FAFSA Letter to Parents 

February 2016  
Dear Parents, 
You are receiving this letter because your child is a 12th grade student at Madera Unified School District. We would like to strongly encourage all 12th grade students to complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). 12th graders who complete the FAFSA by March 2nd will be considered for the Cal Grant or Middle Class Scholarship award. These state grants represent free money to assist students in pursuing higher education. The state requires school districts to submit 12th grade students grade point averages to the California Student Aid Commission to allow students to be eligible to qualify and receive these funds for post-secondary education. Please contact your child's counselor if you would like to have your child opt out of the GPA submission process. 
If you have questions or require assistance on the FAFSA application process, please contact your child's respective school counselor and the counselor will assist you with this process. 
Todd Lile 
Chief Academic Officer Secondary Schools



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Upcoming Events 
Jan. 29
Academic Decathlon
Feb. 1
Winter Formal Tickets on Sale
Week 1: $25/$50
Week 2: $30-$55*
*$5 Discount with Activities pass 
 Feb. 1
8th Grade Parent Information Night
Location: Thomas Jefferson Middle School
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. 
 Feb. 1
Seniors: FASFA Presentations-Civics
 Feb. 5
8th Grade Coyote Preview
 Feb. 6
Winter Formal
"Casino Royale"
7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Flores Gym 

Winter Formal
Alan Hollman A Message from Principal Alan Hollman

As we embark upon the school year, we want to encourage you to be prepared to put forth the best effort of your career.  We firmly believe that the opportunities available to young people today are the best ever, and we at Madera High are committed to preparing you to take advantage of those opportunities.  However, only through a combination of your effort and our program can we reach our goal.
The curriculum at Madera High is comprehensive and challenging.  Your intellectual, social, and emotional development has been provided for in our courses and I hope you have planned carefully in the selection of your particular course of study.  The staff is very interested in helping each of you have a quality educational experience.  If you require assistance of any kind, please seek the help of our teaching, counseling, or administrative staff.

The creation of an academic and disciplined, yet friendly, atmosphere on a school campus is the result of every person following the policies and norms of the school.  Those expected behaviors are outlined in this booklet and we would ask you to carefully review them so that misunderstandings do not result because of a lack of information.

We are very proud to be a part of "Coyote Country" and hope you feel the same way.  Together, we can make a great year at Madera High.  We extend our best wishes to you and hope to have an opportunity to help you be a success during the coming year. 



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