Back to School 2013-14

 

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
Friday, August 23
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Burks Elementary

Meet the Teacher Night
Wednesday, August 21
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Caldwell Elementary

Back to School Night
Thursday, August 22
5:00 - 6:30 PM

Eddins Elementary

Back to School Night
Friday, August 23

Finch Elementary

Meet the Teacher
Thursday, August 22
6:00 - 7:00 PM

Glen Oaks Elementary

Back to School Night
Tuesday, August 20
6:00 PM

Lawson Early Childhood Center

For information about Lawson's Back-To-School Night please contact the campus office at 469-302-2400.

Malvern Elementary

Back to School Night
Thursday, August 22
5:30 - 7:00 PM

McClure Elementary

For information about McClure Elementary's Back-To-School Night please contact the campus office at 469-302-9400.

McGowen Elementary

Back to School Night
Friday, August 23
Kinder: 5:30 – 6:15 PM
1st – 5th: 6:00 – 7:00 PM

McNeil Elementary

Back to School Night
Tuesday, August 20
5:00 - 6:00 PM

Minshew Elementary

Back to School Night
Tuesday, August 20
Kinder: 5:30 PM
1-2 grades: 6:00 - 6:45 PM
3-5 grades: 6:45 - 7:30 PM

Press Elementary

Meet the Teacher Night
Thursday, August 22
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Slaughter Elementary

Supply and Say Hi Night
Thursday, August 22
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Valley Creek Elementary

Back to School Night
Wednesday, August 21
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Vega Elementary

Back to School Night
Thursday, August 22
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Walker Elementary

Supply & Say Hi Night
Wednesday, August 21
4:30 - 5:30 PM

Webb Elementary

Back To School Night
Thursday, August 22
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wilmeth Elementary

Longhorn Launch
Thursday, August 22
3:00-3:45 A-M (last names)
3:45-4:30 N-Z (last names)

Wolford Elementary

Back to School Night
Friday, August 23
5:30 - 6:30 PM

PTA Back to School Bash
6:30 - 7:30 PM


Middle School Back to School Nights

Cockrill Middle School

Meet the Teacher
Thursday, August 22
4:30 – 6:00 PM

Dowell Middle School

Meet the Teacher
Thursday, August 22
4:00 – 5:30 PM

Evans Middle School

6th Grade
Wednesday, August 21
5:00-6:30 p.m.

7th & 8th Grade
Thursday, August 22
5:00-6:30

Faubion Middle School

Open House
Thursday, August 22
4:30 - 6:30 PM

6th Grade Orientation:
4:30 - 6 PM

7th & 8th Grade:
6:30 - 7:30 PM

Johnson Middle School

Meet the Teacher
Thursday, August 22
5:30 – 7:00 PM

Important High School Dates

McKinney Boyd
High School

Click here to download the MBHS Bronco Camp flyer. (PDF)

McKinney
High School

Friday August 23
10th,11th & 12th Grades
8 – 11 AM (come and go)

Friday August 23
9th Grade structured activities 12 - 3 PM

McKinney North
High School

Dawg Camp for
Incoming Freshmen

Thursday, August 15
12:30 – 3:00 PM

MISD Childcare Programs

  1. Club 360 After School Program
    Club 360 is a childcare program created by McKinney ISD providing quality, safe care for children on elementary school campuses. Programs offered during the school year are:
    • Club 360 -- After School program on regular school days (3- 6:30 p.m.)
    • Club 360 HOLIDAY Care offered during most school holidays and breaks during the regular school year (7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.)

  2. Club 360 Summer Programs
    • Club 360 SUMMER -- an all day program offered during summer break and open to children 5-12 years of age. (7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.)
    • Club 360 SUMMER JR.-- an all day program offered during summer break and open to children 3-4 years of age. (7 a.m.- 6:30 p.m.)
    • BRAIN BUILDERS -- weeklong special interest camps during summer break. These camps are academic in nature. (9-1 p.m.)

Families may be eligible for reduced rates on some programs offered according to the qualifications of the free and reduced lunch program.
 

Why should I enroll my child in the program?
Kids and parents love Club 360! Each member of our staff provides exemplary child care through consistent and secure on-site service. The program offers a wide-range of activities for students that encompass a full circle of child development. These activities enhance the school curriculum, and children receive support for homework by campus teachers. While activities are designed with educational enhancement in mind, the main vehicle for delivery is fun. Students are grouped by age/grade and all activities are age appropriate.

What goes on in a normal 360° day?
Club 360 begins immediately after school until 6:30 p.m. Students receive a snack and drink, then spend time with a campus teacher to get homework done. Children then rotate through age-appropriate group activities designed to engage interest and complement district curriculum. This is provided by McKinney ISD employees on the child’s home campus.

How do I sign up or get more information?
How do I sign up or get more information? To enroll in any of the MISD Childcare Programs, please click here to register online, pay fees and learn more about each program. Our office staff is always available to answer your questions as well. Call us at 972-569-6235.

Online Registration System

The MISD Enrollment Online Registration System provides a convenient way for parents/guardians to fill out the most common forms your students will need in order to register for school in MISD.

Current MISD Students

For current MISD students, online registration will be completed through the Home Access Center (HAC) and it opens on August 5, 2013 and closes on September 2, 2013. After September 2, 2013 you will need to go to your student’s campus to complete the required registration forms.

Prior to August 5, 2013 parents/guardians who have submitted an email address to the district will receive an email from MISD with their HAC login ID and password.

If you have not submitted an email address, please contact your student’s campus and provide them with an email address so that you may receive your HAC login ID and password.

Click here on/after August 5, 2013 to log in and begin registration for Current MISD Students, only: https://hac.mckinneyisd.net/homeaccess . Please continue reading for more information and the correct link to begin registration for New MISD Students.


New MISD Students

Parents/guardians of students new to McKinney ISD may access the Enrollment Online Registration System beginning April 8, 2013 to start the registration process.

After submitting your application online, you must complete the registration process in person on Monday, August 19th at the zoned campus.

You will need to bring the following documents:

  • Student’s birth certificate
  • Student’s updated shot records
  • Student’s social security card (optional)
  • Proof of residency: a current utility bill (gas, water or electric); a contract on a home with closing dates and signatures; or a signed apartment lease

    For scheduling purposes, middle and high school students should bring a copy of their most recent report card or a copy of withdrawal papers from their previous school.

    Click here to log in and begin registration for New Students to MISD: https://hac.mckinneyisd.net/eo_parent/User/Login.aspx

    Have questions? For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here or visit http://www.mckinneyisd.net/parents/enrolling/ for more registration information. For additional information about registration please call your student's campus. If you have questions about school zones, please contact the McKinney ISD Central Administration office at 469-302-4000.

Home Access Center:

Available for use on September 4

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 4th.

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

You will receive an email containing your HAC login id and password during the week of July 29th. If you have any questions or need login information, please contact your school's campus.

ARAMARK Meal Prices

Section 205 "Equity in school meal pricing" of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 requires schools districts to raise meal prices to be more in line with federal reimbursements rates; therefore effective August 26, 2013 MISD will increase student paid lunch by $0.10, breakfast will remain the same at $1.00. Please note the new Lunch meal prices for 2013-14 school year:

McKinney ISD Meal Prices

School Breakfast and Lunch Pricing for 2013-2014

  Breakfast Lunch
Elementary $1.00 $2.30
Secondary $1.00 $2.55
Adult $1.55 $3.25

MET (McKinney Educational Television)

McKinney ISD's 24-hour informational news and promotional channel is available on Time Warner Cable Channel 98 or viewed online through our MISD Video Portal and as well as our YouTube channel.  Also - follow us on Facebook where we regularly post MET media to the McKinney ISD wall.

MET delivers informative and entertaining media all year long! Sports Talk is a weekly athletic series featuring the latest scoop on your favorite McKinney ISD high school teams.  Several times a month Dr. Kennedy offers his superintendent's perspective on district, statewide & national events and issues in his video blog.  MET also highlights teachers, students & staff in brief video stories throughout the whole school year.

MET provides the district an outlet for timely information on a wide spectrum of topics from PTA/PTO meetings to campus events, testing dates and student activities. MET also brings the classroom and performing arts venues directly to you! Catch special programming on the district’s scholastic achievements, like Blue Ribbon schools and the Distinguished Student Award Dinner, as well as fine arts events, such as choir concerts, musicals and art shows – all year long, only on MET!

In addition, keep posted on all things McKinney ISD with MET’s 24-hour computerized information loop featuring school announcements, job postings, candid school photos and several other tidbits of district news. McKinney Educational Television – your schools, your station!

Football Schedules

Click here to download the MISD high school football schedules. (PDF)

McKinney Education Foundation

Now in its 22nd year, the McKinney Education Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to enriching education in McKinney and encouraging and assisting McKinney students to achieve a higher education.

MEF provides scholarships to graduates of McKinney high schools - over $370,000 awarded in 2013 - and funds MEF Advisors (higher education specialists) in each of the three high schools. MEF Advisors help students apply for additional scholarships and financial aid from sources outside of MEF. In the nine years since the program began, MEF Advisors have helped students secure over $66 million in outside scholarship money.

The McKinney Education Foundation also awards Professional Development and Classroom Grants to deserving MISD teachers and staff. Most of these grants are subsidized by MISD teachers and staff themselves in the form of monthly payroll deductions to the MEF Staff Fund. These grants give teachers the freedom to implement innovative ideas that otherwise would go unfunded. In addition, they help teachers take courses, attend seminars and engage in other activities that help them develop as professionals and educators. Since 1992, MEF has distributed over $560,838 in grants to MISD teachers and staff.

Contact MEF today to find out how you can make a donation, create a scholarship or endowment for yourself, a business, a civic organization, or to memorialize a loved one. An investment in the McKinney Education Foundation is an investment in the children of McKinney, and the future of McKinney.

Tel: 469-302-6313
www.MmEeFf.com

Mark your calendar for these important MEF 2012-2013 dates:
Saturday, September 15, 2012: MISD Night at FC Dallas
Friday, May 17, 2013: Annual MEF Scholarship Awards Night

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.

Special Education Services - FAQs

“My child received special education services in a previous school district. How do I make sure those services continue in my child’s new school?”
If a child was receiving special education services in a previous school district, it is important to notify the child’s new school of this immediately upon enrollment by checking the appropriate box(es) on the enrollment form. This includes Special Education, Dyslexia, 504, etc…. It is helpful to provide the new school with a copy of the child’s most recent Full and Individual Evaluation (FIE) and the student’s current individual education plan (IEP).

Once notified that the student received special education services, the campus staff will review the child’s most current IEP and implement comparable services. The child’s most recent evaluation (FIE) will be reviewed to determine if additional testing is needed. The campus will convene an IEP meeting within 30-school days of verification that the child was eligible for special education services to develop and adopt an IEP for the remainder of the school year.

If you need additional information related to special education services for students new to MISD please contact the Special Populations Department at 469-302-6302 or at misdsped@mckinneyisd.net.

“My child’s previous school district initiated a special education evaluation, but it was not completed before we moved. What should I do?”
If a child was being evaluated to determine if he or she was eligible for special education services, it is important to notify the child’s new school of this immediately upon enrollment. The MISD campus will contact the child’s previous school in an effort to coordinate the prompt completion of the evaluation in accordance with TEA rules and regulations.

If you need additional information related to special education evaluations that were already in progress for students new to MISD please contact the Olga Pace at 469-302-6302 or at opace@mckinneyisd.net.

“My child can’t keep up in school. I just don’t know what to do...”
If a child is experiencing learning difficulties, the parent should contact the child’s campus to learn about the district’s overall general education referral or screening system for special services. This system links students to a variety of interventions to support students who struggle with reading, math, or behavior. Students having difficulty in the regular classroom should be considered for tutorial, compensatory and other support services that are available to all students.

At any time, a parent is entitled to request an evaluation for special education services. Within a reasonable amount of time, the district must decide if the evaluation is warranted. If it is determined that an evaluation is needed, the parent will be notified and asked to provide consent for the evaluation. The district must complete the evaluation and the report within 60 calendar days from the date the written consent was received. The district must give a copy of the report to the parent.

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!

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.

Facebook/Twitter

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

FeedBurner

FeedBurner makes it easy to receive district news content updates in My Yahoo!, Bloglines and other news readers.