• In partnership with our Family Resource Center, we encourage parents to join the English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC). ELAC meets throughout the year to ensure that families and school are working together to support the needs and celebrate the successes of English Learners. We hope you will attend the next ELAC meeting!

     In 2016-17, family members in ELAC attended a free event at Sonoma County Office of Education to learn about how to advocate for English Learners in schools, to better support their students' development, and to connect with other families in the county. At ELAC meetings, they gave input about what programs, services, and changes they would like to see at McDowell to better serve English Learners. We look forward to continuing our important work together in 2017-18! Stay tuned for meeting dates.

    ELAC events will be announced through the Remind texting app. Text @mcdfamily to 81010 to receive updates.

    ELAC events will also be announced through our McDowell Facebook page.

    For more information about the purposes and procedures of ELAC, see the California Department of Education site.