Community Update, September 17

Angela Smith, Superintendent

September 17, 2021


Dear Madison Community,


It is hard to believe that we have been back in school for over a month already. The Middle School has had parent teacher conferences, with High School conferences on September 22 and September 30, and Elementary conferences on October 13 and October 21. Now is the time to connect with your student’s teachers to find out ways to help them be successful in the classroom. Our teachers are working hard to help students reacclimate to the classroom and your partnership with our schools is important. 


Late arrival at the Madison Middle School and Madison High School starts September 21, 2021. Bus routes for grades 6-12 will be an hour later; if you have questions about late arrival specific to your child, please contact the building principal. The elementary start time will remain the same. At all three levels, our teachers will be meeting to look at ways to improve instruction for our students - they will be looking at data, and ways to maximize our resources to really help our students achieve.  


I have attached a letter from  Dr. Michael Baker from Eye Doctors of Madison offering eye care to students in need  as well as a flier for a Drive Thru School Market sponsored by the Painesville City Schools’ Family Resource Center. These opportunities provide much needed resources for our community. I appreciate the partnership with Dr. Baker and his generosity in helping our students be successful in school. The Drive Thru School Market is scheduled for next Friday, September 24 and is open to all Lake County residents.  


As the nation celebrates Constitution Day, it is an important time to reflect on the longevity of our Constitution and the rights it affords all of us. Our students at all levels study this important document.  Today at South Elementary, they hosted a very special Constitution Day program - one of the first public programs we have had since the pandemic began. Thank you to all who made the program a success! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and enjoy this late summer weather.  #WeAreMadisonBlue #MadisonStrong!




Angela Smith



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