|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.
February is a great month to express kindness and caring. At Madison, we teach our children about using kind words. Our staff models the use of kind, caring words to provide a positive environment for students.
Children are like sponges and absorb the things they hear. When we show genuine, caring concern for each other, our students are provided with life lessons that they can put to practice. When a student falls down, a friend will lend a hand to help them get up and brush them off. When they see a tear, a friendly classmate will check to see if they are okay and offer comfort. When someone is having a difficult day, an understanding peer can lift them up with supportive words.
The reverse is also true, if children experience negative reactions and are exposed to caustic language, they quickly learn to lash out towards each other and repeat inappropriate words. Being angry or upset is normal; however young children need guidance in how to diffuse those feelings instead of escalating out of control. Emotions are contagious. Please model the behavior you want your students to emulate. They need a steady supply of encouraging words, phrases, and stories to build up their confidence and improve their ability to handle difficult situations and conflicts.
One of my favorite quotes comes from Mother Theresa: “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
Enjoy a kind and caring month.