McKinley Elementary Newsletter

April 2021


April 14 - PTC Virtual Meeting @ 6:30 PM - Link will be emailed before meetng

May 12 - PTC Virtual Meeting @ 6:30 PM

June 17 - NEW Last day of School- formerly June 15th


“Welcome back and welcome spring!” It’s wonderful seeing students back at McKinley. As your student’s school counselor, I’m here to help students adjust to hybrid learning. That adjustment might be getting up earlier in the morning, preparing clothes and materials for the day, eating a well-balanced diet, sleep, and seeking out healthy social connections. I am a resource to help with student needs. Salem has many family resources available for you to access. Feel free to call or e-mail concerns to me at McKinley and I’m glad to help. ~Mrs. Tanikawa

Native Club meets every Tuesday at 3 pm on Google Meets. Students can access the club on their Seesaw or Canvas classroom pages, following the Indian Education Logo.

Native Club Topics

April 6th, Getting to Know Native Americans in Oregon

April 13th, Oregon’s First Geologists

April 20th, Hands-On Weaving Project

April 27th, Mrs. Etchevers Sharing “Klamath Tribe Weaving”


    Please take a few minutes to complete the EMERGENCY CLOSURE FORM below (if you have not already done so) and return ASAP. Your instructions will be used in case of a major emergency. Please fill out one for each of your children.


    • Fill in electronically and email back to McKinley office
    • Print, fill out and return with your student
    • Stop by the office and fill out a hard copy

    Thank you for completing and returning this form as soon as possible.


Enrolling your child in school early allows our school to prepare for the best possible education. Although the district will not know how school may look next fall, enrolling early, your kindergarten students are sure to thrive with the support of trained educators with in-person and online learning options.

Children who will be 5-years-old on or before September 10, 2021 are eligible to register for free, full-day kindergarten with SKPS. Learn more about how to complete online registration on our district website.

To complete registration, you will need an updated record of your child’s immunizations, proof of residence and your proof of age with you to register.

We welcome all students, regardless of nationality or place of birth. To learn more about kindergarten registration, how to prepare your child for school and Salem-Keizer Public Schools, please visit our district website for more information and to register.


All students need to pre register for the 2021-2022 school year.

Use your Parentvue account and log in through the school district website to update informaiton and register your students for next school year.

If you do not have a Parentvue account or need any other assistance, please call the school office @ 503-399-3167


Open Enrollment starts April 1, 2021

Your child must be 3 or 4 years old on or before September 10, 2021.

Preschool Office

6425 Fruitland Rd NE • Salem, OR 97317


For more information on tuition, fees, times:


As more students and staff return to in-person learning, face coverings are required when in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools building, with situational exceptions. They should be worn both indoors and outdoors, including during outdoor recess.

If a student needs a face covering, the school has them available for students.

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FUN THINGS -click on flyers below for more information


Meals available at all elementary, middle, and high schools

While your student is in school for hybrid learning, they will receive all their meals at school, at no cost. Hybrid learning students will be fed breakfast and lunch on site and will be offered a supper as they leave. Each student is allowed one breakfast, one lunch, and one supper per day so that means parents cannot pick up meals from the Grab-N-Go sites when their student is on site for hybrid learning. On the days your student is not on site for hybrid learning, meals are available at any of the Grab-N-Go sites throughout the community.

Grab-N-Go meal sites will be open at all elementary schools from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with all middle and high schools distribution from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Meals are free for any child or teen ages 1-18, and adults with special needs ages 18-21 who are enrolled in a Salem-Keizer Public Schools program.

Breakfast, lunch and supper

We are now including suppers in the Grab-N-Go meal bag. Each bag contains breakfast, lunch and supper. If you are picking up multiple bags, we recommend bringing your own bag to help carry the amount of food being distributed.

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DISTRICT CALENDAR - click the calendar to go to the website for details


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School hours: 8:00AM - 1:00PM Doors open at 7:45AM Office 8:00AM-4:00PM

Address: 466 McGilchrist St SE Salem OR 97302 Phone: 503-399-3167