Dassa McKinney
Elementary School

Warrior News

School is a huge part of family and community life. It’s where our children spend their days; it’s where we gather to celebrate talent and promote the pursuit of lifelong learning. Use this page to keep apprised of the news and events that affect your family.

Wind Chill Delay

Due to severe air and wind chill temperatures, there will be a two hour delay on Tuesday, January 22 with modified kindergarten.

Security Update

Students at Dassa McKinney Elementary School have been entering our school through metal detectors for several months. Our school police officers have shared several presentations on the metal detectors with our students. Students have had the opportunity to practice passing through the metal detectors with the purpose of learning whether the items that they typically carry will activate the detectors. On Tuesday, January 22, we began fully screening our students as they enter the school. To learn more about the new security measures, please read our letter to parents/guardians.

School Council Food Drive

With the holiday season ending, the shelves of the Moniteau Food Pantry need restocking. A few non-perishable items may not seem like a lot, but it could mean the difference to some. Let’s join together to help our own community! Our school council is collecting any unexpired canned goods or non-perishable food items to donate to the Moniteau Food Pantry. Please drop off items to the office beginning on Tuesday, January 22 and ending on Friday, February 1. Please view our flyer for more information. Thank you for helping out our community!

Safe2Say Something

We are happy to announce the launch of the Safe2Say Something (S2SS) anonymous reporting system. This program, which is mandated under PA state law / Act 44,  teaches students, teachers, and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and say something to a trusted adult or use its anonymous reporting system. 

Specifically, the program educates participants to:

  • Recognize the signs and signals of at-risk behaviors – especially within social media
  • Take every sign and signal seriously; act quickly to get help by talking to a trusted adult or
  • Report it anonymously through the S2SS Office of the Attorney General 24/7 Crisis Center, mobile app, or website 
  • Respond to and manage the submitted tip via a school-based multi-disciplinary educator and administrator teams
  • Sustain the curriculum and awareness via student clubs, in-school activities, and call-to-action weeks

For more information about this program, please view our letter from Superintendent Arney.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year is on March 5-6, 2019. Registration packets will be available at our kindergarten orientation on February 27 at 9:30 a.m. Please see our kindergarten fact sheet for complete details on our upcoming kindergarten registration events.

Make-Up School Days

Due to the district canceling school on Friday, November 16, 2018, Monday, November 19, 2018, and Tuesday 20, 2018, please take note that Monday, June 3, 2019, Tuesday, June 4, 2019, and Wednesday, June 5, 2019, will now be regular school days. These were to be no school days but will now be our first, second, and third snow days. The last day of school and graduation is moved to Wednesday, June 5, 2018. the teachers last clerical day will be Thursday, June 6, 2018.