Principal Update: Student Success Act Community Input Sessions


Hello McKay Community,

As you may have heard, Salem-Keizer School District will be receiving more than $35 million this year from the Student Success Act. Annually, this investment account can only be used to meet students’ mental or behavioral health needs and increase academic achievement for students.

As principal, I want to personally invite you to hear about how best to invest these dollars.  The district is holding a community forum in Keizer at McNary High on November 18th from 6-8 p.m. If you cannot make that event, the district will be holding another one in Salem at South Salem High on November 20th from 6-8 p.m.  Dinner and childcare will be provided at both events and translators will also be available.

Below are the addresses for these community events.

Monday, Nov. 18 | 6-8 p.m.
McNary High
595 Chemawa Road N., Keizer

Wednesday, Nov. 20 | 6-8 p.m.
South Salem High
1910 Church St. SE, Salem

If you need additional information, please visit

I hope to see you there!

Rob Schoepper
Principal, McKay High School

2019-11-15T12:03:55-08:00November 15th, 2019|

McKay’s Larkin Foley is a Crystal Apple Honoree

The Crystal Apple Awards is a unique celebration of education professionals. Last night, at the Elsinore Theatre, our own Larkin Foley became the latest of the McKay family to become a Crystal Apple Honoree! She was recognized by colleagues and students for her tireless work to make a positive different and to build pathways for student success. Congratulations Mrs Foley!


2019-11-15T06:42:04-08:00November 15th, 2019|

Feedback Needed from McKay Families – Survey Available During Conferences

Dear Families,

Our district values your feedback!

Over the next several weeks, we will be inviting you to take a brief anonymous survey to tell us about your experience at McKay High School to ensure we continue to provide high quality, rigorous learning experiences that meet the needs of our learners and prepare them for a successful life, we need your feedback. We want to know what you think!

The survey will be available for you to complete during Parent-Teacher Conferences (November 25th & November 26th). For families unable to attend conferences, the survey will stay open through December 20th. You will be able to take the survey on any device with internet access, i.e. smart phones, tablets, laptops. Simply click on the survey link, select McKay High School from the dropdown menu and you’ll be ready to go. The survey will take 10-15 minutes.

We thank you in advance for your thoughtful responses. If you have any questions about the survey administration or need help with survey completion, please don’t hesitate to contact us a (503) 399-3080.

Thank You!

Rob Schoepper
McKay High School



Estimadas familias:

¡Nuestro distrito valora sus comentarios!

Este McKay High School, le pediremos que complete una breve encuesta donde podrá compartir su experiencia con McKay High School.  Para asegurarnos de continuar brindando excelentes experiencias de aprendizaje y de alta calidad que satisfagan las necesidades de nuestros estudiantes y para garantizar que les estamos preparando para vida exitosa, necesitamos sus saber lo que nuestras familias piensan.

La encuesta estará disponible para que la complete durante las

conferencias de padres y maestros (25 y 26 de noviembre). Para las

familias que no pueden asistir a las conferencias, la encuesta

permanecerá abierta hasta el 20 de diciembre. Podrá realizar la encuesta

en cualquier dispositivo con acceso a Internet, es decir, teléfonos

inteligentes, tabletas, computadoras portátiles. Simplemente haga clic en

el enlace de la encuesta, seleccione [Nombre de la escuela] en el menú

desplegable y estará listo para comenzar. La encuesta tomará entre 10 y 15 minutos.

Les agradecemos de antemano por su consideración y sus respuestas Si tiene alguna pregunta acerca de  la administración de esta encuesta, no dude en ponerse en contacto con nosotros vía (503) 399-3080


Rob Schoepper
McKay High School

2019-11-14T15:32:46-08:00November 14th, 2019|

McKay Celebrates Excellent Attendance

It is time to celebrate all of the students who have met our school wide target of 92% attendance or higher. Increasing the number of regular attenders (92% or higher attendance) is a school wide goal for McKay. We had an amazing attendance celebration for our students who are attending 92% or more on Thursday, November 7th during CCR…that’s 1,278 students who are doing an amazing job being here at school.

Some of the talking points we shared were:

  • Showing up to school is a skill. It will help you in class because you know what is going on. It will help you get a job and more importantly keep a job!
  • If you graduate high school, you will make about $1 million more dollars in your lifetime than someone who does not…
  • In order to keep a 92% rate, you can’t miss more than 18 days per year, or about 3 days per six week grading period. It doesn’t matter if it is excused or unexcused.
  • Students who miss more than 20 days of school per year, have a 20 percent chance of graduating.
  • However, students who regularly attend school have 172% chance of graduating high school.




2019-11-08T15:11:15-08:00November 8th, 2019|
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