McKay High School Weekly Update

Week of October 3 -- 7

Message from the Admin Team

Welcome to another successful week at McKay High School, as you will see throughout this newsletter some very positive things are taking place day in and day out. Students are moving to class and the halls are being emptied. Please make yourself aware of some changes in our schedule as we work our way through the month of October, in our Newsletter this week you will find some information on those dates.

What's in the Newsletter

  • Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

  • Safety Updates

  • Counseling Corner

  • Upcoming Events

  • #WeAreRoyalScotsFamily

Shout Outs (Academic, Athletics, Activities)

Volleyball at McKay High School

Royal Scots Cross Country

McKay Cross Country brought home 5 medals at the Nike Portland Invite. Four more athletes earned personal bests at the race, Keegan O’Connell and Juan Romero in the 3,000m and Marina Gonzalez and Anabel Rivera in the 5,000m. (Below you will see our 5 medal winners at this past weeks Nike X-Country Event)

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McKay High School Football News

After the team's trip to the state of Nevada our McKay Royals Scots football team ended last week with a victory versus Crescent Valley (51-22). This upcoming week we are hosting our Homecoming Game on Saturday October 8 @ 3pm versus Central High School. Below you will see a few pictures from the team's weekend in Nevada.

Marching Band News

The McKay High School Marching Band participated at the 2nd annual Salem Keizer marching showcase on Monday, Sept. 26. Be sure to watch their show at the Homecoming Football game during half-time.

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FFA @ McKay HS

The Salem-Keizer FFA Chapter attended the Capital District FFA leadership camp and represented themselves and the McKay community very well. Members had a blast networking and learning more about how they can make a positive impact on those around them.
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Club Fair

This past week our clubs hosted our annual Club Fair during A & B lunches. All of our McKay clubs showcased themselves and attracted new members to get involved.
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Safety Update

Student's in the Halls

We at McKay take pride in adjusting our systems and practices to meet the needs of our student community. Over the course of the next few weeks we are going to shift our practices in our hallways. If your student is in the hallway 20 minutes after the bell without an appropriate pass (attendance slip, classroom hall pass, tardy slip), they will be brought to our Scots Center to have a conversation with a behavior specialist. This might result in a phone call home or another consequence. We are asking that you support this initiative by encouraging your student to get to class on time, and if they have to be late, that it not be taken to the extreme. This is a plan to address a small percentage of our students and is likely to not impact the day-to-day of your Royal Scot. We do appreciate your support. If you have not already downloaded ParentVUE to check your student’s attendance, we strongly encourage it.
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Counseling Corner

Senior Credit Audit

Seniors are completing many credits in their credit recovery classes. Thus far 76 courses have been completed by students. Amazing!!! If you look over your transcript or course history in studentvue, you will be able to find out whether or not you are on track. If you have questions, please reach out to your counselor. They have recently done what they call a “credit audit” and are well aware of your progress towards graduation.

Testing Day (October 12) @ McKay High School

Portland State University visit

Last week a representative from PSU was in our school helping students with their application to the university. During the visit more than 30 Royal Scots were admitted to attend PSU next fall. Great Job Seniors.
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Upcoming Events

Please check the events calendar linked here.

October Schedule Changes

  • October 26th - No School - Evening Conferences
  • October 27th - No School - Conferences
  • October 28th - No School


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