March 22, 2020
Greetings McKinley Families,
I hope this email finds you well. We are experiencing feelings of uncertainty and it is my hope we are supporting each other mentally and emotionally. Those of you who work essential jobs and are servicing us at this critical time, THANK YOU. This time has shown us how important we all are in maintaining one another. Everyone does not react to things the same and that is ok. It is ok to feel how you feel as we are human and we respond differently. There are concerns we feel for ourselves, our families, friends, our country and the world.
We had a conference call with the superintendent today and please understand that our biggest concern is supporting our families at this time. While we believe in academics, we also believe that the well-being of our students and their families takes precedence. We will be providing grab and go bags of food at several school sites that may be found on the district’s webpage and there will be instructional packets for enrichment as an option if you decide to use them for your students but they are not mandated.
We appreciate your understanding as our teachers adjust with their families as well. They as well are uncertain of where to begin and how to best provide for their families and serve their students simultaneously. We will keep you updated on how we plan to carry out instruction for the remainder of this time once a detailed plan is completed by our central office staff and we will make certain it fits the needs of the students at McKinley. Currently the enrichment packets are available and no work will be graded. Again our academic office is taking the lead and speaking with teachers on how to best provide instruction.
As I receive additional information I will be sure to communicate it with you. Please be safe and focus on what’s most important at this time: health, food, shelter and our loved ones!
Wishing you well,
Nakia V. King Ed.S
Mckinley Classical Leadership Academy
(314) 773-0027 office