Welcome to Our McDowell McFamily!
Students, find your classroom and walk on in . . .
McDowell School of International Studies
Welcome Back To An Unprecedented and Amazing Year
Academic and Equitable Excellence By All Synchronous and Asynchronous Means
Providing Every Child With Everything That Every Child Needs 2020-2021
Dr. Jodi Easterling-Hood, Principal
It is with the most grateful heart that I earnestly say to my McFamily, Welcome Back! The past 5 months have been like none other that the world has experienced. Covid-19 has changed our world and lives as we have known. The latest catch phrase is “the new normal”. As we begin this school year like never before (remotely), we are forced to embrace our new normal. Like we always have done McDowell will quickly adapt and excel in the only way we know how, in excellence. Our “new normal” has propelled us to the actualization of our vision which is to expose our students to the up-to-date technologies. Bitmoji’s, virtual classrooms, hyperlinks, drives, Zoom, mute/unmute, all have transformed our teaching and is now our “new normal”.
I’m so thrilled to enter into this new dimension of teaching and learning and it is my mission to ensure that our staff and students will not be left behind. As we start this new year and this new normal, we will thrive, we will triumph, and we will be committed to giving every child what every child needs (academically and emotionally). This will be a rewarding and productive year.
It’s going to be big!
Dear McDowell Parents and Guardians,
An exciting new feature is coming to the Aspen Parent Portal that will allow parents and guardians to submit and track student absences electronically. That means no more making last-minute phone calls or completing paper forms.
E-Absence joins a lineup of features that are already available on the Aspen Parent Portal to manage your student’s school experience. Sign in to your account at ASPEN.CPS.EDU for features including:
To access Parent Portal, you must:
Be listed as a contact for your student in the Student Information System.
Have a valid email in the student’s contact records.
Request and submit the validation code sent via email.
Don’t have an account? Contact our school clerk to register for an account today. You can also learn more at cps.edu/pages/parentresources.aspx.