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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

WIFI ACCESS

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. We are working with the ISD to have WiFi antennas installed on the outside of both the ES/MS and HS buildings. When this is finished, there are spaces in the parking lot where families can have access to free wifi 24 - 7. We anticipate the antennas to be installed and operational in about 2 weeks.


In addition to the wifi in the parking lot, we will be 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 11am-12pm

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

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

CP FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IS OPENING SOON IN OUR K-8 BUILDINGS

This year COVID-19 has impacted the way we provided services. However, we are doing our best to make sure our families still have access to all of the services and programs that are important to them. One program is CP Federal Student Credit Union. The credit union will still be running, however, there won't be any students helping or people coming in the building. Therefore, there will be a dropbox in the office where students can deposit their money. More information will be coming about this later. If your student does not already have an account, please see the flyers below for more information.

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 — info@jxncec.org or (517) 581-2003.


PLEASE RSVP: info@jxncec.org 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.

VARSITY FOOTBALL IS AT HOMER TONIGHT

Reminder: Tonight's Varsity Football game at Homer has been moved to 5:00 pm due to EEE concerns in Calhoun County. Under the new guidelines, we will be allowed to have 2 spectators per pass (4-per athlete). Coaches will be allowed 1 spectator per pass (2-per coach). Please arrive with the person that will share the pass to prevent any confusion. Spectators must still wear a mask and maintain appropriate social distance from others. The game will be live-streamed on Facebook @HomerTrojanAthletics to accommodate those that are unable to attend.


Further, the Pink Jug is at stake tonight. Both teams are working to raise money in support of fighting cancer. You can help the football program fight cancer by supporting the Concord Football 2020 Pink Jug Project Drive by donating or sharing https://vraise.org/VIaNFS we will split all funds raised 50/50 between the football program and a donation to help with the fight against cancer.

CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO AFFIRM OTHERS AND LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES

Last week the elementary school wrapped up a series of social-emotional learning around being confident and identifying traits in ourselves and others. This resulted in several amazing projects. The Affirmation Video below shares a very cute recap of the YellowJacket work.
Affirmation Video 10.2.20

Elementary YellowJacket Trait of the Week

Social-emotional learning addresses the very important skills our students need to be top-notch YellowJackets. The skill for this six weeks is self-awareness. Inside the area of self-awareness, this week's focus area was being confident. Having grit means having the passion and perseverance to work towards goals until they are accomplished.


Throughout this week, the elementary school students were given challenges and learning opportunities around self-awareness and having grit. See the video below for this week's YellowJacket of the Week. Next week's trait is I have a growth mindset.


Our middle school YellowJackets worked on resilience and growth mindset this week. They did an amazing job with their Challenge Activities. The activities and challenges that match the middle school focus can be found inside their Intervention class in Google Classroom. Next week the Be A Good Human Trait or skill is to continue demonstrating resilience and a growth mindset.

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Upcoming Events

10/14 HS PSAT/NMSQT (11th graders)

10/16 ES/MS End of the first quarter HS end of the first semester

10/19 No School for Students

10/20 HS PSAT (9TH grade)

10/27 SAT Makeup (12th Grade)

10/29 HS PSAT/NMSQT (10th grade)

11/4 Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:00 p.m.

11/17 Picture Retakes

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

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