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Welcome Back, McKamy Knights!

Dear McKamy Families,

Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Our campus theme this year is “Start with Hi!” Let me be the first to say “hi” and welcome to an exciting year, McKamy Knights! Below are some important dates for your calendar.


Orientation

2019-2020 Student Orientation (Squire Camp) is Thursday, August 1st

  •     8th grade at 8:30 am
  •     7th grade at 10:30 am
  •     6th grade at 1:30 pm 

At Orientation there will be a short presentation of important information, students may collect their schedules, and students and parents may walk the building to become familiar with classroom locations. PE clothes, wrap packs and spirit wear will be available for pick up on this day

I am also pleased to announce we will celebrate and congratulate our National Spelling Bee Champion, Abhijay Kodali at 1:15pm on August 1st. Please join as we spend a few moments to recognize Abhijay just before our 6th grade Orientation on August 1st in the McKamy Gym.

Students and parents are encouraged to attend on August 1st. You will be able to walk the building following the presentation. Some McKamy students and faculty will be in the halls to assist you. Please note that teachers are not required to be on campus on this day, but they are looking forward to meeting parents at our Fall Open House on Tuesday, August 20, 6:30-8:00pm. There will be a McKamy PTA meeting at 6:00pm on August 20th in the McKamy Cafeteria.


New Family Reception

On Wednesday, August 7th at 6:00pm, we will host a reception for students and parents who are completely new to our community (not coming to McKamy from one of our LISD feeder elementary schools). We hope this reception gives you an opportunity to meet existing families in our community to make your transition smoother.


Lock-In

Please find information about McKamy’s Spring Social Studies “Around the World” Lock-In here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_EhNOn_sE99V28-kcFTfjcksiwejWre85RjNM437tbM/edit?usp=sharing 


Forms

Beginning of the Year Forms will be available on July 22nd Skyward Family Access (www.lisd.net). Be sure to complete these forms by Friday, August 30, and feel free to stop by our office if you need assistance.


iPad Information

Students who wish to participate in the 1:X program and have a district-owned iPad must pay an annual insurance fee of $40.  Replacement and repair costs for damaged iPads are charged to the student’s Skyward account unless this fee is paid. Visit http://lisd.net, click on the Resources tab, and then “For Parents” for more information and the 1:X handbook. The iPad insurance renewal fee and the Acceptable User Policy (AUP) Form are required. Don't forget to choose to "submit" after completing your forms.


Band Information

McKamy Band Boosters asked that I share this Decal Order Form with you: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1226zEQDcDEVqM8udqk3kTTP8YiDAy0SG/view?usp=sharing


Parents of 7th Graders

Remember this is the year we need updated vaccination records. This is required by State law. If we do not have these, we cannot release your child’s schedule on August 1st.


lisd.net/mckamy

McKamy's Website (http:/lisd.net/mckamy) has a wealth of information related to our school such as school supplies, PE/Athletic wear, school hours, sports schedules, and upcoming events.


Social Media

Please "friend" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@mckamyms) so you can stay connected with us. You can also follow me @kellyknight5. You will receive periodic emails from us through Skyward Family Access to keep you abreast of things happening at our school. We're looking forward to a great school year!

 

Sincerely,

 

Kelly Knight

Principal

McKamy Middle School

469-713-5991

knightk@lisd.net

@kellyknight5  #wearemckamy