|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
School Closure or Delayed Start Notification Process
Coos Bay Public Schools will utilize the Synrevoice automated phone system to notify families of school closures, delayed starts and other emergencies.
In the event of a closure or delayed start, the automated system will be activated, usually by 6:00 am, and all families will be called and given the message. Included in the message will be a phone number that you can call to get a recorded update. Please be sure your contact information is correct at the schools.
The information will also be sent out to via Flash Alert to the media and posted on the district‘s website at www.cbd9.net. If you would like to receive Flash Alert notification, go to www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1374. At that site, you can sign up to receive both text messages and e-mails for emergency alerts and news releases.
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.
|29||Report Cards Go Home|
|30||MHS Upbeats Kids Dance Clinic, 12:00-3:30
MHS Main Gym Registration Form
|6||Family Movie Night- Rise of the Guardians|
|16||No School- President’s Day|
|18||Immunization Exclusion Day|
|19||Early Literacy Night- 5:30-7:30 PM|
|23||Body Walk, 3rd Grade|
Dear Madison Families,
At Madison, I value parental input and appreciate collaboration from families as we determine how to improve educational opportunities for children. While not all ideas cost money, many do. During the next few months I will be working on Madison’s budget for the 2015-2016 school year. It is important for me to hear what your priorities and ideas are. A limited amount of funds are made available for each school district to budget. If those priorities and ideas go beyond the scope of our funding, we will need time to research additional resources.
Typically about 85% of our budget goes towards personnel costs. The remaining portion gets divided between supplies, maintenance, and educational opportunities. Priorities have to be established in order to budget the funds accordingly. Two years ago this process led to the successful implementation of full day kindergarten. The cost of providing this early learning instruction was determined to be worth the reallocation of funds to cover the additional staffing.
As we look forward to next year and beyond, we want continued guidance from our Madison families and community partners. Lower class sizes, hiring back specialists, implementing arts programs, library funding, and increased technological upgrades are just some of the wish list ideas waiting for your consideration. As employment needs and societal necessities change we want our students to be well prepared to meet the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the future.
On the backside of this newsletter is an informal survey. I’m inviting each of you to provide me with a list of what you believe is necessary for the successful education of your student. What should Madison maintain or implement in order to provide a quality program? Please take a moment to complete the survey and send it back to the school with your child. (Each student who brings in the completed form will receive a small surprise)
Your ideas will be anonymously (unless otherwise stated) shared and evaluated as we begin the budgeting process for the Coos Bay School district. All parents will be invited to the next Madison Site Council on February 11th at 2:45 to review and consider the ideas gathered.
|Have a great weekend!|
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
Family Movie Night
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
Madison’s Dress Code
School District policy states a student’s dress and grooming shall not interfere with the learning process and shall not constitute a health or safety hazard. For this reason we have guidelines to help create a positive learning environment. The following examples of unacceptable dress and grooming have been known to disrupt the learning process:
- Sleeveless shirts should have a 2 inch strap. (No spaghetti straps)
- Tummies and chests should be covered.
- Shorts and skirts should be as long as the tips of fingers when arms are held down to the sides.
- Hats and scarves should only be worn on “hat days”, unless there is a special need. Please check with the principal. Hats worn to school must be put away once on school property.
- Leave chains, toys, etc. at home. The rule of thumb is: If it causes a distraction at school, leave it home.
- Elementary students should not wear make-up to school. Hair colored an unnatural color may also cause a disruption to learning.
- Low-rider pants pose a safety problem as well as potential for embarrassment. Please keep them home.
- Students should be able to run in their shoes. High heels (heels of 2 inches or more) and flip flops restrict activities and may cause injury. They will not be allowed at school.
- Please review the print on your student’s clothing and make sure it is “school appropriate”. Clothing, writing on skin, jewelry, etc. that uses obscene language, contains gang related messages, refers to tobacco, alcohol, or other illegal substances, or contains messages of a sexual nature are not allowed.
Students who wear unacceptable clothing or adornment to school will be given a chance to change clothes, remove markings, etc. If that is not possible, or the child refuses, the parent will be contacted. Once the clothing issue has been resolved the child will be free to return to class.