Children Come First

Welcome to Salem Elementary School,

My name is Barbara Jamison and I am the School Social Worker here at Salem Elementary. If your child is having a problem at school, I am always willing to work with the student and/ or family to assist in finding solutions. I will partner with the child, family and school personnel to benefit the child with their educational needs and preparation for life beyond school.

Barbara Jamison, LSW

(828)437-5901 ext. 4409

Salem Pledge

I pledge to do my very best.

At classwork, homework, and all the rest.

Responsibility is at the top.

Kindness and caring must never stop.

Respect myself and others too.

Good Character will always shine through!

Burke County Public Schools take all allegations of bullying seriously when reported to any staff or administration at the school. Upon receipt of the complaint, the principal or designee will investigate the merits of the complaint. The parent and student will be notified regarding the findings. Please let administration know if you have any concerns regarding bullying at the school. See Resources for more information.

Importance of School Attendance

Encouraging regular school attendance is one of the most powerful ways you can prepare your child for success—both in school and in life. When you make school attendance a priority, you help your child get better grades, develop healthy life habits, avoid dangerous behavior and have a better chance of graduating from high school.

When students are absent/tardy for fewer days, their grades and reading skills often improve.

But when kids are absent/tardy for an average of just two days of school per month—even when the absences are excused– it can have a negative impact. These absences can affect kids as early as Kindergarten.

For example, young elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. When students are tardy, they often miss their reading or math lesson. But when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school.

As a parent, you can prepare your child for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority.

Guidance Lessons

Throughout the course of the year as I see the different grades I will discuss with them personal safety and how your body belongs to you. All children have the right to say NO to unwanted touch.