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Back to School Information (Updated 08/24/15)
Dear Madison Families,
It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and a new school year is about to begin. I hope each one of our families was able to find some time for fun and relaxation. School starts on Wednesday, September 9th at 9:20am for 1st-5th grades. (Preschool and Kindergarten start on Monday, September 14th.) Be sure to register your new student the week before starts!
We would like to invite all our families to our “Back to School Event” on Tuesday, September 8th. Students will be able to meet their teacher and drop off classroom supplies between 3:30 and 4:15. At 4:15 the “Meet the Teacher” opportunity is followed by an informal Ice Cream Sandwich Social for our families and students! This is a great chance to meet other Madison families. OSD Transportation, Y-Care, Madison’s PTO, and other OSD staff will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Over this past year we have seen some significant changes in our enrollment, with some grade levels more impacted than others. There are still several more days before school starts and we are uncertain of how the student numbers will settle. Because of this, we have decided not to finalize or publish class lists until late afternoon on September 8th. We will have an area available where families can find out who their child’s teacher will be. I do know how anxious our children can be while waiting to find out who their teacher will be, so I appreciate your understanding with this change in our procedure.
The Madison staff and I look forward to meeting our families at the “Back to School Event” on Tuesday, September 8th at 3:30. Remember, the first day of school for 1st-5th grades is Wednesday, September 9th with the school bell sounding the start of the new school year at 9:20. Breakfast will be served at 9:05. (Preschool and Kindergarten start on Monday, September 14th.)
Principal, Madison Elementary School
& OSD McKinney-Vento Liaison
Annual Yearly Progress Information
By federal law some schools in the Olympia School District, including Madison Elememtary, are required to send letters to parents regarding "Annual Yearly Progress." In late August Madison families will receive an informational letter and an AYP letter, along with a School Transfer Request form. If you have additional questions please contact principal Domenico Spatola-Knoll at email@example.com.
Supply lists for 2015-16 can be found here: Madison Supply Lists
(This is a multipage file, so be sure to scroll down to the page you need.)
Madison Office Summer Hours
The Madison Office will be closed over the summer and will reopen on Tuesday, August 25th at 9:00am. (Office hours will be 9:00am -2:00pm.) You may leave a message on the school phone at (360) 596-6300, but messages will not be checked over the summer. For immediate assistance during the summer, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 596-6117. Thank you!
New to the Madison Neighborhood?
If you have a school age child you will need to register your student. Go to the OSD home page at http://osd.wednet.edu for more information. You can also phone the Superintendent’s Office at (360) 596-7177. The Superintendent’s Office is located right next to Madison at 1113 Legion Way SE on the second floor.