Parent Info

If you have any additional questions, please visit our FAQ page, or contact the School office:


Visit your child's teacher's individual web page to read more detailed information about their classroom:

Teacher Web Pages

TeacherEase is an online grade book for grades 5-8 and all grades can use it to communicate with staff.

Visit for the hot lunch menu and to check your hot lunch balances.


An in-house hot lunch program is available for students in grades K-8. Menus are posted on the TeacherEase website ( and on the Hot Lunch page of the school website under Hot Lunch Quick Links. Two main dish options or salad bar are offered every day that school is in session for a full day. Each option includes a choice of 5 nutritional components: dairy, grains, meat or meat alternate, fruits, and vegetables.

Read more about SMG's Hot Lunch Program, including menus, costs and volunteer hours.

Each school family is asked to volunteer in the lunchroom five times per year, or to buy out of the volunteering requirement at a cost of $100. Read more.

Sign up for hot lunch duty.


The St. Maria Goretti Home and School Board represents the St. Maria Goretti Home and School Association. The Home and School Association is made up of parents or legal guardians of currently enrolled students, the parish pastor, the school faculty and the school administration.

The objectives of the Association are to promote an appreciation of the Catholic education, promote a cooperative spirit between teachers, students and parents, provide leadership and organization of projects which assist the school in carrying out its philosophy and provide leadership and organization assistance in extracurricular activities.

Read more.

Read about SMG School policies and information in our Family Handbook.

The Madison Metropolitan Public School District provides bus service for the children in grades kindergarten through five, who live at least one and one-half miles from the school and are in the St. Maria Goretti School attendance area; middle school families may ride the bus if there is room on the bus for them and they live in the attendance area. The bus company serving St. Maria Goretti School is:  Badger Bus Company, 222-9883.

The general regulations of the Madison Metropolitan Public School District governing students riding the bus are as follows:

Parents and pupils must assume that school bus transportation is a privilege to the student, not a right. Pupils who misbehave may be denied the privilege of riding the bus. Drivers are responsible for the maintenance of order among children being transported. It is the duty of the driver to immediately report disruptive behavior to the principal of the school that the student attends.

No passengers are allowed except those authorized to ride. Requests for variations in routes or stops is determined by the Madison Metropolitan School District and the bus company and may not be able to be granted.

Click here for Bus Routes

K-8: Monday-Fri 7:40 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
PreK: AM - 7:50-11:30 a.m.

Student Safety

Preparing for the Weather / Morning Dropoff & Afternoon Pickup

Following are some guidelines SMG uses to ensure the safety of our students.

Dress - In the morning, please prepare your child for cold weather. Areas of the body vulnerable to exposure to the cold should be covered (i.e. head, neck, hands, feet, etc.). In order to play on the snow at morning drop-off and/or recess, children in grades K-5 must have snowpants and boots. Middle School students must have boots. Without this clothing, children must stay on the blacktop only.

Morning Drop-off - School begins at 7:40, with the tardy bell ringing at 7:47.  It is necessary that students be regular and punctual in attendance.  A child is considered tardy if he/she is not in the classroom by 7:47 a.m.  There will be no supervision prior to 7:25 a.m.  For this reason children are not to come to school early.

After School - No child will be permitted to leave the grounds with another child or adult without written permission from his/her parents.

We request all K-8 parents who choose to pick up their child to wait outside the school entrance.  Early Childhood parents may enter the building.  Teachers in grades K-4  will escort their children to exit the school building.  5th-8th grade students will be dismissed out the middle school doors and proceed to the playground.

Weather-related Closing

If SMG closes due to weather or other emergency, the Red Alert System will be implemented; parents will receive phone calls and emails informing them of the circumstances.

If the Madison Public Schools are closed, St. Maria Goretti Catholic School will also be closed.  However, St. Maria Goretti does reserve the right to make its own decision about closing.  If severe weather conditions develop during the day, listen to the radio and television for announcements. Parents may pick up their children early after contacting the school office. 

CBS -WISC-3 (Cable 9)
ABC -WKOW- 27(Cable 7)
NBC 15 - WMTV (Cable 5)


There are many many opportunities in our school for parents to be involved! Below are just a few; please talk to your child's teacher and/or contact the school office for information about other opportunities!

Athletic BoardPromote, administer, and organize MAISL athletic opportunities to the students in 5th-8th grade at SMG. SMG sports include girls volleyball (fall), touch football (fall), boys and girls basketball (winter), boys volleyball (spring), and track & field (spring). Board oversees athletic director and the administration of the programs for SMG students.
Contact: Peter Lemberger, 608-278-7556 

Home and School Association - Provide leadership and organization of projects that assist the school in carrying out its mission; to promote a cooperative spirit between teachers, students and parents. Read more.
Contact: Anne Hutton, 608-467–6635

Room parents assist teachers throughout the year by organizing classroom parties, recruiting parent volunteers for classroom activities, and assisting parents with questions they might have about school issues. 

Rummage Sale - Our early spring rummage sale has become one of our biggest fundraisers for the school. Many volunteers opportunities are available!
Contact: Kathy Bissen, 608-274-6612,

Scrip Team - Process scrip orders, process/order cards and maintain and balance inventory, calculate tuition credit, market the program, coordinate after-Mass selling twice a month.Read more about the scrip program.