|Address:||400 Madison Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
|Grades:||K – 3rd|
|School Hours:||7:50am – 2:32pm
|Office Hours:||7:00am – 3:30pm|
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.
One of the best ways to help your child succeed in school is to build the habit of good attendance early. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school and themselves. Start building this habit in kindergarten, so they learn right away that going to school on time, every day, is important. Good attendance will help children do well in high school, college, at work—and in life!
I recently came across some powerful information regarding regular school attendance which I wanted to share with you. My sources are: www.attendanceworks.org and www.reachoutandread.org if you are interested in checking them out yourself.
Did you know?
¨ Starting in kindergarten, too many absences can cause children to fall behind in school.
¨ Missing 10% (about 18 days) can make it harder to learn to read.
¨ Student can still fall behind if they miss just a day or two every few weeks.
¨ Being late may lead to poor attendance, as it is hard to walk in after class has started.
What you can do:
¨ Set a regular bedtime and morning routine.
¨ Lay out clothes and a pack the backpack the night before.
¨ Don’t let your child stay home unless they are truly sick (high fever or vomiting). Keep in mind complaints of a stomach ache or a headache can be a sign of anxiety and not a reason to stay home.
¨ If your child seems anxious about going to school, call the school and seek help in making them feel comfortable and connected with their class.
¨ Avoid medical appointments during school days, and try for Friday afternoons when they are out of school.
¨ Avoid extended trips when school is in session.
Please make sure your student is at school every day until the end of the year, unless an illness warrants an absence. While classes may take field trips and take part in classroom activities and projects, the importance of learning remains our focus. Help your student finish strong by maintaining regular attendance.
Kindergarten Success Begins Early
Positive Parenting will be hosting an eight-week course on Tuesdays, April 5th – May 24th from 5:30 – 8:00 PM at Southwestern’s Family Center, 1988 Newmark Ave. in Coos Bay.
The workshop is to lay the groundwork for your child’s feelings of success and competence in school and life. Parents make the difference in helping children to feel competent in full-day kindergarten.
The evening workshops include FREE dinner for the family and FREE childcare. Pre-register at 541-888-1588 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, follow them at Facebook atwww.facebook.com/PathwaysToPositiveParenting