Principal's Message September 2013A Message from the Principal

Greeting James Madison Families,

The first day of school has passed and we are beginning to get into the routine of school.  Before going into new information for you I would like to first comment on registration and Meet and Greet.  It was great to meet all of the parents and students prior to the start of school.  I appreciate how welcome you made me feel and hopefully you felt the same in return.

I would like to thank the PTO for providing at our Meet and Greet.  The PTO has many great activities for the upcoming school year.  There are looking for more parental support.   If you are interested in assisting in PTO please contact our mail office.

School Safety

This school year we will be putting in place a number of safety initiatives to ensure our students and staff are safe within the school day.  The Sheboygan Area School District is funding all of the initiatives through out the school year.  As the initiatives are put in place we will communicate this to our families.

There are few things in place that I would like to let you know and request you support.  Prior to the start of the school day if you drop your children off in the front of school we would like the children to walk on the walk way to the back of the building.  We will have staff available to supervise the students starting at 8:30.  The reason for the students to go to the back of the building is to ensure our students are not unsupervised within the building.  Many of our teaching are preparing for the day or within meetings before school and may not be in their classroom.  The exception to this is when it is raining.  

At the end of the day we are requesting that our parents that are picking up their students stay outside or near the office.   Please parents don’t go to the classroom to get your children, the teachers will bring the students to you.  

One thing that you may notice is that all of our staff are wearing picture ID’s.  The reason for wearing ID’s is to allow our staff and students identify the adults in the building.  All adults that enter our building are asked to stop in the main office to check in.  Please do not pass the office and go directly to a classroom, you will be stopped and asked if you need help. 

We will be providing additional information as it becomes available throughout the school year.  I would like to stress to our families that we will try and make our school as safe as possible to our students and staff.   If you have any questions or comments about school safety please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Site Base Management

We are looking for three parent representatives to be part of Site Based Management.  The purpose of Site Base is to have a representation of Madison,  teachers, support staff, parents, and administration to work together to make decisions that will impact the direction of the building.  Examples of the decisions that Site Base will make include, the school calendar and the structure of the school day.

At this point we have no parent representation.  The parent voice is one that needs to be heard and needs to be part of this organization.  The Site Base meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:45 – 8:30.  If you are interested in being part of Site Base please contact the main office.