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Mrs. Mandy Bowden
Welcome Back to a new school year! I am excited to be your computer lab teacher again this year.
My name is Mandy Bowden and this will be my 22nd year at McGee's Elementary. I am married and have 2 beautiful daughters and one awesome Granddaughter. I have been a Teacher Assistant (TA) in numerous grade levels but Kindergarten is by far my favorite. I have also been the Director of After School Care for the past 8 years. January 2020 I took over the Computer Lab and WebMaster responsibilities at McGee's. It has been a challenging journey especially with COVID-19 impacting the end of 2019-2020 school year. In 2020 I took on yet another challenge. I designed our school yearbook. I enjoyed this new task and l am looking forward to continueing to improve and make our school's yearbook one of the best. I LOVE anything Snowman and Weinie Dogs (Daschund). I love to read and play card games with my family. I have 2 dogs, a Daschund named Peanut and a Black Lab/Weimer Mix named Minnie.
On June 16th I had replacement surgery on my left knee. I am doing great and am back to walking without my cane. YEA!!! I am looking forward to a new school year and hopefully (keep your fingers crossed) things will be back to normal.
Stay safe and healthy.
There have been significant changes to the Strong Schools NC toolkit that affects the quarantine procedures our staff and students must follow if they are exposed to a positive case of COVID-19. Any student or staff member who is currently quarantined due to an exposure of a positive COVID-19 case may return to school or work tomorrow, unless the close contact is a housemate. We are able to make this adjustment because our district requires masks for all students, staff, and guests.
Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.
North Carolina schools are required to administer ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 to all students identified as English Learners (ELs) in the spring of each year to determine their progress in learning English. Each student is tested in four areas: Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. This assessment helps us monitor their English language development.
Our district is continuing to follow the guidance and recommendations from the Johnston County Public Health Department, the CDC, and the Strong Schools NC Toolkit, and we will now adhere to a 5 day quarantine period for students or staff members who tests positive for COVID-19. This is a change from the previous 10 day quarantine time.