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.