James Madison Middle School - A community of involved citizens that empowers all students and prepares them for success in a changing world!

General Info

ATTENDANCE LINE: 541-790-4343

OFFICE HOURS: 8:00am-4:00pm

CLASSES: 9:00am-3:35pm

(Early Release every Friday at 2:35pm)

PHONE: 541-790-4300  FAX: 541-790-4320


Volunteers & Visitors

4J schools use a school sign-in program called HelpCounter. All volunteers and visitors must sign in on a computer at our front counter. You can also go to this site on your own computer and sign up to volunteer and/or fill out your volunteer paperwork. Click on this link if you would like to update your info or fill out the volunteer forms: http://helpcounter.net/eugene

All School Field Trip!!

On Monday, Dec. 16, all Madison students will be traveling by bus to Matthew Knight arena to watch the #1 ranked Oregon women’s basketball team play! This is a rare opportunity for students and staff, and everyone is excited. Per our recent message sent out, here is the link to fill out the permission form online: Click here to fill out Dec. 16 permission form! This form can even be filled out right on your phone. Please fill this out ASAP. We will be sending paper forms home after the Thanksgiving break, but our preference is that parents will fill out the online form if possible! If you would like to chaperone (parents will be driving their own cars to the arena and staff will ride the buses with students), message Audrey at 541-790-4339 or wiltz_a@4j.lane.edu.

Parent Conferences

Parent/teacher conferences (arena style) are this week! On Nov. 6, parents can come from 5-8 p.m., to meet with teachers in the large gym. Conferences have a 10 minute time limit, so we can serve more parents. Teachers will also be available on Thurs., Nov. 7, from 8:00 a.m.-noon, and these will be the same (arena style, 10 minute limit), only they will be in the classroom commons! If you feel you have an issue which could take longer, you may schedule a private conference at a later time. The following teachers will only be available for the Weds. P.M. conferences: Jan Youngman, Jessica Johnson, Katie Bushnell, and Michael Kresko.

Student Walkout Demonstration

STUDENT WALKOUT DEMONSTRATIONS: Eugene has a rich history of politically active and civically engaged youth. As a district, we respect students’ voices and encourage them to be informed and engaged members of our community. Thanks to this history, our district has an established and consistent nonpunitive response to student walkout demonstrations, regardless of the purpose or the viewpoints being expressed:

4J schools do not organize or endorse walkouts or other demonstrations that disrupt the learning environment. However, students are not prevented from leaving their high school or middle school. (Elementary students must always be signed out by their parent to leave school.) Students’ attendance is recorded accurately with an unexcused absence, as it would be if they chose to be absent for other reasons. Although in rare cases some students have engaged in misbehavior that warranted discipline, there are no school-based disciplinary consequences for simply participating in a peaceful walkout protest.

This is 4J’s practice for all student walkouts and skip days, regardless of the topic or viewpoint. We are proud of the responsible and respectful conduct shown by most students participating in demonstrations in the past, and we expect such conduct to continue in future events such as the Global Climate Strike some students may participate in on Friday.

Picture Day!

This Wednesday, Sept. 11, is school picture day. All students will get their picture taken, even if they are not purchasing them, as this is the picture that will go on their Activity/ID Card and in the yearbook. Students who are purchasing pictures should bring their picture envelope, with cash or check enclosed, and hand it to the picture peeps when they are called to the gym. SMILE!

Important Docs

The documents below should be read by all parents (6th WEB Invite is only for 6th grade parents). Some of these will also be available as hard copies at Fee & Schedule Night. The Student/Parent Handbook will be given to all students on the first day of school, to be kept in their binder, so this one is for parents to view.

Student Technology Contract Every student must have this signed and turned in before they receive their iPad!

6TH WEB INVITE

EMAIL ADDRESS

19-20 STUDENT PARENT HANDBOOK

24-BTS-Ed-Records-Notice

Required Notice to Families

FIND MY BUS STOP

Riding the School Bus Safely – 2019

Riding the School Bus Safely – 2019 SPANISH

SCHOOLPAY BROCHURE

Spanish & English – Oregon Migrant Education Form

SUPPLIES LIST 19-20

New Boxtop App!

The new and improved Box Tops mobile app uses state-of-the-art technology to scan your store receipt, find participating products and instantly add Box Tops to Madison’s earnings online. Check it out here: https://www.boxtops4education.com/
Traditional Box Tops clips are being phased out of production, but may continue to be found on many products for awhile. Until the phase-out is complete, you can still clip and send them to school, but getting the app and scanning your store receipt will be so much easier.