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Online Schedule Change Request Form:

Students who would like to request a change to their schedule can submit a form using the link below. The requests will be processed by counselors, and an email will be sent to you once the request has been processed, please do not email your counselor directly. These submissions are requests only and do not guarantee changes or placements. The form will be available until midnight on August 26th, your final blue schedule will be available on the first day of school.

Click here to submit a schedule change request.

2019-08-16T10:57:35-08:00August 16th, 2019|

McKay Staff Support Seniors Toward August Graduation

McKay Principal Rob Schoepper isn’t above showing up at a student’s house and dragging her out of bed to get her to the school library. He’s got a team of staff working to help nine more students become part of the Class of 2019 before an Aug. 30 state deadline. – Story b August 13, 2019

To read the full story, click here.

2019-08-14T08:18:49-08:00August 14th, 2019|

Fall Sports Practices Start Aug 19 – Get Registered on-line TODAY!

Hello McKay family,

Its time to sign up for Fall sports. First day of fall practice starts 8/19 please follow the link and get registered for your sport today. For any questions please call Mrs. Mentado at 503-399-1980 or email her at mentado-hernandez_stephanie@salkeiz.k12.or.us have a great day. GO Scots!

Click here for information and to complete the on-line registration.

2019-08-13T17:16:59-08:00August 13th, 2019|

SAT Offered at McKay on October 16-Register by September17

We are happy to announce that the SAT will be offered for Seniors at McKay on the day of the PSAT in October (10/16).  The fee is $8.00.

Students are able to pay the bookkeeper during Taking Care of Business days this week or any time prior to the Sept 17th deadline.

We are excited to offer this opportunity for the 2nd year in a row.

2019-08-12T13:23:15-08:00August 12th, 2019|

2019-2020 Secondary Parent Yearly Title I Information


Important Information for Parents

In December 2015, the United States Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), a legislation package that updated a number of important notification opportunities and requirements for parents or guardians of students enrolled in a school that receives federal funds under Title I, Part A of the act.

If you are a parent or guardian of a student enrolled in a school receiving Title I funds, you have the right to request information regarding the professional qualifications of your student’s teacher(s) and/or paraprofessional(s). If you wish to do so, please submit a written request for this information to your school’s principal. Submitted requests will receive a written response within ten (10) school days from the date of receipt.

Information provided under this process is intended to strengthen the open and transparent communication established between our schools and the students, parents, and communities they serve.

Title I School Information

Every Title IA school in the Salem-Keizer School District is required to provide the following opportunities for families to authentically engage and be involved in their student’s school:


Every Title IA school hosts an Annual Meeting for families to learn about the school’s Title IA programs and requirements. Families will have opportunities to review and provide feedback in the following areas:

  • Title IA School Status and Requirements
  • Rights of Title IA Parents
  • School Data


Every school reviews the School-Parent Compact with parents annually. Each year the compact is distributed typically during the Fall Parent-Teacher Conference. Compacts are available on the school’s website and in the school office all year for parents.


Throughout the school year, Title IA schools provide multiple and varied opportunities and trainings for parents to continue to build their capacity to support their child in their school journey. Many schools have monthly parent meetings to discuss and solicit input on important decisions at the school.

The Salem-Keizer School District also provides a Title IA Parent Advisory Committee that meets periodically to provide families an opportunity to provide input, ask questions and receive updates on district and school policies. This includes the District Parent Involvement Plan.


Annually, each school reviews and updates the Parent Involvement Plan to reflect the needs of families and students attending school. Each year Parent Involvement Plans are distributed to families typically during the Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences. Plans are available in the school office and on the school’s web page all year

2019-08-01T09:09:58-08:00August 1st, 2019|

Salem-Keizer Public Schools Releases Updated Student Dress Code

July 31, 2019

The updates come after students, staff share feedback about dress codes and how they are enforced

SALEM, Ore. – Last June, five Salem-Keizer Public Schools (SKPS) students provided public comments before the Board of Directors regarding the district’s dress code and requesting updates. Unbeknownst to them, district officials had already begun looking at the dress code and discussing updates with representatives from the student equity committee. With feedback from building administrators, SKPS has updated its dress code.

SKPS Dress Code Policy

Salem-Keizer Public Schools expects that all students will dress in a way that is appropriate for the school day or for any school-sponsored event. Student dress choices should respect the intent to sustain a community that is inclusive of a diverse range of identities. The primary responsibility for a student’s attire resides with the student and their parent(s) or guardian(s). The school district is responsible for seeing that student attire does not interfere with the health or safety of any student, that student attire does not contribute to a hostile or intimidating atmosphere for any student, and that dress code enforcement does not reinforce or increase marginalization or oppression of any group based on race, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, cultural observance, household income, or body type/size. Any restrictions to the way a student dresses must be necessary to support the overall educational goals of the school and must be explained within this dress code.

1. Basic Principle: Certain body parts must be covered for all students at all times.

Clothes must be worn in a way such that genitals, buttocks, breasts, and nipples are fully covered with opaque fabric. All items listed in the “must wear” and “may wear” categories below must meet this basic principle.

2. Students Must Wear*, while following the basic principle of Section 1 above:

• A Shirt (with fabric in the front, back, and on the sides under the arms), AND

• Pants/jeans or the equivalent (for example, a skirt, sweatpants, leggings, a dress or shorts), AND

• Shoes.

*Courses that include attire as part of the curriculum (for example, professionalism, public speaking, and job readiness) may include assignment-specific dress, but should not focus on covering bodies in a particular way or promoting culturally-specific attire. Activity-specific shoes requirements are permitted (for example, athletic shoes for PE).

3. Students May Wear, as long as these items do not violate Section 1 above:

• Hats facing straight forward or straight backward. Hats must allow the face to be visible to staff, and not interfere with the line of sight of any student or staff.

• Religious head coverings.

• Religious headwear.

• Hoodie sweatshirts are allowed; however, hoods may not cover the head indoors.

• Fitted pants, including opaque leggings, yoga pants and “skinny jeans”

• Pajamas

• Ripped jeans, as long as underwear and buttocks are not exposed.

• Tank tops, including spaghetti straps; halter tops

• Athletic attire

• Visible waistbands on undergarments or visible straps on undergarments worn under other clothing (as long as this is done in a way that does not violate Section 1 above).

4. Students Cannot Wear:

• Violent language or images.

• Gang-affiliated clothing.

• Images or language depicting drugs or alcohol (or any illegal item or activity).

• Hate speech, profanity, pornography.

• Images or language that creates a hostile or intimidating environment based on any protected class or consistently marginalized groups.

• Any clothing that reveals visible undergarments (visible waistbands and visible straps are allowed)

• Swimsuits (except as required in class or athletic practice).

• Accessories that could be considered dangerous or could be used as a weapon.

• Any item that obscures the face or ears (except as a religious observance).

Adjustments to the dress code may be made on a case-by-case basis for a student’s IEP, 504 or social and emotional learning.

These dress code guidelines shall apply to regular school days and summer school days, as well as any school-related events and activities, such as graduation ceremonies, dances and prom.

2019-07-31T15:36:32-08:00July 31st, 2019|

Applications for Lunch, Sports, Testing, & Dual Credit Discounts

Summer is almost over and that means it is time to take care of business.

Here are some links to help you get started!

To apply for Free or Reduced Lunches or to pay for lunches, Click on this Lunch application link:

To apply for sports, testing or dual credit discounts, Click this link.

As always, if you have questions please contact the main office at 503-399-3080. Our summer hours are 7:30am – 4:00pm.



2019-07-31T11:35:58-08:00July 31st, 2019|

McKay Announces Boys Basketball Interim Head Coach

McKay Athletics is excited to welcome Keista McCrae as Interim Boys Basketball Coach. KJ attended Santa Rosa Junior College in Santa Rosa, CA, where he earned an A.A. degree and then transferred to Portland State University, in Portland, OR, on football scholarship and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science. KJ is currently attending Grand Canyon University where he is working toward earning his Masters of Education in Secondary Education. Coach McCrae has been a coach for football at the High School and Collegiate level for the past 8 years. He has been a basketball referee for the past 7 years and a college referee for the past 3 years. Along with being the Boys Basketball Coach, KJ will also be a Behavior Specialist at McKay, as well as Defensive Coordinator for our football program. Being inside the school will give KJ the opportunity to build positive relationships with our students and help them reach their full potential through the teaching of our 3 core values of Leadership, Scholarship, and Competitiveness. “I am excited for this opportunity and this challenge to grow as a coach, but I am most excited for this opportunity to impact the young people of our community in a positive way! #GoScots #CompeteIEYD” We are extremely excited for what the future holds for Basketball, Football, and all of our programs that coach McCrae will be involved with. Please help us in giving an amazing Royal Scots Welcome to Teacher and Coach KJ McCrae. #ScotsPride

2019-07-31T10:38:36-08:00July 31st, 2019|

McKay Announces Girls Wrestling Coach

McKay Athletics is excited to announce Logan Fore as the new Head Girls Wrestling Coach. Logan grew up in Windsor California and started wrestling at the age of 4, he graduated from Windsor High School where he wrestled all four years. Logan went on to wrestle at Santa Rosa junior college and is a 2x All American. Logan has 5 years of Coaching experience that include Windsor Middle School, Clagget Creek Middle School, and McKay High School where he just finished up a very successful season as an assistant coach. Logan said he looks forward to another great and successful year at McKay and hopes to grow the program. We are excited to see the amount of success Logan and his team will bring to our kids and community as they teach our three core values of Leadership, Scholarship, and Competitiveness in the sport of girls wrestling


Welcome to the team Coach

2019-07-31T10:37:14-08:00July 31st, 2019|