Marty's Memo

Week of April 27th - Online Learning Week 5

Join us for "live" announcements each morning at 8AM on Facebook Live

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As the month of May is just around the corner, I want to thank you in advance for the attention you give the emails and correspondence coming from McKinney ISD and McClure Elementary. We are missing the ability to communicate face to face and with our students, so now more than ever, thank you for reading our emails, Facebook posts and listening to phone messages as they come your way. In doing so, we will know our Marshal families have all the information they need to finish this year as strong as we can...TOGETHER!


Grades: Did you see the video announcements from McKinney ISD Superintendent Dr. McDaniel? You can check it out here: Message about grading


(Please note, learning is not and should not ever be about the grade. Our students are learning to prepare themselves for the future...including next year and beyond. Thank you for remaining dedicate to the online learning that is occurring in your homes.)


Field Day: Field Day is coming to a home near you! Join McClure Elementary and students/families around MISD on May 8th as we join in celebrating Field Day. You can begin collecting the items you will need by visiting here: Field Day is Coming!


Kindergarten 20-21: Do you have a child who will be attending McClure next year as a Kindergartener? Do you know someone who will? Please keep reading so you know "all the things" regarding Kindergarten Registration. Kindergarten Registration


We look forward to meeting your Kindergarten student soon!


Coming Soon: Information will be shared tomorrow, Tuesday, April 28th regarding the steps McClure Elementary and MISD will be taking to ensure student medications are pick up by parents. The week of May 4th is Teacher Appreciation Week! Be on the look out for how we will be celebrating the amazing teachers of McClure Elementary!

Field Day is May 8th! Check out the awesome video!

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Calling ALL Marhsal Readers...

It's time for a new reading challenge! Try these ideas for family reading this spring. Learn more at: tinyurl.com/marshalsread
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From MISD Health Services

Dear Parents,


We wanted to remind you of the websites available for COVID 19 information:

Information from the CDC on Coronavirus in the United States can be found at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.


Coronavirus in Texas may be found at: https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/.


The World Health Organization may be found at: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/


The City of McKinney https://www.mckinneytexas.org/2256/Coronavirus-COVID-19


The following information is not an all-inclusive list of telemedicine sites and resources, but rather resources that have reached out to the MISD nurses with information to assist families.


Drive through testing sites https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/testing.aspx


McKinney Texas COVID19 hotline 972-547-9000


Medicaid/CHIP application https://www.texaschildrenshealthplan.org/what-we-offer/chip


Childrens Health virtual visits https://www.childrens.com/covid-19/for-patient-families/online-screening


Family Health Center at Virginia Parkway telemedicine 214-618-5600


Urgent care for Kids https://urgentcarekids.com/pediatric-telemedicine-for-kids/


211 may also be called for help with food, rent, utilities and community services


Here are also some asthma specific resources:

https://community.aafa.org/blog/coronavirus-2019-ncov-flu-what-people-with-asthma-need-to-know

https://acaai.org/news/message-asthma-sufferers-about-shortage-albuterol-metered-dose-inhalers

Digital Teaching and Learning

Learn more


For digital learning, students will access the Seesaw and Canvas platforms through the McKinney ISD SSO link https://sso.mckinneyisd.net/


A parent support site, MISD Parent e-Learning Resources, has been created to assist families during digital learning with helpful information related to Seesaw, Canvas and other resources.


Click here to view information from the Special Populations department about the school closure.


Troubleshooting:


For Issues with Single-Sign-On (SSO) and Learning Management Systems Seesaw & Canvas:


To reset SSO passwords, email the campus Media Resource Specialist Amanda Hamilton at ahamilton@mckinneyisd.net with your request.

Click here for directions to login to Seesaw using the app.


Visit the McClure Home Learning Links page for resource passwords and additional campus-specific support documents.



For Issues with Parent HAC Accounts


Any parents who do not know their username and/or password need to contact hacsupport@mckinneyisd.net and include student name and campus in the email.



For Student Support with Laptops and Access

If a student needs help during this time or needs a laptop for distance learning, we ask that they emailStudentHelp@mckinneyisd.net. This is for 1:1 High School students and any K-8 students that received a loaner via one of the deployments or need one. Students should email their name, student id, campus, telephone number and a detailed description of the problem/request.



  • Technology Staff will strive to support the students over the phone or by remote control.
  • If a student needs to be physically present to take care of their issue, whether that is for repair, replacement or issuing a loaner, AN APPOINTMENT MUST BE MADE WITH TECHNOLOGY. Please emailstudenthelp@mckinneyisd.net. Appointments will only be made between the hours of 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday through Friday. The student will be assigned a time to come to RON POE STADIUM TICKET BOOTH to meet with a technician.
  • Please attend your appointment alone if at all possible. Friends and parents will be asked to wait in the car or away from the ticket booth while the student is at his appointment.

Additional Resources for Students/Parents

Below you will find links to online resources available to students in McKinney ISD.


Digital Resources - MISD


In addition, there are many great resources being shared and compiled. We have added additional links here:


150+ Enrichment Activities for Children


Thank you Mrs. Hamilton for sharing these resources. Families can access this site all year long!


McClure Learning Commons Sites

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Sign Up for Text Message Updates from McClure Elementary

If you previously registered using McClurePar you are signed up. If you were not successful with McClurePar, you can now register with McClureP2. Instructions are included below.
McClure is in this Together
Marty's Mischief 2020

Daily Schedule

Doors are open daily at 7:15AM (North Entrance Carpool Drop Off)

Breakfast is served at 7:30AM - 7:50AM

Tardy bell rings at 8:00AM and morning announcements begin

Dismissal bell rings at 3:00PM

2019-2020 Recess/Lunch Schedule

Click Here to See the McClure Recess/Lunch Schedule

Specials Rotations

Click Here for the McClure Specials Rotation Schedule

Shop & Support McClure Elementary

This year McClure Elementary is excited to be partnering with a fun, free, and truly easy fundraiser called Shoparoo! Schools nationwide are already earning hundreds and even thousands every year through Shoparoo and it’s a great opportunity for us to really make a difference this year!


Shoparoo is school fundraising made easy: the free app turns pictures of your everyday shopping receipts into cash donations and sweepstakes entries for our school! Yep, it’s that simple. No more cutting labels, selling door to door, or time-consuming coordinating. All you have to do is shop as you normally do, snap pictures of your receipts with the app, and voila Just shop, snap, earn!

Get started today:
1. Download the free Shoparoo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store
2. Select McClure Elementary from the list and start taking pictures of your receipts - shop anywhere, buy anything!
3. You can even select a grade to support and have fun with grade competitions!

There’s no limit to how much money we can raise with Shoparoo - the more supporters, the more we will raise for our school. Schools with just 40 supporters are earning an average of $1,000 every year. That’s free, easy money that we could be fundraising too. Check out shoparoo.com to learn more about this awesome app!

Thank you for your support!

How Are We Doing? Let Us Know.

Click here to share your feedback with McClure

Updates...


In an abundance of caution and concern for the health and well-being of our students and staff, the district is canceling all field trips for the remainder of the year. Even if we are able to return to school before the end of the semester, kids will have already missed too much face-to-face instruction for us to be able to justify field trips. McClure Elementary will begin working to issue (checks) refunds to parents that have paid for field trips that have yet to occur. Thank you for your patience during this process.



  • The 10 Year Celebration - Cancelled
  • Special Olympics - Cancelled
  • Human Growth & Development (4th and 5th Grade) will not be shown as scheduled to students - More information to come from Nurse Jessica.
  • 3rd-5th grade GT students will follow their normal Alpha schedule so that they continue to receive instruction from the GT teachers
  • April 13th - PACK week(s) begins from a distance. Stay tuned for more information...
  • April 22nd - Earth Day