McKinley Elementary Newsletter

March 2021

IMPORTANT DATES

March 2 - Hybrid Learning begins: grades K and 1

March 9 - Hybrid Learning begins: grades 2 and 3

March 10 - PTC Virtual Meeting @ 6:30 PM - Link will be emailed before meetng

March 15 - K-12 Conferences

March 16 - Hybrid Learning begins: grades 4 and 5

March 22-26 - Spring Break

March 29 - ALL Students Hybrid Learning Continues

NEW SCHOOL HOURS: 8:00AM - 1:00PM doors open at 7:45AM OFFICE 8:00AM-4:00PM

HYBRID LEARNING- IN PERSON DAYS

What to bring- ALL Labeled with student name-these items will go home everyday- nothing left in classroom

  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Coat/Sweatshirt- 30 minute lunch recess
  • Optional: Cold Lunch (school lunch and breakfast will be served and free to all students this year. And, supper will be sent home if requested)

What NOT to bring

  • Computer/Chromebook(unless your child's teacher requests this)
  • Toys or sports equipment i.e. Basketballs etc.
  • School supplies- these will be provided. This year there will be no shared supplies.
ELEMENTARY HYBRID LEARNING START DATES

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has important information for elementary families in preparation for welcoming students back for in-person learning!

RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS DURING HYBRID LEARNING

Riding the school bus during hybrid learning

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

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REGISTRATION OPENS MARCH 8th

Students must be five years old on or before September 10


Register online through your Parentvue account on the District Website


What you need to submit to complete the registration:

Proof of age (birth certificate)

Proof of residence (utility bill, lease agreement)

Immunization records

IN-DISTRICT TRANSFER (IDT) APPLICATION WINDOW

MARCH 1-31, 2021

Please talk to school office staff if you have any questions.

5TH GRADE PARENTS: An important message for you regarding IDT's

APPLY FOR SECONDARY TRANSFER MARCH 1 - 31, 2021

Current fifth grade students (entering sixth grade in September) who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2021-2022 school year) must apply for in-district transfer (IDT) between March 1 and March 31, 2021.


IDT applications received after March 31, 2021 will not be considered.

IDT request forms can be picked up at any middle school office, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned middle school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.


Click HERE for Detailed information is available on Salem Keizer Website

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SNACKS IN THE CLASSROOM

Due to COVID there will be no sharing snacks- which included birthday treats. Students can bring their own snack to eat, but no sharing with the class. There will be (free to everyone) a breakfast and lunch option served at school and an oppotunity to take home a supper every day.

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DISTRICT CALENDAR - click for link to calendar on school district website

FREE GRAB-N-GO MEALS

Grab-N-Go meal sites across Salem and Keizer communities will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for school-based locations and 11 a.m to 1 p.m. for bus stop locations.

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 & DINNER

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.

SCHOOL & BUS STOP

Grab-N-Go Meals are available at schools from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at bus stops from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on school days at the locations listed below.


Click HERE to see the list of sites.

SCHOOLMESSENGER - NOTIFICATIONS

At the start of each school year, information from student registration forms is input into the student information database.

SchoolMessenger, the system the district uses to send out phone notification to parents, receives updated information from this database once each day.

It is very important that parents keep their contact information current.

Be sure to let your school office know if you have a new address, email or phone number.

The parent or guardian marked as the primary contact in the student information system will receive automated communication.

Messages will also be sent to the student’s home phone number contained in the database, if different from the primary contact phone number.

OREGON HEALTH PLAN FREE FOR YOUTH

Through the Oregon Health Plan, youth 19 years of age and younger have access to free health coverage, regardless of immigration status if they meet the income requirements.

More information, including income requirements and how to apply for coverage, is available online.

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