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Concord Community Schools Newsletter


In an effort to make sure our parents are able to support their students on our virtual days, we will be hosting a Google Classroom Parent Training. The training is for any parents with students in K-12th grade. The training will be focused on how to see the work your student is doing, how to help them turn the work in, how to see grades, help them make corrections and respond to teacher feedback, and then how to download work to complete assignments without internet. The training will occur on Wednesday, September 30th from 6:00-6:30. We will meet in the high school library. Please bring your child and their Chromebook to the training. You will also need a mask. Face to face space will be limited to 10 participants and their children. We will have a virtual option for the training as well. If you plan on attending either face to face or virtual, please fill out the Google Form to RSVP. GOOGLE CLASSROOM PARENT TRAINING RSVP We will send you an email on Tuesday regarding the training. It will let you know whether you are face to face or virtual and will include a Zoom VIrtual Meeting Link. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the office.
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Varisty Football Live Streamed!

Tomorrow is our first home game! We are so excited. I wanted to send out a few reminders. Spectators must have a guest pass from a player or coach to get into the game. All spectators must also wear a mask at all times. Yes, even outdoors. We did not make the rules, but we must follow them.

Some of our traditions also have to be put on hold. At halftime, we cannot have any parents around the team. After the game, we will not be congregating on the field for the post-game talk. That will be players and coaches only. When this COVID stuff is over, we can hopefully get back to our old traditions.

We will be live streaming tomorrow's Varsity Football game v. Quincy. If you want to watch live, click the links below.

Concord HS vs Quincy football (11 a.m)

Under current restrictions, each athlete only gets two spectators at the event. Hopefully, those that cannot attend can enjoy it as well.

Thank you!

- Matt Lehman

Please Continue to Monitor Your Students for Illness

Monday, September 21, 2020, brought our school community some more tense moments and continued to remind us the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to be a force to be reckoned with. We have worked incredibly hard to put safety measures and plans into place to prevent issues, but unfortunately, even the best laid and executed plans do not survive the first contact. Therefore, we will continue to work as a district to improve our systems and structures to improve the safety of our facilities.

I greatly appreciated the patience our school community showed on Monday. The closure of the school at the last minute is inconvenient for everyone, and I will always do my best to avoid unnecessary closures. However, closing on Monday was the safest decision for everyone. I am very happy with the response of our staff and the health department to isolate the issue and improve the outcome moving forward. Thus far, we have had no additional staff or students report positive tests or symptoms in connection with the exposures reported on Friday or Monday, and that is great news!

In light of that, we need to continue to monitor ourselves and our children for COVID-19 symptoms which include fever, coughing, and shortness of breath, or trouble breathing. If your child has any symptom development that is not typical for them, please keep them home from school, contact your physician and/or the Jackson County Health Department. Additionally, we can continue to wear masks, wash our hands, use good hygiene, and be as socially distant s possible.

Elementary YellowJacket Trait of the Week

Social-emotional learning addresses the very important skills our students need to be top-notch YellowJackets. The skill for this six weeks is self-awareness. Inside the area of self-awareness, this week's focus area is being confident. Being confident means having full assurance or a strong belief.

Throughout this week, the elementary school students were given challenges and learning opportunities around self-awareness and being confident. Today's activity was a confidence shield. The students were able to use the shields to identify things they were good at so when they doubt themselves they have positive thoughts to protect themselves with. Due to the short week, the YellowJacket trait of confidence has been extended into next week. New Yellow Jackets of the week will be announced next week. See the video below for more information.

Our middle school YellowJackets were working on gratitude this week, and they have done an amazing job with their Challenge Activities. The activities and challenges that match the middle school focus can be found inside their Intervention class in Google Classroom. Next week the Be A Good Human Trait or skill is identifying your personal qualities and external supports.

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Upcoming Events

9/28 HS (Cohort A) Rescheduled Picture Day

10/6 ES and MS Picture Day

10/14 HS PSAT (9th-11th graders)

10/16 ES/MS End of the first quarter HS end of the first semester

10/19 No School for Students

11/4 Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:00 p.m.

11/17 Picture Retakes

11/25 -11/27 No School for Staff and Students - Thanksgiving Break