Comet Chronicle, Jr.
October 23, 2020
Calendar Changes During Conference Week
- 9:00 Y5s/Kindergarten
- 9:30 1st grade
- 10:00 2nd grade
- 10:30 3rd grade
We are using November 6 as a way to test our capacity to operate virtually should we have to move learning to a remote environment.
Conferences will still be held on:
- Wednesday, November 4 from 5:00-8:00 PM
- Thursday, November 5 from 1:00-4:00 PM and 5:00-8:00 PM
The schedule for Monday-Wednesday that week remains the same as it's posted on our district calendar.
School Social Work Scene
We are coming to the end of Unit 1: Skills for Learning in our Social Emotional Learning curriculum, Second Step. Young 5s-3rd Grade Skills for Learning include:
Learning to Listen & Listening to Learn;
Self-Talk for Staying on Task & Learning;
Your student has been bringing home Home Links that go with several of the Second Step lessons that are being taught in the classroom. Home Links are simple, fun activities for you and your student to complete together. They are a great way for you to understand what your student is learning and for them to show you what they know!
❤ ~Mrs. DeMercado, School Social Worker
Our main focus at Coloma Elementary is to grow readers. In order to accomplish this goal, we strive to partner with parents and families in this work. Part of our job is to help you understand how best to support your growing reader at home. This month we would like to introduce you to an online website that has tips and resources specifically written for parents and families. You can log on to the READING ROCKETS website and search for the sign up page for the monthly newsletter called “Growing Readers." This resource provides monthly tips for raising strong readers and writers. It also has links to numerous previous articles for you to browse through. As you use this resource to find new and exciting ways to grow your reader at home, we would love for you to share your stories and experiences on our Coloma Elementary Facebook page.
~Mrs. Wheeler, Literacy Specialist & Mrs. Savenas, Title I Teacher
24 Hour Rule
- Students may not wear masks or have their faces covered as part of their costumes (face masks are still required per our health protocol).
- No blood or gore.
- No costume weapons.
Late Start Wednesday
- Come ready to learn
- Always respectful
- Exceptionally safe
A Common Question
One of the most commonly asked questions is: “How long will someone have to quarantine if there’s a case of COVID-19?" Our response is:
“The health and safety of our students, families, and staff is and will always be our primary concern. We have been working diligently over the past several months to prepare for the safe return to school for our students and staff—implementing sanitization and social distancing protocols across the district. In the event of a COVID-19 situation in one of our buildings or classrooms, we will work with the Berrien County Health Department to assist in contact tracing to determine who needs to quarantine and for how long as every COVID exposure is unique. Ultimately, the BCHD will provide specific guidance related to quarantining and isolation.”