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McKinley Elementary is a great place to learn and grow!An International Baccalaureate Candidate School!
You will find that our programs provide students with a well-rounded experience that prepares them for success throughout their educational career. We recognize that our students require an education that will leave them prepared to compete in a global marketplace.
Our educational programs are structured to challenge students with a rigorous curriculum that pushes them to reach their fullest potential! Our teachers are caring, talented, professionals that carefully construct learning experiences that challenge students to think critically, develop their skills and work to achieve their goals. We look forward to sharing our philosophy with you!
What time does school start?
Eating Breakfast- 8:05
First Bell- 8:20
Tardy Bell- 8:30
Can I walk my child into school?
No, unless you have business in the office, we ask that all parents say good-bye at the door. If you need to come into the office, please park in the lot and enter through the main buzzer door located on South Street and we will be pleased to assist you. Parents are not permitted in the Gym in the morning. We appreciate your support of our efforts to maintaining the safety and security of our building.
How do I sign up for school lunches?
APPLY ONLINE AT: schoollunchapp.com. OR call 440-358-8212. School Lunch Menus for the 2018-2019 School Year 'COMING SOON!'
How do I find out my child's teacher?
All of our back to school information will be released through Infinite Campus Parent Portal, which will open on August 13, 2019. Kindergarten students will have an information packet sent home the week of the August 6th. We recommend that you download the Parent Portal App on your smart phone. If you need assistance with your Infinite Campus Account please contact the main office at 440-354-5400 option 2.
What is Infinite Campus?
Infinite Campus (IC) is our Student Informtion System (SIS). Parents should use IC to access all informtion regarding their child at FHEVS. If you need help accessing your account please call the main office.
What is the schedule for Kindergarten Phase in?
August 22- Kindergarten Screening 8:00-3:00 (by appointment)
August 23 (Kindergarten Phase-In Girls only) 8:20-3:00
August 24 (Kindergarten Phase-In Boys only) 8:20-3:00
August 27 All Kindergarten students start – 8:20-3:00
During phase in kindergarten students will follow a typical school day (8:20-3pm)
Why Phase In?
Many schools phase in their kindergarten class to provide students time to adjust to the many new rules and routines they will encounter their first week of school. This year we selected a phase in to ensure a positive, strong start for our littlest Skippers!
What should my student do in the morning?
All students gather in the gym in the morning. Students are not permitted to remain on the playground or outside of the building. Parents should drop off students at the GYM DOOR on SOUTH STREET or the SIXTH STREET student entrance. Both entrances remain open until 8:30am with a staff member at the door. After 8:30, students should report to the main office.
How Does Dismissal Work?
Dismissal is a BUSY time! It is critical that your child (and thier teacher) knows how they go home (ie. walk, daycare bus, latchkey etc) each family is assigned a dismissal location on either SOUTH or SIXTH street. Dismissal tags will be given out at Meet the Teacher on August 21. Parents should follow the traffic maps provided to ensure the most efficient dismissal for ALL. Click here to view maps and transportation details.
We are proud to share with you that McKinley has been awarded Gold Medal Status for our Positive Behavior Support System by the Ohio Department of Education State Support Team Region 4!! This means that our school has met a rigorous criteria provided through an evaluation called a Tiered Fidelity Inventory. A Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI) is used to provide a valid, reliable, and efficient measure of the extent to which school personnel are applying the core features of school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports. The TFI is used to assess the extent to which core features of PBIS are in place. Areas assessed include: utilization of data based decisions to better serve students and staff, creative and engaging acknowledgement/reward systems, inclusiveness of PBIS throughout the school, collaboration with the community, orientation of new students and staff throughout the school year, Iitegrating PBIS into daily activities across all available teaching opportunities, and routine data- based evaluation of implementation. Due to this rare Gold designation, we have been invited to submit a proposal for a teacher team to present our successes at the statewide PBIS conference in December!! Thank you to our AMAZING STUDENTS, PARENTS and TEACHERS for making this possible!!
McKinley is one of only a few schools in the SST4 Region (which includes Lake and Geauga Counties) to recieve this honor! We are very proud!