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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

GOOD LUCK AT THE STATE MEET!

The track team travels to Hudsonville for the state meet this Saturday, June, 5. You can find out more information about the event on MHSAA's website or through the following link. Activities begin at 8:00 am. Ticket for the state track meets on Saturday, June 5th at Baldwin Middle School in Hudsonville.

https://gofan.co/app/events/317996?schoolId=MI10155

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MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS DAY

Thirty-eight students made the middle school honor roll this year. As a result, these students were able to participate in Honors Day activities Tuesday, June 1. The group got to spend time roller skating, playing laser tag, and playing arcade games at Allskate Fun Center. The kids had a blast and we are really proud of their hard work in this very difficult year!
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2020-2021 CONCORD ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT END OF THE YEAR AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

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GRADUATION MOTORIZED RECESSIONAL

CHS is proud to honor our Class of 2021 Graduates after our graduation ceremony with a "motorized recessional" through the village on Sunday, June 6th. Students' cars will have their banner on the front and will proceed from the high school parking lot down Concord St., turn left on Homer St., and end at the Gottschalk Park to remove their banners.


The recessional is scheduled to begin leaving the school parking lot at 2:30 p.m. Graduates will have time after the actual ceremony to take pictures, pick up their diplomas, and then get in their cars to leave in the recessional.


We hope the community will be able to line the streets and cheer on our

CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATING CLASS of 2021!

K-8 REMINDERS

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ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL SEL CORNER



As you may have already heard, we are done with new ES Trait of the Week traits and MS Good Human Skills Challenge Activities for the year (awesome job, Jackets!). So, for the remainder of the year, we will be posting weekly feedback questions for students on the K-8 Morning Announcements about the Traits we've explored, and self-care suggestions on Fridays.


To kick off your weekend, here's a self-care recommendation to try:

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SUMMER PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

We will be offering several summer learning opportunities. Please see below for more information about each option.


High School and Middle School Credit Recovery: This program is offered to our students that failed to earn credit in one or more of their courses this year. Eligible students were invited to enroll in the program via a letter sent home from the building office. This is a three-week opportunity to continue learning on-site with a teacher. Bussing and meals are available.


Kids Read Now (KRN): Elementary Students … KRN books are on the way

Kids Read Now has started to mail books to students' homes. Books may take 10-14 business days to arrive, but we have seen many arriving much sooner. Each student will receive nine books this summer. If families have any questions, please direct them to the KRN team. They will have support available all summer long!

KRN Phone Number: 877-536-0130

Chat: https://kidsreadnow.org/

Email: support@kidsreadnow.org

Link for families to update information: https://portal.kidsreadnow.org/

Parent Guide

We are also mailing each family our Parent Guide as an extra engagement piece for the program. Click here to view the online version.



K-8 Summer Learning Camps: Summer Learning Camp Registration is Now Open!! Please review the following form for detailed information about our free summer camp learning opportunities for our Jr. Jackets - 8th-grade students. The form contains information about each option available. The registration ends fast, Sunday, June 6 at 11:59 pm, and parents will be awarded their selected time slots based on first come first serve. If you have questions, please email me at: rebecca.hutchinson@concordschools.net


Registration form: https://forms.gle/7ChwqpJzfuvgdN4D6

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CURRENT 6TH AND 7TH GRADE STUDENTS: WASHINGTON DC TRIP REMINDER


You are able to sign your child up for the Washington DC trip for a few more months. If interested, please click the link below. The earlier you sign up, the lower the monthly payment will be.


www.explorica.com/Smith-2022#.YK-7oT4yqys.link

REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

CHILD TAX CREDIT INFORMATION

Child Tax Credit

As a part of pandemic relief, there is a new Child Tax Credit that is worth $3,000 per year, per child ages 6-17 and $3,600 per year, per child under 6 years old for families making $150k/year or less. In addition, this includes families with no income at all (for which the “regular” tax credit is not available).

These funds will be paid out in regular payments directly to families. However, for families to be eligible, they MUST file their 2020 taxes. This is designed specifically to address child poverty and is expected to lower childhood poverty by at least 45%.

Please share this information widely with families participating in your programs.

Families may be eligible for $50 per month off of their high-speed internet. Please widely share the link below!

Lt. Governor Gilchrist Encourages Michiganders to Sign Up for Federal Program to Lower Cost of High-Speed Internet | Michigan Business

CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS

Thank you so much for your patience with the constantly changing traffic patterns. We are getting very short notice before major changes occur. We will do our best to get new information to you as quickly as possible.


We were told we will be able to use the high school entrance for the remainder of the year. There will be a day in the coming future where the pavers put down a layer of topcoat asphalt. When that occurs we will do our best to notify our families as that will change traffic patterns again. If anything changes, we will do our best to make sure you know.

NOMINATE YOUR TEACHER FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION MONTH!!!

CONCORD IS GRATEFUL FOR THEIR TEACHERS!! The work our teachers have done this year has really been incredible, and we are very thankful for them! Therefore, we are sharing two different ways you could help us honor them.


You could nominate your teacher for the Shaheen and WILX Teacher Appreciation Contest

Calling parents & students! Recognize & celebrate your AMAZING teachers in our community by nominating them for the Shaheen & WILX Teacher Appreciation contest between 5/1/21 and 5/20/21! Enter by emailing your teacher’s name, school and how they’ve inspired you to myteacherrocks@wilx.com.

If selected, they could win a pizza party for the entire staff of their school ($500 max). Two teachers/schools will be randomly selected to win. Some entries will be featured on Studio 10 & News 10. Click HERE for official rules and terms.



SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY HERE!


You could also nominate your teacher for JACKSON MAGAZINES TOP TEACHER AWARD

Parents and students: Jackson Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Top Teacher. If you know a teacher that is an outstanding leader, is dedicated to students, and has gone above and beyond to help students and parents, especially during the pandemic, please visit their website at www.jacksonmagazine.com, go to the events tab, and select Top Teachers. The due date for 2022 nominations is October 15, 2021.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK INFORMATION

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Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page?


If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle School use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements. This Friday was the first-ever Facebook live-streamed morning announcements. Don't miss the news - like the page today.


https://www.facebook.com/Concord-ElementaryMiddle-School-593772624020990/

Upcoming Events

5/31 Memorial Day - No School for Students and Staff

6/10 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Half Day