|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
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.
During the past two weeks our students have experienced a variety of safety lessons. This week we offer a special thanks to the Coos Bay Fire Department for their presentations on fire safety. The Fire trucks were a popular feature for many of our students.
Our first fire drill was held last week. Students listened to what the warning bell sounds like and practiced exiting their classrooms and the school safely. Please assure your young children that we practice so that we know how to be safe, not that fires are actually happening. And don’t forget to take this opportunity to discuss your home fire safety plan with your student. Make sure they know how to exit all the rooms in their home to get outside.
Bus safety lessons have also been presented. Please review with your child the importance of being seated with their back to the back of the seat and their bottom on the seat. Moving, standing and turning around decreases the safety of their ride and is not permitted. Your children have experience with seat belts when in a car, they need to develop self-control when seated without restraints. This can be a challenge. Your discussion can help them understand their part in being safe and seated at all times until the bus stops.
Next week we will participate in the Great Shake Out on Thursday, Oct. 15. Students will be instructed in what safety precautions to take during an earthquake and practice an exit drill. We will not be making our tsunami warning trek up the hill until later in the year. Again, this a great opportunity for you to review your family’s preparedness and disaster plan should an earthquake hit our area.
The last safety drill on our agenda will include a lock-down. We refer to these drills as a security drill and emphasize not frightening the students while stressing the importance of following adult directions. We want all of our students to feel safe and not panic should an emergency arise.
Tomorrow, Friday, October 9th, is a no school day for students and a state wide in-service day for staff. School employees may participate in classes or attend conferences that offer professional learning opportunities. Fans of Skippyjon Jones can meet author Judy Schachner at the Coos Bay Public Library tomorrow at 11:00 a.m. for some fun learning of their own.
Enjoy your 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