Warhawk News

Weekly Updates from Madison High School - September 11, 2019

MTSS to Address Student Needs

This year at Madison, we are implementing a researched based model known as Multi Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS). As part of the implementation, the MTSS leads will work with a group of dedicated teachers on campus to more actively address the needs of the students at Madison High School. The team will work with teachers and students to address the addressing academic and social emotional needs of our students. Students will have the opportunity to work with the MTSS leads to meet to their social emotional needs as well as develop an academic plan for success. The goal of this implementation is to increase attendance at school, engagement within the school community, and college and career readiness.


For more information or questions, contact Michael Salamanca (msalamanca@sandi.net) or Brittani Siracusa (bsiracusa@sandi.net).

Family Notices for the Week:


  • Early out day, Wednesday, September 18: the school day ends at 1:07 pm; lunch will be 11:05-11:35 a.m., followed by periods 5 and 6 (this is a change from last school year).
  • School Expectations: The school policies concerning dress code, electronic devices and Loss of Privileges, along with the Citizenship Rubric are now in effect. The Student/Parent Handbook, which contains these policies, was distributed to all Freshmen and Juniors through their English classes on Thursday, August 29. Seniors and Sophomores received theirs at the Warhawk Walk. The Student/Parent Handbook is also posted on Madison’s website under the Student Life and Parents tabs. Parents play a key role in enforcing school policies; please make sure you understand these policies.
  • Make-up Pictures: Make-up picture day will be Tuesday, September 24, beginning at 7:30 am. Students who need a school ID will be called to room 101 during the school day to get their picture taken; photos IDs are required for school events, the after school drop-in center, library and other school related activities.
  • Madison’s After School Drop-in Center: is open for students Monday through Friday, 2:30-4:00pm. A hot supper option that includes an entree, fruit, vegetable and milk is available to students at no charge. Students must present their student ID to check in and out of the drop-in center.
  • Student Dress Code Policy: The dress code policy is in effect. Students who are in violation of the policy are sent to the office to change into school appropriate clothes; parents may be contacted to bring appropriate clothing to school. The policy is included in the Student/Parent Handbook on page 11 and is available on Madison’s website under the Student Life and Parents tabs.
  • Construction Underway at Madison: Soltec is actively working on the roof and in the classrooms to get ducting installed for the air conditioning units. The estimated completion date is fall 2020. Visit Madison’s website for construction updates.
  • Dropping Students Off: Parents are reminded that the student parking lot, Doliva and Warhawk Way are the recommended drop-off points for students in the morning hours. The front parking lot is reserved for staff parking; congestion going in at out of the staff lot is challenging, which is why we request that parents drop off their student curbside or in the parking lot behind the Performing Arts Center.

Open House

Wednesday, Sep. 18th, 4:30-7:30pm

4833 Doliva Drive

San Diego, CA

Join us for the following parent meetings (schedule below), experience your student's class schedule, meet the teachers, learn about the school. The more you know; the more we grow!


4:30-5:00 pm Youth Wellness: Ways to Cope with Stress (Presented by Live Well San Diego)

5:00-5:45 pm Preview Sex Ed Materials (Room 1002)

5:15-5:35 pm Parent Meeting - Access to Success (Title I, GATE, ELAC)

5:35-5:50 pm Resource Tables (Athletics, Foundation, Community Partners; food for purchase)

5:50-7:30 pm Classroom Visits