Welcome to McKinley Elementary School!
McKinley School is where students and staff come to Grow Our Hearts and Our Minds. We adopted that mission several years ago when we all committed to the idea that everyone is a work in progress and that with a positive mindset, our experiences here can help us grow both academically and personally.
That mindset, and our connection to each other as a community of learners, have both helped us thrive during a pandemic. When we left the building in March of 2020, we stayed connected with daily morning announcements and a mixture of live and independent learning experiences. In September of 2020, we returned to hybrid, in-person instruction with students in cohorts attending two or three days a week. By March of 2021, over 92% of our student body attended in-person school for half days, and by the middle of May 2021, 96% of our students returned to full days of in-person school.
Though there were certainly difficult times and seemingly impossible hurdles, our students adapted and kept working hard and doing their best. Our staff invented a new version of instruction and led students through multiple schedule changes. As principal, I could not be more proud of our students and our staff.
McKinley is lucky to be a part of a strong school district that is supported by an active and involved parent community. Our Parent Teacher Organization partners with us on our curricular and character development goals every year. Our P.T.O. Board is vital in providing experiences for our students that help create the culture of our community.
McKinley's teachers work hard to know their students well, both as people and as learners. They work hard to be cohesive teams, to push themselves to progress pedagogically, and to be important contributors to our school's mission.
For the most up-to-date information about McKinley, our School Hub is your best resource to visit.
Marc Biunno -- Principal