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Attention Madison Families:
The last day for the after school library program
will be Thursday, April 13. Thank you for participating.
The school and office will be closed Monday, April 17-Friday, April 21 for Spring Break!
See you back at school on Monday, April 24th.
Our next spirit day will be Friday, April 28th.
Show off your team spirit and wear your favorite sports gear!
April is Autism Awareness Month
Our school will be joining the Warriors and the rest of the NBA by celebrating Autism Awareness Month. We will be raising awareness about autism and encourage early diagnosis and early intervention. By understanding the characteristics of autism, we can develop support plans and strategies to provide the best instruction possible for each student. Look for the blue puzzle pieces around the school for interesting facts and information about autism.
There used to be a public service advisory that stated, “It is 10:00, do you know where your child is?” Your child is at home, using the computer, but do you know where they are going on the internet? This year our school has addressed issues of cyber bullying in the fourth and fifth grades. Certainly parents are challenged by the amount of information available through the internet. Children at any age can access information that is not intended or appropriate for developing minds. Video games depict war and violence as a pastime rather than as the worst tragedies of humanity. Our responsibilities as parents and educators are significantly more challenging than the previous generations. San Leandro Unified School District and James Madison take great care and responsibility when allowing students to use technology to enhance their learning. We have filters and safe guards which monitor and inform us of inappropriate internet use by students.
For more information on internet safety, go to Commonsense.org
Lost and Found will be donated over spring break. Please check the lost and found and take home items that belong to your child.
Please enter 2103317 for our school code.
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:
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how you can become a volunteer.
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:
- Student Desire to Accelerate
- Teacher Recommendation
- Grades (A grade of “4” in elementary or “A” in secondary over the last year)
- Academic Ability as demonstrated through the following measures:
- Summative CAASPP Results in Mathematics
- Star Reading and Math Results
- 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.
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.