MCKINLEY STEAM ACADEMY
NOVEMBER 13, 2020
Dear CRCSD Families,
Due to a significant increase in the COVID-19 community rate of infection, impact on the healthcare systems, as well as CRCSD’s staff absenteeism rate related to illness (impacting all departments, including transportation and schools), CRCSD applied Tuesday, November 10th, for a district-wide waiver to conduct full remote learning for PK-12 students. The district was notified at 9:06 a.m. on November 12th that the waiver was granted.
For all grades and schools, remote learning began Thursday, November 12th. In-person instruction will resume on Monday, November 30th.
Please note that all in-person activities/athletics are suspended during this time period. Respective school athletic directors have been communicating directly with activity/athletic groups regarding practice and event schedules.
If you have any questions, please call the McKinley office at 558-2348.
EASY WAYS TO SUPPORT MCKINLEY
McKinley PTA has set up an Amazon Smile account. If you haven't heard of it, when people choose McKinley as their charitable organization, every time they shop at Amazon, McKinley receives a % of their sale.
This link will take you directly to McKinley's Amazon Smile Account
Box Tops has gone digital! Simply download the Box Tops App, set up your account designating McKinley as your school and scan your receipts! Unsure if your purchase included any Box Top items? Scan your receipt anyway and in just a few seconds you'll know. It's fast and easy! McKinley will still collect clipped Box Tops during the transition to 100% digital. Simply clip and drop off in the main office. Each Box Top is worth $0.10 for our school. Talk about easy money!! Thank you for supporting our school!
Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students
Scroll down to the bottom of newsletter for more information.
When you make an in-store or online purchase at Office Depot, provide McKinley's School ID #70027714 at checkout and McKinley will receive 5% back in credits for FREE student school supplies!
Cedar Rapids Community Schools Foundation
Your money would go towards purchases to support the following vital programs at McKinley STEAM Academy
Help Us Meet Our Goal of $20,000!
Funding for STEAM-integrated projects in all classrooms
Consumable supplies for our STEAMLab
Multicultural books for Language Arts classroom libraries
After-school student enrichment programs (material and stipend support)
BearPaw Store — Recognizing and celebrating students for exhibiting the BEARWay
Grizzly Cove — Funding to support McKinley’s food pantry and clothes closet
Classic Edition Show Choir — Costumes, music, transportation, and student scholarships
YEARBOOK PHOTO REQUEST
HY-VEE RECEIPTS RAISE OVER $1200 FOR MCKINLEY
Your Hy-Vee receipts turned into $1,200 for McKinley! With the money earned this year we were able to purchase earbuds, mouse, mouse pads, stickers, and stylus pens for the bear paw store.
For families new to McKinley, students can earn bear paws for following the BEAR Way (BE engaged, empathetic, accountable, and respectful). Students can them redeem their paws for items in the store.
Please scroll down for more information about how to participate in the Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students Program.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
CURBSIDE PICK UP FORM https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdQA7da6HKM2wofDeahdVdBtkWa9eNAQcqGzS-xcgxflIxmPg/viewform
Go to: www.treering.com McKinley Passcode: 1013613902043906 All yearbooks will be mailed home.
Visit this site for a list of Internet hubs and help with device/Internet issues
If you want a hard copy of the handbook, please contact the main office at 558-2348.
REGISTRATION AND ANNUAL VERIFICATION (MUST BE DONE YEARLY)
It is critical we have the most current information for every student. Please take time to update this information in Infinite Campus. The District will continue to hold drive-up Registration and Annual Verification assistance on Wednesdays from 1pm to 4pm at ELSC (located at 2500 Edgewood Rd NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405) through the month of September. Interpreters will be available. Once buildings reopen to the public, families will be able to get assist with registration and annual verification at any open CRCSD building
CLICK HERE to log into Infinite Campus
HY-VEE CASH 4 STUDENTS PROGRAM UPDATE
Thank you to all who participated in last year's Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students Program. Thanks to you we raised over $1200 for McKinley.
CONTINUE TO COLLECT HY-VEE RECEIPTS! Because of COVID, we are encouraging you to sign up for electronic receipts. Instructions on how to sign up are below. If your student is returning in person, receipts can be given to their advisory teacher. Receipts can also be mailed or dropped off at McKinley. Call the main office at 558-2348 when you arrive, and someone will come down to meet you.
SCAN: If you wish to scan/take photos of your receipts, you can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Money raised from the Hy-Vee Cash 4 Students Program goes towards purchasing items for the bear paw store.
Thank you for your support.
To sign up for electronic receipts, go to https://www.hy-vee.com/perks/. Once you log in, it will bring you to your customer profile. Towards the bottom of the first column, it will ask you if you want to receive a digital receipt. Click yes. E-mail your electronic Hy-Vee receipts to Mckhyvee@gmail.com