CCES Weekly Newsletter

For the week of September 19th

This past week we welcomed our Grand-friends to school. The students really enjoyed having the special visitors in the building. We appreciate all the participation in the event and want to thank all of our guests for being part of our day.

Our first lockdown safety drill is on Tuesday, September 20th at 1:30pm. During this time, teachers will be explaining the procedures that students and staff will follow should we be put in a lockdown situation. Coal City Police Department will be on campus during this drill to ensure proper protocol is followed. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

The High School Homecoming week begins on Monday, September 26th. We will also be participating in spirit days. Our spirit days will begin on Friday, September 23rd. The students and staff can wear a hat to school that day if they bring in $1 for Childhood Cancer Research. The flyer is below that lists all of the special days we will have. The Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, September 30th. The Elementary School will dismiss at 1:35 PM (first and last day dismissal time). The parade route will head north on Broadway, then east on Carbon Rd., concluding at Berst Center/Assumption parking lots, at which time all parade floats/vehicles will disperse.

Enjoy this last weekend of summer.

Megan's Mission 5K Run/Walk

The "Megan's Mission 5k/Run Walk" is coming on 9/17 at 6 pm in downtown Coal City. The first 500 in-person & virtual registrations are guaranteed this stocking cap that Megan would have loved. Come join this event to honor Megan's life and legacy and her mission to end childhood cancer. #gogold

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Weekly Happenings

Monday, September 19th

  • B Day

Tuesday, September 20th

  • C Day
  • Lockdown Drill (1:30pm)

Wednesday, September 21st

  • D Day

Thursday, September 22nd

  • E Day

Friday, September 23rd

  • A Day
  • Hat Day - Pay $1 to wear a hat for Childhood Cancer Research
  • Coaler Day - Show your Coaler Spirit


~ Lockdown Safety Drill: Tuesday, September 20th at 1:30PM

~Order your Coaler Gear by September 21st (link below)

~1:35 Dismissal on Friday, September 30th for the Homecoming Parade

~Order yearbooks by September 30th (flyer below)

~McTeacher's Night is October 18th (flyer below)

~Please contact the office: 815/634-2334 if your child is going to be absent from school

~Please escort your student(s) to the front door if they arrive after 8:10 AM

~Students can bring water bottles to use throughout the day, including lunchtime


ONLINE COALER STORE SALE! Are you ready to support your Coalers this Fall/Winter? Make a statement with these great high quality EMBROIDERY designs while staying warm this season as you support your Coalers! TEN different items to choose from that include hoodies, quarter zips, crew sweatshirts, sweatpants, and a personalized backpack!

Order by Wednesday, September 21! Orders ship 4 weeks from this date.

All purchases can be made online and orders will be delivered directly to the high school for distribution/pickup. Extra charge to have orders delivered to you home address. Items INCLUDE personalization with last name & #, or you can add the sport/activity. All the items are embroidered.

Please contact Harlan Kennell with any questions: (815) 416-9654

Order a yearbook

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Save the date

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September Calendar

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Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures



  • Remember W. Second Street is a one way street going east.
  • Drop off and pickup will be on the south side of the building on W. Second Street. For the safety of all of the children that are being dropped off and picked up, please pull into the no parking zone (parallel to the road) and let your child exit the vehicle. We ask that you then exit the spot and pull forward onto the street again. Parents will not be allowed to exit their vehicle this year, as it will be a continuous drop and go lane.


  • Pickup will also be along W. Second Street. It will be a pick up and go as well. There will be no parking, so the first several cars will be pulling into the no parking zone and waiting until dismissal. We ask that the cars fill in and pull all the way up to the parking lot. From there, cars will fill in as cars leave. Teachers will be out with their classrooms making sure that students are getting into their parents vehicle in a safe manner.

School Buses

Students riding a bus to school get dropped off on the North side of the building. Staff is always visible when students enter and leave the building. If you need assistance with bussing, please contact the bus company: 815/634-0333.

When Do I Need To Keep My Child Home From School?

If your student as any of the following symptoms, please keep him or her home and report the symptom(s) to the school:
  • Fever - 100.4 or higher
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Cough
  • Chills
  • Muscle Aches
  • Sore Throat
  • Runny nose/Congestion
  • Loss of taste and/or smell
  • Shortness of breath
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Your child needs to remain home until they are fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea free for 24 hours.

*Please remember to call the school and report your child's absence(s) at 815-634-2334

Lockers and Cubbies

Students in the gold hallway (Friddle, Hamilton, Skubic, Smith, Smolik, Vironda, Watson, Watters)) will have lockers. Students in the green hallway (Bormet, Foley, Forkal, Hanley, Petersen, Terrel) will have cubbies in their classroom.

Water Bottles

Please have your child bring a full, labeled water bottle with them to school each day or to leave at school. We have two water bottle filling stations that will be utilized for refilling when necessary.


This year we will again be offering Music and Art all year long. The students will follow an ABCDE schedule with Physical Education every day and Art once a week for an hour and Music twice a week. Specials classes do not switch at the trimester.


Breakfast and Lunch information may be found at the following link:

Backpack Program

The Coal City Backpack Program, a non-for-profit organization, is pleased to offer a food Backpack Program to area students in need. The Backpack Program will drop off a specific number of bags of food to the school, which will then be distributed once a week to children enrolled in the program. The bags will contain a variety of nutritious, non-perishable food items such as macaroni and cheese, fruit cups, granola bars, raisins, juice boxes, crackers, oatmeal, and applesauce. The bags may include products containing peanuts, wheat, milk, or other common food allergens. It is your responsibility to ensure the items are appropriate for your child to consume. The food will be in nondescript plastic bags, which can then be put in your child’s backpack. The Backpack Program is voluntary and is offered at no cost to participants. We request that you complete the online form below as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our school counselor, Cristina Schultz, at 815-634-2334 ext. 4004 or