11-8-21 CIS News

Coloma Intermediate

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Principal Staffen's Message

November 8, 2021


Dear Coloma Intermediate Families,


To celebrate my first day as the Coloma Intermediate School principal, we will kick off the week with some introductions in the classrooms, at recess, and during lunch in hopes of building a foundation that is based on trust and respect. As the new Coloma Intermediate School Principal, my goal is to continue to build a culture that focuses on empowering, encouraging, and engaging others.


Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to introduce yourself. I was grateful to be able to meet some of our families at parent/teacher conferences and look forward to meeting the rest of you in the near future.



Mrs. Winifred Staffen

Coloma Intermediate Principal

District Special Education Director

Upcoming Dates

11/10 - Late Start

11/22 - 12/3 Kindness & Compassion Drive

11/23 - Half Day

11/24 - 11/26 No School Thanksgiving Break

12/1 - Late Start

Drop off / Pick Up Safety

For the safety of our students, please do not park or wait to pick up your child/children on S West Street. Instead, enter the large parking lot off of Red Arrow Highway, have your student(s) utilize the crossing guard to cross the street, and use the exit closest to the building for departure.


Pick Up Guidelines

Lory's Place

Our Lory’s Place grief group meets once a month, during school hours, to help students process the grief of losing a loved one. If you would like your student to be a part of the group, participation is free, but parent/guardian permission must be given.


Please contact Ms. Nimtz (CIS Social Worker) at knimtz@ccs.coloma.org if you have any questions. Additional info can be found on our school's website under the "School Life" tab.

Second Step

CIS incorporates social-emotional learning (SEL) through our Second Step curriculum. All of our students in grades K-8 have a designated time each week for SEL lessons. Second Step uses a holistic approach to building supportive communities for every child through social-emotional learning.

Late Start Wednesdays

On late start Wednesdays, the CIS doors will open at 9:45am and school begins at 10:10am.

Contact Information

Mrs. Winifred Staffen

Coloma Intermediate School Principal

District Special Education Director