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Weekly Updates from Madison High School - March 4, 2020

SAT Scholars Program

The SAT Scholars Program is now taking applications for a free SAT preparation course presented on Saturdays in June, July and August 2020 at USD. This course is open to students in grades 9, 10 and 11. Priority consideration is give to low-income and first generation students. However, all applications will be considered. The course includes a mock SAT pre-test and post-test. Accepted applicants must attend an orientation at USD on Wednesday, June 17 at 6 pm. On average, students improve their scores on the SAT by 70+ points. Sessions are Saturday mornings, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Apply at https://tinyurl.com/SATScholars2020.

Students With Academic Goals (SWAG)

Students with Academic Goals (SWAG) is a summer SAT Prep Academy (different from the one being hosted at USD) offered by CalSOAP at Bayview Baptist Church in Linda Vista, June 11-26, 2020. The program offers 40 hours of test prep instruction and tutoring, visits to San Diego State University and UC San Diego, as well as a career exploration day on June 19. Students will also learn about admissions, financial aid and hear from career speakers. A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required for grade 9, 3.0 for grade 10 and 3.3 for grade 11. The priority deadline to apply is March 31, 2020. Register at https://beatriton.ucsd.edu/register/2020swag.

Family Notices for the Week:

  • Students interested in employment should check the SDUSD job board; there are a variety of seasonal and part-time jobs.

  • Healthy Start Time Announced: Beginning this fall, James Madison High School will start at 8:45 AM. Our bell schedule and academic calendar reflecting modified days and school dismissal times will be sent home and posted on our website in the coming months.

  • News from Nurse Jen: How can you protect yourself from getting sick? Practice everyday actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses: Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands. Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Stay home when you are sick. Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

    These everyday habits can help prevent the spread of several viruses.

  • Free Prom Dresses: Get a free prom dress and accessories!!! The dress giveaway dates are April 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 15, 17, 18, 22, 24, 25, 29. Book your appointment online at PrincessProjectSD.org/get-a-dress. Bring your student ID card. See Madison’s website for more information. Please see new guest policy.

  • Saturday Core Academy: Saturday, March 7, 8:00 AM, Rm. B22; students should bring homework to complete, study materials or reading that needs to be accomplished. Enter through the back of the school off of Doliva (main campus is closed and in use by the Minato Japanese School). See article above for more detail.