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Parent Email for Week of March 30, 2020

Hello, McCabe Families!  We miss you!!

We hope you’re staying healthy and keeping busy while making the best of the current situation.  Below are a few topics to help keep you in the know. 

Should you have any questions or needs during the closure, please feel free to call and leave a message at (760) 335-5200 or email Becky Gibbs at  We're always here to help!  Continue to check our website for revised Distance Learning slideshows and new parent resources.  See links at the bottom of this email.

  McCABE PARADE – Because our teachers and administrators miss our students SO much, we’ll have our first McCabe Parade the morning of Tuesday, March 31st.  Our McCabe staff will cruise through our McCabe district neighborhoods at the times listed below.  Cheer us on, make a sign, chalk your sidewalk/driveway, wave, and smile . . . be creative while you show us you’re doing well while you’re at home.  (Please stand back from the road with an adult and continue to practice social distancing.)  We can’t wait to see you!!


  • 8:30AM – Countryside Estates
  • 9:00AM – Miramontes
  • 9:20AM – Farmers Estates
  • 9:44AM – Renaissance and West Main 

 WORK PACKETS - Printed work packets will be available for distribution on Monday, March 30th from 11:00AM-1:00PM in front of Corfman/District Office in the car line. 

If you are unable to pick up work packets during the scheduled distribution time, please do one of the following:

  • Call the McCabe District Office at (760) 335-5200 and leave a message.  We’ll be happy to make arrangements and get a packet to you.
  • Email Becky Gibbs at and she’ll have an administrator get in touch with you.
  • The packets are pulled from i-Ready.  Feel free to print the work at home through the i-Ready link below.
  • i-Ready Login: This is the same as your child's AR and Google login info. If your child can't remember his/her username or password, please contact your child's teacher via email.
  • i-Ready Introductory Letter: iReady Parent Letter.pdf 

 FIELD TRIPS & EVENTS: In the event that schools do not reopen before the end of the 2019-2020 school year, we are cancelling all field trips and events.  When the district office staff returns, refunds will be processed and mailed to parents.  An email will be sent prior to the mailing of any refunds so you know to watch your home mail.

  TK & KINDER REGISTRATION – Online registration for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year will begin April 1st. 

At this time, only STEP 1 of the registration process is necessaryDue to the current COVID-19 school closures, STEP 2 will be postponed until our district office reopens to the public.  At that time, our staff will review your submission and generate an email notification with further instructions. 

On April 1st, please visit our website at and look for the “TK/Kinder Registration” bubble in the top-left corner of our home page for links and instructions.  Should you have questions or issues with your registration, please email us at for assistance.

STEP 2 - Providing the child’s birth certificate, immunizations, and allowable proofs of residency for the parents will be at a later date.  See link to allowable proofs of residency below.


 KIDS HEART CHALLENGE – The window for online donations for our Kids Heart Challenge closes on April 7th.  All funds collected online and/or turned in to teachers prior to the close of school will be sent to the American Heart Association.  If your child has an envelope with donations, you may register online and scan the checks.  This will add the funds directly to your child's online account.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ms. Carter at  

Any cash donations collected and not yet turned in can either be returned to those who so kindly made a donation OR mailed to:

     American Heart Association

      7272 Greenville Avenue

Dallas, TX  75231

Visit the Kids Heart Challenge page to donate or the parent page for resources and tips to keep your children active.

Thank you again for your continued support throughout the years.  Your dedication and fundraising efforts help save lives!!

BAND - Coming soon . . . Google Classroom for Band students!  Watch for a parent email to be sent out soon with instructions and a link to Mr. Singh’s Google Band.


ORCHESTRA – Dr. Busse and Mr. Bird have been in touch with their orchestra students and Google Orchestra is working well!

 Again, we appreciate our McCabe families for their continued support.  Our administrative team and teaching staff continue to work from home but are available via email should you have questions or issues with any of the links we’ve provided.  Teacher emails may be found under the “Schools” tab.  Click on “Staff” in each grade level for email addresses.

Our district office is also closed during this time, but feel free to send an email to Becky Gibbs at and she’ll direct your email to the appropriate person for answers or  assistance.

Continue to watch for parent emails and check our website for updates.   Parent emails sent out can also be found under “News & Announcements” for those who may not be receiving parent emails.