Back to School 2014-15

School Hours

  • All Elementary Schools
    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • All Middle Schools
    8:45 AM - 3:45 PM
  • All High Schools
    7:30 AM - 2:30 PM

Please click here for start times for the programs at Lawson Early Childhood Center.

Elementary Back to School Nights

Bennett Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Burks Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Caldwell Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Eddins Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Finch Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Glen Oaks Elementary

Back to School Night
Tues., Aug. 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Johnson Elementary

Back to School Night
Tues., Aug. 19, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Lawson Early Childhood Center

Meet the Teacher Night
Tues., Aug. 19, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Malvern Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

McClure Elementary

Back to School Night
Fri., Aug. 22, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

McGowen Elementary

Back to School Night
Tues., Aug. 19, 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. for Kindergarten Students and 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. for 1-5 Grade Students

McNeil Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Minshew Elementary

Back to School Night
Tues., Aug. 19, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Press Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Slaughter Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Valley Creek Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Vega Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Kindergarten Only BTSN
Tues., Aug. 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Walker Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Webb Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Wilmeth Elementary

Back to School Night
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Wolford Elementary

Back to School Night
Tues., Aug. 19, 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. followed by a PTA Bash from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Middle School Back to School Nights

Cockrill Middle School

Meet the Teacher
Thurs., Aug. 21, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dowell Middle School

Meet the Teacher
TBA

Evans Middle School

Meet the Teacher
Thurs., Aug. 21, Time TBA

Faubion Middle School

Open House
Thurs., Aug. 21

6th Grade Orientation:
3:00 PM

7th & 8th Grade:
4:30 PM

Johnson Middle School

Meet the Teacher
Thurs., Aug. 21, 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Important High School Dates

McKinney Boyd
High School

Bronco Camp
Sat., Aug. 23, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Click here to download the Bronco Camp flyer.

McKinney
High School

Fri., Aug. 22
10th,11th & 12th Grades
8 - 11 a.m. (come and go)

Fri., Aug. 22
9th Grade structured activities (please arrive on time) 12 - 3 p.m.

(Note: Must bring proof of residency, any updated shot records, any books/fines and must have completed online registration to receive a schedule.)

McKinney North
High School

DAWG Camp for Incoming Freshmen
Sat., Aug. 23, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Open House
Mon., Sept. 8, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Home Access Center:

Available for use on September 3

Ready to check grades? Use the web address below to view grades for middle and high school students. The center will be available for accessing grades on September 3rd.

https://hac.mckinneyisd.net/homeaccess/

If you have any questions or need login information, please contact your school's campus.

Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

McKinney ISD provides notice to the parents of each district student at the beginning of each school year, or upon enrollment of the student after the beginning of a school year in the student handbook, the following information. (1) a written explanation of the provisions of the Family Educational Right and Privacy Act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Sec.1232g), regarding the release of directory information about the student and (2) written notice of the right of the parent to object to the release of directory information about the student under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy act of 1974 (20 U.S.C. Sec.1232g).

The District has designated the following categories of information as directory information for school-sponsored purposes only: student name, photograph/image, date of birth, grade level, enrollment status, dates of attendance, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, honors and awards received, and schools attended by student.

The District shall not release any student directory information to third-party requestors. Parents will have an opportunity during the registration process to either allow or restrict release of student directory information for school-sponsored purposes.

McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act

The federal McKinney Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvement Act and Texas State law (Texas Education Code Chapter 25) protect the right for homeless children and youth to receive a free and appropriate public education.

Homelessness includes children and youth who are living with a friend, relative or someone else because they lost their home or can’t afford housing, children and youth who are staying in a motel or hotel due to lack of adequate alternative accommodations, children and youth who are living in an emergency or transitional shelter or a domestic violence shelter. It also includes children and youth who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations or many other similar settings.

Under the law, no student shall be stigmatized by school personnel due to homelessness. For additional information contact P.J. Holland, McKinney ISD Director of Student Services at 469-302-4000.

Where to find more information?

misdGO

In August 2011, McKinney ISD launched its mobile application, misdGO. With more than 11,000 downloads to date, misdGO is believed to be one of the most comprehensive k-12 apps in the country, providing a host of information to MISD students and parents – news alerts, calendars, lunch menus, access to grades and much more. Push notifications enable the district to send out vital, up to the minute information about school closings due to inclement weather. For more information and download links, go to www.mckinneyisd.net/misdgo or visit the iPhone App Store or Android Market to download the latest version of misdGO today!


Facebook/Twitter

Current and breaking district news, as well as fun pictures and videos posted weekly.

Click here to visit us on Facebook.
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McKinney ISD Online

The McKinney ISD website, www.mckinneyisd.net, is the main information hub for the district. Find up-to-date news, departmental and school information, district calendars, teacher and student feature stories and much more!

www.mckinneyisd.net features a clean, organized design, one-click access to district news and events, important quick links, organized departmental web pages, one page access to all district calendars and an all-inclusive multimedia slider that creatively updates visitors on current district news and events through video and audio presentations.


MISD E-Mail Extra

In addition to posting news and information on misdGO and the district website, the McKinney ISD Communications Department sends out a periodic e-newsletter called MISD E-Mail Extra.

More than 10,000 subscribers receive the e-newsletter, which provides timely information about everything from district issues to notices about school closings due to inclement weather. In addition, the e-newsletter includes school board meeting updates, actions and decisions, student and staff achievements and recognitions.

E-Mail Extra is also a way for the district to notify subscribers when incidents may occur, such as a precautionary evacuation of a school.

Subscribing to MISD E-Mail Extra is free and easy. Simply visit the McKinney ISD website at www.mckinneyisd.net and click on the mail icon under “Follow McKinney ISD.”


ParentLink

The ParentLink phone system enables the District to inform parents about school and district events, attendance concerns and safety and emergency notifications. There is no need to sign up, as phone numbers are automatically uploaded from campus information systems.

If your phone number should change, please contact your child’s campus and ask the registrar to update your number.

The system is primarily used for four purposes: to provide parents with important district information (such as upcoming TAKS and STAAR testing dates), to provide parents with emergency notifications (such as school closings due to inclement weather), to provide parents with attendance notifications when a child is absent and to notify parents when lunch account balances are low.