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Kindergarten Orientation

posted Apr 12, 2018, 9:41 AM by Jennifer Denny

Kindergarten Orientation May 9, 2018

 

Dear Parents,

 

Our school will hold a kindergarten orientation meeting on May 9th from 2:30-3:30 PM.

Please help us spread the word by telling your friends and neighbors who have kindergarten-age children about this important meeting.

 

At kindergarten orientation, parents will learn about bus transportation, how to help their children prepare for school, what their students will experience during a typical school day, and much more.

 

Parents can RSVP for kindergarten orientation by calling the school office at 503-399-3167.

 

Kindergarten is a free, full-day program. Kindergarten students attend school the same hours as first through fifth grade students. Our school is excited to welcome the next class of kindergarten students for a full day of learning and growing!

 

Registration is now open for fall kindergarten. Parents can register in advance of orientation, or pick up registration materials during the meeting.

 

Thank you for helping us spread the word out about kindergarten orientation!

 

Sincerely,

 

 Michelle Nelson, Principal

Are You Registered to Vote?

posted Apr 2, 2018, 4:32 PM by Jennifer Denny

Make a difference! Cast your vote!

Please remember to register to vote or update your voter registration if you have moved or changed political parties so you’re ready to fill out and return your ballot when it arrives in the mail.

To register to vote in Oregon, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Oregon resident, and at least 17 years old. The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 15 election is April 24.

Registered voters receive a ballot in the mail about two weeks before an election. 

There are three ways to register to vote in Oregon: 1. Have your Oregon driver’s license or state ID card handy and register online 2. Pick up a voter registration form at the post office or library (or download online) and return it in the mail 3. Go to the county elections office to fill out a form.

If you have moved, changed your name or mailing address, or want to change political parties, you can update your voter registration through the same methods. For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website.

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 tip@safeoregon.com. For more information, go to www.safeoregon.com.

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 tip@safeoregon.com. Consulte la página web www.safeoregon.com.

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. denny_jennifer@salkeiz.k12.or.us

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)

Band:

  • 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!

Orchestra:

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

Choir

  • 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

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