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Sign Up for Free and Reduced Meals
If your child was receiving free or reduced lunch last school year and is no longer receiving this benefit this school year, then you will need to complete a new lunch application. Please come by the office and pick up a new application. Thank you.
Please remember to call in your child's absence to the Attendance Hotline on a daily basis to report why your child id not in school. This is very important part of knowing that your child is safe as well as tracking attendance.


Common Core State Standards
The Common Core is changing the way we teach our students, and changing the types of work our students are doing.  To find out more about the Common Core, visit the TUSD Common Core Information Page.
Another great common core website is This site has great resources for parents. 
The results of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics, part of the state’s California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), are scheduled to be released later this month (September 2015).  Students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 across the state took this test last spring.  It was the first statewide administration of this new test.   For more information about the assessments and the score reports that will be mailed home for all students who took the test,
Los resultados de las Evaluaciones Sumativas Smarter Balanced en Lengua y Literatura en inglés y matemáticas, que forma parte del Examen de California para el Desempeño y el Avance Estudiantil (CAASPP), están programados para ser publicados a finales de este mes (septiembre de 2015). Los estudiantes en los grados 3 a 8 y el grado 11 en todo el estado tomaron esta prueba en la primavera pasada. Fue la primera administración estatal de esta nueva prueba. Para obtener más información acerca de las evaluaciones y los informes de los resultados que se enviarán a casa para todos los estudiantes que tomaron el examen,


I hope your family had a wonderful winter break. A new year always gives us the opportunity to reflect upon what we have done well and what we can do better. Here are some ideas to be sure your child is successful at McKinley Elementary School.
1) Monitor your students’ school work. One way to do this is to have
them check in with you after school and share how their day went. A
good opening question to help them communicate about this is to ask,
“What did you learn in school today?” If you get a vague answer, follow
-up by asking them about specific subjects such as: math, reading, or
2) Make sure your children get to school. The more students are in
school, the higher their achievement. Children cannot learn if they are
not in school. In addition, poor attendance causes students to get
behind in their learning and catching up can be very difficult when they
return. In fact, poor attendance causes students to get behind in their
learning and catching up can be very difficult when they return. In fact,
poor attendance is often the first step to students being unsuccessful at
3)  Reward their efforts. Rewarding students for high grades is not as
effective as rewarding them for their effort. Students are always trying
and want to make you proud. Therefore, the best way to motive further
effort is to notice it, to praise it, and to reward it.
4) Talk up the idea of going to college. I know your students are only in
elementary school, but this should start at a very young age. As a staff, we are always talking about where we went to college and how we benefitted from it. For students to be successful it takes more than a high school diploma. In the 21st century, almost all students need a college degree to ensure a successful life. Having students set higher education as a target early in their lives will help them set ambitious goals for their academic progress as they proceed through school.
5) Finally, be involved! How important is parent involvement in their
children’s education? Studying shows that it may be the top factor
leading to student success. At McKinley Elementary School, we offer many opportunities to be involved in your student’s education. Please join us whenever you are available.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
Mrs. Washington


Monday, February 1
  • Early Release 1:30 pm Dismissal
Tuesday, February 2
  • DARE Graduation 1:30 pm
  • Tiger Shop
Wednesday, February 3
  • Tiger Shop
Thursday, January 4
  • Tiger Shop
Monday, February 8
  • No School
Tuesday, February 9
  • Tiger Shop
Wednesday, February 10
  • Tiger Shop
Thursday, February 11
  • Tiger Shop
Friday, February 12
  • End of 2nd Trimester
  • Minimum Day Dismissal at 12:40 pm
Monday, February 15
  • No School - Observance of Presidents Day
Friday, February 19
  • AR Game Day
Monday, February 22
  • Early Release 1:30 pm Dismissal
Monday, February 29
  • Early Release 1:30 pm Dismissal