School Announcements

    Welcome back to the 22-23 school year!  
    Hello Madison Families,
    Phase 2 construction begins January 9th, and all the portables will be demolished, playgrounds and fields replaced, and increased parking spaces added. There will be two parking lots built into the upgrades. One is a drive-through roundabout for primary student drop-offs on Mendocino. Michigan's parking lot will be expanded to accommodate parking for more staff. This project is scheduled for completion on July 23, 2023. There will be no faculty parking lot access starting in January.
    Please don't forget there are teacher professional development days scheduled throughout the year during the week, and there will be no school for K-12 students on these dates. There is one more that are scheduled for the 22-23 school year.
    February 21st - is a PD for high school teachers. There will be no school for K-8 staff and K-12 students.
    Madison students always have homework! We want students to continue to work on their iReady pathway for 30 to 45 minutes each year. We want to accelerate all the learning lost encountered during previous years. We also want them to continue to complete their reading goals each night. They should be reading for 30 minutes each night using their comprehension strategies of visualizing, making mind movies, connecting, predicting, and questioning. 
    Madison families, again the phase 1 portion of our construction project has been completed and this has truly been a promise and dream delivered. The new building is beautiful and we are celebrating and excited. Two major changes and pivots have happened in Madison in the past two weeks. The first change is that all portables have been moved into buildings. Custodial teams worked hard during the rain to make this move happen. It took manpower of teams of men ranging from 7 to 14 to move all these classrooms. And we can now exhale, we have finished moving. The teachers have been coming to the site during their holiday break to prepare for our new first-day school experience in the buildings. The new building has been built with the best technology for lights, sound, and energy. It has more stellar engineering designs than any other site in this district. The building materials from the imported soil from France to the last brick on the side of the building were done with care and impeccability. Please take this moment to celebrate this change with us.
    The second change is that all fencing has been installed to prepare for construction phase 2, which will be comprised of portable demolition, deep underground yard work for the sprinkler system and sewage efficiency, and the building of our new playground structures, patio, and parking lots. 
    There is a change in our play areas for the next five months and dismissal zones for Kindergarten and first grades. We are still working to post the final specifics of these changes.  I want my first New Year's message to the Madison community to be an official thank you to the Madison Staff for their sacrifice during the holiday season. 
    Just to review. When you arrive in the morning at Madison school, the front yard's grass area will look different. It will be totally fenced in with privacy covers on the fence. The dismissal locations will not be visible. Each grade level will be assigned an exit and a staggered time.  For now, we need you to make a strategic plan for parking. As all streets will be congested due to the closure of the teacher's faculty parking lot. Please be patient and strategic as we work to arrange the safest dismissal alternatives possible at this time. We are asking all staff to honor the drop-off zones on Mission road for our families. Our dismissal has been much safer as a result of making Mission Road a drop-off zone and not a location for a long-term all-day parking option. Kindergartners will be dismissed from the Mendocino side of campus through the Kindergarten classroom door located next to the preschool entrance. First grade will be dismissed through the auditorium steps. Again, more details will be posted on the website for clarity. 
    Thank you again for your patience and support as we celebrate and pivot these historical Madison changes.
    Felicia Bailey-Carr
    Principal, Madison
    2939 Mission Road
    Stockton, CA 95204
    (209) 933-7240  ext. 6671 or 5502
    "Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." ~Howard Thurman


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