Make a difference! Cast your vote! – ¡Haz la diferencia! ¡Emite tu voto!

Make a difference! Cast your vote!

Please remember to register to vote or update your voter registration if you have moved or changed political parties so you’re ready to fill out and return your ballot when it arrives in the mail.

To register to vote in Oregon, you must be a U.S. citizen, an Oregon resident, and at least 17 years old. The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 15 election is April 24.

Registered voters receive a ballot in the mail about two weeks before an election.

There are three ways to register to vote in Oregon:

1.      Have your Oregon driver’s license or state ID card handy and register online

2.      Pick up a voter registration form at the post office or library (or download online) and return it in the mail

3.      Go to the county elections office to fill out a form

If you have moved, changed your name or mailing address, or want to change political parties, you can update your voter registration through the same methods.

For more information about voting in Oregon, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website.

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¡Haz la diferencia! ¡Emite tu voto!

Por favor, no olvide inscribirse para votar o si es necesario actualice sus datos personales de votante si se ha mudado o ha cambiado de partido político para que esté preparado y pueda rellenar y devolver su boleta electoral cuando les llegue por correo regular.

La inscripción de votante en Oregon requiere lo siguiente: debe ser un ciudadano estadounidense, un residente de Oregon y tener por lo menos 17 años de edad. La fecha límite para votar en las próximas elecciones del 15 de mayo es el 24 de abril.

Los electores inscritos reciben una boleta por correo regular aproximadamente dos semanas antes de una elección.

Hay tres maneras de rellenar la solicitud para la inscripción de votante en Oregon:

1.      tenga a la mano su licencia de conducir de Oregon o tarjeta de identificación del estado para inscribirse por internet

2.      recoja una solitud para la inscripción de votante en la oficina de correos o en la biblioteca (o puede descargarla por internet) y devolverla por correo regular

3.      vaya a la oficina de elecciones del condado para rellenar un formulario

Si se ha mudado, cambiado el nombre, o tiene una dirección postal diferente, o desea cambiar su partido político, puede actualizar su inscripción de votante utilizando los mismos métodos.

Para obtener más información sobre cómo votar en Oregon, por favor, consulte el sitio web de: Oregon Secretary of State’s website.

2018-03-19T14:06:06+00:00March 19th, 2018|

March Principal Update: Bond Measure

Hello McKay Community:

I would like to update our community on the 2018 Proposed Bond on the May 15th Ballot.
The School Board has finished its work on a bond package and has referred it to the May 15 ballot for the community to consider.
Before finalizing the bond, the Board heard feedback through a community survey, through the Community Facilities Task Force and through listening sessions with staff and community members held in every high school neighborhood. The Board twice asked staff to revise the bond package to make sure it aligned with the feedback they received and still addressed the needs of facilities.
Highlights of the proposed bond include:
• Increasing safety and security, including seismic safety of schools
• Adding/expanding space to relieve crowding and prepare for future enrollment, including general education classrooms and space for music programs
• Adding/expanding space for career-technical (vocational) education at all six traditional high schools as well as Roberts High School
• Adding/renovating science labs at middle and high schools
The proposed bond package totals $619.7 million and if passed by voters in May, is estimated to increase the current property tax levy rate by $1.24 per $1,000 of assessed value.
To be eligible to vote in the May election, you must be registered voter and reside in the district. To register or to update your voter registration, please visit the Oregon Secretary of State’s website: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en
You must be registered by April 24. Ballots will be mailed to voters on April 25. For more information about the proposed bond measure, please visit www.bondinfo.salemkeizer.org.

Sincerely,

Rob Schoepper
Principal
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Estamida communidad de McKay,

La propuesta de ley que aparecerá en la boleta electoral del 15 de mayo de 2018

La Mesa Directiva Escolar ha concluido su trabajo con respecto a la propuesta de ley sobre la que la comunidad tomará su decisión en la boleta electoral del 15 de mayo.

Antes de darle los últimos toques al contenido de la propuesta de ley, la Mesa Directiva Escolar recibió las opiniones de la comunidad mediante una encuesta, a través de la Comisión de Ciudadanos Dedicados al Estudio de las Instalaciones Escolares y por medio de reuniones destinadas a recoger las opiniones del personal y de los integrantes de la comunidad celebradas en todas las escuelas preparatorias. La Mesa Directiva Escolar le pidió dos veces al personal que revisara el contenido de la propuesta de ley para cerciorarse de que reflejara las opiniones recibidas y de que abordara los problemas presentes en las instalaciones escolares.

Aspectos destacados de la propuesta de ley:

  • Incrementar las medidas y los procedimientos de seguridad, con inclusión de instalaciones y alarmas antisísmicas en las escuelas.
  • Agregar aulas nuevas o agrandar las existentes para aliviar el problema de la superpoblación estudiantil y prepararse para la matrícula futura, con inclusión de aulas de educación general y salones de música.
  • Agregar aulas nuevas o agrandar las existentes para la docencia técnica-profesional (vocacional) en las seis escuelas preparatorias tradicionales y en la Escuela Preparatoria Roberts.
  • Agregar laboratorios de ciencias nuevos o renovar los existentes en las escuelas intermedias y preparatorias.

La propuesta de ley tiene un valor de $619.7 millones. En caso de que los votantes la aprobasen en mayo, se calcula que incrementaría el impuesto actual sobre bienes inmuebles en $1.24 por cada $1,000 del valor de tasación.

Únicamente los votantes inscritos y residentes del distrito tendrán derecho a votar en mayo. A fin de inscribirse o de actualizar su inscripción de votante, visite la página Web de la Secretaría del Estado de Oregón: http://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en

El plazo para inscribirse vence el 24 de abril. El 25 de abril se enviarán por correo las boletas electorales. Para informarse a fondo sobre este asunto, por favor, acceda a la página web siguiente:  www.bondinfo.salemkeizer.org.

Gracias,

Rob Schoepper
Director, McKay High School

2018-03-16T15:01:31+00:00March 16th, 2018|

Spring Student Led Conferences March 21 & 22

2017-18 MCKAY HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT LED CONFERENCES

Wednesday, March 21
3:30pm – 4:45pm    Staff Prep / Dinner

Student Led Conferences
4:45pm – 7:00pm

Thursday, March 22

7:30am – 8:00am   Staff Prep

Student Led Conferences
8:00am – 11:45am
11:45am – 12:30pm  Staff Prep / Lunch
12:30pm – 3:30pm
3:30pm – 5:30pm  Staff Prep / Dinner
5:30pm – 7:00pm

2018-03-12T15:47:50+00:00March 12th, 2018|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Joins SafeOregon Confidential Tip Line

 

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Joins SafeOregon Confidential Tip Line

Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) has officially joined SafeOregon, a confidential tip line that gives our kids, parents, schools and communities a confidential way to report safety threats or potential acts of violence.

Salem-Keizer Public Schools has a sophisticated and proactive intervention system in place for timely interventions. These include the SKPS Office of Behavioral Learning, the Office of Safety and Risk Management, and our Threat Response System that offers step-by-step protocols on preventing and controlling potentially dangerous situations.

The SafeOregon tip line adds an additional resource to ensure students and staff have a confidential avenue for reporting and bolsters SKPS’ relationship with law enforcement. This program is run and managed by the Oregon State Police and has proven to prevent acts of violence.

“Since the SafeOregon began its statewide program, we’ve seen it grow as a resource for the communities we serve,” said John Van Dreal, SKPS Director of Safety and Risk Management Services. “We know that what keeps our children safe is an open line of communication, and SafeOregon provides that communication in a confidential way.”

All tips reported by members of the Salem-Keizer community– including parents, students and employees – in regard to school and student safety will be closely investigated by the Oregon State Police and SKPS. The safety of our students, staff and volunteers is without question, our highest priority.

We encourage all parents to download the SafeOregon App on their phones, and their child’s phone as well. Individuals may also report a tip by calling or sending a text to 844-472-3367 anytime. Tips also can be emailed to tip@safeoregon.com. For more information, go to www.safeoregon.com.

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Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer participarán en el  programa confidencial SafeOregon

Oficialmente las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer (SKPS, por sus siglas en inglés) participarán en SafeOregon, una línea directa, informativa y confidencial que ofrece a los estudiantes, padres, escuelas y comunidades un medio confidencial para presentar denuncias de amenazas a la seguridad o posibles actos de violencia.

Las Escuelas Públicas de Salem-Keizer tienen establecido un sistema de intervención complejo y diligente para intervenciones oportunas. En este sistema se incluyen los diferentes departamentos de SKPS: el Departamento de Aprendizaje Conductual, el Departamento para la Gestión de la Seguridad y Prevención de Riesgos y nuestro Sistema de Respuesta a Amenazas, el cual contiene un método paulatino y detallado para prevenir y controlar situaciones potencialmente peligrosas.

La línea informativa SafeOregon es un recurso adicional que garantiza a los estudiantes y al personal escolar un medio confidencial para hacer denuncias y fortalece la relación de SKPS con las agencias policiales.  Este programa lo dirige y lo gestiona la Policía Estatal de Oregon y ha demostrado prevenir actos de violencia.

“Desde que SafeOregon inició su programa a nivel estatal, hemos visto que es un recurso que se ha expandido en las comunidades a las que servimos”, dijo John Van Dreal, Director del departamento para la gestión de la seguridad

 

2018-03-12T07:44:14+00:00March 12th, 2018|

Chipotle fuels Mckay Artists

It’s in-service and grading day for McKay teachers. What do our student artists do? They show up for Open Studio and our 1st 6 Weeks Last Ditch Effort!

Many students showed up at 7:30 am and stayed for several hours to work on their art and improve or maintain excellent status in the class.  Not only do we teachers acknowledge their efforts but so does Chipotle at Keizer Station.

Thank you to Chipotle for rewarding and validating the efforts of our student artists by donating 40 chicken burritos and 40 bags of chips to fuel them for the day. We are so grateful community members like this who also see the value, hard work and dedication that we see in our students every day.

2018-03-12T07:33:58+00:00March 12th, 2018|

Student Walkout

Student Walkout
 
In the wake of the recent tragedy in Florida, we have been made aware of a potential walkout on March 14th for 17 minutes.  While this is not a school or district sponsored event and students are not being encouraged to participate, we are proud of our students for driving the conversation around school safety.  We are doing everything in our power to create safe spaces for our students to exercise their rights to participate or not participate. School safety is our main priority, and we have a number of processes in place to keep our children safe.  Students who participate or do not participate will not be penalized, but students who do leave campus or do not return to class will receive unexcused absences.  Students who need to be removed from the walkout for not following directions or being unruly will receive consequences in accordance to our student code of conduct.  We know the biggest key to keeping our schools safe is communication, and by using walkouts as teachable moments, we improve our lines of communication with our children.
2018-03-09T14:11:26+00:00March 9th, 2018|

In-District Transfer (IDT) Applications Must Be Turned In March 1 – 31, 2018

Students who want to attend a school other than their assigned school next fall (2018-2019 school year) must apply for an in-district transfer (IDT) between March 1 and March 31, 2018. This includes elementary, middle and high school students.

IDT applications received after March 31, 2018, will not be considered.

IDT request forms can be picked up at your student’s resident school, and must be completed and returned to the student’s assigned school during the application date window. There is no guarantee a transfer request will be approved. Students attending school on an IDT are not eligible for bus transportation.

More information on the in-district transfer process can be found on the Student Transfers page on the district website.

2018-03-01T15:26:27+00:00March 1st, 2018|

Principal Update

Hello McKay Community,

I want you to know that starting this spring McKay High School, North Salem High School and Salem-Keizer Public Schools will be partnering with Dr. Salam Noor and Mountain West Investments with a clear goal on improving student success through educational innovation opportunities.  This is a four year partnership with a goal to improve the graduation rate at both McKay and North by  at least 10% during that time. On behalf of the McKay, we are grateful for this opportunity and partnership.  We are excited for the collaboration and support as we move our community closer to our vision of ‘Every McKay student graduating college and career ready.’  I will continue to update our community as we launch and begin this work.

Go Scots!

2018-03-01T15:21:25+00:00March 1st, 2018|