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First Day 2015

August 26

The first day of classes is Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

Orientation Dates

Island/Jeffrey/Ryerson Elementary
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Gr K-2
Gr 3-4
1:00 -1:45 PM
2:15 - 3:00 PM
Dr. Robert H. Brown Middle School
Monday, August 24, 2015
Grade 5 12:15 - 1:00 PM
Walter C. Polson Middle School
Monday, August 24, 2015
Grade 7 1:30 - 2:30 PM
Daniel Hand High School
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Grade 9 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Transportation / Bus Stops

Durham School Services does a great job of safely transporting our Madison students to and from school each day. Please contact Magda Grayson, Durham School Services General Manager, at 203-318-0777 with questions regarding student transportation.

Bus Stops

Daycare Transportation
If your child needs transportation to or from an alternate daycare address, you must fill out and submit the Daycare Transportation Form. This form must be completed and submitted annually. Please submit by Friday, August 14, 2015 in order to be effective for the first day of school.

Transportation Homepage

School Bell Times

School Hours including Delayed Opening and Early Dismissal times.

School Calendar

The School District Calendar (pdf) is posted on the website on the right-hand side of the Dates of Distinction page. This convenient One-Page calendar displays important dates on one page.

School Year Calendar

The Dates of Distinction page lists events for all schools in our district. You can filter this page to show only the events for the schools your children attend.

Alternatively, you can also visit each school's webpage to view their calendar of events.

Do you use an ical calendar? You can feed our school and district calendars directly into your calendar and always stay up-to-date. This is very convenient if you view your calendar on a smartphone. Just grab the ical link iCal for the calendar of your choice on the Calendar page.

School Lunch

Please visit our Dining section for information on School Lunches, Menus and Pricing.

Information about Free and Reduced Lunches and the Connecticut HUSKY Insurance Program will be sent home with students during the first few days of school.

Code of Conduct & Student Handbooks

The Madison Public Schools’ Student Code of Conduct is approved annually by the Board of Education. The Code of Conduct can be accessed on website of the Madison Public Schools district. We ask that you review this information with your child(ren).

The Student Handbooks are posted on the same webpage as the Code of Conduct.

eNotify Subscription

Please be sure to subscribe to our eNotify service. You can receive email communication from the district and your child's school.

Open House Dates

Open houses are held in September and can be found on the calendar. REVISED 8/18/15

Open House Grade Date Time
All Elementary Schools 3 - 4 9/10/2015 6:00 PM
All Elementary Schools K - 2 9/10/2015 7:15 PM
Brown Middle School 5 9/9/2015 6:30 PM
Brown Middle School 6 9/16/2015 6:30 PM
Polson Middle School 7 & 8 9/24/2015 6:30 PM
Daniel Hand High School 9 - 12 9/17/2015 6:45 PM


Visit the School District Forms page for many of the forms used in the school district.

School Supplies

School supply lists have been posted on the following school homepages:

Island Avenue Elementary

Jeffrey Elementary

Ryerson Elementary

Brown Middle School

Polson Middle School

Portal Access

Students in Grades 5 - 12, as well as their parents, have access to the Finalsite (teacher websites) and Infinite Campus (grades & attendance) portals.

Parents of students entering grade 5 and parents of any students grade 6-12 who are new to the district will receive a letter in late August with instructions for using the portals. All other parents will continue to use their existing accounts.

Students will receive instructions at school.

More Calendar Events

  • May 2016
    • 05-30 Memorial Day

      Schools Closed

  • June 2016
    • 06-07 BOE Planning Committee CANCELLED 6:00 PMCentral Office (B)
    • 06-07 BOE Finance Committee 8:00 PMDHHS LMC Classroom
    • 06-21 BOE Planning Committee 8:45 AMCentral Office (B)
    • 06-21 BOE Finance Committee 5:30 PMCentral Office (B)

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