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Principal's Message

Dear Student and Family,


Welcome to McKinleyville High School for the 2019-2020 school year!  We hope your summer has been a good one, and that you are rested and ready for a great start.  Our teachers and staff have been hard at work to prepare our campus and classrooms for your arrival.  We will provide an educational environment that is geared towards student success and personal growth.  We look forward to seeing you all soon!


Communication is really important to ensure that students and their families have the best possible experience at MHS and I encourage you to let us know when you need anything.  This year our goal is to send out an electronic newsletter every two weeks to help our families and students keep up with all that is going on at the school.  We will send it out over email.  If we do not currently have your email or you need to update it please call Carrie Nichols at 839-6404 with that important information. 


Phone:  Please call anytime @ 839-6400.


Email:  Staff email addresses are listed on our website.  Addresses are the first letter of the first name and the last name spelled out in full followed by @nohum.k12.ca.us – for many staff this is the easiest way to make initial contact.


Web:  https://mckinleyvillehighschool.nohum.org - our website is your website please let us know how we can improve it to meet your needs.


ParentVUE:  This system is linked to our database and you can access it to monitor student academic progress.  Teachers update the ParentVUE at least every three weeks.  Students will bring home logins and passwords the first week of school and you will receive a letter as well the second week of school with login information with instructions.


School Messenger:  This is our auto-dialer program.  Please make sure that we have the phone numbers and email addresses that you would like us to use to contact you in our database.  


Freshman will receive their class schedules during the LINK Freshman Orientation on Thursday, August 29.  LINK Day is designed to assist students in making the transition to high school.  Junior and Senior student leaders have volunteered to not only participate in this day but to also mentor freshman throughout the school year.


Freshman parents please join us on LINK Day at 5:30 in the Multipurpose Room (MPR) for your Orientation, followed by a Barbecue for students, their families and MHS faculty in the Quad afterwards hosted by Panther Partners, our booster group.


After dinner you are invited to tour campus and visit classrooms to meet your student’s teachers for the year.


On Wednesday, September 4, we will have Picture Day.  Order forms will be sent home with your student.


Back to School Night will be on Thursday September 12th..  This is a great opportunity to meet your student’s teachers and to hear information about the upcoming year.  Please plan on attending it is a fun night and a great opportunity to build community.


More information will be shared with you as we begin the school year.  In the meantime please review the enclosed materials and call or email me if you have any questions.  I am excited about the beginning of the school year and proud of the excellent opportunities and support that our high school provides our students and community.




Nic Collart