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Phones at Madison

Hello Madison Families,
Middle school students are a social bunch! Please partner with us to reduce temptations and distractions of texts, calls and social media! This year we are asking students to leave phones and personal devices off and in their lockers during the school day (8:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.). Every classroom has a phone, and we will get emergency messages to your child at the Madison number: 541-790-4300. Additionally, there is a phone in the office designated as a “student-use” phone. Students may ask to use the phone before, during passing time, at lunch, or after school (or with a pass from their teacher, if there’s an urgent need).
As always, if your student feels sick, has appointments, or must leave school, we ask that they call from the office and follow the check-out procedures. This helps us to keep track of who is in the building, and to ensure safety.
We appreciate all of our Madison families, and the support it takes for a successful middle school experience!

Last Minute Reminders:

  1. Go into SchoolPay and create your family account. You should do this even if you are not using debit/credit to pay. This will allow you to track any purchases that you (or someone else) makes for your student. Note: almost all 4J schools are now using SchoolPay, so if you have students in multiple schools, you will only have to create an account once,  for all your students!
  2. Fee and Schedule Night is almost here, on Tuesday, Sept. 4, with 6th graders from 4-5:30, and 7th/8th graders from 5:30-7. Pay fees, get schedules and info, eat ice cream…see you there!
  3. If you have a 7th or 8th grader who is new to Madison this year, there will be an orientation just for them, on Wednesday, Sept. 5 at 2:00pm!
  4. We can’t wait to see you all…woohoo!!!

Free Breakfast!

Due to a miscommunication from Nutrition Services, the newsletter says there will be no free breakfast for all students this year. Newsflash: there WILL be free breakfast for ALL Madison students this year…woohoo!!

Back-to-School Newsletter

Here it is folks, for your reading pleasure: BTS 2018

A hard copy will still be mailed out in a week or two, and there will be a couple minor additions, so don’t forget to scan through it when you receive it in the mail! Note: if you hover over pictures and “blue” words, there are lots of links that will take you directly to important pages!

SchoolPay is Here!!

Our new payment system is up and running! Click on this link, and set up your account by clicking on “Create an Account”. If you enter your debit or credit card info (this is a highly protected safe site), you will be able to pay for anything, at any time, including any fees, yearbooks, activity cards, PE shirts, field trips, track, etc. You will even be able to make River Walk donations and “sign” field trip permission forms!

If you prefer to pay in person, we will still have our usual Fee & Schedule Night, but the payment lines may look a bit different and should be easier (and hopefully quicker) to get through! You can also pay online beforehand and then come on down to get schedules, check out your lockers (6th graders only), pick up important forms, and have some ice cream! This year’s Fee & Schedule Night will take place on one day only, Tuesday, Sept. 4, with 6th graders coming from 4:00-5:30, and 7th/8th graders coming from 5:30-7:00.

New to Madison: SchoolPay

Starting in August, we will have a new system for all school related payments and it’s AWESOME! It’s called SchoolPay and you will love it. Families will be able to pay for school fees, field trips, Madison gear, and even “sign” permission for school field trips. Each family can set up their own account, and you will be able to go in and pay on your computer or phone …you can even have your receipts emailed to you! Of course, we will still take cash, checks, and cards in the office. More info coming later…🎉

Mentor Opportunity!

Mentor Coordinator Needed: The Eugene Middle School Lunchtime Mentor Program, which pairs caring, responsible adults in the community with middle schoolers who need extra support, seeks a mentor coordinator at Madison Middle School for the 2018-19 school year. The coordinator position is volunteer and takes about 2-4 hours a week. Coordinators must be able to commit to being at Madison one day a week (currently Tuesdays) during lunch periods and must be organized, caring, and responsible. There is some additional work from home via computer as well as interaction with the school counselor and other school staff. Training is provided and the coordinator must pass a criminal background check. If you are interested, please contact Anne at eugenementoring@gmail.com.