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 - October 28, 2016
View the November 22, 2016 edition of the McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk newsletter.
District winter weather procedures
The Olympia School District wants to ensure every child and staff member arrives at school safely. Winter weather conditions may require the closure, late start or early dismissal of students. Occasionally, weather conditions may also make it necessary to modify bus routes to “emergency routes.”
Please refer to our 2016-17 Snow Bulletin, for important information about our district’s plan during severe weather conditions.
Arrival & Departure Times
Please ensure students are not at school before 8:45am. They may be dropped off / arrive at school sometime between 8:45 and 8:55.
8:45am - Breakfast
8:45am - Supervision in the Playshed
8:55am - First Bell Rings
9:00am - School begins
3:22pm - Dismissal
Any students who are not picked up by 3:35pm will be brought back into the office so they are not waiting outside unattended and a phone call is made to the parent.
Flags lowered to half-staff on December 7
Governer Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff Wednesday, December 7, 2016 for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day was created by Congress in 1994 in honor of those Americans killed or injured as a result of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Flags will remain at half-staff until the close of business or sunset on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.