All-School Basics

Our Mission

McKinney Christian Academy exists to honor Jesus Christ by teaching students to live biblically through education of mind, body and spirit.

Contact Information:

Address:
3601 Bois D’Arc Rd.
McKinney, TX 75071

Main Number:  (214) 544-2658
(voicemail extensions may be found in the front of the MCA Directory or on our website)

Website:  www.mckinneychristian.org

Important E-Mail Addresses:
lowerschool@mckinneychristian.org
middleschool@mckinneychristian.org
upperschool@mckinneychristian.org
directedstudies@mckinneychristian.org
businessoffice@mckinneychristian.org
admissions@mckinneychristian.org
headmastersoffice@mckinneychristian.org

To e-mail faculty or staff, use their first name, a period, and their last name @mckinneychristian.org, as in john.doe@mckinneychristian.org.

Important Dates

 
The calendars listed under the Lower, Middle and Upper School areas of the website will provide you with the list of important dates to remember.  Items are added to the calendar throughout the year so be sure to read the website news to stay current.

School Hours
Grades Monday – Thursday Friday
PreK & K: 7:50am - 2:50pm 7:50am - 12:50pm
1st-5th: 7:50am - 3:10pm 7:50am - 1:10pm
6th-8th: 7:45am - 3:15pm 7:45am - 1:15pm
9th-12th 7:30am - 4:05pm 8:00am - 1:15pm
Office Hours
Monday – Thursday Friday
7:30am - 4:00pm 7:30am - 3:00pm

 

 

 


RenWeb

Check RenWeb, our school student database, for important information regarding current calendars, school directory, class lists, etc.  In addition, you will also have access to your child’s schedule, assignments, grades, behavioral record, attendance, etc.

If you have RenWeb questions please contact Kate Perry, Registrar at kate.perry@mckinneychristian.org or (214) 544-2658, ext. 1108.

Attendance

If your child has to miss a school day(s) due to illness or other reasons, please call the school office at (214) 544-2658, ext. 1601 (LS), ext. 1506 (MS) or ext. 1101 (US) to notify the office of their absence.  If a child is out for three days or longer, a doctor’s note is required when they return.  If it is a planned absence all MS & US students must fill out a Planned Absence Form.  These forms are available in the MS & US offices as well as on the MS & US pages of the website under Resource Library. 

Uniforms

School uniforms are required in all grades, PreK through Grade 12, and must be worn Monday through Thursday of each week.  Every Friday is a “Spirit Day,” when students may wear jeans and a MCA T-shirt.  Uniforms are purchased from Academic Outfitters and the MCA Spirit Store. Academic Outfitters supplies our pants, shorts, skirts, skorts and sweaters. The MCA Spirit Store supplies our uniform shirts, t-shirts, sweatshirts, athletic uniforms, and other MCA items.

Uniform Outfitters
700 Alma Dr #112
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 509-0010
www.aoutfitters.com

MCA Spirit Store

Located in the  portable building south of the Student Life Center. There are reserved Spirit Shop parking spaces available as well as a separate Spirit Shop entrance.  

Online ordering: MCA Spirit Shop

There are many different combinations of uniform pieces that are acceptable. Please review the Parent-Student Handbook for up-to-date, approved options.

We also have a Uniform Resale Shop located next to the MCA Spirit Store. These are gently used uniforms and sweatshirts that can be purchased at a fraction of the cost.  When your child outgrows his/her uniform, consider donating it to the Uniform Resale, so that another family can benefit! 

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear is defined as MCA-inspired T-shirts, sweatshirts, and other items that can be purchased at the MCA Spirit Shop.  These items can be worn on Fridays, in place of the usual uniform requirement (for all grades). 

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Parent/Teacher conferences are a part of healthy communication between school and home.  Lower School has required conferences each October with optional conferences in the spring. Middle & Upper School fall conferences are encouraged and may be scheduled, but are not required.  Please feel free to request a meeting, if necessary. MCA believes that before approaching the Principal, the first point of contact should be the classroom teacher or coach.  If your student has a concern, please encourage him or her to talk to the teacher first.

Parent-Teacher Fellowship (PTF)

PTF was organized to enhance the relationship between MCA families and the school.  Its membership includes all parents and teachers at MCA.  The PTF supports the teachers and staff by giving gifts for Teachers/Staff, providing meals during in-service days and the ACSI convention, hosting an Annual Christmas Luncheon, and coordinating our Room Mom program. They help organize and fund many student events throughout the year. The PTF contact information is listed on our website under “Campus Life”, “Parent Teacher Fellowship”. 

Student Health Clinic

MCA has full-time nurses on staff to provide immediate medical care and to promote health and safety on campus. The school nurses also maintain our student health records and keep student immunizations current. All immunization records will be reviewed by a school nurse.  If there is a delinquency, parents will be notified by email, informing them of the delinquency.  All immunizations must be completed by the first day of school; students will not be permitted to pick up their schedules or attend class without appropriate documentation of immunizations.  The only exceptions to this rule include medical exemptions and exemptions for reason of conscience.  If your student falls in either of these categories, please contact a school nurse prior to the start of school. 

If ill, students may NOT return to class until fever-free and/or have not vomited for 24 hours.

Prescription and non-prescription medications are to be provided by the parent and will be kept in the clinic for students.  Medication must be in the original container.  A form will be signed by the parents upon dropping off the medication.  Students are not allowed to keep medication with them.  The only exception to this is rescue inhalers for asthma.  Please send an additional inhaler to be kept in the clinic.  The clinic is located in the Lower School Office.

Carpool

In order to facilitate the carpool line, please follow the “Carpool Instructions.” These are listed on our website.  Click on the “Lower School", "Middle School", or "Upper School” tabs on our Home Page.  The carpool information is found on the left side of the page.

Cafeteria

Students may bring a lunch from home, or they may purchase a hot lunch from our cafeteria, provided by Lunch Thyme Catering.  Options will include a full plate lunch (all grades) and a la carte items (4th – 12th Grades).  Look for the monthly menus and the process to set up your account with Lunch Thyme on our website.  Under “Campus Life”.

Development

Since McKinney Christian Academy’s beginning in 1992, the tradition of philanthropic giving has been important.  That tradition of giving continues today as families, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends support the school in its development efforts, thereby affirming the school’s mission.  Gifts allow the school to start new programs, strengthen existing ones, provide financial aid to qualified students and engage a dedicated faculty and staff.  Your gifts provided salaries and professional development, technology improvements, athletic activities, fine arts ventures, and student mission outreach.  The ways in which you can financially support MCA are varied and rewarding.  Participation by the entire MCA community is the key to our continued success. We invite you to get involved!

The Development Office is responsible for all fundraising efforts at McKinney Christian Academy.  In addition, the department oversees community relation, marketing/communications, and special events such as Mustang Fun Run, Spring Golf Tournament and Grandparents/Great Friends Day.