This year has been tough for so many of us, but our district has stayed so strong. We are proud of you and we hope you find joy this holiday. #McKenzieStrong
Please take a look at our Winter Break Update. Winter Break will start on December 19. The first day of classes will be on January 4. https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Winter-Break-Update.html?soid=1135054943083&aid=hN6_zLmUTTk
Thank you to our wonderful meal service team! You have faced so many challenges and yet you continue to serve our kids. Take a look a this video: https://youtu.be/iP1QJnJak6k
Please check out this message from our district with an emergency communications update on connectivity. https://conta.cc/379ReZY
Check out our latest message on Comprehensive Distance Learning https://conta.cc/3ovpkO2
Check out this article from KVAL about the Giving Tuesday donation from Blueair https://kval.com/news/local/mckenzie-school-district-gets-200000-donation-from-blueair-12-02-2020
We know it has been a challenging year, but we are so proud of our teachers, staff and students. We are grateful for our Eagle family.
We are so proud of your efforts during a very challenging quarter. You have been already working to learn with COVID-19 and then overcoming hurdles created by the Holiday Farm fire. You have continued to show us how much you value education. We want to remind you the end of the quarter is now December 3. As a district, we are offering middle and high school parents two options during the first and second quarters. You can choose to have your child receive a letter grade or opt for a pass no pass option. We believe that offering multiple options may alleviate some of the stress students and families face while navigating distance learning. Parents of middle and high school students should call the high school office 541-822-3313 or email email@example.com and share which option you’ve chosen for your student. The deadline to share your choice is Tuesday, December 1st. The district is working hard to find additional options for students to access staffed support for their Comprehensive Distance Learning classes. We hope to have some good news in the coming weeks. Your physical and mental health is our top priority, and we will continue to look for ways to make sure this school year remains a positive experience for you and your family.
Ever consider becoming a Driver Education Instructor? Lane ESD and the Oregon Department of Transportation are providing training to those who would like to teach the next generation of drivers, especially those in rural areas such as McKenzie. Please see the flier for details.
𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 / 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙪𝙥𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩: ˜”*°•.˜”*°• McKenzie River Locals Helping Locals •°*”˜.•°*”˜ Kids Holiday! The event is open to all kids who live in the McKenzie Community or had to relocate due to the Holiday Farm Wildfire. If you would like to sign up please call Lacey Joy at (541)822-1110 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your time for this event for the kids. 𝗠𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗹𝗹/𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗻𝗼 𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝗗𝗲𝗰𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟭, 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬. When leaving a message please include the following: - Parent/guardian contact info, email or phone. - # of children in the family. - Children's ages - Shoe and clothing size (Nike has made a very generous donation for this event and we would like an idea of sizes prior to the event). Please sign up ASAP. Once we have a good idea of the number of participants Lacey will contact you with an appointment time. Appointments will be scheduled for December 5th and 6th, 2020. Happy Holidays from all of us at McKenzie River Locals Helping Locals.
Hello McKenzie Families: A friendly reminder that due to the Thanksgiving Holiday next week we are only in session on Monday, 11/23/2020 and Tuesday, 11/24/2020 . Schedule as follows: 𝙂𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩- Live class on Monday and Independent/packet work on Tuesday. 𝙂𝙤𝙡𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩- Independent/packet work on Monday and Live class on Tuesday. School meals will be at pick up locations on Monday and Tuesday, 11/23/2020 & 11/24/2020, respectively. There will not be meal service on Wednesday or Thursday next week. If you have a child 18 or under, McKenzie River Community School student or not, and would like to sign up for meals or update your meal form use this link: https://forms.gle/jk3HBowa7HJuG96C7 . 𝗦𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗶𝗰𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗺𝗲 𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝗱𝗮𝘆, 𝟭𝟭/𝟯𝟬/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟬 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗚𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗚𝗼𝗹𝗱 𝗰𝗼𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝘂𝘀 𝗳𝗮𝗿.
Hi Eagles! Here’s a message from Mr. Tompkins and a good reminder of safe practices as we head into the two-week statewide freeze implemented by Governor Brown. The mandate states that indoor and outdoor social get-togethers are limited to six people, total, from no more than two households. Please do your part so we can get together again soon. https://youtu.be/JnYQkjl5Nc8
2019-20 Student Life layout from the MRCS Yearbook
Pretty amazing! Northwest Community Credit Union donated $2,000 to our school, which will be used to support students during the holiday season. Thank you so much, Northwest Community Credit Union and Ryan Young, for this wonderful donation. #Mckenziestrong
We are happy to report the smoke damage clean up has been completed at our school. Thanks to BELFOR Property Restoration for undertaking the huge task of cleaning our site and for their work to repair damages from the Holiday Farm Fire.
Hello McKenzie River Community School Families, After much discussion, the McKenzie School Board voted to add additional days to the school year and shift the calendar. The move is meant to maximize the learning time disrupted by fall wildfires. The Holiday Farm Fire devastated our community and caused students to miss valuable distance learning time. The School Board voted to add six school days to the year, all of the new days landing on Fridays. They also adjusted the quarters because of the additional days. The first quarter will end on December 3, the second quarter on February 11, and the third quarter on April 22. The last day of school will be June 17. Graduation will not be affected and will remain on June 12. Distance learning has been challenging for all of us. We thank you for your continued support and flexibility as we work to make sure your children are getting all of the necessary instruction they need to be successful this year. We have attached a picture of our new schedule so your family can keep track of the changes.
Hello McKenzie River Community School Families, We wanted to alert you to a likely change in our school calendar. The Holiday Farm Fire has devastated our community and that’s why the McKenzie School District Board of Directors will vote on a revised schedule tomorrow. Each proposed option will add back at least six instructional days and shift the end of the quarters accordingly. The first quarter will now end on December 3 instead of November 5. The second quarter would end February 11 instead of January 28. The third quarter would end on April 22 instead of April 8. The end of the school year is a significant difference between the proposals. One would maintain the current end of the year, June 17. The other would add another week to the end of the year and close the year on June 24. Graduation would not be affected and remains scheduled for June 12. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we try to navigate during COVID and the Holiday Farm Fire. The education of your students remains our top priority. The Board will hold a Special Meeting this Thursday at 5:30 pm. You can find the agenda here: www.mckenziesd.org/o/mckenzie-school-district/page/district-board-upcoming-agenda
📚Thank you to SMART Reading for donating dozens of books for our students. Thanks to a fun and safe trunk or treat event this weekend at the McKenzie General Store & Obsidian Grill Restaurant,our students loaded up on these books. Remember to keep track of the books you are reading this year.
Hello McKenzie River Community School Families, about half of our student body has been accounted for through this survey, https://forms.gle/C1epCnHnTNPU7JFE7 . If you have not had a chance to fill this out yet, please do so. It will give us valuable information to help us plan to get you the educational and support services you need for your student(s) and children as we move forward through the end of the calendar year. McKenzie Schools plan on resuming food service through the McKenzie Cafeteria the week of November 16, 2020. If you would like to take advantage of school meals before then please fill out Springfield Public Schools meal form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeg2NxTV_DqyZ94ibzklT9epVBTL8Kj5SyQ6BD6x2p47s5ayQ/viewform Thank you and Go Eagles! #McKenzieStrong
MRCS middle/high school Music Yearbook layout