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Parent Email for Week of May 11, 2020

Happy Friday, McCabe Families! 


A big THANK YOU to our McCabe teaching staff for continuing to educate our students from home while to tending to your own families.  We appreciate you and everything you do to keep our students involved during this time of Distance Learning!  HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!

And for our McCabe moms, stepmoms, grandmas, aunts, and all the women who play a positive role in a child’s life, HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!  Thank you for everything you do to keep your children encouraged to learn and grown.  May your day be filled with an extra hour of peace and quiet!

  SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS -  Our next Regular School Board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12, 2020 with Open Session at 5:00PM via ZOOM teleconference. 

The agenda can be found in the following website locations:

    • Home page marquee slideshow
    • Under the Upcoming Events tab
    • Under the Quick Links tab
    • Under the Board of Education tab

  3rd QUARTER GRADES – Be sure to view your child’s 3rd Quarter Report Card grades through your ParentVUE account.  Although we were unable to send home 3rd Quarter Report Cards, parents have access to their child’s 3rd Quarter grades in ParentVUE.


Here’s how . . .

  • Log into your ParentVUE account. 
    • If you need help with your ParentVUE Username or Password, please send an email to for assistance.
  • Select Grade Book from the icons on the left-hand side.
    • Information may take a while to load.
  • Select 3Q Report Card on the upper right-hand side.
    • This is what the 3rd Quarter Report Card will look like.
    • For TK-Kinder students, grades are not reflected in ParentVUE. Please check with your child’s teacher for progress.

4th QUARTER GRADES - Students’ grades shall not be harmed due to Distance Learning. Teachers shall assign final grades based on students’ 3rd quarter grades with opportunities to increase the 4th quarter final grades based on the student’s effort and progress.

  INTERDISTRICT PETITIONS – If you have a child currently attending or released from McCabe on an interdistrict, the deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 school year has been extended to Friday, May 15th.  Due to current district office closures throughout the county, interdistrict petitions need to be mailed to your district of residence.  Please click the link below to complete, print, sign, and mail your interdistrict petition to your district of residence prior to May 15thCheck email sent on 5/8 for local district addresses.

Online Interdistrict Petition Link:

 TK & KINDER REGISTRATION – Online registration for new and returning Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Traditional Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year has begun!

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. 

To register a new or returning TK or Kinder student, 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.

  FOOD SERVICES DEPT – The Income Eligibility Scale for the 2020-2021 school year has been posted on our website:

If you have scheduled recurring autopayments on your child’s cafeteria account, please log into your MySchoolBucks account and stop the autopay.  Please watch for emails regarding outstanding cafeteria balances.  Payments can be made at  For questions, please email Jennifer Castillo at


  REIMBURSEMENTS: With the school closure through the end of the year, all fieldtrips have been cancelled.  We will begin to generate reimbursements once our district office reopens.  Emails will be sent out to parents notifying them of how and when reimbursements will be mailed or available to pick up for monies paid for the following field trips:

  • Farm Smart (1st grade)
  • Living Desert (3rd grade)
  • BizTown (5th grade)
  • Catalina (8th grade)

  STUDENT BELONGINGS: With very little notice prior to the campus closing to the public, students may still have belongings in their desks and PE lockers.  Once the stay-at-home order has been lifted and it is safe for the public to enter  campus, we’ll notify parents via email with dates and times for students to retrieve personal belongings and medications.


  YEARBOOKS:  With the temporary closure of many companies across the nation, it is safe to assume Josten’s may be a little behind schedule on the production of yearbooks.  We’re hoping to have yearbooks delivered at some point in June at which point we will notify families of when to pick up pre-ordered yearbooks.  ALL yearbook orders were online only and the window to place online orders closed the end of February.  There will be no additional yearbooks for purchase.

 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.

Should you have any questions or needs during the office closure, feel free to email Becky Gibbs at  Continue to check our website for revised distance learning slideshows and new parent resources.  See links below: