In-Person Learning Update
Dear McKenzie Families,

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding over the last couple of months. We know it has been a hard year.

We have been working very hard to carefully plan for a safe return for some of our students on Monday, March 15. We will be welcoming back students in grades 1, 2 and 3. We are targeting March 29 for grades K, 4, 5 & 6 to return.

Please watch this welcome back video with some of our great team members!
You will also see a special visitor giving us some great advice on keeping healthy on campus.


Families that choose to keep their student home will still have access to their classes through Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) as they have for the first half of the school year.

Here's what a day will look like on campus:

  • Students will attend from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., following the approved district calendar.
  • Students may arrive on campus as early as 7:45 a.m. in preparation for their health and safety screening.
  • Bring a warm jacket, hat and gloves because students will be eating outside in tents.
  • Families opting to drive their students should drop elementary students behind the Old Gym before the elementary office's hill. Please do not drive around the high school building as students will cross and unload buses in that area. Middle and high school-aged students should be dropped in front of the covered entrance way on the front of the Old Gym leading into the high school building.
  • When traveling on the McKenzie Highway, please allow up to 45 minutes to get to school. There is much work being done to remove hazardous trees from the area and may include delays on the highway.
  • Free breakfast and lunch will be available to all students, in-person or learning from home.
  • Students will be required to follow all state-mandated safety guidelines, including wearing a face-covering that covers their nose and move, stay 6-feet apart, and eating lunch with their class. Students will be able to take mask breaks 6-feet apart from other students outside.
  • If your child is riding the bus, transportation has contacted 1, 2, and 3-grade transportation eligible students/families. They will be contacting 4, 5, and 6 grades soon.
  • Students will receive a visual screening before entering the bus.
  • Seats by the driver will be reserved for ill students and the school will be contacted.
  • Seats will be marked where students should sit
  • Drivers will assign a seat to each student
  • Students will wear face coverings while on the bus
  • Students may not eat while on the bus
  • Drivers will use windows, fans and roof vents to increase ventilation


Go Eagles!,

Lane Tompkins
Superintendent
Mckenzie School District
Tree Removal Update
It may be a little shocking when you return to campus because of the large number of trees that had to be removed.

Safety is our number one priority and we worked with ODOT and the Tree Removal Task Force to make sure the campus was safe for students to return. In the coming weeks, your student will still hear crews in action in the area and we apologize for that extra noise. Most all tree removal work will be completed by Monday though trucks may be hauling logs off-site for a few more days.

Check out this video that highlights what has been happening on campus.

Run For School Board

Are you interested in running for the school board?

McKenzie has two vacancies this year.

Here is a link to apply through the Lane County Elections Office with deadlines and criteria - https://apps.lanecounty.org/Elections/Election/Index/235

Our kids are lucky to have so many people wanting to serve and make a difference in their education.

Keep Connected
Stay up to date on all of our events by clicking here.
Here is a look at our past videos. You can view additional videos on our YouTube channel.

You can also follow us on social media on Instagram and Facebook. Our next school board meeting will be on February 23th at 5:30.

Click here to watch and join the conversation.