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  • Welcome to McKinley Elementary





    Dear McKinley Families,

    Welcome Quarter 3! can you believe that we are more than halfway through the school year? Although the structure continues to look different, I continue to be amazed by your students! They are truly amazing and working so hard, both virtually and in person. Thank you so much for all of your help, support, cooperation, and we move full speed ahead to the third quarter.

    Regular attendance at the elementary school level is essential to each student’s success, as it sets up a good pattern for your child’s entire school career. Please make sure your child is here every day possible.


    Please remember that you should not be dropping off students earlier than 8:55am. Doors open at 8:55am. The tardy bell rings at 9:10am. Any student who arrives after 9:10am must enter through the main office. If you arrive before this time your student must stay in the car with you- we do not want students congregating. You must either park in a spot or pull ALL the way around in the drop off lane. The students will be allowed to enter the building no earlier than 8:55am. At pickup, please pull all the way up in the drop off lane- we will get your student to you. Thank you for your patience and understanding, we appreciate your help in keeping our McKinley students safe.


    We have a lot to celebrate and learn in February; Black History Month, Presidents Day, and Valentine's Day, to name a few. Make sure to ask your child what they are learning- this would be great dinner time conversation.

    Make sure that we stay connected:
    Join us on facebook- "McKinley Elementary parent and teacher community" and twitter @mckinleyelyria. Our twitter feed is also on our school website:

    We must have current phone numbers and email addresses- please let us know if either of these have changed.


    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at any time.

    Thank you for a wonderful first half of the year,

    Your Partner in Education,
    Ms. Stacey Gatten

  • McKinley Elementary School (K-5)
    620 East River St.
    Elyria, OH  44035
    440.284.8009 (phone)
    Ms. Stacey Gatten, Principal
    Ms. Courtney Capers, Building Support Associate