MISD Laptop Deployment
If your student is still in need of technology, there will be another laptop deployment.
Location: MISD Stadium
Date: Wednesday, April 1
Time: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
MISD Grab & Go Meals
MISD Digital Teaching and Learning Plan
Dear MISD Parents and Guardians,
We are committed to ensuring that all MISD students have some continuity of instruction during this time that we are not physically in schools. Teachers are in the process of transitioning to digital teaching and learning. To provide consistency of experiences, we wanted you to know the expectations that we have set for this work. Please see below for important components of our digital teaching and learning plan. If you have technical difficulties during digital learning, please contact your student’s teacher.
Learning Management Systems:
MISD Enrichment@Home is LIVE!
The MISD Enrichment@Home website now available online. Please go to https://www.mckinneyisd.net/ for more details!!
Dowell Digital Resources
**UPDATED to include information on student gmail and Brain Break resources!
Although students are currently on an extended Spring Break from March 16-20, please check out the Digital Resources available to our students. These are some great online resources that are available to our Lions during the school year, as well. And need a great new book to read? Look for the section "Online Book Resources" in the Dowell Library Catalog to find some great new reads and check them out through Sora, the MISD Digital Library.
Yearbooks ~ 2019-2020: Order Online CLICK HERE Online Order ID #JM2U4A
Registration Information: 2020-2021
2020-2021 MISD Physical Exams ~ 16 - 22 April
The Care Van offers FREE vaccines to children who are uninsured, have Medicaid, are American Indian or Alaskan Native or who have private insurance that does not cover vaccines. Infants to 18 years of age.
Vaccinations Needed for 7th Grade
School Report Card
Linked below you will find a copy of the State of Texas 2016–17 School Report Card for Ruth Dowell Middle School. This is a report required by the Texas Legislature and prepared by the Texas Education Agency. The report provides information concerning student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®), as well as information on student enrollment, class size averages, and financial expenditures. A more complete report about Ruth Dowell Middle School, the Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR), is also available.
School Report Card (SRC) SRC Definitions
Texas Academic Performance Report (TAPR)
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures
Box Tops for Education
Our goal at Dowell Middle School is to maximize learning time. One of the ways we do this is by establishing a standard of students' arrival in the classroom. When a student arrives late to class, we call this "tardy”.
This year we are using a new communication tool, which will email a parent each time the student is tardy to a class. The tardy count resets each quarter.
· First Unexcused Tardy is a warning
· Second Unexcused Tardy is a 30 minute after-school detention
· Third Unexcused Tardy is a hour after-school detention
· Fourth Unexcused Tardy is a two hour after-school detention
· Five or more Unexcused Tardies per quarter, are a three hour after-school detention each occurrence
* All detentions are served on Thursday afternoons
as of 02/09/2017
Student & Parent Resources
- Fine Arts
- Learning Commons