidewalk with their lunchboxes.
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Will they be widening Saint Andrews?

This decision regarding widening roads is made by the city of Murfreesboro. We do not anticipate Saint Andrews being widened by the time school starts for the 2019-2020 school year.

The main entrance for Salem Elementary will be a new access road being built off of Veteran’s Parkway.

A view of a two lane highway.
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Can my child walk or ride their bike to school?

Only students in 2nd – 6th grade may be walkers or bike riders, and this choice should be noted by parents on the student’s registration form under the transportation section. Students in kindergarten or 1st grade will not be allowed to walk or ride their bikes home unless they are escorted by an older sibling in 3rd – 6th grade. A student’s route home must have access to sidewalks and be free of crossing major roads where crossing guards are not present.

Family riding bicycles.
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Will Salem be accepting zone waivers?

Yes, Salem Elementary will be accepting zone waiver applications for the 2019- 2020 school year for both city and county residents. Zone waiver applications can be picked up at the Murfreesboro City Schools’ Central Office located at 2552 South Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37127.

Kids painting in art class.
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How do I register my child?

Current Murfreesboro City School’s Students zoned for Salem Elementary can log into their Skyward account to update their registration information for the 2019- 2020 school year. If you need help accessing this information, please contact your current school office.

Upcoming kindergarten students and students new to Murfreesboro City Schools can pick up a registration packet at the Murfreesboro City Schools’ Central Office located at 2552 South Church Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37127.

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Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Trey Duke
Principal of Salem Elementary
trey.duke@cityschools.net

Kim Fischer
Zone Waivers/Registration
kim.fischer@cityschools.net

Lacie Young
Zone Waivers/Registration
lacie.young@cityschools.net

Three students working on a group project.
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