Congratulations to our Outstanding Staff Member, Ernie Bates! One staff member said, "Ernie and his work make it possible for the rest of us to do ours, and he does so with poise and a smile.” He is a great ambassador for MRCS
28 days ago, Jennifer Richardson
Ernie Bates
Check out our latest vaccination clinic on campus this Thursday!
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Richardson
Vaccination Clinic
A gift of solidarity: Students bond over resilience in face of Labor Day fires Students from Southern Oregon and the McKenzie River Valley did not know each other before this week, but they share a bond forged by the devastating Labor Day fires in 2020. A group of students from the Phoenix-Talent School District visited McKenzie High School to deliver a gift in solidarity. Click here to read the full story: https://www.registerguard.com/story/news/2022/04/19/southern-oregon-students-give-gift-to-fellow-labor-day-holiday-farm-wildfire-survivors/65350894007/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=gh-eugenerg-main&fbclid=IwAR3FTXWBdwDa5ygr20_CfMD_Exz8c6gwibxcwdlSdp12pCqyVs2dt6OHZCU
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Richardson
A gift of solidarity: Students bond over resilience in face of Labor Day fires
Activity Route update for Monday, 4/18/22, afternoon. Due to the driver shortage today there will not be an activity bus. Both track teams and Homework Club will be available this afternoon. If your student needs to take the regular school bus home at 4 pm instead of going to an after school activity please call the office to let us know. Thank you
about 1 month ago, Lorinda Marcy
No Activity Route for Monday, 4/18/22
Hello MRCS families: The routes DOWNRIVER from the school tomorrow for both the morning and afternoon on Monday, 4/18/22. We apologize for this inconvenience. Please follow this link to the combined morning and afternoon route sheets: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fVzQI8yoWTUjchvOIghKqBIatnHVRq5pz8aGKHVo7l0/edit?usp=sharing Please feel free to call with any questions: Elementary (541)822-3315 or Middle/High (541)822-3313. Thank you
about 1 month ago, Lorinda Marcy
McKenzie Buses will combine downriver routes on 4/18/22.
McKenzie Families, What an interesting Spring week filled with snow! Take a look at this update from Mr. Tompkins about some positive changes happening on campus this coming Fall. https://youtu.be/EYI5634pU7U
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Richardson
McKenzie Families, What an interesting Spring week filled with snow!  Take a look at this update from Mr. Tompkins about some positive changes happening on campus this coming Fall.
Good Morning McKenzie, ONLY the bus UP RIVER from the school will be on snow routes morning and afternoon. The two DOWN RIVER from the school buses will run their regular routes morning and afternoon. Thank you
about 1 month ago, Lorinda Marcy
school bus
Hello MRCS parents, staff and community: Just a friendly reminder, school policy is that if we run snow routes in the morning we are also on snow routes in the afternoon. Snow routes also mean no after school activities, including sports practices. All students will head home at the end of the day. We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and thank you for your assistance.
about 1 month ago, Lorinda Marcy
Due to snow routes.
Good Morning McKenzie, Buses will be on snow routes this morning. Please refer to the communication sent out yesterday afternoon with bus stop times for the morning and afternoon. Thank you
about 1 month ago, Lorinda Marcy
McKenzie on snow tires
You may notice the blue pinwheels at our entrance this month. This is in support of Child Abuse Prevention Month. Click here for more information: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Richardson
National Child Abuse Prevention Month
McKenzie Families, Due to inclement weather, all after-school activities are canceled today. All students will be departing campus at 4. Keep up to date on weather and delayed start times here - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RfE-14vl6IY5UbaihjoZGhsmY7l_GO2B4PPFEUEYL9E/edit
about 1 month ago, Jennifer Richardson
Weather Update
Congratulations, Niki Jones! Niki is our April Outstanding Staff Member. She is always full of energy and is so much fun. She greets every day with a smile and always has one to offer her coworkers and students.
about 2 months ago, Jennifer Richardson
Outstanding Staff Member
McKenzie Families, McKenzie School District is seeking volunteers to help in our school! It has been more than two years since limitations were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With case rates improving and restrictions being eased in most areas of our daily life, we’d like to welcome back our vital volunteers! Volunteers play significant roles at McKenzie by supporting classroom instruction, field trips and co-curricular activities such as sports teams and clubs. If you are interested in volunteering, please visit our website www.mckenziesd.org/page/volunteer, complete the volunteer information packet and return to the District, High School or Elementary Offices. If you have been approved to volunteer for MRCS in past years, ask for the yearly Volunteer Renewal Form. We look forward to welcoming back our volunteers, both new and returning! Under Oregon law, volunteers are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please reach out if you have any questions. Lane Tompkins, Superintendent
about 2 months ago, Jennifer Richardson
Volunteers Needed
Hello McKenzie families and community: We wanted to give you an update, as we are still in transition to the new system. Calls can now be answered in the elementary building office, (541)822-3315, at this time they are unable to transfer calls to other buildings. If you need to reach the District Office call (541)822-3338 or the middle/high building office at (541)822-3313. Thank you
about 2 months ago, Lorinda Marcy
Phone receiver.
We hope you have been having a wonderful spring break! Here's a quick note from Mr.Tompkins on the changes to our masking policy as you get ready to head back on Monday. Thank you for being patient and understanding as we have had to navigate so many changes over the last two years. Click here to watch: https://youtu.be/C2yAngwhT04
about 2 months ago, Jennifer Richardson
March 2022 Masking Changes
April King is our outstanding Staff Member for March! April shows great dedication and perseverance in positively shaping the educational trajectory for our 2nd graders. Please help us in congratulating April. We are lucky to have her on our team.
2 months ago, Jennifer Richardson
Outstanding Staff - April King
We are looking for new budget committee members! The applicant must live in the District and may not be an officer, agent or employee of the district. The appointment is for three-year terms. If you are interested please contact the district office 541-822-3338, or email nancy.asman@mckenziesd.org
2 months ago, Jennifer Richardson
Budget Committee Members
Hello McKenzie Families and Community, We are in the process of updating our phone system on campus. For safety reasons, the new system has to be ready in all areas before we can make the final switch. This has been causing some issues with receiving calls in either the elementary and/or district office buildings. This switch should be complete when we come back from Spring Break, 3/28/2022. Until then, please call the Middle/High School office @ (541) 822-3313 where you can be transferred to the office you are trying to reach. Thank you for your patience as this changeover happens, we will let you know when it is complete.
3 months ago, Lorinda Marcy
Phone receiver. Please call MS/HS office @ (541) 822-3313 for the district.
McKenzie Families, Thank you for your continued patience as we navigated the new announcements for OHA and ODE regarding indoor masking. McKenzie School District will transition the use of face coverings to highly recommended but not required on our campus and buses beginning Monday, March 14th. Click here to read your full announcement: https://conta.cc/3CnPrys
3 months ago, Jennifer Richardson
Face Covering Decision
McKenzie Families, Please read this important update and fill out the survey. Thanks! Click here: https://conta.cc/3ITqsFC
3 months ago, Jennifer Richardson
Masking Survey