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Kindergarten Open House

Important Dates

April 9 - Spirit Day - PJ and Movie Day

April 12-16 - Spring Break (no school)

May 14 - Spirit Day - Blast from the Past

May 24 - Victoria Day (no school)

June 11 - PD Day (no school)

June 29 - Last day of school

Bell Times:

8:40am - Supervision Begins

8:55am - 3:15pm - School Day

Way to Go McKay!

We are proud to announce that McKay Public School’s Terry Fox School Run collected $1,310.00 for cancer research! The Terry Fox Foundation extends their heartfelt thanks for your generosity and support in this very challenging year. Terry’s message of hope lives on and remains strong! If you didn’t get a chance to donate, our school donation link is still open:

http://www.terryfox.ca/McKayPSPortColborne #tryliketerry

Important Information For McKay Families

Public Health Guidelines with New Screening Criteria

April Newsletter

A Message From Mr. Burns

DSBN Elementary Calendar

Welcome to McKay Public School

We are pleased to provide an outstanding education at McKay Public School for our students. Innovative programs that meet the needs of all our students are taught by our dedicated and professional staff who care about your child.

Our Board is focused on literacy and numeracy achievement and creating an environment where we are working together on our goal of success for every student. We also value the community partnerships and parent involvement which are so crucial to a successful education for our students.

We welcome your input and inquiries.

What is SafeArrival?
SafeArrival is an absence management system that improves student safety and makes it easy for you to let the school know about your child’s absence. You are asked to report your child’s absence in advance whenever possible using one of these convenient methods:

SchoolMessenger app (free)

1. Provide your email address to the school.
2. Get the app from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store (or from the links at https://go.schoolmessenger.ca).
3. Tap Sign Up to create your account.
4. Select Attendance from the menu, and then select Report an Absence.


Web and Mobile Web: go.schoolmessenger.ca
1. Provide your email address to the school.
2. Go to the website.

3. Click Sign Up to create your account.
4. Select Attendance from the menu, then select Report an Absence


Interactive Toll-free Phone 1-866-606-5567

1. Call the toll-free, interactive telephone system.
2. Follow the instructions to report an absence.
Absences can be reported in advance:
• 24 hours/day
• 7 days a week
• For any school day in the school term
• Up to the cut-off time on the day of the absence