Meet the Teacher Night ~ Thursday, 28 August 2014 ~ 4:15 - 6:15 pm
Pre-Ordered School Supply Pickup
Students who ordered school supplies will be able to pick them up on Thursday, 21 August from 1:15-5:00. You are welcome to walk around the school after you pick up your supplies. Teachers will not be able to meet with students as they will be in meetings. Make sure you park in the back of the school only.
School Supply List
Addendum: 8th Grade ELAR requires a 5 Subject Spiral Notebook
Parking and Drop-Off at Dowell MS (new construction)
Please Return Textbooks, Library books and Playaways
Students are financially responsible for lost or damaged books & equipment.
One 2 The World Learning Initiative
In January 2015, McKinney ISD will take a strategic step forward in its mission to prepare all students for college and career success by putting a new MacBook Air laptop in the hands of every MISD freshman.
Registration for 2014-15 School Year
Families of returning students need to update their student’s information online through the Home Access Center (HAC) between August 4, and September 1, 2014. Before the registration period opens, you will receive an email containing your guardian HAC login id, only, and instructions on registering/updating student information. In order to best protect student confidential information, we will not include guardian passwords in the email notification, but you will be required to know your password to complete the online registration process. Please utilize the ‘Forgot My Username or Password’ link or contact Deborah Baker at email@example.com to obtain your guardian HAC password. Once you have completed all of the update information, you will submit electronically. There are no forms to be printed & returned to the school. However, we will need your Proof of Residency sent with your child the first week of school.
Please print your child’s first and last name on the proof of residency document you submit. If you have more than one child at Dowell, please put each child’s name on the proof of residency. MISD accepts the following documents as proof of residency: current electric, water, or gas bill only. If you are unable to provide us with a copy to keep for our records, please stop in the office to have a copy made for you.
6th Grade Students! Please, update Immunizations for first day of school 2014/15
Current 6th graders need Immunizations updated by the first day of 7th GRADE!!
Seventh Grade students must have the following to meet State requirements:
· Tdap Vaccine within the past 5 years
· 2 Varicella Vaccines
· Meningiococcal Vaccine
Please update Immunizations at your earliest convenience and a copy of the record turned in to the School Nurse by May 2014.
FREE Vaccines will be available on Thursday January 23rd for students under 18 yrs old who have no insurance coverage, have Medicaid, or are American Indian or Alaskan Native. The Immunization CareVan will be at Lawson Early Childhood Center, 500 Dowell St., from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Passport Health will also be available to vaccinate children ages 6 months to 18 years of age with AETNA, BCBS or United healthcare insurance. Patients must have valid insurance card.
Letter to Parents Carta a los padres
College and Career Preparedness, House Bill 5, & your students high school requirements.
New Graduation Requirements
MISD Parent Guide to New Graduation Requirements - APG addendum
HB5 FAQ's from the state (TEA)
Naviance - More information in the Counserlors' Corner
2014-2015 McKinney ISD Middle School Academic Planning Guide
For our future 7th & 8th grade students!
APG English Version
Guia de Planeamiento Academico de las Escuelas Secundarias
Registration Form for 7th Grade
Registration Form for 8th Grade
“We choose to overcome the gravitational pull of the status quo so that we will be an Exemplary middle school in McKinney ISD, not because it is easy, but because it is hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone and one in which we intend to win!"
Adapted from President John F. Kennedy’s September 12, 1962 Speech
Home Access Center
Check on your student's success from your own computer.
Bookmark the HAC page for easy access. The username is your student's ID number preceded by an "s" and the password is MISD generated.