November 28, 2017
Hello McKinley family!
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We now have four weeks of school remaining in the second quarter until Christmas Break begins on Friday, December 22. During this time all McKinley students will be taking their Middle of the Year NWEA tests for Reading, Language, and Math to see how much they've been learning and growing the first semester. Encourage your child to do his/her best each time they come to school!
Be sure to keep up with our website and Twitter feed regarding other events and opportunities taking place at McKinley during the next month and beyond. We encourage all parents to be involved!
As the construction along 149th and Magoun continues, please plan appropriately for dropping off and picking up your children in a safe and responsible way each day. Please refrain from driving/reversing southbound on Magoun, blocking our buses by parking in the alley, and from driving around barricades that are erected to ensure student safety. While we are aware that the construction is causing an inconvenience, we insist that parent cooperate to order for all students to be safe during arrival and dismissal.
Parents, we also need your help with attendance. Our students learn the most when they are in school all day, each day. Each month students with PERFECT attendance (no absences, tardies, or early dismissals) will earn an extra day to dress out of uniform. Please make efforts to schedule appointments so that your child will not miss any lessons. Be aware that picking your child up early before the end of the day is recorded in the same manner as a tardy for arriving late to school. Also know that 2:40 PM is the "cut-off" time for early dismissals as our staff will be preparing for the end of the day. Parents requesting early dismissal after this time will have to wait until 2:55 when dismissal begins.
A reminder that the doors open for arrival each day at 7:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and one hour later at 8:45 every Wednesday. Only students are permitted to enter through Door D in the cafeteria. Parents will need to check into the office for permission to enter the building. Breakfast is served from 7:45 - 8:15, 8:45 - 9:15 on Wednesday. Be sure to get your child to school in time to enjoy a breakfast before the lessons begin. Students will be marked tardy at 8:20, 9:20 on Wednesdays. Bus riders from Roxanna and the former Carrie Gosch district should be ready to catch the bus at their corner at 7:40 each morning, 8:40 on Wednesdays.
Check out our updated handbook posted in the parents link of the SCEC and McKinley websites. Take special note that khaki has been approved in addition to navy blue as a part of the Uniformity of Colors policy for pants, skirts, etc. Be sure to bookmark our webpage to keep up with the important information and announcements it contains. You can even follow us on Twitter now! @ECMcKCardinals
We are Ready, Respectful, and Responsible.
Mr. David A. Alvarado
Principal, McKinley Elementary School