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Chromebook Login Issues?

We are aware that some students are having challenges logging into their Chromebooks to access Distance Learning. Here are instructions to help families having difficulties logging in.

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As Chromebooks come online after the summer, updates may take time and Step 2 may need to be repeated multiple times. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but appreciate your patience and understanding during this important update process.

2020-09-16T15:12:53-08:00September 16th, 2020|

Student Canvas Login Instructions

Instructions for students to log into Canvas

  1. Go to the McKay website. If it is on a computer, on the right-hand side you will find “Canvas student login” or if on a phone, you will find it down towards the bottom.
  2. Click on the link and it will ask you to give your user id and password. This is your school ID and the password you have set up in the years past.
  3. Enter that information and it will link you to your Canvas account.
  4. Once Synergy has loaded your classes, you should be able to see your courses, along with announcements and notifications.

Help on Navigating Canvas as a student

  • Watch the YouTube video “Canvas Overview for Students Global Navigation”
  • Canvas Calendar is a great tool to help you keep up on due dates. Click on the “Calendar” tab on the left side of page at any time to see due dates in Canvas.  Additionally, please watch for due dates on My Student portal grades. A rule that will help you: Look at due dates on My Student portal for what will be coming!

Submitting Assignments

Sometimes the documents you send will be unreadable to the teacher, especially when you submit from home. The best way to make sure your teacher receives your assignment clearly is to save them as a PDF.

How to save a document as a PDF and submit it

Any Google Products:

  1. After you have completed a Google Doc, Slide, or Template— select the “File” tab, then Download, and PDF document (if a Google Product).
  2. To Submit: Click the red submit button on the upper left corner of your assignments. Click the Upload button on the bottom (middle of the submission page.  Find in your English Folder and Upload the PDF – file— Not other documents.

Microsoft Products:

  1. After you have completed a Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, or Excel Spreadsheet,  Click on “File” and then “Save As”.
  2. Select where you have created your course folder, for example, the “Desktop”
  3. Name your file “My English 9th Grade PDF’s”
  4. Click “Save as type”, and select PDF
  5. Select “Save”

To Submit: Click the red submit button on the upper left corner of your assignments. Click the Upload button on the bottom middle of the submission page.  Find the folder where you saved your document of PDF for the assignment. Select the document (or PDF) you need to upload for the assignment. Last, make sure you click “Submit Assignment” button.

2020-09-09T10:03:39-08:00September 9th, 2020|

College & Career Readiness

College & Career Readiness Resources

Talent Search is a college prep program to assist low income and/or first generation students. Commitment and time to the program is less than Upward Bound. Email Ellen Massey for additional questions regarding the Talent Search program or call 503-399-3080.

U.S. Department of Education TRIO Talent Search Program

Upward Bound is a college prep program that assists low income and/or first generation students who would like additional one-on-one support and who can devote time year-round to the program. Reach out to Ana Arredono-Franco for additional questions regarding the program or call 503-399-3080.

U.S. Department of Education Upward Bound Program

Oregon Career Information System assists students with discovering post-secondary plans and career planning.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook is a resource for career exploration. The website has over 150 different careers with information about job growth, education needed for occupations, annual pay, and other important information related to career exploration.

Connect with local military recruiters to discuss branches, jobs, and other opportunities. These branches also visit the school every now and then so be on the lookout for them at lunch!

Apprenticeships provide opportunities for individuals to earn money while receiving on the job training.

  • State of Oregon’s Apprenticeship and Training Division offers resources to those wishing to apply to an apprenticeship program or are looking to get more information on what programs are available in Oregon.
  • Oregon GEAR UP (stands for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is an organization supporting low-income students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education. Administered by Oregon State University.
2019-12-12T14:22:29-08:00December 12th, 2019|

Social Emotional Resources

Crisis Resources (Emotional & Mental Health)

Marion County Youth and Family Crisis Services:
503-576-4673 ♦ Call 503-576-HOPE

Polk County Crisis Line:
503- 623-9289 ♦ 1-503-581-5535 (after hours)

Psychiatric Crisis Center:
503-585-4949 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill)

Northwest Human Services Crisis and Info Hotline:
503-581-5535 or 1-800-560-5535

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or  Text HOME to 741741
Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio en espanol 1-888-628-9454

Trevor Project
(crisis line for students identifying as LGBTQIA+): 1-877-565-8860

Oregon Youthline
(teen to teen crisis and help line): 1-877-968-8491 or text ‘teen2teen’ to 839863

Teen Dating and Domestic Violence 24/7 hotline:
Center for Hope & Safety (formerly Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service)

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2019-12-12T14:27:33-08:00December 12th, 2019|

Academic Resources

McKay’s Academic Resources

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Support people who check in with students regarding attendance and academics

Patty RodriguezMentor for 11th and 12th Grades
Lee HortonMentor for 9th and 10th Grades

Behavior Specialists

Individuals supporting students with behavior in school

Stanley RobertsBehavior Specialist, Teacher
KJ MacraeTeacher
Chelsea RobertsBehavior Specialist, Teacher
Juan LlamasBehavior Specialist, Teacher

Scots Scholars

Opportunity on Saturday mornings for students to receive additional support in their classes. Students should connect with their teachers prior to attending Saturday school so that teachers can provide materials for students to work on.

Saturday School is held on from 9am-12pm in the library on the following dates:

  • November 2nd
  • December 7th
  • January 11th
  • February 29th
  • April 18th
  • May 30th

Enrichment Academy

Opportunity for students to receive tutoring before school and after school.  Students should bring all of their materials that they need assistance with.

Morning sessions run every day from 7:10-8:10 in the library. Afternoon sessions run every day from 3:30-5:00 in the library. Dinner is offered for students who check in by 3:30.

Transportation is not provided.

StudentVue /ParentVue

Student management systems detailing grades, attendance, assignments, and other important information.

Call the main office if you do not have a user account at 503-399-3080.

Visit StudentVue/ParentVue portal.

Travel Card

Tool for students and parents to use to assist in tracking attendance and homework each day. Travel cards can be picked up in the Student Support Center.

Cultural Advocates

Individuals collaborating and supporting students from specific cultural backgrounds.

Kenny RamirezPacific Islander Cultural Advocate
Community Resource Specialist
Dwight RobersonAfrican American Cultural Advocate
Community Resource Specialist
Karly Rose FosterIndian Education Cultural Advocate
Community Resource Specialist

Transition Education Program Advocate

Supports students who have lost housing, are couch surfing, or sleeping in car/tent/street. Click here more information on the STEP/Homeless Program

Maritza CejaSTEP Student Advocate
503-391-4060 ext. 203207

2019-12-12T14:21:05-08:00December 12th, 2019|

What We Do

What McKay Counselors Do

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Academic Support

Assisting students to succeed in the classroom.

  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Academic Resources (Mentoring and Tutoring)
  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Graduation Tracking
  • Scheduling and forecasting
  • 504 Plan Coordination
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College & Career Readiness

Provide support and resources for students for life after high school.

  • Assisting with College Applications
  • College Research
  • Career Research
  • FAFSA Support
  • Scholarships
  • Letters of Recommendation
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Social / Emotional

Assist students in a variety of social emotional needs. While we are not licensed therapists, we are trained to support students with a variety of needs.

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/Loss
  • Stress Management
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Social Skills Development
  • Anger Management
  • Self-Harm/Suicidal Idealization
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Gender Identity

2019-12-12T14:19:54-08:00December 12th, 2019|

Who We Are

McKay High School Counselors

9th Grade Counselors


Lupe Torres
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Javier Gutierrez Baltazar
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10th Grade Counselors


Alyssa Bettendorf
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Dwight Roberson
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11th Grade Counselors


Christina Lilly
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Virginia Antunez
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Lonnie Duran
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12th Grade Counselors


Jennifer Strong
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Virginia Antunez
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Dwight Roberson
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Lonnie Duran
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Ronnie BrooksParent Outreach Coordinator

2021-01-07T11:02:56-08:00December 12th, 2019|

Secondary Shared Resource Checklist

District Links

2020-12-31T13:21:53-08:00May 29th, 2019|
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