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How We Administer

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A Basic Guide To Help Parents

McKinney North abides by a top-down management structure. It is a system used by the Romans and is still used throughout the world today. It is a proven system and one that works when used properly.

Depending on the nature of a parental comment or concern, use email or phone to contact faculty or administrators.

It's not uncommon for email and voice mail to await pick up until classes are finished for the day. Be patient and let the system work for you.

Contact Faculty or Administrators in this order giving each a chance to respond in-kind:

Thank You

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You've Got A Tough Job

This parenting thing isn't easy, especially when it involves teenagers. Thank you for being there and thank you for trusting us with your child.

Below we've provided you with links to our resources and the people that manage our programs.

Let's talk about how to make your job as a parent easier.

 

 

How Can I Maximize My Child's Success?

Let's Break It Down

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There is no easy answer to this question but we can offer many suggestions.

Let's focus on two things: Time Management and Information Management. Everything that goes on at McKinney North touches one or both of these subjects.

If you can find a way to manage time and information you'll have the basis, or underpinnings, for academic success.

Our Recommendations

We would take the following steps in this order:

  • Talk to your child every single day about what is going on at school. If their answer is "nothing" push for more information.
  • Bookmark the home page of this website on your home computer, cell phone, tablet, or any combination of the three.
  • Monitor the home webpage for McKinney North. The most important pieces of information communicated by McKinney North are at the front and center of this page.
  • Become familiar with the content of this "Parents" webpage. Watch for changes and know where the information is and where links to other resources lead.
  • Know and memorize your Dawg House and who administers each of the four houses within McKinney North - Alpha House, Beta House, Gamma House, and Delta House. Record the phone numbers and email addresses of the people responsible for your child - including Administrative Assistants.
  • There are four school counselors - one for each Dawg House. Visit the counselor's webpage, identify your child's counselor and record their contact information.
  • Visit the calendar webpage for the school. Optionally, you can copy information to your own electronic calendar, find maps to away-events and obtain other event-specific information. Ensure your child has solid travel arrangements and money for tickets and food for any home or away event.
  • On this webpage McKinney North's administrative management structure is defined and suggestions for working within this structure are outlined. Familarize yourself with this system and use it to your advantage.
  • Watch your postal mail, read information sent from McKinney North and take action as required. If the information is time sensitive add it to your calendar for follow-through.
  • Sign up for Mrs. Gaskill's newsletter.

Miscellaneous Payments

All fines, permits, school events, excluding Fine Arts and Athletics can be paid through the McKinney North Bookkeeper, Carrie Dunn, Room A107, 469-302.4400.