One Week Down

Wow! We have one whole week under our belts, and it has been one exceptional week! This week we welcomed our PK students and their families to the Cardinal family. I love the passion and excitement our youngest learners bring to the classroom daily.

CPS is fortunate to be a growing district. This year are excited to welcome approximately 70 new students and families to the Cardinal family and nearly 30 new staff members. As we continue to grow, we are constantly monitoring how we are onboarding and retaining new staff members, ensuring our families know how to connect with us, and providing the necessary staffing and programming to meet their needs.

We have been talking a lot about our new website and app. If you haven't checked out our new website, head to and take a look. You can always download our app from Google Play or the Apple App store. School Messenger is the service we use to send families calls, emails, and text messages. School Messenger also has an app! Soon we will be rolling out to students as it will be the primary way our teachers, coaches, and sponsors will communicate with their classes and teams. You can download the School Messenger Parent app from the appropriate app store. If you download it now, you must sign up in the app with your registered email on your student's Infinite Campus account. This would also be the email address where you receive updates from me. We will be sending out more detailed information very soon.

It has been an incredible first full week of school. Thank you for trusting us with your children. If you have questions, comments, concerns, suggestions, or compliments, don't hesitate to contact us anytime.

Go Cards!

Dr. McDowell