Madison Middle School

Weekly Update: June 2, 2020

Principal's Message

Dear Madison Students & Families,


The last week of school coincides with the 10th week of social distancing and we made it! I know that this last part of the year was challenging for you as parents & guardians as you navigated the pandemic as it related to your work, childcare, staying healthy, and the overall safety of your family. I could not be more proud of the Madison staff, our school community, our PTA, our students and our parents for a strong finish this year. This experience will no doubt be imprinted in our memories. Thank you for being such a caring, flexible and kind school community.


For our 8th Graders, we will miss everyone as they start their journey in high school and embark on these last four years of their “secondary school” adventure before heading off into college and/or career success. For us parents, I know that it seems like it was just yesterday that we were taking pictures of their 1st day of kindergarten with them sitting at their new desk with their name tag on it. Please take some time to talk with your children and congratulate them on making it this far and know that their high school journey will be an even more important step as they grow into young adults. Be sure to dig up those old kindergarten pictures and reminisce on their journey so far too. Although we would have loved to give our 8th graders the “send-off’ they deserve, I am certain their high school graduations, four years from now, will be even more meaningful.


As many of you are probably wondering, we are not sure what school will look like in August as of now due to COVID 19. I am hopeful that we will be back in the classrooms with our kids and continuing to make our students better than they already are. I encourage everyone to follow the vistausd.org webpage and social media sites for updates this summer as it relates to the 2020-2021 school year.


It is such an honor to be the Principal of Madison and I am thankful to be able to serve such an amazing group of kids, parents, faculty, staff and the community. Being a father of a Mustang and part of this community, I take personal pride in continuing Madison’s record of excellence that has existed for decades.


Stay safe. Go Mustangs!


Mr. Bailey

District Update

Community Update:

Dr. Doyle published the Community Update #16 that you can find here.

Madison Virtual Promotion & Virtual Award Ceremony 2020

8th Grade Promotion Information


  • 2020 8th Grade Promotion

    • What: 2020 Virtual Promotion to Celebrate our 8th Graders

    • When: Wednesday, June 3 @ 10:00 am.

    • How: Streaming Video: A link will be provided after the event for families to access

    • Where: Streaming on Youtube Live: English Version and subtitulos en espanol.

    • Why: Due to current social distancing guidelines

    • Pick up your Promotions Certificate and T-shirt while dropping off your textbooks and Chromebooks on June 4th. Make sure you sign up for a specific time slot here asap!!! Follow this link to set up an appointment.



8th Grade Awards Ceremony

Chromebook and Textbook Return Plan + Return of PE Locker Items

In order for us to comply with the social distancing rules, you must schedule a time to come to Madison to drop off your student’s Chromebook, charger and textbooks and to pick up your PE locker items.


8th Graders


When: June 4th from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm.

Where: Madison's Parking Lot

How: Click this link here to set up your appointment.

Why: In keeping with social distancing guidelines, Madison has created a plan for 8th grade families to return their Chromebooks, Chromebook Chargers, and Textbooks safely to Madison on 6/4. You will pick up your PE items at this time.


6th and 7th grade students


Students who are returning to Madison next year will be keeping their Chromebooks over the Summer and only returning their textbooks and picking up their PE items from the locker room. Students who will NOT be returning to Madison next year will return their textbooks, Chromebooks and chargers. In order for us to comply with the social distancing rules, you must schedule a time to come to Madison to drop off your student’s textbooks.


When:

6th grade on June 1, 2020 from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm.

7th grade on June 2, 2020 from 8:15 am to 3:30 pm.

Where: Madison's Parking Lot

How: Click this link here to set up your appointment.

Why: In keeping with social distancing guidelines, Madison has created a plan families to return their Textbooks and collect their PE items safely.

Yearbook Update


  • With loosening health restrictions we have been given the green light for distributing Yearbooks.
  • THE PROBLEM is that the vendor (Jostens) who does Yearbooks for most of the VUSD Middle and High Schools is citing Covid-19-Social Distancing regulations for a delay in delivery. Their production staff was cut back resulting in delays.
  • We have a tentative delivery date of mid June.
  • Mrs. Moffett will be following up again this week, and we will keep you posted!

Design Lab

Design Lab is back for all 7th and 8th graders next year. Here is a glimpse of possible offerings. The link to students to choose their Design Lab will be sent out this week!


  • Graphic Novel Writing
  • Socratic Seminar
  • Integrated Math (9th grade)
  • Poetry
  • Cooking
  • Art Journal- create your own journals out of recycled materials
  • Film as Lit
  • Creative Writing
  • Intro to Psychology
  • 3D Design
  • Drama
  • Newspaper
  • Contemporary Art
  • Race Cars and Rockets
  • Logic and Strategic Thinking through Board Games
  • Art through Marine Biology
  • Examining Current Events
  • Mustang PBIS Counsel
  • Crochet and Stitch Design
  • Life Skills
  • Architecture
  • AVID
  • Intro to Piano