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October 2018

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October Conferences: 10/24 from 4-8pm and 10/25 from 8-7pm. There is no school on 10/24, 10/25, and 1/26

Class Dojo

What is ClassDojo?

ClassDojo is a communication app for the classroom. It connects teachers, parents, and students who use it to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. They use ClassDojo to work together as a team, share in the classroom experience, and bring big ideas to life in their classrooms and homes Let’s get connected! 3 easy steps

  1. Download the app
  2. Sign up as a parent
  3. Enter your code!

How is Class Dojo used?

As a teacher, I will…

  • Post announcements, updates, and reminders
  • Share photos and videos of classroom activities
  • Send private messages to keep you in the loop Students will…
  • Share classwork on their own digital portfolio
  • Only family members will be able to view their work

Families will…

  • Like or comment on class photos and videos
  • Leave encouraging feedback on Portfolios posts What do families see? You’ll see the Story of our classroom:
  • Photos and videos from class
  • Important updates and announcements
  • Your child’s digital portfolio
  • Private messaging between the two of us
  • Translate any message or Class Story post into your preferred language

School Hours

Adult supervision is provided on school grounds from 8:05 a.m. until the first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students should not be arriving at school earlier than 8:05 a.m. unless they are participating in a special activity (i.e. Safety Patrol, Student Council, etc.) Students should leave school and playground when dismissed at 3:08 p.m. or go immediately to after school activities.

  • 8:05 Student drop-off
  • 8:15 Students enter (upon bell)
  • 8:20 School day begins Breakfast in Classroom
  • 1:35-1:50 All School Recess
  • 3:08 Students dismissed

Lunch Schedule Students will have a 15 minute lunch immediately followed by a 15 minute recess.

  • 10:55-11:35– Kindergarten
  • 11:35-11:50– Kindergarten Recess
  • 11:00-11:35– 1st Grade
  • 11:30-12:05– 2nd and 3rd
  • 12:00-12:35– 4th and 5th

Visitors

Any time you enter the building you must sign in at the office and wear a visitor sicker.

Do Not Enter Please do not enter the parking lot between 7:30-8:30 and 2:30-3:30. This ensures the safety of our students and staff. The parking lot is Staff parking only. Our Basic’s Program families need to sign in their child and are allowed to drive into the parking lot during those hours. Let all help to keep our students and staff safe.


10 Things You Need To Know

Need more information? It’s probably on our website in Madison’s 10 Things You Need to Know. Also, feel even more engaged in your child’s school by checking out our district-wide Elementary Parent Handbook.

Stay Connected There are several ways for you to stay connected with Madison events:

1. Visit the Madison Website for current events, staff contact info, calendar, newsletter and much information. Our page is part of the School District of Janesville website which all even more valuable information.

2. View the Madison Calendar on the website. Events are added as soon as we schedule them, so you can plan ahead. You can even add this Google calendar to your own set of calendars and set reminders for yourself.

3. Share your email address and phone number(s) with us and set your preferences through Infinite Campus to receive general notifications via email and phone.. Lincoln staff as well as district level staff send periodic messages regarding featured events and opportunities.

4. Like us on Facebook. We often send out reminders of events and share photos and highlights of activities at school.


Infinite Campus Parent Portal

You can access much information on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, such as your child’s attendance and grades. You can keep your contact information current, update your emergency contacts, and pay fees. Here’s instructions to a few specific tasks. Click links below.

Managing Family Member Information

Managing Preferences

Managing Payment Information

Making an Online Payment


Madison Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

Join the Madison PTA. Our PTA puts on amazing events though out the year to help raise money for our school. Meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of every month in the LMC at 5:30. You can also sign up to volunteer to help at the various events.


Upcoming Events

Box Tops For Education Collection Dates: October 1– October 11 You can clip Box Tops for Education from various household and food products then submit them to Madison. We receive ten cents for every label we send in. This will raise a lot of money for our students, so please join in this valuable fundraiser and tell your family and friends!

Officers President Amanda Ladd
Vice President of Fundraisers Sarah Duberstein
Vice President of Membership Stacy Steuer
Secretary Brandy Pena
Treasurer Karen Andersen 

October

  •  3rd~ Picture Day
  • 10th~ Popcorn Day
  • 15th~ Meeting in LMC 5:30 pm
  • 16th~ Culver’s Scoopie Night 4-8
  • 29th~ Family Fun Night 5:30-6:30

Volunteering: do good, feel good

We welcome all volunteers! Please make sure that you fill out a District Volunteer Application. You must have an approved volunteer form on file before you can volunteer at the school for any events, PTA and/or Classroom.


Dear Energy Bus Families,

Welcome to Year 2 of The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey (EBSLJ)!

Our mission is to inspire and develop leaders (students and educators) who positively impact schools, families, communities and the world!

The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey is a multi-year approach to creating and sustaining a positive school culture through shared leadership. Shared leadership takes into account that every person in the school community is a leader, even students as young as 4 and 5 years of age. We define leadership as the ability to take personal responsibility for your actions and stopping to think about outcomes prior to reacting to challenging situations. We believe that engaging our students in these valuable principles early in life will support their social, emotional, and academic goals.

This year we would like for you, our families, to take a more active role in helping your school sustain a positive culture. Last year, your school was introduced to the 7 principles that are at the core of everything that we do. They learned how to apply these principles in their personal life as well as in the school and classrooms.

In Year 2, we will continue to reinforce the 7 principles, introducing one principle per month and using these principles as our common language that will guide our behaviors and attitudes. This year we will strengthen student’s voice in using and applying the 7 principles as they dive deeper into understanding how these concepts will help him/her become a better student in their personal and academic lives.

Although our focus this year is Student Leadership, it is important that you, the adults continue to practice and model these behaviors for our students as they watch you grow in your leadership. This year teachers and staff will engage in activities that will help them support student leadership in school as well as the classrooms.


The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey

Twitter: @EnergyBusSchool

website: www.energybusschools.com

As an Energy Bus School, our families are also invited to embrace and practice 7 principles:

Principle 1: You’re the Driver – reinforces taking personal responsibility for your actions, not blaming or complaining, but feeling empowered to take risk and make the necessary changes to get the results you desire.

Principle 2: Create a positive vision- teaches the importance of setting positive personal and academic goals as they become active participants in the learning process.

Principle 3: Drive with purpose –students discover their unique talents and how they can use these gifts to determine their purpose.

Principle 4: Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy- reveals ways to become a more positive person while learning how your behavior can impact everyone in the learning community.

Principle 5: Transform negativity – look at ways to turn challenges into great opportunities for learning and growth.

Principle 6: LOVE your passengers – seeing the true gift in every person we meet as we find ways to serve our school and our community.

Principle 7: Enjoy the Ride! – reinforces the importance of living a happy and healthy life.

Each month, students will be introduced to one principle. This will provide time to learn, practice, and apply each principle in school and in their homes. Parents and guardians are also a part of this journey, and are invited to help reinforce the principles by:

Discussing the principle of the month with your child and ways they’ve demonstrated it at home and in school.

Reading The Energy Bus for Kids book or The Energy Bus 10 Rules to Fuel Your Life, Work, and Team with Positive Energy by Jon Gordon with your child at home.

Embracing the 7 principles in the home environment and talking about ways it applies to you in your work and life.

Meeting with your child’s teacher(s) and administrators to discuss ways you can partner with the class or the school on this rewarding journey.

We are excited about our journey together and look forward to partnering with you and your family as we develop ways to create and sustain a positive school culture.

Sending positive energy your way for a wonderful school year, Niki Spears Co-Founder


School wide Title I Program Notice

As a school with a low-income rate of 71%, Madison School receives federal Title I funds to support the learning of all students through a Schoolwide Title I Program. Schoolwide programs serve all children in a school. All staff, resources, and classes are part of the overall schoolwide program. The purpose is to ensure all students, including those most in need, are positioned to meet the state's challenging academic standards. Schoolwide Title I schools annually complete a needs assessment to identify the school’s strengths and areas for improvement in student achievement, develop strategies and actions steps to address how the goals identified will be achieved, and evaluates and updates the plan as needed.

Schoolwide Title I schools are required to engage parents and families in the Title I planning and evaluation process as well as provide opportunities for parents and families to engage in supporting their child’s education. Copies of the Schoolwide Title I Plan and the Title I Parent and Family Engagement Policy are available upon request. Please contact the school secretary at 608-743-6806 or vcarpenter@janesville.k12.wi.us to request a copy. 


Kindergarten Enrollment 2019-2020 School Year

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office.  You may enroll anytime during the two week period. 

Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14      
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M/W/F both weeks
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m  Tuesday, December 4, 2018
7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m  Thursday, December 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday, December 6, 2018
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2018

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation.  When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center.  If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame. 

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on. 

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.  The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019.  Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.


Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. 

The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4, 2019 – April 30, 2019.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 4, 2019 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 4th will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 4th but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.  

 Request for School Transfer/Placement (Intra District Transfers) within the School District of Janesville Attendance Areas

Due to Move:

If you move within the School District of Janesville during the school year and wish to remain at your current school, please ask the school office for a Request to Remain in Current School Following Move to New Attendance Area Form (blue).  Complete the form and return it to the school office.

Due to Parent Choice:

If you wish to apply to have your student transferred/placed in another school within the district next school year (2019-2020), please ask the school office for a School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow).  Completed forms will be accepted from December 1 through December 15, 2018 only.  Submit your Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District Form (yellow) to your home school attendance area office.    Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/ Placement Within the School District will be notified of approval or disapproval by January 15, 2019.  Parents applying for a Request for School Transfer/Placement Within the School District for incoming Kindergarten students will be notified of approval or non-approval after they have enrolled their child during the Kindergarten Enrollment period with the New Student Enrollment Office.  If you have questions, please contact the school office of your home school attendance area.


Open Enrollment or Public School Choice

If during the school year, you move outside the School District of Janesville and you wish to remain at your current school please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152 and request a tuition waiver form within two weeks of your move.  This will allow you to be eligible to attend your current school for the remainder of the current year tuition free.  To continue attending the School District of Janesville after the 2018-2019 school year, you will also need to complete an open enrollment application.  Application instructions are provided to the School District of Janesville by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and should be available by late January 2019.  This year applications will be accepted February 4 – April 30, 2019. 

If you have questions regarding Open Enrollment or Public School Choice, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 608-743-5152. 


MOVING???

If you will be moving from your current home address please contact the Franklin Middle school office at 608-743-6000 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 608-743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 608-743-5072 or 608-743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

November-December 2018

Winter Attire

K-3 Graders

Have to have snow pants and boots to play in the snow. If they do not have snow pants and boots they must stay on the blacktop.

4-5 Graders

It is their choice whether or not they wear snow pants and boots, however they will not be allowed to get a change of clothes.

School attendance is important. The State of Wisconsin allows parents to excuse their student from school up to ten days. If your student has missed school because of a medical, dental, therapy, or counseling appointment of any type, please bring documentation from the appointment as these appointments do not count against student attendance.

No Animals Please remember…Janesville City ordinance forbids dogs, cats, horses or other animals from being on playgrounds or school grounds. Please keep your pets at home or in the car when you drop off or pick up your child.

School Hours

Adult supervision is provided on school grounds from 8:05 a.m. until the first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students should not be arriving at school earlier than 8:05 a.m. unless they are participating in a special activity (i.e. Safety Patrol, Student Council, etc.)

Students should leave school and playground when dismissed at 3:08 p.m. or go immediately to after school activities.

8:05 Student drop-off

8:15 Students enter (upon bell)

8:20 School day begins 

Breakfast in Classroom

1:35-1:50 All School Recess

3:08 Students dismissed

Upcoming Non School Days

November

21st~ Teacher Work Day No School for Students

22-23~ Thanksgiving Break

December

24~ Winter Break Begins

January

2nd~ School Resumes

Lunch Schedule

Students will have a 15 minute lunch immediately followed by a 15 minute recess.

10:55-11:35– Kindergarten

11:35-11:50– Kindergarten Recess

11:00-11:35– 1st Grade

11:30-12:05– 2nd and 3rd

12:00-12:35– 4th and 5th

Visitors

Any time that you are going to be in the building you must sign in the office and obtain a visitor badge. Please remember that before school and after school staff may be in meetings and will be unavailable to speak with you. Please email, Dojo or call them to schedule a time to meet.

Picking Up a Student

If you need to pick up your child up early from school, please make sure that you send a note or call the school. All students need to be signed out by an adult in the office. If your child is not in the office when you arrive, office staff will call them out of the classroom. Please do not go to the classroom to pick up the student.

We welcome all volunteers! Please make sure that you fill out a District Volunteer Application. You must have an approved volunteer form on file before you can volunteer at the school for any events, PTA and/or Classroom.

The volunteer form is now available to fill out online.  This will allow for a faster turnaround.

 

https://www.janesville.k12.wi.us/community/volunteer

Spring Sing Schedule

Save the Date: Friday, March 15th

8:45~ Kindergarten

10:45~ 1st Grade

12:15~ 2nd Grade

1:15~ 4th Grade

2:15~ 5th Grade

Upcoming Energy Bus Principles

November~ Drive with Purpose

December~ Fuel Your Ride with Positive Energy

Upcoming PTA Events

November:

7th~ Picture Retake Day

14th~ Popcorn Day ( 3rd Grade Promote)

19th~ PTA Meeting in LMC 5:30-6:30

December:

5th~Culver’s Scoopie Night 4:00-8:00pm

12th~ Popcorn Day ( 2nd Grade Promote)

17th~ PTA Meeting in LMC 5:30-6:30

20th~ Winter Frolic 5:30-7:00pm

 

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF JANESVILLE
ANNUAL NOTICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION REFERRAL AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

Upon request, the School District of Janesville is required to evaluate a child for eligibility for special education services.  A request for evaluation is known as a referral.  When the district receives a referral, the district will appoint an Individualized Education Program (IEP) team to determine if the child has a disability, and if the child needs special education services. The district locates, identifies, and evaluates all children with disabilities who are enrolled by their parents in private (including religious) schools, elementary schools and secondary schools located in the school district.

A physician, nurse, psychologist, social worker, or administrator of a social agency who reasonably believes a child brought to him or her for services is a child with a disability has a legal duty to refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.  Before referring the child, the person making the referral must inform the child's parent that the referral will be made.

Others, including parents, who reasonably believe a child is a child with a disability may also refer the child, including a homeless child, to the school district in which the child resides.

Referrals must be in writing and include the reason why the person believes the child is a child with a disability.  A referral may be made by contacting Ms. Kimberli Peerenboom, Director of Pupil Services, School District of Janesville, at 608-743-5061, or by writing her at 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI, 53548.

DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE JANESVILLE
AVISO ANUAL DE RECOMENDACIÓN PARA EDUCACIÓN ESPECIAL Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE EVALUACIÓN

 

A solicitud, Distrito Escolar de Janesville está obligado a evaluar a un menor para determinar si éste requiere servicios de educación especial. Se conoce como recomendación a una solicitud de evaluación. Cuando el distrito recibe una recomendación, el distrito designará un equipo de Programa Individualizado de Educación (IEP, por sus siglas en inglés) para determinar si el menor tiene una discapacidad, y si el menor necesita servicios de educación especial. El distrito ubica, identifica, y evalúa a todos los menores con discapacidades que son matriculados por sus padres en escuelas privadas (incluyendo religiosas), escuelas primarias y escuelas secundarias localizadas en el distrito escolar.

Un médico, enfermera, psicólogo, trabajador social, o administrador de una institución social quien crea razonablemente que un menor que ha sido llevado al mismo para recibir servicios es un menor con discapacidad, tiene el deber legal de recomendar a este menor, incluso si es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor. Antes de recomendar al menor, la persona que hace la recomendación debe informar a sus padres que se hará dicha recomendación.

Otros, incluyendo a los padres, quienes crean razonablemente que algún menor es un menor con discapacidad pueden también recomendar al menor, incluso si es un menor sin hogar, al distrito escolar en el cual vive el menor. 

Las recomendaciones deben hacerse por escrito y deben incluir la razón por la cual la persona cree que el menor es un menor con discapacidad. La recomendación debe hacerse contactando a Kimberli Peerenboom, Director de Educación Especial, Distrito Escolar de Janesville, en el 608-743-5061, o escribiéndole a 527 S. Franklin Street, Janesville, WI, 53548.

School District of Janesville
 CONFIDENTIALITY OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH CHILD FIND ACTIVITIES

 

The School District of Janesville is required to locate, identify, and evaluate all children, with disabilities, including children with disabilities attending private schools in the school district, and homeless children.  The process of locating, identifying, and evaluating children with disabilities is known as child find.  This agency conducts the following child find activities each year in the form of Early Childhood and Speech and Language Developmental Screenings. This notice informs parents of the records the school district will develop and maintain as part of its child find activities.  This notice also informs parents of their rights regarding any records developed.

The school district gathers personally identifiable information on any child who participates in child find activities.  Parents, teachers, and other professionals provide information to the school related to the child’s academic performance, behavior, and health.  This information is used to determine whether the child needs special education services.  Personally identifiable information directly related to a child and maintained by the school is a pupil record. Pupil records include records maintained in any way including, but not limited to, computer storage media, video and audiotape, film, microfilm, and microfiche. Records maintained for personal use by a teacher and not available to others and records available only to persons involved in the psychological treatment of a child are not pupil records.

 The school district maintains several classes of pupil records.

· "Progress records" include grades, courses the child has taken, the child's attendance record, immunization records, required lead screening records, and records of school extra-curricular activities. Progress records must be maintained for at least five years after the child ceases to be enrolled.

· "Behavioral records" include such records as psychological tests, personality evaluations, records of conversations, written statements relating specifically to the pupil's behavior, tests relating specifically to achievement or measurement of ability, physical health records other than immunization and lead screening records, law enforcement officers' records, and other pupil records that are not "progress records." Law enforcement officers' records are maintained separately from other pupil records. Behavioral records may be maintained for no longer than one year after the child graduates or otherwise ceases to be enrolled, unless the parent specifies in writing that the records may be maintained for a longer period of time. The school district informs parents when pupil records are no longer needed to provide special education. At the request of the child's parents, the school district destroys the information that is no longer needed.

· "Directory data" includes the student's name, address, telephone listing, date and place of birth, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, photographs, degrees and awards received, and the name of the school most recently previously attended by the student.

· "Pupil physical health records" include basic health information about a pupil, including the pupil's immunization records, an emergency medical card, a log of first aid and medicine administered to the pupil, an athletic permit card, a record concerning the pupil's ability to participate in an education program, any required lead screening records, the results of any routine screening test, such as for hearing, vision or scoliosis, and any follow-up to the test, and any other basic health information, as determined by the state superintendent. Any pupil record relating to a pupil's physical health that is not a pupil physical health record is treated as a patient health care record under sections 146.81 to 146.84, Wisconsin Statutes. Any pupil record concerning HIV testing is treated as provided under section 252.15, Wisconsin Statutes.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and section 118.125, Wisconsin Statutes, afford parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") the following rights with respect to education records:

The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days of receipt of the request. Parents or eligible students should submit to the school principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the records(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. The school district will comply with the request without unnecessary delay and before any meeting about an individualized education program, or any due process hearing, and in no case more than 45 days after the request has been made. If any record includes information on more than one child, the parents of those children have the right to inspect and review only the information about their child or to be informed of that specific information. Upon request, the school district will give a parent or eligible student a copy of the progress records and a copy of the behavioral records. Upon request, the school district will give the parent or eligible student a list of the types and locations of education records collected, maintained, or used by the district for special education. The school district will respond to reasonable requests for explanations and interpretations of the records. A representative of the parent may inspect and review the records.

· The right to request the amendment of the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students may ask [Name of] School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the district decides not to amend the record, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

· The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student's education records, except to the extent that federal and state law authorize disclosure without consent. The exceptions are stated in 34 CFR 99.31, Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act regulations; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; and section 118.125(2)(a) to (m) and sub. (2m), Wisconsin Statutes. One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosures to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor, or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant, or therapist); or a parent or student serving on an official committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll. Also the district discloses "directory data" without consent, unless the parent notifies the district that it may not be released without prior parental consent.

· The right to file a complaint with the U. S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the District to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

 
DISTRITO ESCOLAR DE JANESVILLE

CONFIDENCIALIDAD DE INFORMACIÓN DE IDENTIFICACIÓN PERSONAL OBTENIDA MEDIANTE ACTIVIDADES DE INTERVENCIÓN TEMPRANA O  “CHILD FIND”

Distrito Escolar de Janesville requiere ubicar, identificar, y evaluar a todos los menores con discapacidades, incluyendo a menores con discapacidades que asisten a escuelas privadas en el distrito escolar, y menores sin hogar. El proceso de ubicar, identificar y evaluar a menores con discapacidades es conocido como intervención temprana o “child find”.  Esta agencia lleva a cabo las siguientes actividades de intervención temprana cada año. Este aviso informa a los padres de los registros que el distrito escolar creará y mantendrá como parte de sus actividades de intervención temprana. Este aviso también informa a los padres de sus derechos sobre cualquier registro creado.

El distrito escolar reúne información de identificación personal de cualquier menor que participa en las actividades de intervención temprana. Los padres, maestros, y otros profesionales proporcionan información a la escuela en relación al desempeño académico, conducta y salud del menor. Esta información es usada para determinar si el menor necesita servicios especiales de educación. La información de identificación personal directamente relacionada con el menor y mantenida por la escuela es un registro de alumno. Los registros de alumno incluyen datos mantenidos en cualquier medio incluyendo, entre otros, medios de almacenamiento informáticos, cintas de video y  audio, película, microfilm, y microficha. Los registros mantenidos para uso personal por un maestro y que no se encuentran disponibles para otros y los registros disponibles sólo para las personas involucradas en el tratamiento psicológico de un menor no son registros de alumno.

 El distrito escolar mantiene diferentes clases de registros de alumno.

· Los "Registros de Progreso" incluyen notas, clases que el menor ha tomado, el registro de asistencia del menor, registros de vacunaciones, registros obligatorios de detección de plomo, y registros de actividades extracurriculares de la escuela. Los registros de progreso deben ser mantenidos por lo menos cinco años después que el menor deje de matricularse.

· Los "Registros de Conducta" incluyen registros como pruebas psicológicas, evaluaciones de personalidad, registros de conversaciones, declaraciones escritas relacionadas específicamente con la conducta del menor, pruebas relacionadas específicamente al logro o medición de la capacidad, registros de salud física aparte de registros de vacunación y detección de plomo, registros de agentes del orden público, y otros registros de estudiante que no sean “registros de progreso.” Los registros de agentes del orden público se mantienen separadamente de otros registros del alumno. Los registros de conducta pueden ser mantenidos por un lapso no mayor de un año después de la graduación del menor o después que el mismo deje de matricularse, a menos que el padre especifique por escrito que los registros pueden ser mantenidos por un periodo de tiempo mayor. El distrito escolar informa a los padres cuando los registros de alumno ya no son necesarios para proporcionar educación especial. A solicitud de los padres del menor, el distrito escolar destruye la información que ya no es necesaria.

· Los "datos de directorio" incluyen el nombre del estudiante, dirección, teléfono listado, fecha y lugar de nacimiento, campo principal de estudios, participación en actividades y deportes oficialmente reconocidos, peso y altura de los miembros de los equipos atléticos, fechas de asistencia, fotografías, grados y premios recibidos, y el nombre de la escuela más reciente a la que haya asistido previamente el estudiante.

· Los "registros de salud física del estudiante" incluyen información básica de salud sobre un alumno, incluyendo los registros de vacunación del alumno, una tarjeta de emergencia médica, un registro de primeros auxilios y medicina administrada al alumno, y una tarjeta de permiso atlético, un registro sobre la capacidad del alumno de participar en un programa de educación, cualquier registro obligatorio de detección de plomo, los resultados de cualquier prueba de detección de rutina, como una prueba de audición, visión o escoliosis, y cualquier seguimiento a dicha prueba, y cualquier otra información básica de salud, como sea determinado por el superintendente del estado. Cualquier registro del alumno relacionado con la salud física del mismo que no sea un registro de salud física del alumno es tratado como un registro

de cuidado de salud del paciente según las secciones 146.81 a 146.84, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin. Cualquier registro del alumno sobre prueba de VIH es tratado como se proporciona en la sección 252.15, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin.

La Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad (FERPA, por sus siglas en inglés), la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA), y la sección 118.125, de los Estatutos de Wisconsin, proporcionan a los padres y a los estudiantes mayores de 18 años ("estudiantes aptos") los siguientes derechos respecto a sus registros de educación:

· El derecho a inspeccionar y revisar los registros de educación del estudiante dentro de los 45 días posteriores a la recepción de  la solicitud. Los padres o los estudiantes aptos deben enviar al director de la escuela [or appropriate school official] una solicitud escrita que identifique el(los) registro(s) que ellos desean inspeccionar. El director puede hacer arreglos para el acceso y notificar al padre o al estudiante apto sobre el momento y lugar donde los registros pueden ser inspeccionados. El distrito escolar cumplirá con la solicitud sin retrasos innecesarios y antes de cualquier reunión sobre un programa educativo individualizado, o cualquier proceso de audiencia pendiente, y de ninguna manera después de cumplirse los 45 días posteriores a la fecha de la solicitud. Si cualquier registro incluye información sobre más de un menor, los padres de dichos menores tienen derecho a inspeccionar y revisar sólo la información sobre su niño o a ser notificados sobre esa información específica. A solicitud, el distrito escolar entregará al padre o al estudiante apto una copia de los registros de progreso y una copia de los registros de conducta. A solicitud, el distrito escolar entregará al padre o al estudiante apto una lista de los tipos y la ubicación de los registros de educación recolectados, mantenidos, o usados por el distrito para educación especial. El distrito escolar responderá a las solicitudes razonables de explicaciones e interpretación de los registros. Un representante del padre puede inspeccionar y revisar los registros.

· El derecho a solicitar la enmienda de los registros de educación que el padre o estudiante apto crea que son incorrectos o engañosos. Los padres o estudiantes aptos pueden pedir que el distrito escolar de [name of school district] corrija un registro que según ellos es incorrecto o engañoso. Ellos deben escribir al director de la escuela, y claramente identificar la parte del registro que desean cambiar, y especificar por qué es incorrecta o engañosa. Si el distrito decide no corregir el registro, el distrito notificará al padre o al estudiante apto de la decisión y el derecho a una audiencia sobre la solicitud de enmienda. Información adicional sobre los procedimientos de audiencia será proporcionada al padre o al estudiante apto cuando se le notifique del derecho a una audiencia.

· El derecho a consentir la divulgación de la información de identificación personal en los registros de educación del estudiante, salvo en la medida que las leyes federal y estatal autoricen la divulgación sin consentimiento. Las excepciones están indicadas en 34 CFR 99.31, reglamentos de la Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad; Sec. 9528, PL107-110, Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás – o ”No Child Left Behind” del 2001;  y la sección 118.125(2)(a) a (m) y sub. (2m), de los Estatutos de Wisconsin. Una excepción que permite la divulgación sin consentimiento es la divulgación a los funcionarios de la escuela con intereses legítimamente educativos. Un funcionario de la escuela es una persona empleada por el distrito como un administrador, supervisor, instructor, o miembro de apoyo del equipo (incluyendo equipo médico o de salud y personal de la unidad de orden público); una persona miembro de la junta directiva de la escuela; una persona o compañía la cual ha sido contratada por el distrito para realizar una tarea especial (como por ejemplo un abogado, auditor, consultor médico, o terapeuta); o un padre o estudiante miembro de un comité oficial, como por ejemplo un comité disciplinario o de agravios, o que ayuda a otro funcionario de la escuela a desarrollar sus labores. Un funcionario de la escuela tiene un interés legitimamente educativo si éste necesita revisar un registro educativo para cumplir con su responsabilidad profesional. A solicitud, el distrito divulga los registros educativos sin consentimiento a los funcionarios de otro distrito escolar en el cual un estudiante busca o pretende matricularse. También, el distrito divulga "datos de directorio" sin consentimiento, a no ser que el padre notifique al distrito que estos no pueden ser divulgados sin previo permiso de los padres.

· El derecho a presentar una queja con el Departamento de Educación de los E.U. sobre presuntas fallas del distrito en el cumplimiento de la Ley FERPA. El nombre y dirección de la Oficina que administra la Ley de Derechos Educativos de la Familia y la Confidencialidad  o FERPA es: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20202-4605.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January- February 2019

Dear Madison School Families:

Thank you to all the families who participate in our Madison Reads program again this year.  It is a wonderful opportunity to encourage and share in the love of reading.  We have been fortunate to have so much family involvement in our events and volunteering at school! 

Conferences are just around the corner.  This is a great opportunity for you to collaborate with your child’s teacher to review his or her progress. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 6, and Thursday, March 7, 2019. You will have the same conference time and date as the fall conference.  We will be sending home with reminders of your scheduled time.  We do set the goal of 100% participation.  

Some other important reminders to make sure your child stays safe and makes as much academic and social emotional growth as possible at Madison Elementary are outlined below:

Supervision on the playground before school does not begin until 8:05 a.m.

Please do not enter the parking lot before or after school for all the children’s safety.  The signs have been removed for winter plowing, but the rule is still in place. 

When walking to and from Madison School, please be a good role model and use the cross walk and crossing guard.

During the school day if you would like to come into the building for any reason, please stop by the office and sign in first.

If you have not signed up for Class DOJO, please consider doing so.  It is the best way to stay up to date on events at Madison and how your child is doing.  They are also able to share their work with you through DOJO.

I look forward to seeing you at conferences and feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for your being a wonderful partner is all the children’s achievement at Madison School!

Sincerely:
Stephanie Filter, Principal

Madison School Phone Numbers

Main Office: 743-6800

Attendance Msg. Line: 743-6830

Kindergarten

Fifth Grade

Ms. Duberstien 743-6890

Mrs. Dorry 743-6843

Mrs. Price 743-6893

Mr. Klein 743-6850

Mrs. Schwark 743-6889

Ms. Mungovan 743-6822

First Grade

Mrs. Werner 743-6821

Mrs. Dubois 743-6885

 

Mrs. Marshall 743-6895

Student Services Specialist

Mrs. Sylla 6884

Mrs. Fiore 743-6826

Second Grade

Mrs. Jones 743– 6827

Mrs. Egger 743-6882

Psychologist

Mrs. Ganyard 743-6883

Mrs. Buxton 743-6899

Mrs. Olin 743-6881

Nurse

Third Grade

Mrs. Bakke 743-6812

Ms. Barwick 743-6875

Food Service

Mr. Fritter 743-6874

743-6808

Mrs. Griffith 743-6880

 

Mrs. Morgan 743-6879

 

Fourth Grade

 

Mrs. Benson 743-6840

 

Mrs. Lietz 743-6845

 

Mr. Neuser 743-6844

 

School Hours

Adult supervision is provided on school grounds from 8:05 a.m. until the first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students should not be arriving at school earlier than 8:05 a.m. unless they are participating in a special activity (i.e. Safety Patrol, Student Council, etc.)

Students should leave school and playground when dismissed at 3:08 p.m. or go immediately to after school activities.

  • 8:05 Student drop-off
  • 8:15 Students enter (upon bell)
  • 8:20 School day begins 
  • Breakfast in Classroom
  • 1:35-1:50 All School Recess
  • 3:08 Students dismissed

Upcoming Non School Days

January

  • 21st~ MLK Day
  • 28th~ P4J No School
  • February
  • 11th~ P4J No School

Lunch Menus

We will no longer be printing lunch menus for the whole school. Lunch menus can be viewed on our website.

Lunch Schedule

Students will have a 15 minute lunch immediately followed by a 15 minute recess.

  • 10:55-11:35– Kindergarten
  • 11:35-11:50– Kindergarten Recess
  • 11:00-11:35– 1st Grade
  • 11:30-12:05– 2nd and 3rd
  • 12:00-12:35– 4th and 5th

Visitors

Any time that you are going to be in the building you must sign in the office and obtain a visitor badge. Please remember that before school and after school staff may be in meetings and may be unavailable to speak with you. Please email, Dojo or call them to schedule a time to meet.

Student Safety

Before School:

Please note that supervision before school does not start until 8:05. School staff do not start their day until 7:45. This time is for staff to prepare for the day, attend meetings, etc. and are not able to supervise students.  Please make sure that your student/s are not arriving before 8:05.

After School:

The school day ends at 3:08; all students should be off of school grounds by 3:15. If you are not able to be here by 3:15 please make other arrangements to have your student/s picked up.

We have two after school options available:

1. The Boys and Girls Club. They bus the student from Madison to The Boys and Girls Club. You can contact the Boys and Girls Club at 755-0575 for more information.

2. The YWCA Basics Program. This program is housed on site at Madison. You can contact them at 752-5445 or 755-4743 to see if space is available.

Parking Lot

Please lets all do what we can to keep our students safe. We do not have a stop drop and go in the parking lot at Madison. Please do not enter into the parking lot to drop off your student/s. The only authorized vehicles that are allowed in the parking lot from 7:30-8:30 and 2:30-3:30 are Madison Staff, District Staff, and Buses. Drop off and Pick up for students must be made on the street or on Bond Pl; students can then walk up the sidewalk/or path and then to their outside recess door. After school they can meet their ride at their outside door or walk down the sidewalk/ path. Students will not be let in the front doors before 8:15. There are some exceptions as to why students may be let in the front door. We have students that are in different activities that may meet before school, or students who check-in with staff members.

Classroom Visits

All visitors are asked to talk to the classroom teacher about any intended visits in the classroom during the day. Please give advance notice when requesting to visit a classroom and state the reason for the visit. Please be mindful with asking teachers questions at the beginning of the school day and after school; as teachers are preparing students for the day, leaving,  and or may have meetings. Dojo is an excellent resource for asking your child’s teacher questions. You can also email or call to set up a time to meet with your child’s teacher.

Birthday treats are welcome, please drop them off at the office and office staff will notify the teacher that there are treats for your child’s birthday. They will pick them up when they are able to. If you are wanting to take the treats to the classroom, office staff will call into the classroom to make sure that the teacher is able to accommodate for the quick visit. Please note that the classroom may be in specials, taking a test or something else that will not allow for the interruption.

Spring Sing Schedule

  • Save the Date: Friday, March 15th
  • 8:45~ Kindergarten
  • 10:45~ 1st Grade
  • 12:15~ 2nd Grade
  • 1:15~ 4th Grade
  • 2:15~ 5th Grade
  • Before/After School Activities
  • Student Council
  • January 9~ 3:15
  • February 6~ 3:15
  • K-Kids
  • January 10~3:15
  • February 14th~3:15
  • Girls who Code
  • January 17~ 7:30
  • January 24~ 7:30
  • January 31~ 7:30
  • February 7~7:30
  • February 14~ 7:30
  • February 21~ 7:30
  • February 28~ 7:30
  • K/1 Robotics Club
  • January 17~ 3:15
  • January 24~ 3:15
  • January 31~ 3:15
  • February  7~ 3:15
  • February 21~ 3:15
  • February 28~ 3:15
  • Upcoming Energy Bus Principles
  • January #5 Transform Negativity
  • February #6 Love Your Passengers
  • Upcoming PTA Events
  • January
  • 9th~ Popcorn Day (1st Grade Promote)
  • 14th~ PTA Meeting
  • 15th~ DQ Night
  • February
  • 13th~ Popcorn Day (KG Promote)
  • 18th~ PTA Meeting
  • 20th~ Scoopie Night 4:00pm
  • Public School Open Enrollment Timelines

The State of Wisconsin has announced the application period for open enrollment (also known as public school choice) begins in February for the following school year.  Open Enrollment laws permit children to attend a public school in a school district other than the one in which they live. 

The open enrollment application period for the 2019-2020 school year is from February 4, 2019 – April 30, 2019.  Parents are encouraged to apply on-line at dpi.wi.gov/open-enrollment.  Although on-line application is recommended, paper applications may be obtained from the Department of Public Instruction or any school district after February 4, 2019 and must be delivered (hand-delivery is recommended) to the nonresident school district during the application period. Paper applications to attend Janesville must be submitted to the Open Enrollment Specialist in the New Student Enrollment Office no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 30th (a postmark does not constitute timely submission).  Applications turned in prior to February 4th will be returned as not valid and must be resubmitted after February 4th but before April 30th at 4:00 p.m.

Enrollment in a requested school or program is subject to space and other limitations and is not guaranteed. Transportation is the responsibility of the parent. Habitual truancy may result in recommendation for the student to return to their home district.

Under School District of Janesville board policy, students who attended the district under open enrollment the previous year are not required to reapply for the following school year.

An application is required for each sibling in the family.  For example, if a family has one child in elementary school that has been approved for open enrollment and a new student entering kindergarten next year, the student entering kindergarten must apply for open enrollment in order to attend the School District of Janesville.

Parents will be informed in June whether their open enrollment applications have been approved or denied.  The student’s school or program placement will be provided in June.

If you have questions, please contact the Open Enrollment Specialist at 743-5152.   

Kindergarten Enrollment 2019-2020 School Year 

School District Residents

If you have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and they are not currently enrolled in a School District of Janesville Pre-school for Janesville (P4J) or Early Childhood (EC) program it is time to enroll in the Janesville Public School District.  Enrollment will take place at the Educational Services Center located at 527 S. Franklin St. (administration building) in the New Student Enrollment office.  You may enroll anytime during the two week period. 

  • Weeks of December 3–7 and December 10-14
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.    M/W/F both weeks
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m     Tuesday, December 4, 2018
  • 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m     Thursday, December 13, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

If you cannot attend the enrollment period please come in as soon as possible to enroll after December 14, 2018.  Enrollment in the district is required for participation in orientation.  When you enroll, you will need your child’s birth certificate for proof of age, proof of residency (top portion of a utility bill, or current lease) to determine school assignment, immunization records and photo identification.  If you have questions on general enrollment, please contact the New Student Enrollment office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 during regular office hours, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

Requests for School Transfer/Placement within the School District (yellow forms) for incoming kindergarten students should be submitted through the enrollment process.  Forms are available at all schools, as well as at the Educational Services Center.  If you have questions regarding this process contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The status of requests will be determined by January 15, 2019 if they are turned in by December 14th.  If you have a student currently attending a school under a School Transfer/Placement within the School District, it does not automatically qualify your kindergarten student for attendance at the same school; however, siblings are generally assigned to the same school.  In order for your kindergarten student to attend the same school as a sibling, you must submit a request during the Kindergarten Enrollment time frame. 

If you know of a child in your neighborhood or from community activities that would be entering kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year, please pass this enrollment information on. 

Non-District Residents

If you are a non-resident of the School District of Janesville and have a child turning 5 (five) years old prior to September 1, 2019 and would like your child to attend the School District of Janesville you must also apply for OPEN ENROLLMENT.  The timeline for Open Enrollment is February 4 to April 30, 2019.  Currently open enrolled non-residents in a P4J or EC program do not need to re-apply. If you have questions regarding the Open Enrollment process, please contact Deen Hartley at 743-5152.

 

 

 

 

March-April Parent Newsletter

Dear Madison School Families:

Welcome to the Third Trimester of school. We have a lot of learning and activities going on during the Third Trimester.

¨ Year Book Orders are due March 18th

¨ Terrific Tuesdays March 12th~ Decade Day and April 9th~ Holiday Day

¨ Monkey in the Middle Assembly on March 26th

¨ 5th Grade Classes will be visiting BizTown on March 28th.

Spring Break is April 15th– 19th

We will make up the following days of school from when we had our snow days:

Wednesday, March 6th

Monday, April 22nd

Friday, May 24th

These days were originally no school days for students, but since we used more snow days than we had in reserve these days will now be student contact days.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for your being a wonderful partner is all the children’s achievement at Madison School!

Sincerely:

Stephanie Filter, Principal

Upcoming Events

Conferences

Conferences will be held on March 6th from 4–8 and March 7th from 8-7

March

12~ Terrific Tuesday~ Decade Day

13~ Popcorn Day (Special Ed/ Title 1 Promote)

14~ 4th Grade ~ National Ag Day Author Visit

15~ Spring Sings

18~ Yearbook Orders Due

22~ 4th & 5th Grade MASH Program at Franklin

26~ Monkey in the Middle Assembly

28~ 5th Grade Field Trip to Biz Town

April~ Earth Awareness Month

9~ Terrific Tuesday~ Holiday Day

10~ Popcorn Day ( Speech, P4J Promote)

25~ Kindergarten Orientation

Upcoming Non School Days

March

1st No School~ Teacher Work Day

7th~ No School Conferences 8-7

8th~ No School

April

8th P4J No School

15th-19th~ Spring Break

Spring Sing Schedule

Save the Date: Friday, March 15th

8:45~ Kindergarten

9:45~ 1st Grade

10:45~ 2nd Grade

12:15~ 3rd Grade

1:15~ 4th Grade

2:15~ 5th Grade

Upcoming PTA Events

March 18~ PTA Meeting~ 5:30 LMC

April 3~ Culver’s Scoopie Night~ 4-8

April 8~ PTA Meeting~ 5:30 LMC

Before and Afterschool

Student Council

3:15-4:00

March

13th

April

10th

K-Kids

3:15-4:00

March

14th

April

11th

Girls Who Code

7:30-8:15

March

14th

21th

28th

April

4th

11th

Upcoming Energy Bus Principles

March

#7 Enjoy the Ride

School Hours

Adult supervision is provided on school grounds from 8:05 a.m. until the first bell rings at 8:15 a.m. Students should not be arriving at school earlier than 8:05 a.m. unless they are participating in a special activity (i.e. Safety Patrol, Student Council, etc.)

Students should leave school and playground when dismissed at 3:08 p.m. or go immediately to after school activities.

8:05 Student drop-off

8:15 Students enter (upon bell)

8:20 School day begins 

Breakfast in Classroom

1:35-1:50 All School Recess

3:08 Students dismissed

Please call the main line (743-6800) for student messages, students leaving early, or any questions.

The attendance line (743-6830) is a message only line. If your student is going to be absent or tardy please call this number and leave a message. Please do not leave messages for students or early pick ups, as this line is checked in the mornings only.

Lunch Schedule

Students will have a 15 minute lunch immediately followed by a 15 minute recess.

10:55-11:35– Kindergarten

11:35-11:50– Kindergarten Recess

11:00-11:35– 1st Grade

11:30-12:05– 2nd and 3rd

12:00-12:35– 4th and 5th

Visitors

Any time that you are going to be in the building you must sign in the office and obtain a visitor badge. Please remember that before school and after school staff may be in meetings and may be unavailable to speak with you. Please email, Dojo or call them to schedule a time to meet.

Parking Lot/Student Safety

Please lets all do what we can to keep our students safe. We do not have a stop drop and go in the parking lot at Madison. Please do not enter into the parking lot to drop off your student/s. The only authorized vehicles that are allowed in the parking lot from 7:30-8:30 and 2:30-3:30 are Madison Staff, District Staff, and Buses. Drop off and Pick up for students must be made on the street or on Bond Pl; students can then walk up the sidewalk/or path and then to their outside recess door. Afterschool they can meet their ride at their outside door or walk down the sidewalk/path. Students will not be let in the front doors before 8:15. There are some exceptions as to why students may be let in the front door. We have students that are in different activities that may meet before school, or students who check-in with staff members.

All of our curbs are painted yellow; there is no parking on the yellow curb. In front of the school is for our buses to park to pick drop off/ up students.  All other yellow curbs are no parking to make sure that the buses have enough room to enter the parking lot.

MOVING???

If you will be moving from your current home address please contact Madison Elementary school office at 743-6800 as soon as possible to determine what paperwork you will need to fill out for your child to continue attending his/her current school.  Please note: if you are moving to an address outside the School District of Janesville in most cases your child is eligible to continue attending the School District of Janesville as long as you complete the appropriate paperwork within the required timeline.

If you have any questions about school placement for a particular address please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152.  The New Student Enrollment Office is open year round.

If you are the parent of an elementary student and will be moving over the summer months when the elementary schools are closed, please contact Open Enrollment Specialist Deen Hartley at 743-5152 or the New Student Enrollment Office at 743-5072 or 743-5153 to complete the appropriate paperwork.

Spanish Version

¿SE VA A MUDAR?

Si piensa cambiarse de su dirección actual, por favor comuníquese con la oficina de la escuela Madison al 743-6800 lo más pronto posible para determinar que papeleo tendrá que llenar para que su hijo(a) siga asistiendo a su escuela actual.  Por favor note: si está mudándose a una dirección fuera del Distrito Escolar de Janesville, en la mayoría de los casos su hijo(a) es elegible para continuar asistiendo al Distrito Escolar de Janesville, siempre y cuando usted complete el papeleo apropiado dentro del tiempo requerido.

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la asignación de escuela para una dirección en particular, por favor comuníquese con la especialista de inscripción abierta, Deen Hartley al 743-5152. La Oficina de Inscripciones de Nuevos Estudiantes está abierta todo el año.