Thursday, January 10, 2019

2019-20 Incoming Kindergarten Registration

It is time to get those students who will be entering Kindergarten at McKinley for the 2019-20 school year registered.  If you have a child whose Birthday is between September 2, 2013 and September 1, 2014 then they are eligible to attend Kindergarten in the fall of this year.

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND THEN CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO GO TO THE REGISTRATION PAGE:  

*If you have had other students at McKinley or in Box Elder School District and have an Aspire account then you will need to click on the green button that says "Login and register" under "I already have an Aspire account" under New Student Registration.

*If this is your first student in Box Elder School District or you have other students but have never set up an Aspire account before, you will push on the blue button "Register new student(s)" under "I do not have an Aspire account" under New Student Registration.


*If your student has been at the Early Learning Center then they already are in our system but if you have never set up an Aspire account then you will need to click on the yellow button that says "Request a Username" under "I do not have an Aspire account" under Current Student Registration.

*If your student has been at the Early Learning Center and you already have set up an Aspire account then you will need to click on the green button that says "Login and register" under "I already have an Aspire account" under Current Student Registration.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT AT THE ELC AND IT SAYS YOU CANNOT REGISTER AT THIS TIME, CALL THE SCHOOL AND GIVE US YOUR INFO SO WE CAN MAKE SURE YOUR STUDENT IS ON THE LIST AND THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL THIS SCHOOL YEAR IS OVER BEFORE YOU CAN GET THE ONLINE REGISTRATION DONE.



Make sure to note that the Health History Form is something that you can fill out online and print to bring to the school.  We will also need a copy of the child's birth certificate and immunization record before they can begin school.

Please click HERE to register your Kindergartener.

We will be having a Getting-To-Know-You Activity for parents and incoming Kindergarten students on Wednesday, March 13th at 2:15 PM at the school.  There will be a short parent meeting in the gym while the students go with the Kindergarten teachers to do a fun activity.  WE WILL ASK YOU TO BRING (OR FILL OUT AT THE ACTIVITY) THE HEALTH HISTORY FORM, AS WELL AS BRING THE STUDENT'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND IMMUNIZATION RECORD FOR US TO COPY AT THIS ACTIVITY.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

You can call the the school with any questions.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

McKinley McTeacher Nights


Furlough Memo

Good Afternoon,

The Child Nutrition Department at Box Elder School District would like to remind families that they can apply for free or reduced meals at any time during the school year. Currently there are many households in our district that have a family member who has been furloughed due to the government shutdown. We recommend applying or re-applying anytime that your household experiences a reduction in income.
The guidance that we have been given in regards to this situation is that families that are affected by the shutdown may apply for benefits claiming their current reduced income (during furlough). Families may qualify for free or reduced meals, the determination will be based on income eligibility guidelines established for SY 18-19.  Because we need to maintain the integrity of the application process we urge families who are approved for free or reduced-price meals based on their reduced income during a furlough period to terminate their free/reduced price status should the economic hardship they experienced or had anticipated due to the furlough be remedied by a return to work and/or restoration of pay for the furlough period.
Families that qualify for benefits due to their reduction in income during the furlough will not be responsible to pay back the benefits they received for any of the meals received during the furlough once they terminate benefits due to restoration of pay.
Families can apply online or a paper application can be filled out at your child’s school or the District Office. To apply online go to http://www.besd.net at the bottom of the page click on “lunch balances” log in to account or create one if needed. Click on the icon titled free/reduced meal application. Follow instructions to fill out. You will be notified by mail of application results.
Please contact the Child Nutrition Department amy.woolsey@besd.net or 435.538.1154 with any questions or help needed.

Click HERE to open and print the paper form of the free and reduced lunch application.
Thank you,
Amy Woolsey
BESD Child Nutrition Director

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Toys for Tots Pick Up

Those who turned in a Toys for Tots Application, the items will be available to pick up from the office on Friday, December 21st.  You will need to pick them up between 8 AM and 12:30 PM.  The school will not be open after that time until after the Holiday break so PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PICK UP THE TOYS FOR TOTS ITEMS DURING THAT TIME FRAME ON FRIDAY.

If you have any problems or questions, please contact the school.

Thank you.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Toys For Tots Collection

Dear Parents,

This year we are participating in Toys For Tots to help families that are in need this Christmastime. We would ask that if you would like to participate in this program that you would let your child bring in one dollar to help those families. We would appreciate it if you would donate but it is not required. The class in each grade that brings in the most money will get a cereal party.  You can donate more than one dollar if you would like.  For each dollar donated, your student will get their name on a paper train that is hung up in the hallway.  We will be collecting next week Monday - Friday, December 10th-14th.

Thanks again,

Lighthouse Leaders