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Concord Community Schools Newsletter


To build spirit and pride in our elementary school, the K-5 staff took on the challenge to teach and perform our fight song. The videos are all in and they are amazing!!! We will share a new fight song video weekly, This week is MRS. HAWE'S SIXTH GRADE CLASS!!!!! Her class is the last class of amazing YellowJacket that participated in the challenge. GO JACKETS!! FEAR THE STING!! #ONEHIVE!!!
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Decision Day is just around the corner for the class of 2021. Seniors, please check your email from Mrs. Otto. In the email is a survey that she needs to be filled out so she can plan for your Decision Day.

Senior & Baby photos were due Thursday, March 25th. Please get pictures turned in ASAP. Mrs. Osterhout will need wallet-size professional pictures sent digitally by email or USB. We would prefer the pose to be that of a traditional head and shoulders shot without props, words, or logos. Please inform the photography studio of these requirements.

For your Baby photo, a digital copy can be emailed to Mr. Couling ( or a physical image can be brought in to Mr. Couling to be scanned and uploaded.
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The elementary and middle schools will not be accessible from Main Street for the remainder of the year. That forces our entire district to use the high school entrance. This has created some very dangerous situations because we now have car traffic where we have not had car traffic all year long. Our students are not used to having to watch for vehicles in certain places. PLEASE be aware of this and drive slowly.

The high traffic places include the road behind the high school gym to board buses, the sidewalk from the middle school to the administrative building, and the students leaving the elementary school that walk across the parking lot to get to their parents. To help with traffic flow in the ES/MS, we have created a map and posted it below. Please do not drive in the center lane of the parking lot to let your student out of the car, pick them up, or pass traffic it is too dangerous. If you park and need to exit using the center lane of the parking lot, please be patient. If you are exiting a parking spot, please follow the flow of traffic to reduce congestion.

The added traffic also creates issues for the buses. They need to be able to run at certain times, so we need for the community to stop and let our buses move ahead. If the buses are forced to wait for the traffic to clear out, they are behind schedule. Please do not attempt to drive behind the elementary and middle schools at any time from 2:30 - 3:00. There will not be access to the softball field by car until after 3:00 pm.

We realize this is inconvenient, but for the safety of everyone, we need your help slowing down, being patient, and keeping your eyes open. We appreciate your help with this.

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On April 28th, Jackson County will be hosting a virtual job fair. Many districts and programs across the county are hiring for many different positions. If you or someone you know is looking for a job in a school district, please check out the opportunity below. Concord will be looking for several different positions this year. We would love to have you join us.
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This week our youngest Jackets wrapped up their focus on dependability and will be learning more about what it means to be courageous next week. Here's the definition we will be using:

Being courageous involves making good choices in the face of fear or obstacles; some people also call showing courage/being courageous 'bravery.' If you're courageous, it doesn't mean you don't have fear-- it means you don't let fear hold you back from exploring new opportunities, developing our skills, and doing what is right. Courage might look like starting a new school, trying a new activity that stretches your creativity, or learning new skills that take effort.

Middle School students will also continue their focus on, "I can make ethical and safe decisions," next week.

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Kindergarten Roundup is quickly approaching and we can’t wait to welcome our newest YellowJackets to our Hive! Here is some important information for parents and caregivers:

  1. Roundup Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12th, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. If you are interested in enrolling a new YellowJacket student, please schedule an appointment time by calling Alison Breitenbach at the Elementary Office (517-524-6650).

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Registration for the Concord Youth Baseball and Softball League is now open. See the form below for more information. Deadlines are fast approaching.
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Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page?

If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle School use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements. This Friday was the first-ever Facebook live-streamed morning announcements. Don't miss the news - like the page today.

Upcoming Events

4/20 5th grade Social Studies MSTEP

4/22 5th grade ELA MSTEP

4/27 5th grade Science MSTEP

4/29 5th grade Math MSTEP

5/5 6th and 7th Grade ELA and Math MSTEP

5/6 6th and 7th Grade Virtual Learning Day

5/7 AP Chemistry Test at 8 am

5/11 3rd and 4th Grade ELA MSTEP

5/12 Kindergarten RoundUp from 9 am -6 pm appointment scheduled in advance after the parent meeting

5/13 3rd and 4th Grade Math MSTEP

5/17 AP Computer Science Principles Test at 8 am

5/18- AP English Literature Test at 12 pm

5/26 AP English Language test at 12 pm

5/31 Memorial Day - No School for Students and Staff

6/10 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Half Day