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Madera Elementary School

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    Madera Elementary School 
    A Civic Leadership Academy

    Madera will develop thoughtful citizens and empower young leaders to become active members in their school, community and government.

    Enrollment & School of Choice Resources

    Neighborhood families may pick up kindergarten enrollment packets starting March 1, 2021 or access them electronically. A link will become active on March 1, 2021. 

    The School of Choice online application is now active. Forms are due February 26, 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions were are not able to do in person tours at this time. 

    **Photos with students were taken pre-Covid-19 from previous school years and the slideshow presents school life under normal conditions. **

    Morning Light@Madera--A video pictorial of our campus.

    Madera: A Day In The Life

    Madera School of Choice Night Video Presentation

    Mrs. Dennert is available for phone conferences to answer any questions as well.

     

     Schedule

    AM-MORNING COHORT: 8:00 A.M. to 10:30 a.m.  (For In Person Learners gate opens at 7:45 A.M.)

    PM-AFTERNOON COHORT: 11:40 to 2:10 p.m. (For In Person Learners gate opens at 11:25 A.M.)

    Virtual Help

    Dear Simi Valley School Families:

    We know that there are many small and large issues happening with the technology aspect of Virtual Instruction. We extended the range of help available to our families to specifically help families and students with their virtual instruction needs beyond the technical issues. Please read the following carefully.

    CALL THE HELP DESK (805) 306-4500, EXTENSION 4811

    Beginning Monday, when you call the IT Help Desk, you will have the option to ask for “Parent Support for Virtual Learning,” (press 1) or “Parent and Student Technical Support” (press 2). This service will be available from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    When you choose “Parent Support for Virtual Learning,” you will be connected with one our Teachers on Special Assignment (TOSAs). Our TOSAs train other teachers in how to use our technology tools in the classroom. They will be able to assist you with most questions concerning Google Classroom and other Google applications, Zoom, how to turn in assignments, resetting your District passwords and more.  

    When you choose “Parent and Student Technical Support,” you will be connected to a technician in the IT Department who can help you with problems concerning the Chromebooks, Internet HotSpots and other devices that may not be working correctly. 

    GO LIVE ON ZOOM WITH OUR TOSAS

    Beginning Monday, you will be able to use this LINK to access a live Zoom “call” with our TOSAs. With Zoom, you will be able to share your computer or device screen, which will allow them to see what your problem might be and better guide you. This service will be available from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    EMAIL OUR TOSAS

    Our third option for help is to contact our TOSAs through our new email account, ParentSupport@simivalleyusd.org. Send us your concerns and we will route them to the appropriate person for an answer. If you are emailing us, it will help to know your child’s full name and identification number along with the issues. You can even send screenshots. Most questions will be answered Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    We hope that this additional help, in conjunction with the assistance already being offered by your IT department’s Help Desk, will alleviate most of the lingering issues with getting our students online, logged into their classes and learning.

    We again thank you for your patience as we navigate these solutions for Virtual Learning.

    Recipient of Civic Learning Award of Merit

    Madera Elementary School has earned the California Department of Education Civic Learning Award of Merit for three years in a row! The Civic Learning Award for public schools is co-sponsored by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and California Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye. They recognize and value the important role of public schools to prepare students to participate in our democracy, and have a partnership to support civic education in California. The awards are designed to celebrate successful efforts to engage students in civic learning and to identify successful models that can be replicated in other schools.

    "When young people discover they can be agents of changes, wonderful things happen.They start to serve in the neighborhoods, learn about public issues, create innovative solutions to tough public challenges and eventually become the voters, community project builders and leaders in our communities and nation. Central to this transformation from spectator to citizen is an understanding of communities and nation. Central to this transformation from spectator to citizen is an understanding of who we are as Americans, our core democratic values, and the roles individuals can play."

    --Alma Powell

    Contact Us

    250 Royal Avenue
    Simi Valley, CA 93065
    805.520.6740

    Any fax numbers that appear on this site go directly to the district office, not to Madera. Please email Julie Killian at julie.killian@simivalleyusd.org for records requests.

    Amazon Smile Supports Madera

    This link will take you directly to smile.amazon.com to support the Madera PTA. Once there, you can search in the list of charities for "Madera PTA." It will pull up our account and you can select it as your charity. From then on, anytime you make an Amazon purchase through the smile.amazon.com link, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the cost of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to Madera PTA whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.