June 10th – Last Blog

By barsotti_p  

Hi Madison Family,

We’re in the final stretch! You all are amazing humans who have given so much this year. Let the final countdown begin! Here are this week’s updates:

Mon, June 13 Tue, June 14 Wed, June 15 Thur, June 16 Fri, June 17
iPad Turn in During Focus 6:30 – Band Concert   Promotion Practice – 5th and 6th Period

Promotion – 6pm

Promotion Party – 7pm to 9pm

Last Day for Students: Special Schedule

MADISON INFORMATION                  


  • Focus Slides: Here is your last slide deck for the year!
    • Monday – iPad turn-in and locker cleaning; if you missed the meeting on Friday or don’t have your spreadsheet, see Peter.
    • Tuesday – Finish iPad turn-in and locker clean-out; then watch the celebratory track video
    • Wednesday – Groaner Day!
    • Thursday – Teacher’s choice! There are a couple of announcements in the slides for 8th graders, around promotion, but other than that, please enjoy this last day of class with your Focus class as you would like.
  • MacBook Camp: Join us for an exciting 4-day, optional learning experience with the 4J Edtech Team and Apple Learning Specialist – August 15th-18th. There will be two camping opportunities…morning camp and afternoon camp. Camp sessions are for 6th-12th grade educators working in a 1:1 MacBook environment. Join us for the latest tools and features of the MacBook and walk away with lessons you can use in the classroom. Not only is this a paid professional development, but upon completion of MacBook Camp 2022, you will also receive 16 PDU credits! There are a limited number of seats available for this fun and exciting opportunity. Completing this survey indicates your interest in participating in this optional learning experience – indicate your camp time preference. Teachers will be notified when seats have been filled. https://forms.gle/hJ2VZwwXaHfacxwv7

  • FERPA and HIPAA: I just wanted to remind everyone that as an education team we are sometimes privy to private student information. This might include a student’s medical history, their personal information and history, or their educational history. By law, student’s educational privacy (FERPA) ad medical privacy (HIPAA) are protected, meaning only people who directly work with a student have the information ONLY if the information needs to be known to successfully help the student. For example, if a student is experiencing housing insecurity, was removed from their home, has a diagnosed disability, or has suffered abuse in the past, only people who directly work with the student should know that information and it should only be shared if it’s essential to ensure the person can adequately help the student. Before sharing personal information about a student, especially as it pertains to a diagnosed or suspected disability or trauma background, please consider if the person (or even you) needs to know that information because it’s essential to your work with them. These are legal requirements and we can be held liable if private student information is shared. Additionally, it can lead to a rumor mill as information gets passed along. I appreciate you taking a moment to pause and reflect before discussing a student’s private information.
  • Last Day of School Schedule: See calendar above
  • Staff Check Out: Linked here is the check out sheet for this year. As a side note, Gina and I have 2 full days of training at the district office on June 20 and 21, so unfortunately we won’t be in the building that day. 

  • Repeat: Friends/Family Allowed to Help with End of Year Packing: For the last week of school AND when students are not present, downtown is allowing friends and family of staff members to be “essential visitors” to help with end of year packing. The only requirement is they check-in at the Raptor Kiosk in the office (on weekdays) and limit their movement in the building.

End of Year and Next Year Information

  • JuneteenthThe last day of work for most certified staff is Monday, June 20. Now that June 19th or Juneteenth is a federal holiday and falls on a Sunday, it is recognized on Monday, June 20. Certified staff can choose from the following options to observe Juneteenth:
    • Take June 20 off and work June 21
    • Work 8 additional hours the week of June 13-17 and take June 20 off
    • Work on June 20
  • 2022-23 Report Dates: Teachers’ official report back date is Tuesday, August 30, however there is ELA training planned for Friday, August 26 and Monday, August 29. Teachers will be paid for these days, however they are not required since the district did not announce the dates before Spring Break. 
  • 2022-23 Work Year Calendars: Here are the calendars for next year:

We hope you have a great week!

Peter and Gina

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