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Week of February 1st-5th

Week of February 1st-5th

Monday, February 1st


  • No School- Asynchronous Learning Day/Teacher Planning Day


Tuesday, February 2nd

  • Wear College Gear


Wednesday, February 3rd

  • Walk to School Wednesday - Walk or bike to school, or find some time to walk or bike outside today!
  • Progress Reports- go home with in person students/emailed to virtual students
  • In-N-Out food order due


Thursday, February 4th

  • World Cancer Day- Wear Orange


Friday, February 5th

  • Heart Health- Wear red for heart health
  • PTO Fundraiser Kick Off! - In-N-Out Burger Meals (pre-order only) 6:00-7:30pm Drive through at McClure

Monday, Feb. 1—MISD Asynchronous (At-Home) Learning Day


Dear McKinney ISD Parents,


We want to remind you that Monday, February 1, has been designated as an asynchronous (at-home) learning day on the MISD academic calendar. There will be no on-campus instruction on Monday. Rather all MISD students will complete assignments at home.


In December, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) announced a new waiver option for school districts that allows for the scheduling of periodic asynchronous (at-home) instructional days during the spring of 2021.


Asynchronous learning is a general term used to describe education or lessons that do not occur in the same place or at the same time. For example, students would learn from home and receive classroom assignments from learning platforms such as SeeSaw and Canvas and complete the assignment independently.


Under this new option, districts are provided with an opportunity to change a regular school day to be asynchronous instruction (students learn remotely and independently) in order to provide additional planned professional development, teacher preparation days and to focus on teacher planning and student engagement.


The waiver option comes at a critical time during the COVID-19 pandemic when most school districts and teachers can benefit significantly from additional planning and collaboration due to the demands of teaching in-person and virtual students simultaneously.


The following dates have been designated as asynchronous instruction days in McKinney ISD, and all students will learn remotely and independently on these days. Assignments will be posted on SeeSaw and Canvas.


February 1, 2021
February 16, 2021
March 15, 2021
April 12, 2021


Click here to view the MISD calendar page.


Club 360 Holiday Care will be available to elementary parents in need of childcare. However, due to staffing limitations, students may not complete asynchronous assignments while in Holiday Care.


Sincerely,

McKinney ISD Communications Department

Crazy For Kindness PTO Fundraiser Kick Off

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McClure's Valentine Party

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Virtual Students Craft Pick Up


We will have our drive through craft pick for virtual students on:


February 8th- 8:30am -10:00 am AND 12:30pm -2:00pm


February 9th - 9:00am - 11:00am AND 1:00pm -2:30pm

McKinney ISD Offering Curbside Grab-and-Go Meals

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We are pleased to announce free curbside grab-and-go meals will be available at Finch Elementary on the dates below. Please include this information in your principal newsletter going out this week, as this coming Monday, February 1st, will be one of these days.



February 1

February 15 & 16

March 8 -12

March 15

April 2

April 12

April 26



Finch Elementary

1205 S. Tennessee St., McKinney, TX 75069

Breakfast 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM (Breakfast pickup will also include that day’s lunch. Parents can instead come just for lunch at lunchtime if desired.)


Lunch 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Pick up in driveway off Graham St.



These meals are free, but parents will need to present either a valid student ID number, student name, or other proof they are picking up for a student 18 years old or younger.


If you have any questions regarding the curbside grab-and-go meal service, please reach out to me!



Jason Vickery

Food Service Director

McKinney ISD

510 Heard Street, McKinney, TX 75069

Desk: 469-302-6365

jvickery@mckinneyisd.net

National School Counselor Week - February 1st-5th

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Important Reminders From Our Nurse

As we continue our school year in 2021 please keep in mind our COVID-19 guidelines. I appreciate everything you do to keep our students healthy!

Please screen your student daily, prior to arriving on campus, for any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 including:

Feeling Feverish or Fever (100.0 or greater)

Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Cough

Fatigue (Excessively tired)

Significant muscle or body aches

Headache

Loss of taste or smell

Sore throat

Chills

If your student has a COVID-19 test or has symptoms of COVID or has contact with someone who has tested positive please keep them at home and contact Nurse Megan.

Just a reminder that responses to emails send after school hours may not be returned until the next school day. The process to switch a student into virtual learning for an extended absence is a process that may take up to a day to complete.

Please report your student’s absence to Nurse Megan at 469-302-9445 or mmckenzie@mckinneyisd.net

McKinney ISD Approved 2020-2021 Calendar

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Friendly Attendance Reminders

Parents can email absence notes directly to mcclureoffice@mckinneyisd.net

Attendance is taken daily at 8:15am. Students can be counted tardy up until 9:15am.

Interested in Serving as an MISD Crossing Guard?

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McClure 2020-2021 Student Handbook

Please use the button below to access the student handbook and review. The final page of the handbook should be completed and returned to your child's teacher by Thursday, Sept. 3rd if you are returning to "in-person" instruction. For convenience, or if you chose for your child to learn virtually, there is a digital signature option.

Tech Support...

Parents and students, visit the new Help Desk site for answers to help you with the most frequently asked laptop questions: Zoom, Login/Password Issues, Hardware/Software questions, Printers, Proxy and FAQs.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications

To enable social distancing and an easier experience for the parents, we recommend that parents use the online application option, which is open at http://www.mckinneyisd.schoollunchapp.com/. The online application is also usually quicker to process.

PTO Membership Information

McClure PTO is a group of parents (moms and dads) working in partnership with school staff to help keep families informed and involved.


Studies have shown students do better in school when parents are engaged at school.


For more information about the McClure PTO please click the button below.

McClure Dad's Club

The McClure Dads Organization is a group of Dads that support many School and PTO functions, as well as several specific functions hosted by the Dads.

Our Mission Statement is to inspire children by being present, setting a positive example, and being supportive of education.


For more information about McClure Dads email us at McCluredads@gmail.com or look us up on Facebook @ McClure Dads

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 3:07PM

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