Congrats class of 2021! McKenzie families, We will honor our graduating class of 2021 on Saturday, June 12, 2021, at 11 a.m in the Old McKenzie High School Gym. We’re so proud to be celebrating the accomplishments of our students! Our school and community have faced many obstacles this year, from COVID to the Holiday Farm Fire. A celebration of our graduates and their accomplishments is well deserved. Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District Chief Rainbow Plews will act as the keynote speaker. Chief Rainbow is credited with saving lives and homes during the Holiday Farm Fire. The McKenzie School Class of 2021 chose the chief to provide their inspirational graduation speech. We will share virtual messages from U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden and Rep. Peter Defazio with graduates and attendees. The Hope Project, a local nonprofit, will also announce a special surprise for each graduate. With Lane County moving to lower risk this week, gym capacity has been expanded to allow seating of up to 405 people. Masks will still be required for all attendees. Go Eagles!, Lane Tompkins Superintendent McKenzie School District
Hello McKenzie families: We are back up and running, both phones and internet. If your student is accessing classes through CDL online, they should be able to log on. Please let us know if this is not working. Elementary Office: (541) 822-3315 Middle/High Office: (541) 822-3313 District Office: (541) 822-3338 Again, thank you for working with us on these ever changing challenges as we work through the recovery process. Thank you for all you do for your students. Keep up the good work, and finish this school year strong.
Good Morning McKenzie families, We are experiencing an internet hiccup here on campus. We are working on fixing the issue. For online students please keep checking in to your classrooms and trying to connect. We will update when it has been restored. This also affects our phone lines. If you need to contact the school, please use this cell number (458)239- 3699. Thank you for working through these challenges.
Just a quick reminder, Kindergarten Round-up is at 6:00 pm tonight! If you did not get the chance to sign up. Do not worry, here is the information to join: Kindergarten Round-up Wednesday, June 2 · 6:00 – 7:00 pm Google Meet joining info Video call link: https://meet.google.com/nii-wjom-pmx Or dial: (US) +1 617-675-4444 PIN: 516 605 336 7051# More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/nii-wjom-pmx?pin=5166053367051 We look forward to connecting with our incoming McKenzie River Community School families. See you there!
Please check out our announcements! More details on the COVID vaccination clinic tomorrow and our graduating class of 2021. https://conta.cc/34kd7n8
Hello McKenzie Families: Reminder, Lane County Public Health is hosting a COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at McKenzie River Community School. 𝐏𝐟𝐢𝐳𝐞𝐫 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧 & 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐕𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝. Pfizer (2 doses) ages 12+. Johnson & Johnson (1 dose) ages 18+. Everyone Welcome! You can find information about the clinic and a link to sign up here: COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics - Lane County 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: Thursday, May 27, 2021 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Time slots available for individuals ages 12-18 3:00pm - 6:00pm - Time slots available for all eligible ages. 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: Old Gym at the High School Please enter through the double doors directly into the gym from the breezeway by the high school entrance. If an individual aged 12, 13 or 14 is not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, they must have a signed copy of the county's consent form or they will not be eligible to receive the vaccine. The form can be found on the following link. More information about the clinic and a link to sign up here: https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=17388003 𝙄𝙛 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙮 𝙈𝙍𝘾𝙎 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙮𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙘, 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙨𝙝𝙚𝙙. 𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙠 𝙮𝙤𝙪
Hello McKenzie Families we wanted to let you know that Lane County Health will be holding a Covid-19 vaccination clinic for your 12-18 year old child and/or anyone still in need the vaccination at McKenzie River Community School. Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021. Time: 2:00-3:00 - McKenzie Students - ages 12-18 3:00-6:00 - All ages welcome, including walk-in's Place: Old Gym at the High School. Please enter through the double doors directly into the gym from the breezeway by the high school entrance. If an individual aged 12, 13 or 14 is not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian, they must have a signed copy of the county's consent form or they will not be eligible to receive the vaccine. The form can be found on the following link. You can find more information about the clinic and a link to sign up here: https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=17388003
Due to the power outage our budget and board meetings tonight ( May 19) will be rescheduled to next week. Thank you!
McKenzie families, Please fill out the survey in the link below to help us plan for our summer programs. Have a wonderful and safe weekend. https://conta.cc/3vNQVh4
Hello McKenzie Families, this is a friendly reminder that we have Friday school n̲o̲t̲ ̲t̲o̲m̲o̲r̲r̲o̲w̲ but 𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 Friday, May 14, 2021 and Friday, May 21, 2021. Have a wonderful day.
Our McKenzie teachers have gone above and beyond this year! Despite challenges from COVID and the wildfire, our teachers have continued to put our kids first. We want to thank them this week and every week. Make sure to send notes of thanks and encouragement to these heroes. A simple thank you card goes a long way.
In case you missed it, our District School Board voted to waive construction excise tax (CET) payments on residential and commercial building construction, replacing the buildings destroyed by the fire and future natural disasters. The waiver applies to the property owner during the emergency event and their family members who may have taken ownership. We will be working with Lane County to establish the best way to provide the funds to those who have already paid their CET on their rebuild. We know it's such a hard time for our community and our board wanted to do the right thing for our fellow community members as we look to the future.
Hello McKenzie families, This is a reminder for this Thursday, April 29, 2021 it is our current regular schedule for classes. It is 𝙣𝙤𝙩 a student half-day. Classes will begin at 8:30 am and end at 2:00 pm. 𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙩 𝙪𝙥𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙙𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙨: May 14, 2021- 5-day week-Friday school (make-up day) May 21, 2021- 5-day week-Friday school (make-up day) May 31, 2021- No school - Memorial Day Holiday June 4, 2021- Friday school (due to holiday) June 17, 2021- Last day of 2020-2021 School year
McKenzie Families, As you know, there is a bond on the May ballot for $15,215,000. You may have many questions about this bond. For instance, what sort of repairs and replacements will be made and what this might mean for taxpayers. The district will be holding two upcoming informational sessions to answer your questions. Walking tours will be available and COVID Safety Guidelines will be followed. Those attending will need to wear a mask and follow physical distancing. Information sessions: Mckenzie School District - Old Gym April 22nd: 6 p.m. April 30th: 1 p.m and 3 p.m.
Hello McKenzie Families: Important upcoming dates... Friday, April 16, 2021 - Classes in session, Friday school day Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Third quarter ends Thursday, April 29, 2021 - Current regular schedule 8:30am - 2 pm Friday, May 14, 2021 - Classes in session, Friday school day Friday, May 21, 2021 - Classes in session, Friday school day Have a wonderful day!
Hello McKenzie Families: We are hosting the Tooth Taxi this year! The last time they were here they provided over $20,000 of FREE dental care to McKenzie River Community School students. This opportunity for FREE DENTAL CARE is open to all McKenzie River Community School students and Little Eagles Pre-School participants. The Tooth Taxi will be here the week of April 26, 2021. This is an amazing opportunity for FREE DENTAL SERVICES! The Tooth Taxi will be right here on campus at McKenzie River Community School! If you would like to sign up to receive more information about this phenomenal opportunity coming right to our doorstep. Please follow this link and complete the survey: https://forms.gle/Y7fir8AT5m13FQVE9 Follow this link to get to know more about the Tooth Taxi: https://smileonoregon.org/p/dental-nonprofit-Wilsonville-OR-TOOTH-TAXI-p3494.asp
Check out our latest update for 7th - 12th graders and their return to campus. https://conta.cc/3rCJLtp
Hello McKenzie River Community: Is your child between the ages of 3-5 and potty trained; if you are interested in having them attend McKenzie Little Eagles Preschool, please send an email with your address and phone number to Lacey Joy at firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposed start date is March 29th with a shortened schedule and limited capacity.
We are sad to announce that Pam Sullivan will be retiring at the end of the school year. Please help us congratulate her! Pam has been the glue that has held our middle and high school together. Over the years, she has performed her job with calm professionalism and she rose to the challenge on all occasions. Pam says she had the perfect job, the best kids, the best staff, and was always treated with respect by everyone at McKenzie! She goes on to say her 25 years at McKenzie were a blessing and privilege! Congratulations on your retirement, Pam. You will be missed.
Kelly Shaw has some great mental health advice for our families as they navigate distance learning and the possibility of returning to campus. We are lucky to have this support. https://youtu.be/zHjgss3tV5M
Dear McKenzie Family Member, Thank you for your patience and understanding over the last couple of months. We know it has been one of the hardest years of many of our lives. As you know, we are carefully planning for a safe return on March 15. That being said, there are many obstacles for our district to tackle that goes beyond COVID. We are trying our best to meet that March 15 target, but that could change if challenges like connectivity and vacant positions on campus aren't remedied. Like many of you, we want to see those smiling faces back in class, but the health and safety of your student will always be our priority. You are receiving this letter because your student is enrolled in grades 1, 2, or 3 and is in the target group for our hopeful return on March 15. For us to plan for a safe transition back to campus, we would appreciate you taking the time to complete this survey about your student and family’s plans for the remainder of the school year - https://forms.gle/odL2nTUxT69z1iAs5 Families that choose to keep their student home will still have access to their classes through Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) as they have for the first half of the school year. There will likely be scheduling changes for CDL students, and we will keep you updated as planning progresses. Here's what we are hoping a day will look like on campus: Students will attend from 8:00 am - 2:00 pm, following the approved district calendar. Students may arrive on campus as early as 7:45 am in preparation for their health and safety screening. Transportation will be provided to and from the school. Free breakfast and lunch will also be available to all students, in-person or learning from home. Students will be required to follow all state mandated safety guidelines. Students will be required to wear a face-covering that covers their nose and mouth. Students will be expected to stay 6-feet apart, and students will eat lunch with their class. Our welcoming back committee continues to work on additional safety measures that we will share with you in the coming weeks. As mentioned above, our school and community face several additional challenges beyond COVID-19 caused by the Holiday Farm Fire. Right now we are without a permanent, reliable internet connection. We need to be connected to the internet to serve all of our students on campus. We are still diligently working to fill much-needed staffing positions, especially in the transportation department. If you or someone you know may be interested in driving for us, please visit https://mckenzieschool.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx and apply online. Without an additional bus driver and custodian returning will be difficult, so please share this with anyone who may fit the job description. We know you will have many questions in the coming weeks, and we will continue to offer weekly messaging to keep you updated on anything new. We are looking forward to having students return to campus soon as we support all of our students in furthering their education! Go Eagles!, Lane Tompkins Superintendent Mckenzie School District Click here for more information: https://conta.cc/3uwEWov
McKenzie families, After weeks of careful planning, our school reopening committee decided to recommend Monday, March 15, as a safe target for allowing students to return for in-person instruction for grades 1, 2 and 3. We hope to welcome back Preschool, Kindergarten, 4th, 5th and 6th grades the week after Spring Break. This will allow teachers to collaborate and mindfully plan for a supportive transition. Middle and High School grades will tentatively follow in subsequent weeks. An announcement with further details for those students will be released by March 19th. Since November, we have been safely providing in-person distance learning support on campus to more than four dozen students. These students include elementary, middle, and high school. We recognize the need to continue offering this service for those students even when we welcome our first, second and third-grade students back on March 15. We have highlighted a tentative daily schedule below. You may have started to notice other districts in our area reopening, but we are battling additional obstacles because of the devastating wildfires that affected our community. Our internet connectivity remains a problem. We have been working with state and local resources to ensure that the internet is restored on campus so that when we welcome back students, there is a stable internet connection. We are hopeful we will be fully connected by the middle of March. Another obstacle has been the debris left from the fire. We continue to clean up the campus, but more needs to be done when removing trees that still present a hazard. Thank you for your continued support through this challenging year. We hope that by setting these goals for reopening, our families have a reasonable amount of time to make plans to return. We look forward to welcoming our students back, but our priorities will always remain our staff and students' health and safety. We know it has been frustrating at times, and we are still here for you. Keep in mind our decision is based on current COVID conditions. If cases were to grow significantly in our community, we would have to make additional adjustments. We ask that our school families follow all of the recommended CDC guidelines so that we can continue to serve our students in-person. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask us. Lane Tompkins Superintendent Mckenzie School District See more of our full message by going to this link: https://conta.cc/3phLwem
Hello McKenzie families and community: Are you or do you know someone who has or is a caretaker for young children? Check out his opportunity from the Family Resource Center (FRC)! Circle of Security Parenting, a curriculum based in connection and relationship offered free to our community. Click link for more information and to register: https://forms.gle/8pekPfx4ecvWLTjHA
Our reopening committee has been working hard to find a safe solution for our McKenzie families hoping to return to campus. We know you are anxious to hear about our plans and we are getting close to a decision. One of our biggest obstacles has been securing stable internet connection. As we prepare to welcome back students, we want to be sure everyone can remain connected. Here’s a message from Mr. Tompkins, with more to come this week. https://youtu.be/FhNRpOlwaSA
We have a lot of great things happening at McKenzie. Here is our latest email with all of the most up to date information. https://conta.cc/3pxs52i
For nearly five decades, Jenny Stamatis has been a part of the Eagle family. She graduated from McKenzie in 1974. She worked for our district for 25 years and spent 22 years driving buses for our team! She says she has loved connecting with students over the years and McKenzie will always hold a special place in her heart. Please help us congratulate Jenny on her retirement.
We are expanding our Eagle family with two job openings right now. Click here to apply - https://www.mckenziesd.org/o/mckenzie-school-district/page/jobs--6?fbclid=IwAR1Nv-DCFOWFtjQelTFx6COeMVpREvFig9r51gQnCxNwmZQQZobVnZfmLrU
Continued Breakfast/Lunch Deliveries Hello McKenzie Families, There have been a lot of changes since we first sent out the food program sign-up in October. If you would like to continue or begin please fill out form. By not filling out the form you are cancelling or letting us know you do not want food. Thank you! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxbs5nW1j0IFpuBZkXUereV-KmzHCihVlJ8-FcrR9SYF_3DA/viewform?usp=sf_link
As part of school board appreciation month, we would like to recognize our amazing board members. Despite all of the challenges we have faced, our members continue to put kids first and advocate for their safety and education. Please take a moment and offer your kind words in the comments below. #schoolboardmonth
Check out our latest update on three future virtual public meetings. We need your input! Click here for the zoom link: https://conta.cc/39A5pYy
Good Morning McKenzie Families: Sorry for switching gears so soon, due to the widespread power outages up river there will be 𝒏𝒐 𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝑴𝒄𝑲𝒆𝒏𝒛𝒊𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒅𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒔. Neither of the support sites will be operating today. 𝐍𝐨 𝐦𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐝𝐮𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐧𝐨 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫. Thank you.
Good Morning McKenzie Families: On Site Support 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐬 is cancelled for today as there is no power at the school. The Holiday Inn learning site 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧. Classes will be in session as usual, it is only the CDL site support at the school campus that is cancelled. If you receive meals, they will be available at the school site for pick up only. Sorry for any inconviences. Have a wonderful day.
Click the link below to read our latest distance learning update and watch new videos with Mr. Tompkins. https://conta.cc/2XA81Qp
My apologies, the picture did not come through. Important dates for January: -Tomorrow, Friday, 1/8/21, In session (make up day). -Monday, 1/18/21, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, No school - Holiday. -Friday, 1/22/21, In session (due to the holiday Monday). -Friday, 1/29/21, In session (make up day). Thank you.
Welcome back, Eagles! We hope you had a safe and fun break. We are looking forward to a brighter 2021 and we are happy to share some of the good things happening on campus relating to our cleanup efforts. We know that connectivity remains a major issue, and we are working with our local and state agencies to find solutions. Thank you! Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/DebcDKWw00I
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 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 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.
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
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
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
If you or your family members are feeling stressed, anxious, or exhausted as a result of the Holiday Farm Fire, you are not alone. Here’s is a message from Mr. Tompkins. https://youtu.be/4rvROLeiOg8 The Oregon Department of Education has also put together this guide of additional mental health resources: https://www.mckenziesd.org/.../page/holiday-farm-fire-info #McKenziestrong
Hello McKenzie Families: We want to do what we can to help. We did not get many responses to this survey, please take a moment to fill it out. Thank you to all that responded already. This will help us get families the resources that are needed to help your student(s) be successful. We realize that some of the information is duplicative, we apologize and Thank You for your time. https://forms.gle/GWGiuniiaRfYX2Fu6
Congratulations to Elaine Bryson, who was appointed to the McKenzie School Board. We are so lucky to have her advocating for our students. Bryson was a past district employee and served as the Director of Programs/Grant Writer. She has been a member of this community for more than 25 years. As a parent of a McKenzie School District graduate, she says she feels she will be able to support the Board, Administration, staff, and our community during this unprecedented difficult time.
Hi Eagles! We are so proud of you during these challenging times. Here’s a message from Mr. Tompkins and our School Board Chair, Tim Halloran https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=071BPUa27yc&t=3s
Hello McKenzie River Community School Families: Please take a moment to fill out this survey. It will help us get families the resources that are needed to help students be successful. We realize that some of the information is duplicative, we apologize and Thank You for your time. https://forms.gle/GWGiuniiaRfYX2Fu6
The time for tomorrow's opportunity to meet with the teaching staff at Guy Lee Elementary is 2-3:30 pm. Sorry for any confusion. The address is: 755 Harlow Rd, Springfield, OR 97477. We look forward to seeing you there!
Hello McKenzie Families, Well done last week kicking off the 2020-2021 school year! Although it looks much different that what we are used to, we did it! When staff went up river, it was great to see familiar faces and check in on the families we have had little to no contact with. It was also an opportunity to see first hand the state of the school and the community. It was a hard but rewarding day, thank you to all who were able to make it out. This is a friendly reminder that teaching staff will be at Guy Lee Elementary tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from 2-2:30 PM to meet with families that are currently in "town"(Eugene/Springfield/surrounding areas), on the down river side of the closure or that have not had a chance to meet with teaching staff yet. We look forward to seeing you there! #mckenziestrong
Hello McKenzie Families, We know this first week has had some bumps, you have once again shown your grit and resilience. Well done. This is a friendly reminder that teaching staff will be up river at the McKenzie Bridge Christian Church tomorrow, Friday, October 2, 2020. Staff will be available to meet from noon until at least 1:30 PM. A light lunch will be provided by Project Hope starting at noon. For our McKenzie Families currently in Springfield/Eugene or on the down river side of the pilot car area, stay tuned, there will be an opportunity for you to meet with teaching staff as well.
Many of our Eagle flock have been forced from their nests due to the Holiday Farm Fire. If you need support during this time check www.lanecounty.org/mckenziefire. The Red Cross can also help, find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/RedCrossCascades, online: www.redcross.org/cascades or phone (503) 284-1234. #McKenzieStrong
McKenzie students, staff, families and neighbors, tonight the only message I wish to share is this: together we will make it through. Additional information will be available in the morning
McKenzie to Start School Year Remotely This September. Learn more at: https://www.mckenziesd.org/article/279384?org=mckenzie-school-district
Our graduation video is now posted to YouTube in case you missed it on Facebook. Follow the link below to view our celebration of the Class of 2020! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvI1-b7wbBg
Hello McKenzie Families, we still have some items that need to be returned. If you were unable to take advantage of the drop off days. Please contact the elementary office at (541)822-3315 / email email@example.com to make arrangements to get any school property returned.
https://youtu.be/8qjlZY1gEd8 We have a tradition at McKenzie to send our students into summer break with a can-can dance as they drive away on the last day of school. To keep the tradition alive, we've created a social distancing version. We hope you have a fun and safe summer break! We can't wait to see you again. Go Eagles!
We forgot to include a very important item in the list of returns. If you have a 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩, please return it during our return times. Return times are 𝙩𝙤𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝙏𝙪𝙚𝙨𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙤𝙬, 𝙒𝙚𝙙𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙙𝙖𝙮, 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 10 𝙖𝙢 𝙩𝙤 3 𝙥𝙢 both days. 𝙋𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙨𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙗𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙙𝙪𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚, 𝙨𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙖𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨, 𝙘𝙝𝙖𝙥𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨, 𝙩𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨, 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡 𝙡𝙤𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙗𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙪𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙨, 𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙝 𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙞𝙥𝙪𝙡𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 (𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙨, 𝙚𝙩𝙘.), 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙗𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙙𝙨. We will be returning items to the homework room, drive around the backside of the school where the buses drop off students, this is the same area that pick up was done. Please follow social distancing by staying in your vehicle until it is your turn at the window to return your items. See you soon! If you are unable to utilize one of these times, please reach out to either office by phone or email: Elementary (541)822-3315 firstname.lastname@example.org or MS/HS (541)822-3313 email@example.com . 𝙋.𝙎. 𝙒𝙚 𝙖𝙡𝙨𝙤 𝙝𝙖𝙫𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙛𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙨 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙀 𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙚𝙧 𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙢 𝙖𝙫𝙖𝙞𝙡𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙠-𝙪𝙥. https://drive.google.com/open?id=1OnhBIwAMHiuBIugjN5UYzJew9lYVCndB
From our community partner: The McKenzie River Food Bank is open today June 9, 2020 from 3 PM to 6PM. 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 we will also have the 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐦: This is lunches for children ages 1 through 18. You can pick them up at the Food Pantry today for the next 2 weeks. 𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐚 𝐫𝐞𝐠𝐮𝐥𝐚𝐫 𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞, 𝐣𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐮𝐩 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐝. Our volunteers will shop for you and bring you your boxes. We are also asking that you stagger your arrival times as follows: 3 pm - 4 pm A - H, 4 pm - 5 pm I - P, 5 pm - 6 pm Q – Z. Please come join us. We have no plans to close. We will be 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝟒𝐭𝐡 𝐓𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡. Thanks, Sue O'Brien Manager McKenzie River Food Pantry
McKenzie Families: Item turn in times start tomorrow, Tuesday, 6/9/20 and Wednesday, 6/10/20 from 10 am to 3 pm. Please return anything that should be returned during this time, such as library books, chapter books, textbooks, math manipulatives (counting blocks, etc.), and Chromebooks with cords. We will be returning items to the homework room, around the backside of the school where the buses drive, this is the same area that pick up was done. Please follow social distancing by staying in your vehicle until it is your turn at the window to return your items. See you soon! If you are unable to utilize one of these times, please reach out to either office by phone or email: Elementary (541)822-3315 firstname.lastname@example.org or MS/HS (541)822-3313 email@example.com . https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OnhBIwAMHiuBIugjN5UYzJew9lYVCndB/view?usp=drivesdk
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? It's the last week of school! Wednesday Dress Up Day (6/10): SCHOOL COLORS- Let's end the school year sporting your McKenzie gear or rocking a crazy green and gold outfit. Weekly Challenge: Random Acts of Kindness! This week, look for opportunities to show that you care by performing Random Acts of Kindness. Send in a story or a picture to let us know how you're helping others! Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org Go Eagles!
𝐌𝐄𝐀𝐋 𝐑𝐄𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐃𝐄𝐑 : Our 𝙡𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮 𝙙𝙖𝙮 will be tomorrow, Monday, 6/8/20, there will be no meal delivery on Thursday, 6/11/20. 𝘼𝙡𝙡 𝙛𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙙𝙖𝙮𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙣𝙚𝙭𝙩 𝙬𝙚𝙚𝙠 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙚 𝙙𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙣 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙖𝙮 𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙪𝙨𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙩𝙞𝙢𝙚. If you need to update your form, please use the link: https://forms.gle/H2QvduPi9VszfRzR6 Thank you
Hello McKenzie Families- MEAL UPDATE: It was decided today we will have our LAST DELIVERY DAY on Monday, 6/8/20, there will be no meal delivery on Thursday, 6/11/20. All five days of meals for next week will be delivered on Monday at the usual time. If you need to update your form, please use the link: https://forms.gle/H2QvduPi9VszfRzR6 Thank you
UPRIVER & ERNIE'S ROUTE- meals are on time. Sorry for any confusion. Thank you
Sherri's bus meal delivery: mechanical issues have us delivering in the school's white van. We will be running 15-25 minutes behind schedule. Please be patient and wait for the us. Thank you
McKenzie Families: Item turn in times are scheduled for Tuesday, 6/9/20 and Wednesday, 6/10/20 from 10 am to 3 pm. Please return anything that should be returned during this time, such as library books, chapter books, textbooks, math manipulatives (counting blocks, etc.), and Chromebooks with cords. We will be returning items to the homework room, around the backside of the school where the buses drive, this is the same area that pick up was done. Please follow social distancing by staying in your vehicle until it is your turn at the window to return your items. See you next week! If you are unable to utilize one of these times, please reach out to either office by phone or email: Elementary (541)822-3315 email@example.com or MS/HS (541)822-3313 firstname.lastname@example.org . https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OnhBIwAMHiuBIugjN5UYzJew9lYVCndB/view?usp=sharing
Meal update: We have three delivery days remaining: Tomorrow-Thursday, June 4th; Monday, June 8th; Thursday, June 11th. Please remember to meet the bus at your stop. If you need to update your form use the link: https://forms.gle/H2QvduPi9VszfRzR6
From Oregon Department of Education: "Oregon is the recipient of a grant to provide funds to children experiencing food insecurity during this Pandemic. The Oregon Department of Education Child Nutrition Programs is supporting The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) program by collecting data from schools. If your child is eligible, you will be contacted shortly by DHS. Instructions will be included to activate or refuse benefits." All students 𝙚𝙣𝙧𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙙 at McKenzie are eligible due to our Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which allows us to offer breakfast and lunch free of charge to students. To help answer questions, see our website, Facebook page or follow these links for more information: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Am6pN2noLjx6a-LEih8w1LF3FBrohzzy/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1AjmesAwJsgYxbNFC3QJKnU59OLm-Y6lV/view?usp=sharing
Hello McKenzie Families, As the last lessons are sent out today, Tuesday, June 2nd, students will have the rest of this week and beginning of next week to finish any work. We will be sending a schedule out tomorrow with times available to start dropping off text books, reading books, and Chromebooks to the school next week.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Danielle Melcher Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: Spending the weekend in Redmond with the volleyball team when we made it to the state finals. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -Volleyball team captain for 2 years -Volleyball First-Team All-League -Basketball team captain -Basketball Second-Team All-League -ASB officer for 2 years -High Honor Roll Plans for the Future: This summer I will work as a member of the hand crew for Mckenzie Fire. In the fall I will attend Oregon State University to study Forest Restoration and Fire. Message from Family: "Danielle, your desire to work hard, dedication in leadership, and role as a mentor have left me without words. Your contributions to our community, our school, and our family have been tremendous. I look forward to watching you grow into your future endeavors and what you contribute to this world. Go do great things!"
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (6/3): SENIOR DAY - Help send off our graduating seniors by dressing up like an elderly person! Weekly Challenge: Well Wishes to Graduating Seniors- Comment on this post a kind message or well wishes to honor our seniors as they embark on their next adventure. Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at email@example.com Go Eagles!
Meal update: We have four delivery days remaining: Tomorrow-Monday, June 1st; Thursday, June 4th; Monday, June 8th; Thursday, June 11th. Please remember to meet the bus at your stop. If you need to update your form use the link: https://forms.gle/H2QvduPi9VszfRzR6
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Katrina Drummond Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: Staying a night in the gym for team bonding. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -Most improved for volleyball in 2017 -Third Team for volleyball 2019 -Varsity letter Plans for the Future: I plan to head to LA and pursue my modeling career. Hopefully travel to do exciting shows and photoshoots! Message from Family: "Graduation day is both an ending and a beginning… a sunset and a sunrise. It is a gateway from the past with all its memories to the future with all its possibilities. It is a threshold to a new time in your life..a time to recognize all that you have accomplished this far, a time to set and achieve new goals, a time to look to the future, and make all your dreams a reality… now is the time to live your life to the fullest. There is a huge world out there with unlimited opportunities just waiting for you. When you were a little girl we held your hand, guided you, and protected you as best we could. It’s time for us to let go of your hand now and trust in the strong beautiful woman that you have become. Spread your wings and fly. We love you. -Mom & Dad"
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Lola Seiler Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: Running up and down the hallways after every away game in middle school. We would get back super late, and when everyone went inside to use the restroom we would all sprint down the halls in the dark. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -OG Choir student award -3rd Team Mountain West All League Athletic Award -Basic participation awards -Ms. Clutch award for basketball and volleyball. Plans for the Future: Attend beauty school to become a cosmetologist, so I can support myself while I go to a University to become a grief counselor. Message from Family: "Lola, Who would of known that you would grow up to be such an amazing person?? HA! You were such a brat when you were little! Let’s face it, you still are kind of :P. You experienced loss at such a young age, and it seemed like all through your life the losses just kept coming and coming. You learned from a young age how resilient you can be. You have developed into something so special. You are smart, responsible, kind, beautiful, thoughtful, talented and SO CREATIVE! I love how you giggle and embrace your dorkiness. You are there for your friends to be a good listener, even when your own heart is hurting. You fight just as hard as you love, any of your close friends can vouch for that. We are so proud of you for all of your accomplishments, hard work and dedication. We know that this is just the beginning and that there is nothing but great things to come your way. I have no doubt that no matter what path in life you choose, that no matter where you may go, you are destined for greatness. You are so incredibly loved, and you make this world a better place."
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Brook Caulley Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: My favorite memory at McKenzie was getting to TA for the Kindergarten class this year. Working and hanging out with the kids was always the highlight of my day. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -Varsity letter -3rd team all-league in volleyball Plans for the Future: I plan to attend Central Oregon Community College for 2 years and then transfer to a university for a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Message from Family: "We are so proud of Brook as she graduates from high school. Through her work as a TA she's been able to brighten the lives of many children. As she pursues a degree and a career in early childhood development, I'm sure she'll brighten this world with all of the faith, hope, and love she'll pour into the next generation."
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Joshua Cornwell Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: Taking yearbook photos. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : Principals Honor Roll 2019-2020 school year. Plans for the Future: -Get a job to support myself. -Maybe become a detective. Message from Family: "Congratulations! We are very very proud of your work over the past years, and we know you're going places in life. We're really happy and excited that you're graduating in 2020. We love you!"
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (5/27): HOLIDAY DAY - Dress for your favorite holiday – no matter what time of the year it is! Weekly Challenge: SOLVE THIS RIDDLE- "I have cities, but no houses. I have mountains, but no trees. I have water, but no fish. What am I?" Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org Go Eagles!
Meal update: We will deliver tomorrow, Tuesday, 5/26/20 and Thursday, 5/28/20. Our last delivery day for the "school year" will be Thursday, 6/11/20.
Reminder-Tomorrow, Monday, 5/25/20, is Memorial Day, we will not be in session or delivering meals. We will deliver on Tuesday, 5/26/20 and Thursday, 5/28/20. Our last delivery day for the "school year" will be Thursday, 6/11/20.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Mae Delara Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: One of my favorite memories was the first trip we took to Hoodoo Autobahn. I had never been and it was such a great experience. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -Helped found the MRCS Garden Club. -ASB President and ASB Vice President the previous year. -Maintained Straight A's my senior year. Plans for the Future: I plan on moving to Albany to study at Linn Benton Community College for my first year or two of college, and then transfer to Oregon State University to major in Veterinary Medicine. Message from Family: "Mae, you are an amazing person and we are so excited to see the amazing person you are going to become!"
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Cedric DeKlerk Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: My favorite memory from Mckenzie was being a part of the band. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular): -John Philip Sousa Award -Principal Clarinet Player of Eugene Youth Symphony -Solo Clarinet Player Music in May -Straight A’s my senior year. -Pacific Luthern Honor Band Plans for the Future: -Attend the University of Oregon. -Professional clarinet player -International soloist Message from Family: "From the day Cedric was born I knew he was a very special guy. Speaking the Dutch language with him for the first two years of his life was so much fun. To this day, Cedric still has the accent, tongue, and technique, necessary to pronounce those guttural Dutch G’s. As a musician, and as a father, I saw Cedric as a fun kid playing with a keyboard and other music toys growing into a young man with a passion for classical music, absorbing everything from the intricate scales, the tempo, and rhythm changes, to get to know the background of those composers, who’s talent and inspiration are capable to produce some of the most beautiful sonata’s or etudes available. Cedric spends so much time in his room behind his computer on his clarinet until he gets it right. Hour after hour of practice will it take until he feels he is worthy of playing the piece for us and others. With the help of his music teacher(s), Cedric is on his way to go study under one of the world's leading clarinetists at the University of Oregon this fall. I have no doubt Cedric will climb to the highest level of what he would like to achieve, for his ambition reaches further and beyond what he currently is capable of. I can’t wait until the day I see him perform on the grand stage and I will be so proud of him, as I am of him now. Congratulations Cedric!"
Reminder-Meal update: Tomorrow, Thursday, 5/21/20, we will be delivering meals for Thursday, Friday AND Monday. Monday, 5/25/20, is Memorial Day, we will not be in session or delivering meals. We will deliver on Tuesday, 5/26/20 and Thursday, 5/28/20. Our last delivery day for the "school year" will be Thursday, 6/11/20.
Meal update: This Thursday, 5/21/20, we will be delivering meals for Thursday, Friday AND Monday. Monday, 5/25/20, is Memorial Day, we will not be in session or delivering meals. We will deliver on Tuesday, 5/26/20 and Thursday, 5/28/20. Our last delivery day for the "school year" will be Thursday, 6/11/20.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Rosemary Bugbey Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: I made some of my favorite memories at McKenzie while being a teacher’s assistant for Betsy Gabriel in the high school library. She always shared stories and memories with me, and I looked forward to it every day. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -Finished high school with a 4.07 cumulative GPA -Ranked 1st in class -On the Principal's Honor Roll from every quarter -Helped start the MRCS Garden Club in 2019 -Completed 70 hours of volunteer work at Riverbend Hospital in the Post Anesthesia Care Unit. Plans for the Future: I plan on starting classes at Oregon State University this Fall. I will be majoring in Political Science and Pre-Law studies, and I will eventually attend law school. Message from Family: "Rosemary, we are so proud of all your hard work in school and excited for you to start college at OSU. We know you are going to do amazing things!"
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (5/20): Wacky Sock Day - Time to rock your craziest pair of socks! Weekly Challenge: Who can blow the biggest bubble gum bubble? Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at email@example.com Go Eagles!
Meal delivery: Our buses are just leaving campus bringing meals today. Please meet your bus at the stop. Thank you.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Galen Fox Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: Going on a field trip to Silver Falls State Park when I was in 8th grade, and being able to walk behind multiple giant waterfalls. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -Phi Theta Kappa honors society member. -Middle/high school Principal's list from 6th-10th grade. -Cross Country team member from 8th-10th grade. -Wally Bullard Memorial Band Award. -Fabulous Four Award for Acting in a Safe Manner in the Cafeteria. Plans for the Future: Attend Oregon State University to pursue degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Renewable Materials through the College of Forestry. Message from Family: "From winter music programs to book fairs, Outdoor School to Mountain West, from dances to science fairs, salmon streams to the top of an old growth fir, Cross Country to Silver Falls; between Kindergarten and LCC, what a journey it has been! We’re grateful for the many opportunities and the support that the teachers, staff, and community of McKenzie have provided for Galen all along the way. Thank you and onward!"
Hello McKenzie Families! A friendly reminder that tomorrow, Thursday, 5/14/20, is a meal delivery day. We will be bringing meals on the 2-hour delayed morning route. Meals are for kids up to 18 years old, current McKenzie student or not. If there are updates or you would like to sign up, you can find the meal form here: https://forms.gle/Ltxc4eaV6tz4FcQf8 If you have any questions, such as time of meal drop off etc. Please put it in the comments section. Have a great evening.
SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Owen Rudisill Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: When we beat Alsea in basketball by one point in an exciting game. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : -Honor Roll or Principal's List every quarter. -Ranked 2nd in my class. -I am proud of how I improved in Woodshop. -Lettering in track. Plans for the Future: I plan to go to Lane Community College to study aircraft mechanics. Message from Family: Owen, we are so very proud of you. Your hard work and dedication over the last few years in spite of the challenges have paid off. We know it hasn’t always been easy for you but you did it! This is a huge accomplishment, the first of many for you. Our wish for you: - Share your gifts with the world. - Take chances but remember to wear sunscreen and a lifejacket (for your mother’s sake). - Go places you’ve never been. - Dream big…you are so much more capable than you think. - Most importantly, is that you experience joy and fulfillment in every aspect of your life. We are so grateful to have you for our son. Congratulations to you! Love, Mom & Dad
To honor the graduating class of 2020, we will be posting "Senior Spotlights" to remember their time at McKenzie, celebrate their accomplishments, and look forward to their bright futures. Our first senior is River Bugbey! Favorite K-12 memory at McKenzie: Visiting the State Capitol for Government class. Accomplishments (academic, athletic, or extracurricular) : Elected Senior Class President Increased GPA up to a 4.0 (current) Plans for the Future: Attend Southern Oregon University to study emerging media and digital arts. Message from his Family: "We are so proud of you, River, and excited to see you start your next chapter in life at SOU this fall and pursue your dreams!"
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (5/13): TEACHER LOOK ALIKE - Students dress like their favorite teacher for the day! Weekly Challenge: BRING YOUR PET TO SCHOOL- Take a picture of you and your pet(s) doing schoolwork from home. Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org Go Eagles!
Hello McKenzie Families! A friendly reminder that tomorrow, Monday, 5/11/20, is a meal delivery day. We will be bringing meals on the 2-hour delayed morning route. Meals are for kids up to 18 years old, current McKenzie student or not. If there are updates or you would like to sign up, you can find the meal form here: https://forms.gle/Ltxc4eaV6tz4FcQf8 If you have any questions, such as time of meal drop off etc. Please put it in the comments section. Have a great evening.
Hello McKenzie Families! A friendly reminder that today, Thursday, 5/7/20, is a meal delivery day. We will be bringing meals on the 2-hour delayed morning route. Meals are for kids up to 18 years old, McKenzie student or not. If there are updates or you would like to sign up, you can find the meal form here: https://forms.gle/Ltxc4eaV6tz4FcQf8 If you have any questions, such as time of meal drop off etc. Please put it in the comments section. Have a great day.
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (5/6): Out of This World - Go crazy with space-themed outfits! Weekly Challenge: Bottle Flip - We're throwing it back this week to the beloved bottle flip challenge. What drove teachers crazy in their classrooms, is now the challenge for you at home. Directions: 1) Fill a plastic bottle 1/4-1/3 full of water. 2) Flip the plastic water bottle so it lands upright. 3) See how many bottle flips you can successfully land in 60 seconds. For official bottle flipping rules and current world records, visit https://fibfa.com/pages/rules (we can't believe it's a real website either). Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at email@example.com Go Eagles!
Our teachers wanted to say hello and let our students know how much we miss them. To see the video, use this link: https://youtu.be/FUOFocxaCLo
Hello McKenzie Families! A friendly reminder that tomorrow, Monday, 5/4/20, is a meal delivery day. We will be bringing meals on the 2-hour delayed morning route. Meals are for kids up to 18 years old, McKenzie student or not. If there are updates or you would like to sign up, you can find the meal form here: https://forms.gle/Ltxc4eaV6tz4FcQf8 If you have any questions, such as time of meal drop off etc. Please put it in the comments section. Have a great evening.
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (4/29): Decade Day - Pick a decade (50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s) and have a great time remembering the fashion of that era. Weekly Challenge: Blindfolded Artist - Put on a blindfold and try your best to draw a picture of an eagle. Send in a photo with your drawing to show us your artistic abilities, or lack thereof. Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org Go Eagles!
Good Morning McKenzie Families, today is a meal delivery day. We will be around with meals on our 2-hour delayed morning route. If you need meals or to update your form, go here: https://forms.gle/5XE4DdiJLn3Zdi8x6 Next meal delivery day is Thursday.
Today, tomorrow, next month, next year. #WeWillPlayAgain Get the app OSAA.org/app. Best pics tomorrow win OSAA Nike gear! https://drive.google.com/a/mckenziesd.com/file/d/1bUcQ8CK4a2xG6TOP0F2tNuMg2_za9LCN/view?usp=drivesdk
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (4/22): Character Day- Dress up as your favorite movie, TV, or book character. Weekly Challenge: Learn this Dance- "The Weeknd Blinding Lights TikTok Challenge". Many have watched this dance go viral, now we want to see your rendition! Find a helpful tutorial linked below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIppvEryH6U Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at email@example.com Go Eagles!
Meal reminder: Today is a meal delivery day. Meet the bus on the 2-hour delayed morning route at your stop. Meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are delivered today. Please fill out the form if you need meals or have any updates. https://forms.gle/7SQNV4wsvXVVtd4T9
Hello families, today is the day to pick-up your student's belongings. It is not as busy as we had expected. Feel free to come any time before 3pm. If there is a car in front of you, your patience is appreciated. If 7-12th grade need their math workbook, please have their number that is on the book they work from. Tomorrow is meal delivery day. Remember we bring meals on a 2-hour delayed bus route. Meet the bus at your stop to get the meals. We hope everyone is safe, well and beginning to adjust to Distance Learning. We can do this together, stay strong McKenzie!
Visit bit.ly/mkzsia to learn more about McKenzie’s Student Investment Account Application. You can also provide written comment about the application to the District Board for their April 15th meeting.
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (4/15): Twin Day- Organize an outfit with a social distance friend and send in pictures of each of you. Weekly Challenge: Random Acts of Kindness! This week, look for opportunities to show that you care by performing Random Acts of Kindness. Send in a story or a picture to let us know how you're helping others! Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org Go Eagles!
Does your student have personal belongings to pick-up from campus? All personal belongings have been bagged from lockers for middle and high school and from classrooms for kindergarten thru sixth grade. Pick-up items on Wednesday, 4/15/20. Pick-up times are for our whole student body please use your student's last name to determine your pick-up time: A-H 9am-11am; I-P 11am-1pm; Q-Z 1pm-3pm. Pick-up will happen out of the old gym, pull up to curb, stay in your car, give your name and grade and your belongings will be brought out to you. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11UwnhfBZV7XIcZ9cjRdlBVOBdJwwfuv0/view?usp=sharing
Meal delivery day! We will be delivering meals for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this morning, 4/13/20. Please remember to meet the bus so we can do our part for social distancing. We bring meals on a 2-hour delay morning routes.
Remember today is meal delivery day! Please meet your bus at your stop. Two-hour delayed morning bus route. Due to social distancing, we are not allowed to take meals to doors. We will also be out delivering more materials for students today. We hope you are all well and safe.
We've got spirit, yes we do! We've got spirit, how 'bout you? Wednesday Dress Up Day (4/9): Tacky Day – Forgo all fashion rules for this day of crazy fun. Weekly Challenge: Solve this Riddle... “I have no doors but I have keys, I have no rooms but I do have a space, you can enter but you can never leave. What am I?” Student Spotlight: Share your hobbies, hidden talents, or let us know what you're doing for fun during this time of social distancing! If you want your school spirit photos shared to the school’s livestream and facebook page, email them to Ms. Christensen at email@example.com Go Eagles!
MRCS Distance Learning School Spirit Hello Eagles! We hope you are staying safe and healthy. We miss seeing you around campus, and want a fun way to check in with you throughout the week. So put on your silly outfits, show us what you’re working on in your free time, and try to complete the fun challenges we’ll send out. Take a picture of your school spirit and email it to Ms. Christensen at firstname.lastname@example.org . She will be posting your photos and weekly school spirit reminders to the school’s livestream and facebook page.https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QO0rXM1rZpEV-EPFZ_vnyAiGValdrJbi/view?usp=sharing
Supplemental Education begins today! Follow the link to learn more: https://www.mckenziesd.org/o/mckenzie-school-district/news
Hello McKenzie families: In order to support our students in our Distance Learning Program, we would like to offer the checking out of Chromebooks from the school. In accordance with District policy, Chromebooks would be checked out from the school with the sole intent and purpose of students being able to do their school work from home. A contract will need to be signed and asset numbers recorded in order to borrow a school device. We are offering curbside pickup at the school this Friday, April 3rd, 2020.. Time of Pickup is based on Last Name: A-H 9am-11am, I-P 11am-1pm, Q-Z 1pm-3pm. If you are unable to utilize this curbside pickup please let us know and we will find another way to get devices to you as soon as possible. Email: Brent.email@example.com Please follow this link for complete details and the process for pick up: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BltqklObiXUt1yQWYnElc8w9v4fnV6rwcULIizZGrzE/edit?usp=sharing
Follow the link for the April 1st Closure Update and learn more about McKenzie's Distance Learning for All efforts. https://www.mckenziesd.org/article/224601?org=mckenzie-school-district
Meal update: please remember that we will be delivering meals tomorrow, Thursday, this will be meals for Thursday and Friday. Milk will be a 1/2g per child/per delivery. If you don't want milk or you would not like that much. Please go and update your form Thank you.
Meal update: Next week we will be delivering 5 days of meals. Deliveries will be on Monday (M/T/W meals) and Thursday (Th/F meals). Delivering on the 2-hour delayed bus routes. Please meet bus at your stop. Follow this link to view the menu: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12mKvQ-emQxkcPQusZxXn-CDcq1Wz2uPv/view?usp=sharing If you need to fill out or update your responses for the meal survey follow this link: https://forms.gle/gN85XXZhkKrbZPTs6
Governor Brown issues "Stay Home" Executive Order this morning. Learn more here: https://mailchi.mp/oregon/news-releasegovernor-kate-brown-tightens-social-distancing-measures-tells-oregonians-to-stay-home-save-lives?e=6ebacf48c2
Meal update: Hello families-Don't forget we are also providing meals this week. Please go in and update your form if you: 1) Had originally declined and would like to start receiving meals. 2) Wish to no longer receive meals. 3) Will be gone and don't want us to deliver for those dates, let us know the dates. This information is confidential and will only be used for meal delivery purposes. https://forms.gle/QKiSLW47d3ibHgcG8 Tomorrow, Tuesday, 3/24/2020, we will be delivering Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday's meals.
Please visit https://www.mckenziesd.org/article/214437?org=mckenzie-school-district for the March 18th, 2020 closure update.
Governor Brown extends closure through April 28th. Stay tuned for more specifics over the coming days. https://mailchi.mp/oregon/news-releasegovernor-kate-brown-extends-statewide-school-closure-until-april-28-publishes-full-executive-orders?e=37f2e9bb9d&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Dear McKenzie Community, We apologize for the number of messages but we recently discovered that our system was only reaching a few families and we don’t want to miss anyone. We shared on Saturday that this past Thursday, Governor Brown ordered all Oregon schools to close March 16th through March 31st. Guidance states that these days are to be treated like inclement weather days. We are planning to resume school on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. At this time, we plan that this learning will occur on campus. We will keep you updated on any future changes to this guidance that may prompt us to implement a distance education model. We are providing breakfast and lunch to students and other children ages 2-18 years old for the 8 days they would have been in school. March 16, 17, 18, 19, 30 and 31, 2020. Meals will be delivered along bus routes at regular stops, please meet the bus at your regular stops. Buses will be operating on a 2-hour delay schedule for morning routes. If your normal pick up is at 6:35 am, meal drop off will be at 8:35 am. Not a regular rider? Put that in the comments on the survey and we will contact you with a drop off time. Please complete the survey as it will give us valuable information to assist in our planning and preparation: https://forms.gle/gH5bFqKH8UvA1mdx6 The safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority. During the closure we will be deep cleaning the buildings as a precaution. These are uncharted waters for all of us. Thank you all for being supportive of our students, each other, and our community during this time.
We apologize for the number of messages,we recently discovered that our system was only reaching a few families and we don’t want to miss anyone. Please visit our Facebook page for the most recent update and meal information.
This Wednesday’s District Board Meeting has been postponed until Wednesday April 1st.
Just a reminder that we will be delivering a lunch and breakfast on a 2 hour delayed start *bus route tomorrow, Monday morning. Example: normal time 7:05 am, 2 hour delayed start time 9:05 am. Please use this link to fill out the form to let us know either way: https://forms.gle/Fnksyen2u96iNFQx7 Tomorrow, unless you have declined, we will be stopping at all stops, please meet us at your bus stop to receive meals. Thank you *Bus #3-Springfield- please fill out the survey. We will make alternate arrangements for your meals.
3/14/2020 Dear McKenzie Community, As we shared yesterday, this past Thursday, Governor Brown ordered all Oregon schools to close March 16th through March 31st. Guidance states that these days are to be treated like inclement weather days. We will be providing breakfast and lunch to students beginning this Monday, 3/16/2020, through Thursday, 3/19/2020. We will also be serving meals on Monday, 3/30/2020 and Tuesday, 3/31/2020. Meals will be delivered along bus routes at regular stops. Busses will be operating on a 2 hour delay schedule for morning routes. If your normal pick up is at 6:35 am, meal drop off will be at 8:35 am. We sent a prior communication this morning with a survey link to gauge community interest in receiving meals for you student(s). Please complete the survey as it will give us valuable information to assist in our planning and preparation. You can also find the link here: https://forms.gle/gH5bFqKH8UvA1mdx6 The safety and well being of our students is our highest priority. During the closure we will be deep cleaning the buildings as a precaution. We are planning to resume school on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. At this time we plan that this learning will occur on campus. We will keep you updated on any future changes to this guidance that may prompt us to implement a distance education model- a potential scenario that we have been preparing for. These are uncharted waters for all of us. Thank you all for being supportive of our students, each other, and our community during this time.
Governor Brown closes all Oregon schools through March 31st. We will continue to provide updates as this situation develops. Follow the link to read the Governor’s release. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORED/bulletins/280e897
Updated Information about COVID-19. Please follow this link to see the most current update: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QJS5pJjyazDjUtW1gP6H2ztJuVI0WLw9/view?usp=sharing
Based on the Governor's recommendation last night, we are taking precautionary measures and cancelling the 3rd grade field trip today. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause. Your students will be home on the regular bus after school.
Please remember to send/do your Home Connectivity Survey as soon as possible. Thank you to those that have already completed this. https://forms.gle/nRYS7hZbS3Q3dLgt7
As we prepare to serve students under a variety of circumstances we are examining connectivity to better understand available resources at home. Take a moment to fill out this brief survey. A paper copy will also be sent home with your student. https://forms.gle/nRYS7hZbS3Q3dLgt7
Elementary only: Information about spring parent/teacher conferences. Can't find that green paper? Follow this link to let us know how you would like to connect with your student(s) teacher this spring: https://forms.gle/Hvkz2Z31i8Zyfh2XA
Activity route is running about 30 minutes behind tonight. The bus had a mechanical issue and a new bus had to be brought down.
Thank you to everyone who made it out last night to our Community Student Investment Account Meeting! Your input and ideas will be used to help us craft an SIA plan that best fits the needs of our community!
Let us cook dinner tonight! Come down to the Cafeteria tonight at 6pm, enjoy some food and help us prioritize McKenzie's Student Investment Account investments for the coming year.
Information about spring parent/teacher conferences; elementary only. Paper notices came home today, about conferences and the Student Success Act meeting tomorrow night @ 6pm-Free Dinner! Please follow this link for conference information: https://forms.gle/Hvkz2Z31i8Zyfh2XA
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.