Remember, no school tomorrow, Monday, 2/17/20 for Presidents' Day. Friday, 2/21/20 is a student half day for staff collaboration.
McKenzie is looking for parents and community members to help review our Local Wellness Policy and help us set goals. If interested, email Mr. Tompkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder: Today is a student half day, buses will leave campus at noon and be at stops 4 hours earlier than usual. Enjoy your weekend!
We are currently without phone or internet service. Crews are working to restore service to the area. Cellular service is still working and office staff are able to check email periodically utilizing cellular data.
Reminder: Middle School WATERS has been rescheduled for tomorrow, 1-28-20. Please come prepared to spend the day outside.
Just a reminder, we are not in session on Monday, 1/20. We are in session T, W, Th-All Full days. The following week, we are in session M-F, with a student half day on Friday 1/31.
Please follow the link to our School Closure/Delay information, times have been updated for pick-up/drop-off on snow routes. Snow routes means after school activities are cancelled. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11ttI6msq3ue3V1vH4se5uXmJNiL37uTXZlNRzwI2bYk/edit?usp=sharing
All buses will be on snow routes today 1/16/2020.
Tonight's Charter Board of Directors Meeting has been postponed until next Tuesday January 21st due to weather concerns.
Due to being on Snow Routes, all after school activities are canceled. This includes all practices, clubs and the high school basketball games for this evening. Information for tomorrow will be sent out by 6am.
All buses will be on snow routes today 1/14/2020. Learn more about winter weather procedures here: https://bit.ly/30iIZG2
All after school activities are canceled today. No practices or games. All students will be on regular routes home at 4:00 pm.
Follow the link to information for delayed start and/or school closure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HGuiv9RTG898kHllrdzR9cXDLFBjIX0T/view?usp=sharing
Good afternoon. Due to a mechanical issue we will be combining our downriver bus routes after school today. Your student may be arriving home a little later than usual. Please call the offices Elem 541-822-3315 or MS/HS 541-822-3313 for more information.
Want to recognize an exceptional teacher for their hard work? Take a few minutes and nominate them for Oregon Teacher of the Year: https://oregonteacheroftheyear.org/nominate/
Our Winter Music Concert is just around the corner on December 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm. Students should arrive by 6:15pm. We would like to be able to have students stay after school but are in need of volunteers to supervise students from 3:45-6:15pm, when parents should be arriving. Please contact Mrs. Sieminski @ email@example.com by Wednesday (12/11/19) if you can volunteer. This year we will be having students stay with their classes until intermission. We would love to have you stay for the entire concert to support all of our music students. See you on the 18th.
Friendly reminder, we will not be in session tomorrow, Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28, 2019. Enjoy your Thanksgiving holiday! See you back on Monday, December 2, 2019.
We are in need of substitutes in a few areas, Educational Assistant / Special Services Transportation Aide / Food Service Assistant/Dishwasher. This could be one or a few people, ideally a few. Please follow the link to see the posting: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WFXwxy0OAn352twnbOiuaHRPMSSzYFfo/view?usp=sharing
We have an opening for an additional Educational Assistant position this school year, starting in early December. Follow this link to view the posting:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1fN7XNgKyg5RawuymtMlrvo0r_EXRIO8V/view?usp=sharing
Tomorrow is a student half day. Elementary dismiss @ 11:45am, MS/HS @ 11:50am. Buses leave campus @ noon and will be to stops 4 hours earlier than normal. Parent-Teacher conferences Thursday, 11/7 & Friday, 11/8. Elementary as scheduled. MS/HS:Thursday 5-8pm & Friday 8:30am-noon.
Correction to our last post. COrE meets the second WEDNESDAY of each month at 6:30pm. Apologies for the confusion!
In hopes of increasing communication and supporting our wonderful teachers, COrE (a volunteer group, formerly PTA) is organizing room parents for each elementary classroom. To facilitate this, they would like to create a contact list for each grade. Participation in this is voluntary but if you would like to receive updates on class activities and ways you can help our students, please provide your email address and phone number for text messages. Also, if there are ways you would like to help, or if you have any questions about COrE or our other projects, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. COrE meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm in the HS Meeting Room.
Check out Ms. Telfer's class on KEZI on 10/16/19. This is part of a project the 3rd grade is doing on weather. Thanks to Ms. Telfer and Marisa Woloszyn from KEZI for giving the students this great opportunity! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOeCr7W7uKc&feature=youtu.be
McKenzie River Community School T-Shirt Sale! Call the MS/HS Office 541-822-3313 or email email@example.com to order.
CANCELLED - High School Football v. Alsea Friday 10/11 has been canceled.
Recently, cougar sightings have increased in our area. We have been made aware of a sighting very close to campus and have spoken with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Staff have been made aware of the sightings and we have discussed best practices in how to handle cougar encounters. As the seasons are changing and days are growing shorter, we encourage families to be careful at bus stops in the mornings and evenings. To learn more about what to do should you encounter a cougar please follow the link: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/wildlife/living_with/docs/CougarBroch.pdf
Our apologies for the additional message! The previously mentioned bus route changes will take effect on Monday Oct. 7th. Thank you
Attention Bus Route Changes to Sherri’s Downriver and our Upriver Routes!!! Blue River students will now be riding Sherri’s bus. Pick up times should be unchanged. Downriver students riding Sherri’s bus will now be arriving home 5-10 minutes later than they have so far this year. We are making these changes to balance out rider numbers on our routes. Thank you for your flexibility. Please call the office with any questions. Elem 541-822-3315 or MS/HS 541-822-3313.
Friday night is a busy night at McKenzie! We Are McKenzie!/Open House Night starts at 5:30 pm with a free dinner. Our annual Homecoming football game kicks off at 7 pm. Looking forward to seeing you all!
The FAFSA worksheet is going home with the seniors today to gather the necessary data to start. The FAFSA is step one in getting financial aid for any type of education for training after High School. Parents also need to create a FAFSA ID. https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
A friendly reminder: tomorrow, September 26, 2019 is a student half day for staff collaboration. Classes dismiss at 11:45 am, buses will leave campus at noon. Students will be to stops 4 hours earlier that normal.
Volunteers needed for tomorrow night’s volleyball and football games. The volleyball three way with Siletz and Mapleton begins at 4pm. Football vs Jewell kicks off at 7pm. Call 541-822-3313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in helping.
Cross Country & Middle School Football practice is canceled today due to inclement weather. High School Football will be indoors and Middle School Volleyball will practice as usual.
Day number 1 is almost in the books, thank you students, families and staff for a great start to 2019-2020! Please mark your calendars for our Welcome Back BBQ this Friday at 6pm. We are still looking for a few volunteers to help. Please email Mr. Tompkins email@example.com if you are interested in pitching in.
Registration for the 2019-2020 school year at McKenzie is tomorrow Aug. 20th and Wednesday Aug. 21st. We're looking forward to seeing everyone! If you have questions call the MS/HS building at 541-822-3313 or the Elementary building at 541-822-3315
Reminder: Student Registration for the coming year is next Tuesday and Wednesday 9 am to 3 pm. We're looking forward to seeing everyone! MS/HS Call 541-822-3313, Elem Call 541-822-3315 with any questions.
McKenzie is hiring bus drivers for the coming year. Follow the link for more information: http://bit.ly/2KTGuoD
SUMMER FREE MEALS Find summer free meals by going to www.summerfoodoregon.org You can also fine sites by texting “Summer Meals” to 97779
Due to a scheduling error, all buses may be up to 15 minutes late today.
Ms. D’s Construction Class on KEZI. Featured on this week’s edition of Skilled to Work. Great job! https://www.kezi.com/content/features/Students-take-to-skate-park-to-test-out-skateboard-designs-510836451.html
Reminder that we will be in session this Friday. See you then!
Entrepreneurship/Marketing students are busy preparing for their Market Night. Products include bracelets, candles and more. Market Night will be Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:30 to 8:00 pm in the old gymnasium. Visit www.marketnight.org for more information. Remember all profits go to students scholarship funds.
McKenzie is hiring! Fall and Winter Coaching Positions as well as one Elementary teaching position. https://www.mckenziesd.org/o/mckenzie-school-district/browse/39415
Reminder: McKenzie will be closed tomorrow. Due to the lack of response, no breakfast or lunch will be offered at the school. If you are are in need of food assistance for the day, please call 541-822-3338.
Here is McKenzie Chamber Choir performing with 600 other choir students from across the county! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1M9c14tQLo0HPJQvkusyeutTVie81JwYM
Reminder: School will not be in session next Wednesday May 8th. If your student would benefit from breakfast and lunch at the school that day, please call 541-822-3338 or let your student's teacher know so we can plan accordingly.
McKenzie Middle and High School Parents and Students, Please help Lane ESD shape Career Technical Education Education in Lane County and enter to win a gift card. Take the survey here: https://lesd.link/RCTE_Par_Stu
McKenzie will be on snow routes again today Thursday March 7th.
McKenzie will be on snow routes today Wednesday March 6th.
McKenzie will be on snow routes Tuesday March 5th.
Tonight’s Facility Committee Meeting is postponed until Monday March 11th.
We will be operating on snow routes Monday March 4th. Although crews have made great progress, side roads are still non-navigable by our buses. Downriver stops on Goodpasture Rd meet at Vida Cafe at 6:45 am or at Everyone's Market at 7:20 am. Gate Creek Rd stops meet at Vida Cafe at 7:02 am or at Everyone's Market at 7:20 am. Upriver stops on Horse Creek Rd. Taylor Rd. and North Bank Rd. meet at McKenzie Bridge Christian Church at 7:15 am. Stops on McKenzie River Drive & King Rd. meet at Blue Sky Market at 7:20 am. Thank you for your flexibility and patience!
McKenzie will resume classes tomorrow Monday, March 4th following our regular schedule. All buses are on regular routes. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning!
McKenzie School District will be closed tomorrow, Thursday, February 28th due to inclement weather and ongoing power outage.
McKenzie School District will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27th due to inclement weather and ongoing power outage. School will remain closed until power is restored.
McKenzie School District will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, February 26th due to inclement weather and ongoing power outage.
McKenzie School District will be closed today Monday February 25th. All after school activities are canceled as well.
A test message was mistakenly sent from the automated communications system today at 12:30 pm. Our apologies for the repeated test, you may safely ignore the message, it was only a test.
A message from Lane Educational Service District: Driver Education is an essential part of road safety. Unfortunately, driver education is no longer taught in Oregon high schools. We are trying to change this by offering teen classes (provided by private driving schools) in your district. These classes would take place after school, at the high school. Will you fill out this short survey to help us find out how much interest there is in your district? Follow the link to take the survey! https://lesd.link/Drivers_Ed
Due to the power outage we are canceling school today.
We are on a 2 hour delay this morning due to a power outage.
Tonight's Middle School Girls Basketball game with Triangle Lake has been canceled due to transportation issue on their end. Sorry about the inconvenience!
Update: Middle School Boys basketball (5th-8th grade) will start on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.
Middle School Boys basketball (5th-8th grade). Make sure you are on the sign up sheet in the office. Practice starts on Monday, January 14, 2019. Sports physical must be current and on file to practice.
Little Eagles toddler group is cancelled today. Sorry for any inconveniences.
Elementary Parents, please remember to send back your child's mid-year registration review by Thursday, 1/10/19. They get a free treasure pick for returning the form to the office.
As many of you may know we had to evacuate campus today due to a bomb threat. During this evacuation all students and staff were safe and accounted for. Students and staff alike did a wonderful job of adhering to our evacuation procedures and protocol. Local law enforcement and partners have determined that the campus is safe and we plan to be in session tomorrow Tuesday December 18th. Naturally, there are a lot of conversations happening at home tonight with your students about today's events. The younger students may not know the specifics of the threat. Many of the older students however, may be aware of the nature of the threat. We will have a Care Room open tomorrow for student and staff use; a counselor will be available. Typically we would like to send communication home with students after an incident but due to limited access to buildings, we were unable to do so. Thank you for your patience, understanding and support. If you have any further questions feel free to contact the Elementary at (541)822-3315 or High School at (541)822-3313. We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow at our regular time.
All activities canceled for the remainder of the day. All students and staff are safe and accounted for and are on their way home if they were not already picked up. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding today!
McKenzie School District received a bomb threat this afternoon. In the interest of safety for our students and staff we have evacuated to the McKenzie Community Track. All students and staff are safe and accounted for. We are coordinating with local law enforcement agencies. Classes will be canceled for the remainder of the day. Students will be sent home as soon as can be arranged.
Reminder: K-12 Winter Concert tonight at 6pm in the Old Gym. Our students and Mrs. Sieminski look forward to seeing you all then!
No School next Wednesday 11/21 & Thursday 11/22. Happy Thanksgiving!
Reminder: We are in session this Friday 11/16/2018. Looking forward to seeing everyone and keeping our great attendance momentum going!
Harvest Festival: Join the McKenzie C.O.R.E (formerly PTA) in celebrating our students and their families on November 16, 2018 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Build your own rice bowl and free play in the Old Gym.
Reminder No School Monday Nov. 12th in observance of Veterans Day. School will be in session Friday Nov. 16th.
Thanks to MRCS Middle and High School Students for a great Attendance and Academic Celebration! Congratulations to all for over 90% attendance during Quarter 1, and congratulations to the 7th grade for earning the coveted Crystal Eagle- with a cumulative GPA of 3.79 for the first quarter. Way to go Eagles!
Mark you calendars for conferences this Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm and Friday 8:30 am - 12:00 pm. Hope to see you there!
Can’t make the road trip to Hosanna Christian to catch tonight’s Volleyball game? You can catch the action online at: http://www.rivalblitz.com/hosanna-christian.html Go Eagles!
This Week at McKenzie 10/15/2018 Tues. HSVB @ Hosanna Christian - 4:00pm Wed. HS/MSXC @ Country Fair Classic - 3:00pm, MSVB @ Crow - 4:00pm, District Board Meeting - 5:30pm Thurs. Student Half Day Fri. HSFB @ Powers - 3:00pm Sat. MWL HSVB Tournament @ Harrisburg
On behalf of the PTA... Family Movie Night tomorrow, 10/11/18 in the Old Gym. Doors open at 5pm, movie starts at 5:30. Tickets are $3- all proceeds go to support MRCS! Pizza, drinks and dessert will be available for purchase. Hope to see you all there.
Downriver routes may be delayed due to an accident on Hwy 126.
We'll see you tonight at 5:30 pm for Open House/We Are McKenzie Night!
Open House is tomorrow night! Dinner starts at 5:30 pm. The evening program will begin in the Old Gym at 6:00 pm. From there, classrooms will be open for visitation until 7:30 pm.
Spirit Week continues and Teacher Twin Day has us seeing double! Lots of creative outfits today honoring their favorite teachers! Don't forget tomorrow is Green & Gold Day!
Today is Decade Day! What's your favorite era?
It’s a busy day at McKenzie today! Come on up and support our Volleyball team as they host some of the best teams in the State at their Annual RPI Tournament. Just up the road, the McKenzie Watershed Council is hosting its Annual Salmon Celebration from 10am - 3pm.