Coloma Junior High

Week of April 12, 2021

Welcome Back!

I hope that everyone had a safe and restful Spring Break! We are ready to finish out the last quarter of our school year! As always the end of the school year is filled with activities, keep a close eye on our newsletters to be in the know.

8th Grade PSAT - Tuesday, April 13th

All 8th Grade students will take the PSAT on Tuesday, April 13th. The students will eat breakfast upon arrival on Tuesday and will then move to their testing classrooms. The test will take the majority of the morning. A few reminders for students prior to testing:


  • Be sure to get a good night's sleep the night prior to the test
  • Bring a #2 Pencil and a calculator the day of the test
  • Backpacks will not be allowed in the testing classrooms.
  • All cell phones and smart watches will be collected once students enter the testing classrooms. Devices will be returned as soon as testing is complete. Students may choose to lock their devices in their lockers but they are not permitted in the classroom per CollegeBoard guidelines.



If students would like to review test format and questions, they can review test items at the following link.

An update from Superintendent Ehlers

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Daily Student Health Screenings for Symptoms

State Testing

When we return from Spring Break we will begin our Spring State Testing. All students in Grades 6-8 will participate in the State Testing. Testing Dates will be as follows:


8th Grade

4/13 - PSAT

4/20 - M-Step Science

4/22 - M-Step Social Studies


7th Grade

5/11 - M-Step English Language Arts

5/13 - M-Step Math


6th Grade

5/4 - M-Step English Language Arts

5/6 - M-Step Math

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6th Grade Reproductive Health Notification

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Internet Safety

Are your children safe while online? Michigan families, especially minors, are becoming inundated with advertisements from alcohol, tobacco, pornography and gambling marketers through different internet and cell phone inboxes. Texting their advertisements is the newest marketing effort that many of these companies are using. Thankfully, the State of Michigan offers a free program to stop adult advertisements from reaching e-mails, mobile phones (text messaging ads) and instant messenger IDs. The Michigan Child Protection Registry, like the federal Do Not Call List, is a free do-not-contact service for Michigan’s families and can be located at www.ProtectMIChild.com.

As a strong supporter of this registry, I would like to encourage you to sign your entire family up for the registry and inform your friends and colleagues about how they can protect children and families from unwanted adult advertising. To sign up only takes seconds. Just go to www.ProtectMIChild.com and keep your family safe.

Reminder - Photo ID is required for Student Pick Up

When any adult is picking up a student during the school day, we do require that you enter the building and provide a Photo ID upon pick up. Adults must also be listed as a Contact for a child when being picked up as well. Our first priority is always student safety, thank you for helping keep your child safe.
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Cell Phone Use Reminder

Just a reminder that students are only allowed to use their cell phones during their lunch period during the school day. Anytime outside of lunch, students should have their phones powered off and in their backpack or locker.


Parents - if you need to contact your child, we are happy to get a message to them. Please don't text your child during the school day.

Comet News for 3/26/21

In case you missed our Before Spring Break Edition of the News

The Week Ahead...

Monday

RTI - 6th Hour


Tuesday

RTI - 2nd Hour

8th Grade - PSAT


Wednesday

RTI - 3rd Hour


Thursday

RTI - 4th Hour


Friday

RTI - 1st Hour

2020-21 Yearbooks are on sale Now

2020-21 Yearbooks are for sale for $15

Please send check (or cash?) with your child to the office or Mrs. Oles. You can also via credit card with the link available below. Just search for Coloma Junior High

Purchase your Yearbook Online Here

Search for Coloma Junior High

Upcoming Dates

4/20 - 8th Grade M-Step

4/21 - Delayed Start

4/22 - 8th Grade M-Step

4/27 - PSAT Make-ups

5/3 - Progress Reports

5/4 - 6th Grade M-Step

5/5 - Delayed Start

5/6 - 6th Grade M-Step

5/11 - 7th Grade M-Step

5/13 - 7th Grade M-Step

5/19 - Delayed Start

5/31 - No School

6/9 - Half Day of School

6/10 - Half Day of School - Last Day of School

6/15 - Report Cards

Safe Return to School Communication

This link provides you with the most up to date information regarding our Return to School Communication.

CCS District Calendar

View the 2020-21 School Year Calendar by clicking here

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