Coloma Junior High

Week of April 11th, 2022

PSAT for 8th Graders This Week

Our 8th Graders will take the PSAT on Wednesday this week. Our teachers have provided students with the opportunity to see the test format and practice test questions in preparation for this test. We are confident that our Comets will do great!

You can help your child by making sure that they are well rested. Students should also come to school with #2 pencils and a calculator on the day of the test. The test will take the morning of April 13th. We will return to a normal schedule for the afternoon.

In the event that your child is absent on the day of testing, they will be pulled from class on another date to make-up the test.

No School on Friday April 15th

Just a reminder that we have made a calendar adjustment and there is now, No School on Friday, April 15th.

Go Green

We had almost 100 students that qualified for our Go Green Reward on Friday. Go Green is a reward for students that do not have any missing assignments. We schedule Go Green Rewards throughout the year to encourage students to stay on top of their assignments, it also provides us with an opportunity to celebrate our students that consistently do the right thing. Go Comets!

Spring Testing

Dates for Spring Testing of all Grade Levels has been set. Our testing will begin with our 8th graders completing the PSAT on April 13th. All grades will then complete their required portion of the M-STEP on April 19th and 21st.

Core Classes will provide students with the opportunity to see the sample test items so that they are familiar with the layout of the test and the online tools available to them.

It is important that your child is able to have a good night's rest prior to testing. We will make sure that all students have an opportunity for breakfast prior to testing.

8th Grade

4/13 - PSAT (Estimated time 2.5 hours)

4/19 - M-Step Science (Estimated time 1.5 hours)

4/21 - M-Step Social Studies (Estimated time 1.0 hour)

7th Grade

4/19 - M-Step ELA (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

4/21 - M-Step Math (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

6th Grade

4/19 - M-Step ELA (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

4/21 - M-Step Math (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

RTI will also be adjusted during the week of 4/11 due to HS State Testing

4/11 - 5th hour RTI

4/12 - 1st hour RTI

4/13 - 2nd hour RTI

4/14 - 6th hour RTI (resume regular schedule)

4/15 - No School

In the event that your child is absent on one of the testing dates, they will be pulled for make-up testing.

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The Week Ahead


RTI 5th Hour


RTI 1st Hour

JH Track @ Watervliet 4:30pm


RTI 2nd Hour

8th Grade PSAT


RTI 6th Hour

JH Track Home at 4:30


No School

7th Grade Field Trip

Your child should be coming home with a Permission slip for the 7th grade field trip. All 7th graders can qualify to go if they do not have any discipline referrals from 4/11 until the day of the trip.

The cost is $15 and will cover all costs including equipment, fees and rentals.

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After School Study Hall

If your child needs additional help, access to reliable internet, or even just a place to stay after school; we offer After School Study Hall on the following schedule.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:05 - 4:05.

Study Hall is held in a classroom in the Junior High. Adults are available to provide assistance and check grades.

This is a great option for students that find themselves getting behind in work. No need to sign up, drop in and get some help.

End of Day Transportation Changes

In the event of an unexpected change to your child's after school transportation - please call prior to 2:30pm. The end of the day can be very busy in the main office and at times it can be difficult for us to get messages to students.

Upcoming Dates

4/19 - M-Step Grades 6-8

4/20 - Delayed Start

4/21 - M-Step Grades 6-8

4/28 - Honor Club Trip to SMC

5/4 - 7th Grade Field Trip

5/11 - Delayed Start

6/2 - Honor Club Trip to Saugatuck Dune Ride

CCS District Calendar 2021-22

View the 2021-22 School Year Calendar by clicking here.

Safe Return to School - CCS Webpage

Information regarding Coloma Community Schools Safe Return to School Plans are available here.

Junior High Student Handbook

Updated Student Handbook 2021-22

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