Principal's Message

August 15, 2017

 Hello McKinley family!

Welcome to the new school year!  We've had a great first few days at McKinley where we are Ready, Respectful, and Responsible as we learn and grow.  

Our Open House will take place next Tuesday from 3:30 - 5:30.  Reminder calls will be going out so be sure your contact information is up to date.  Let the office know anytime your phone number changes.  We look forward to seeing the McKinley family during Open House!  There will be no car rider pickup that day so that parents can park and join us in the cafeteria beginning at 3:15.  We will have a presentation followed by classroom visits.  Be sure to stop by our Book Fair in the library as well.  We hope to see you there!

A reminder that the doors open each day at 7:45 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and one hour later at 8:45 every Wednesday.  This week only, parents will be welcome to escort their children into the building and to their rooms as we learn our new routines.  Beginning next Monday, only students will be permitted to enter.  Parents will need to check into the office if they desire to come inside.  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  

I also want to make you aware that there will be road construction and sewer work near our school during the year.  I'm sure you agree that student safety always takes priority over adult convenience and we ask for your patience and understanding when the road work requires a change in arrival and dismissal procedures resulting in longer wait times.  

On behalf of the entire McKinley faculty and staff, I ask you join us in making this year the best it can be.  We're looking forward to great things!


Mr. David A. Alvarado

Principal, McKinley Elementary School

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