Coloma Junior High

Week of January 3rd, 2021

Welcome Back!

I hope that everyone had a happy and healthy winter break. As we return, we are at the start of 2nd semester. On Monday morning, all students will report to their 1st hour 1st semester class. In that classroom they will receive their updated schedule for 2nd semester - some students will have changes, some students may not have any changes at all. Once students have their updated schedules we will provide a short passing time for students to move to their new 1st hour if needed.

Just a reminder that at this point in the school year, schedule changes will only occur in the event of a mistake on your child's schedule. We are not able to accommodate requests for elective, teacher, or lunch changes.

Report cards for finalized 1st semester grades will be posted to the parent portal on Tuesday, Jan. 4th. In the event that your child missed an exam for any reason, they will have 2 weeks to make up that exam and to be able to convert their missing exam grade into a score. Students should coordinate directly with their teachers to make up the exams.

Charge Your Chromebook

It's easy to fall out of the routine of preparing for school over an extended break. Be sure to pack your backpacks and charge your chromebooks this evening. Coming to school without a chromebook or an uncharged chromebook is the same as not coming to class with a pencil. Chromebooks are used regularly and when students do not have their chromebooks, they are not able to participate in class as they should.

High School Scheduling for 8th Graders

On Monday, Jan. 3rd, all 8th graders will report to the auditorium during RTI to begin their HS scheduling. Mr. Shaffer from the HS will be assisting students to make their class selections. He has provided the following resources to assist:

  • Counselor's Corner - Click HERE
  • Sample 4 Year Scheduling Plan - Click HERE
  • Course Descriptions - Click HERE
Electives Presentations
  • Art Presentation - Click HERE

  • Spanish Presentation - Click HERE

  • Choir Presentation - See attachment below

Career & Technical Education (CTE)

  • CTE programs here at CHS - See attachment below
  • CTE programs offered within Berrien County - Click HERE
  • Professional HealthCareers Academy Application (PHCA) - Click HERE

JH Girls Basketball for 7th and 8th grade

Practice Begins Monday, January 3rd 3:15 - 4:45 in the HS gym on the 3rd court.

  • Must have a sports physical on file
  • Complete Big Teams on-line
  • Must be eligible with no F's on Report Card

7th and 8th Grade Students

The Children's Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan will be presenting to all 7th and 8th grade students this week. Information is posted below regarding the program. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office.
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Student Illness

Just a reminder to please keep your child home if they are exhibiting any of the following symptoms as laid out in our Return to Learn Plan.

Students exhibiting the following symptoms which are strong indicators of COVID-19 shall remain home or excluded from school for 10 days unless a negative COVID-19 test result or a doctor’s note stating the student may return to school is provided to school authorities.

● Fever (temp over 100.4) or feeling feverish/chills

● Cough

● Sore throat

● Runny or stuffy nose (congestion)

● Muscle or body aches

● Headaches

● Fatigue (tiredness)

● Vomiting and diarrhea

● Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

● New loss of taste or smell

The Week Ahead


RTI - 4th Hour

8th Grade - HS Scheduling during RTI

Girls Basketball Practice Begins


RTI - 5th Hour


RTI 6th Hour


RTI 1st Hour


RTI 2nd Hour

Upcoming Dates

1/12 - Delayed Start

1/17 - No School

1/26 - Delayed Start

2/9 - Delayed Start

2/18 - 2/21 - No School Mid Winter Break

2/23 - Delayed Start

3/9 - Delayed Start

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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