Thank you to all of the incredible groups that helped our students learn about and practice our safety skills for safety week! We practiced fire, directed evacuation, higher elevation & lockdown/lockout drills and a bus evacuation drill. We also welcomed the firefighters from the McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District. We will be participating in the Great Shakeout later in the month of October. Go Eagles! #McKenzieStrong
Happy world teacher’s day! We’re so grateful today and everyday for our incredible teachers who dedicate their time to educating, inspiring, and guiding our students. If you see a teacher today, make sure to thank them! 🍎
Monday 10/3 HSVB at Mapleton we will be playing two matches against the Sailors Dismiss at 1:15 Leave at 1:30 first game is at 4:30pm MSVB @ Eddyville Dismiss at 1:15 Leave at 1:30 game at 4:30pm Tuesday 10/4 NO GAMES SCHEDULED Wednesday 10/5 HSVB @ Mohawk Dismiss at 330 Leave at 345 game at 6pm Thursday 10/6 XC at Stayton Regis Invitational Dismiss at 1145 Leave at 12pm Race starts at 3pm Friday 10/7 HSFB at Triangle Lake at 7pm Saturday 10/8 HSVB at Triangle Lake Leave from school 930am game at 12pm
What a great week in sports we had last week. McKenzie HS volleyball team is making improvements with every game they play. Great job ladies, we are proud of you. MS volleyball got the win against Oak Hill, nice work ladies. MS football had their first game last week against Siletz and they handled it quite well with a victory. HS football dominated Jewell on Friday night with a big win for the Eagles. Great Job Everyone! Monday 10/3 HSVB at Mapleton we will be playing two matches against the Sailors Dismiss at 1:15 Leave at 1:30 first game is at 4:30pm MSVB @ Eddyville Dismiss at 1:15 Leave at 1:30 game at 4:30pm Tuesday 10/4 NO GAMES SCHEDULED Wednesday 10/5 HSVB @ Mohawk Dismiss at 330 Leave at 345 game at 6pm Thursday 10/6 XC at Stayton Regis Invitational Dismiss at 1145 Leave at 12pm Race starts at 3pm Friday 10/7 HSFB at Triangle Lake at 7pm Saturday 10/8 HSVB at Triangle Lake Leave from school 930am game at 12pm
We are thrilled to announce our annual We Are McKenzie! night coming up next week! Here are some important details: ◦ Arrive at 5:30 pm in the new gym for the Community BBQ & visit the tables set up by community members ◦ At 6:00 pm come to the new gym for our School Year Welcome, new staff intros & other school business ◦ Stay for the classroom visits starting at 6:30 pm in your elementary, middle or high school students’ classrooms. We are excited to see everyone next Wednesday!
We’re proud to be one of 15 schools participating in Constructing a Brighter Future with Lane ESD. Seth O’Hare, recently spent time learning how to construct these shelters. As part of our CTE program, he will be leading our students as they look to build an emergency shelter together. These shelters will eventually end up in Everyone Village and Square One Village. Our students are lucky to get this hands-on experience while making a difference in the community.
Cross Country this week! Thursday 9/29 HSXC & MSXC @ Santiam Christian HS Corvallis leave 1pm event @ 4pm
Football this week! Wednesday 9/28 MSFB vs Siletz @ 5pm TENTATIVE waiting to hear back from officials Thursday 9/29 MSFB vs Siletz @ 5pm TENTATIVE waiting to hear back from officials Friday 9/30 HSFB vs Jewell at 7pm
Volleyball this week! Tuesday 9/27 This is a dual contest @ Siletz HS HSVB vs Alsea @ Siletz HS 5pm Dismiss @ 1pm Leave 1:15pm HSVB vs Siletz 7:30pm Wednesday 9/28 MSVB vs Oak Hill @ 4:30pm new gym Thursday 9/29 HSVB vs Crow @ 6pm
Hello McKenzie, We need to combine the DOWN RIVER ROUTE for THIS AFTERNOON, Thursday, 9/22/22, FROM school. The bus will travel from the school to Thurston. Please follow the link to the sheet or visit our Transportation page on our website, mckenziesd.org for your stop. If you need a specific time, call your building office. We will also be running the ACTIVITY ROUTE today at the regular time leaving campus at 5:30 pm. Thank you https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RMZVNZvmn7hB7hNOOGtvHsRJg9qrX6TWs3HZx3Is0SQ/edit?usp=sharing
Don’t forget it’s picture day tomorrow!
Mckenzie Families, Take a look at some important health insurance information from Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. Their primary goal is to help all Oregonians find affordable health coverage that fits their needs.This is the primary time for people to apply for financial assistance and enroll in a health plan for 2023. You can choose to distribute the attached flyer electronically or we can have them printed and mailed to you. Please respond with your preference. If you prefer printed copies, we can send them in bundles of 25. Please let us know how many copies you’d like and the best mailing address to send them to.
McKenzie Families, We are very happy to announce that McKenzie is looking for volunteers! We need help in a number of different departments, including: Sports coaches Volleyball line judges Football chain crew Concession stand helpers Classrooms Our volunteers are so great! We all have missed this piece of our community and are glad to welcome you all back. Here are some guidelines: How to volunteer! Fill out our application and background check form found on our website and available in each office. Returning volunteers need only to complete the application, not the background check form. Background checks can take up to three weeks to be returned to the district. Please get them to us as soon as possible to allow adequate processing time. In compliance with the Oregon Health Authority's rules related to COVID-19, vaccination is required. If you'd like to volunteer but have a deeply held religious belief that prevents you from being vaccinated, complete the OHA COVID-19 Vaccine Religious Exception Request Form and schedule a time to meet with Mr. Tompkins by contacting any office. To help keep everyone at McKenzie healthy, if you are sick and scheduled to volunteer, please stay home! Just call the office and they will relay it to the teacher(s). Click here for more information: https://www.mckenziesd.org/page/volunteer We are excited to see all of you on campus this school year! Go Eagles! Lane Tompkins, Superintendent
McKenzie Families, Our first early dismissal day of the year is coming up this Thursday, September 15. If you are in need of after-school care for your student on early release days, please email Niki Jones as soon as possible at: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide after-school childcare from 2:50 pm - 4:30 pm for students grades K-5. Families using this option will need to pick up their student at the school by 4:30 pm as we are unable to transport students home at this time. We are very appreciative of this time to collaborate as a staff in order to best support all of our students. Childcare Center: We are also excited to announce that through generous philanthropic funds we can remodel an existing space to create a childcare center for children ages 3 months to 6 years. This space will also be the home to the Little Eagles Preschool program. The plan is to have the center open in early 2023, with more information to come in the next couple of months. As a new center and program, the district is seeking parent input and involvement in the process. If you are interested in joining the Early Childhood Parent Involvement committee, please contact Lacey Joy at email@example.com for more information.
Good Evening McKenzie, We need to combine the DOWN RIVER ROUTE for tomorrow, Tuesday, 9/13/22, TO and FROM school. The bus will be starting at our Thurston stop and traveling up river in the morning and from the school to Thurston in the afternoon. Please follow the link to the sheet or visit our Transportation page on our website, mckenziesd.org for your stop. If you need a specific time, call your building office in the morning. Thank you https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RMZVNZvmn7hB7hNOOGtvHsRJg9qrX6TWs3HZx3Is0SQ/edit?usp=sharing
Help us congratulate Xochilt Diaz, our Outstanding Staff Member. One staff member said this about her, "Xochilt creates a wonderful and positive environment for her students. I always see them so engaged in their learning. She plans amazing experiences and projects for her class that I am sure they will never forget." We are lucky to have her teaching some of our youngest students.
Activity Route-The Activity Route will begin on Monday, 9/19/2022. Middle School volleyball and football practices will start today. They will run 4 pm-6 pm this week. Parents will need to coordinate pick up for their student-athletes this week. As a reminder, due to construction, all pickup and drop-offs are happening in front of the middle/high building. Thank you
Good Evening McKenzie, We need to combine the DOWN RIVER ROUTE for tomorrow, Monday, 9/12/22, TO and FROM school. The bus will be starting at our Thurston stop and traveling up river in the morning and from the school to Thurston in the afternoon. Please follow the link to the sheet for your stop. If you need a specific time, call your building office in the morning. Thank you https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1RMZVNZvmn7hB7hNOOGtvHsRJg9qrX6TWs3HZx3Is0SQ/edit?usp=sharing
Hello McKenzie, We just lost power at school. We are getting things organized to send students home at noon today. We were just about to serve lunch so we will continue with that and students will leave campus at noon.
Due to extreme fire conditions and Lane Electric's mandatory power shutdown tomorrow at 5pm, we are canceling our football game tomorrow night against Days Creek. We are going to try to play it on Monday night, 9/12.