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Virtual Scholarship Workshop – December 7, 2020

Join us at McKay (virtually) on December 7 to explore ways to pay for college.

2020-11-20T11:11:35-08:00November 20th, 2020|

Governor & ODE Put Freeze on Athletic Practices

Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide two-week freeze on activities to help slow the spread of rapidly increasing coronavirus cases, impacting communities across the state. This took effect Nov. 18, 2020.

After additional guidance from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) announced the suspension of all indoor extracurricular activities, while allowing some instances of outdoor activities. However, with the exponential rise of COVID-19 cases in Marion County, the previous decision to suspend all SKPS extracurricular activities will remain through the freeze.

Although this was a difficult decision, ultimately, this two-week freeze will allow our students to focus on their academics at the start of the second quarter while helping to support the health and safety of the Salem-Keizer community.

The suspension of activities for our district will continue until at least Dec. 2, with additional updates on the status of our extracurricular activities through the end of the statewide freeze.

Meanwhile, SKPS is committed to resuming athletic activities as soon as the metrics improve and/or when we can safely.

Thank you for your patience during this crucial time for all of us.

2020-11-19T10:25:20-08:00November 19th, 2020|

Senior Photos Due January 31, 2021

Attention all seniors!
We need your SENIOR PHOTOS for the yearbook!

The deadline for senior pictures will be January 31st 2021.

Walsworth is handling our yearbook this year. Click on the link below to go to the McKay yearbook page and upload your senior photo.


2020-11-18T16:25:04-08:00November 18th, 2020|

Q1 Grade Update for All McKay Students

¡Hola, Royal Scots!  –  Hello Royal Scots!

¡Hola, Royal Scots! 


El día de calificaciones fue el lunes 16 de noviembre. Hubo algunos problemas de tecnología, por lo que es posible que no veas una calificación final en tu StudentVue. La fecha de calificación se ha extendido al lunes 23 de noviembre para que los maestros tengan tiempo para completar la calificación necesaria. Si tiene preguntas sobre las calificaciones, comuníquese directamente con su maestro. 

Inicio del segundo trimestre:  

El distrito escolar de Salem-Keizer está experimentando desafíos con la tecnología esta mañana, martes 17 de noviembre, especialmente en Canvas. Si inicia la sesión en Canvas, como de costumbre, pero no ve sus clases del segundo trimestre, consulte el correo electrónico de su estudiante para encontrar un enlace de Zoom directamente de su maestro. 

Gracias por ser pacientes y comprensivos mientras aprendemos a abordar los problemas tecnológicos que afectan a todos. 

¡Mantente seguro, Royal Scots! 


Hello Royal Scots!

Q1 Grading:  Grading day was Monday, 11/16.  There were a few technology issues, so you might not see a final grade in your StudentVue.  The grading due date has been extended to Monday, 11/23 so that teachers have the time to complete the grading necessary for Q1.  If you have questions about grades, please reach out to your teacher directly.

Q2 Startup:  The Salem-Keizer school district is experiencing challenges with technology this morning, Tuesday, 11/17, especially in Canvas. If you log in to Canvas, as usual, but do not see your Q2 classes, please check your student email to find a Zoom link directly from your teacher.

Thanks for being patient and understanding as we learn how to navigate tech issues that impact everyone.


Stay safe, Royal Scots!

2020-11-17T15:35:01-08:00November 17th, 2020|

McKay News for November 17-20, 2020

It’s News Time…Here is McKay News Episode 6 for the 2020-21 School Year.

2020-11-16T07:30:17-08:00November 17th, 2020|

Christian College Virtual Fairs Nov 9 – Feb 18

2020-11-10T08:08:41-08:00November 10th, 2020|

McKay News for November 9-13, 2020

It’s time for McKay News….Episode 5 for the 20-21 school year.

2020-11-09T07:57:05-08:00November 9th, 2020|

McKay Alumni Panel – Nov. 9, 2020

Join McKay graduates to learn about life after McKay.

2020-11-06T15:32:56-08:00November 6th, 2020|

McKay Woodshop Teacher Highlighted in Team Effort

McKay’s Michelle Zielenski is featured in an article in the Salem Reporter. Her work with two other SKPS woodshops teachers highlights creativity in the CDL education environment.

Read the full article here.

2020-11-05T11:15:37-08:00November 5th, 2020|

Portland State Application Workshop-Nov. 11, 2020

Application Workshop at PSU on November 11. 2020 at 4:00PM.

Portland State University will host an Application Workshop on Wednesday November 11th at 4:00 pm. If you are interested in taking advantage of this workshop you must register utilizing the link below.  Once you have registered please inform Mr. Brooks so he can make a copy of your transcript.


2020-11-05T10:44:34-08:00November 5th, 2020|
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