James Madison Middle School - A community of involved citizens that empowers all students and prepares them for success in a changing world!

General Info

ATTENDANCE LINE: 541-790-4343

OFFICE HOURS: 8:00am-4:00pm

CLASSES: 9:00am-3:35pm

(Early Release every Friday at 2:35pm)

PHONE: 541-790-4300  FAX: 541-790-4320


Volunteers & Visitors

4J schools use a school sign-in program called HelpCounter. All volunteers and visitors must sign in on a computer at our front counter. You can also go to this site on your own computer and sign up to volunteer and/or fill out your volunteer paperwork. Click on this link if you would like to update your info or fill out the volunteer forms: http://helpcounter.net/eugene

Incoming 6th Graders

Newer 4J policy: ALL incoming 6th graders will need to fill out a new enrollment packet! We will send it out via email (in August), along with a letter of explanation, and it will also be available at our Fee & Schedule night in late August or early September. Stay tuned!

Friday: May 24, 2019

Dear Madison families,

Last night several alert parents notified us of a nonspecific but potentially threatening post regarding “MMS” spreading on social media. We take all potential safety concerns very seriously, and immediately alerted police.

Overnight, Eugene Police investigated, identified and located the student who posted the concerning message and cited them for disorderly conduct.

Our Eugene Police School Resource Officers will have an increased presence at school today to provide reassurance of safety for families. We appreciate their partnership and support.

School safety is of the utmost importance to us. Making any threat to the safety of our students and staff is no joke—it is a serious matter that is against the law as well as school rules.

Please continue to talk with your students about school safety and how essential it is for them to come forward immediately if they ever have information about any threat or possible threat of violence, even if they are not sure it is credible. Such information should be reported to school staff or to police right away. You can contact the school administration, call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111, or report a tip anonymously at safeoregon.com or 1-844-4SAFE-OR.

Many thanks for your support and the work the work of the Eugene PD.

Peter Barsotti

Nonspecific but Potentially Threatening Post on Social Media

Police are investigating a nonspecific but potentially threatening post spreading on social media tonight regarding “MMS,” possibly related to Madison. We take all potential threats to safety very seriously, and immediately alerted Eugene Police when this post was brought to our attention tonight.

Anyone with knowledge about the source of this post or other additional information is asked to call the Eugene Police non-emergency line at 541-682-5111.

We appreciate anyone who reports any issue of concern, even if you’re not sure it is a legitimate threat, so it can be investigated and precautions can be taken for our students’ safety.

We will update this post when there is further information.

School Choice Events

In Eugene School District 4J, our school choice policy is that students may request to enroll in any 4J school. School choice requests are accepted in an order determined by lottery.

School choice in January: School choice tours and meetings will be scheduled in the month of January. To be included in the annual school choice lottery, 4J residents must apply between January 1 and January 31. This deadline changed last year to be earlier than in previous years. Non-district residents must apply for an inter-district transfer between March 1 and March 31 to be included in the school placement lottery.

Who needs to apply: All students who wish to enroll in a school other than their neighborhood school must submit an application. This includes incoming siblings of current students, students who have moved out of our school neighborhood or the district and want to remain enrolled next year, eighth grade students who want to enroll in the International High School program, or a middleschool other than their neighborhood school, and non-residents who enrolled this year on a one year inter-district transfer. Their enrollment is not automatic.

Who does not need to apply: If your student is already enrolled in our school on an in-district school choice transfer and has not moved out of the district, or is already enrolled on a multi-year “open enrollment” transfer, you do not need to reapply to continue attending our school next year.

Come see our schools: If you or any of your friends are interested in exploring your school choice options, please invite them to come learn more about our wonderful school at Madison’s school choice events in January:

Weds., Jan. 16: Talk n’ Tour at 2:00pm
Thurs., Jan. 17: Talk n’ Tour at 5:30pm

Fri., Jan. 18: Talk n’ Tour at 9:30am

Winter Weather Reminder

When winter weather arrives, schools may be closed or delayed or buses may use snow routes. These decisions are made by the district early in the morning and are the same for every 4J school.

Snow day notifications: Our school district communicates any decision to change school or bus schedules as quickly as possible in several ways, all well before 6:30 a.m.

No news = No change. If schools and buses are on their regular schedule, there will NOT be an announcement.

School schedule:

School Closure = No school for students. Decision about afternoon/evening activities will be made by noon.

 Two-Hour Delay: School starts two hours late and ends at the usual school dismissal time. If a delay occurs on an early release Friday, school will still be dismissed at the early release time.

Snow Routes: The North Region does not have snow routes!

Parent Choice: Please consider the road conditions in your own area in making your decision about school attendance, and notify the school if your student will be staying home. Parents’ decisions about absences for weather-related safety reasons will be honored.

For more information, please see www.4j.lane.edu/weather.

Clima de invierno: Información de días de nieve

Cuando hay mal tiempo en el invierno, las escuelas pueden cerrar o comenzar tarde y los autobuses pueden utilizar las rutas de nieve. Estas decisiones se toman para el distrito entero y aplican a todas las escuelas de Eugene 4J.

Notificaciones de día de nieve: Nuestro distrito escolar comunicará cualquier cambio de horario de jornada escolar o rutas de autobuses lo mas pronto posible de varias maneras, siempre antes de las 6:30 a.m.

Ninguna notificación = Ningún cambio. Si no hay ningún cambio de horario o de rutas de autobuses, NO habrá ningún anuncio.

Horario de clases:

Cierre de escuela (“Schools Closed”) = Los alumnos no asistirán a la escuela. Decisiones sobre actividades extracurriculares se tomarán antes del mediodía.

Retraso de dos horas (“Two-Hour Delay”): Las clases comenzarán dos horas mas tarde y terminarán a la hora normal en un día escolar regular.  Si el retraso ocurre en un viernes, los estudiantes saldrán a la hora de salida temprana.

Rutas de nieve (“Snow Routes”): Madison no tiene ningún ruta de nieve.

Opción de los padres (“Parent Choice”): Por favor considere las condiciones de las carreteras donde vive al tomar la decisión de mandar o no a su estudiante a la escuela. Notifique a la escuela si su estudiante no asistirá a clases. Las decisiones de los padres sobre la ausencia de sus estudiantes por razones de seguridad en el clima inclemente serán respetadas.

Podrá encontrar más información en inglés en el sitio web www.4j.lane.edu/weather.