McKay H.S. Weekly Updates

Week of April 5th -9th

A message from our Principal

Hello McKay Community,

Thanks to our families who attended our virtual McKay Town Hall last week. We shared key information about our successful return to school along with guidance on safety and sanitation protocols. It is important to emphasize that we are strictly following these protocols to ensure a safe environment for both students and staff.

If you did not attend the Town Hall please follow the link below to access the recording of the event. We encourage all our families to watch this video along with their students to discuss these topics to be prepared to return to school for Q4.

Finally, I would like to extend an invitation to our families new to McKay to come and visit our facility this week. We are hosting tours of McKay High School on Thursday, April 8th from noon - 6:00 pm. Students and staff will be available to take students and families through McKay and answer questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday.

Go Scots!

Mr. Schoepper

Mark your calendars:

Have you ever considered becoming an engineer?

Monday, April 5th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Today is the day to learn more about the engineering field directly from current and soon-to-be engineers! The McKay Alumni Association will be hosting a real-time panel discussion today,

at 5:30 pm, featuring McKay alumni who are currently involved in the engineering field. During this call, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from these successful individuals regarding their current careers and their experience at Mckay High School.

Sign up for the event here:

McKay Tours Coming Soon!

Thursday, April 8th, 12-6pm

2440 Lancaster Drive Northeast

Salem, OR

Tours of McKay are available! Bring your family.

Please be ready to ask questions and login to StudentVue. We will tour McKay to see classrooms and get to know our facility before school starts the week of April 12th. See McKay's website for registration via a google form!

Remember to wear face coverings.

Staff and students will be ready to assist.

End of Quarter 3:

  • Tuesday, April 6th - Last Day of Quarter 3 (T/Thurs Cohort).

  • Wednesday, April 7th - Last Day of Quarter 3 (Wed/Friday Cohort)

  • Thursday, April 8th - No School (Grading Day)

  • Friday, April 9th - No School (Planning Day)

Smooth Start Week Quarter 4

  • Tuesday, April 13th - Hybrid Start Grades 9-10 (T/Th Cohort)

  • Wednesday, April 14th - Hybrid Start Grades 9-10 (W/F Cohort)

  • Thursday, April 15th - Hybrid Start Grades 11-12, Continue 9-10 (T/Th Cohort)

  • Friday, April 16th - Hybrid Start Grades 11-12, continue 9-10 (W/F Cohort).

Return to In-Person Hybrid Learning for Quarter 4

Class Schedules:

Q4 Student Schedules will be available to students via StudentVue and parents via ParentVue. Check out your classes for Q4 and be ready to attend your cohort days the week of April 12.

Cohort Change Requests:

Cohort Change Requests will end Tuesday, April 6. If you or your family has a need for you to have a cohort change, email your counselor.

20-21 Quarter 4 Bell Schedule

Please follow the link to our revised Bell Schedule for Quarter 4. Click here for the Q4 Bell schedule.

Preparing for Hybrid Learning at McKay

What will school look like? Watch these video: English| Español

McKay FAQs: Click this link to access frequently asked questions regarding our return to in person teaching and learning in a hybrid model for Quarter 4.

Didn’t see your question answered? Click here to add your questions.

Secondary Education Information session with Q&A recording. Click here.

McKay Community Town Hall

McKay presented information to our families about returning to school for Q4. Please remind students who missed it they can access the recording through our website by clicking on the links below.

Video Presentation Link

Presentation Link

McKay Athletics

Season 3 Athletic Registration:

As a reminder, with the limited number of spectators allowed at athletic competitions this year, all SKPS football/soccer stadiums will provide free streaming to all SKPS families through the end of the school year through the NFHS Network. Streaming is currently available at all high school main stadiums and will be soon be available in all high school main gyms. To access the stream, visit to set up a free account.

20-21 Yearbook

It's not to late to purchase your 20-21 yearbook!

Save money by preordering your copy today.

Due to the pandemic no extra yearbooks will be order. Only the yearbooks paid for in advance will be delivered.

How are we keeping your child safe?

Video from the Nurses English| Español

Following these 3 safety protocols will keep everyone safe for re-entry in Quarter 4.

Return to SKSP Schools - Live Q&A Events

Live events will be hosted in multiple languages. Click on the link for dates and times and details.

Student & Family Resources

Need to email your counselor? Click here

Marion Polk Food Share Boxes. Click here for support.

Mano a Mano Food Bank. Click here for support.

About Us

McKay High School proudly serves over 2200 students in Northeast Salem in grades 9-12. We have a strong tradition of education excellence and are excited to partner with each of our families to ensure our students graduate and are college-career ready. Please use the information below to stay connected.