McKinleyElementary School

School Information

Our Mission

We at McKinley Elementary School, will provide a quality, well-rounded education for our McKinley students. We will achieve this by cultivating the existing leadership of our students, community partners, staff and families to produce growth in our entire community with the aim of improving the lives of our school family for future generations.

Our School Motto

"Growing Leaders at McKinley Elementary School"


Regular attendance and punctuality are necessary for success in school and are expected of all students each day school is in session. Our school hours are 8:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Students arriving after 8:55 a.m. will be marked tardy. Upon arrival, students must report to the office. If your child is attending school regularly, thank you!

If your child is absent from school:

  • You must notify the school, by telephone, on each day your child is absent.

  • You must submit a written excuse with the reason for the absence within (3) days of your child's return to school.

If you do not:

  • Your child will be marked illegally absent.

And, after three (3) illegal absences, you may be:

  • Arrested, fined and/or incarcerated.

  • Referred to the Office of Children and Youth Services.

  • Sanctioned by the Lehigh County Assistance Office.

If a child is out of school for more than one day, arrangements should be made to get his or her homework. Homework can be prepared by 2:40 p.m. for parent pick-up, only if arrangements are made when reporting the child absent.

Permission from the principal is required prior to any absence of three (3) or more days not due to illness.