Friday, September 13, 2019

McKinley PTA Color Run

McKinley PTA is excited to announce this year's healthy and fun way to earn funds for our school.  Please come join us.  Mark your calendar for Monday, October 14th at 6:00 PM at McKinley School.  Bring your friends and family.  Check in starts at 5:30 PM.  Entry fee includes shirt and 1 color packet.

5K Cougar Run 1 Person is $15
5K Cougar Family Fun is $50
1 Mile Walk 1 Person is $15
1 Mile Family Walk is $50
Walk or Run (no event shirt) is $10
Extra T-Shirt is $10.

Note:  Group walk or run is up to 4 members of the same family participating in the event together.

Please click HERE to open and print sign up form and/or Sponsorship form.  This was also sent home with students and needs to be returned to the school by September 23, 2019.


5th Grade Perfect Attendance Bike Rules

Announcement from a great Community Sponsor: Crump-Reese Motors would like to continue to give bikes away to 5th Graders with Perfect Attendance this year. We want to let our 5th grade students know the requirements to qualify for these bikes so all students, parents, and faculty from every school are aware and on the same page.
Perfect attendance is being to school more than half of the day 100% of the days. They can have ONE tardy or ONE half day early check out but if more than one they don't qualify. Perfect attendance does not mean showing up for role call and leaving and tardy is coming more than 15 minutes after school starts. This is a hard thing to do and we want all students at all schools to have the same chance to earn a bike.
Thank you Crump Reese Motors for sponsoring this for our students.
**From Mrs. Arehart- Parents please know your child's health and well being come first, please help your children not put extra pressures on themselves to come to school when they do not feel good, or if they have an extra curricular opportunity. When these times happen, they may need to miss school and it is what it is. This reward is honoring those students that just happen to have it work, that they did have a perfect attendance year.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thursday, September 5, 2019

School Pictures

SAY CHEESE!  McKinley School Pictures will be on Thursday, September 12th.

Order forms will be sent home soon but you can also order online at www.mylifetouch.com and use Picture ID UM449049Q0.  If you order online, you don't have to print anything to send with your child on picture day, it is all taken care of.

If you send the order form with cash or check, please remember that WE DO NOT HAVE CHANGE so send exact amount in the envelope.

You can bring in non school-age children to have their picture taken between 1-1:30 PM.

THANK YOU!


Friday, August 2, 2019

McKinley Back-To-School Night

McKinley will be holding their Back-To-School Night on Monday, August 19th from 5-7 PM at the school.  Please enter through the front doors.  Dinner (Pizza) will be served in the gym and is free for ALL kids ages 18 and under.  The cost for adults to eat is $3.50.  Games will be offered on the field outside.  DINNER WILL ONLY BE SERVED FROM 5:30-6:30 PM.

The classrooms will not be open that evening, however, the student council will be available to give school tours on Wednesday, August 21st from 12-2 PM.

If you have not registered your student online by that time, there will be chrome books set up for you to use to do this that evening.;  You will also be able to pay for school lunch but we are unable to accept cards.

A representative will be here to help parents fill out the online reduced lunch application.

We hope to see you there!

Please call the school with any questions.

Monday, July 29, 2019

McKinley Online Registration 2019-20

ALL MCKINLEY STUDENTS NEED TO BE REGISTERED ONLINE FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR BEFORE THEY CAN START SCHOOL.

Those students who will be in 1st grade for the 2019-20 school year, you DID NOT have to register online last year so you may not have an Aspire account.  If you do not have an Aspire account (that was set up for older siblings of that student, etc.) then you will need to call the school to get your 1st grade student's ID number to set an account up during online registration.

To access student registration page, go to:

Click on “Families”
Click on “Registration Information and Links”

or Click HERE to take you to the Registration page.

There you will find instructions and a link to start the registration process.

There are four options as you begin the registration process

New Student Registration
I already have an Aspire Account
This would be for the parent who already has/had students in the systems and/or has an Aspire account but has a:
1. Kindergarten student entering.
2. Exchange Student entering for the first time
3. Foster Student who recently came to live at the residence
4. Child who came to the home who have never been in the system
5. Etc.

I do not have an Aspire Account
This would be for the parent who has never had a student in our system and the parent has never had an account in our system.
1. Just moved to the area with school-aged children
2. Kindergarten student entering.
3. Exchange Student entering for the first time
4. Foster Student who recently came to live at the residence
5. Child who came to the home who have never been in the system
6. Etc.

Current Student Registration
I already have an Aspire Account
This would be the parent who has or had, at some point, a student in the schools and is doing the yearly registration. This person also has a parent Aspire account.
1. Billy Bob just finished 3rd grade and is moving to 4th grade and Parents have an Aspire account.
2. Billy Bob lived here in 6th grade and the parent had a parent account. Parents moved to Timbuktu and have now returned for Billy Bob’s 11th grade year and they wish to enroll him back into school.
I do not have an Aspire account
This would be the parent who has or had, at some point, a student in the schools but never created a parent account. They may have logged in through the student account to check information or have never logged in.
1. Billy Bob just finished 3rd grade and is moving to 4th grade, but the parent never created their own parent account.
2. Billy Bob lived here in 6th grade and the parent never had an account. Parents moved to Timbuktu and have now returned for Billy Bob’s 11th grade year and they wish to enroll him in school.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school.

Thank You

Friday, July 19, 2019

Kindergarten First of Year Testing Sign Up

Parents of Kindergarten Students:

Your student WILL NOT start school when the other grades do on Monday, August 26th.  They will need to come for a 20 minute testing appointment.  This testing helps with class placement.  Please click on the link below to sign up for a testing time that will take place August 26th through the 28th.  Also, you may have provided us with birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of address (ie: utility bill) previously but please bring these with you to testing just in case we don't have some or all of that copied for your student's records.  We do need to have all of these items before they can start school.  We will notify you by Friday, August 30th what class your student will be in and they will start school on Tuesday, September 3rd.

MAKE SURE IF YOU HAVE NOT REGISTERED YOUR STUDENT ONLINE YET, FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE REGISTRATION POST BELOW THIS POST.

After you click the link below, it is very simple to use.  You just review the slot times and when you find one that works for you, push the "Sign Up" button next to the time slot you want and it puts a check mark in the box, then you push the "Submit and Sign Up" button at the bottom of the screen and follow the directions.  It should automatically come up with the "I do not have a sign up genius account" checked and leave it that way and fill in the information.  MAKE SURE TO PUT PARENT'S NAME IN THE SIGN UP WHERE IT ASKS FOR NAME AND EMAIL BUT PUT YOUR STUDENT'S NAME IN THE COMMENT BOX ON THE SIGN UP PAGE THAT IS AT THE TOP WHERE IT SHOWS THE TESTING TIME YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR.

Please call the school with any questions.

Thank you.

KINDERGARTEN TESTING SIGN UP

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 note that the registration process works best using a computer but should work on a phone.

PLEASE READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS AND THEN CLICK HERE 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 look forward to having your student at McKinley.

You can call the the school with any questions.

BRHS Addams Family Play


McKinley 1st Grade Music Program


McKinley Yearbook

You can only order Yearbooks online this year.  If you would like to order a yearbook, please go online to ybpay.lifetouch.com and enter code 11997319.  THANKS!  The deadline is March 29th.

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