McNiel Parents and Students,
Welcome to McNiel and the 2015-16 school year! These are some exciting times at McNiel and
we are so glad to have you as a part of our school family! I want to start by apologizing for the long
lines that the seventh grade parents experienced at the orientation
meeting. In an effort to ensure that all
students had current immunizations as required by law, we attempted to secure
those records prior to giving out schedules.
That proved not to be an easy task to complete in a short amount of
time. So…it is back to the drawing board
and we will think this through more thoroughly for next year.
As a reminder, if a student does not have their shot
records on file at McNiel, on the first day of school, they will not be allowed
to attend class until their records are clear.
The Community Health Care Center will have nurses available at McNiel on
August 24th, however, a parent must be present for immunizations to
be administered. If parents would like
to bring their student’s current shot record to the school before the first
day, the school nurse will be available from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm to take
For students new to McNiel, remember that we do follow
a strict dress code. The dress code can
be found on our website or feel free to call the school if you have questions.
We have so many exciting things that will begin as
soon as the first school bell rings. We
have before and after school clubs, football, cross country, volleyball, tennis
and the list goes on. We hope that all
students and parents will be active in our school and take part in as many
activities as possible to fully enjoy the McNiel school spirit. (Parents, we can never have enough
The beginning of a new school year can be very
overwhelming for some and even more so for students new to junior high. Remember, students, you are not the only ones
nervous! So are your teachers! We are all here to help you find your way and
to make this the most memorable time in your school careers. Please ask any teacher or faculty member if
you have any questions at all. We are
here to help!
Once again, WELCOME to a new
school year at McNiel Junior High!
R. Rushing, Principal