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Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question about our district’s policies and procedures, chances are you’re not the only one. We’ve answered some of the most frequently asked questions below, and we’ve also included a copy of our current student handbook in the Quick Links area on the Home page so you can read up on anything we haven’t covered here. Of course, you are always welcome to give us a call with additional questions or concerns.

What is the dress code at Madison-Grant?

We expect our students to be well-groomed and to dress in a manner that reflects positively on our schools. We do not permit any item of clothing, accessory, or hairstyle that disrupts the educational process or that poses a safety risk to anyone. When dressing for school, students should consider whether their clothing is modest and conducive to appropriate and orderly school behavior.

Students should wear shoes or sandals and keep their torso and undergarments covered at all times. They must also wear jeans, pants, shorts, and skirts at the waistline and avoid wearing shorts or skirts that do not meet the “fingertip length” requirement. During school hours, we do not permit students to wear coats, caps, hats, bandanas, headbands, visors, other head coverings, sunglasses, or athletic uniforms not conforming to the dress code standard.

In addition, please note that we do not allow the following:

  • Spiked necklaces and/or bracelets of any kind
  • Midriffs, short shorts, or pajama pants
  • Clothing with holes or that is torn above the knee
  • Clothing advertising alcohol, drugs, or tobacco
  • Clothing with vulgar or suggestive language or symbols
  • Sleeveless shirts (all shirts/blouses must have sleeves)
  • Blouses and/or tops that expose too much of the chest

If a student comes to school in inappropriate clothing, we will ask him/her to change. In the event that the student is unable to do so, we will not allow him/her to attend class, and he/she will wait in I.S.S. We will have to assign detention to or suspend a student who habitually violates the dress code.

We reserve the right to determine whether a student’s clothing is appropriate for school.

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What if my child becomes ill during the school day?

If a student becomes ill during the school day, he or she should request permission from the teacher to go to the office. The school’s office staff will determine whether the student should remain in school or go home; however, we will not release any student from school without proper parental permission. If a student needs urgent medical attention, the office staff will follow the school’s emergency procedures and attempt to contact the student’s parents.

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Can I visit my child’s school during school hours?

We welcome parents to visit our schools at any time. When coming in for a visit, please report to the school’s office to sign in and obtain a pass. If you would like to meet with a staff member, please call to arrange a meeting time before coming to the school.

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Is my child allowed to carry a cell phone at school?

Students can carry cell phones or other wireless communication devices (WCDs) as long as the phones are powered OFF (not just set to vibrate or silent mode) and stored out of sight during school hours and on school vehicles. We make special exceptions for students who have obtained prior approval from the building principal for either of these circumstances: 1) the student is a member of a volunteer fire company/department, ambulance, or rescue squad; or 2) the student has a special health circumstance (for example, a family member is ill or the student has a specific health condition).

We do not allow students to use WCDs with built-in cameras at school, on school property, during after-school activities, or at school-related functions (including transportation to and from school). For more details about our policies and procedures regarding the use and possession of WCDs, please review our school handbook.

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When can I expect to see my child’s report card?

Your student will receive a report card at the end of each nine-week period. Please contact your child’s school for specific details regarding the distribution of report cards.

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Do you offer accident insurance for students?

Parents have the option of enrolling their children in the Student Accident Program which is endorsed by our school district. Please take a moment to review the coverage information (Spanish). You can call (877) 444-5014 to enroll by phone. 

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How can I find what is happening in my student’s classroom?

Teachers at all Madison-Grant schools update grades in PowerSchool from the previous week by Tuesday. Feel free to log in at any time to check on your student’s grades up to date by week. Please note, it is important that your family’s personal contact information is up to date in PowerSchool, as this is our resource for contact information for your family. 

For all schools in our district, you can also follow your student’s teacher on twitter, along with #WeAreMG across all social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. This will allow parents to see fun in the classrooms and stories happening in our Madison-Grant Community.

Elementary School Classroom Communication

Whether your student attends Park or Summitville Elementary, we communicate the same way to make it easy for you! Every teacher sends a newsletter home with each student with the activities for the week. We know that sometimes items can get misplaced in transit, so we will also post the classroom newsletters to your school’s website as well by Monday evening.

Jr./Sr. High School Classroom Communication

Your student has graduated from individual classroom newsletters as part of taking part in personal responsibility for their work. However, we love involve and inform parents about their student’s education and upcoming opportunities. It is so important for you to remain involved as a success partner in their education. You can stay up to date on your student’s grades by logging into PowerSchool, where grades update every Tuesday. 

As always, if you would like to speak with an individual teacher regarding your student, please feel free to email them, or call the school and ask for their classroom phone. Remember, it may take until the end of the next school day to get back to you to discuss or set up a time to meet. If you need immediate assistance, please contact the main office.

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I need to reach out to my student’s teacher. What is the best way to reach them?

Across our school corporation, we work to remain consistent in how we ask our teachers to communicate with you to make it easy. We have two easy ways to reach your student’s teacher:

  1. Classroom phone
  2. Email

Our teachers are laser focused on your student’s education during class time. If you call the school office, they can connect you to your teacher’s classroom phone. During instruction hours, the phone will automatically go to voicemail, so phone calls do not disrupt your student’s education. 

Please expect your teacher to reach out by the end of the next school day, whether you contact them via email or phone. It may be sooner, but we like to be aware of delays in case of absence, activities, or school events that may arise. If you need to speak with someone sooner, please call the school’s main office.

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