|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
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
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,
What a great week at Madison. The first graders are finishing their farm math unit. They are learning about money and measurement by constructing a paper farm and budgeting expenses. They ended their week with a visit to the rocky shore and tide pools. Now they are ready to start their marine exploration unit next week. Fun stuff!
Most of our third graders have completed their state testing. It took a span of 4 weeks for all of the classes to finish the required tests. Each student averaged between 6-8 hours of testing in reading, math and completing performance based tasks. It is not a timed test, so students were allowed to use as much time as necessary to do their best work. This was the first year of Smarter Balanced testing and the adults were learning along with the students on how it worked. The test is aligned with the rigor of the Common Core State Standards and the school district will not get results back until after the third graders have moved on to Sunset.
With testing behind them, the third graders are gearing up for their annual field trip to Central Oregon on May 28 and 29. For many of our students it is their first opportunity to visit Oregon’s high desert and to learn about Oregon history first hand. The excitement of spending the night in a gym with their third grade classmates adds to the intrigue of the trip. This third grade experience has been a successful school tradition for over 25 years.
Thanks to our many volunteers and chaperones who help create and support these opportunities for our students.
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
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.
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.