MCKINLEY STEAM ACADEMY
September 18, 2020
NOTE FROM MR. MARTINEZ
Hello Hello McKinley Families,
I hope this communication finds you and your loved ones safe and well.
I am pleased to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year! I would like to extend a special welcome to all of the new families joining McKinley STEAM Academy this year and welcome back all of our returning families as well! Our commitment to McKinley students is to provide an environment that is dedicated to learning collaboratively, cultivating curiosity, celebrating diversity, and building relationships through high-quality integrated curriculum opportunities. Under the current circumstances, we recognize we will be facing significant challenges in meeting these commitments. However, we are dedicated to meeting the needs of every student because every student deserves every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to working in collaboration with all of you as partners to engage our children to be socially, emotionally, and academically prepared for their futures.
If you want a hard copy of the handbook, please contact the main office at 558-2348.
Grab n’ Go Locations for Online Learners
Online learning students are able to pick up Grab N’ Go meals (breakfast and lunch together) on weekdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. No student IDs are necessary, and parents, guardians, and students may pick up the meals. Families may pick up meals for all of their virtual learning students at one meal service location.
Cedar River Academy at Taylor Elementary School
720 7th Ave. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Grant Wood Elementary School
645 26th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Johnson STEAM Academy
355 18th St. SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Wright Elementary School
1524 Hollywood Blvd NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Harding Middle School
4801 Golf St NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Roosevelt Middle School
300 13th St. NW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52405
Wilson Middle School
2301 J St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
Every 6th grader, and those 7th and 8th graders who choose to participate in Band, Orchestra, and/or Choir, will be enrolled in a class called "General Music" as this year begins. "General Music" will feature learning experiences that are common to all musicians, like reading rhythms and analyzing listening examples. ALL parents/students will be asked to complete a survey that confirms their choice for music this year. Students will ultimately be enrolled in the traditional courses of Band, Choir, and Orchestra.
INTERNET HUBS AND CHROMEBOOK SUPPORT
Here is information on how students and families will receive technical support for their Chromebooks, iPads, and hot spots.
Expanded Phone Support Hours: Families can call 558-2900 for support. The help desk phone line will be open for calls from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday-Thursday starting on 9/14. On Fridays, phone support will run from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Parent/Student/Family Support Website: This site has "how to" guidance, troubleshooting, and other supportive guidance.
Internet Hubs Available:
Student internet hub locations are available through community partnerships for those who need internet service and attend Jefferson, Kennedy, Washington, Franklin, McKinley or Taft:
Internet hubs are open from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Each location will have staff available for supervision, support, and assistance with student work
943 14th Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Paul Engel Center
1600 4th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
1924 D Street SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
2100 1st Avenue NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
First Lutheran Church
1000 3rd Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403
Cedar Rapids Public Library
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
Salvation Army Community Center
1000 C Ave NW
Cedar Rapids IA 52405
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. We are in the process of sorting/counting the last of the receipts.
CONTINUE TO COLLECT HY-VEE RECEIPTS!
SCAN: If you wish to scan/take photos of your receipts, you can send them to email@example.com.
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