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Hello Students and Parents,

As everyone is aware now, the McDonald School district is on an extended break due to the coronavirus outbreak. We are dealing with this nationwide crisis as best we can and on a day by day basis. We are committed to providing alternatives to educating our students. We understand that nothing we do can replace our normal operation of face-to-face instruction but our teachers are providing alternatives for students to learn while on this break.

Parents, please encourage your child to check their school email, the school website, and teacher websites daily. We will also communicate through the all call system. Those families that do not have internet access or lack devices for internet; we have a plan in place for students to come to school to pick up paper packets. We encourage students to communicate with their teachers through email if possible. 

More information will be communicated to all our stakeholders  through our all call system. If you have questions you may call the school but keep in mine we will have a very small staff available to answer phone calls during this break. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

The high school has four lunch options for our students grades 7-12. Students have the option to leave the building, pack a lunch, purchase from vending machines or purchase a school prepared lunch. The school lunch prepared by the elementary kitchen staff is a brown bag type lunch. Students that receive a school prepared lunch, on any particular day, MUST stay in school during that lunch period. To purchase a school lunch, families must use Cash will not be accepted for high school lunches. The cost of a school prepared lunch is $3.00. Families may apply for free or reduced lunches by completing the 2019-2020 FREE AND REDUCED PRICE SCHOOL MEALS FAMILY APPLICATION provided in the students’ opening day packet.


The following menu is for grades 7-12 and will be repeated each week.






Turkey and Cheese Sandwich

Tony’s Stuffed Pepperoni and Cheese Stick w/ Sauce

Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Southwest Salad

Turkey, Ham and Cheese Sandwich

Carrot Sticks

String Cheese

Carrot Sticks

Salsa and Chips

Mixed Vegetables

V-8 Juice

Tossed Salad

Broccoli w/ Ranch Dressing




Carrot Stick














USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider. This menu is subject to change. 

To improve communication we have continued with an “all call” system. Parents, please make sure you provide an accurate phone number on the emergency medical card to be contacted. I would suggest providing a cell number in case a message is sent when you are out and about. 

Students, parents and staff can follow me on Twitter @GCarkido for news, updates, and general information. 

Parents that drop off their children should do so in front of the school on Iowa Ave. Please do not drop off students in the Board of Education parking lot. High School visitors, there are visitor parking spaces available at the library entrance. Please use those spaces when visiting and enter through the library entrance. Additional parking for the high school is located at the football stadium lot. 

Students, please be respectful to our community and the environment. Dispose of trash properly and use the sidewalks whenever possible. Thank you for your compliance in this matter.

Students please do not cut through private property to and from school. Please use sidewalks whenever possible.

Parents and students, I encourage all of you to visit our teachers’ webpages for weekly lesson plans and resources. Links to these webpages can be found on the District homepage. Just click on Parent Resources, and then go to Teacher webpages.

ProgressBook is available to all parents/guardians of the district. ProgressBook allows parents to access their child’s grades 24/7 through the high school website. Parents and students can create an account on our website. Click on Parent Resources then ParentAccess. Any question please email

Parents, please become familiar with the student handbook and with the rules and procedures that it contains. Each student received a handbook on the first day of school. The handbook can also be accessed on our website under Parent Resources then under Available Downloads click Student Handbook 2019-2020 . Should you have any question about anything written in the student handbook, please do not hesitate to call me at 330-530-8051.

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Gary Carkido, Principal
600 Iowa Avenue
McDonald, OH 44437
(P) 330-530-8051 ext. 1
(F) 330-530-7041


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