Ready for Back to School at MCS? Here’s What You Need to Know

August 1, 2019

 

Madison Consolidated Schools (MCS) has released the following statement of information related to school activities for the 2019-2020 school year.

Students in preschool through grade 12, will begin their first full day of school on Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

School Name and Phone:

Main Corporation Number 812-274-8001

Deputy Elementary 812-274-8007

Anderson Elementary 812-273-8528

Lydia Middleton Elementary 812-274-8005

Rykers’ Ridge Elementary 812-274-8006

Madison Junior High School 812-274-8003

Madison High School 812-274-8002

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

RETURNING students: online registration is now open! Please visit www.madison.k12.in.us and login to your Skyward Family Access account and follow the online registration link.

NEW students (students never enrolled at MCS): online enrollment for new students will be available after July 19. Please visit here to enroll online. If you prefer to enroll in person, you may visit the main office of the school you will attend and there will be staff available to assist with new student registration during the dates and times listed below. If you are unable to enroll online or attend the designated dates and times, please call the school office to set an appointment.

Transfer students: students who have legal settlement (their home address) outside of the MCS district and desire to attend one of the schools within the corporation during the 2019-2020 school year, must file a request with the MCS Board of Trustees prior to August 14, 2019. Application forms may be obtained at the school buildings or at the MCS Administration Office, 2421 Wilson Avenue, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or online at www.madison.k12.in.us. All completed forms must be returned to the Administration Office.

It is important that your student be enrolled before the first day of school to help ensure all transportation, student technology, and administrative items can be completed prior to student arrival.

SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND EVENT DATES and TIMES

Deputy Elementary School Registration dates

August 5, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. **Includes Deputy Preschool

August 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

August 9, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 1 August 12, 2019 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Deputy Open House August 12, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. **Includes Deputy Preschool School day hours 7:25 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

School office hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Preschool hours 7:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. half day option 7:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Full day option After School Program hours 2:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Anderson Elementary School

Registration dates August 6th, 2019 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. August 7th, 2019 Noon – 5:00 p.m.

Anderson Open House August 13, 2019 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. **Includes Anderson Preschool School day hours 7:40 a.m. – 2:40 p.m. School office hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Preschool hours Half day option 7:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

Full day option 7:10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Future Cub Care After School Program Hours 2:40 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. **additional cost & application

Lydia Middleton Elementary School Registration dates August 6, 2019 9:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. August 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. August 8, 2019 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Lydia Middleton Open House August 13, 2019 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. **Includes Lydia Middleton Preschool School day hours 7:35 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

School office hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Preschool hours Half day option 7:15 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. Full day option 7:15 a.m.- 5:30 p.m.

Stars After School Program Hours 2:45-p.m.-5:30 p.m. **additional cost & application Rykers’ Ridge Elementary School Registration dates August 5, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

August 6, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rykers’ Ridge Open House August 13, 2019 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. **Includes Rykers’ Ridge Preschool

School day hours 7:35 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

School office hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Preschool hours half day option 7:35 a.m. – 10:35 a.m.

Full day option 7:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Future Cub Care After School Program Hours 2:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. **additional cost & application 2

Madison Junior High School Registration dates August 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. August 8, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 5 th

Social-Meet the Makers Night August 12, 2019 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. **For families and incoming 5 th grade students ** Madison Junior High Open House August 20, 2019 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. School day hours 7:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

School office hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Future Cub Care After School Program Hours (Grades 5 & 6) 3:05 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. **additional cost & application

Madison Consolidated High School Freshman Orientation August 1, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

MCHS Open House Schedule Pick UP August 1, 2019 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Registration Dates August 7, 2019 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. August 8, 2019 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

School day hours 8:00 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.

School office hours 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Student Media Release:

Throughout each school year, students from Madison Consolidated Schools may have an opportunity to be highlighted in various marketing or public relations related materials or projects to promote activities and achievements within our school district. These may include district-wide, building level, or classroom level promotion or recognition. As an example, students may be photographed, interviewed, or video recorded during classroom instruction, while attending school assemblies, or participating in extracurricular activities. Students may be featured in materials to increase public awareness of our schools through newspapers, radio, website, DVD’s, displays, brochures, or other media outlets. In the event you DO NOT want your student to participate, please complete the Media Opt Out Form during online registration or pick up and complete a hard copy from the main office office of your school. Link address is here.

STUDENT TEXTBOOKS and DEVICES Textbook rental and device rental is FREE for all students for the 2019-2020 school year! Students will be issued a rental technology device by the school. There is NO COST for the rental of the school-owned device and they will be collected at the end of the school year. Students will only be billed for any missing devices or chargers/cords at year end. You will be asked to sign a usage agreement outlining the terms of use during the registration process. 3

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE Student Insurance will once again be available through Markel Insurance Company. Students who wish to participate in the program can find the application online at www.madison.k12.in.us in the Family Information folder of the Document Library.

FOOD SERVICE INFORMATION

The school lunch program continues to be dedicated to feeding our students nutritious meals in the fastest and most pleasant manner possible. Menus will be available on our website, be sent home monthly with elementary students via student device, and posted at various locations in the junior and senior high schools to let students know what is being served. The menus will also be posted to our social media feeds on Facebook and Twitter @MCS_Indiana, on the radio, and available for download on our interactive food service website.

All students will be able to have one breakfast at school free of charge, the second meal price is $1.25. Parents are welcome to visit the cafeterias. The price for an adult lunch is $3.50 and adult breakfast is $2.10. Parents who wish to eat breakfast or lunch with their child should call the school office. No fast food meals may be brought into the dining room during meal service hours.

MCS participates in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. Paid lunch is $2.30 for elementary students and $2.50 for secondary students. Children from households that meet Federal income guidelines are eligible for free meals or reduced price meals at $0.40 for lunch and breakfast is free. Additionally, the passage of House Enrolled Act 1360 by the 1987 Indiana General Assembly provides textbook/workbook assistance for those children approved for free meals.

An application for free lunch and textbook rental may be completed if you feel you qualify for assistance. Our goal is to notify parents within 48 hours with approval or denial of the application and further information on what, if any, additional rental costs are due. Applications for textbook assistance are available in all school offices, as well as, during step 3 of the online registration process for returning students.

Households currently receiving food stamps or Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) need only to list the child’s name and food stamp or AFDC case number and sign the application. If you are directly certified for free meals, you will receive a letter. You do not need to complete a meal application if you are directly certified.

Children who receive free or reduced price meal benefits are treated the same as children who pay for their meal. In the operation of child feeding programs, no child will be discriminated against because of race, color, age, national origin, sex, or handicap. If the household believes that they have been discriminated against, they should write immediately to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20250. Likewise, if they believe that they have been discriminated against regarding the Textbook Assistance Program, they should contact the Indiana Department of Education, Room 229, State House, Indianapolis, IN 46204-2798.

If a household does not agree with the school’s decision on the application or the result of verification, they may wish to discuss it with a school official. They also have the right to a fair hearing. This may be done by contacting the following official: Ms. Tonya Feider, Nutrition and Wellness Coordinator, 2421 Wilson Avenue, Madison, IN 47250, phone (812) 274-8001.