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  • Safe Start Celebration: SLPS is hosting a Safe Start Celebration on Saturday, August 7, 2021, from 9 am - 3 pm.  The event is free and open to all SLPS families.  Some features of the event:

    • Immunizations
    • COVID-19 vaccinations
    • Sports physicals
    • Dental, vision, hearing, and lead screenings
    • SLPS Restart Plan information
    • Food and ice cream
    • AND MORE!

    For more information, see this flyer.

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  • 8/2/2021 McKinley Newsletter: click here

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    Immunization Requirements: See the following links for school immunization requirements at the state and district levels.  Contact Nurse Regina Johnson ( for more information:

     ** Missouri School Immunization Requirements one-pager: LINK

    ** District information containing some immunization requirements and resources that are free or low-cost: LINK




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Welcome to McKinley

  • Welcome to McKinley!

    Mckinley building

    2156 Russell Blvd
    St. Louis, MO  63104
    Office: 314.773.0027
    Fax: 314.244.1834
    Principal: Nakia King
    2020-21 Semester 2 School Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 1:07 p.m.
    Grades 6 - 8

    Click HERE for a map.


     Click here for a tour of McKinley!



Principal's Corner

  • Dear McKinley Parent(s) and/or Guardian(s),

    As we commit to fostering a school year to our students that supports them both emotionally and academically, we are diligently working to provide you with pertinent information. We are preparing for the “new normal.” Your partnership and collaboration are needed and appreciated more than ever. Please make us aware of all concerns. All staff members have to adhere to COVID testing prior to the start of school. We are also reviewing procedures and protocols of the building to make certain students and staff are adhering to the guidelines provided to us by the CDC and the St. Louis City Department of Health.

    The St. Louis City Department of Health (DOH) has required the following guidelines for our schools:

    • Temperature check upon entry w/COVID screening questions for both staff and students
    • Social distancing guidelines of 3 feet recommendations
    • Masks to be worn by all students and staff
    • Stairways will remain directional
    • No students will be allowed to attend school if they are not current with their immunizations (the district is sponsoring a clinic to support these efforts)

    All student learning for McKinley will be in person only. If you desire an online learning option for your student, you will need to complete an application. Please use this link to read about the program and apply

    No changes are allowed until semester per the district directives. Registration dates for students are listed below. Due to the need to social distance, we are asking that you limit the number of persons entering the building with you student. During registration, we will stagger admittance to the school to make sure we are adhering to the social distancing guidelines. Everyone will enter at door 12 and exit out of the main entrance doors. Masks are to be worn by everyone entering the building. This process has proven to be successful and effective with controlling the flow of traffic.

    We will also update the school’s website with information so that is available to you.

    Upcoming Dates:

    • August 12, 2021 -6th grade orientation 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (Mr. Lischwe will send specific details)
    • August 18, 2021 – Middle School Registration 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • August 18, 2021 – Evening Registration for students who are not able to make the earlier times 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    • August 19, 2021 – High School Registration 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    • If you are not able to make the listed registration times, please contact the school so that we can make arrangements and make certain we have all of the information needed for your student.
    • August 23, 2021 – First day of school for SLPS

    Thank you,

    Nakia V. King Ed.S., Principal

    Mckinley Classical Leadership Academy

    (314) 773-0027 office



Mission and Vision

  • Our Mission: The mission of McKinley Classical Leadership Academy is to dedicate itself to developing each student's leadership skills and to create a rigorous learning environment where high ability learners are empowered to graduate and become successful in an ever-changing global society.

    Our Vision: McKinley Classical Leadership Academy endeavors to prepare its students for the 21st Century to be world-class leaders of character, academic superiority, and cultural awareness.  McKinley CLA will accomplish this goal in the context of an urban, multiracial, multicultural community lead by a highly qualified instructional staff. 


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  • Food Stamp Update

    An application is being developed to provide a meal-replacement benefit through SNAP under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020. DESE will share details as soon as they are available. Read more from USDA about the Pandemic EBT here.

    DESE has worked with the Department of Social Services (DSS) to update the DSS Family Support Division recording and the information being shared about P-EBT. This message previously instructed families to contact their local school district. However, this was incorrect information. The message has been revised to say the following: “This benefit is not yet available. You will be contacted to apply when applications are available.”

    For questions, please direct families to call 855-FSD-INFO or 855-373-4636, M-F 6am to 6pm, Saturday 8am to 5pm and Sunday 10am to 3pm.