MUSD Student Services


Student Services

Alyson Crafton, Director of Student Services

Providing support and resources to students, families, and staff in order to help students attend, engage in, and access their academic programs.

By Alyson Crafton, Director of Student Services

The Student Services Department of the Madera Unified School District is part of the Student and Family Support Services Division. We are located at 1820 Howard Road, in Price’s Plaza, and are open to the public, Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 4:30 p.m. The main number to contact the Student and Family Support Services Division is 559-416-5858.

The Student Services department is led by Director Alyson Crafton, who oversees the areas of attendance, district enrollment processes, student records, student discipline, school transfers, migrant services, and resources for our foster and families in transition students. The department is responsible for supporting our families and students, so they have the best experience possible in their academic K-12 journey. As a department, we pride ourselves on customer service and recognizing the importance of taking the time to listen to our families and serve our students with the highest standards.

Our department has recently expanded with new employees that are responsible for providing direct support to our families through outreach and intervention so that our students are able to access school and reach their highest potential. These individuals are assigned duties that include home visits, identifying academic struggles in our most vulnerable students, setting up tutoring services, and providing college and career awareness. A big part of their responsibility is identifying chronic absenteeism in our youngest students and trying to work with the family, in order to overcome the obstacles interfering with students attending school. We are also offering after-school direct instruction for our migrant students to help close the gaps that can sometimes appear as a result of migration.

The MUSD Migrant Education Program is a nationally-funded program within the Region III-Migrant Education Program. Migrant Education Program Coordinator, Blanca Bishop, has coordinated supplemental services for migrant students in K-12 for the Madera Unified School District since 2015. The goal of the Migrant Education Program is to ensure all migrant students reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma that prepares them for further learning and productive employment.

To qualify for the Migrant Education Program, a migrant child must have moved within the past three years across the state or school district boundaries with a migrant parent or guardian in search of employment in agriculture, cannery, dairy, forestry, or fishing.

These new resources are an exciting opportunity for our district to support our students in these identified groups, more directly with relevant services to support the students’ academic growth.

Services to be on the lookout for:

Migrant Students
  • After School and Saturday Math and English Academies
  • Migrant College Day
  • College and Career Readiness for high school students
  • Summer opportunities including a residential program at Fresno State
  • Migrant Parent Advisory Council (MPAC) meetings
Foster / Families in Transition
  • Individual Tutoring 
  • Summer STEM camp at the John Wells Community Center
  • Art, Performing Arts, and Digital Arts classes with Madera County Arts Council
  • College Field Trips

If you or someone you know, may qualify for services under migrant, foster, or a family in transition, please do not hesitate to contact the following people:

Migrant Services
Blanca Bishop, Coordinator of Migrant Services

Foster Students or Families in Transition
Rosa Galindo, Program Manager

Attendance Questions or Concerns / Transfers
Rachel Donatelli, Child, and Attendance Supervisor

Student Records
Belen Lopez, District Registrar


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