Warhawk Whisper

Updates from Madison High School - June 10, 2022


6/9 - Last full day of instruction for Senior Students

6/10 - Cap & Gown distribution for Seniors 9am-11:00am

6/10 - Senior Breakfast and Cap Decorating 9:00am - 1:00pm

6/10 - Drama Awards Night & MHS Student Dance Showcase 6pm-9pm - PAC

6/11 - Grad Night at Disneyland - (non-school event-sponsored by Madison Foundation)

6/13 - Commencement Rehearsal 8:45am - until completion

6/14 - Commencement Ceremony - 5:00pm

Madison High School Google Calendar


Local Control Funding Formula Data Collection Form for 2022-2023 (LCFF Forms)

Dear Madison High families,

Each year San Diego Unified is responsible for collecting information from our students’ families to support the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) process. LCFF is hallmark legislation that fundamentally changed how all local educational agencies in the state are funded, how they are measured for results, and the services and supports they receive to allow all students to succeed to their greatest potential.

To support the state’s process San Diego Unified utilizes an online system accessed through the Parent Portal page of Power School through which we ask parents and families to complete a very short questionnaire that increases the district’s opportunity to receive funds from the state. The information is only collected for this process and will not be used for any other purpose. We ask that you sign-up for Parent Connect as soon as possible, if you’ve not already done so, and complete the short survey. By doing so you will be increasing the chances that Madison High School receives more of this valuable funding.

Please follow these steps to enter LCFF data in the PowerSchool Parent Portal:

  1. Sign into PowerSchool Parent Portal: https://powerschool.sandi.net/public/
  2. Click the icon near the bottom of the navigation menu.
  3. For reference on the LCFF page in the parent portal, the information shaded in blue provides help in determining the number of household members and what types of income to include.
  4. Click the dropdown, select the number of people living in your home.
  5. Click the button next to the appropriate income amount for the household.
  6. Click in the checkbox to certify the information and then click Submit.
  7. If you have additional children attending eligible LCFF schools, click on their names in your Parent Portal and repeat steps 1-5.

For help with technical issues, please contact Yesenia Canizalez at ycanizalez@sandi.net

Thank you!

After School Drop In Center

Madison is now hosting an after school drop in center for those students in need of a safe space after our library closes at 4:30 PM.

Students may go to The NEST Room (Room 709) and wait for the late bus or their ride.

The Drop In Center is open until 6:00 PM.

Tutoring Information

Madison High School is offering tutoring for students as follows:

Lunchtime: Monday - Friday in the Library

After School (3:45 - 4:45): Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Library

Chemistry Specific - Mondays & Wednesdays in Room 504 (3:45 - 4:45)

Students who ride the bus may go to the Drop In Center (our NEST room 709) after tutoring until 6:00 PM



The 2022 Summer/ESY morning academic program is open to ALL students:

  1. High School Dates:

    Session 1: June 21-July 8 (up to 2 credits earned) *July 4th Holiday

    Session 2: July 11-July 29 (up to 2 credits earned)

  1. Hours:


Senior Information for Students

Our seniors are on their final countdown! In the link you will find the information for upcoming events that impacts students. This will help you to “be in the know”

Calendar of Senior Events

Senior Activities for Friday, June 10, 2022

Cap and Gown Distribution

  • Time: 9:00-11:00 am check in

  • Location: Quad

Senior Breakfast and Cap Decorating

  • Time: 9:00-1:00pm

  • Location: Behind ASB room 707

*These events are for seniors who have fulfilled all graduation requirements, turned in all books/technology,

Senior Activities for Monday, June 13, 2022

Commencement Rehearsal

  • Time: 8:45 am until completion.

  • Location: Seniors meet in the Hannon Memorial Gymnasium to rehearse for the ceremony.

  • Rehearsal is mandatory for any senior wishing to participate in graduation. All seniors must remain for the entire rehearsal.

  • Dress is casual school appropriate attire.

  • Visitors or relatives will not be allowed on campus during rehearsal.

Senior Graduation for Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Commencement Ceremony

  • Time: Begins promptly at 5:00pm

  • Location: George Hoagland Memorial Stadium.

  • Madison’s commencement ceremony is a ticketed event.

  • Each graduate will receive four complimentary tickets. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at $5 per ticket. More information to come.

  • Graduating seniors must report to the Hannon Memorial Gymnasium at 3:30pm.

  • Specific details regarding appropriate attire and expectations will be distributed with caps and gowns. It is Madison's tradition to have a dignified ceremony for family and friends to enjoy.

Graduation Information for Guests - Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Date: June 14, 2022 Time: 5:00 PM


James Madison High School

George Hoagland Stadium


Guests may park in the following lots:

  • Large stadium lot (entrance on Mt. Abernathy)

  • Student Lot (entrance on Warhawk Way)

  • Dirt & Gravel Field Lot (entrance on Doliva Dr.)

Parking is FREE

Parking will open at 3:30 PM


Stadium Gates open at 4:00 PM


This is a ticketed event. All guests over the age of 2 require a ticket.

Health & Safety Guidelines

Security will be present for this event. Please be prepared to open any bags/purses you bring into the stadium.

Guests will need to adhere to the health/safety guidelines provided by SDUSD.

  • As of 4/4/2022, masks are not required for indoor or outdoor events.

  • Please keep in mind that we will notify you of any health/safety guidelines if San Diego County and/or San Diego Unified adjust the guidelines due to COVID case rates or the size of our event.

Other/Misc Information

  • Balloons are NOT permitted in the stadium.

  • Banners and signs are also not permitted in the stadium.

  • Sealed water bottles may be brought into the stadium ONLY. No other outside food, drink or coolers/ice chests are permitted.

  • Noisemakers, inflatables, and other distractions are also prohibited.

  • Please limit the size of your bags. Bag checks will take place and so to expedite the entry of our guests please limit your bags.

  • Stroller parking will be available outside of guest entry. Please consider leaving your stroller in your vehicle.

  • There will be a professional photographer taking photos of graduates as they pick up their diploma cover on stage.


  • The graduates will exit the stadium upon completion of the ceremony.

  • We kindly ask that all families wait for all graduates to exit the stadium before leaving your seats to meet your graduate.

  • You may meet your graduate by the gymnasium.

  • Students who borrowed a cap, gown and tassel will need to return the rented items before receiving their diploma.

  • Diplomas will be distributed inside the gymnasium.

Lost Tickets

Our ticket distribution date is closer to the event date to minimize the window of time for lost tickets. We are not able to provide refunds for lost tickets or re-issue tickets if they are lost. Please be sure to place your tickets in a secure area.

Graduation Information for Students

Date: June 14, 2022

Time: MUST check in at 3:30 PM! Don’t be late.

Location: Report to the Hannon Memorial Gymnasium at James Madison High School.

Graduation Practice

Date: Monday, June 13, 2022 Time: 8:45 AM until completion

Location: Seniors meet in the Hannon Memorial Gymnasium to rehearse for the ceremony.

Rehearsal is mandatory for any senior wishing to participate in graduation. All seniors must remain for the entire rehearsal.

  • Dress is casual school appropriate attire.

  • Visitors or relatives will not be allowed on campus during rehearsal.


Graduates will have assigned seating.

Dress Code

It is Madison's tradition to have a dignified ceremony for family and friends to enjoy. Students should wear semi formal attire for the event. Examples include:

  • Button up/collared shirt and dress pants

  • Skirts/dresses

  • High heel shoes are not permitted on the track, so please plan accordingly.

Regalia: Madison High School welcomes our graduates to wear leis (candy leis or other food/drink leis or regalia are not permitted for the ceremony) and other graduation regalia such as traditional tribal regalia or recognized objects of religious or cultural significance.

*Admin will review requests for other regalia on June 10th during cap & gown decoration.


You may decorate your cap so long as it is school appropriate (if you purchased your cap and gown).

Ideas include:

  • References to your extra-curricular activities (sports, music, drama, service)

  • Your post-secondary information - mascot, school name, etc

  • Positive and uplifting messages, quotes


Cal-SOAP San Diego Newsletter June 2022

The latest on college information, financial aid, college testing and more!

SWAG 2022

SWAG (Students with Academic Goals) is a FREE college readiness program for students currently in grades 9, 10, or 11. The dates are June 21-July 1, weekdays from 9am-3pm.

Please see this flyer for all the details and instructions on how to apply. Don’t miss out on this FREE opportunity over the summer!

San Diego Community College District Promise Night Sessions

Hi, the San Diego Community College District will be hosting SDCCD Promise Night sessions for students in San Diego Unified that would like to learn more about San Diego Promise.

The San Diego Promise program is a two-year completion program for class of 2022 high school graduates who enroll full-time (12 units per semester) at San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, or San Diego Miramar College. The program provides up to two years of free tuition to eligible students. Participation in the Promise program comes with a variety of benefits: free tuition for up to two years, access peer mentor/success coach, specialized counseling and guidance support, and additional campus engagement opportunities.

Please share with your families:

  • English Promise flyer with dates and times
  • Spanish Promise flyer with dates and times
  • Promise Checklist

San Diego Promise Information Session

· RSVP Link: www.tinyurl.com/sdccdpromiseinfo22

· Dates:

o June 7, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

o July 5, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

o August 2, 2022 | 6pm-7pm

For more information on the San Diego Promise program visit: www.sdccd.edu/promise/getstarted

Apply for the Promise | San Diego Community College District


Students who meet all program requirements and are eligible to participate in the San Diego Promise program will receive an invitation to electronically sign a Promise contract.


PRONTO and SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass

Beginning May 1, anyone 18 and under will be able to ride the bus, Trolley, COASTER, and SPRINTER for free through the new SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass pilot program. Eligible riders will need a Youth PRONTO app account or card to participate in the program. The Youth Opportunity Pass program is the first of its kind in the San Diego region.

Accessing the SANDAG Youth Opportunity Pass.

Riders who already have a youth PRONTO account don’t need to do

anything to access the program. All rides will

automatically be free starting May 1. New PRONTO users have two options:

1. Download the PRONTO app, register an account, then convert the account to Youth at sdmts.com/youth-opportunity-pass.

2. Pick up a free Youth PRONTO card from MTS, NCTD, or participating community organizations in April and May

Our Safe Place

Our Safe Place is located in Golden Hills as a Drop-in Center. They provide mental health and drop-in center services for youth up to the age of 21 and their families and are open 7 days a week. Our Safe Place is a county funded program offering FREE services to LGTBQ+ youth.

Please visit their website for more information on services and dates for services. https://sdyouthservices.org/virtual-osp/


As we close Mental Health Awareness Month, a reminder that students can see their school counselor or one of the additional counselors on campus for any needed help. SAMHSA's Disaster Distress Helpline is also available (1-800-985-5990) it provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This help line is available so students can always call someone, any time of day/night any day if they are feeling stressed or overwhelmed.


Madison High School Counselors

Madison High School counselors are here to assist you and your student.

Click here to learn more.

Madison High School Health Office

Nurse Haley maintains a Madison High School Health Office Google Classroom for students and parents: http://classroom.google.com/u/0/c/OTQ0Mjc3ODE1NDRa

Join Code: nwk4iog

Fostering Safe Learning Environments

  • Non-Discrimination Policy for District Programs and Activities, inclusive of protections for Gender Identity and Gender Expression.

  • Student Non-Discrimination and Prohibition of Sexual Harassment Policy, inclusive of reporting procedures; and

  • Title IX sexual harassment complaint procedures, including provisions for ensuring schools are free from sexual harassment, harassment, discrimination, intimidation and bullying.

  • SDUSD Title IX Office information: Title IX Office Coordinator: Lynn Ryan Phone: (619) 725-7225. Fax (619) 725-5529 Fax. Email: lryan@sandi.net. 4100 Normal St., Room 2129, San Diego, CA 92103

Summer Jobs!!!

San Diego County Fair is currently hiring youth 16 and up, who are interested in working as a Game Attendant, Ticket Seller and more. Scan the QR code in the FLYER to submit your application. If you have any questions please email (jobs@rcsfun.com), text (602)-518-1500, visit the website (https://rcsfun.com/) for more information.
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