Principal’s Corner – January Update

Madison SELAS Update
Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Each month we are planning to complete a schoolwide craft to display in the windows, indicating we are all connected! This month we will display student-made snowflakes that connect with this month’s theme of respecting diversity.

Madison January SELAS theme (Social Emotional Learning for Academic Success) is “Respecting Diversity.” The theme centers around recognizing individual and group similarities and differences. Students from all grade levels showed their uniqueness by creating snowflakes and hanging them on their classroom windows for all to see. It’s quite a sight to see from the outside! Enjoy January’s chilly weather by viewing our gallery from your car or on walks around the school. It will surely warm your heart!

Inclement Weather (Snow Day) Update
When inclement weather is predicted, student and staff safety continues to be our number one priority. This year, weather closures may lend themselves to the possibility of a switch to remote learning for all students instead of a “snow day” with no student attendance. This would allow students to continue learning safely while eliminating the need to add a make-up student attendance day later in the school calendar. In the instance of inclement weather this year, we will follow our standard protocols for determining school closures (details at d181.org/weather) and keep families and staff updated with the latest information as soon as possible. Please click here to review the components for “snow day” remote learning.

Remote Students – MAP Testing Begins This Week!
Please have your child(ren) enter through the main office doors. Just let us know if you have any questions.

Monday, January 11
9 am – 2nd Grade Remote Molinero – Testing Location: Madison
9 am – 1st Grade Remote Sales – Testing Location: The Lane School
9 am – 4th Grade Remote Ingstrup – Testing Location: Oak School
1 pm – 3rd Grade Remote Miller – Testing Location: Madison

Tuesday, January 12
9 am – 2nd Grade Remote Molinero – Testing Location: Madison
9 am – 1st Grade Remote Sales – Testing Location: The Lane School
9 am – 4th Grade Remote Ingstrup – Testing Location: Oak School
1 pm – 3rd Grade Remote Miller – Testing Location: Madison

Wednesday, January 13
9 am -5th Grade Remote Recktenwall – Testing Location: Madison

Thursday, January 14
9 am – 5th Grade Remote Recktenwall- Testing Location: Madison