Last Week of PTC Free Mask Friday
Starting in January the McKinley Foundation funded a 6-week effort to provide every McKinley student, teacher and staff member with a consistent source of free high filtration M95 masks for extra protection during this Omicron surge.
We want to remind families this is the last week students will be sent home with a free Lutema M95c mask in their take home folder.
Families can continue to use the discount code MCKINLEY to receive 50% off mask orders at Lutema.com.
Please continue to follow McKinley and SDUSD mask guidelines. The most up-to-date district communication about COVID can be found at https://sandiegounified.org/about/newscenter
Have extra masks?
Classrooms may continue to need a supply of replacement masks for the remainder of the school year to help supplement the supply provided by the district. If you have any new adult or child masks to donate to classrooms, please drop them off to the mask donation box inside the front doors of the school.
Last but certainly not least, the PTC organizers of this mask distribution want to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU for your embrace of our high-quality masking efforts for McKinley students, staff, and families. McKinley kids have been CHAMPS at wearing their masks and our school is safer from Covid because of the collective effort to upgrade masks. McKinley has had fewer cases among students per week than SDUSD elementary schools on the whole (COVID Dashboard provides latest district data). This means more of us are safely in school! School administration also received feedback from mobile Covid testing staff that our school has *hands down* the most coverage of well fitted, quality masks that they have seen in their travels.
Additionally, many McKinley teachers and staff reported being so grateful for how quickly many of our students made the transition to high filtration masks during a stressful and uncertain time. We should all be proud of our students for taking steps to make McKinley stronger and safer for themselves, each other, and their families.
Thank you again for showing up for our community and sharing the McKinley spirit. We ARE better together.