When Should Children Stay Home?
If you have questions regarding when a student should stay home sick, please read our "When Should Children Stay Home"? If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at (360) 596-8400.
Are you planning a vacation or do you have another reason your student will be missing school for more than 1 day? Please fill out a Planned Absence Request Form and return the form to the McKenny office prior to the absence. The completed form will be reviewed by the student's teacher and school principal for approval of planned absences to be "excused".
Tardies and Early Dismissals
New guidelines have been implemented for the Elementary Schools in the Olympia School District regarding tardies and early release of students are the end of the day. Students will be marked:
- Tardy - 9:00 to 9:30 (30 minute window)
- After 9:30 (9:31 on) the student is considered a Half Day Absent (AM)
- If a family takes a student out early from school (before 2:52) it is a Half Day Absent (PM)
- If the child(ren) leave within the least 1/2 hour of the school day (2:52 to 3:22) it is recorded as an Early Departure.
Unless it is medically urgent, we ask that parents not check out their students after 3:00pm. At this point, please wait until the end of the day at 3:22pm for the student to be released.
McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk - February 24, 2017
View the February 24, 2017 edition of the McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk newsletter.
Survey regarding half-day early release schedules
We are requesting that parents/guardians take a moment to share your opinions and thoughts about half-day early release schedules in a survey specific to your students’ grade level. We appreciate your time as we consider the best way to facilitate teacher collaboration and professional development that benefits students.
A message from Superintendent Cvitanich
I have been asked by a number of community members how our district will respond to any new executive order from President Trump and accompanying court decisions regarding immigration status, and how these decisions may affect the students and families served by the Olympia School District. With more than twenty different languages spoken in our school district, and 200+ English language learners, we are mindful of our responsibilities to the students and families we serve. We also know students work best in an atmosphere that is perceived as safe and supportive. As such, I have shared with staff the importance of our district's role in creating a safe and positive work environment for all students. All means all.