KGW Salutes the Class of 2020 at McKay High School in Salem!

2020-07-30T07:00:38-08:00July 30th, 2020|

McKay’s Recognition of Graduates – August 5th

McKay’s recognition of graduates will be on August 5th at Blanchet Catholic High School.

Click here to sign up for a march-in time.

Signup deadline is JULY 20

Attention Seniors! The recognition of graduates for McKay’s class of 2020 will be an all-day event on Wednesday, August 5 that will be student & family-centered. Due to the state mandates from COVID-19, McKay’s graduation day will include pre-scheduled, individual recognition of each participating graduate along with selected family members. By doing this, we will be well under the 250 person limit during Phase 2 reopening and may also be able to move forward in the event that state restrictions are increased for group events. 

Graduates will sign up for a specific hour-long window to schedule their march-in with family members. We anticipate a large number of participating graduates, so there may be up to 8 hour-long windows from which graduates can choose. Recognition of graduates will include formal announcement of graduates’ names, individual and family photos taken by a professional photographer, ending with diploma pick-up before exiting the event area. Family members are invited to participate in the recognition of graduates with their student(s); this may include being able to walk across the stage with their graduating student(s). During this difficult and unusual time in history, please know that we are doing our best to ensure that this moment is meaningful and memorable for each graduate and their family.

You will receive confirmation and detailed information about your scheduled time, parking, social-distancing and face-covering guidelines by the end of July. 

Please complete the survey using the link above so we can get our groups assigned for each hour-long window to recognize graduates. You may coordinate with your friends to ensure that you are scheduled for the same window of time; we know that this is not the same as a shared ceremony, but it can be a shared experience. 

Please remember, graduates must sign up for an hour-long window to participate in our recognition of graduates.

 El reconocimiento de los graduados de McKay será el 5 de agosto en la Escuela Secundaria Católica Blanchet.

Haga clic aquí para inscribirse en un horario para marchar.

El último de inscripción es el 20 de julio.

¡Atención Seniors! El reconocimiento de los graduados para la clase 2020 de McKay, será un evento de todo el día miércoles 5 de agosto, que estará enfocado en los estudiantes y la familia. Debido a los mandatos estatales de COVID-19, el día de graduación de McKay incluirá un reconocimiento individual por cita de cada graduado participante junto con miembros de la familia seleccionada. Al hacer esto, estaremos debajo del límite de 250 personas durante la reapertura de la Fase 2. También podremos seguir con la ceremonia en caso de que las restricciones estatales aumenten para los eventos grupales.

Los graduados se inscribirán en un plazo de tiempo específica de una hora para programar su marcha con los miembros de la familia. Anticipamos una gran cantidad de graduados participantes, por lo que puede haber hasta 8 horas de tiempo entre los cuales los graduados pueden elegir. El reconocimiento de los graduados incluirá el anuncio formal de los nombres de los graduados, fotos individuales y familiares tomadas por un fotógrafo profesional, que finalizará obteniendo su diploma antes de salir del evento. Los miembros de la familia están invitados a participar en el reconocimiento de los graduados con sus alumno(s); Esto puede incluir poder cruzar el escenario con sus alumno(s) graduados. Durante este momento difícil y diferente en la historia, estamos haciendo todo lo posible para garantizar que este momento sea significativo y memorable para cada graduado y su familia.

Recibirá confirmación e información detallada sobre su horario programado, estacionamiento, distancia social y reglamentos sobre cubrebocas a fines de julio.

Complete la encuesta usando el enlace de arriba para que podamos asignar a nuestros grupos para cada plazo de una hora para reconocer a los graduados. Puedes coordinarte con tus amigos/as para asegurarse de que esté programado para la misma ventana de tiempo; sabemos que esto no es lo mismo que una ceremonia compartida, pero puede ser una experiencia compartida.

Recuerde, los graduados necesitan inscribirse en un plazo de una hora para participar en nuestro reconocimiento de los graduados.

2020-07-13T06:25:07-08:00July 13th, 2020|

Class of 2020 Senior Celebrations

2020-06-05T09:03:34-08:00June 2nd, 2020|

Hey Seniors! Check Out Graduation Info!

Senior Class of
2020 McKay High School

Graduation Guidance and Communication

Seniors are awarded credit on their classes for work completed from:
January 28th-March 13th

Graduates (Including early grads who declared before March 13):

  • When you have met the graduation requirements for your diploma, you will be notified by phone, and in a written letter.
  • You can check your own graduation progress on StudentVUE under Course History, but graduation will only be confirmed when you receive verbal and written confirmation.
  • You will remain a McKay student, with CCR, email and ID until June 5th
  • Please see the Senior FAQ below for questions about celebrations.

All other seniors:

  • You can see your remaining required credits by logging into your StudentVUE and clicking on Course History to see what is remaining.
  • Your counselor will contact you with a pathway to graduation through Distance Learning
  • You are responsible for completing outstanding work through March 13th through distance learning with your assigned teachers.
  • Graduation status will be updated every 2 weeks and graduates will be notified by phone and letter when they have met expectations.

For more information contact:
or contact your counselor directly.


Will our prom be rescheduled?

No. All activities scheduled for the remainder of the school year have been canceled

What about stuff that I left at McKay? How will I get it back?

Monday, May 11 has been booked from 8:00am-2:00pm for the following:

● Seniors will retrieve items from their lockers. Students will not be permitted to enter the building, but locker contents will be transferred to a labeled bag that will be available for curbside pick-up.
● Seniors may pay any outstanding fees.
● Seniors may return Chromebooks they borrowed but may no longer be using.
● Seniors may return any textbooks they may still have.
● Seniors may report any scholarship awards they have received so that we may collect that data for the class of 2020.
● Seniors may pick up any graduation merchandise that they ordered through Josten’s, including caps & gowns.

All of the above activities will follow appropriate social-distancing protocol for car & foot traffic

How can I make my payment to Josten’s for my graduation merchandise?

All seniors should attempt payment online before May 11.
Payments can be made at, then make sure to enter McKay High School when prompted to do so.
Payment can also be mailed to Josten’s PO Box 2350 Clackamas, OR 97015.

What if I no longer want the merchandise that I ordered from Josten’s? How do I get a refund?

Josten’s typically will only refund students if they end up NOT graduating. If seniors have a specific issue or want to discuss a refund, they need to contact Josten’s directly using the contact information on the website.

How will seniors receive end-of-year honors & recognition?

Since we cannot have a Senior Awards Assembly, we will instead have a “Senior Celebration Week” from May 27-June 3. Videos will be posted on the website and on Scotsman Daily to recognize senior achievements.

Will we have a graduation ceremony on June 3rd, as previously scheduled?

We will NOT be having an in-person graduation ceremony on June 3rd.

We WILL be posting a virtual ceremony on that date, using information/photos received from graduates.

Will we have our 2020 graduation ceremony at a later time?

We have bookmarked the first week in August for a ‘live’ graduation ceremony. We cannot guarantee that we will be able to actually have an in-person ceremony, but we are hoping to be able to do that. If we can conduct an in-person ceremony, it is likely that it will look quite different with far fewer spectators. Stay tuned!

2020-04-21T15:03:01-08:00April 20th, 2020|

Project Grad Meeting Wednesday November 28

Attention parents of Seniors, tomorrow night Wednesday November 28, Project Grad will be meeting in the McKay Library.  We will be talking about the upcoming Senior All Night Party.  There is 190 days left until graduation, and project grad still needs help fundraising in order to make this years party successful.  Please come with your ideas, and with your schedule, so we can get some parents signed up to help with our fundraising efforts.  We currently are collecting cans and bottles in order to take advantage of a match program at BottleDrop, now until December 9th.  During this time frame only, we have the opportunity to receive a match anywhere from 10-40% extra on bottle deposits.  Its a great way to give to our seniors, so please consider donating your cans and bottles.

2018-11-27T14:30:47-08:00November 27th, 2018|