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

Taylor School District And Beaumont Teen Health Center have partnered to give out Free Flu Vaccines at our food distributions sites.

Click here for more info.

The vaccines are for ages 18 - 64. The vaccines are free. There is no cost and no insurance required. 

Hoover Middle School - Monday 11/16/2020 9 am to 12 pm
Randall Elementary - Tuesday 11/17/2020 9 am to 12 pm
West Middle School - Wednesday 11/18/2020 9:30 am to 12:30 pm
Taylor High School - Thursday 11/19/2020 7 am - 10 am
Eureka Heights Elementary - Friday 11/20/2020 10 am - 1 pm

Nov. 23, 2020 Food Distribution Schedule

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 Safe Start September 8 to September 25, 2020

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.


Please Click here for food distribution information

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

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...

October 2nd and 5th -  Please come pick up your student's Virtual Learning Materials from 10am - 2pm, please stay in you vehicle. We will bring them to you.

November 9, Mon - Maybe first Face to Face school day