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 - April 28, 2017
View the April 28, 2017 edition of the McKenny Elementary Hawk Talk newsletter.
A record seven Olympia schools win state’s highest honor
A record number of Olympia School District schools have earned the state’s highest honor for academic success — the annual Washington Achievement Award — for the 2016 academic school year.
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.