Mrs. Margaret Humphrey, Principal

Mrs. Laura James, Assistant Principal

1600 Carolyn Road  Salem, VA 24153  540-387-2478

New start time for school this year!  Classes begin at 7:50, so be sure your child arrives before the 7:50 tardy bell!


  • Upcoming Important Dates!
    Please mark these important dates on your calendar!
    Letters to students with their homeroom assignments are going to be mailed on Thursday, August 27.  
    Kindergarten Orientation is from 9:00-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 3.
    New Student Orientation is from 11:00-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 3.
    Supply Drop-Off - Students may drop off their supplies and meet their teachers from 11:00-12:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 3.
    PTA Sponsored Back to School Bash - Thursday, September 3, from 11:30-1:30 on Thursday, September 3, in front of the school building.  The PTA plans to sell hotdogs, chips, and water so parents and students can enjoy a picnic lunch on the front playground.  It should be a fun and exciting time for everyone!
    The first day of school is Tuesday, September 8.  The bell rings at 7:50 a.m. this year, and students coming in later than this time are going to be marked tardy.  
    Parents of car riders are encouraged to pick up numbers in the office before the first day of school.
    We look forward to seeing you soon at South Salem School!!
    Posted Aug 24, 2015, 1:03 PM by Margaret Humphrey
  • South Salem Teacher of the Year 2015
    Congratulations to Mrs. Bronwyn Thomas, South Salem Teacher of the Year!

    Posted May 4, 2015, 8:16 AM by Kelly Baer
  • Volunteer Luncheon! All Volunteers Invited!
    Calling all volunteers! Our Volunteer Luncheon is scheduled for Thursday, April 16, at 12:30 in the Kiva. If you have volunteered at South Salem this year for any reason, you are invited to join us! Please RSVP to Laura James at if you plan to attend. We appreciate so much all of you who volunteer to help us, and we look forward to seeing you on Thursday at our Volunteer Luncheon!
    Posted Apr 9, 2015, 6:43 AM by Margaret Humphrey
  • ASAP Sign Ups!
    Hi South Salem Family! Today, Wednesday, February 18th begins our 2015 A.S.A.P. Backpack Registration. ALL South Salem students (K-5) are encouraged to participate in this year's after school enrichment program. Be on the lookout for the A.S.A.P. registration pamphlet that will be sent home in your child's backpack, simply fill out the registration form, attach the $20 fee and return them to your child's teacher. Our registration process will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. A.S.A.P. registration ends on Monday, February 23rd. Classes fill up quickly, so please DON'T DELAY, REGISTER FOR A.S.A.P. TODAY!  Thanks from Erin Clinevell, ASAP Director!
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 8:52 AM by Margaret Humphrey
    Our "Reflections" PTA Program has been rescheduled to Monday, February 23rd, at 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria.  Hope to see you there!
    Posted Feb 18, 2015, 10:20 AM by Margaret Humphrey
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