• MADERA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
    1902 Howard Road
    Madera, CA 93637

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    District Governing Board
    Ray G. Seibert, President
    Ruben Mendoza, Clerk

    Joetta Fleak
    , Trustee  
    Ed McIntyreTrustee
    Ricardo Arredondo, Trustee
    Brent Fernandes, Trustee 
    Lucy Salazar, Trustee

    District Administration 
    Todd Lile, Superintendent
    Sandon Schwartz, Deputy Superintendent
    Sheryl Sisil, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services
    Kent Albertson, Chief Human Resources Officer
    Arelis Garcia, Chief Financial Officer
    Linda Monreal, Chief Academic Officer, Elementary
    Jesse Carrasco, Chief Academic Officer, Secondary
    Babatunde Ilori, Executive Director of Accountability and Communications
    Dr. Rebecca Malmo, Executive Director of Student and Family Support Services

    Madera Unified School District (559) 675-4500
    Transportation (559) 673-2288 or (559) 673-2289
    Child Nutrition (559) 675-4546
    Pre-School (559) 675-4490
    Facilities Planning & Construction Management (559) 675-4548


    MADERA UNIFIED
    SCHOOL DISTRICT
    1902 Howard Road
    Madera, CA 93637
    (559) 675-4500
    FAX: (559) 675-1186
    www.madera.k12.ca.us

         MUSD

    Board of Trustees: Ray G. Seibert, President;
    Ruben Mendoza, Clerk
    Trustees: Ricardo Arredondo; Brent Fernandes; Ruben Mendoza; Joetta Fleak; Lucy Salazar 
    Superintendent: Todd Lile

    Dear Maderans,

    On behalf of the Madera Unified School District Governing Board, support staff, teachers, and administrators, welcome to the 2019-20 school year! Just like last year, we hope to learn a great deal from our teacher-leaders at every school as they work with their principals to strategically plan student learning and growth. WE BELIEVE their shared vision and planning will make a tremendous difference at every school. To support their work, we've engaged our principals in the nation's best executive development program to help them utilize modern education research. WE BELIEVE that although Madera has challenges like big districts, we're still small and unified enough to make a real difference!

    Our drive to improve and meet the community's needs is sincere and ambitious. You will likely notice that all our schools are looking the best they have in years. You will undoubtedly see improvements to safety and security of the schools too. Please visit the Parent Resource Centers at Alpha, Lincoln, Millview, Monroe, Rose, Sierra Vista, or Washington. Staff there has expertise in registration, parent empowerment, district services for families, and is just generally willing to help however they can.

    When school staff and family work together we can address almost any need and help students have a fantastic year of learning. Excellent support has been provided by staff for 53 years and today you will find dedicated adults who live out the Governing Board's value statement: Madera Unified, where students are driven by their aspirations and inspired by their circumstances. WE BELIEVE speaking multiple languages will be a future job skill! WE BELIEVE life's challenges create resiliency and pride. WE BELIEVE in our trustees' bold vision of becoming the highest performing district of our kind!

    As Torres High School rises from the earth to open in a few years, other important projects are underway. Our graduate profile has been developed with input from hundreds of parents, community members, business owners, and students. We will be aligning our curriculum from K-12 to meet this century's demands. A high tech, project-based, career-themed middle school has been programmed, planned, and is in fie architectural design phases now. Our high schools have the highest graduation rates ever and send more students to universities than ever. Our Dual Language Program (Spanish/English) at Madison Elementary moves up to 1st Grade this year, too! WE BELIEVE MUSD is a place where your students can thrive academically, artistically, and athletically. Thank you for believing.

    WE BELIEVE in your students and your family!

    Todd Lile
    Superintendent


    MUSD 2020-2021 School Calendar

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    MUSD Community Compact 2020-2021

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    Furman High Wellness Policy

    Federal Public Law (PL 108.265 Section 204) states that by (he first day of the 2006 school year beginning after June 30, 2006 all schools must develop a local wellness policy that involves parents, students, a representative from the School Food Authority, school board, school administrators and the public. The Local Education Authority (LEA) will establish a plan for measuring implementation of the local wellness policy.

    Mission Statement: The mission of Furman High School is to promote a healthy lifestyle for students, parents and staff which will lead to lifelong maintenance of healthy habits, This mission will be accomplished by the development and implementation of' Our district wellness policy which will incorporate nutrition education and standards, physical activity and any other school related activities.

    Nutrition Education Goals

    • Furman High will educate, encourage and support healthy eating by all students of all ages.

    Physical Education Goals

    • Furman High will provide opportunities for students to maintain physical fitness.
    • Furman High will adopt or exceed the slate standards for physical activity.

    Nutrition Standards

    1. Furman High will comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Public Schools Nutrition Policy.
      The TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL NUTRITION POLICY HAS ALREADY PROVIDED A VERY SOLID BASE TO SETTING STANDARDS
    2. Furman High will comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Texas Public School Nutrition Policy as well as adhere to the following restrictions.

    *A SCHOOL MAY OPT TO BE MORE RESTRICTIVE

    • Ala carte
    • Vending machines
    • Fundraisers
    • Class parties
    • Others

    Other School Related Activities

    • Furman High will create a total school environment that is conducive to being physically active.

    Nutrition Education Guidelines

    Goal #1 - Furman High will educate, encourage and support healthy eating all students of all ages.

    Guidelines:

    • Schools will promote fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low fat & fat free dairy, healthy food preparation and health enhancing nutrition practices.
    • Nutrition Education will be part of not only health education classes, but also classroom instruction in subjects such as Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies and elective subjects.
    • The school cafeteria serves as a "Learning Lab" to all students to apply critical thinking skills taught in the classroom.
    • Nutrition Education will involve sharing information with families and the broader community to positively impact students and the health of the community.
    • School will promote enjoyable, developmentally and culturally appropriate participatory activities.
    • Schools will offer nutrition education at each grade level as a part of a sequential, comprehensive, standards based program designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary 10 promote and protect their health.
    • The staff responsible for nutrition education will be adequately prepared and participate regularly in professional development activities to effectively deliver an accurate nutrition education program as planned

    Physical Activity Guidelines

    Goal #1 - Furman High will provide opportunities for students to regularly participate in physical activity and maintain physical fitness.

    Guidelines:

    • Children should have several opportunities for physical activity lasting 15 minutes or more approximately every two hours, especially during the daytime hours.
    • Schools will implement physical activities from adopted curriculums.
    • Schools will encourage classroom teachers to provide short activity breaks between lessons or classes.
    • Schools will provide daily recess period prior to lunch.

    Goal #2 - Furman High will adopt or exceed the state standards for physical activity.

    Guidelines:

    • Policies ensure that state physical education classes have student teacher ratio similar to others.
    • Policies ensure state-certified physical education instructors.
    • Time allotted consistent with research and standards, 30 minutes per day or 135 minutes per week, kindergarten thru sixth grade.
    • Schools will provide opportunities for activity through physical education classes, recess and integration in curriculum.

    Nutrition Standards Guidelines

    Goal #1 Furman High will comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Texas Public Schools Nutrition Policy.
    The TEXAS PUBLIC SCHOOL NUTRITION POLICY I-LAS ALREADY PROVIDED A VERY SOLID BASE TO SETTING STANDARDS
    Attach School Nutrition Policy

    Goal #2 Furman High will comply with the current USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Texas Public School Nutrition Policy as well as adhere to the following restrictions.
    *SCHOOL MAY OPT TO BF, MORE RESTRICTIVE
    Attach School Nutrition Policy plus record restrictions:

    A la carte

    • Food providers will be sensitive to the school environment (logos on campus).
    • SHAC determines competitive food selections.
    • Nutrition information for products offered is readily available near the point of purchase.

    Vending machines

    • Nutrition information for products offered is readily available near the point of purchase.

    Fundraisers

    • Food and beverages sold at fundraisers include healthy choices and provide age appropriate selections for all school levels.

    Class parties

    • Class parties and celebrations be conducted after lunch abiding to Furman High's wellness policy.

    Others

    • Promotional activities (o encourage physical activity, academic achievement in compliance with local guidelines.
    • Promotional activities connected to healthy lifestyles.

    Other School Based Activities Guidelines

    Goal #1 - Furman High will create a total school environment that is conducive to being physically active.

    Guidelines:

    • After-school programs will encourage physical activity and promote healthy habits.
    • Schools will deny student participation in recess Or other physical activity as a form of discipline or classroom make-up time.
    • Schools will schedule recess for elementary schools before lunch so that children will come to lunch less distracted and ready to eat.
    • Each school's weekly newsletter will provide information about healthy eating and the benefits of physical activity.

    Adopted April 26, 2018 by SSC, ELAC and Wellness Policy


    Commitment to Education
    Free From Harassment, Bullying and Discrimination

    To:  All Madera Unified School District parents/guardians, students and staff

    The Madera unified School District is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment, bullying and discrimination.  The District will not tolerate acts of harassment, bullying or discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, religion, mental or physical disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group(s) with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  Students and parents/guardian(s) are encouraged to work together with the District to prevent all forms of harassment, bullying and discrimination.

    Any student who believes he or she has been subject to harassment, bullying, discrimination or a hostile environment based on any of the culture(s) listed above should report the matter to the District through the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) set forth in Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3. The District will promptly conduct an investigation into complaints involving harassment, discrimination or bullying as set forth in Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3.  Contact information for the District's compliance officers responsible for investigating and responding to complaints and/or discrimination are below:

    Chief Academic Officers
    1902 Howard Road
    Madera, CA 93637
    Telephone: (559)675-4500 x246

    Students found to have engaged in harassment, discrimination, bullying or other acts, creating a hostile environment will be promptly disciplined pursuant to applicable section(s) of the California Education Code(s), the California Code of Regulations, Board Policy(ies), Administrative Regulations and the District Parent-Student Handbook.  Disciplinary action may, depending upon the circumstances of each particular incident, result in suspension or expulsion.

     


    Maintenance & Operations

    July 1, 2019

    TO: PARENTS & GUARDIANS
          M.U.S.D. EMPLOYEES

    FROM:  CURTIS MANGANAAN, DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE & OPERATIONS M.U.S.D.
               Maintenance & Operations AHERA DESIGNEE

    RE: ASBESTOS HAZARD EMERGENCY RESPONSE ACT (AHERA)
          ASBESTOS INSPECTIONS AND MANAGEMENT PLANS

    Madera Unified School District hired Hazard Management Services, Inc. (HMS, INC.) consulting company, to complete the required three-year re-inspection of all asbestos containing building materials in the District. The re-inspection was completed by August 2017 by an accredited inspector and the re-inspection data has been incorporated into the management plan.

    In addition, during the past year the district performed the six-month surveillance on January 2019 and July 2019. This information is also incorporated into the management plan.

    A copy of the district management plan is available for review during normal office hours in the Administrative Office at each site and the Maintenance Office located at 1205 Madera Avenue. If copies of the plan are desired, a nominal duplicating fee may be charged.

    If you have questions concerning the plan or the District's compliance with EPA Asbestos Regulations, please contact the District's Asbestos Program Manager.

    CURTIS MANGANAAN
    1205 MADERA AVENUE
    MADERA, CA 93637
    (559) 675-4534
    Fax: (559) 675-4549


    NOTIFICATION OF PLANNED PESTICIDE USE

    Assembly Bill 2260 (Healthy Schools Act of 2000), which became effective on January 1, 2001, reduces children's exposure to toxic pesticides through information and integrated pest management. For the 2019-20 school year, Madera Unified School District may apply the following pest management products as necessity dictates.

    Product

    Active Ingredient

    EPA #

    Purpose

    Advance Granular Ant Bait

     Abamectin B1 0.011%

    499-370

    Ants

    Advion Ant Gel

    Indoxacarb 0.05 %

    100-1498

    Ants

    Advion Cockroach Gel Bait

    Indoxacarb 0.06 %

    100-1484

    Cockroaches

    Alpine WSG

    Dinotefuran 40.0 %

    499-561

    Insects

    Demand CS

    Lambda-cyhalothrin 9.7 %

    100-1066

    Insects

    Fastrac All-Weather Blox

    Bromethalin 0.01 %

    12455-95

    Rodents

    Finale

    Glufosinate-ammonium-11.33%

    432-1229

    Weeds

    Feehand 1.75 G CA

    Dimethenamid-P .75 %...pendimethalin-1.O%

    7969-358

    Weeds

    Fusilade ll

    Fluazifop-P-butyl(phenoxy propanoate)-24.5%

    100-1084

    Weeds

    JT Eaton Answer for pocket gophers

    Diphacinone .005 %

    56-57

    Gophers

    Nyguard IGR Concentrate

    2-(1- Menthyl- 2-(4-phenoxyphenoxy)ethoxy)pyridine 10.0 %

    1021-1603

    Insects

    Onslaught FastCap

    Esfenvalerate-6.40 %..Prallethrin-1.60 %..Piperonyl butoxide-8.OO %

    1021-2574

    Insects

    Magnify Activator

    Alkyl polglycoside,Ammoniun sulfate and Ammonium Nitrate 51.15%

    17545-50018

    Weeds

    Pendulum Aqua Cap

    Pendimethalin - 39.7 %

    241-416

    Weeds

    One Shot

    2,4 D (CAS 94-75-7) Mecoprop-(CAS 16484-77-8) Dicamba (CAS 1918-00-9) Dithiopyr (CAS 97886-45-8)

    2217-856-7001

    Fertilizer/weed control

    Speed Zone Southern

    Carfentrazone-ethyl-O.54%.. 2,4-D,ethylherxyl-10.49 %..mecoprop- 2.66 %

    2217-835

    Weeds

    Surflan AS

    Oryzalin 40.4 %

    70506-44

    Weeds

    Suspend SC

    Deltamethrin - 4.75 %

    432-763

    Insects

    Target Pro-Spreader Activator

    Alkyl phenol ethoxylate,lsopropanol,and Fatty Acids 90 %

    1050775-50022-AA

    Weeds

    Termidor SC

    Fipronil - 9.1 %

    7969-210

    Insects

    Vendetta Plus Gel Bait

    Abamectin Bl- 0.05 %...Pyriproxyfen - 0.50 %

    1021-2593

    Cockroaches

    Wasp Freeze

    d - trans Allethrin-O.129... Phenothrin- 0.120 %

    499-362

    Insects

    Wilco Gopher Getter Bail Type 2

    Diphacinone .005 %

    36029-23

    Gophers

    Wilco Squirrel Bait

    Diphacinone .005 %

    36029-17

    Squirrel

    Additional information on pest management products is available on the California Department of Pesticide Regulation's website www.cdpr.ca.gov. Madera Unified School District has adopted an Integrated Pest Management program (IPM) that requires pest management action only when necessary and with the least- hazardous method. Additional information regarding the MUSD IPM program can be found on Madera Unified School website http://www.madera.k12.ca.us/Page/8751.

    Applicators receive annual safety training, strictly follow the U.S. EPA label instructions and only apply pesticides when they are necessary. The District will make every effort to apply pesticides when students are NOT present, but reserves the right to spray within the Laws of the State anytime it deems safe, using the utmost care while students are present. To register with the District to receive notification of individual pest management product applications at a specific school site, contact school for notification request. Registrants will be notified of individual applications at least 72 hours in advance.

    If you have any questions, please contact Curtis Manganaan, Director of Maintenance and Operations at (559) 675-4534.


    Maintenance & Operations

    July 1, 2019
    Dear Parent(s):

    The Healthy Schools Act of 2000 was signed into law in September 2000 and requires that all schools provide parents or guardians of students with annual written notification of expected pesticide use on school sites.  The notification will identify the active ingredient or ingredients in each pesticide product and will include the Internet address (http://www.cdpr.ca.gov) for further information on pesticides and their alternatives. Parents or guardians may request prior notification of individual pesticide applications at the school site. People listed on this registry will be notified at least 72 hours before pesticides are applied. If you would like to be notified every time we apply a pesticide, you may complete and return this form below to the school office.

    If you have any questions, please contact Curtis Manganaan at (559) 675-4534.

    Sincerely,

    Curtis Manganaan
    Director Of Maintenance & Operations
    Madera Unified School District

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    OPTIONAL REQUEST FOR INDIVIDUAL PESTICIDE APPLICATION NOTIFICATION

    I understand that, upon request, the school district is required to supply information about individual pesticide applications at least 72 hours before application. I would like to be notified before each pesticide application at this school. I would prefer to be contacted by (check one):
                      ( )U.S. Mail                                    ( ) E-Mail                         ( ) Phone

    Please print neatly:

    School: ____________________________________________

    Name Of Parent/Guardian:_______________________________ Date: ____________

    Address:_______________________________________________________________

    Day Phone:________________________ Evening Phone:______________________

    E-Mail:______________________________________________________________

    1205 Madera Avenue, Madera, CA 93637
    Office Phone: (5591 675-4534           Fax: 1559) 675-4549