Coloma Junior High

The Week of May 25th

Remote Learning

We hope that this newsletter continues to find you and your family healthy during this time. We are entering the final week of remote learning! This week will be the last week that assignments will be issued via google classroom. Teachers will not hold office hours on Monday, May 25th due to the Holiday. The remaining time from June 1st - 10th, teachers will be assisting students to turn in any outstanding assignments. Teachers will continue to hold office hours and reach out to provide that needed support.


You can assist your child by turning in their paper packets if they have been working on the paper format or by checking their grades in Power School.


Please note that while the classes currently show letter grades (A-F), the final grade for both the 4th Marking Period as well as the 2nd Semester will be displayed as Credit, No Credit or Incomplete when report cards are finalized.



Additional Reminders

  • Building offices are now closed, if you require assistance please leave a message on our voicemail at 269-468-2405. Our staff will return your call as soon as possible.
  • Please note: Meals will not be delivered this Monday, due to the Holiday. Our staff will be back out and delivering meals on Thursday on both the delayed start bus route as well as in the parking lot of the High School, near the football field.
  • We have boosted our WiFi in the buildings so that you can access WiFi in our parking lots. Simply pull your vehicle into our lots near the building for access. Please remember to observe social distancing requirements while you do so.

Remote Learning Overview

Our teachers spent weeks analyzing our curriculum standards to determine the most critical skills, not yet covered, that our students will need to be successful as they move forward next year. These skills will be the focus of the work through the end of the school year. Teachers have created lessons that are targeted and meaningful, but also manageable in the home setting.

  • Students can expect 2 lessons per week, per class for a total of 12 assignments per week.
  • Teachers will also all hold office hours where they are available via Google Meet to answer questions and provide assistance.
  • Parents can view a weekly overview by teacher via our website or the weekly newsletter. This will allow parents a way to view the weekly expectations and to even set daily targets for their children.
  • Students will receive all information via google classrooms. Students are all familiar with Google Classroom and it is preloaded on their Chromebooks for easy access.
  • The PowerSchool Parent and Student portals have been re-activated. Parents can view their student progress via the Parent Portal to see live updates via gradebook.


Grading

Assignments will be graded as Credit or Incomplete during the 4th Marking Period with Remote Learning. If students choose not to complete the assignments they will receive No Credit for 4th Marking Period. Remote learning progress data may be utilized when determining if a student qualifies to proceed to the next grade level during the 2020 - 2021 school year. Remote learning participation data may also be used to identify students who need to complete a summer school intervention program prior to the 2020 - 2021 school year.

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CCS Virtual Kindergarten Round Up

Do you have a Comet that is ready to start Kindergarten this year? Be sure to check out our Virtual Kindergarten Round Up with Video Tours and more!

Frequently Asked Questions about CJH Remote Learning

Specific questions regarding Remote Learning? Here is a link to frequently asked questions.

Coloma Junior High Remote Learning Parent Dashboard

View Weekly Agendas, Virtual Office Hours, Email addresses and more here.

School Closure Information - CCS Webpage

All of the district updates will be available through this link.

Frequently asked questions regarding mandated closure

This link provides answers to many of the frequently asked questions that surround the mandated school closure.

Reach out for Support

We all recognize that this situation is filled with emotions and stress. Sometimes we need help managing some of that stress. Please remember that you or your child can reach out to our counselor, Ms. Wyatt during this situation for help. Ms. Wyatt can be reached via e-mail, cwyatt@ccs.coloma.org. Remember Comets Care and we all Care about you!
Additional Resources for Emotional Support

Please click this link for additional community resources.

COVID-19 Information

Information from Berrien RESA, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC all linked here.

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