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April McKinley Messages

posted Mar 22, 2018, 6:38 PM by Jennifer Denny

Happy Spring Break! See you all back at school on April 2nd. Please see the attachment for all the important news of what's going on from now until June 13th!

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Joins SafeOregon Confidential Tip Line

posted Mar 13, 2018, 12:11 PM by Salem Keizer

Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has officially joined SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives our kids, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has a sophisticated and proactive intervention system in place for timely interventions. These include the SKPS Office of Behavioral Learning, the Office of Safety and Risk Management, and our Threat Response System that offers step-by-step protocols on preventing and controlling potentially dangerous situations.

The SafeOregon tip line adds an additional resource to ensure students and staff have a confidential avenue for reporting and bolsters SKPS’ relationship with law enforcement. This program is run and managed by the Oregon State Police and has proven to prevent acts of violence.

“Since the SafeOregon began its statewide program, we’ve seen it grow as a resource for the communities we serve,” said John Van Dreal, SKPS Director of Safety and Risk Management Services. “We know that what keeps our children safe is an open line of communication, and SafeOregon provides that communication in a confidential way.”

All tips reported by members of the Salem-Keizer community– including parents, students and employees – in regard to school and student safety will be closely investigated by the Oregon State Police and SKPS. The safety of our students, staff and volunteers is without question, our highest priority.

We encourage all parents to download the SafeOregon App on their phones, and their child’s phone as well. Individuals may also report a tip by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed to For more information, go to

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer participarán en el programa confidencial SafeOregon

posted Mar 13, 2018, 12:10 PM by Salem Keizer

Oficialmente las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer (SKPS, por sus siglas en inglés) participarán en SafeOregon, una línea directa, informativa y confidencial que ofrece a los estudiantes, padres, escuelas y comunidades un medio confidencial para presentar denuncias de amenazas a la seguridad o posibles actos de violencia.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer tienen establecido un sistema de intervención complejo y diligente para intervenciones oportunas. En este sistema se incluyen los diferentes departamentos de SKPS: el Departamento de Aprendizaje Conductual, el Departamento para la Gestión de la Seguridad y Prevención de Riesgos y nuestro Sistema de Respuesta a Amenazas, el cual contiene un método paulatino y detallado para prevenir y controlar situaciones potencialmente peligrosas.

La línea informativa SafeOregon es un recurso adicional que garantiza a los estudiantes y al personal escolar un medio confidencial para hacer denuncias y fortalece la relación de SKPS con las agencias policiales. Este programa lo dirige y lo gestiona la Policía Estatal de Oregon y ha demostrado prevenir actos de violencia.

“Desde que SafeOregon inició su programa a nivel estatal, hemos visto que es un recurso que se ha expandido en las comunidades a las que servimos”, dijo John Van Dreal, Director del departamento para la gestión de la seguridad y prevención de riesgos de SKPS. “Sabemos que lo que mantiene a nuestros niños seguros es una línea abierta de comunicación y SafeOregon ofrece esa comunicación de una forma confidencial”.

La Policía Estatal de Oregon y SKPS investigarán cuidadosamente todas las denuncias hechas por los miembros de la comunidad de Salem-Keizer, los padres, los estudiantes y los empleados con referencia a la seguridad en las escuelas o la seguridad de los estudiantes. La seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, personal y voluntarios es sin duda nuestra mayor prioridad.

Instamos a todos los padres a que descarguen la aplicación SafeOregon en sus teléfonos celulares y también en el teléfono de su estudiante. Las personas también pueden presentar una denuncia al llamar o al enviar un mensaje de texto al 844-472-3367 en cualquier momento. Asimismo, pueden enviar las denuncias por correo electrónico a Consulte la página web

March McKinley Messages

posted Feb 26, 2018, 4:49 PM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Feb 26, 2018, 4:53 PM ]

There is SO much information in this month's newsletter. Please take a look at all of the great opportunities your family has to participate in school, PTC and district activities.

McKinley Messages February 2018

posted Jan 25, 2018, 4:41 PM by Jennifer Denny

Lots of fun and learning opportunities for students and families in the McKinley Messages attachment. Check out what's happening this month.

Student Directory

posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:42 AM by Jennifer Denny

The student directory was emailed out to families in December. If you would like an emailed PDF of the 2017-18 McKinley Student Directory, please email Jennifer Denny to request your electronic copy.

January Calendar

posted Jan 3, 2018, 9:24 AM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 9:25 AM ]

January 2018

2             Return to School
9             PTC Meeting 6:30-7:30 in the Media Center
15           NO School, Holiday
19           All School Vision Testing
26           NO School, Staff Development Day

All School Winter Concert

posted Dec 11, 2017, 4:34 PM by Jennifer Denny

Hello Families,

McKinley's All School Winter Concert is Monday evening, December 11th at 7 PM at Rose Auditorium at South High School. Here is some helpful information regarding that evening.

The order or performances:

  • Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd
  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Third, Fourth & 5th

Grades K-2 Classrooms:

  • Arrive at 6:50, stay with parents until called on stage at 6:55
  • Nice clothes, not PJ’s
  • Make sure your student knows where to meet you after they leave the stage (where you are sitting)


  • Arrive at 6:30 p.m., meet in the band room at South
  • Black on bottom, white on top
  • Make sure you don’t forget your instrument and book!


  • Arrive at 6:30 p.m., meet in the orchestra room at South
  • Wear white on top, black on bottom
  • Bring instrument :)


  • Wear Choir shirt and dark bottoms, can be skirt/dress/pants
  • Arrive at classroom time, stay with family until called on stage after Orchestra
  • Orchestra kids in Choir need to have shirt ready to throw on between groups

Grades 3-5 Classrooms:

  • Arrive before 7:00 start time, sit with family or go to Orch/Band room if with those groups
  • Will be called on stage after the Choir is done singing
  • Nice clothes, not PJ’s

4th Grade Raffle Tickets for Sale

posted Dec 6, 2017, 2:42 PM by Jennifer Denny

December 6th -8th
McKinley Hallway by the Library.
8:45AM to 9:00am/ 3:15-4:15 & 5:30 - 6:30 Friday Evening

Hello McKinley families!! The 4th graders are selling raffle tickets for some beautiful wreaths and a gorgeous Fox Clock made by our own parent, Jude Morales!! Pictures for both of these in the latest McKinley Messages :) Tickets are $2 a piece and we are selling them every morning and afternoon at the Holiday Bazaar booth outside the library.

Proceeds form both the Raffle and Bazaar are going towards the 4th Grade Field Trip coming up later his year~! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Sincerely, McKinley 4th Grade Parents

PTC Events and Fun

posted Dec 6, 2017, 1:39 PM by Jennifer Denny   [ updated Dec 6, 2017, 1:45 PM ]

Parent Teacher Club  (PTC) News 

Oh What A Month of Holiday Fun…..

Catch the Spirit with one or all of the events below.

 Dec 5-8     Scholastic Book Fair

                                      All proceeds go towards new library books for McKinley.

                                      Tues (Dec 5) 8:30-8:55 AM & 3:15-4:00 PM

                                      Wed (Dec 6)  8:30-8:55 AM & 3:15-4:00 PM

                                      Thur (Dec 7)  8:30-8:55 AM & 3:15-4:00 PM

                                      Fri (Dec 8) 8:30-8:55 AM & 5:30-7:30 PM @ movie night

Dec 8         Friends & Family Holiday Movie Pajama Party  

    Wear your cozy pj’s and bring your favorite stuffed animal.                            
                                          Gym Doors Open 6:00 PM —Holiday Themed Movie TBA

                                      Book Fair Doors Open 5:30 PM in the Media Center

                                      Concessions for sale, including Hot Chocolate

                                      Holiday 4th Grade Fundraiser Sale     

Dec 5-8,11   4th Grade Field Trip Fundraiser

Stop by the table outside the Library during the Book Fair Hours and Movie Night and purchase a fun holiday knick knack and support the 4th grade classes.

Dec 9         McKinley PTC Friends & Family Day at Café Yumm!

10 AM– 9PM., 2755 Commercial St . See page 5 for details 

Bring out your school spirit! Eat at Café Yumm anytime on Saturday, Dec 9th. 25% of sales go to support McKinley students and classrooms. Remember, this only works if you show the flyer or tell them you are with the McKinley Fundraiser at the time you order.

 Dec 11       RAFFLE!   (At the All School Concert)

Win a handcrafted wreath or a 6” x 6” local artisan clock. Raffle tickets are $1 for a handcrafted wreath and $2 for the artisan clock. Proceeds go to support McKinley’s school garden and classroom field trips. Wreaths are handcrafted by McKinley students with the help of Garden club volunteers. The “Fox Forest Clock” is an original design by local artist and McKinley dad, Jude Morales. Raffle tickets will be for sale during Book Fair week and movie night. Raffle ticket sales and drawing will be at the McKinley all school concert on Monday, December 11th.

 Dec 12       PTC Meeting  

                                       Tuesday, Dec 12 6:30 – 7:30pm

Come join our Parent Club meeting in the Media Center and find out how you can be a part of  McKinley’s great group of involved parents. Everyone is welcome. Meetings will occur the 2nd Tuesday of most months.   Free Child Care is provided!

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