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    6/26/2020 - Updates on 2020-21 School Year / Actualizaciones en el año escolar 2020-21



    Dear SRUSD Family,


    As we prepare for the 2020-2021 school year, I want to give you updates on the current educational guidelines and ways Santa Rita will focus on student safety.

    • Teachers and staff have been working together in teams to plan both Safety Measures and Instructional Models.

    • The guidelines from the California Department of Education require schools to consider a hybrid schedule in order to limit the total number of students on campus at any one time for safe social distancing.

    • The hybrid model for Santa Rita will be based on a Cohort Model, wherein some students will receive instruction on campus Mondays and Tuesdays and the other students will be on campus Thursdays and Fridays. Each group will receive instruction through Google Classroom on their respective off-campus days, three days per week.

    • To ensure the safety of our students, campuses will be deep cleaned between the cohorts on Wednesdays and Saturdays. This will disinfect between the student groups. These will be in addition to the daily cleaning services. 

    • Students who are unable to attend on campus classes will have the option of receiving all instruction online.

    • When state and local guidelines determine that it is safe, schools will open fully.

    • SRUSD teachers are working hard to develop rigorous and appropriate instruction.

    • Your school will be sending out additional information regarding reopening and student schedules in July.

    • We miss our SRUSD students and families and are looking forward to seeing you soon.

    • Please check and @srusdofficial on Facebook for updates.


    Melissa Alderman

    Assistant Superintendent

    of Educational Services

    Santa Rita Union School District

    Salinas, CA


    26 de Junio de 2020


    Estimada familia de SRUSD,


    Mientras nos preparamos para el año escolar 2020-2021, quiero brindarles actualizaciones sobre las pautas educativas actuales y las formas en que Santa Rita se centrará en la seguridad de los estudiantes.

    • Los maestros y el personal han estado trabajando juntos en equipos para planificar tanto las medidas de seguridad como los modelos de instrucción.

    • Las pautas del Departamento de Educación de California requieren que las escuelas consideren un horario híbrido para limitar el número total de estudiantes en el campus en cualquier momento para un distanciamiento social seguro.

    • El modelo híbrido para Santa Rita se basará en un modelo de cohorte, en el que algunos estudiantes recibirán instrucción en la escuela los lunes y martes y los otros estudiantes estarán en la escuela los jueves y viernes. Cada grupo recibirá instrucción a través de Google Classroom en sus respectivos días fuera del campus, tres días por semana.

    • Para garantizar la seguridad de nuestros estudiantes, los campus se limpiarán en profundidad entre las cohortes los miércoles y sábados. Esto desinfectara entre los grupos de estudiantes. Estos serán adicionales a los servicios de limpieza diaria. 

    • Los estudiantes que no puedan asistir a clases en el campus tendrán la opción de recibir toda la instrucción en línea.

    • Cuando las pautas estatales y locales determinan que es seguro, las escuelas abrirán por completo.

    • Los maestros de SRUSD están trabajando duro para desarrollar una instrucción rigurosa y apropiada.

    • Su escuela enviará información adicional sobre la reapertura y los horarios de los estudiantes en julio.

    • Extrañamos a nuestros estudiantes y familias de SRUSD y esperamos verlos pronto.

    • Consulte las actualizaciones en y @srusdofficial en Facebook.


    Melissa Alderman

    Superintendente Asistente

    de servicios educativos

    Distrito escolar Santa Rita Salinas, CA


    A message from the Principal:

    Dear McKinnon Parents, 

    I will be retiring in June and want you to know that I have been honored to be the principal here at McKinnon over the last 5 years. Getting to know your children and watching them learn and grow has been such a joy. McKinnon is a school filled with teachers who work and strive to give your children every chance to succeed in life, and show them love and respect every day. I will miss you all, but leave the school in good hands! Mr. Michael Mutshnick will be your new principal. He has been an Assistant Principal at Gavilan View Middle School and is a fantastic fit for our campus. Thank you for all the support and kind words during my time at McKinnon. I will always treasure our time together.

    -Mrs. Patronik

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    McKinnon Elementary School is one of four elementary schools serving Kindergarten through 5th graders in the Santa Rita Union School District. McKinnon is located in Salinas, California and first opened its doors to local students in 2002.  

    Our classrooms are richly infused with technology, and we are a 1 to 1 ratio Chromebook school which means every student has personal access to an educational technology device within the curriculum. 

    SRUSD values its community:  School Board, District Leadership, Teachers, Parents, and Students.  All place significant value on the ability of SRUSD to successfully educate students within the context of a small, vibrant and fully engaged district.  The LCAP has been a catalyst for unifying the SRUSD’s vision around instructional excellence and academic achievement for all students.

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