Coloma Intermediate

CIS News December 14, 2020

Happy Holidays!

All of the staff at Coloma Intermediate wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please be safe and enjoy the holiday break!

Schedule for the Week of 12/14/20

Please note that the week of 12/14 includes a delayed start as well as 2 half days. Please plan your drop off and pick up times accordingly for your students.


  • Monday - Regular Schedule
  • Tuesday - Regular Schedule
  • Wednesday - Delayed Start - School begins at 10:10am
  • Thursday - 1/2 Day - Dismissal at 11:49
  • Friday - 1/2 Day - Dismissal at 11:49

5th Grade Band News

Hello Parents/Guardians!


Now that the first few weeks of band are behind us we are looking forward to next semester and all of the new skills students will learn! In order to plan accordingly, we need to know our exact numbers moving forward. Due to its unique nature, band is a year-long class. This year has certainly been different and we are navigating those challenges, so this will be the final opportunity for students to join or drop band until 6th grade. We can’t have students come and go as it disrupts the learning process and the scheduling. Students (and families) should consider if band is something they are committed to for the remainder of the school year. Once that commitment is made, band is an incredibly rewarding experience and I am so excited to see what we will accomplish together next semester.


Any students not continuing band need to notify Mrs. Keck via email or a note brought into school by Friday, December 18th. Also, if there are any students who missed the initial sign up and would like to join band- please reach out to Mrs. Keck via email or a note by the same date, Friday, December 18th so that we can have that student on the schedule at the beginning of the second semester. Of course if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Mrs. Keck!

Christmas Card Raffle

Coloma PTO is sponsoring a Christmas Card Raffle. Students are encouraged to make as many Holiday Cards as they want to enter the raffle. The Coloma PTO will collect their holiday cards and take them to Woodland Terrace. Five cards from each class will be chosen to win a Holiday Stuffed Animal. Winners will be announced on Friday, December 18th!.

Late-Start Wednesday

Don't forget we have a late-start this Wednesday!
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Holiday Parties

Classroom Holiday Parties will be on December 18th. Students may bring their own individually and wrapped snacks and a juice pouch or water. Unfortunately, parents and visitors will not be allowed to this year's parties.


Please email your teacher for more information.

Tech Support

Did you know that our Tech Department has created a Tech Survival Guide for Students and Parents? It is available on our webpage at the link posted below.

Be sure to continue to conduct daily health screenings of your child as we return to school.

In accordance with Board of Education policies, our Return to Learn plans and direction from local, state and federal health officials, if your student has any of the following symptoms, you must keep them home from school!


  • temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
  • sore throat
  • an uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
  • the onset of a severe headache
  • diarrhea and/or vomiting
  • unusual belly pain
  • new loss of taste or smell


IMPORTANT: Based on Board policies and written guidance from local, state and federal health officials, in order for your child to return to school after experiencing one or more of the above symptoms a parent/guardian must provide a negative COVID-19 test result or a doctor’s note releasing the student to attend school. If you do not provide a negative COVID-19 test result or doctor’s note, then your student will be excluded from Coloma Community Schools for ten (10) days from the first day they had symptoms. They must also be fever free for 24 hours and/or their symptoms have improved after the ten (10) day exclusion period before they can return.
Daily Student Health Screenings for Symptoms

Outdoor Recess

As the weather gets colder, please remember that we still have outdoor recess. Students should come to school prepared with warmer clothing and winter gear. We don't want anyone to be cold when they are outside getting some fresh air!

Birthday Treats

We love to celebrate our students' birthdays and we love treats! Please only bring in treats that are store bought and individually wrapped. Store bought cupcakes and cookies are awesome! But, please make sure they are individually wrapped. We are seeing some treats come into the building that are store bought, but NOT individually wrapped.

Please Wash Your Masks!

Mask Reminder

We issued each child 2 masks on their first day of school this year. We have also provided additional masks as needed both cloth and paper. It is important that your child is bringing a mask every day just like their usual school supplies.
Cold and Flu Season

The cold and flu season is almost here! Please keep your student(s) home if they are not feeling well. The attached article gives some guidance on how to prevent the spread of germs. Please take a minute to read it.

Week at a Glance

Monday

B Day


Tuesday

C Day


Wednesday

A Day

Late-Start

Weekend Meals go home with students


Thursday

B Day

1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:49


Friday

C Day

1/2 Day Dismissal at 11:49

Tutoring Available Through The Coloma Public Library

Tutoring through tutor.com is free to all Coloma Public Library card holders. You can go to the Library's website for additional information or call 269-468-3431.

Parking Lot Guidelines

The parking lot can get confusing after school, but if you follow the guidelines, it can go a lot smoother. Please share these guidelines with anyone who will be picking your child up from school.

Upcoming Dates

1/4 - School Resumes

1/13 - Delayed Start

1/18 - No School

2/10 - Delayed Start

2/12 - No School - Mid Winter Break

2/15 - No School - Mid Winter Break

2/24 - Delayed Start

2/23 - Parent Teacher Conferences

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Bus Schedules Available Online

Click here to view the approximate pick up/drop off time for your child

CIS Student/Parent Handbook 2020-21

Updated student/parent handbook

CCS District Calendar

View the 2020-21 School Year Calendar by clicking here

Safe Return To School Page - CCS Webpage

Information regarding Coloma Community Schools Safe Return to School Plans are available here.

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