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You can also visit school news and our searchable school calendar which features updates about our events, fundraisers, Student Council meetings, report cards, exam dates, and more for this school year.

Current Notices

MAIN OFFICE HOURS for the weeks of July 4 - 7th and July 10 - 14th is 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.

 

SECONDARY REPORTS CARDS will be available for pick-up in the Main Office during the week of July 10 - 14th. 

 

MAIN OFFICE will be closed on July 14th at 3:00 pm, and will re-open on August 21st.

 

LINK CREW GRADE NINE ORIENTATION

The staff and students of Mackenzie Community School invite the class of 2021 to our 9th annual Link Crew Grade Nine Orientation on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in the Bernard Childs Auditorium (please enter through the front door of the school).

The purpose of this orientation is to make the transition from grade 8 to grade 9 a positive one.  Grade 11 and 12 students will be serving as leaders and mentors to the grade 9's.  They will be participating in large and small group activities that are designed to be fun and help you integrate into MCS.  Wear comfortable clothes and leave all your extra stuff at home, including phones!

 

WELCOME BACK!  FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL is on Tuesday, September 5, 2017.

 

RECOMMENDED STUDENT SUPPLIES for the 2017-2018 School Year

 

Is Your Child Going Into Grade 1 or Grade 7?

If you have a child in Senior Kindergarten or Grade 6, please be advised that walk distances increase for students going into grade 1 and grade 7.  You may visit www.onthebus.ca to use the Am I Eligible For Transportation Tool in order to find out if transportation will be available for your child's new grade.

JK and SK      Walk Distance To/From School is 0.5 km

Grade 1 to 6    Walk Distance To/From School is 1.6 km

Grade 7 to 12  Walk Distance To/From School is 2.5 km

 

REGISTRATION FOR JK/SK CHILDREN

Extended Day Program for Children between Ages of 3 -12

The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) and your school may be offering a School Based Extended Day Program for students (from JK up to age 12) starting September 2017.  This School Based Extended Day Program will operate within the school by an early childhood educator or for 9-12 year olds a recreation provider before and after school and is meant to compliment the regular day program.

The School Based Extended Day Program is contingent on sufficient enrolment and is funded from parent fees.  Subsidies may be available from the County of Renfrew http://www.countyofrenfrew.on.ca/documents/childcare/FeeSubsidyApplicationForm.pdf

The School Based Extended Day Program Family Survey form can be completed from the Online Registration portal if you are new to RCDSB and completing the online registration form or from the Google Survey link https://goo.gl/HVjnjy at the Board's website http://www.rcdsb.on.ca select the Extended Day Program page from the Programs drop down menu.

 

There are two ways to register your JK/SK child for school next year.

1.  Online Registration - Registration is now easier and quicker than ever before.  Use our new online system anytime to register your child starting JK/SK September 2017 by visiting http://www.rcdsb.on.ca/en/parents/registration-and-transfers.asp .  Access RCJTC's website at http://www.onthebus.ca/en/student-rider-info/Am-I-Eligible-for-Transportation.asp to find out which school you would attend.  Please be sure to complete the School Based Extended Day Program Family Survey that is at the end of the online registration if you are interested in a licensed child care program or recreation program.  You will receive a confirmation email after submitting your online registration.

2.  In Person - Visit the school for a registration package between 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday, January 23 to Friday, January 27 and Monday, January 30 to February 3.  If you are interested in a licensed child care before and after program, complete the School Based Extended Day Program Family Survey online at https://goo.gl/HVjnjy

Both registration methods require you to bring the required documents to your school to finalize the registration process.  If you have questions about the registration process, contact the elementary school nearest you.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION (bring to the school):

  • Completed, signed and dated registration form (if previously completed online)
  • Proof of address (driver's licence, utility bill)
  • Proof of Student's Age (birth certificate, registration of birth card or passport)
  • Child's immunization records (Students entering from outside Renfrew County should contact Renfrew County and District Health Unit at (613) 735-8666)
  • Proof of custody where applicable
  • Immigration documents where applicable
  • If registering to attend a school outside your home address zone, please complete the Cross Boundary Transfer Request.

Click here for the registration form.

 

WHEN BUSES ARE CANCELLED and your child is a walker who plans on not attending school for the day, we ask you phone the school.  Parents are not required to call when students are busers.    

 

RCJTC NEWSLETTER (Posted September 30th, 2016) Registration and Transportation Process - Reminders and Notices.

 

ONLINE PAYMENTS!  For safety and efficiency reasons, we want to reduce the amount of cash and cheques coming into our school.  School related expenses are now available online for you to make payment.  Here's How:

     STEP 1:  Go to this website: https://rcdsb.schoolcashonline.com

     STEP 2:  Register by selecting the "Get Started Now" and following the steps

     STEP 3:  After you receive the confirmation email, please select the "click here" option, sign in and add                    each of your children to your household account.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS FORMS are available here or you may pick up a copy at the school on the Community Bulletin board across from the Main Office. Grade 8 students may begin working towards their required 40 hours as soon as they complete and graduate from Grade 8.