The Buzz

Concord Community Schools Newsletter


Saturday, November 7, the Boys and Girls cross country teams are heading to the state competition. The Boys won their 23rd Regional Championship in school history last Friday and the Girls scrapped their way to a spot in the finals. After a challenging season full of obstacles presented by COVID-19, both teams are hungry for more this weekend. We couldn't be prouder of what they have accomplished and wish them all a ton of luck this weekend.

The finals will take place at MIS. To adhere to the social distancing rules, the event is broken into two days. Our teams will both run on Saturday. The boys' team will run at 2:00. The girls' team will run at 3:30.


In an effort to support our families as we navigate this digital world, we will be putting together videos to help parents navigate some of the digital tools we are using. The first video, found below is on how you can use PowerSchool and Google Classroom to monitor how your students are doing AND help support their learning.
How to Monitor Student Progress with PowerSchool and Google Classroom

Elementary and Middle School SEL Corner

Next week our Focus Area shifts to: Demonstrate a sense of personal responsibility (for the next two weeks). This means our Elementary School students will continue to showcase their self-management skills by working on Responsibility. Our Middle School students will begin working on: "I am responsible for myself and my actions."

ES Morning announcements 11/6/20



With flu season and colder weather right around the corner, the number of people that experience illness tends to increase. This year we also have to deal with COVID-19. We are vigilantly cleaning our buildings and making sure we keep our classrooms and hallways as germ-free as possible. We continue to encourage handwashing and hand sanitizing. Plus, we have amazing students and staff that make sure they keep their masks on to protect others.

Recently, we have seen a rising number of COVID-19 cases across the state and several other schools in the county have had to switch to virtual learning. We have been fortunate thus far to avoid a major issue with COVID-19, but things can change quickly. We can all do our part by avoiding large gatherings, washing our hands, wearing masks, and maintaining social distancing whenever possible. Additionally, if your child is sick, please keep them home. They can access all of their learning virtually.

We know these are frustrating times, but if we pull together, we will be successful. We appreciate your support!! #ONEHIVE



The district is working to support our families that are struggling with the internet at home. Whether it is spotty service or limited data, sometimes in Concord, we just do not have good access to the internet.

The installation of WiFi antennas on the outside of both the ES/MS and HS buildings has been completed. We now have WIFI PARKING LOTS!!!! Families can access free WiFi 24 - 7 in almost every spot in both parking lots and the ES/MS drive and drop loop. We are beyond excited about the completion of the project. We will continue to look for ways to support our families and this is a big step to making digital more accessible for everyone.

Plus, we will keep sending hot spots out into our district on Wednesday. If you are in need of WiFi access, you can go to the location listed below at the scheduled time and access the internet. This will give families the opportunity to download or upload an assignment, easily attend a zoom meeting for additional support, and watch videos that are tough to stream and/or download at home.

Burger King Parma, 12301 W Michigan Ave 11 am-12 pm

Tractor Supply, Albion 12:20pm-1:20pm

Pulaski Free Methodist Church 1:50pm-2:50pm

Additionally, the Jackson District Library offers access to WiFi and computers. The WiFi is available outside the library 24-7. Computers and the internet can be accessed anytime during open hours Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 10-6
Tuesday and Friday 1-6
Saturday 10-2

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.

Big picture
Big picture

Jackson Early College Information Meeting

Jackson Early College will be hosting virtual informational meetings for Parents of 8th, 9th & 10th Graders. At the meeting, parents will learn how your child could earn a certificate, an Associate’s degree, or up to 60 transferable credits at little-to-no cost to families. The meetings will take place on October 26, November 4, November 24, and December 3 at 6 p.m. If you are interested in taking advantage of this unique educational opportunity and have questions prior to the parent meetings, speak to your child’s high school counselor or contact Jean Logan, JCEC administrator — or (517) 581-2003.

PLEASE RSVP: In your response, please indicate your child’s name & school district. A link on how to join the virtual meeting will be sent to you.

Upcoming Events

11/17 Picture Retakes

11/25 -11/27 No School for Staff and Students - Thanksgiving Break

12/ 14 End of the 2nd Quarter/Semester

12/18 Half Day for Students and Staff

12/21- 1/1 No School for Students and Staff - Christmas Break

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture