Routine COVID testing
Routine COVID testing is done at McKendree Elementary on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm and is available to our students.Routine COVID-19 testing (also called surveillance testing) can quickly detect individuals who are positive with COVID-19. Acting as an “early warning system,” the testing program will help lower the risk of transmission in schools so that in-person instruction can continue without interruption.
Participation in this program is voluntary.Families must opt into the program, which includes weekly testing for participating students and staff. The free testing is self-administered with a nasal swab and is quick and easy; testing is not painful or invasive.
GCPS’s voluntary COVID-19 testing program will expand to other clusters as staffing becomes available.
Back to School
Welcome back to school for the 2022-2023 School year!!
Gwinnett County Public Schools welcomes all students to the 2022-23 school year on Aug. 3, with a staggered start for in-person learning. Students in grades K, 1, 6, and 9, and students who spend the majority of the day in a small-group setting will start in-person learning on Aug. 3, with all other students participating in digital learning at home. On Aug. 4, in-person learning will begin for all other grades. To help students and families prepare for the 2022-23 school year, please review GCPS’ 2022-23 Virtual Back-to-School Backpack for Families below.
McKendree UMC Afterschool Care Information
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Early Learning Programs
Play 2 Learn - is designed for children birth to age 5 and their parents/caregivers. This is a weekly 90 minute program that focuses on building capacity in parents to be their child’s first teacher, exposing children to a high quality school environment, providing social opportunities for children and increasing their access to books and resources.
Play 2 Learn @home- is designed for learning without ever leaving the home. This program provides videos that model for parents great ways to read books and teach concepts in all subject areas using everyday items that can be found in the home.
Gwinnett Building Babies’ Brains- is a community initiative that provides parents with the information they need to be their child’s first and best teacher. https://buildingbabiesbrains.com/
Mission and Vision
“Expecting Excellence, Making a Difference”
McKendree Elementary School will become a challenging environment that motivates students to become responsible, productive citizens and lifelong learners.
The mission of McKendree Elementary School is to be a school that prepares students to accept the challenges of a changing world by arming them with the skills of problem-solving, critical thinking, academic knowledge, and the citizenship attributes of empathy and social conscience that will enable them to become competitive and cooperative citizens.
• We believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of all people.
• We believe in creating a climate that promotes responsibility, self-discipline, citizenship, and motivation in our students.
• We believe in the partnership of the home, school and community in educating the whole child.
• We believe in developing high but achievable goals for each child.
• We believe in establishing high standards of learning and performance for all students.
Principal Tyese Scott