Coloma Junior High

Week of February 8, 2021

Mid-Winter Break is Coming!

Just a reminder that we will be closed on Friday, February 12th and Monday, February 15th for Mid Winter Break. Students will return to school on Tuesday, February 16th. Enjoy your BREAK! You Deserve It!!

A Message from our Superintendent Regarding Calendar Changes

February 2, 2021


Dear Parents/Guardians,


While this year has been a bit more challenging than most, it has been successful in large part due to your support and flexibility. I am writing today to notify you about changes we made to the master school calendar.


  • February 16 (Tuesday) - CHANGE to ½ Day for Students
  • March 19 (Friday) - CHANGE to ½ Day for Students

These dates are changing from full days to half-days to accommodate the educator COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic that will run from 12:00 - 7:00 pm on both days. We have to schedule our staff during this time frame for their vaccinations as do several other school districts. The clinic is located at the Berrien County Health Department in Benton Harbor and will take about an hour for each staff member to get vaccinated. We do not have the staff to cover classes for the amount of time required for our team to get vaccinated.


  • March 4 (Thursday) - CHANGE to No Student Day - “Work From Home Day”

This day is changing from a full face-to-face day to a NO STUDENT DAY, with students participating in school from home to accommodate a professional development opportunity for our entire staff.


Our elementary (K - 5) will bring materials/work home with them on March 3rd to be completed on March 4 while our secondary (6 - 12) students will use the day to catch-up on missing assignments and work on future assignments via Google Classroom.


Should you have any questions regarding any of these changes, please feel free to contact me or your building principal. The Board of Education and I thank you in advance for your continued support and flexibility!


Sincerely,

David A. Ehlers Superintendent

TV News Valentines for Sale

Our Comet News Crew and our Student Council have partnered to offer a Valentine Experience. Choose a template and write a Valentine. It will be featured in a segment on the Student News on Thursday, February 11th.


Sales continue through Tuesday, Feb. 9th. Valentines are available to purchase for $1.00. Send a shout out to FRIENDS, teachers or parents. No dating or anonymous "I Love You's" because that would be too embarrassing. All proceeds will benefit the School Store.

8th Grade Student - HS Scheduling Make-up Session

Ms. Brogdon, High School Counselor, will be returning to speak to all 8th grade students that were absent on February 1st. She will meet with students during RTI on Monday, Feb. 8th. Ms. Brogdon will review High School requirements and start to build their schedule for their freshmen year of High School. Be sure to ask to see the brochure that they are bringing home that covers important requirements.

Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Feb. 24th from 4pm - 7pm Virtually. Due to our current restrictions, conferences will be held virtually or via phone and will be by Invite Only.


Over the course of the next week you will receive emails from each of your child's 6 teachers. They will inform you if they have concerns regarding your child's progress in their class and provide you with the information to schedule a virtual conference if needed. Students that are performing well in class will not require a conference, however as always if you would like to meet with a teacher, please reach out and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Quarantined Students

Parents,

We understand that it is an inconvenience when your child is quarantined due to a positive contact. Our teachers have done a fabulous job of insuring that their content is accessible online for those students. Be sure to have your child check their Google Classroom throughout the school day for new assignments or videos. Teachers are happy to answer questions via email or even schedule Google Meets if needed. Students will be given grace when they return to the building, but it is much easier for them if they can stay up on their assignments while they are at home.

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Comet News for 2/4/21

Our very own JH students creating announcements for the building

The Week Ahead...

Monday

RTI - 3rd Hour


Tuesday

RTI - 4th Hour


Wednesday

Delayed Start


Thursday

RTI - 5th Hour


Friday

No School

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

2/15 - No School - Mid Winter Break

2/16 - Half Day of School

2/24 - Delayed Start

2/24 - Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm - 7pm

3/4 - No Student Day "Work from Home Day"

3/10 - Delayed Start

3/19 - Half Day of School

3/24 - Delayed Start

4/2 - Half Day of School

4/5 - 4/9 - Spring Break

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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