McKay High Weekly Newsletter

November 7 -- 11

Message from the Admin Team

Friendly Greetings McKay High School community, this weeks message is an important one. As we have began to settle into the school year we would like to make you aware of an issue facing the school, and make a simple request. Please bring your students to school on time. Since September 19th, our students have had nearly 15,000 tardies, and 1,742 students have at least 1 unexcused absence. This equates to 156,780 hours of lost instructional time. This equates to less students passing classes, higher dropout rates, and a lower graduation percentage for McKay. We desperately need your support in helping EVERY student attend EVERY day, EVERY class, ON TIME. A positive is that our Freshman’s average attendance is 84%, which is leading the way for all grades. Remember that one day of lost instruction equates to 3 days of school.

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What’s in this Newsletter?

  • Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

  • Safety Updates

  • Counseling Corner

  • Upcoming Events

  • #WeAreRoyalScotsFamily

Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

Boys Soccer Update

This past week was another memorable week for our McKay Boys Soccer team. They were able to win their first round playoff game vs Mountainview High on Tuesday afternoon, by a score of 3-0. Their next game was on Saturday November 5, score and other information will be shared in next week's newsletter.

Alongside that great win, our boys soccer team were also presented the following All Conference awards.

Honorable Mention: Ian Gomez, Sixto Chavez

Second Team: Cesar Velasquez, Musa Jallow, Mikey Garcia

First Team: Luis Camacho, David Garcia, Sergio Ruiz, Abdoulie Jallow and goalkeeper Diego Garibay (We filled in 5 spots out of 11)

Coach of the year: Juan Llamas

Most Valuable Player Of The Year: Diego Garibay

McHalloween 2022

This past week several of our school's student organizations put together this year's McHalloween event. This event serves our community, offering children and their families a safe, and dry place for Trick or Treating. Below you will see some pictures of the event. A special thank you goes out to all of the students and staff that took part in serving the community.

OSAA All-Academic Teams

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Marching Band upcoming performance at the University of Oregon

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Safety Updates

Santiam Testing Program

The K-12 COVID-19 Weekly Screening Program is a free and optional program for students to screen for COVID-19 with a saliva sample. You can opt-in and opt-out at any time, consent forms are available in multiple languages. Participation is not required each week but it is strongly encouraged. By screening for COVID-19 weekly we are able to reduce outbreaks by catching positive cases early, especially for asymptomatic individuals. By doing this, we can keep schools open, children in school, and parents in work.

Opt-in by clicking here.

Counseling Corner

Project Grad Invitation

The McKay Project Grad is a non-profit organization made up of past, present, and future parents of McKay students. The purpose of the group is to fundraise and plan for the Senior Class Graduation Party. If you are interested in volunteering or being involved to provide our Seniors with a memorable graduation event, please contact
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Upcoming Events

Please check the events calendar linked here.

No School Friday -- Thank you to all veterans from our McKay Community

Aspiring Educator Event
Chemeketa and WESD are hosting an Aspiring Educator event on November 15th from 4-6 pm. This event will support our classified staff, high school students, and career changers interested in becoming licensed teachers.

Chemeketa Resources for Future Educators

Shape Oregon's Future

Please click here for more information!

Important Upcoming Dates:

November 11 – Veterans Day/No School

November 23 – No School

November 24 -25 – Holiday/No School

December 9 – No School

December 19 – January 2 – Winter Break/No School


Alumni Invitation and Contact info

The purpose of the project is to enable current and recently graduated students to connect with successful alumni, as well as foster a community in which alumni can stay engaged with each other. There are a lot of interesting stories coming from our alumni, which can be seen on our display in the new commons. To find out more or to get involved please see MCKAYALUMNI.ORG.

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