Dear Madison families,
I am eager to welcome you to the 2021-2022 school year. I look forward to the opportunity to work with you all in my first year as principal at Madison School. For fifteen years I taught kindergarten in the Coos Bay School District and for the last two years I have been an elementary assistant principal.
The past year and a half presented us with many challenges. Despite the stressors put on families, teachers, and students, we continued to see students make academic gains, mature, and develop perseverance. Our technology skills and communication improved beyond imagination and we learned to be more creative, flexible, and appreciative. We are thrilled to welcome Madison students back to full time school in September, while also offering an online option for our students.
We will host a Kickoff Week September 7-10 to bring students, families, and teachers together to discuss the upcoming school year. This meeting will provide an important opportunity for you and your child to meet with their teacher. Teachers will speak with you about your child’s social-emotional needs, your needs as family members, review curriculum, along with other topics. Teachers will work with your child on some academic tasks during this time to better understand the needs of your learner. We will be practicing social distancing during these conferences, and all COVID-19 protocols will be in place to ensure safety. Your child’s teacher will be contacting you during the last week of August to schedule these conferences.
If you have driven by Madison school lately, you probably noticed the construction project currently underway. During the 2021-2022 school year, Madison School will be housed on the Blossom Gulch campus while our school undergoes extensive renovations. We will keep you updated throughout the year on this project. Due to the move and pandemic, some of our routines and procedures will be modified. As guidelines change, we will be flexible in adapting them and proactive in communicating this information to you. As always, please contact me if you have questions and concerns. I will always do my best to assist you.
I am beyond thrilled that our students are all returning in person and can’t wait to see the progress they make during the 21-22 school year. Thank you for your part in this learning community. I’m looking forward to another wonderful school year!