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District facilities closed to the public eclipse weekend through Monday, Aug. 21

posted Aug 11, 2017, 2:39 PM by Salem Keizer

District facilities closed to the public eclipse weekend through Monday, Aug. 21

Due to safety concerns for visitors and students, all district facilities will be closed to the public for the weekend of the solar eclipse and through the day of the eclipse.

Campuses will be closed to the public from 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2017, through 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 22, 2017.

The exceptionally large numbers of visitors expected to travel to Salem and Keizer could create severe traffic problems – even gridlock. Local authorities anticipate delays in responding to emergency needs, and will be prioritizing responses based upon available resources. This could mean limited, delayed or possibly no support for urgent circumstances.

Normal rental uses of schools have been cancelled or rescheduled. A very few exceptions for use have been granted to some high schools for required programs on Saturday, August 19, 2017, only. Exceptions were granted through a stringent and early application process, and no additional exceptions to district facility use during the closure period will be granted.

Information for staff about reporting to work on the day of the eclipse can be found on the district intranet, or contact your supervisor.

For information about preparing for the eclipse event, please see the following websites.

Oregon Office of Emergency Management:

Information from local agencies:

Las instalaciones del Distrito estarán cerradas durante el fin de semana del eclipse de sol hasta el lunes 21 de agosto.

 Debido a problemas de seguridad para los visitantes y estudiantes, todas las instalaciones del distrito estarán cerradas al público durante el fin de semana del eclipse solar y durante el día del eclipse.

Los planteles estarán cerrados al público a partir de las 5:00 p.m. del viernes 18 de agosto de 2017 hasta las 8:00 de la mañana del martes 22 de agosto de 2017.

El número excepcionalmente grande de visitantes que se espera que viajen a Salem y Keizer podría crear graves problemas de congestión vehicular. Las autoridades locales proveen retrasos en respuesta a las necesidades de emergencia y priorizarán las respuestas con base en los recursos disponibles. Esto podría significar limitación, retraso o hasta la escasez de recursos para afrontar circunstancias urgentes. 

Se han cancelado o reprogramado los usos normales de alquiler de las escuelas. Se concedió el uso de algunas escuelas preparatorias para los programas requeridos el sábado, 19 de agosto de 2017, solamente. Se otorgaron excepciones mediante un proceso de solicitud estricto y temprano, y no se otorgarán excepciones adicionales para el uso de las instalaciones del distrito durante el período de cierre.

La información sobre la asistencia al trabajo está disponible en el enlace intranet del distrito.

Para obtener información sobre la preparación del evento del eclipse, consulte los siguientes sitios web.

Oficina de administración de emergencias de Oregón:

Información de agencias locales:

McKinley School Office Located at Morningside

posted Aug 10, 2017, 1:54 PM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 1:54 PM ]

McKinley school office will be open to the public starting on August 16th. We are temporarily located in the Morningside Elementary Library until August 25th. Construction will be completed and we will be back "home" at McKinley August 29th. Our phone number is 503-399-3167. 

Crossing Guards Needed....

posted Aug 10, 2017, 1:47 PM by Jennifer Denny

McKinley School is looking for permanent crossing guards for three 30-minute shifts, three in the morning, and one after school.  These are paid school district positions. Morning hours are 8:30-9:00 am; afternoon shift is 3:15-3:45 pm.

If you are interested, please go to the Salem-Keizer School District website at and complete an online crossing guard application for Job C170116. Then contact Jennifer Denny, McKinley Office Manager at 503-399-3167, or send an email to, so we can watch for your application.

If you know someone who is kind, reliable, safety-minded and good with kids, please pass the word!

2017-2018 McKinley School Supply List

posted Jun 28, 2017, 11:04 AM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Jun 28, 2017, 11:05 AM ]


McKinley School Supply 

Requested List

**(Grades K-4 share supplies in our rooms:  please send these items unlabeled.)


**Kindergarten (shared supplies)

1 folder, 2 pocket (preferably plastic)

1 package of 6 glue sticks

1 package of Ticonderoga pencils

1 package of pink pearl erasers

1 box of Ziploc bags (quart or gallon)

1 box of skinny black dry erase markers

1 box of Crayola markers

1 box of Crayola colored pencils

1 box regular or twistable Crayola crayons

1 white, 1 inch 3 ring binder

2 boxes Kleenex tissue

Backpack, regular size


**Grade One (shared supplies)

12 Ticonderoga pencils #2

1 box of 24 Crayola crayons

2 pink pearl erasers

4 large Elmers glue sticks

10 Fine Line (“skinny”) Crayola markers

10 “fat” Crayola markers

2 boxes facial tissues (120-160 count)

Book bag or backpack


**Grade Two (shared supplies)

1 box facial tissues

1 box of Crayola broad line markers

1 box of Crayola fine line markers

1 package of 5 tab plastic dividers

2 boxes pencils (please only Ticonderoga)

1 box of Crayola colored pencils

1 pink pearl eraser

2 black Sharpies- 1 skinny, 1 regular

Book bag or backpack


**Grade Three (shared supplies)

2 packages lined paper

10+ glue sticks

20+ pencils- Dixon Ticonderoga

2 pink pearl erasers

3 composition journals

1 package of crayons

1 package of colored pencils

2 boxes facial tissues

1 twin pocket folder

Book bag or backpack


**Grade Four (shared supplies)

1 graphic composition book

2 composition books

1 spiral journal

1 paper notebook

4 packs wide-ruled notebook paper

4 ball point pens, good quality, 2 blue & 2 red

1 highlighter

24 pencils

4 erasers

4 glue sticks

1 pair of scissors

1 box of Kleenex

1 small pack of crayons

1 small pack of colored pencils

3 twin pocket folders

1 three-ring binder 2”

1 box markers (optional)

Book bag or backpack


Grade Five

1 package of 12 Crayola colored pencils

1 box of 8 Crayola markers

24 Dixon Ticonderoga pencils (#2)

4 ball point pens, good quality, 2 blue & 2 red

2 highlighters (yellow)

4 pink pearl erasers

2 glue sticks (no liquid glue, please)


1 ruler- 12” &  30cm, 1/16” and 1 mm gradation

1 box facial tissue

4 composition notebooks

4 pocket folders

4 packs wide-ruled notebook paper

1 three-ring binder – 2”

Set of dividers for notebook

Pencil pouch for binder


1 Protractor

2 Sharpies- black, fine line

Book bag or backpack


UPDATE: Please, no antibacterial or disinfectant wipes, or hand sanitizer.  We will order these through the district.

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