"Our standard is excellence" at McDowell Elementary and let us introduce ourselves...



Click here to see Taylor School District's Face-to-Face

Transition Plan by March 1st, 2021


How about an ebook or audiobook to read over break? Go to your Sora App on your Taylor device and log in. 

Sora app  ebook pictureClick Sora

For more information on how to log on with an IPad Click here

Chrome book users - Start by logging in to Clever first.


For information on food program go to Taylor Schools main website - taylorschools.net

Have questions about remote learning? Click here for Family Resources from Wayne County RESA 

Parent Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning

Click above for some helpful information from Common Sense Education

Having trouble with your technology?  

Our Family Technology Support Site is up and running. Click here for more information.

If you have still not been able to get into your classroom, please call the school for our help.

Click here for iPad help signing in to Google Classroom

This allows you to join Google meet from Google Classroom. Follow steps 1-3.

McDowell Elementary Family Suggestions & Student Expectations for Virtual Learning

Family Suggestions

  • Please open and read emails and remind messages from teachers and principals.
  • Please have a quiet, consistent, & organized space for your child to do virtual learning.
  • Please ask Ms. Borg, Principal, Lynne.Borg@taylorschools.net, or Teacher if you have questions. Teachers will share contact information with you.

Student Expectations

  • Follow Taylor School District Code of Conduct 
  • Follow directions - be a safe, respectful, and responsible student while learning virtually.
  • Please accept all invites you have received from McDowell teachers.
  • Students are expected to attend daily, bell to bell, whether they are face-to-face or virtual - 8:38 am to 11:49 am for a half day and 8:38 am - 3:32 pm for a full day. Teachers are taking daily attendance every am & pm. Teachers will give you a daily schedule next week.

McDowell Families  Clever board image to go with instructions Taylor School District

Please use the directions below to log into Clever for your child's virtual Learning Safe School Start September 8 to September 25, 2020. K-12 Taylor Students can access optional learning resources through Clever (this is a service that makes it easier for our school to use many popular education technology products).

1. Go to the Clever Portal: www.clever.com/in/tsd

2. Log in using the info below:
   Student username hint: id@students.taylorschools.net
   Student password hint: Student birthdate 
      (must be two-digit month, two digit date, and four-digit year)

If you are using an IPad: Go to Clever icon Clever icon for IPad (It's the blue square with the white C) and follow the same log in directions as stated above. 

Every student attending Taylor Schools will be provided a computer device for online learning. Device distribution for McDowell was the week before school. If you did not get yours, please contact the school by phone or email.


Welcome to McDowell 

We are so happy to have you at McDowell Elementary school! We serve approximately 250 students in grades K-5.  Thank you for choosing our school as the building block of your child’s education. I am proud to say that we have a wonderful, highly qualified staff.  They take great care in providing a balanced curriculum, which incorporates the academic, social, and emotional well-being of each student.  You have begun a great partnership between home and school that allows your student to grow and develop as a learner. 

This year will look different as we start off online but please know that we all care about you and your family and look forward to having you at school. Please listen to all calls and home connections that the school will provide so that you have the most up to date information.

You are your child’s most valuable resource.  Please come in and sign up to volunteer and join our parent group. I look forward to partnering with you to advance your child’s learning.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns.  

Lynne Borg, Principal                            

News & Announcements

Now you can join all of Taylor schools on-
Facebook  For district news!

And while you're on Facebook do a search for McDowell PTA and like the page to keep up to date on school happenings!!

Looking for before or after school care? 

Nanny's Childcare - 9529 Pardee Rd. Taylor,  MI 48180 - (313) 295-7188
Lil' Munchkins - 23006 Goddard Rd. Taylor, MI 48180 - (313) 406-9997
Champions (Located at Kinyon Elementary) - 10455 Monroe Blvd. Taylor, MI 48180 - (800) 350-5034

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Upcoming events
Dates for you to remember...

February 3 : Asynchronous Learning
February 9 : Asynchronous Learning
February 10 : Official Student Count Day (Join Classroom Meet)
February 15 : No School - Winter Break
February 17 : Asynchronous Learning
February 22 : Orientation for Kindergarten students that are returning Face-To-Face begin. All virtual students continue to learn virtually via Google Classroom
February 23 & 24 : K - 5 students that are returning Face-To-Face begin. All virtual students continue to learn virtually  via Google Classroom
February 25 & 26 : Asynchronous Learning

March 26 : Quarter 3 ends
March 29, 30, 31 : No school - Spring Break

April 1, 2 : No school - Spring Break
April 5 : Quarter 4 begins
April 7 : 1/2 day, dismissal at 11:49 am  - Elementary Conferences in PM and Evening
April 9 : 1/2 day dismissal at 11:49 am

May 31 : No school - Memorial Day

June 10 : 1/2 day, dismissal at 11:49 am - Last day of school!