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  • Registration

    Registration

    McKee School is full in planned classes in Grades 1, 2 and 3 in the regular Program. We will now only accept resident students who newly move into the school’s attendance area for the regular program. A resident student of Edmonton Public Schools has at least one parent or legal guardian living in Edmonton who is not Roman Catholic. Non-resident students can enrol in another Division school with space in planned classes.

    If you are registering for Kindergarten or if you are new to Edmonton Public Schools, you must register online.

    NEW STUDENT REGISTRATION

    If your child is new to Edmonton Public Schools, you can register for school online. Visit the Division website to learn how to register for school.

    Kindergarten Open House Video:

    CLICK HERE

    Designated overflow school for Dr. Margaret - Ann Armour

    McKee is an overflow designated school for Dr. Margaret - Ann Armour.  If your child is part of the lottery process for Dr. Margaret - Ann Armour and is not selected to attend the school, they will be able to attend our school, which is the overflow designated school.

    Students from the for Dr. Margaret - Ann Armour should enrol at their designated school first if they wish to be part of the lottery process and be placed on the callback list. If families do not want to be part of the lottery process, they can choose to register or pre-enrol directly at McKee.  Siblings will also be able to attend.

    More information about the lottery process is available on the Edmonton Public Schools website.

    If you have additional questions about this process, please call our office at

    780-435-7140

    CURRENT DIVISION STUDENTS PRE-ENROL

    You will need to pre-enrol on SchoolZone to tell us the school you’d like your child to attend next year. Find important dates and deadlines and learn more about pre-enrolment, which opens between March and April each year.

    If you have questions about registering for school, contact the school office.

     

    SCHOOL SUPPLIES 2020-21

    The NEW STAPLES School Tools Program starts on August 1, 2020. 

    Here is the information to order:

    1. Click this link https://www.staples.ca/pages/schooltools#parents
    2. Type "McKee School"
    3. Select "Alberta" from the province drop down list
    4. Click the link for the correct grade/program for your child
    5. Follow prompts to place order

     

    SEPTEMBER 2020 SCHOOL RE-ENTRY

    Our Division is preparing to welcome students and staff back into classrooms this September, after the Government of Alberta announced that in-school classes will resume. We will continue to take direction from Alberta’s chief medical officer of health and the Government of Alberta. We will be following the guidance outlined in the government’s 2020-2021 School Re-Entry Plan for our return to classes.

    The safety and well-being of students, families and staff is our greatest priority. We’re taking new precautions to protect everyone’s health. Staff in our schools will be ready to support students and families through the transition.

    Please view our MCKEE SCHOOL RE-ENTRY STRATEGY 2020-21 for a clearer picture of what things will look like at our school this year.

     

    FAMILY CHOICE

    As we prepare for the 2020-21 school year, we recognize that in-person classes might not be the right choice for all families and staff, depending on their personal circumstances and well-being. That is why we are offering choice. Our goal is to ensure all students receive a high-quality education, which is why we will offer Distance and Online learning throughout the 2020-21 school year. 

    A QUARTERLY SYSTEM FOR 2020-21 

    Families will be able to decide, at four key times throughout the school year, whether their child will attend school in person or learn at home through online instruction. To offer this choice, we are organizing the school year into four instructional quarters (two-month periods of learning). 

    • Quarter 1: September 3November 10 
    • Quarter 2: November 16January 29 
    • Quarter 3: February 1April 20 
    • Quarter 4: April 21June 29

    HOW IT WORKS 

    Once families have reviewed their school re-entry strategy, they should sign in to their parent account on SchoolZone to confirm whether their child(ren) will return to in-person instruction at school or if they will choose online learning at home. For the first quarter of the school year, we ask that families back their choice by Friday, August 21, 2020.

    Families should follow these step-by-step instructions once they are signed into their parent account on SchoolZone:

    • Click the Forms menu option at the top of your screen
    • Choose Additional Forms
    • Select Family Choice - Quarter 1 (click anywhere on the row)
    • Review the information sheet then click Respond at the bottom of the page. (Depending on the type of device you're using, you may need to download the information sheet.)
    • Check the boxes on the right side of the screen to complete your choice
    • Click Submit
    • Complete the form for each child enrolled at Edmonton Public Schools

    Families who do not have access to SchoolZone should reach out to their school through email with their selection by Friday, August 21, 2020. Please provide your child’s name and grade, what option they will be selecting, in-person or online, and include family choice in your email subject line.  The Division will organize resources and staff to support the choices that families make. 

    Three weeks before the start of each quarter, families will be asked to indicate their choice for the following quarter. No matter what choice they make, the student will remain enrolled and connected to the school where they registered or pre-enrolled for the 2020-21 school year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • School Philosophy

    School Philosophy

    At McKee we believe:

    • School is a working partnership between students, staff, parents and the community
    • All students are unique and can be successful In promoting good character, awareness for the needs of others and maintaining positive relationships

    Please review our Student Rights & Responsibilities 2020-2021 for more information

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  • School Profile

    School Profile

    Located in the Empire Park community, McKee School is named after George Albert McKee, a former Edmonton Public Schools Superintendent. It is our mission as professionals to inspire and instill successful learning for all students in a safe, respectful and culturally responsive environment.

    Our school shares property with the Duggan Health Office and Empire Park Community League. We are supported by the diversity and respect of the wonderful neighbourhoods that surround our school. We also benefit from the excellent support of our Friends of McKee Society who provide funding for many elements of our school and hold family oriented events at our school throughout the school year.

    McKee School offers kindergarten to grade 6 programming and we are a district site for students requiring the behaviour and learning assistance program. Our focus is on literacy across the curriculum and we are also a community of leaders that are developed through the PAX Good Behaviour Game (GBG), which creates a nurturing setting throughout the school and in every classroom. This is helpful for developing prosocial behaviours, citizenship and character development in our students. Our school also offers a number of programs to help students find success including daily reading and phonics awareness, Lucy Calkins writers workshop, and Response to Intervention (RTI).

    All of this helps us prepare our students for successful and healthy futures.

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Welcome

We are extremely proud of our ‘Home-School-Community' partnership at McKee School. We have built a collaborative culture based upon strong relationships and high quality instruction. Every member of the McKee community places a great deal of importance on these relationships to ensure the successful academic and personal development of all of our students.

McKee School offers:

  • Programming from Kindergarten through to grade six.
  • Students in grades four, five and six receive instruction in French as a Second Language and at risk students receive Middle Years Literacy Intervention.
  • McKee School is also a district site for Division l and Division ll Behaviour and Learning Assistance programming, spread out over three classes.
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentorship to approximately 30 students.
  • U of A Students for Learning (SFL) collaboration
  • Study Buddy program
  • Music, Photography Art clubs, Intramurals, AMA Safety Patrols, Student Leadership .
  • Strong community relationships that allow us to provide our students with authentic and relevant learning experiences beyond the regular classroom.
 

Principal's Message

At McKee School, we inspire and instill successful learning for all students in a safe, respectful and culturally responsive environment. Our focus is on literacy across the curriculum. We are also a community of leaders that are developed through the PAX Good Behaviour Game (GBG), which creates a nurturing setting throughout the school and in every classroom. This allows young people to develop prosocial behaviours which supports citizenship and character development.

Our school offers a number of programs to help students find success including daily reading and phonics awareness, Lucy Calkins writing workshop, and Response to Intervention (RTI). We are also a Division site for students requiring a Behaviour and Learning Assistance (BLA) program placement and look for appropriate subject-specific inclusion opportunities. We work hard to prepare all our students for successful and healthy futures.

It is a privilege to be part of the culture at McKee School, where the ‘home-school-community’ connection puts the development and authentic experiences of our students above all else. Positive, respectful relationships and high quality instruction will continue to form the foundation which defines us. I invite you to visit the school to experience the excellence for yourself.

Clinton Preeper

Principal