May 4th- Spring Celebration (5:30 and 6:30)
May 8th- Indian Ed
May 11th- 4:30 and 6:30 pre-enrollment at the school
May 15th- 4:30 and 6:30 pre-enrollment at the school
May 16th- Movies
May 17th-Bouncy Houses
May 17th - Last day of Beyond the Bell
May 18th - Last day of school
A message from Mrs. Lester...
May 4th Spring Celebration
We will celebrate completing kindergarten at S. Arch on May 4th.
5:30 Reed, Dickerson, Taylor, Mitchell, Collier
6:30 Leibfried, Hampton, Nelson, Sterling, Monroe
We are excited that Indian Ed will be coming on May 8th to do Indian Education Day for the students.
We will be taking the students to the movies on May 16th. The cost is $7.50. Money can be sent at this time. Please send exact change as teachers are unable to make change. This will also include popcorn, candy, and a drink. Attending the movies is a privilege and is contingent on behavior. Students whose behavior is a safety concern for themselves or others will remain at the school and watch a movie there.
Contacting the School
It is the goal of William Gay ECC that every student be successful and that every student and their family have an enjoyable experience while being a part of our school. We strive to have an open door policy of communication. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any concerns or questions. Things can generally be resolved at the teacher or principal level to everyone’s satisfaction. We look forward to a great year as we get to know the students and families better. You can call the school at 918-423-6229 or email Mrs. Lester directly at email@example.com
Reminders for Start of Day
We all run late sometimes! But, please remember if you arrive at school after the car lines that we need you to walk your child all the way to the front door and make sure he/she gets inside the building. Our second set of doors is always locked, so your child is locked out of the building until a staff member is available to open the front door.
Click below to view drop-off and pick-up procedures.
Car Line Instructions
Please follow the pick-up procedures at the end of the day and pick up your child through the car line. The front is reserved for bus students and day care bus pick-ups (Madison is also a no parking street).This creates a safety issue as parking in the front blocks the bus lane. THE FRONT DOOR WILL BE LOCKED AT 2:45 because the school is busy during that time coordinating bus riders, dividing students between car kids and beyond the bell kids, answering phone calls, and finishing up the end of day activities. If you need to check your child out early then it will need to be before 2:45. You will need your ID, and your child will be counted tardy.
E Street- Mitchell, Reed, Dickerson, Taylor
F Street- Hampton, Nelson, Leibfried, Collier, Monroe, Sterling
7:00-7:15 F street side door- parents walk students to side door
7:15-7:30 F street side door- early car line
7:30-7:45 E and F street car lines
7:45 SCHOOL BEGINS- Please walk students to the front door. The second set of doors are always locked so allowing them to walk inside the building by themselves creates a safety hazard.
8:00 TARDY- You will need to sign your child in on the kiosk.
3:05 Pick-up car line begins
Car Line Safety
Please remember safety!! Remember to follow the procedures for the car line routes. It is not safe (plus it makes for other unhappy parents) to attempt to cut into the lines or go around parked cars to exit the line. Stay off of cell phones! Make sure younger siblings are buckled into appropriate car seats. Make sure your kindergartener buckles up after getting into the car. Please pull forward to do this. Don't block driveways. Please be courteous to other drivers. We are all in this together to get the kiddos to and from school safely!
Attendance & Illness
While we strive for high attendance rates, we also value the health of our students and staff. If your child has a fever or other symptoms of concern please call the school and let us know you will be keeping your child home. Please remember that students cannot return to school the day following a fever. They must be 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medication before returning to school. The same goes for vomiting and diarrhea.
We are going to do our best to attend to not only your children's academic needs but also to their social and emotional needs. If your child is struggling with something please don't hesitate to reach out to your teacher or principal to make them aware of any special needs we can help them with.
The McAlester Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or veteran status. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and discrimination complaints: Title IX Coordinator TitleIXCoordinator@mcalester.k12.ok.us and 504/ADA Compliance Coordinator
The McAlester Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or veteran status. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies and discrimination complaints:
Title IX Coordinator TitleIXCoordinator@mcalester.k12.ok.us and 504/ADA Compliance Coordinator
200 E. Adams, McAlester, OK, 74501, (918)423-4771.