2021–22 Student/Family Handbook

Welcome to McCleary School – Home of the Wildcats!

A message from John Heley, McCleary Principal

Even though we know we will have challenges this year, we will embrace the opportunity and find new ways to teach our kids. Our approach to fulfilling this need will be based on compassion, communication, and common sense. We hope to reinforce the creation of new routines that will support students’ continued learning and emotional wellbeing.

As we move forward, we will keep students at the center of our work. Our goal is to keep the students engaged in a safe and productive learning environment. Safeguards are in place to ensure that the students’ well-being is taken into consideration. As a community, we play a role in maintaining a safe environment for children.

We are facing an unprecedented challenge full of uncertainty. We are trying new things to support our community and we are learning from each other. I’m sure we won’t get everything right and you will feel frustrated at times. This is a stressful situation, but you are not alone. We are all in this together.

Despite all of the changes, our mission stays the same: We are committed to providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment for all learners. To that end, we have several safeguards in place to ensure student safety. Please review the handbook for checkout procedures, immunizations protocols, bullying/harassment reporting, and student support programs. While all distinct, collectively they work to make sure that we have a safe environment for all. After all, our kids are worth whatever it takes.

Thank you for all that you do to support the McCleary School District, where we will continue to honor the traditions of the past and work toward creating a better future.

2021–22 McCleary School Student/Family Handbook