Madison Middle School

Weekly Update: January 8, 2021

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Principal's Message

Dear Madison Families,


Happy New Year! We hope that everyone had a safe and restful winter break. Please remember all students will continue Virtual instruction next week, no students will be on campus. Classic instruction on campus is slated to resume on Tuesday, January 19th. There is no school on Monday, January 18th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


We are gearing up for the return of Classic students on Tuesday, January 19th and we are putting the finishing touches on our new bell schedule that we should have out to you early next week!


First Semester officially ends on January 29th. Make sure you check in with your student(s) to see if they need to make-up work, retake tests, or go to tutoring sessions prior to the 29th!


Portable desk barriers have been delivered for all of our Classic students. The desk barriers will be checked out like text books in your students first period class on Jan 19th. Students will take the barrier to and from school.


The rest of this weeks update will be full of reminders for Classic Students and families.


Thank you for the continued collaboration and support. Have a wonderful weekend!

Classic Program Reminders!!

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Health & Safety

Before You Leave Home

Check your child for the following non-chronic or non-previously reported pre-existing symptoms:


  • Fever (>100 degrees)

  • Cough

  • Congestion, runny nose (non-allergy related)

  • Sore throat

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

  • Chills

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Shortness of breath


If you/your child has any of these symptoms, stay home and have a parent call the office at: 760-940-0176

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Rainy Day Protocols for Secondary Schools

When it rains, Madison has very little space that is covered where students can take shelter. This is also the case for the other Middle Schools and High Schools here in VUSD.


In the case that there is rain predicted, the following protocols will be followed for the Classic Program.


  • We will pivot all middle and high schools to virtual learning if there is a 30% or greater chance of rain.

  • We will be using a 48-hour notification procedure for parents and students if we shift Vista Classic students from in-person to virtual for the rainy day or days.

  • We do not have a rain day identified at the moment; however, we will notify all middle and high school parents 48 hours before we implement a rainy day schedule.

  • This pertains only to secondary students; elementary students will continue to be on campus with Vista Classic on rainy days.

Please Bring Water bottles Each Day!

MMS and VUSD have suspended the use of drinking fountains and are encouraging students to bring water bottles to school. Water bottles will be allowed to be refilled using our bottle filling stations.

Morning Drop Off, Afternoon Dismissal and Bus Info

Morning Drop Off

In order to ensure that our students are socially distanced at drop-off and pick-up, we have created new guidelines and procedures.


DROP-OFF

Drop-off will start at 8:00am. Buses will arrive between 8:00am-8:25am.


Bus Drop Off

  • Buses will be unloaded one-at-a-time and students need to walk to their assigned gate.

  • All students must be wearing a face covering while on and upon exiting their bus.

  • After students enter the campus, they will go to the quad area. If a student eats breakfast at school, they will walk directly to the cafeteria for a “grab and go” breakfast.

  • Students must stay in the quad and cafeteria area until 8:20 am at which time they may begin to move to their 1st class of the day.


Parent Drop Off

  • Parents must use the main/staff parking lot to drop off students no earlier than 8:00am

  • All students must be wearing a face covering upon exiting their/the drop-off vehicle.

  • If a student is dropped off/arrives before 8:00am. Social distancing must be adhered to.


Student Entering Campus

As students exit the drop-off vehicle, they need to walk directly to the assigned gate. See pic below


  • 6th Graders Enter Main Gate (Orange)

  • 7th Graders Enter North Gate (blue)

  • 8th Graders Enter Fire Lane (Hot Pink)


After students enter the campus, they will go to the quad area . If a student eats breakfast at school, they will walk directly to the cafeteria for a “grab and go” breakfast. Students must stay in the quad and cafeteria area until 8:20 am at which time they may begin to move to their 1st class of the day.


***Visitors are not allowed on campus at this time. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed into school buildings unless there is a special circumstance or an appointment has been made. Any attendance issues can be addressed via email or a phone call. If there is an issue or concern please call the main office at 760-740-0176.


Late Arrivals

  • All students must be wearing a face mask upon exiting their drop-off vehicle.

  • Families are required to send a note with their child explaining why they are late.

  • Any student who arrives after school has started will enter the school via the front door of the main office.

  • The student will check-in with attendance, get a late pass, and go directly to their class.

  • At this time visitors will not be allowed on campus. Parents/Guardians will not be allowed into school buildings unless there is a special circumstance or by appointment only. If there is an issue or concern please call the main office at 760-740-0176.

Drop Off Map & Hallway Directions- Large

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Afternoon Dismissal

Buses will arrive and dismissal will begin at 3:08 pm. Classrooms will be grouped into small groups and students will be dismissed one area group at a time.


Dismissal Plan: Just like last year we will not have a dismissal bell.


500’s will be released at 3:02 - Front Main Gates (Orange)

300’s will be released at 3:05 - Front Main Gates (Orange)

400’s will be released at 3:08 - North Gate (blue)

PE and 100’s will be released at 3:08 - Fire Lane (Hot Pink)


  • Maximizes social distancing and minimizes contact between students, staff and parents.

  • Maximizes the number of exit points from the campus while maintaining student safety.

  • Establishes plans to prevent/minimize the congregation of students on campus or near campus at the end of each day.


Buses: students will go directly to their bus. Face masks must be worn at all times.


Pick up: students will go directly to the pick up vehicle or, if needed, wait on the grass in front of the band room or outside the front gates while maintaining social distance and wearing a face mask at all times. Parents must wait in their vehicles for their students.


Walking home: All students are expected to exit campus safely and follow all health and safety protocols (masks/social distancing) while walking home.

Afternoon Dismissal Map - Large

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Buses

DISTRICT BUSES

School buses will be ready to pick up and drop off students on January 19th! Bus transportation is available for students who qualify per district boundaries (see below); the following protocols must be adhered to in order to utilize VUSD transportation. Please note that social distancing guidelines will be followed as much as possible but cannot be guaranteed. Should you have questions, please contact transportation.


Students who live two miles away or more from the school, may apply for school bus transportation. For more information please call transportation at 760-726-2170 ext. 92804.


For students who choose to ride the bus to and/or from school:

  • Face masks will be required at all times. If a student forgets their face mask, one will be provided for them. If a student refuses to wear a face mask, they will not be permitted to enter or ride the bus. It is the parents/guardians responsibility to know this before they arrive at the bus stop.

  • Buses will be loaded from back to front in accordance with current county and public health guidelines. A seating arrangement that fits these guidelines will be put in place.

  • All buses will be disinfected according to CDPH guidelines before and after each and every daily run.

  • Buses have appropriate ventilation and windows and roof hatches will be partially open, when weather permits.

  • All school bus drivers will wear face masks; this includes any additional VUSD staff who may be on the bus and this could also include gowns or gloves, if deemed necessary.

Tutoring

Tutoring will be held for any student Classic or Virtual. Click here for the weekly schedule with the links to the virtual tutoring classes.
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RBVHS Promo 2021
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District News: Community Update

Community Update #2.1

Click here for the Community Update, published on January 7th, 2021

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School-Level Parental Involvement Policy

Click Here to see the revised School-Level Parent Involvement Policy

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Counseling Corner

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