new student information system, Genesis, provides us many new features that
improve our ability to communicate with you more efficiently. One feature that
Madison High School will be implementing immediately is the ability to post attendance
letters to the parent portal in lieu of traditional mailings. Only in the event of a student’s attendance
record reaching a critical juncture where there is the potential for attendance
probation and/or loss of credit will a letter be sent home via US Mail in
addition to being posted on the portal. It is important to note that not
all families receive attendance letters. In accordance with the Madison High
School attendance policy, parents and guardians are notified with an attendance
letter only if a student accumulates a certain number of absences as they
relate to a semester and/or full year course.
addition to viewing the letters online, Genesis also offers parents and guardians
the option to set up an email notification feature. This will alert parents and
guardians via email that a new letter has been posted to their parent portal. If
you wish to receive email notifications, it will require you to set up and activate
this feature under the ‘Message Center’ tab on the portal. Attached to this
letter, you will find detailed instructions to help you turn on email
parent portal is a primary resource for information regarding your child’s
academic and attendance standing. We ask that parents and guardians
periodically check the parent portal for the most up to date information as it
pertains to their child.
you a have any questions regarding the parent portal or the notifications
posted to Genesis please feel free to contact me at (973) 593-3117, ext. 3121.