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Madison Metropolitan School District

Current Weekly Announcements

Bridge/Support Days

The week of June 5-7 is designated as Semester 2 Bridge/ Support days. Teachers will be assisting students in completing missing summative work and reflecting on semester learning. Be sure to review our Semester 2 Bridge Week Schedule. Grab & Go lunch will be available at the end of scheduled morning classes on Tuesday and Wednesday and buses will arrive at the regular dismissal time. Please note that in contrast to previous years, class attendance will be taken for all 3 days of Bridge Week.

Free Summer Youth Bus Passes

As part of Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s MetroForward >> initiative, the City of Madison is again teaming up with the Madison Metropolitan School District to distribute a summer Metro Transit pass to ALL middle and high school students.

This special summer program provides free rides to students attending 6th grade next year through those that have just graduated from high school to make it easier to get around to jobs, athletic camps, friends’ homes and other fun summer destinations.  Please see more information here.

Memorial students can pick up a bus pass in their neighborhood office.

Summer Food Program

Please see the attached flyer for information about our Summer Food Program beginning June 20.

Free & Reduced Meal Application

Families!  Please mark your calendars.  On July 1, the free & reduced meal application window opens for the next school year.  You can submit your application on or after July 1.  Log into, and under "Benefits" on the left side you'll see "Apply".  

Work Permit System Changes

Beginning June 30th, MMSD schools will no longer be issuing work permits. The Department of Workforce Development's Equal Rights Division has developed a new online work permit application tool. The Division carefully considered the lessons of the past few years, when pandemic restrictions made it nearly impossible for some minors to obtain work permits and decided to pursue an online application that would be available to the parents of minors 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from any computer, tablet, smartphone, or similar device. The application improves accessibility for minors who live in rural or underserved areas and eliminates the difficult logistics involved in working parents having to take off work to make a trip to a work permit office.   

The application is live now. A parent can access the site using these instructions. Payment is made directly to the department through the application, using a credit or debit card or by ACH direct withdrawal. Once the permit application process is complete, the Department mails a paper copy of the permit directly to the employer.

In addition, we have reorganized our employment of minors web pages. The information you need is linked at the bottom of this page, including a guide to hazardous and prohibited work, the hours and times of day restrictions for minors, and links to the appropriate statutes and codes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by email at

Attention Senior Families

There is still time to place your orders for graduation attire, if you have not done so already. Please submit your orders online at as soon as possible. Orders and payments must be made directly to Midwest Scholastic, Memorial will NOT accept orders or payments. ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT ORDERS SHOULD BE ADDRESSED DIRECTLY TO MIDWEST SCHOLASTIC at NOTE: A late fee of $15 is now being added to all orders.

Caps & Gowns will be available for pick-up in the Wisconsin Office once delivered. If you were unable to attend Cap & Gown Distribution on Wednesday, April 26th, you can come to the Wisconsin Office to pick-up your graduation attire.

Senior Tributes The PTSO would like to honor your senior! Parents/guardians/members of the senior class can submit a single entry per senior. The PTSO will create a graphic with the info and make a special post to honor your graduate on our PTSO Facebook and Instagram pages. The submission form can be found at

Help NEEDED! We need many parent volunteers to make the Senior Class Party a night to remember! Sign up today to support your student:

Senior Class Party Wishlist We need your help to ensure the Class of 2023's Senior Party is a hit! Please consider one of these ways to make an impact:

  • Select an item from our Amazon Wish List and the shipping option "Memorial Senior Prizes/Cristi Letang.
  • Donate via Venmo @VPM-PTSO with a note that your donation is for the Senior Party.

The Graduation Website has been recently updated with a lot of important information regarding Graduation and upcoming events (Senior Picnic, Senior Party, Graduation Rehearsal, and Senior Walk). Please stay informed, these next few weeks are going to fly by! Feel free to reach out to Rachel Braun in the Wisconsin Neighborhood Office with any questions or concerns.

Instructional Minutes Make-Up Plan

Per the communication you received from the district, we are following up with additional information regarding the activities students should complete to make-up for missed instructional minutes across this school year.  Looking forward, the suggested times to complete these asynchronous activities are 60 minutes per week during each of our early release Mondays on  April 10-June 5.  Grade-level activities can be found here and information will also be shared with students via their grade-level google classroom as follows:

These activities align with our college and career readiness focus, such as ACT test preparation and post high school planning.

If a student is in need of internet access, we have hotspots that families may receive. These hotspots are for instructional purposes and will work with district-issued devices. Students should contact Ms. Delorme (Library) if they are in need of a hotspot for their family.  Public libraries are also  available for students in need of internet access/ support:

Special education case managers will be reaching out to students and families if specially designed instruction needs to be made up in addition to asynchronous opportunities.

Attendance Updates for Second Semester

Like many neighboring districts and other high school buildings within MMSD, we have seen an increase in tardiness in our building–resulting in a loss of instructional time for some students. In response to this, VPM staff and administration have created new initiatives, starting second semester, to increase student engagement. These initiatives include:

  • Attendance/Improvement Incentive Program: Through the support of local sponsors, we will provide incentives to students demonstrating continuous and/or improved engagement/attendance (random drawings for eligible students).
  • School-Based Attendance Campaign: Through the use of signage, tv and video boards, and messaging, we will emphasize the importance of attendance.
  • Student Interview Process: Student Services Staff members will be utilizing circles with students who possess a significant number of tardies to build support plans.

For students who are chronically absent, we have also re-imagined our Truancy Process to more efficiently utilize our school-based resources–while making information and resources more accessible to families. If you have additional questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to reach out to your student’s neighborhood principal.

Drop Off and Pick Up

Please be aware that students should not be dropped off or picked up in the Jefferson Parking Lot (near the Fieldhouse).  During construction, this area is our designated area to drop off and pick up our students who require specialized transportation.  We need the space to load and unload students who are in wheelchairs and it is important that we keep the area clear of other vehicles.  We appreciate your assistance in this.

No Admit List

The No Admit List is now in effect for sports events and school dances.  Impacted students and parents/ guardians will receive an email each Monday if they had 5+ tardies and/or 2+ unexcused absences during the preceding week. Students on the No Admit list cannot attend any sport events during the week they are on the No Admit List and must have 4 or less tardies and 1 or less unexcused absences across a school week to not appear on the following week’s No Admit List. Information regarding the No Admit List process can be found on this information sheet.  If a student believes there are extenuating circumstances that impact their attendance for a given week, they should reach out to their Neighborhood Assistant Principal to discuss these concerns prior to purchasing tickets and/or attending a school event to determine if an exception to the No Admit List can be made.

Safety and Security

We want our schools to be safe and welcoming learning environments.  Building security, incident response and threat assessments are vital components as well. Please review the letters below for more information:

Health & Safety Planning

Please refer to the MMSD COVID Health and Safety Guidance for updated information.