School Specific Information


    Dear McKinley Families,

    This handbook is a resource that provides important information to ensure a positive experience for your

    child and family at McKinley School. Please keep this as a ready reference along with the Wauwatosa

    School District Calendar that is mailed to every household in August, and the McKinley School PTO Directory,

    which is published in October. This handbook is subject to change, so other forms of communication remain

    important should updates be necessary. Please continue to rely on all other forms of continuous

    communication such as the weekly PTO newsletter; assignment notebooks; newsletters; progress reports;

    and notes, phone calls, and e-mails to and from the teacher.


    Our mission is to create a united effort between the school, home, and community to provide a positive, safe

    environment conducive to learning. Active family and community engagement supports us in many ways.

    Don't be afraid to ask how you can be involved!


    Our vision for McKinley students is that they love learning, discover their brilliance, and thrive within our walls

    and in the world beyond. As a community, we continually strive for excellence and equity for all.


    At McKinley our School Motto reminds us…

    Together We Can –

    •  make this a great learning environment for all students
    •  make this a place that welcomes all families and encourages their involvement
    •  make this an outstanding place to work.

    Working together at McKinley, we can provide the best educational experiences for your child and for your family.

    At McKinley School, the staff and families together can create a culture of continuous improvement for our children.

    Any suggestions to further improve the student handbook are welcome. If questions arise with answers that can't

    be found in this handbook, please make note of them so they can be included in the next revision.


    Jean Hoffmann, EdD