|Address:||400 Madison Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
|Grades:||K – 3rd|
|School Hours:||7:50am – 2:32pm
|Office Hours:||7:00am – 3:30pm|
2014/2015 School Calendar
In 2014-2015 we will be keeping our model of early release Fridays for our educators to do their PLC (Professional Learning Community) work. It has been successful and helped to improve our student learning. Each Friday staff gather to review student performance, plan for common lessons and assessments, and provide for the learning of every child so that no one falls behind and those who are advanced get the support they need.
2014-15 Student Calendar
Notification of School Closure or Other Emergencies
Below is the order in which Coos Bay Schools will notify parents, staff and the community in case of school closure or other emergency.
Auto Caller – Parents/guardians of students and staff receive a phone call or email with the message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Your school’s office will be happy to assist you. A recording of the message will also be available at 541-267-6149.
Flash Alert – Emails and/or texts of the message are sent to subscribers. Go to http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1374 for more information on how to subscribe.
Media Outlets – The media (TV, radio, newspaper) is notified via Flash Alert. They also receive a separate email from the district office.
Webpage – The announcement is posted on the district’s webpage at www.cbd9.net
Facebook – The announcement is posted on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Coos Bay School District
Welcome to Madison Elementary
Madison Elementary is the school community for approximately 400 Kindergarten through 3rd grade students this year. Madison’s attendance area reaches from just north of Charleston to Empire along Cape Arago highway. The school is minutes from the Pacific Ocean, offering many opportunities for visits to the tide pools, beaches, and the South Slough Estuarine Reserve.
Madison’s staff is made up of dedicated professionals who strive for excellence in student performance while also making the learning process as engaging as possible.
We encourage parent involvement through our Booster Club and volunteering through the SMART program or helping in the classrooms or library.
Dear Madison Families,
Madison students had some special visitors this week. Furry Friends came by to introduce their canine friends, share characteristics of dogs, give safety guidelines, and explain how and why therapy dogs are used. Furry Friends is a service organization that believes that human-canine interaction is beneficial to the mental wellbeing of individuals of all ages. You can find out more about this wonderful organization at www.furryfriendstherapydogs.org.
The dog handlers also shared information about the Furry Friends Book Club at the Coos Bay Public Library. This program connects young readers with therapy dogs for an hour on the third Tuesday of every month. The book club gives students a 15-20 minute time slot to spend reading out loud to a therapy dog, which provides a low-pressure opportunity for kids to practice their literacy skills. If you are interested in having your child participate in the Furry Friends Book Club, please call the Coos Bay Public Library at 541-269-1101 ahead of time to sign up. Space is limited.
Spring break begins with the promise of some decent weather and the opportunity for families to take a break from the regular routine of school. Learning can occur in many different ways for our young students. Plan some activities to keep your child active and their mind curious, interested and engaged during the next week. Be sure to make the Coos Bay Library one of your destinations and if you are planning a car trip-pick up a book on CD, (the children’s section has some great family selections).
The possibilities for fun are endless and the time spent with your child, priceless. Enjoy the opportunity spring break provides to enrich your student and make life long memories.
Have a safe, happy break. See you back in school on Monday, March 30th!
Kindergarten Registration begins at Coos Bay Schools April 14
Kindergarten Registration for Coos Bay Public Schools 2015-2016 school year kicks off with Kindergarten Round-Up Night on the following nights:
Tuesday, April 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Blossom Gulch
Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Madison Elementary Schools.
Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to register for the 2015-2016 school year. Learning kits will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students.
This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2015. Parents are required to bring legal proof of birthdate and an updated immunization record to the pre-registration. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc.
If a parent is unsure of the school their child will be attending, they are encouraged to review the Attendance Areas map at the following link:
Bunker Hill parents, please go to Blossom Gulch for the Round-Up night. Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after April 16th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.
For more information, go to www.cbd9.net – Kindergarten Registration or contact the schools between the hours of 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM.
Blossom Gulch Elementary School – 541-267-1340. Located at 333 S 10th St. in downtown Coos Bay
Madison Elementary School – 541-888-1218. Located at 400 Madison St. in Empire
Bunker Hill Elementary Update
Coos Bay School District is pleased to be re-opening Bunker Hill Elementary School. There are going to be a lot of exciting activities coming up and we’ll use the school’s website to update new-to-the-school staff, parents and community. Check their website at www.bunker.cbd9.net for updates. If you have any questions, ask your school’s principal.
Bunker Hill Zone Area Map – Click Here
The map shows the school attendance zones for the K-3rd grade students. Parents, find your street address on the map and it will show you the attendance zone for which school your child will be attending.
Intra-District Transfer Form (transfer between schools) – click here
The district understands there may be circumstances where you wish for your child to attend a school outside of your attendance zone. Click on the link for the Intra-district Transfer Form to request that. (If you don’t have access to a computer, you can get the form from the school office.) Please fill out the form and turn it in to the school office by April 1st.
The April 1st deadline is important. This will allow the district time to consider class sizes, purchases, etc. and make necessary adjustments before the school year starts. You will know the results of your request before school is out in June. If circumstances change after that, please update your school office or the district office.
The Principal position has been posted and interviews are coming up shortly. There will be opportunities to meet the principal and staff in the coming months.
The following teachers have been selected to be a part of the Bunker Hill teaching team:
Kindergarten: Mary-Margaret Stockert & Laura Gieselman
1st Grade – Misty Howerton & Lisa Harnden
2nd Grade – Dayna Inskeep & Hope Huntley
3rd Grade – Terri Kinnaird and Ann Marineau .
Additional staff will be announced as they are selected.
School Attendance Zones
Each home belongs to a school attendance zone based on their address. Sometimes there are circumstances where parents wish their child to attend a school in a different zone.
For 2015-16 school year, Coos Bay School District is asking parents/guardians who wish their student to attend a school in a different zone to please fill out the Intra-District transfer form by April 1st.
Usually the deadline is in August, before school starts. This year, the district needs the information sooner. Having it will allow the district to plan for class sizes, curriculum, etc. before the school year begins.
Click Here for the form or pick up a copy at the school office.
It’s important to turn in the form by April 1st. We appreciate your help in meeting this deadline
Coos Bay School District Facebook Account
| Coos Bay School District is pleased to announce that a Facebook account has been created for the district to share school events and activities with parents, students and community members.
“Like us on Facebook” at www.facebook.com/CoosBaySchoolDistrict
Civil War Connections
Students, families, and community members are invited to participate in “Civil War Connections: 150 Years in 150 Minutes” on May 1, 2015, a Community Learning Night at the Marshfield High School campus. Evening events will introduce attendees to the culture of Civil War America. A complimentary Civil War-era meal will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MHS cafeteria. Participants will “enlist” in the MHS Gym’s foyer and receive an informational packet. Activity stations – including communicating with signal flags, using codes, writing with quill pens, and games and pastimes of the era – will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the MHS Gym and Pirate Hall. This event corresponds with the culmination of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015) and is a prelude to the May 30, 2015, rededication of the 1915 Sailor-Soldier Monument in the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.
Volunteer Cafe’s for Parents and Community Members
Please join us for brief volunteer trainings and information once a month in the teacher’s lounge at either Blossom Gulch or Madison Elementary Schools. This is a great time to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to meet other parents and volunteers.
If you are involved in another school in our district, you are still welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!
Blossom Gulch – 1st Monday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
Madison Elementary – 2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.
If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, go to http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers
Here is the link to the Volunteer Handbook which has helpful tips and guidelines for volunteering:
2014 Volunteer Handbook
Order Madison Yearbooks Online
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