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Principal Message - April 2

Dear McKinley Families
Here is the principal message of the week! I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
Dr. Elena Garcia-Yoshitomi

All McKinley Emergent Multilingual students will begin ELPAC testing this week. Have a restful sleep and healthy breakfast before coming to school. Testing begins April 5-April 16. We will be testing reading, writing, listening, and speaking so that students can reclassify. Make sure to also send a bottle of water to school with your child so that they can also have a water break!
ELPAC Overview video (English) 
ELPAC Overview video (Spanish) 

The Board of Education continues to discuss the possibility of bringing elementary students back to campuses on Wednesdays, in the upcoming weeks, and now has also added to the discussion, full in-person return based on the new 3-feet distancing rule. This means the A and B hybrid cohorts would switch off each week on Wednesdays, OR all students currently in Hybrid may return all five days as soon as April 14. Please listen carefully for updates from the Superintendent or Dr. Garcia-Yoshitomi. April 6 is the next board meeting.  

Please take a few minutes to complete the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) SURVEY. Your input is crucial and critical and we request your support and partnership by completing the survey.
  • Submit at your earliest convenience but no later than this Friday, April 9 before 5pm.
This survey will inform our district’s actions and services for Foster Youth, Emergent Multilingual, low-income students and other student groups furthest from educational justice. If you have any difficulty accessing this survey, please contact the Family Engagement Unit at or 805-696-2701

Join one of our bilingual open house events to learn more about our Dual Language Immersion program beginning with kindergarten. On April 3 and April 17 we will be hosting in-person meetings for those interested in learning about dual language immersion. These events are open to all.

Register for your 30 minute orientation anytime between 9:30am-12:30pm with this google form.  

For more information about our Dual Language Immersion program, please visit this website. 

Dads, come join us during the McKinley Elementary School Dad Time. We will discuss and learn skills that can help fathers strengthen ongoing relationships; such as putting children first, and recognizing the need to communicate effectively and coordinate parenting activities for the success of your children in school.
These discussions are intended to give voice to the male figure in the household, however, the meetings are open to all.
Next meeting, Monday April 5th, 7:00 p.m.
Zoom ID: 575 883 6805

ELAC Agenda
Review LCAP
Review new school logo

Review LCAP
Review new school logo

April 5-16 ELPAC Testing
April 5 - Family Meeting with Mr. Catalan Zoom ID: 575 883 6805
April 7 - ELAC Meeting Zoom code: 359 959 2750
April 8 - School Site Council Meeting
April 15 - Reclassification Celebration
April 3 and April 17 Dual Language Immersion Parent Information Session google form.
April 28 STEAM Parent Night