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McKinley Elementary School
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

McKinley Elementary

Remote Learning

We are ready to launch! The start of the school year has finally arrived! Although the circumstances are quite different, we must forge ahead. Our remote learning is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. Our first day of remote learning is a half day, and scholars will log off at 11:30 a.m. 

We want our scholars ready to learn! The district has continued with the dress code policy for remote learning. Our scholars are expected to wear their school uniforms every day regardless of the instruction platform (remote, hybrid, or in person). Please post your first day of virtual learning pictures to Class Dojo/Remind showing that you are ready to launch this academic year! We would love to see our scholars’ smiling faces! 

A Message from Our Principal

Dear McKinley Families, 

On behalf of the staff of McKinley Elementary School, I am elated to welcome you and your child to the 2020–2021 school year! I recognize the circumstances that surround this academic year is not what we expected nor hoped for, but we will navigate through it together. We will begin the school year on Tuesday, September 8, 2020, within an eLearning 2.0 environment. Starting the year within this new environment will require a stronger partnership than ever before between home and school. During this phase, it is imperative that students and parents feel confident with the eLearning format, expectations, and tools. We are committed to providing support to each scholar and ensure all families are comfortable in accessing learning daily. We look forward to making those connections!

Our theme for this school year is: Soaring to New Heights.

When we soar to new heights, we are making every moment count while we are learning together. Staying fully connected to the task at hand, and immersing ourselves in each activity.

When we soar to new heights, we are striving for excellence. Encouraging each other to excel academically, socially, and emotionally, and feeling confident as we navigate a new educational setting.

When we soar to new heights, we are celebrating our successes. We will acknowledge our efforts, and inspire others to reach their goals and achieve at high levels.

Soaring to new heights speaks to our achievement that we will make during this academic year whether in-person, hybrid, or remote. Just like the eagle, we will spread our wings and soar to higher levels of academic success.

Our McKinley staff is dedicated to providing our scholars with the necessary tools to equip them to become college and career ready. As we face the new challenges we will maneuver through them together, and conquer what is ahead.

With Eagle pride!

Sarah Kilgore

Sarah Kilgore
McKinley Elementary

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students with equal opportunities for a quality educational experience and to progressively challenge their individual potential so they become successful individuals. We believe that with the right guidance and opportunities, students can succeed and “become what they want to be.”

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum, published by Pearson, meets state standards and encourages mastery in the core subjects of reading, math, and language arts while incorporating science and social studies. To round out our curriculum, students participate in physical education, art, and music weekly. We also make our computer lab and media center available daily to enrich student learning.

Throughout the year, students prepare and present an assembly to showcase what they’ve been learning. Each grade level is responsible for one program. We invite you to join us for these events. Please note the dates on our calendar.