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Also In This Handbook:
  • Bell Schedules
  • Calendar
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • Hall Passes
  • Magic Cards
  • Welcome
  • Counseling
  • Health Office
  • Food Services
  • Library/Media Center
  • Bus Transportation
  • Attendance
  • Honor Roll/High Honor Roll
  • Make-up Work
  • Retention
  • Activities and Athletics
  • Safety/Fire Drills
  • Other Transportation
  • Cell Phones and Electronics
  • Telephones
  • Lockers and Backpacks
  • Dress Code
  • Disruption of the Educational Process
  • Student Acceptable Use of School-Issued Electronic Devices
  • Agreement for School Issued Electronic Devices

    Parent/Student Handbook

    Handbook Essentials

    Attendance

    Parents must call in each day the student is absent at 291–6830.  Please give the student’s name, grade level, the reason for the absence, the name of the person calling and his/her relationship to the student. If no reason is given, or if no call is made, the absence will be considered unexcused. The voicemail system will answer from 4 pm to 7:30 am or if we are busy. Your message will be taken as soon as possible.

    NOTE: School Messenger will call for ALL ABSENCES from the classroom. i.e.  UNEXCUSED and EXCUSED: field trips, doctor appointments, illness, etc. whether you have called the school or not. If you listen carefully, the call should tell you the reason that has been documented in the computer. Call us if you have any questions.

    Absences may be excused for the following reasons with appropriate documentation: Doctor’s Appointment, Death in Family, Religious Commitment, Illness, Family Emergency, and Diagnostic Testing.

    Family vacations taken during the school year are considered unexcused absences. It is expected that the family will schedule vacations during periods of time when school is not in session.  Regular attendance is a necessity for two reasons:  (1) it is required by state and federal law, and (2) it is essential to the student’s success, enjoyment, and achievement in school.

    To be dismissed early, the parent/guardian or emergency contact must report, with photo I.D, to the Attendance Office before the student may leave campus.  An I.D. is mandatory when signing out a student. Should a student have an emergency, the student should report to the office.  

    NOTE:  Students should be reminded that they are NOT to leave campus for any reason once they have arrived at school.


    Dress Code

    Madison follows a dress code policy for a variety of reasons including student safety and minimizing distractions. The consequence for being out of dress code is an infraction. You will also be asked to call home for a change of clothes. Please see the detailed dress code below:

    • For safety and security reasons, all students are required to wear IDs when on the Madison campus.  IDs must be visible at all times and worn on an appropriate lanyard around the neck, on the outside layer of clothing.  Lost IDs will be replaced at the cost of $5. 
    • All shirts, tops, blouses, etc. must have sleeves, including Madison team jerseys. No bare shoulders. 
    • No cut out backs, cut out sides, or bare midriffs.
    • All skirts and shorts must exceed the length of the student’s middle fingertip as they place their extended arms by their side with shoulders relaxed, even with leggings underneath.
    • Any holes or tears in jeans must be below extended fingertips.
    • Yoga pants or leggings must be worn with a shirt, skirt, shorts, or dress that covers the area indicated in the diagram below.
    • Sagging or bagging is not allowed. Pants must be fitted around the waist and the length properly. (No more than one size too big.)
    • Pants and shorts must be worn so that no undergarment (underwear, shorts, athletic shorts, etc.) can be seen while standing, sitting, or bending.
    • Headwear cannot be worn inside the buildings.
      • Exceptions to this rule (religious/cultural) will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis with administrative approval.
    • Sunglasses are to be worn outside only.
    • No bandannas, spiked jewelry, chains, or accessories that could potentially be dangerous.
    • No pajamas or slippers.
    • No excessively tight or revealing clothing.

    The following ARE NOT appropriate: articles of clothing with advertisement for drugs, alcohol, tobacco, violence, sexual activity, disrespectful, bigotry toward any group, and gang related attire.       

    Electronics/Cell Phones

    Madison is a Cell Phone Free Zone

    Cell phone AND/OR electronic device use is not permitted on campus during school hours. Your phone should be off and in your backpack during the school day, NOT in your pocket. Earbuds and headphones should be kept in your backpack unless your teacher has given you permission to use them for schoolwork during class.

    Upon confiscation, the following consequences apply:

    1st violation: cell phone confiscated and returned to parent/guardian after 3:05pm same day

    2nd violation: cell phone confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian after 5 days
    3rd violation: cell phone confiscated and returned to a parent/guardian after 30 days

     

    *School personnel assumes no responsibility for the loss or damage of personal items brought to school.


    Pick-up/Drop-off

    Parents who drive their students to school should enter the campus on Moon at the "Parent Pick-up/Drop-off entrance that is located at the southernmost border of the campus.  Students can then be picked up/dropped off on the South side of the school (basketball courts) or on the West side of campus.  Parents should continue following the road until exiting the campus on Comanche.  Parents are not to drive into the North or East parking lots to drop-off or pick-up their child as this creates traffic jams and safety hazards.