Important Information for Families

  • Please note: Only students who are registered for onsite online learning can attend.

    What is Onsite Online Learning?

    In accordance with the Executive Order issued by Governor Ducey, 2020-51 Arizona: Open for Learning, Madison District will be providing onsite online learning support beginning Monday, August 17, 2020.

    The on-site online learning option, per the Governor’s Executive Order, will be available to meet the needs of students who qualify for Free & Reduced Lunch, or students who receive Special Education Services, or students who are English Language Learners (ELL), or students in the care of the Department of Child Safety.

    Onsite online learning will provide supervised workspace with access to internet services for students.

    Onsite online learning is not a typical school environment and will not include in-person instruction by a certified teacher. Students will be provided workspace and will connect to their classroom teacher through their Google Classroom and/or Schoology for distance learning.

    Students with qualifying services will be contacted by Madison Student Services to arrange onsite online learning.

    Will Before/After School Hours Care (MAC) be available?

    With limited staff members available, and in alignment with health mitigation strategies, it is highly recommended that students only stay on campus for the amount of time necessary to complete online coursework.

    The MAC program will be available before and after school for middle school students and for Madison Traditional Academy Students.

    The MAC program will be available after school for elementary school students.

    Information for the MAC program, including the fees, is available here.

    Is daily onsite attendance required?

    Students are not required to attend onsite every day. The onsite online learning opportunity provides a safe workspace, as needed. School attendance will be recorded by the classroom teacher.

    Students will be required to stay until dismissal, unless signed out by a parent/authorized adult. Students using district transportation will not need to be signed in/out by a parent/authorized adult.

    Reporting Illness

    If a student becomes sick with COVID-19 symptoms or reports a positive COVID-19 test please immediately report this situation to your school principal. Confidentiality will be maintained to the greatest extent possible.

    Will breakfast and lunch be provided?

    • Breakfast and lunch will be provided on a free, reduced fee, or full fee basis depending on eligibility.
    • Please be sure you have completed the Free & Reduced Meal Application at https://family.titank12.com/.
    • Students may bring their own meals. Outside food cannot be delivered.

    What materials and supplies will my child need?

    • Students are to bring their District-issued Chromebook and headphones each day. Parents should contact the school secretary to check out these materials.
    • Students are to bring other learning materials as requested by their teachers in order to complete tasks and assignments.
    • Students are expected to bring materials such as books, art supplies, and/or individual games to use as activities to complete during downtimes.
    • Students are required to wear cloth face coverings.

    Technology Information

    For health and sanitization purposes, and to ensure internet filtering at home, all onsite online learning students are required to use a district Chromebook, which must be taken home each night for homework and brought back to campus each morning. This includes any families who already have a personal device at home. If you have not yet picked up a district Chromebook, please stop by your child's home school to pick one up ASAP. For more information, please contact your child's school.

    Parent Expectations

    In order to ensure health mitigation standards are met and a suitable workspace environment is created, all parents must adhere to the following expectations:

    • Parents will register their child for onsite online learning workspace.
    • Parents will not send their child to the onsite locations if their child was not registered.
    • Parents will ensure their child completes the health screening prior to arrival.
    • Parents will ensure their child arrives for the onsite online learning workspace with a District-issued Chromebook for accessing the distance learning platform (available by contacting your child’s school office), headphones, and any other necessary school supplies.
    • Unless using district bus transportation, parents (or an authorized adult) will accompany their child to and from school, where a staff member will check students in and out.
    • Unless registered for MAC, parents will ensure their elementary child is picked up at dismissal time.
    • If your child has specific health needs or requires medication, parents must contact the school health office. Parents will follow all school guidelines regarding the administration of medication to students.
    • Any adult picking up a child prior to dismissal must be prepared to show identification and must be listed as approved for pick up.
    • Parents are to make certain that contact and health information is updated with the school.

    Student Expectations

    All students are entitled to a positive and safe learning environment. In an effort to ensure this opportunity is provided for all students, the following expectations and guidelines will be followed:

    • Students are expected to follow the guidelines of the school opening plan, including wearing cloth face coverings.
    • Students are required to wash their hands at the following times:
    • Upon arrival at school
      • After being outside
      • Before and after lunch
      • Prior to leaving school for the day
      • After sneezing, coughing, our blowing nose, and
      • Prior to and after removing and putting on a face mask.
    • Students are expected to follow the Student Code of Conduct as detailed in the Student/Parent Handbook. Interventions and Responses to student incidents may include loss of the opportunity to participate in the onsite online learning.
    • Students are expected to be dressed appropriately for learning, per the dress code in the Student/Parent Handbook. Uniform dress will not be required for onsite online learning.
    • Students are to bring their District-issued Chromebook and headphones each day. Parents should contact the school secretary to check out these materials.
    • Students are to bring other learning materials as requested by their teachers in order to complete tasks and assignments.
    • Students are expected to bring materials such as books, art supplies, and/or individual games to use as activities to complete during downtimes.
    • Students are expected to be active partners in their learning progress by following the daily schedule set by the teacher.
    • Students are expected to complete assignments with integrity and academic honesty.
    • Students are expected to do their best to meet timelines, commitments, and due dates.
    • Students are expected to communicate with teachers if a deadline cannot be met or for additional support.
    • Students are expected to be good digital citizens, including using the chat and messaging features appropriately and only at the direction of the teacher to ask questions and/or make comments about what is being discussed.
    • Students will not record or take photos of any class synchronous learning sessions.

    Workspace Set-up

    • All student desks or tables will face the same direction.
    • Students will be spaced apart and assigned to a workspace.
    • High contact areas will be cleaned regularly.
    • Students will keep their belongings in their backpacks when not in use.
    • Use of shared materials will be minimized as much as possible.