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School Site Governance and School Site Council Meeting

Tuesday, October 5th

SGT Meeting  Begins at 4pm

Public Forum


School Site Council Meeting  After SGT

SSC Members


Via Zoom

SGT/SMeetings 

Monthly 2nd Tuesdays 

4-6pm


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School Choice Application Window Opens Monday




This Monday marks the start of the school choice window for the 2022-23 school year at San Diego Unified, giving families the chance to enroll next year in specialty magnet programs or schools outside their neighborhood boundaries. This application window will be open from October 4 through November 15, 2021; all applications are given equal priority regardless of when they are received.

The choice program is open to all existing San Diego Unified students, as well as out of district students, and students attending schools in other settings such as private or charter schools.

For questions about school choice, the district'sNeighborhood Schools and Enrollment Optionsstaff are offering assistance via email, phone, and in person by appointment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8 Great Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at WorkClick on icon for link to materials and resources in English San Angelo hosting 'Family Fiestas Patrias' to celebrate National Hispanic  Heritage Month | KTXSHaga clic en el icono para ver el enlace a materiales y recursos en español

 

Last week, the San Diego Unified Board of Education passed a resolution recognizing the month of September 15 through October 15, 2021, as Latinx/Hispanic Heritage Month.

La semana pasada, la Consejo Educativo de San Diego paso una resolución en la cual se reconoce como mes de la Herencia Latinx/ Hispana a las semanas que van desde el 15 de Septiembre hasta el 15 de Octubre del 2021.
National Latinx*/Hispanic Heritage Month begins on September 15th and ends on October 15th to coincide with the independence dates of five Latin American countries that declared their independence from Spain in 1821: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Hispanic Heritage Week also commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain on September 16, 1821, and Chile’s independence from Spain on September 18, 1810.

El mes de la Herencia Latinx/ Hispana , a nivel nacional, comienza el 15 de Septiembre y finaliza el 15 de Octubre a modo de coincidir con las celebraciones de Independencia de España de cinco paises Latinoamericanos en 1821: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras y Nicaragua. Tambien se conmemora la Independencia de Mexico, el 16 de Septiembre de 1821 y la de Chile, el 18 de Septiembre de 1810. 

Members of McKinley's Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) Committee have created the attached PDF with a list of books and video resources to help our students celebrate and learn more about the experiences of Latinx Americans.  

Miembros del Comite de Justicia, Equidad, Diversidad e Inclusión (JEDI) han creado un archivo en pdf ( adjunto) el cual provee un listado de libros, videos y otros recursos para que nuestros estudiantes puedan celebrar y conocer más acerca de la experiencia de los Latinx  Americanos en Estados Unidos. 

Join us in honoring the heritage of Latinx Americans in our school and city, as we encourage all students, employees, and family members to deepen their understanding of the Latinx community by celebrating their histories, cultures and contributions!
Invitamos a todos ustedes a unirse a las celebraciones de la Herencia Latinx Americanos en nuestra escuela y ciudad, de la misma manera que nosotros promovemos en todos los estudiantes, empleados y miembros de la familia a profundizar su conocimiento y comprension de la comunidad Latinx celebrando sus historias, cultura y contribuciones!


 

Thank you!!

Roni Hooper

 

5th Grade Teacher at McKinley Elementary World IB School

PYP Coordinator at McKinley Elementary World IB School

Scripps Ranch High School Women's Varsity Volleyball Head Coach

 

 

 

 

 

Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (J.E.D.I) Committee meeting 

Traducción al español a continuación 

Interested in helping to make McKinley Elementary more equitable, inclusive, and celebratory of our diverse community? Consider joining us for the first JEDI Committee (https://mckinleyptc.org/programs/jedi-committee/) meeting of the year. 

When: Tuesday, September 28th at 7 pm 

Where: Zoom (Zoom link will be emailed to you after you’ve registered) 

Register here: https://forms.gle/suGRdwcM4fXHnAW37 (https://forms.gle/suGRdwcM4fXHnAW37)

Please email the JEDI Committee for more information: jedimckinley@gmail.com (mailto:jedimckinley@gmail.com) We hope to see you there! 

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¿Tiene interés en ayudar a que la Primaria McKinley sea más equitativa, inclusiva, y que celebre a nuestra diversa comunidad? Considere acompañarnos a la primera reunión del Comité JEDI (Justicia, Equidad, Diversidad e Inclusión) del año escolar 2021-2022. 

Cuándo: martes, 28 de septiembre a las 7:00 PM 

Dónde: Zoom (el enlace será enviado por correo electrónico después de que se haya registrado) 

Regístrese aquí: https://forms.gle/suGRdwcM4fXHnAW37 (https://forms.gle/suGRdwcM4fXHnAW37)

Por favor envié un mensaje al Comité JEDI para obtener más información: jedimckinley@gmail.com (mailto:jedimckinley@gmail.com) ¡Esperamos que nos pueda acompañarhttps://mckinleyptc.org/2021/09/16/justice-equity-diversity-and-inclusion-committee-j-e-d-i-committee-meeting/ 1/1 


 

 

 

 


2021-2022 MCKINLEY SCHOOL SITE COUNCIL PARENT/GUARDIAN NOMINATIONS



PARENT/ GUARDIAN NOMINATIONS HAVE CLOSED AS OF SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 4:00PM


THANK YOU FAMILIES THAT SUBMITTED THEIR NOMINATION! 


21-22 SSC BALLOTS WILL BE SENT HOME TO THE OLDEST CHILD - ONE BALLOT PER FAMILY

TOMORROW THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15th 


  • CHOOSE TWO PARENTS ON THE BALLOT  *


WE ASK THAT YOU RETURN YOUR BALLOT TO YOUR CHILD’S TEACHER OR THE MAIN OFFICE  NO LATER THAN AND ON  MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2021 BY 4PM


FOR ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT ERIKA OORTGIESE AT eoortgiese@sandi.net



The School Site Council is composed of equal numbers of staff and parent representatives who serve a two-year term.  They meet a minimum of eight times a year to oversee the implementation of various programs in the school, including state and federally-funded programs.  


The School Site Council is a governing body that is responsible for deciding how to spend categorical funds to improve the instructional program here at McKinley Elementary. Each school in the district receives a budget based upon enrollment.  The School Site Council members work together, to set goals, for improving student achievement at the school and allocating the funds to accomplish those goals.


For the coming school year, we have two parent/guardian openings for a two year term. Our first meeting for newly elected members will be Tuesday, September 28th via Zoom. At the first meeting, the council will determine future meeting times and dates at our first meeting, but meetings  are generally scheduled the second Tuesday of every month.  

 

 

 

McKinley Parent Information & Overview

2021-2022


Please review this document carefully. We will keep you informed of any changes and/or any additional information as it becomes available. We appreciate your flexibility as all policies are subject to change. 

 

New/Updated information will be noted in yellow. Items marked in teal indicate information will be forthcoming.

Click HERE for the SDUSD Back to School Guide- posted 8.23.2021

 

Parent/Guardian Action Items in Red 

1. PARENT PORTAL - register each child

Login to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to access your child’s new class assignment, attendance record, State testing scores, and to view grades at the end of each grading period

Visit the SDUSD Parent Portal webpage for more information about setting up your Parent Portal account if you do not already have one -

Click on Forms in Parent Portal

Complete School COVID-19 Testing Option

Double check #’s 13, 22 & 24 as this is the info we use to contact parents/guardians

District permission for Student COVID Testing is embedded in Parent Portal.  We must have this form completed for each and every child (regardless of if you do/don’t consent)

Although testing is optional, we are hoping to have 90% of our all onsite students tested weekly

Testing begins Wednesday, September 1st

PARENT PORTAL FOR RETURNING FAMILIES - UPDATE YOUR CONTACT INFO IN THE PARENT PORTAL 

Update your phone numbers, email addresses, and home address in the Parent Portal so we can contact you with important information, in the event of an emergency, and so that you receive important information from the District. You are also welcome to contact  Sandy Jameson with updated contact information.

 

Again, verify #13, 22 & 24 as this is the info we use to contact you.

2. CLEAR PASS- Done Daily before 8:00 
Link to Clear Pass Job Aide 

3. Subscribe to McKinley PTC

As a public school all instructional materials are provided by the school. There are no items required for purchase to start school. Teachers will provide a wishlist of items for classroom use and purchasing such items is optional.

WHAT’S COMING HOME TO PARENTS DAY ONE 

You will complete these two paper forms for each of the children in your family and return those to your child’s teacher on Tuesday, August 31st.   

 

Health Office Consent Form

21-22 Universal Form


ARRIVAL & DISMISSAL 

Drop Off & Pick Up Locations 

Veteran McKinley Parent Volunteers will be masked and wearing bright neon yellow vests.  They will be standing outside all school entry/exit points in the morning for the first day.   

Entry & Entrance Points to School

Families will not be permitted on campus to walk their children to their classrooms or pick them up at their classrooms at the end of the day. Parents are permitted to wait with their child outside the gate.  Please wear a mask and maintain physical distancing. 

ARRIVAL

McKinley is requesting SYMPTOM CHECKLIST , please ensure you can answer “no” to each question prior to coming to school.  In order to streamline entry, we ask that you complete CLEARPASS for each of your children before 8:00 a.m. each morning.   We run a report at 8:02 and that report is used to quickly check students into campus when the gates open.

Gates will be open at 8:15am.  Please DO NOT arrive or line up early- we want to minimize groups waiting outside campus.

We have established multiple points of entry and it is generally based on the entry/exit closest to student classrooms. Students will access the campus via their established Entry & Entrance Points to School and will go directly to their class number on the blacktop.  Teachers will be on blacktop to assist.  

Our school parking lots are for staff only

Parking is in the neighborhood and will be impacted.  Please avoid parking on Felton (3 minute limit).  Parking on Palm Street is often available.  We strongly encourage you to walk to campus if at all possible.

There is a great deal to manage the first few weeks.  We’d prefer students NOT ride scooters, bicycles for the first two weeks of school until entry & exit has been streamlined.  

Be patient and kind, the morning and afternoon pick-up will be busy- please allow time for this and drive safely. 

DISMISSAL

Students are dismissed at the gate in which they enter

Character Builders or Prime Time Staff will provide coverage for students enrolled in their program on all Early Out Days

Dismissal time for remainder of the year:  

3:00 on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

12:15 on First Day and all Thursdays.  

12:15 Dismissal also on-

November 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2021 

December 16, 2021

March 16, 17, 18, 2022

March 25, 2022

June 14, 2022

Siblings CAN drop off and pick up siblings. We ask that the older sibling drop off their younger sibling first  and then proceed to their class through the campus.   At dismissal we ask that the older sibling be released 5 minutes early from class to go to the younger sibling’s class and wait for them to pick up. They will exit the younger sibling’s gate.

HEALTH & WELLNESS    ILLNESS & ABSENCES  

COVID Testing for Students -

Begins Wednesday, September 1st

Parents MUST Complete Parental Permission in Parent Portal 

              Parent/Guardian Permission is required as this is a medical procedure

              Additional informtion will be coming from our School Nurse 

Any symptoms on our daily symptom checklist require a student to stay home for ten days or provide a negative  Covid test (PCR only). 

PLEASE do not send your child to school if they have the following

Do not ever with or without chills/rigors (fever defined as temp >100.0 that does not  resolve within 30 min. without medication)

Cough
Shortness of breath

Nasal congestion/rhinorrhea (runny nose) 

Sore throat 

Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea 

Fatigue 

New loss of taste/smell

Headache 

Muscle or body aches

Poor feeding or poor appetite 

If you report your child sick

Until our phone system is updated with a direct connection to the Attendance Clerk, we are asking that you report absences by completing this absence form

Upon receipt, our attendance clerk will forward your child’s name and information to our Health Office

The Health Office staff will contact you to discuss symptoms and next steps

Absences and Tardies A student will be considered tardy if they arrive after all check-in is complete and the gates have been closed. If you arrive after this time, please check in at the office.

Absence Due to Quarantine

If a student participating in onsite learning experiences COVID-like symptoms, the following attendance procedures will occur:

The student will be sent home and asked to provide a negative COVID test (PCR only) in order to return to onsite instruction.

If the student is absent for less than 3 days while waiting for the negative COVID test, their attendance will be marked as “illness” and they will have the same number of days as their absence to complete any make-up work.

If a student’s COVID test comes back as positive OR if they need to quarantine for 10 days due to potential exposure, families can request a short-term independent study contract for the student to complete while they are absent.

Some students may be eligible for “in-school” modified quarantine (if they were close contacts from a school case, they have no symptoms and can get tested twice per week). Follow County “Decision Tree” for more instructions. 

COVID TESTING 

CLASSROOM PLACEMENT AND TEACHER REQUESTS

The staff at McKinley works hard to build equitable, balanced, and diverse classes across a number of factors including gender, race, academics, social-emotional needs as well as other factors. We appreciate your patience and understanding as this is a delicate and ever-changing process as enrollment shifts right up until the start of the school year.  Class rosters are posted on Parent Portal and may be updated as our enrollment changes.  Please check Parent Portal on Sunday evening when we anticipate stable enrollment will be reflected.  

Classes are created based on district class size guidance:

Grades TK-3 have an average of 24 students per class

Grades 4-5 have no more than 35 students per class

There are no teacher’s aides provided in the General Education classrooms

As a school policy, we DO NOT accept requests for specific teachers. 

 

COMMUNICATION

Again, we strongly encourage you to:   Subscribe to McKinley PTC 

 

We realize the McKinley phone message is outdated, but the new system requires that this be updated via the District Vendor, so please know we are waiting for this to be done.   If you call our main office and the phone is not answered, you will hear an outdated greeting from our principal from the summer.  Until the Vendor updates our access, you will be unable to leave a voicemail.  In the interim, if your phone call is not answered, please email our  Front Office Email .

 

Office staff are available to answer phones and manage the front office from 8:00 - 4:00 Monday - Friday.    The main office line is 858.988.2400.

 

If you would like to communicate with our principal, you can do so by contacting her at:  Principal Ganderton 

 

If you would like to communicate with our Health Office staff, you can do so by contacting them at:  McKinley Health Office Nurse

 

Most staff will share their preferred method of communication with you. Please note that response time to calls and emails is 24-48 hours for all staff members. 

 

Prime Time can be contacted at:  Prime Time Site Supervisor 

 

Character Builders can be contacted at:  Character Builders Site Supervisor

 

SCHOOL & DISTRICT FORMS AND INFORMATION 

Universal Form for all Parents (You will receive this in your First Day Parent Packet.  Please complete & return to your child’s teacher)

Update your contact information using the Powerschool parent portal. Please read the FAQand use this guide to get started.

Clear Pass Job Aide

MEALS

Although the majority of our students bring lunch from home, school meals will be available for ALL students at no cost for the entire 2021-22 SY. All meals must be eaten outside.  All plans are subject to change based on availability of staffing.

Breakfast

  • Offered in take-home meal bags as students depart for the day intended to be saved for breakfast the next morning before arriving at school.  May be revised by district - update to follow 

    There will be no breakfast in the classroom at this time


    Breakfast Menu

    Lunch
  • Ready-to-eat, hot lunch will be available for all students free of charge. Only one meal per student.

    Students will be seated on designated spots 6’ apart throughout the Lunch Court, Tiered Staircase, and under tents.  Staff will distribute cafeteria lunch to all students who did not bring lunch from home.   

  • Lunch Menu 

Dinner

Ready-to-eat dinner will be available for students participating in Primetime.
Dinner will also be offered to non-Primetime students in take-home meal bags as students depart for the day.

What's in my take-home meal bag

Will PIN numbers be required?

Elementary school students WILL NOT need to use PIN numbers to receive their school meals.

Will there be salad bars in the school cafés?

To start the 2021-22 SY, we will not be utilizing salad bars. We hope to reintroduce our fresh, California-grown salad bars in January 2022.

Food available for students in need 

 

Copy of Principal’s Presentation 8.26.2021

 

 

Please do not hesitate to email us with any additional questions you might have after exploring these resources.  

We’re looking forward to a great first day!

 

In partnership,

Deb Ganderton
McKinley Principal 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Accidents aren’t supposed to happen, but they do.  School recess, one-day field trips and general day-to-day activities can all lead to injuries. Having coverage during school hours, or around the clock can insure your loved ones get the care they need without financial hardship to your family.

ELIGIBILITY

Any enrolled student is eligible for coverage.

Please see the following links for more information:

ONLINE ENROLLMENT

2021 – 2022 STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE WITH SPORTS

2021 – 2022 STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE NO SPORTS

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS TO FILE A CLAIM

Se supone que los accidentes no ocurren, pero lo hacen.  El receso escolar, las excursiones de un día y las actividades generales del día a día pueden provocar lesiones. Tener cobertura durante el horario escolar, o durante todo el día puede asegurar que sus seres queridos obtengan la atención que necesitan sin dificultades financieras para su familia.

 Elegibilidad Cualquier estudiante inscrito es elegible para la cobertura.

Consulte los siguientes enlaces para obtener más información:

INSCRIPCION EN LINEA ESPANOL  

COBERTURA DE SEGURO DE ACCIDENTES PARA ESTUDIANTES CON DEPORTES 2021 – 2022 

COBERTURA DE SEGURO DE ACCIDENTES PARA ESTUDIANTES 2021 – 2022 SIN DEPORTES

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