Community Newsletter September 9, 2022
NWEA testing is scheduled for Monday, September 12th and Tuesday, September 13th. It is important for your child to arrive on time, eat breakfast and get plenty of sleep.
In an effort to provide the best educational facilities possible for our staff and students, the Coloma Community Schools Board of Education has been engaged in a year-long process to evaluate our facilities, identify areas for improvement, and develop a plan to implement the improvements. They have held 4 community forums over the last 5 months to share their ideas and findings as well as solicit feedback from the community! The Board of Education now asks that you complete this SURVEY before September 26, 2022 to help them make their final decision! Your voice is important to them and valued! Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the survey!
Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th.
CAR RIDER PROCEDURES
I am asking that you review the following guidelines for picking up students after school. The safety of our students is our utmost concern. Following these steps will assure that everyone arrives safely to their car and can be on their way home in a timely and efficient manner.
Parent Pick Up Guidelines:
Cars will enter the large parking lot off of Red Arrow Highway.
Cars will enter at the farthest entrance from the building and use the exit closest to the building for departure.
Please do not park or wait to pick up your child/children on S West Street.
Coloma Elementary School students, who have siblings at the Intermediate School, will be walked down to the Intermediate building to join their sibling(s) by the front office door.
Students will cross the road using the crossing guard. From there, students will be dismissed to individual cars. For safety reasons, please do not attempt to get your child/children until they have been dismissed by the staff member on duty. Parents/guardians are asked to remain in their vehicles.
If your student needs to be picked up from school early, please pick them up before 3:00 and sign them out of the office. You will be asked to join the car rider line if you arrive at the building after 3:00.
The right line in the parking lot is for parents picking up Coloma Intermediate students only.
The left line in the parking lot is for parents picking up both Coloma Intermediate and Coloma Elementary students.
I am confident that following these guidelines will ensure a safe pick up for everyone. If you have any questions or concerns regarding after school pick up at Coloma Intermediate, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Intermediate Daily Schedule
School begins at 8:10 a.m. and dismisses at 3:12 pm. Dismissal is 11:49 am on half days. There is no supervision before 7:45 a.m; therefore, students are not allowed in the building or on the playground before that time for safety reasons. Parents of children who walk to school should have a plan in place so that their children will not arrive more than fifteen (15) minutes before the start of the school day.
All students should be out of the building and on their way home no later than ten (10) minutes after school is out. Parents need to encourage their children to leave the school grounds at the end of the day and go directly home.
Breakfast and Lunch
Coloma Intermediate participates in the Community Eligibility Option. This program is available to Coloma Community Schools by our participation in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs. All enrolled students of Coloma Intermediate are eligible to receive a healthy breakfast and lunch at school at no charge to your household. This program is reviewed yearly and could be subject to change. Our menus can be viewed here.
14 - Late Start
28 - Late Start
5 - Count Day
6- Picture Day
7 - Half Day
12- Late Start
21- End of First MP
26 - Late Start
28- Half Day
9 - Late Start
11- Veterans Day
24 - No School
25 - No School
28 - Picture Retakes
30 - Late Start
YDC Starts October 10th
Coloma YDC After-School Program
We are partnering with the Youth Development Company to provide after school programming for K-5 students. The YDC program is located within the Intermediate building and runs from 3:12pm until 5:30pm.
Parents are not to send children to school who are ill per PO 8450 - Control of Casual Contact Communicable Diseases. Students exhibiting the following symptoms shall remain home or excluded from school until the student is symptom free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.
Fever (temp over 100.4) or feeling feverish/chills
runny or stuffy nose (congestion)
muscle or body aches
vomiting and diarrhea