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Concord Community Schools Newsletter


This week we will launch several new commercials for Concord Community Schools. We have worked hard this year to create an educational system that will help our students shatter expectations. Our educators passionately believe in our students, and we know with the right systems and structures our YellowJackets will have the opportunity to create a future beyond our wildest dreams. The commercials will demonstrate how Concord has laid the foundational work for this system through the creation of our academic pathways, SEL competencies, and graduate profile.

Over the next year, we will be sharing more information about each of these new structures. The commercial we share today features our engineering and robotics pathway with art on deck for next week. This pathway has undergone some change through the years but will continue to be a K-12 staple in our district. We are SO PROUD to be able to offer this opportunity for our students so they can shatter expectations.

Concord Community Schools - Robotics Pathway Commercial #2


It has been a joy to watch Sklar as a member of our varsity teams through the last four years. She is fierce both in the classroom and on the field!! We know where ever her future leads she will continue to shatter expectations!!
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If your 6-12 grade student is interested in robotics, please check out the website and video below. Innovate Albion is one of Concord's partners in education. They put on multiple camps during the summer for all students to build their skills in the area of robotics. The video will explain what programs are available and which would best suit your student.
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Thursday afternoon our middle school robotics teams, 6811 - Hardcore Hard Drives and 8656 The Fire Jackets were in action at the Rochester Hills #2 Remote Qualifier. The year has been full of uncertainty and change, but both teams worked incredibly hard to overcome adversity and showcase their work. Below you will find two videos of the robots in action. I seriously cannot believe they were built by middle school students - another example of our students that are #SHATTERING EXPECTATIONS
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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

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.


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, go to the events tab, and select Top Teachers. The due date for 2022 nominations is October 15, 2021.

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A reminder that you are to get your schedule requests to Mrs. Otto ASAP. You can turn them in before or after school OR in between classes. IF Mrs. Otto is not available, you can turn it in to Mrs. Couling in the office. A reminder that it is a first come first serve basis with upperclassmen having priority in course offerings.


Please be looking for a letter in the mail regarding information about important upcoming events. If you do not receive your letter by the end of next week, please contact the office for more information.


Want to know how you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

Find answers to your vaccine questions here or scroll down to learn more.

We are offering vaccines by appointment only

  • If you are age 16 or older, you can schedule your appointment online. (Scheduling options for ages 12–15 coming soon.)
  • Patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to receive each dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • While anyone over age 12 can be vaccinated, only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for ages 12–18.
  • You cannot schedule a COVID-19 vaccine by calling our contact center. You also cannot schedule a COVID-19 vaccine through your regular Henry Ford doctor at your medical center.
  • You may need to drive some distance to the vaccination site that has an available appointment.
  • If you’re an existing Henry Ford MyChart user, please be sure to login to your MyChart once you select your appointment slot.

Know your options

Many providers are offering the vaccine, including health systems, city and county health departments, and grocery stores and pharmacy chains. The state of Michigan receives a limited supply of vaccines and then divides this supply among all of these organizations. We encourage you to explore the options and get your vaccine wherever you can.

Learn more about vaccine availability in your county at the Michigan Coronavirus Vaccine site.

Last updated: May 12, 2021


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.


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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Morning Announcements 5.14.21



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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.

Upcoming Events

5/17 AP Computer Science Principles Test at 8 am

5/18- AP English Literature Test at 12 pm

5/26 AP English Language test at 12 pm

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

6/10 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Half Day