|Address:||400 Madison Street
Coos Bay, OR 97420
|Grades:||K – 3rd|
|School Hours:||7:50am – 2:32pm
|Office Hours:||7:00am – 3:30pm|
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.
Dear Madison Families,
We are so thankful for the wonderful families at Madison who took time to attend Parent-Teacher conferences this past week. Your children benefit educationally when there is a strong connection between family and school. Working together we can provide so much more.
As we gear up for the rigor of Common Core State Standards, our students will be expected to perform at a higher level in academic subjects than in past years. Teachers are preparing students by presenting lessons requiring students to focus on thinking skills. Students should to be able to process information and direct that knowledge towards solving problems.
The staff at Madison joins me in thanking you for supporting our efforts by making sure your students arrive to school on time and by providing them with the rest they need to be ready to learn each day. We look forward to the last few months of school. Together we will make sure our students are successful and prepared for their next grade level.
Thanks again for your partnership.
Kindergarten Pre-Registration begins at Coos Bay Schools May 15th
Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Coos Bay Public Schools kicks off with a Kindergarten Round-Up Night on Thursday, May 15 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at Blossom Gulch and Madison Elementary Schools. Flyer – English Flyer – Spanish
Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to pre-register their student for the 2014-15 school year. Goodie bags will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students.
This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2014. 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:
Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after May 15th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.
For more information, go to www.cbd9.net – Kindergarten Pre-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
Superintendent Advisory Team Members Needed
Superintendent Dawn Granger is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Dawn and is comprised of parents representing each school in the Coos Bay district. If you are interested in being on the committee or have questions how you can represent your child’s school, please contact your school’s administrator. For more information about the SAT, go to the Superintendent’s Advisory Team webpage @ www.cbd9.net under the Parents & Community Link or call 541-267-1310. Meetings take place at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave in Coos Bay on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 noon.
Vaccine Exemptions: Information for Parents and Families
Vaccines are needed for students in schools, childcares, preschools, and Head Start programs in Oregon. By far, most parents vaccinate their children. But some parents claim exemptions to vaccines.
The next School Exclusion Day is February 19, 2014. Parents who need to claim an exemption by this date should sign the religious exemption section of the Certificate of Immunization Status before turning this form in to the school.
Beginning on March 1, 2014, parents must receive education about the benefits and risks of vaccines before signing an exemption. Parents can receive education in one of two ways:
1. Talk to a healthcare provider.
2. View an online vaccine education module. The link to the module will be posted on Oregon Immunization Program’s website on March 1, 2014.
Please visit Oregon Immunization Program’s website for more information about school vaccine requirements at: http://1.usa.gov/OregonSchool, or talk to your healthcare provider.
Posted: Jan 22, 2014
Coos Bay Public Schools is beginning the review process of Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education courses and invites interested parents, teachers, school administrators, community representatives and persons from the medical community to review the current curriculum content. You can review the policy at the following link: http://policy.osba.org/coosbay/I/IGAEB%20G1.PDF
The curriculum will be available for review April 14th – 28th at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave. during regular business hours. A committee will be created to review the curriculum content in accordance with new scientific information and effective education strategies.
There are two ways you can be involved – stop by to review the curriculum and list your suggestions and/or volunteer to be on the committee that takes those suggestions and evaluates the content of the curriculum.
For more information, please contact Denese Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-267-1318.