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Safety Week at McKenzie

posted Oct 12, 2017, 4:41 PM by Laura Sireci Roman

This was Safety Week at McKenzie!  We practiced the following drills:

Fire Drill-get out of the building quietly in an orderly fashion and listen to your teacher.

Directed Evacuation-listen to instructions from the paging/phone system, follow instructions in a quiet and orderly fashion and listen to your teacher.  For this drill we were directed to go to the baseball field and take roll.

Earthquake Drill/Higher Elevation Evacuation Drill- Get under your desk until the earthquake has stopped, listen for instructions these could come from the phone/paging system or from your teacher.  For this drill we usually go outside and line up like a fire drill then hike up to our bus barn.  With the weather not cooperating we didn’t do the Higher Elevation Evacuation and will pick a drier day to do this drill.  If it was a real emergency, we would definitely do the Higher Elevation.  We just didn’t want to send you home wet and possibly muddy kiddos.

LockOUT/LockDOWN was our final drill of the week.  We watched a video.  You can use this link to get to the video that we watched together. https://youtu.be/f1dBZrGZDU0

Sometimes kids will have questions after they get home.  Some kids will need reassurance that they will be safe.  Please talk with your student and if there is anything we can help to answer, we’re here to help.  You might ask them what’s the most important thing in an emergency?  Hint…The answer is….”Listen to your teacher”.  

Thank you for helping us to keep our students safe!

Senior BBQ & Athletics Tonight

posted Oct 12, 2017, 4:34 PM by Laura Sireci Roman

SENIOR NIGHT BBQ IS TONIGHT! SO MUCH GOOD STUFF HAPPENING AT SCHOOL TONIGHT!
*Junior High Football game starts at 5:00pm
*High School Volleyball game starts at 5:00pm
*BBQ starts at 5:30pm goes thru halftime of High School Football game
*High School Football game starts at 7:00pm

COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR STUDENT ATHLETES AND HAVE A GREAT DINNER!


Charter Board Open Position

posted Oct 6, 2017, 10:46 AM by Laura Sireci Roman

Announcement: Recruitment for the McKenzie River Community School Charter Board 

Position
The MRCS Steering Committee is seeking one person who is willing to serve in a governance capacity on the MRCS Charter Board. Parents and community members with a financial background or federal regulation/oversight experience are especially encouraged to serve on the Charter Board to guide the direction of the organization. Directors’ primary duties are to assume responsibility for fiduciary oversight and governance of the MRCS. Directors are expected to attend monthly meetings, serve on at least one committee, and participate in fundraising activities. New Directors will serve staggered terms ranging from one to three years. After the initial staggered term periods, terms will be for a three year period.  

How to Apply
If you are interested in being on the Charter Board, you can find the application in the link below, and print it from your computer.  You can also pick up a printed copy in the McKenzie High School Office.  Please return your application to the District Office at 51187 Blue River Dr., Finn Rock, OR 97488 on any school day between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. 
The application period closes on October 17th, 2017.


For further information on the open position, please Contact the Charter Board.

For more information on McKenzie Schools' conversion to a K-12 Charter School, please visit the following page: 

Open House - Sept. 28th, 2017

posted Sep 19, 2017, 7:12 PM by Laura Sireci Roman

School Start Delayed Until Sept. 11th

posted Sep 6, 2017, 10:42 AM by Laura Sireci Roman

9/6/2017

Hello McKenzie Community,

As all of you are aware, our community is dealing with unprecedented wildfires, and their impacts are being felt across our District. Because of the dynamic nature of the fires and associated smoke hazards, this is a fluid situation that is very difficult to predict.

Currently close to one half of our district is under the Lane County Sheriff’s Office boundaries for possible evacuation, with some areas under evacuation orders at this time. Due to these developments, as well as the smoke hazards and overall fire unpredictability, we have decided to postpone the start of school until Monday, September 11. We will evaluate the status of the fires, the health and safety issues facing our students/ staff and post an update over the weekend.

An evacuation center has been set up by the Red Cross in the New Gymnasium, and is available for those affected. In addition, a trailer from Animals in Disaster of Lane County is stationed next to the baseball field to provide shelter and care for household pets. Thank you all for your patience and understanding as we go through these trying times.

For more information:
United States Forest Service Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/unit/3860/

Jim Thomas
Superintendent
McKenzie School District

School Start Delayed Until Sept. 7th

posted Sep 4, 2017, 1:18 PM by Laura Sireci Roman   [ updated Sep 5, 2017, 10:10 PM ]

Update Coming Soon - School start has been delayed until Monday, September the 11th.

Dear McKenzie Families, Students and Friends,

In light of information received at last night’s Community meeting as well as our contacts with the Lane County Emergency Management office regarding the fire/smoke hazards, the Administration  feel that it is in the best interests of our students and the staff, to delay the start of school  until Thursday, September 7th.

It is our hope that the time provided by this delay will allow us to investigate solutions to healthy indoor air quality for staff and students as well as allow our families time to prepare and adjust to getting students prepared for school in this smoky environment.  These fires are projected to be active for some time and the smoke will be something we are all learning to live with and will have to deal with until the fires are out. We want to make sure that we are healthy when we are at school learning.

McKenzie Administration

Jim Thomas – Superintendent

Lane Tompkins- Principal

Brent Meister – Director of Special Education


Charter Board Regular Meeting

posted May 15, 2017, 1:09 PM by Laura Sireci Roman

The Charter Board will be meeting on 5/16/17 at 4:00 P.M. in the High School Meeting Room.  

District Board Regular Meeting

posted May 13, 2017, 10:54 AM by Laura Sireci Roman

The McKenzie School District Board of Directors will meet on May 17th, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. in the District Office.

Budget Committee Meeting - May 17,2017

posted May 13, 2017, 10:52 AM by Laura Sireci Roman   [ updated May 13, 2017, 11:01 AM ]

The Budget Committee will meet on May 17th, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. in the HS Cafeteria.

Kindergarten Orientation 2017

posted Mar 22, 2017, 7:30 AM by Jason Davis   [ updated Mar 22, 2017, 7:30 AM ]


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