Back to School
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! It is an absolute honor for me to serve you as Superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District. Our theme for this school year is “Leaning Forward Together” in excellence, equity, humanity, and intentionality.
Our work continues to be inspired (and guided) by the ideals and goals of our Strategic Framework. And we recognize the decisions we continue to make on behalf of students and families are of no small consequence. We are Leaning Forward Together in the best interests of our students, families, staff, and community.
On Wednesday, September 22, we will host our first Facebook Live session of the school year. I encourage you to tune in and use the chat feature to engage with us. Additionally, our Let’s Talk platform (mmsd.org/lets-talk) is a wonderful resource to share comments, compliments, concerns, or questions.
This school year, we continue to place a strong priority on providing ALL students with supportive, responsive learning environments centered around each individual student’s academic and social-emotional needs. We are also placing particular and intentional emphasis on Goal 3, as our district makes strides on the journey toward becoming an anti-racist district.
I am inspired by the many people I encounter who are unwavering supporters of the school district, and have nothing but pride in our mission and for our #MMSDfamily. As such, we remain committed to academic excellence, equity, safety, and community service as we embrace the critical role our schools play in the lives of every student and our community.
Thank you for your continued partnership, and once again, welcome to the new school year!
Carlton D. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Madison Metropolitan School District
Did you miss the September 22 Facebook Live Event?
The Community Conversation focused on various topics of the new school year, and featured school board members, central office leaders, health experts, and district staff.
Online enrollment began August 5. MMSD is supporting existing and new families of 4K, elementary, middle, and high school students complete the enrollment process 100% virtually. If you have a new student, continuing student, or an address change, enroll your student today!
Consistent school attendance is one of the building blocks for student success. Good attendance contributes to students doing well in school and eventually in the workplace.
School Start & Dismissal Times
The start of school is the most exciting time of the year for students! Check your schools daily schedule to ensure your student is on time.
Student & Staff Support works collaboratively with departments across the central office to support the development of healthy, safe, and thriving school communities that create a true sense of belonging for all stakeholders.