Concord Community Schools Newsletter
BOYS CROSS COUNTRY IS RUNNER UP IN THE MHSAA STATE FINALS!!!
Concord has a long-standing tradition of having great runners; that tradition was upheld on Saturday at the MHSAA state finals at MIS. Our runners shattered expectations!! Coach Jordan lays out the details below. Their discipline and hard work lead the way, but their sense of team made it glorious. They pushed and sacrificed with and for each other all year in practices and meets, so Saturday was technically not any different. They each pushed themselves to new limits so the other could celebrate team success, however, it did feel different as we watched them accomplish this defeat together. To say I am proud is an understatement; their work this year, which culminated in a race on Saturday, was empowering. Whether they realize it or not, they made everyone's dreams draw into clearer focus, and they inspired the next wave of runners that rooted so loudly for them at the finish line. For that, I cannot thank them enough!! Thank you to our amazing coaches and parents that supported the team all year!! CONGRATULATIONS RUNNERS YOU WERE ALL INCREDIBLE!!
On Saturday, November 6, 2021, the cross country teams traveled to MIS to compete in the State Finals. We had 3 athletes earn All-State Honors. With Jonathan finishing second overall as he ran his fastest time ever, that also earned him the ninth fastest time in school history. Joe Bulko earned All-State, Adair Artis earned All-State as he ran his fastest time ever. Lleyton Bauman had his fastest time ever. Malachi Boyd ran his fastest time of the season. Isaac Waldron ran his second-fastest time ever. Then Nolan Korman ran amazing considering his foot was swollen and in a lot of pain, and that was before the gun went off. Coach Jordan states, "(He is) Very Proud of You Guys! Way to work hard, and let's work even harder so we can do this again in the future. Only one way to get here and that is: More Hard Work. Challenge yourself and anything is possible."
Our two Girls also had a great day as Haylee Rinehart ran her fastest time of the season and Caitlin Wright ran her second-fastest time of the season.
It has been a great year and I thank all of the athletes for their hard work this past season.
WHEN DO I KEEP MY CHILD HOME IF THEY ARE SICK?
Further, if you do take your child to the doctor and have a Rapid COVID-19 test and a PCR test done. You must keep your child home from school until you have the results of the PCR test EVEN IF the Rapid test is negative. You cannot send your child to school if you are waiting for PCR results. Many of our academic courses allow a student to access materials virtually, so if you must keep your student home, we can ensure they are keeping up with their learning.
In advance, we greatly appreciate your help. This will allow us to continue to maintain high levels of face-to-face instruction. When we do not follow these protocols, we end up having to put more students into quarantine. If you have questions, call the office. They will help walk you through determining how to approach any situation.
SPORTS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 15th
VETERAN'S DAY PERFORMANCE
FIRST QUARTER 5TH-8TH HONOR ROLL
6TH GRADE EGG DROP
BUILDING OUR #ONEHIVE COMMUNITY
K-8 YELLOWJACKET OF THE WEEK!!!
Responsibility means being dependable (people can count on you), making good choices, and taking accountability for your actions (when you do something- whether it’s right, wrong, or otherwise- you own it and act accordingly). A responsible citizen looks out for the well-being of others and understands we all have a part to play in making the world a better place. Sometimes responsible people are also called ‘helpers.’
You might have also heard the word ‘responsibility’ used in a different way: a responsibility can also be something that you're expected to do (like following school rules, or a classroom job you have). When you don't meet your responsibilities, sometimes there are consequences.
This week we will learn more about responsibility and start to develop an
understanding of what ‘personal responsibility' is!
REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION
Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page
Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page? What about the Concord Community Schools Facebook Page??
If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle schools use the Facebook page to post many updates, announcements, and student photos; the Concord Community Schools page is a great way to see how a YellowJacket week unfolds! Don't miss the news - like and follow the pages today.
EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT INFORMATION
On May 12, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education released information for school districts regarding the Federal Communication Commission's Emergency Broadband Benefit (EBB). The EBB is a temporary federal program to help eligible families pay for internet service during the pandemic. Households with a child who was approved to receive free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) or the School Breakfast Program (SBP) during the 2019-2020, 2020-2021, or 2021-2022 school year, including children who attend schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision, are eligible for the EBB Program. To date, more than 6 million eligible households have enrolled, and approximately $2.5 billion of the $3.1 billion appropriated for the program remain available.
We encourage you to use the resources below to share this opportunity with schools and districts in your networks, whose communities may qualify for the EBB, so they can access these additional resources.
The Department of Education's EBB website has further information about the program. On the website, you will find an introductory letter and “Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) document to assist schools in learning about the program and includes strategies for reaching out to their school community about the EBB. The letter and FAQ can also be found at the following website. In addition, an “Outreach Toolkit" with sample templates can be found online.
For the list of qualifying criteria for the EBB program, please see FAQ B-3 on the Department of Education's EBB website. We encourage you to share this opportunity with your colleagues who serve stakeholders who may meet such qualifying criteria.