Coloma Junior High

Week of December 6th, 2021

A Message from our Superintendent


Dear Coloma families:

At Coloma Community Schools, the safety and well-being of our school community is a top priority, which is why we take all threats seriously and why we have a comprehensive threat assessment process in place that includes working closely with local law enforcement to determine the validity of threats. When it comes to the safety of our school community, we will not take any chances.


As you may already be aware, last night, the school district was contacted by members of the school community with concerns surrounding a social media post from a high school student, as well as an unrelated screenshot about a threat to “CHS.” We immediately contacted local law enforcement who determined that the “CHS”’ in the screenshot was a different school district and the post from the high school student was not a threat. Thus, based on our threat assessment, we determined it was safe for students to attend school.


We recognize that tragic events like the recent shooting at Oxford High School often result in an increase of threat warnings to all school districts. Our thoughts remain with Oxford families and the community during this difficult time, and with our own families as the tragedy at Oxford continues to reverberate throughout Michigan. We will continue to work diligently with all law enforcement agencies – local, county, state, etc. – to ensure our students feel safe and secure in our dedication to helping them grow academically, socially and emotionally. Additionally, school counselors continue to be available for students and families, as needed.


We are grateful to those who notified the district last night and we encourage our school community to continue to make us aware of potential safety concerns. To that end, we ask that you help us inform your children about how to report threats responsibly and appropriately and how to determine when action is required. They should contact school officials directly or through the State of Michigan’s Okay2Say tip line at 8-555-OK2SAY or OKAY2SAY@mi.gov if they hear of any potentially dangerous situations. Threats made against the district may result in criminal action.


We remain committed to working together as a community to ensure that learning takes place in a safe environment. If you have any questions, contact my office at (269) 468 - 2414 or info@ccs.coloma.org.


Thank you for your continued commitment to Coloma Community Schools and for serving as our partner in your child’s education.


David A. Ehlers
Superintendent | Coloma Community Schools

Phone: (269) 468-2424 | Fax: (269) 468-2440

dehlers@ccs.coloma.org|www.ccs.coloma.org

300 W. St. Joseph Street, Coloma, MI 49038
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Go Green!

Our next Go Green Activity will be the opportunity to watch a Christmas movie in the Auditorium on Dec. 10th.

Students will vote on the movie on Monday during RTI.


All Missing Assignments will be due on Wednesday, December 8th in order to qualify.

Holiday Dress Up Days - Week of 12/13

Our Junior High Student Council Group is sponsoring Holiday themed Dress-up Days prior to Christmas Break. The days are as follows:

Monday 12/13 - Pajama Day

Tuesday 12/14 - Christmas in July (Hawaiian Shirts, Vacation Vibe clothes)

Wednesday 12/15 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day


Due to exams, we will not have Dress up Days on Thursday and Friday. Remember the dress code still applies on Dress up Days.

Pilot's Club with Mr. Renfro

Mr. Renfro our new Social Studies teacher has graciously offered to provide time after school for a new club. Mr. Renfro is multi-talented and one of many that he is sharing with us is his love of flying drones. If your student is interested in participating a permission slip with additional information is attached here.


Please note that Pilot's club will be held on Tuesday's after school until 4:30 in Mr. Renfro's room.

Student Illness

Just a reminder to please keep your child home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms as laid out in our Return to Learn Plan.


Students exhibiting the following symptoms which are strong indicators of COVID-19 shall remain home or excluded from school for 10 days unless a negative COVID-19 test result or a doctor’s note stating the student may return to school is provided to school authorities.


● Fever (temp over 100.4) or feeling feverish/chills

● Cough

● Sore throat

● Runny or stuffy nose (congestion)

● Muscle or body aches

● Headaches

● Fatigue (tiredness)

● Vomiting and diarrhea

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● New loss of taste or smell

The Week Ahead

Monday

RTI - 3rd Hour


Tuesday

RTI - 4th Hour

Band Concert 5:30pm


Wednesday

RTI 5th Hour

Go Green Assignments Due 8am

8th Grade HS Scheduling Information Meeting during RTI

JH Boys Basketball Home vs Watervliet 5pm


Thursday

RTI - 6th Hour


Friday

RTI - 1st Hour

Social Media Safety Presentations AM

Go Green Reward PM

Upcoming Dates

12/13 - Dress up Day - Pajama Day

12/14 - Dress up Day - Christmas in July

12/15 - Dress up Day - Ugly Sweater Day

12/16 - Half Day Exams

12/17 - Half Day Exams

12/20 - 12/31 - Winter Break

CCS District Calendar 2021-22

View the 2021-22 School Year Calendar by clicking here.

Safe Return to School - CCS Webpage

Information regarding Coloma Community Schools Safe Return to School Plans are available here.

Junior High Student Handbook

Updated Student Handbook 2021-22

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