September 10, 2017
Hello McKinley family!
Be sure to plan for Wednesday, Sept. 13, when there will be no school for students as teachers spend the day in professional development, learning how to better meet the needs of your children. Classes will resume on Thursday.
Our McKinley students have now completed their Beginning of the Year (BOY) NWEA MAP tests. This week you will receive a print out of the results as well as an indication of how your child's score compares with his/her peers across the nation. Our teachers will be using this information to plan lessons, select students for interventions, and set goals for year to ensure all students are learning and growing. This week students will also complete the online iReady math assessments as well. Be sure to encourage your child to do his/her best!
Parents are also asked to help with attendance. September will be our first month where students can earn permission to dress out of uniform by having perfect attendance, meaning no tardies, no absences, and no early dismissals before the end of the school day. Our students learn the most when they are in school all day, each day. 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