FOR ALL K-12 PARENTS/STUDENTS: As you know the K-12 Virtual/Online Open House for all students (both in-person and Online Learning Academy) is August 26th, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for Elementary K-6 and 6-7:00 p.m. for the Jr./Sr. High 7-12. Information will come to you the morning of August 26th with links to the meetings for your child(ren)'s teachers. If you do not currently have a gmail account/email address, you will need one to get into the Google Meet for the Virtual Open House or you can use your child's from the school email address. This is more secure than Zoom and others, especially when we will likely have students in the Open House. It is free to sign up and just takes a few minutes by Googling "Create a Gmail account" and following the steps. During the Virtual Open House you can join and leave the meetings to join other teachers during the time allotted as you need to. Teachers will be sharing information and answering questions. If you are unable to join the Virtual Open House, as happens for some with the in-person Open House, information will also be available via email by contacting your child's teacher or sent home on the first day of school. Additional calls/information will come today for specific groups only: Kindergarten, 7th graders and Online Learning Academy students. Please listen to that message as well. The first day of school is August 31st and is a 1/2 day for students. Elementary release at 11:30 a.m. and Jr./Sr. High release at 11:20 with lunch before they leave. Wednesday, September 2nd is our first Early Release date with students leaving the Jr./Sr. High at 1:50 p.m. and Elementary at 2:00 p.m. The Family Center, as usual, has after school programming for students and will have additional programming on Wednesdays for Jr./Sr. High students to attend. Enroll your child by contacting the Family Center in our old Middle School building on campus at 989.465.2079. Friday, Sept. 4th, and Monday, Sept. 7th, there is no school due to Labor Day Weekend.
Before we start school at the end of the month, we need to fill a couple of positions. Check out the links and see if any of these work for you or someone you know: Jr/Sr High Science Teacher JH Volleyball Coach (1 year) Jr/Sr High Student Interventionist Special Education Secretary JH Robotics Advisor (1 year) Special Education Designee https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/browse/129859 and Food Service Worker https://careers.compassgroupcareers.com/main/jobs/407622?lang=en-us
Community Zoom Meeting today at 4:30 p.m. Email Kerry at email@example.com for the invite information at least 15 minutes before meeting time; provide your name and affiliation with Coleman Schools.
Information being sent to all parents later this morning. Thank you for your patience as we finalized some things and it took just a bit longer than planned. We figured out the email/voice message glitch with our new system as well so more to come soon.
Our Alivia refused to let 2020 go down in flames and it paid off. 1st Intermediate Showman Grand Champion market pen of lambs Grand Champion of her weight division and... Reserve Grand Champion over all market lamb 🏆 Congrats, Alivia!
Check out pictures from the Class of 2020 Graduation until Sept. 30, 2020, right here. Thank you Blumer Portraiture! Here is the link to the gallery: https://BluPort.pixieset.com/colemangraduation2020/ The PIN to download the images is: 9664
If you haven't yet provided Coleman Schools with your email address, please contact your child's school main office to do so. A great deal of information is sent in this fashion. Thank you in advance!
Have you registered your child in Coleman Schools yet? Come on in! If you are new to our area or looking to Coleman as a former home school or School of Choice, our secretaries and principals are happy to help get your child enrolled in Coleman Schools! Stop by your child’s school Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the Elementary or 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. at the Jr./Sr. High. To register your child, please bring the following: • Child’s birth certificate • Immunization records • 2 proofs of residency with your correct name and address • Hearing/ Vision screening (Kindergarten only) We look forward to having your child in our district!
Good Evening from Coleman Schools. We finalizing Open House & Orientation information. Updates will be shared out no later than Mon. Our next Community Zoom Meeting will be Wed., Aug. 19 @ 4:30. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989.465.6060 for an invite.
Kindergarteners, 7th graders, and newly enrolled students, the Midland County Health Department will be holding immunization clinics in their offices August 20, 21 & 25-28. All sudents must meet the requirements set by the State. Call 989.832.6655 for more information. https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/School_Req_for_Schools_553548_7.pdf
Blood Drive next Wednesday at the Jr/Sr High auditorium 8:45-2:45. Appointments are strongly encouraged and can be made at the link below; masks are required. Those with appointments should wait outside for a call or text to enter. Please attempt to donate. Our National Honor Society chapter earns $5 for each donor. Students usually fill donation appointments, but our Blood Drive during the school day was cancelled in May. These funds provide for annual membership fees and graduation stoles for our graduating members. Please spread the word about our Blood Drive fundraiser. Everyone 16 or older is eligible to donate and will count toward the Leader for Life Award at graduation. Students who are 16 do need to have parent permission. https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/ schedules/drive_schedule/131925
The last team to enter the Booster Golf Outing Saturday won the day with a score of 59. Congratulations to Dean Gray, Andy Clark, Scott Poplawski and Bill Johnson! The annual event brought in $2600 with a record 25 teams and provided a source of fun for alumni, staff and friends.
Hello Everyone! Coleman's Return to Learn Plan has been approved and is available at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dPHKiFOrLXITIg92UG2M1ThfbXsfOKEY/view?usp=drivesdk on social media and our website under Explore/Parents & Community/ COVID-19 Return to Learn Information. A 2-pager of info. most important to parents will be forwarded by early next week if not sooner to simplify detail for everyone. We are excited and prepared to work safely and with the same great caring and instruction you've come to expect from Coleman's team for your children starting on Aug. 31st, which is a half day for students. We also understand this is a person choice for parents. As a reminder, current Coleman families wishing to enroll their child in fully virtual (100% online) instruction for this fall must register each individual child at this link by Aug. 9. https://forms.gle/DaPDbqPhgh5NjB1u8 Also, the Community Zoom Meeting is tomorrow, Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Email me with your name and affiliation with Coleman Schools for the link at email@example.com Have a great evening! Jen McCormack
Welcome to a couple of new faces you will be seeing around Coleman Schools. In the Food Services Department, Melissa Gohl will be the new Food Services Director. And, Michael Cowell will be the new Transportation Director. The number to Transportation is still 989.465.6811. Mike Huss will remain the Custodial/Maintenance Director and will be the liaison with our new Director, helping to guide and support the transition. Please help welcome them both!
Alumni Lucie Ullom turns TV star in her guest apperance on Dr. Pol's Recheck episode! Check her out at 3:55 as she explains some of her participation in 4-H. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOoNEJgFMz0
Graduation will be held tomorrow, August 2nd, in two (2) different sessions due to State Executive Orders limiting attendance to only 100 people total outdoors at the event. Each graduate will have 2 parents/guests and can determine one additional carload of people who will meet at the Family Center but will need to remain in cars. We wish times were different we were able to hold graduation as usual for our graduates. A message is being sent to seniors/parents in just a few minutes with reminders for the day and a little more information. If you are a community member and would like to watch or hear the graduation, below are some ways to do so. Graduation starts at: 2:00 p.m. for graduates with last names beginning with A-H 3:00 p.m. for graduates with last names beginning with J-Z We have been able to also add a radio station to broadcast tomorrow’s events. You can tune in to 93.9 for both graduations. It can also be viewed on You Tube at: https://youtu.be/uZQ-HBgu60Q where it will be Live Streamed on a 20-second delay. Congratulations to all of our 2020 Graduates!
Special Board Meeting Monday, August 3, at 6:30pm https://5il.co/ivkh
Good Afternoon, Thank you to those who were able to be part of the Community Meeting this afternoon. The next Community Meeting will be Wed., Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m. Email Mrs. McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org for the invite link. Included in this message and posted on our website and social media are links to our 2020-2021 calendar which you received in the Spring. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11cts3i3JWdWgd87VAmzlIfuJbyZmf4WG/view?usp=drivesdk Also included is a letter for families that explains our DRAFT "Return to Learn Preparedness Plan". https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_Pcj6kM6BXzF2cjyVmxZpHBEemUO-tiw/view?usp=drivesdk The offical plan will go to the Board Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. For a Zoom invite to our virtual meeting, email email@example.com. Pending Board approval, the full Plan will be sent out and posted on Aug. 4 to families. Both of these documents will answer many of your questions, so please take a few minutes to read through them. We are excited to be back with our students this fall (assuming we remain in Phase 4) and are preparing our enhanced health precautions to ensure a safe environment for your children and our staff. Should you have any questions, please add them to the Google link posted on social media or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great evening, Jen McCormack, Supt.
Immunization clinics for school children will be held at the Midland County Health Department on August 20, 21 and 25-28. We understand that many children may be behind and the Health Department is willing to do anything they can to meet the needs of families.
RETURN TO LEARN/MULTIPLE OPTIONS: As we work to answer as many Return-to-Learn questions for the 2020-2021 school year as possible, we are hosting two upcoming Zoom meetings for in-district families. Please email Mrs. McCormack at least 15 minutes prior to each meeting to receive the invite. Include your name, your child's name and which meeting invite you are requesting. The Zoom Meetings will be held at 4:30 p.m.: Thursday, July 30th- Return to School Parent UpdateWednesday, August 5th- Return-to-Learn Preparedness & Response Plan Questions Answered. To submit your questions, comments and concerns to our district and building admin. teams, please fill out the Google form at this link: https://forms.gle/ZRBzeWa8DJRoZyS77 The approved Return-to-Learn Plan will also be shared out on social media and our website on August 4th and sent to families who have provided their email addresses. Coleman Community Schools is excited that we are currently in Phase 4 of the State's Roadmap. In Phase 4, 5 and 6, we are able return to school IN-PERSON Mondays through Fridays according to the original 2020-2021 school calendar which can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/777363/2020-2021_district_calendar.pdf This in-person instruction will occur with additional safety and health precautions necessary, either mandated or recommended during this pandemic. Your child will receive the same caring and safety during their education you have come to expect from Coleman Schools' Staff with an even greater emphasis on health. More information will be shared on July 30th at the 4:30 p.m. Zoom Meeting (email Mrs. McCormack at email@example.com with your name and your child's name for the invite). The full Return to School Preparedness & Response Plan will be posted on August 4th with a Zoom meeting at 4:30 p.m. that day (email Mrs. McCormack for the invite). We also recognize that some families and students have health and other concerns during this time and are hesitant to return to in-person learning. We are pleased to be able to offer a completely remote education option to students in grades K-12 for the 2020-2021 school year. Students enrolled in this program are still Coleman Community Schools students, and still have access to CCS resources, but will only participate virtually for academic content. A Chromebook will be provided. If you are interested in a long term (semester or full year) online only option, please complete the enrollment form at this link: https://forms.gle/KQQ5HJyvBrEnwYBd6 . Students in this online only option must complete at least one full semester online. This must be completed no later than August 9th, 2020. If you have multiple children you wish to enroll, please fill this enrollment form out for each individual student. For questions about this option, please contact Jennifer McCormack, Superintendent, at 989.465.6060 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are new to CCS, you will also need to complete the Enrollment Packet by contacting our Board Office at 989.465.6060 or email@example.com to speak with Kerry Berthume or stop by to pick up a copy.