Students can start arriving at 7:20 AM.  The school day begins at 7:40 AM and ends at 2:15 PM.

East Salem Mission Statement

The mission of East Salem Elementary School is to create an atmosphere where children become competent learners, creative thinkers, and responsible, involved citizens.  We will strive to create an appreciation of cultural diversity within our school through coordinated efforts involving students, families, staff, and the community.

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Dental Clinic Reminder

Deadline Friday!

This is a reminder that we have a dental clinic scheduled for East Salem Elementary on Friday, April 14th in partnership with Smile VA.   If you are interested in having your child participate, you must either return the permission form or sign up online at by this Friday, March 24, 2023. 

We look forward to hosting this opportunity for our families.  Please feel free to contact Nurse Meadows ( or me if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Mrs. Hunter Routt, Principal




Virginia Preschool Initiative

Click HERE for Information


Free Chick-fil-a, Anyone?  Come to East Salem's PTA Math Night on Thursday, February 2nd!

Please mark your calendars to join us for Family Math Night on Thursday, February 2nd. We will be serving Chic-fil-A for dinner, followed by a chance to explore math activities around the building. There is no cost for this event! It will be a great night of fun.


Please help us be prepared with enough food for this event. Please register using the Google form.  


You must register by Thursday, January 26th, 2023,
if your family plans to eat with us.


East Salem's Book Fair!  Check out the links below for all of the information!

Fifth Grade 3D Winners!

  Fifth-graders used a program titled Tinkercad in Computer Science to create 3D designs.  A panel of five teachers choose the top two designs in each homeroom to be 3D printed!  These are the winners!  From left to right: Jeremiah Mejia, Gabriel Hagy, Iris Wells, Leah Bowers, Vayda Young, and Kiernan Terry.  Congratulations!

Fifth Grade 3D Winners

One School, One Book!

"The Mouse & the Motorcycle" Read-along Links

"The Mouse & the Motorcycle" Mystery Readers

East Salem is turning 60!

Our school first opened its doors in January of 1962.  Please help us celebrate this important milestone by wearing your favorite East Salem or birthday gear on Friday, January 28th.

Happy Birthday, East Salem!

East Salem Elementary School offers learning that will last a lifetime.

Kindergarten and New Student Registration:

Parents/guardians can register at the school for the 2021-2022 School Year.