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  • 2017 School Site Survey

    Please click on the link below to fill out our School Site Survey.  Thank you!

    James Madison School Site Survey

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  • There will be no school on Friday, March 31

    in honor of Cesar Chavez


    Cesar Chavez

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  • Lost and Found

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  • Yearbooks

    Click here to purchase your Madison yearbook while supplies last!

    Please enter 2103317 for our school code.

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  • March 30 is Spirit Day!

    Disney Day

    Find your favorite Disney shirt and wear it to school.

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  • Summer School Program 2017


    San Leandro Unified School District Summer School will be held June 19th to July 27th, 2017.  High school credit recovery summer school will be held at Bancroft Middle School from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday to Thursday. 

    Extended school year program and enrichment/intervention programs will be held at Jefferson Elementary School 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday to Thursday.


    Please see program options and registrations:

    Summer Programs Incoming Grades 5th-9th

    Ofrecimiento de Programas Para la Escuela de Verano 2017 Para Estudiantes que Ingresarán a los Grados 5- 8 y 9

    升上 5, 6, 7, 8 及 9年級生暑期課程 2017年

    Summer Programs Incoming Grades 10th-12th

    Ofrecimiento de Programas Para la Escuela de Verano Para Estudiantes que Ingresarán a los Grados 10º-12º

    升上10-12年級高中生暑期課程 2017年

    For more information please visit your school administrator or school counselor.  

    Please register before May 26th!


    High School Credit Recovery Summer School Principals are Valentin del Rio and Jeffrey Miles.

    ESY and Enrichment/Intervention Summer School Principal is Garry Grotke.

    For more information please contact Joanne Clark at

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  • March 8, 2017

    Principal’s Message:

    I would like to thank the Read Across America Volunteers, Board Trustee Victor Aguilar, Jr., and CSEA President Carol Alvarez.  Both of these community leaders took time out of their busy schedules to model and encourage reading for our Madison students. 

        CSEA President Carol Alvarez, Librarian Samantha Tung, and First Grade Trustee Aguilar reading to first grade class

    School Plan Development

    In the next two months we will be developing our next Single School Plan for Student Achievement.  This two-year plan will incorporate the goals from the SLUSD strategic plan and look at school site needs and priorities.   We will be creating a survey for students, staff and community in order to make sure our school is ready to meet the needs of our students for the next two years.  Soon we will have a survey link on our School Web-Site  Your opinion matters!

    Madison works for the community! 

    The Pennies for Patients program raised $2,759.00 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  Our own 5th grade student Amira Hutcherson, a cancer survivor, was an inspirational speaker at a school assembly and worked with students to encourage participation.

    Message from the Parent Teacher Organization:

    Multicultural night help needed

    The PTO sponsored Multicultural Night is quickly approaching, Friday April 7th.  The event is an important example of why Madison works.  Your family is one of many diverse cultures represented at James Madison, and we want to share your customs, traditions, and foods with the school in a fun, educational way. Your participation ensures that we can celebrate all our students.  Please let us know what culture you would like to see represented, and what you might be able to do to help.  Helping is easy. You can…

         Consult on the activities and examples displayed for your culture

         Loan us literature, clothing or decorations

         Make that special snack or food no kid can resist

         Connect us with a cultural performance or dance group

         Volunteer on Multicultural Night to help educate students about your

          home culture

         Suggest performances and displays

    Please contact the PTO and let them know how you can help:  

     Your Principal,

    Garry Grotke

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  • Lost and Found

    Our lost and found is overflowing!  

    Please check for your child's



    Thank you 

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  • Movie Night

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  • Seeking Volunteers for TK & Kindergarten Classrooms

    If you are interested in working in either transitional kindergarten or kindergarten classrooms, our elementary schools are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Our schools especially need support for 30-60 minutes at a time in the classroom, during recess, and during lunch.

    Please contact Madison's Parent Facilitator Sara Lopes at to learn how you can become a volunteer.


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  • For SLUSD Teachers & Staff
    Professional Learning Day for Staff on March 31, 2017 - Click to Learn More

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  • Math Acceleration Request

    With our transition to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in Mathematics, we are updating our acceleration pathways and processes. CCSS in Math for 6th-­8th grade contain standards previously taught in high school and include increased demands around reading, writing, and demonstration of mathematics concepts and complex problem ­solving in real world applications. In order for a student to successfully accelerate in mathematics and skip a course, there are many variables that must be considered. These variables include:

    1. Student Desire to Accelerate
    2. Teacher Recommendation
    3. Grades (A grade of “4” in elementary or “A” in secondary over the last year)
    4. Academic Ability as demonstrated through the following measures:
      1. Summative CAASPP Results in Mathematics
      2. Star Reading and Math Results
      3. Results from the Math Readiness Test


    The Math Readiness test will be universally administered to all students in grades 5th, 6th and 7th grades during the last two weeks of the school year.  Students identified will be notified about the math acceleration application.  If you have questions and want to submit an application before the administration of the Math Readiness test, please complete the form below and provide the required documentation requested to your site principal.


    If you have any questions, please contact your site administrator.


    Math Acceleration Request Application
    Translated applications will be available by March 30th

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  • Safe School Zone Resolution and Press Release - Click to Learn More

    Board of Education Declares District Campuses As Safe Zones For Families And Students Threatened By Immigration Enforcement

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif., February 8, 2017 -- The San Leandro Board of Education last night passed a resolution making all campuses a safe zone for students and their families and reinforced the district’s policy mandating that all immigrant students attending San Leandro schools have equal access to an education regardless of their status or the status of their family members. The resolution was passed unanimously on Tuesday night, followed by applause from a full house of community members, educators, union representatives and students.



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  • Visit SLUSD Communications for more SLUSD News

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