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Middle School

Bus Information

The Madison Metropolitan Public School District provides bus service for the children in grades K-5, 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 Catholic School is Badger Bus Company.

Parents and students must assume that school bus transportation is a privilege to the student, not a right. Students who misbehave may be denied the privilege of riding the bus.

Requests for variations in routes or stops is determined by the Madison Metropolitan School District and may not be granted.

Student Safety

Cold Weather - In order for students to play on the snow at morning drop-off and recess, students must have boots, and students in grades K-5 must also have snowpants.

Morning Drop-off - School begins at 7:40 a.m., with the tardy bell ringing at 7:47 a.m. Please do not arrive before 7:25 a.m., as there is no supervision prior to that time.

Afternoon Pickup - 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. Students in grades 5-8 will be dismissed out the Middle School doors and proceed to the playground.

Weather-related Closings

If St. Maria Goretti 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.


If you have any questions, please contact the school office at 608-271-7551 or

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