Urgent Update on New School Year

Parents, At 11:00 this morning, principals were notified that the new school year will begin with online learning only. My first commitment is to notify our staff which has been done via email. My second commitment is to notify our parent population. I am sure you will have many questions and I will send an … Continue reading Urgent Update on New School Year

Welcome Mrs. Willoughby!

I am pleased to announce that Merrilee Willoughby will be joining McKinley as a Kindergarten Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year! Many of you may know Merrilee - she subbed for an entire year in a kindergarten classroom and her two sons have attended our school. When Merrilee was notified of her assignment she said, … Continue reading Welcome Mrs. Willoughby!

A Message from our Superintendent

Dear San Diego Unified families, I hope this finds you and your family in good health. Even as our schools remain physically closed, we are working to keep students’ hearts and minds open to learning. Today marks the start of our distance learning “soft launch session.” The purpose of this email is to make sure … Continue reading A Message from our Superintendent

A Message from our Superintendent

Dear San Diego Unified families, First and foremost, I hope you and your loved ones are healthy as we move through the COVID-19 crisis to find our new (temporary) normal. I am writing to share our plans for the remainder of the academic year. From the moment the crisis forced schools to close, we’ve been … Continue reading A Message from our Superintendent

COVID-19 Principal Update for March 18, 2020

In a World of Unknowns, Here’s What I Do Know to Be True… Ok, that title sounds like I'm channeling Oprah, but I am compelled to share this with you and that verbiage perfectly captures my sentiment. There is an enormous amount of ambiguity in the ever-evolving challenge inherent in addressing a virus of this … Continue reading COVID-19 Principal Update for March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Principal Update for March 16, 2020

Dear McKinley Families, I hope you are all staying safe as our community, our nation and the world work together to reduce the spread of COVID-19.  As you know, Superintendent Cindy Marten made the difficult decision to close schools throughout our community. She explained her decision in the Union Tribune and via Social Media. As I mentioned in … Continue reading COVID-19 Principal Update for March 16, 2020