It's time for the Scholastic Book Fair! The Book Fair will be open during school Monday and Wednesday and during parent/teacher conferences on Tuesday. You can also visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more! All proceeds go to our library for future book purchases. https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=colemanelementaryschool2
Wednesday, Oct. 13th is Administrator's Day and we are fortunate to have some of the best on our Comet Team. Thank you to Cindy Araway (Elementary Principal), Jen Hess (Jr./Sr. High Principal), Mike Huss (Maintenance/Custodial Director), Sara Hegel (Business Manager), Sara McNerney (Payroll Specialist), Michael Cowell (Transportation Director), Scott Baase (Food Service Director) and I'm adding Kerry Berthume in here without whom so much of the Supt./Board of Ed. work would not be possible. They are all gems that we cannot do without, giving unending time and energy. Please take a minute to share a few words, send them a note or give a small token of appreciation. Happy Administrator's Day!
Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on October 19th from 12:00-8:00 p.m., excluding a 4:30-5:30 p.m. dinner for teachers. Students DO have school on the morning of October 19th as well. Some of the format has been adjusted in order to better serve families at each level. Please take a moment to review the format at this link: https://5il.co/109ty .
Please take a few minutes to fill out this Follow-Up Survey regarding the Bond vote this past August if you have not already gotten a chance. This feedback will be reviewed by the Board and Facilities Committee to better understand what the community is looking for. Feel free to share the message on Facebook, forward a text to another Coleman Community School District community member and fill it out yourself. The link is: https://forms.gle/wdPrsgysRoyazsK58 The survey link can also be found on the Homepage at www.colemanschools.net . Community meetings will be scheduled soon for people to share their thoughts in person as well.
Homecoming Parade starting in a couple of minutes- come on out and see all of our fabulous students, staff and families in town!
Attendance is limited at the Homecoming Assembly tomorrow, but everyone can watch the livestream: https://youtu.be/zIvOlybaxN0. The assembly will begin shortly after 2:00.
Good morning Comets, parents, and community! Are you interested in learning more about the 7 Habits? The elementary school staff has formed a team that will create and post weekly Wednesday vlogs to expand on topics within each of the 7 Habits. You can find the first vlog of this brand new series on the new Leader in Me page here: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/elementary/page/leader-in-me--46
Coleman Community Schools' Board of Education currently has an open position to be filled by appointment. For those interested in applying, you can find more information at: https://5il.co/zwps
The Powder Puff Game between the junior and seniors is Monday, Oct. 4th at 7 p.m. to kick off Homecoming Week. Come out for a great time and to support this fundraiser for the junior and senior classes. Spirit Week at the Jr./Sr. High Monday- Class Color Day Tuesday- Occupation Day Wednesday- Meme Day Thursday- Western Day Friday-Blue & White Day Homecoming Parade Oct. 8th at 5:00 & game vs. St. Charles @7 p.m. Welcome back, Alumni! Homecoming Dance Saturday, Oct. 9th under the tents for high school students only. We will have space heaters in the tent and there will be a few yard games. The price of admission is $6 per person. There will be pop and water available for sale.
Are you excited for Coleman Jr/Sr High's upcoming Drama Club production of The Wizard of Oz? Here is an opportunity to help out! We are still looking for several props/items for the play (see image). Also, feel free to check out the brand new Drama Club page on the school website! https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/drama-club--68
Here is the link for the NHS induction ceremony, which starts at 2:05 PM today. Check out our awesome Comets! https://youtu.be/xraGRjLk1sY
We are fortunate to continue a strong relationship with local law enforcement on many levels, much of that in an effort to be proactive with the goal that many of those measures will never be necessary, but to be prepared if they are. Deputy Brandan Hodges, our School Resource Office, led local police and a SWAT team through the Jr./Sr. High after school hours today. There were no issues and this was a pre-scheduled visit for them to practice. The visit also gave those officers the opportunity to learn our building, the hallways, entries and exits. . We are very fortunate for the close working relationships we have and how they value our students. Thank you!
We are pleased to officially announce we have a new Jr./Sr. High Principal starting September 29th! Mrs. Jennifer Hess will be joining our Comet Team and we are fortunate to have her. Please see this link for a letter coming home with Jr./Sr. High students today: https://5il.co/zdjg
Unfortunately, we are cancelling the 7th and 8th grade activity night for Sept. 24 due to health reasons.
On Friday, Sept. 24, we will hold our first activity night for 7th and 8th graders from 3-5 p.m. The cost is $4. We will have a DJ in the cafeteria and the gym will be open. All 7th and 8th graders are welcome to attend. We hope to see you there!
Reminder that there is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 3rd or Monday, Sept. 6th due to the Labor Day Holiday. Have a fun, warm and safe holiday weekend. See you on Tuesday, Sept. 7th!
Just a friendly reminder that today, Wed., Sept. 1st, starts our Early Release Wednesdays which occur every Wednesday unless there is a half day. Early Release at the Elementary is at 2 pm and at the Jr./Srn High at 1:50 pm. Teachers and staff continue with professional development and work from 2-3:30 on those days to continue to improve instruction and delivery of services to our students.
Welcome to Alexandria Infante, new First Grade Teacher, who will be starting today with students in one of our classroom. We are excited to bring Ms. Infante on board as she was highly regarded by teachers she has worked with in the past, has a strong understanding of high quality instruction and a very positive demeanor in engaging students. Please help us make her feel welcomed!
Jr/Sr High Daily Announcements: 8/30/21 Happy first day! Here's a few announcements you might have missed: > JH Volleyball practice is at the Family Center from 3-5 PM today. > Cross Country practice will meet in Mr. Falor's room at 3 PM today. > The bus for CTE leaves at 6:35 AM tomorrow morning. Enjoy the rest of your half day!
We're excited to welcome you back to the start of the 2021-22 school year today! Remember, today is a half day with release at 11:30 (elem.) & 11:20 (j/s high). Lunch provided and both breakfast & lunch are FREE to all students daily. Have a great first day. GO COMETS!
Thank you to the Comet Football Team who recently took the time in the heat to put out wood chips under all of the playground equipment at the elementary, making things safe for the K-6 kids. Thank you players and coaches and CONGRATS on a great win Thursday night! Hard workers- kind people. #Coleman #athletics #football #community #GoComets #CometPride
Transportation: Calls have been made or attempted to the numbers you have on file regarding busing times for all students who we are aware need routes in areas where we provide transportation. Please check your voicemail and if you have not talked with or do not have a message from Transportation, please call Michael Cowell at 989.465.6811 or email email@example.com and we will work on those questions.
CORRECTION: A correction has been made to the link so that the K-6 document is available. Thank you for your patience. Attached is a document that will be shared at Open House tonight. Please take the time to review the Opening Letter and "A Day in the Life" which will provide you with information on what to expect as we begin the school year. Can't wait to see all of you! (K-6) https://5il.co/xunx (7-12) https://5il.co/xunw
Open House is this evening- Elementary 5:30-6:30 and Jr./Sr. High 6-7:00. If you are curious about our programs and offerings as a potential School of Choice or Home School student or just an interested community member, stop by. All enrolled returning and new students and their families will receive locker combinations, schedules, teacher names and be able to meet with their teachers. There will be local agencies, food and a chance to get your Comet gear. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
These girls had a pretty good day showing today. Alyssa took 1st in her weight class and market pen and Maz took 7th in her weight class. Ava’s day didn’t go as planned; her lamb re-injured her knee in showmanship and was then scratched her from showing her market pen. The family sends a huge thanks to Logan for offering to show her lamb in market “they” took 3rd!! Huge amounts of work and care goes into these animals looking before the fair and during. Proud of you all! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #Agriscience #preferreddistrict #FFA #4h
The Sysak kids have been hard at work. Vance placed 6th in showmanship and Klaira placed 3rd. Each of them had about 20 pigs in their class. Both pigs took 4th in their market division. MaryAnn weighed in at 257lb and Ginger 284lb. The work ethic, leadership and other skills will be valuable to them not only in 4H but in life. #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #Agriscience #preferreddistrict #FFA #CometPride
The Comet News, with lots of important information for the entire Coleman School District community is included at this link: https://5il.co/x6nn Please take a few minutes to read through it; it will be coming directly to your homes as well in the coming week.
For Important Back to School Information, please click here: https://5il.co/wqjh . Further details will come out in the Comet News soon and will be posted on our website/social media.
Please take a minute when you have a chance to review the letter at this link regarding the Coleman Schools' Bond Proposal results from Tuesday: https://5il.co/wik2
While this has been sent before, it never hurts to have another copy. The 2021-22 school calendar can be found on our website or "ColemanComet" app under Explore/Administration/Calendars. Open Houses are August 25th and school starts August 30th for a half day: https://5il.co/werw
Coleman Schools offers opportunities for every student! Learn about what we can bring to your child here: https://vimeo.com/558885802
The Athletic Boosters Golf Outing is now full. We can no longer accept new teams. Many thanks to those preregistered. We look forward to seeing you Saturday morning!
How will the elementary school facilities be impacted if this bond were to pass on August 3rd? A quick tour of the elementary shows which projects would be tackled that were not able to be completed with the 2015 bond https://vimeo.com/571764099 The Tax Calculator on the bond website is easy to find and easy to use. It literally takes one minute and provides you with an accurate estimate of the increase to your property taxes should the bond pass. It is important that you check this out for yourself instead of getting information from other people; everyone's income, township and estimated property tax increase is different. Several people were told their taxes would go up many hundreds of dollars, but after using the tax calculator, found it was much less than they had been told originally. Be informed before you vote. The Tax Calculator can be found at this link: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11#tax Please SHARE with community members and be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
The Lattimer kids have been working hard at the fair. In Showmanship Brooklynn Lattimer took 2nd, Harley Lattimer took 4th, Dakota Lattimer took 2nd and Savannah Lattimer took 1st. Outstanding! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #Agriscience #preferreddistrict #FFA #CometPride #fairweek #leaders Let us know what your favorite kids are doing at the fair!
There are many needs that would be covered by this bond and serve us as we add programming and move into the future of Coleman Schools. Take a few minutes to learn more about the current state through these videos. Classrooms have already been shared as a key reason needed for updates and recapturing of space in the Jr./Sr. High https://vimeo.com/571766770 This includes different types of classrooms, like the Choir room https://vimeo.com/571769990 and Science classrooms for experiments/investigations https://vimeo.com/571737020 but also includes planning for the future and adding courses and programming for our students. With classroom remodels, it would also improve the usability of our media center for dual enrollment, early/middle college and all students https://vimeo.com/571740644, ensure there is sufficient office space and storage https://vimeo.com/571738394 rather than putting people in too small spaces, providing for more conferences rooms, remodeling of bathrooms in the high school https://vimeo.com/571770361 and updating to larger lockers for all students in the Jr./Sr. High https://vimeo.com/571742427 Please SHARE with community members and be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
What is the importance of the updates to the current gym and addition of an auxiliary gym in this bond? Here are a few short videos showing the current state of our Jr./Sr. High locker rooms https://vimeo.com/571742656 , conversation about the auxiliary gym https://vimeo.com/571761679 and how it will support all of our athletes and community, along with conceptual designs of the auxiliary gym https://drive.google.com/file/d/14zc3OguaX_3-zPVY50TXnz4VYnJbB111/view?usp=sharing Please take a few minutes to view and SHARE! Be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
Do you have questions about Coleman Community Schools' relationship with the Greater Midland Coleman Family Center and how the bond could impact that? You can find information in the FAQ on the Bond page or just watch this video: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AL5zX-hHZ2U4HB1dPSsSslt3o53TsVMi?usp=sharing Feel free to SHARE with the community! Be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
You can learn more about why an Auditorium is necessary and see what we would be doing with the current Auditorium https://vimeo.com/571771367 and Band Room https://vimeo.com/571770888 at these links. Conceptual designs for the Auditorium can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14hbTTlIHteKThJoubVImvSB1AhgPbP9J/view?usp=sharing and https://drive.google.com/file/d/14p3fx5P4ystPW4ZPjo-PE8_vK727is-S/view?usp=sharing Feel free to SHARE with the community! Be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
Q: Do we have "trades" classes for Coleman Schools' students? A: YES! We certainly do. Coleman Community Schools are part of the Midland County Career-Technical Education (CTE) Consortium offering 18+ programs to high school students, one of them being our own Agriscience Program. CTE courses are what used to be referred to as the "trades". Check out this video for more information about all of the programs our students are currently a part of and what could be if the Bond Proposal were to pass on August 3rd: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15I_Jll_mIRkiRxdoB7thcuT59sfpQrca/view?usp=sharing
As we head into the new school year, remember that you can always stay updated with our online calendars. With just a couple of clicks you can link our events section, along with any changes, additions, and cancellations, automatically to your calendar. You'll have to go to colemanschools.net (You won't be able to use our app for this.) then select your school preference and click the link. Athletes and parents, you'll want to make sure you link from the Jr/Sr High page (second photo) to keep your calendar updated to game schedules. You can even link to directions to some of those harder to find locations.
Blood Drive August 12. Save lives AND support our National Honor Society students! Walk ins welcome or schedule an appointment at https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/136408
The Community Meeting regarding the Bond Proposal, held this past Wednesday is recorded here in full https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFlRhw1WpOw (it states the video is unavailable, but click the "Watch on You Tube" link). The recording is information-packed and includes the most recent information as well as conversation from community members, students, board members and a question/answer session. The Tax Calculator usage is also shown. Thank you and as always should you have any questions, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org or call 989.465.6060.
Only 11 days left before the August 3rd Coleman Schools' Bond vote either in person or by Absentee Ballot! Anyone who is a registered voter in the Coleman Community Schools' District, whether a taxpayer or not, can vote. If you haven't yet had a chance to look at the factual information for yourself, you can do so at our website, www.colemanschools.net and click on the Bond Information link at the top of the home page or at this link: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11h There you will find: updated Frequently Asked Questions (more to be added on Monday), short video tours of the buildings' current state and project plans, estimates, Conceptual Designs, a Tax Calculator and much more. Take a few minutes to look through them. We have recently heard of situations where people have been told their taxes would raise significantly, but after going on the Tax Calculator, it was much less than they were told. Please take the chance to look into it for yourself or call the Board Office at 989.465.6060 and we will be happy to walk you through it.
Watching for those fair pictures of our Comets or other fantastic things they are doing this summer, but we don't catch it all. Send us a PM and/picture to FB at Coleman School District letting us know about them so we can share it out. #GoComets
Coleman Schools is Community-Focused! See how it shows through the eyes of Comet students, families and staff and feel free to share at: https://vimeo.com/558889376
Q: How will I know how much I would be paying in taxes per month if this bond were to pass? A: You can go to the Bond link at the top of the District Homepage www.colemanschools.net. In that page is a Tax Calculator (also at this link: https://pfmtaxcalc.com/ColemanCommunitySchools/disclaimer.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fColemanCommunitySchools%2fdefault.aspx ) which will determine the highest calculation for your property taxes by year, month and day. Some mills of this total calculation will fall off over time, reducing the amount of taxes per taxpayer. This tax calculator information is ONLY seen by the person entering the information.
Q: How does our district’s debt levy compare to the schools around us? A: Most school districts in Michigan address facility and transportation needs with a bond or sinking fund proposal. Currently, as is illustrated by the chart, Coleman is levying the lowest amount of many schools in the area and our size. If this bond proposal is approved on August 3rd, our total mills would increase to an estimated average rate of 7.55 mills over the term of the bond. This would still put us under or even with what at least 6 other local districts our size levy, inclusive of those in the image provided as well as Meridian, Bullock Creek and Harrison which are levying 7 mills, 7 mills and 4.3 mills, respectively.
First, second and third graders are working on their reading skills in the SPARKS Summer Program. They have some guided reading time with the teachers, some silent reading time with books of their choice to practice the skills taught during the guided reading time and then they have a chance to read cards and build sentences. The "Kids Read Now" students are integrated on Tuesdays to work on these skills as well.
We have some skills clinics coming up! - VOLLEYBALL for incoming 8th-12th grades Monday-Wednesday 9-12; $25. Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Volleyball-100157275105877 or contact email@example.com. - BOYS BASKETBALL July 24-25 for grades 3-8; $25. They also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Boys-Basketball-102874921691615 or text 231.215.8782. - HOOPZONE BASKETBALL for incoming grades 6-8 July 26-27 9-3:30; $70. For more information, go to http://hoopzonebasketball.com/campspurehoopColeman.html. - HS FOOTBALL weight lifting and conditioning has begun with some 7-on-7 competition. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ColemanCometFootball.
Don't forget to VOTE August 3rd or anytime before then by Absentee Ballot anytime by contacting your Township/City Clerk. A Coleman Schools Bond Proposal will be on the ballot. Q: Why is a new auditorium necessary? A: The current auditorium, as with all of the school, has been well cared for by the community, staff and students at Coleman and used to the greatest extent possible. The roof, boilers, office area and carpeting has been replaced over time. However, after generations of use, items are worn and the space fits needs of the community and learners from several generations previous, not those of today. Coleman Schools is fortunate to have many people involved and supporting our students at events. No matter how many chairs are put in the auditorium and cafeteria for elementary or jr./sr. high events, there are typically 80-90 people left standing. The current auditorium does not provide enough storage and changing space for drama, choir, band. All other spaces in the district are smaller than the current auditorium. A new auditorium would provide the necessary space for all attendees to sit in tiered seating for elementary, jr./sr. high and community events, being able to see and hear what is taking place on stage. More events could be held in our own facilities and students can learn in the space daily for band, choir, drama and other presentation practices. Each of these groups would have space for materials and equipment that is not available presently. Additional community events could be held in a new space because of the area available. At the same end of the building, some additional classroom space would be added to support future programs and the band/choir/arts classrooms. For more information, go to the bond page on our website at: http://colemanmi.apptegy.us/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11
Just a reminder if you are interested in receiving breakfasts and lunches for the week through August 6th, simply fill out the survey at this link and read the information included about pick-up. https://forms.gle/TRiMDS4JgpF9qi4RA
Vote Tuesday, August 3rd, or now by Absentee Ballot from our Township/City Clerk. A bond proposal for Coleman Schools is on the ballot. Why are renovated/additional classrooms and recaptured space important in this bond? Coleman teachers work to support group work, problem-solving, literacy circles and cooperative learning which is difficult in the many of the current triangular-shaped classrooms. Recapturing the open spaces allows for more programming for students similar to what has been held over the past 7 years with Zoology, Ag/STEM, Multi-Media, Choir, American Sign Language, Financial Literacy, space for Dual Enrollment & Early/Middle College studies and more. Our current space does not allow for future growth or space currently needed for classrooms, office, conference rooms and storage. See our bond page for more information: http://colemanmi.apptegy.us/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11
See what Opportunities await you at Coleman Schools! https://vimeo.com/558885802 Now accepting registrations, including School of Choice students, for the 2021-22 school year. Call 989.465.6060 for more information or check out our Enrollment page at: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/enrollment--526
Some of our 5th-12th grade Summer Extended Learning students have chosen to experience a variety of electives throughout the summer. They have been part of a Table Top Virtual Welder Competition with Merrill Institute, dance instructions with Mrs. Tallman, learned about Career-Technical Education (CTE) classes with Mr. Johnson and resume writing and saving money with Mr. Falor so far. This week they are learning skills in Horticulture/Landscaping with Mr. Kalitta. This funds for the Horticulture/Landscaping projects came from a grant with the Midland Area Community Foundation where students and community members work together to create curb appeal and beautify the town. These 5th -8th grade students are also able to use Exact Path on the computer to build reading and math skills specifically tailored to them at school and home and our 9th-12th grade students are involved in extra classes over the summer both in person and virtually.
Congrats Comet Alum Zoe Merillat on passing your CNA test this week! Hard work pays off! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #CometPride #alum #alumni
The Agriscience/Culinary Camp first two days have been a success with all hands-on activity for the day. Check out the fabulous pictures in the links below https://www.facebook.com/538668586215015/posts/4093411777407327/ https://www.facebook.com/538668586215015/posts/4093412320740606/
We received good news today from State and Local Health Departments as the new State COVID/ mask guidelines apply to schools. Please read the attached letter for updated information at: https://5il.co/uiq3
When you have a chance please take a few minutes to look through the Comet News which will be coming out to all homes in the Coleman School District soon. The News can be found at: https://5il.co/uhmp Also included is information about the upcoming Bond Community Meetings to be held on June 30th and July 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium. Please join us!
Community Meetings will be held June 30th and July 21st at 5:30 p.m. in-person at the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium or via Live Stream regarding the proposed school bond vote on the August 3rd, 2021 election ballot. Please join us to learn more about the process and the proposed projects, frequently asked questions and to take a tour of the current status of the Jr./Sr. High if you wish. Live Stream link for June 30th is: https://youtu.be/Q-bNE6pLRIM Live Stream link for July 21st is: https://youtu.be/YFlRhw1WpOw More information on the bond can be found at: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11 or by going to our website at www.colemanschools.net or to the ColemanComet app on your phone and clicking on the link at the top of the Homepage.
Registration deadline extended for our CTE camps! Find Your Future: August 3-4. This camp explores all 6 Career Pathways through hands-on experiences with professionals representing each of the 6 pathways. The camp will be held on the Davenport University GLB Campus. Interested in a scholarship? Please contact Mrs. McCormack at email@example.com or 989.465.6060.
Registration deadline extended for our CTE camps! Scrub Life - Healthcare Camp: August 10-12 Students will have hands-on experiences working on various skills in healthcare: vital signs, first aid, simulations. The camp will be hosted at the new Delta Center in Midland and include a field trip to the Delta College Main campus. Interested in a scholarship? Please contact Mrs. McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989.465.6060.
Registration deadline extended for our CTE camps! Operation Innovation - Business Camp: July 27-29. This hands-on camp gives students opportunities to learn about business careers in Michigan's largest industries: manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, and hospitality/tourism. The camp will be held on the Davenport University GLB Campus. Interested in a scholarship? Please contact Mrs. McCormack at email@example.com or 989.465.6060.
Some exciting news! We have been able, with some of the federal funding we received this year, to purchase enough Chromebooks to be 1:1 for students. The District Curriculum Committee has been talking with teachers and we will be planning just what 1:1 will look like based on the grade level of students and a multi-year plan for teaching students how best to use the devices. We'll be sharing that information out as we get closer to next year. Just a quick reminder if your child(ren) are in the Online Learning Academy or in quarantine or have borrowed a Chromebook/charger at any time this year that has not yet been returned, please bring that to the school. We will have staff available late today, Friday, June 4th from 3-4:30 p.m. and Monday, June 7th from 9-noon. Even if your child will be in a summer program, they should still be returned first and then we will reassign Chromebooks. You can return other days through next week as well when secretaries are in the office. Costs for anyone not returning these items or any damage will be sent to homes within the two weeks and report cards will be held. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Have a wonderful summer!
We're awesome AND we're hiring! Summer Maintenance - https://5il.co/s9hx IT Student Tech Support - https://5il.co/tlkf Freshman Class Advisor - https://5il.co/teh2 School Day Only/4 Hour Custodian - https://5il.co/teh2 Parapro - multiple posititons - https://5il.co/t1m6 Foreign Language/ASL Teacher - https://5il.co/qt5i Jr/Sr High Counselor - https://5il.co/t1m1 Jr/Sr High Interventionist - https://5il.co/t1m3 Elementary Reading/Writing Interventionist - https://5il.co/t1m2 Elementary Math Interventionist - https://5il.co/t1m4 Bus Drivers/Aides - https://5il.co/oimq Please share. Interviews have begun for several positions, so apply now.
The registration deadline for the Summer Extended Learning Opportunities (Exact Path or Electives) for 5th -8th grades ends tonight at midnight. Register each child separately at https://forms.gle/xMKn4NgBKG7kxEYQ8 or call Kerry Berthume at 989-465-6060. Check out https://5il.co/tk90 for more information about all of our summer programs
Please take a few minutes to read through this letter that will go home with students today: https://5il.co/tjim
Just days left to register for our CTE camps! Great Lakes Bay Summer Math Camp: June 14-17 Students build on essential algebra skills needed for STEM through challenges, interactive games, review, practice, and puzzles! Please use this link to register by May 31: https://forms.gle/uPGRYmiRMKHfzoVG8 Use this link to pay after registration: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Just days left to register for our CTE camps! Find Your Future: August 3-4 This camp explores all 6 Career Pathways through hands-on experiences with professionals representing each of the 6 pathways. The camp will be held on the Davenport University GLB Campus. Please use this link to register by May 31: https://forms.gle/xAAXGHUzocn6nSWQ9 Use this link to pay after registration: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Just days left to register for our CTE camps! Operation Innovation - Business Camp: July 27-29 This hands-on camp gives students opportunities to learn about business careers in Michigan's largest industries: manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, and hospitality/tourism. The camp will be held on the Davenport University GLB Campus. Please use this link to register by May 31: https://forms.gle/xAAXGHUzocn6nSWQ9 Use this link to pay after registration: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Just days left to register for our CTE camps! Scrub Life - Healthcare Camp: August 10-12 Students will have hands-on experiences working on various skills in healthcare: vital signs, first aid, simulations. The camp will be hosted at the new Delta Center in Midland and include a field trip to the Delta College Main campus. Please use this link to register by May 31: https://forms.gle/xAAXGHUzocn6nSWQ9 Use this link to pay after registration: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Just days left to register for our CTE camps! Full tank - Automotive Camp: June 29 - July 1 The camp will help students explore careers and provide hands-on experiences throughout the automotive industry, including design, development, manufacture, sales, marketing, service, and aftermarket. The camp will be held at Northwood University. Please use this link to register by May 31: https://forms.gle/xAAXGHUzocn6nSWQ9 Use this link to pay after registration: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Just days left to register for our CTE camps! Square 1 Skilled Trades Camp: July 12-15 & July 19-22 Students will have hands-on experiences working with tradespeople from the industry. Some of the activities will be welding, carpentry, electrical, safety, self designed and built carpentry, heavy equipment, field trip to construction sites and more. This will be held at the Greater Michigan Construction Academy. Please use this link to register by May 31: https://forms.gle/xAAXGHUzocn6nSWQ9 Use this link to pay after registration: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Just days left to register for our CTE camps! What's on the Menu - A Farm to Table Experience, Ag/Culinary Camp: June 22-24 The camp is a farm to plate experience presented by the Coleman Agriscience Program and the Windover Culinary Program. Students will learn about food preparation and menu planning and source local ingredients from our AgriScience program in a hands-on way. Please use this link to register by May 31: https://forms.gle/xAAXGHUzocn6nSWQ9 Use this link to pay after registration: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Congratulations ton this year's 66 Board Scholars from 1st through 6th year and thank you to our 40 amazing donors provided monetary gifts for each of these students from $25 for 1st year to $600 for 6th year scholars. #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #citizenship #preferreddistrict #CometPride
Information about Summer Extended Learning Opportunities for student of all grade levels are posted at this link and a copy will come home with students tomorrow. It has also been emailed and sent in a quick text to parents: https://5il.co/t6l5
We have a number of job opportunities for this summer and next year: Summer Custodial Help - https://5il.co/s9hx Parapros (various positions) - https://5il.co/t1m6 Foreign Language/ESL Teacher - https://5il.co/qt5i Jr/Sr High Counselor - https://5il.co/t1m1 Jr/Sr High Interventionist - https://5il.co/t1m3 Elem Reading/Writing Interventionist - https://5il.co/t1m2 Elem Math Interventionist - https://5il.co/t1m4 Bus Drivers - https://5il.co/oimq
The Midland County Health Department is holding a COVID vaccination clinic for anyone 12 years old or older on Wednesday, June 2 3-5pm at the Coleman Family Center. * To register for a 1st dose go to https://midlandhealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YbwCfM7PwenAkS If you received your first dose from anyone besides the Midland County Department of Public Health and you would like to receive your 2nd dose through us register at https://midlandhealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YbwCfM7PwenAk. If you received your first dose from the Midland County Department of Public Health, go to https://midlandhealth.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1YbwCfM7PwenAkS?assessment_type=eventschedule for your 2nd dose registration. There will also be appointment slots held for people without internet access. Please wear a mask to all of our vaccination clinics.
Anyone else been watching the weather since Friday? The percentages keep lowering and the strong storms have been moving back later, so we are going to move forward with the outdoor Graduation. Those coming to see graduates must have a ticket one of the blue or green tickets or the senior has your name on the list. Welcome also to our 50-Year Graduates from 1970 and 1971 and their guests. Masks are NOT required outdoors, unless within close proximity of others and social distancing between households is appreciated. Please be cognizant of those with vulnerable immune systems who may be at the event today. For those who are unable to attend, you can watch the Graduation at the following link: Graduation: https://youtu.be/isk_k5yzxLg Can't wait to see our graduating seniors and their families in just a little while!
Please see the following link for a parent letter, bond information and another copy of the 2021-2022 school calendar: https://5il.co/t193
Coleman Schools' bond language will be on the election ballot for August 3, 2021. Bond information, planned projects and a survey to ask questions/sign up for a tour of facilities at: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/Coleman%20CS/page/bond-information--11
The Emergency Broadband Benefit program helps households struggling to afford internet service during the pandemic. Check out the Coleman website for more information! https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/emergency-broadband-benefit-program
Good Evening, Please find attached here, a letter regarding updates to the COVID guidelines and quarantine information: https://5il.co/sqcu This letter will also be emailed to families and sent home with students on Monday.
A letter will be coming home with Graduating Seniors this afternoon regarding updated Graduation guest limits. The letter can also be found at this link: https://5il.co/spsl
We're cleaning up our bus fleet. Two buses are up for sale; bids due May 31, 4pm. For details, check out the link: https://5il.co/sner
The play, "Drop Dead, Juliet", originally scheduled for this Friday and Saturday has been rescheduled to a one-night only, Friday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. due to COVID-related issues at the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium. Tickets already purchased will be accepted for the performance. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but really want to figure out a way to allow our students to put on this play this year.
Tuesday, May 4- Bus 11J (Camel bus) is running about 25 minutes late this morning. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Good morning, community members! Give Local Midland is under way, and YOU can participate! Check out givelocalmidland.org to read our story and support our community. #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Give Local Midland is LIVE for the next 24 hours, and we're excited to be part of it! Go to givelocalmidland.org to donate to Coleman Community Schools! Share to get the word out! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Mobile dentist is coming to the elementary on May 11th. Please fill out the attached form by May 7th and have your child turn it in to the elementary office to take advantage of this convenient service! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1duxkGgC6KgWccvErXIlX46_G3aI8_aOs/view?usp=sharing
Give Local Midland launches TONIGHT at midnight! Are you ready to support Coleman Community Schools? Please share to help us out! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
ELEMENTARY PARENTS: Your opinions and feedback are important to us! We are hoping to meet our participation goal for the number of people who have completed this survey, but we're not quite there yet. Please pause for a few minutes to give us your thoughts regarding our implementation of Leader in Me if you haven't already when this was sent earlier. Coleman Elementary is implementing the Leader in Me, which teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We are currently conducting a survey to learn more about key areas of strength and areas of needed growth in our school. Please help us by completing the survey at the following link before May 3, 2021: https://www.leaderinme.com/s/coleman-elem-mi/parent
Can you be of help? Does anyone know someone from the Coleman Class of 1970 Student Officers? If so, please ask them to contact the Board Office for information to share with their fellow graduates about attending this year's graduation since we were not able to include them last year. We will include graduates from the Class of 1970 and 1971. Please contact 989.465.6060.
Tune in live, using the link below, to MI FFA State Convention tonight at 7pm to watch 4 of our seniors receive their MI FFA State Degree. https://www.facebook.com/MichiganFFA/
4th graders continued their work with plant and animal systems with a trip to the Greenhouse. Students were able to freely explore the Greenhouse with Mr. Nate from Chippewa Nature Center. Mr. Fischer even joined us for a little while to feed the tilapia and talk about hydroponics. Students then picked four plants and wrote three characteristics about each one and tried to name the plant. A nice place to visit on a chilly, rainy day.
4th graders continued their work with plant and animal systems with a trip to the Greenhouse. Students were able to freely explore the Greenhouse with Mr. Nate from Chippewa Nature Center. Mr. Fischer even joined us for a little while to feed the tilapia and talk about hydroponics. Students then picked four plants and wrote three characteristics about each one and tried to name the plant. A nice place to visit on a chilly, rainy day.
Some of you may have received P-EBT cards from the State for your child who have not received them in the past. This is due to some of the remote learning during this school year and the CEP free lunch/breakfast program we have in the district for elementary this year. At this link you will find some information sent from the State that may answer your questions: https://5il.co/rnn6
Should any of you with a child in our district age 16+ be interested, the Health Department will be holding a Student Vaccination Clinic. This is being offered as an option for ease of use for those families who wish to take advantage of it, but completely up to the family to decide if they are interested. The 1st dose clinic will be on April 28th from 2-4:00 p.m.; the 2nd dose clinic will be held on May 19th from 2-4:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to come to the clinic with their child as well and will check in at the marked area just outside of the front doors near the auditorium. Students may also come on their own and can be called down from class. Either way, students must be pre-registered by completing the paperwork at this link https://5il.co/rkhn and submitting it to the school office ahead of the clinic. Parents are also welcome to get vaccinated if they would like and also need to sign up ahead of time. If you as a parent would like to sign up for vaccination for yourself, please fill out the information at this link: https://forms.gle/62LgzBHQLA5j... We hope that this information will be helpful to you. I apologize that some people were having trouble with the original link.
Quick reminder: Tomorrow morning at 9 AM is the first live broadcast in a series for Skilled Trades Live provided by J. Ranck Electric, introducing students to the trades. Here’s a link to a video done today to kick things off: https://youtu.be/d-XzHFjE9MY If you'd like to learn more about possible careers, tomorrow, students can watch on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC9c2boklhCQPupMKx7acrQ or Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/jranckelectric , whichever you prefer.
Shout out from a parent to Comet Alum, Cody Finney. Cody has been assisting at JH track practice, mentoring the shotput athletes. He has also mentored the football team and weight lifting team. I love that he is giving back to his school and our athletes.
Jr./Sr. High students will be bringing home additional detail today with more information for the pause to in-person instruction/move to remote learning. You can find the same information at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/... Additionally, your child at the Jr./Sr. High would have brought home a letter making you aware we had another positive case of COVID reported. All those who are close contacts have already received a phone call. Finally, should any of you with a child in our district age 16+ be interested, the Health Department will be holding a Student Vaccination Clinic. This is being offered as an option for ease of use for those families who wish to take advantage of it, but completely up to the family to decide if they are interested. The 1st dose clinic will be on April 28th from 2-4:00 p.m.; the 2nd dose clinic will be held on May 19th from 2-4:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to come to the clinic as well and will check in at the marked area just outside of the front doors near the auditorium. Students may also come on their own and can be called down from class. Either way, students must be pre-registered by completing the paperwork at this link https://drive.google.com/file/... and submitting it to the school office ahead of the clinic. Parents are also welcome to get vaccinated if they would like and also need to sign up ahead of time. If you as a parent would like to sign up for vaccination yourself, please fill out the information at this link: https://forms.gle/62LgzBHQLA5j... We hope that this information will be helpful to you.
Just a friendly reminder if you would like breakfast/lunch for your 7th-12th grade child(ren) ONLY during the April 13-23 pause to in-person instruction for Jr./Sr. High, please fill out the information at this link by 10 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, April 12th. You only have to fill it out once for each child for the two weeks. https://forms.gle/HMmsnQEFpMBJ...
Please take some time to review the information posted in the letter at this link, regarding the press conference from the Governor and MDHHS yesterday. This letter will impact 7th-12th grade in-person students beginning on Tuesday, April 13th for 2 weeks, as well as athletics and clubs. Thank you in advance for your support and understanding during another difficult time for everyone. https://5il.co/rf3g
Coleman Schools' high school students have the opportunity to join one of 18+ programs (shown here)in Career-Technical Education (CTE) through Midland County, including our own Agriscience Program . Many of these were formerly known as Trades courses. Students remain enrolled in their home school (Coleman) and attend the CTE program 2 hours per day. Coleman Schools' is proud to offer courses for those interested in Career and College courses. Everyone has an interest in something. At Coleman, we are working to offer a wide range of options to fit every student. For more information on Career-Technical Courses listed here, please contact Mr. Cone, our counselor at the Jr./Sr. High.
Good luck to our Individual Wrestlers at Regional this coming Saturday. We'll be rooting for you! Good luck also to our Bowlers at State Finals tomorrow (Friday). The links are available below if you would like to watch and cheer them on: Qualifying 8am: https://youtu.be/LdjtM_YQym4 Quarter Finals 1pm: https://youtu.be/nJUDzoai2Q0 Semi Finals 2:45pm: https://youtu.be/pBoxSoX4HSM Finals 4:15pm: https://youtu.be/dGbC5huOyWQ We have a lot to be proud of with our students as usual! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #preferreddistrict #athletics #CometPride
Congratulations to our Girls and Boys Basketball teams for their semi-final win in districts this week! Good luck tonight to the boys and tomorrow night to our girls as they play in the finals. #Coleman #athletics #basketball #girlsbasketball #boysbasketball #growingforthefuture #preferreddistrict #CometPride
Congratulations to Kenzie McCoy who jumped to 6th from 16th in the MSAC Conference in Quizbowl this week! Outstanding progress and representation of Coleman Schools. Nice work, Kenzie! #Coleman #preferredschools #growingforthefuture #education #quizbowl #academics #extracurricular #CometPride
Thank you to our Community Support Partners- Kayla Shoutes (Pathways to Potential) and Richard Templeman (Parent Liaison) whose original Recognition Day we missed due to a snow day. You pick up so many needs of our kids and families that we may not otherwise be able to get to.
Wednesday, February 24th, is a half day of school for students. Jr./Sr. High will release at 11:20 a.m. and Elementary at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be offered prior to dismissal. As a reminder, SPARKS after school program does not run on half days and will not take place tomorrow, Feb. 24th.
Drama Club practice is cancelled for today, Feb. 22nd. Thank you!
JH practices are cancelled for today. High school practices are voluntary; please watch for information from your coaches. The Cheer team will still travel to St. Charles, but bus will leave 15 minutes earlier today than originally scheduled. And the Boys' Basketball game is on for tonight in Coleman!
There will be no school for Coleman Community Schools today, Monday, Feb. 22nd, due to road conditions. Information on events and practices will be shared by noon today. Please be safe and stay warm.
Midland Area Community Foundation is partnering with the We Hear You initiative to support a community Diversity, Equity and Inclusion survey. All Midland County residents (18+)are encouraged to complete the survey. The survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/73XQQX7) should take about 25 minutes, and all responses will remain anonymous. The We Hear You, Midland Racial and Ethnic Equity and Inclusion Survey is designed to assess your experiences with racial/ethnic (in)equity in Midland County. Through the collective voices of members of the Midland Community, agencies within Midland will be able to address issues of racial/ethnic inequity. The aggregate results of the survey will help guide Midland County agencies in improving racial/ethnic relations within Midland County.
Tonight's Girls Varsity Basketball game @ Vestaburg is a go! Game time is 6:30 (bus leaves at 4:45) and can be livestreamed at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/vestaburg-high-school-vestaburg-mi. The Wrestling team will also compete at St Charles! Competition starts at 5:30 and will also be livestreamed at NFHS Network at https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/st-charles-high-school-st-charles-mi.
Coleman Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16th, due to road conditions. Please be safe and stay warm. Information on athletic practices and events will be posted by noon today.
As our students and spectators start getting back into events, they'll notice improvements to the Jr./Sr. High gym ceilings, walls and trim paint which has sharpened the look. Special thanks to the Boosters for new mats on the walls and our custodial crew for their extra cleaning/organizing efforts following the painting.
Tonight's Live Stream: JH Girls Basketball @ Montabella: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/ ( subscription needed) Varsity/JV Boys Basketball @ Breckenridge: https://www.facebook.com/Breckenridge-Community-Schools-691994270900150
We received a shout-out from a student to their teacher, Mrs. Mutton recently~ "She is so nice to the entire class, she plays with us at recess, she makes us laugh a lot, she does so many fun things since we went back after virtual learning. She gave us a treat during the NWEA test and she is one of my favorite teachers."
All athletic practices are cancelled for today, Friday, February 5th. Stay warm and be safe. Sports begin next week! Can't wait.
Coleman Schools will be closed today, Friday, February 5th, due to blowing and drifting. Information will be posted by noon regarding athletic practices. Please have a good day and be safe, drive slow if you must go out.
Elementary report cards were sent home today. There is an error in the attendance portion only and reflects total days absent for a student from the first day they started at Coleman. We will review these on Monday and reprint with the corrected information. We apologize for any confusion. Thanks for your patience.
SPARKS after school program ONLY is closed for today, Tuesday, January 26th. Messages have been sent to parents from Mr. Winters, Program Coordinator and it was announced to students in the elementary building.
Download the "ColemanComet" app to your phone or search "Coleman Community Schools, MI" for quick access to all things Coleman Schools. You can also go to settings to receive "PUSH" notifications from the district and/or either of the school buildings. You can also connect the District, Jr./Sr. High and/or Elementary calendar to your Google calendar by clicking the link in the picture on each of the Homepages for the schools.
We are doing some organization and cleanup. There are items available for donation to those who are interested and pictures are on the LiveFeed section of our website or on Facebook in this post and another earlier today. You can get on the list for the items by going to this link: https://forms.gle/faT9Tx45Bhh5pERN6 The items mentioned are available for a donation to the school district. We will post these items out for 1 week and will then begin to distribute the items. They will remain posted until everything is gone. If you are interested in an item, please fill out the form at the link for that item and then go to the link again if you would like to give a donation for another item. The person with the largest donation will be contacted about the item. All items must be picked up and will not be delivered. A school staff member will contact each person to determine a time they can pick-up at the school and donation. Items will not be held past the scheduled time, and will move on to the next bidder.
Any scrappers out there interested? Our custodial/maintenance crew have been hard at work updating and cleaning things up, so we have a few different piles around the district that we would like gone. If you are interested in coming by, please contact Mike Huss for a time at 989.465.6172. These items are available along with 2 other piles of scrap items he will show you.
We are doing some organization and cleanup. Ther are items available for donation to those who are interested. Pictures are on the LiveFeed section of our website or on Facebook. You can get on the list for the items by going to this link: https://forms.gle/faT9Tx45Bhh5pERN6 The items mentioned are available for a donation to the school district. We will post these items out for 1 week and will then begin to distribute the items. They will remain posted until everything is gone. If you are interested in an item, please fill out the form at the link for that item and then go to the link again if you would like to give a donation for another item. The person with the largest donation will be contacted about the item. All items must be picked up and will not be delivered. A school staff member will contact each person to determine a time they can pick-up at the school and donation. Items will not be held past the scheduled time, and will move on to the next bidder.
Looking for the breakfast/lunch menus for next week? You have 2 ways to get them. Find our app "ColemanComet" or by searching "Coleman Community Schools, MI" on your phone, choose your school in the upper right corner and then "Dining". Each day's menu will be listed and it will be updated later this week. Or you can go on our website, choose your school at the top then "Explore" and the "Dining" icon. If you don't see the menu, tap the arrrow next to "This Week" on the right side of the screen and choose "Next Week" or "All" and you will see each day. Any changes will be posted here daily.
Reminder, if your child has 1st semester classwork submitted and returns to in-person learning on Monday, you can drop their Chromebook & charger off for check-in at either school from 1-3 Thursday and Friday 8:45-3 @ the elementary or 8:30-4 at the jr./sr. high.
January is Board of Education Recognition Month. Those taking on this role do so with the best interests of the students and community in mind. They spend countless hours providing input, answering questions, and working to ensure the best outcomes for all children as well as the District as a whole. Thank you to Lorie Fox, Travis Aultman, Karen Bressette, Chris Blake, Angela Brooks, Jennifer Murray, and Kevin Bock for your time and energy toward this cause. Thank you for serving on Coleman Community Schools' Board of Education!
We are so looking forward to having students return to in-person learning on January 25th, 2021. This will include all of our students who are currently remote as well as those who were in the Online Learning Academy and are coming back to in-person. To be prepared for the second semester, it is still important to wrap up the first semester. Please remind your children the importance of getting all of their work turned back in this week and completed. Grades can be seen in the Parent Connect system, but please remind your child if they just completed things, it will take a bit for teachers to get those things graded. Some of those things, especially at the Jr./Sr. High grade level may be past due and not receive full credit as those students are older. Those who submit all their work at once instead of when it was due, may have to wait a bit to have it graded. Should you or your child have ANY questions at all, please reach out to your child's teacher or the school office. Chromebook Devices and Chargers can be returned/checked-in at the dates and times below. If you are unable to drop them off due to work, students can bring them back to the office first thing on January 25th. The more devices we can bring in on Jan. 21st and 22nd, the quicker we can get them checked in, wiped down and cleaned and in to the classrooms for use by the students. Devices should NOT be returned until your child has submitted all of their work for the 1st semester. Devices can be turned in at the elementary or jr./sr. high, regardless of which school your child attends. Times/dates for return are: Thursday, January 21st Jr./Sr. High or Elementary 1-3:00 p.m. Friday, January 22nd Jr./Sr. High- 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Elementary- 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Friday is Communications/Technology Employee Appreciation Day! Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of those who work on our technology and communications staff. Our IT guys have been ESSENTIAL this past year getting and keeping many of us online, while our communications team makes every effort to keep all of us up to date. Again, thank you!
For those in our community age 65+: You are part of vaccination Priority Group 1B. Those with internet access who plan to get the vaccine should complete this survey from the Midland County Health Department: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/143b2d73d75845e6848e0209b5e95148. Those with no internet access should call 211.
1st Semester Exam information is included in the link here: https://5il.co/ofqq and will be sent home with students this week. Please take a minute to read through the information . Should you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or the Jr./Sr. High School Office.
Please take time to look at the letter in the link below which shares follow-up information regarding remote learning and the survey that went out earlier in the week: https://5il.co/of2c
This is a friendly reminder if you have not filled out the survey sent yesterday, please do so by tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6th, at this link: https://forms.gle/WUWhbrywvghT5WKk6 . Even if you don't have a strong opinion or are comfortable with whatever district decisions are made, we would like you to complete it and check "no preference" in the survey. If you have already completed the survey, thank you! Please do NOT fill it out twice. If your child(ren) are in the Online Learning Academy (OLA), please do not complete this survey. We are taking this opportunity to elicit feedback from Coleman Schools' Parents with regard to the remote learning currently taking place and things we may be able to do to assist them.It will also be used as we plan going forward in conjunction with all other important information as shared yesterday. The information and input we get from some families may be directly opposite to what we receive from others and all of these factors must be weighed as decisions are made. For this reason, the final few questions about mental health and other hardships have been added so we can find ways to assist you. We are currently scheduled to be remote through January 22nd, 2021. If there are any changes, that will be communicated as far in advance as possible to all families. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. Thank you!
Would you like to positively impact Coleman Schools? Here’s your chance! With all students receiving free meals, families may feel it is not important to return a free and reduced application or Household Information Report. Free & Reduced applications and Household Information Reports are used for more than just Food Service. Students and schools both benefit from approved free & reduced apps/HIR on file. Students that are approved for free or reduced priced meals may be eligible to receive help with home internet, college applications fees and financial aid, etc. Students also benefit when the schools benefit! Schools depend on free and reduced applications and HIR to determine the amount of funding they receive from a variety of State and Federal supplement programs like Title I, At-Risk, Title II, E-Rate, etc. These programs have the potential to offer support and services for our students including but not limited to: ● Technology (Chromebooks, internet services, etc.) ● Instructional support (staff, supplies & materials, etc.) ● Non-instructional Services (counseling, social work, health service, etc.) ● Professional Learning for staff ● Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities - such as field trips Even if your child/children do not intend on eating meals from our food service department, it is still critical that families return a free and reduced application or HIR. By doing so, you are helping your family and helping all Coleman families. Elementary Parent- Please fill out the HIR (Household Information Report) Jr/Sr High Parents- Please fill out the free and reduced application If you have students in both buildings you will need to fill out BOTH forms. Free and reduced applications and HIR are confidential. You may fill out an application online through Lunchapp.com, or you may pick an application up at your child’s school. It was also included in your Comet News from August 2020. If you would like an application mailed to you or have any questions about the application, please call 989.442.1997 or email Melissa Gohl at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are taking this opportunity to elicit feedback from Coleman Schools' Parents with regard to the remote learning currently taking place. Link is at the bottom. If your child(ren) are in the Online Learning Academy, please do not complete this survey. Information received in this survey will be reviewed to help assist families. It will also be used as we plan going forward in conjunction with all other information: e.g. safety of our students and staff, consistency for parents/family planning, other feedback from stakeholders, staffing levels, knowledge of quarantine timelines following holidays, attendance levels, ability to provide a consistent and solid instructional program for all students whether in-person or remote while supporting the Online Learning Academy students, information from the Health Department, State orders and knowledge of upcoming press releases, direction from Michigan Department of Education and other details. The input we get from some families may be directly opposite to what we receive from others and all of these factors must be weighed as decisions are made. For this reason, the final few questions about mental health and hardships have been added so we can find ways to assist you. At this time, we are scheduled to be remote through January 22nd, 2021. Should there be any changes, that will be communicated as far in advance as possible to all families. We would like to thank you for your input to this survey. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 2021 at: https://forms.gle/SrRn9SmyDkZ7QYWQ6
Blood Drive coming up Thursday 8:45-2:45 at the Jr/Sr High! Appointments are recommended at https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/124724.
Seniors: Get your caps and gowns ordered! You can order online at www.highschool.herffjones.com. Early bird prices end today 12/31/20.
Outstanding job to all of our band students, Mr. Burkhart and Santa on the "Virtual- not at Warriner- Concert" tonight. Very well done in a new way. Thanks for getting us in the spirit. Watch for "Holiday Sing" material posted soon courtesy of Mrs. Tallman! More of our traditions done virtually by some talented people.
Are you looking for a 3-drawer or 4-drawer file cabinet? There are some at the school and can be yours for a donation to the school. File cabinets do not have locks on them. Contact Mike Huss at 465.6172.
Urgent Need: Donation registration is low for the drive coming up NEXT Friday at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Could you, would you, consider donating? Holidays are always difficult on the blood supply! Shedule an appointment at https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/122170 or call 866-642-5663.
The Midland County Food Pantry will host a Holiday Box Mobile Pantry December 30. Pre-registration is required by next Wednesday at 989.305.9659 or 989.486.9393. Limited quantities are available. https://5il.co/ntcc
Midland organizations are working on expanding broadband access in the county. Please complete the survey at https://www.myconnectedcommunity.org/midland-county/ for your household. Midland County businesses are also encouraged to take the evaluation. The answers to this survey will help immensely in making sure that good, quality internet access is available to everyone in the community.
Some clean-up has been taking place this fall. If you are interested in making a donation to the school general fund for any of the following items, please contact Kerry at 989.465.6060 or email@example.com with your offer and what you would like. We will contact you to set it up with the highest donation. We would like these items gone by the end of next week. Available: 2 basketball backboards/hoops, 2 basketball steel poles, file cabinets (no locks) 3- drawer and 4-drawer.
The Elementary Student News is back and online! Check out our students from their remote learning environments. https://doc-08-bc-docs.googleusercontent.com/docs/securesc/3omtg886g2k4bqtmrvqifh9li6pp71cd/i267gfu9258cpdnljcrecshm50imdl9g/1607359275000/04305605437836591141/01059012132698451530/19v-KHZw66d9er1kridQ7yWQec1nkluIA?e=download&authuser=0
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
Good Afternoon & Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to end the week with a couple of pieces of information for all of you. First of all, THANK YOU to our students who are doing an amazing job signing on to the Live Streams/Google Meets and completing assignments during distance learning. We have been highly impressed with attendance and your energy. Keep it up! Please remember that all teachers will have all grading up to date on Dec. 4th in Skyward for your child. If you have not already, please read through the Grading Guidelines During Distance Learning that was sent in the packet last week. Students must keep in contact with their teachers and lack of participation in their chosen method does not excuse them from completing assignments. It details information about when assignments need to be submitted based on whether they are online or paper copy learners and the amount of credit a child will lose if turned in late. We have also been able to make arrangements starting Monday, 11.30 for those who typically have bus routes and ordered food (through the survey link in the packets). These buses will also deliver paper copies for those already assigned paper copies. Students cannot change to paper copies at this point. The buses will leave the Jr./Sr. High at 12:30 p.m. each Monday during the distance learning and arrive at homes between 12:30-2:00 p.m. Someone should be watching for the bus and this will be a contactless drop-offs where items will be left on a porch or in a driveway. Those without a typical bus route and Online Learning Academy families will continue to pick up both food and school work at the side entrance of the Jr./Sr. High on Mondays from 3-5:00 p.m. Have a fantastic weekend!
Little Caesars and SCRIP card orders will be available for pick up tomorrow in front of the Elementary. Last names beginning with A-M pick up 2:00-3:00; beginning N-Z, 3:00-4:00. Just pull up and we'll grab your order. https://5il.co/nab0
Elementary In-Person students will be bringing home additional information today to lead you through the Distance Learning while we are on a pause from In-Person through January 22nd. You can also find the information here: https://5il.co/n81a
For Jr./Sr. High Parents, a great deal of information was sent home with your child today in 2 packets regarding distance learning through Jan. 22nd. One was posted here yesterday just below and this is the second one. Please take the time to read through all of it. It is at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O6qLrZF9V6fchqB3QXUhglwyWJ_xR8kP/view?usp=sharing
An important letter regarding Remote Learning Detail for parents will come home tomorrow with your child(ren). Please take the time to read through it completely. It is also at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MgxsHPMefwH2l4LuO61KbeX5QZyeeQRP/view?usp=sharing
Please read the letter at this link for updates and information. There is also information for parents to complete: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LLIqbSnX2hQO3CeOZpLEfM5eYHbaeSnU/view?usp=sharing
There will be no school for our K-12 students Monday, Nov. 16th. All students will return to school on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. This is following the Governor's announcement at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Staff will still report tomorrow in order to address the new order, determine plans for our Jr./Sr. High and our Elementary students. The last day in-person for our Jr./Sr. High students for at least 3 weeks will be Tuesday, Nov. 17th and they will move to remote learning on Wed., Nov. 18th. We will make determinations on how we will proceed with K-6 in-person learning tomorrow. Further detail on both will be shared with you as soon as we are able tomorrow. Please listen to your voicemail for more detail.
If you haven't had a chance to fill out the Survey for Student Distance Learning (in case of a classroom or school closure), please help us by filling it out today at this link: https://forms.gle/sWSmL2XSJMrknDst5 You should fill it out once for each of your children who are currently doing in-person learning. We are doing this to be proactive in case it becomes necessary. Those with students in the Online Learning Academy do NOT need to fill out this survey.
Good luck to our Comet Volleyball players tonight at Districts in AuGres!
Don't forget to get out and vote today if possible! Ballots for Coleman School District residents include 4 School Board positions for Coleman Schools. Have a great day!
CES will celebrate Halloween COVID-style from 2-3PM on Friday, October 30 with individual classroom parties. Students are invited to bring simple costumes for parties. We ask that students are able to manage costume pieces completely on their own. Please refrain from bringing items that would require adult assistance to put on, put together, etc. All students must continue to wear a fabric face covering during the classroom celebration unless they are seated at their desk eating and/or drinking. We are looking forward to our celebration of Halloween!
The Midland County Health Department will provide immunizations to those students in need of them on Nov. 10th in the afternoon. Online Learning Academy students need to contact the office to be scheduled for an after school appointment time. In-Person students will be called down when it is their turn and elementary students will be escorted to the Jr./Sr. High at their time. Parents/guardians are not required to be present, but a consent form like the one seen here must be signed and given to the school office prior to treatment. All student immunizations or a waiver must be up-to-date no later than Nov. 11th.
Thank you to Liz Dana, who has interviewed and agreed to coach our Junior High Girls' Basketball Team! Liz recently was hired to coach JV Volleyball and offered to fill in with JH Volleyball this year during a leave. We're excited to have her expertise, love of the game and interest in growing leaders with us for another sport.
Students interested in attending the free Teen Time at the Family Center on Wednesday afternoons can register at https://5il.co/mgg7.
Homecoming Court pictures 2020 https://www.facebook.com/1663958550/posts/10221879261085044/?sfnsn=mo
Check out the Homecoming Game tonight at 7:00 p.m. via Live Stream at: https://youtu.be/Rb4uvHY9FUA Court will be GO COMETS!
Reminder there is no school tomorrow Oct. 20. P/T conferences are 12-4 and 5-8 and will be virtual by Google Meet or phone. Enjoy your day off students!
Homecoming Court will be announced around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22nd. Court members will be able to invite 4 spectators who will be checked in. The rest of us still get the opportunity to see it happen on the Live Stream at: https://youtu.be/lCDkX1osKdU
Comets WIN 14-6!
14-6 Coleman in the 4th @8:34
14-0 Comets 3rd quarter @8:41
Comet Football on a drive and winning currently at 6-0!
Today's Comet Footbal game starts at noon. Watch the Live Stream at: https://youtu.be/bqMDh74GRBs GO COMETS! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #football #75 #75thyear #athletics #CometPride
The Governor has recently signed into law a bill recognizing one of our own, a Comet Alum. House Bill 5334 amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of US-10 in Warren Township in Midland County in honor of Corporal Casey P. Zylman. Corporal Zylman grew up in Midland County and was a graduate of Coleman High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 2005 and was killed in May 25, 2007 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while driving in Tallafar, Iraq. He was 22 years old. The highway will be known as the "Cpl. Casey P. Zylman Memorial Highway." The bill was sponsored by Representative Roger Hauck, R-Beal City. We are proud of our Comet Alum, Cpl. Zylman's service to our country and this recognition. #military #honor #Coleman #alum #CometPride
School Administration Appreciation Day is Wednesday! You have a little more than a day to shop for some 'tasty treats' for your favorite part of the admin team, but here are a few ideas from 'errbody's' favorite school administrator, Gerry Brooks. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=350709579452675
Due to Covid-19 and additional safety precautions, the Midland County Health Department will not schedule hearing and vision screenings for schools at this time. They are providing hearing and vision screenings AT the Health Department, so please call 989-832-6673 for an appointment if there are any concerns. Screenings at the schools are expected in the future, as well.
St Charles will live stream the varsity football game tonight from their football Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/StCharlesHighSchoolFootball
Shout-out to the 8th Grade Volleyball team! Lots of wins and a tie at last night's game!. GO COMETS! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #athletics #volleyball #CometPride #preferreddistrict
Wednesday is picture day at the Elementary! It's also Count Day State-wide. Students were sent home with order envelopes last week. Orders can also be placed online at https://prepay.geskusphoto.com/orderPrePro.asp with the school and personal codes from the envelopes.
Time is Running Out- Be Counted - Take the Census Respond to Census 2020 right away and bring money to the community for each person listed on your Census. Do not miss out on the resources and political power our community deserves. The Census provides funding for vital programs our community depends on such as free/reduced school lunches, funding for students with disabilities, Title & At-Risk funding which supports teachers, paraprofessionals, counseling, behavioral specialists, interventionists and materials for Coleman Schools’ students every year. Funding also supports our roads and bridges. Higher Census counts for the community and State determine the strength and numbers behind our political voice in Lansing and Washington DC. Be Counted at 2020census.gov or at 844.330.2020.
The Livestream link for tonight's home football game is at https://youtu.be/iMuVN-gIP9I Enjoy and GO COMETS!
Tomorrow is Custodian/Maintenance Employee Appreciation Day! If you see any of our guys (or gal) out and about, tell them how awesome we think they are for all they do: snow removal, event set up and clean up, mowing, painting, locker maintenance, supply stocking, trash pick up, changing lights, locking and opening up, cleaning (LOTS of cleaning), and so much more.
A letter will be coming home today with your child with updates from the most recent Executive Order from the Governor and how it affects each district. Please take a few minutes to read through it.
Just a reminder, as shared out in a previous message about athletics, Homecoming, previously scheduled for Oct. 2, is postponed. We are not able to hold an assembly, dance, parade due to Executive Orders. Still looking at other options, but they will not take place next week. Please bear with is as everything is a bigger process this year.
Good luck to all of our students taking the SAT tomorrow. Give great effort and energy to it. You got this!
Words directly from an elementary parent. We're so thankful for you, too! https://www.facebook.com/1265340039/posts/10223494058440682/
Varsity Volleyball games today have been moved to Alma HS due to a power outage at St. Louis. Games start at 10:00 am
It's almost game time! Our Varsity Comet Football team opens the 75th season in Breckenridge tonight at 7:00. Live stream is available. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZlP_T0vRcU_XYXduwKeFNw?view_as=subscriber&fbclid=IwAR05WLJPdWrgLzpextmd5Bl-8Nx_2AxsiLAjVQEwsEefIOOF0ulRw1jI288
JV Football vs. Vestaburg today, Sept. 16th at 6 p.m. Only 2 pre-approved spectators per participant at each game, but you can watch the LiveStream at https://youtu.be/HTuo_17Z-IM
Support our student athletes tonight, Sept. 15th. Check out the home Volleyball game at 5:30 p.m. through our LiveStream at: https://youtu.be/HJJOZZ-ygTk
Good Afternoon, This is Coleman Community Schools' Superintendent, Jen McCormack. Happy Labor Day Weekend! Thank you all for a great start to the school year with in-person and online students participating and signing in on time, connecting with us and following the rules for safety. We've been really impressed and let's keep that up this coming week. The students and staff faired far better than our tents placed at the two buildings for outdoor lessons, but we are working to resolve that issue, too. We really appreciate having you back. I wanted to share with you a couple pieces of great news that you may have already heard a little bit about. This past Wednesday, the USDA announced an extension of federal food and nutrition waivers through December 31, or when funding runs out, whichever comes first. While our Elementary students were already receiving FREE breakfast and lunch through our qualified CEP program, Jr./Sr. High students were only receiving a free breakfast. Due to this extension, ALL K-12 students, both online and in-person will be provided with a FREE breakfast AND lunch during this extension. Online students need to sign up at the link already provided to parents. It will be HIGHLY important that all families fill out the Household Report/Free &Reduced Application. When we do revert back to our regular school lunch program, your students Free and Reduced status based on these forms, will be in effect again. The Title funding the school receives from the applications are very important. Title provides funding for paraprofessionals, classroom books, training, tech devices, tech support,field trips, homeless student support and more on an annual basis. If you have not yet sent in your application/household report, please do so now. We want to ensure that your student is being charged accordingly when we go back to our regular program and that we continue to receive as much Title funding as possible to support our students and their programs. With regard to Athletics, on Friday, Executive Order 2020-176 was released late in the day allowing competition to begin immediately, allowing volleyball to begin indoors and football to begin starting this coming week. All football teams will be placed in the first round of playoffs per MHSAA. With this announcement, strict guidelines for spectators and safety are in place. Only two (2) spectators will be allowed per participant and Coleman Schools will be requiring participants list those people prior to events, both home and away. Social distancing will be expected as well as masks when spectators are in close contact (within 6 ft.) and indoors. Scheduling and other details are in progress as area Athletic Directors meet and will be released as we have them. This is exciting news for our student athletes and the community! We are working to determine if rules will be relaxed and we are able to Livestream the games to you. More to come on that. While football will resume, we are postponing Homecoming at this time due to the fact that all Homecoming activities would not likely be able to happen at this time under the orders. Also, in order to ensure cleanliness and emphasize safety for our district and visiting student athletes, district athletic facilities will still remain closed to outside organizations. Please watch for more detail on the rules we will need to follow in order to continue athletics for our students and thanks in advance for your working with us on this. Finally, for those who are transported on district buses, please keep in mind that student drop-off/pick-up is limited to only custodial/guardian stops that you have established for your child with the Transportation Department and Mr. Cowell. Students are only allowed to ride to custodial/guardian stops and not to friends' homes. This is especially important this year as we are reducing the co-mingling of students on buses during the pandemic and ensuring we can contact trace should there be an issue. Thank you for assisting with this. I hope you are have a relaxing weekend with family and friends. See you on Tuesday!
For Elementary In-Person First Day Beginning and End of Day information, please go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tgtPMUbN96m7WhF9Hmx1aMuC3PSpYuL7/view?usp=sharing For "A Day in the Life" for K-6 this year, including when students can arrive on school grounds, breakfast and more, you can find it at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ia1yrl5G4HYnrewuMXTJKKCRzCtg-WxG/view?usp=sharing Looking forward to seeing all of you this Monday, August 31st for a half-day which ends at 11:30 a.m. for elementary. Online Learning Academy parents will receive a message via e-mail today as well.
Jr./Sr. High In-Person "A Day in the Life" for grades 7-12 includes information on what time the school doors open, breakfast and more for our students. Check it out at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i_9TVRspPZGKPuJ3_3ixS7s87V8UTtRt/view?usp=sharing and be ready for our first day, Monday, August 31st, which is a half day for students. Half days at the Jr./Sr. High end at 11:20 a.m.
CTE students: Meet at the high school for our 1/2 day on Monday. The CTE classes do not start until Tuesday, so we'll provide details Monday.
From Mr. Cowell, Transportation Director: He and staff will be working all weekend to finalize some of the routes and make contacts with families. Thank you for your patience as this is a very different year for everything, including changes to those who are doing online learning vs. in person which also impacts transportation routes when things changes. We appreciate all of you! - Mrs. McCormack, Supt.
Sending out a big WELCOME a couple of people! To Ms. Gabriella Herren who will be our American Sign Language (ASL) teacher contracted with Clare. Ms. Herren will be here 2 hours a day at the Jr./Sr. High. We wish Heather Woodworth all our best and we're excited to have Gabriella supporting this program for our ASL 1 and 2 students. Also, thank you to Ms. Jessi Spry for being here. We have brought Ms. Spry in while Mr. Francis is out on a leave. Ms. Spry is strong in relationship-building, agriscience and biology knowledge and we are lucky to have her with us. Please help make them both feel welcome.
FOR K-6 ELEMENTARY STUDENTS Good Morning, We are excited to begin working with our students again, both in-person and online! The Virtual/Online Open House for all K-12 students and parents is this evening, August 26th. For the Elementary, it will take place online from 5:30-6:30 p.m. As mentioned in earlier information posted, you will need a Gmail account to access the Google Meet with any of your child's teachers. You can set this up for free in minutes by going to www.gmail.com and click on the link or button that says "Create Account". You can also sign on with your child's school Gmail account if you would prefer. You can find your Elementary child's teacher by going into your e-mail AFTER 10:00 a.m. this morning to see the message that has been sent from the school. It will be sent to the email that you provided to the school office and is attached to your Parent Connect account or your child's information in the office. After 10:00 a.m. you can also go to the front exterior door of the Elementary to look at the lists. Doors are not open to the public at this time except for registration of students or information needed for medical detail. Should you have questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (secretary) or email@example.com (principal). Finally, to find the Google Meet Links for the Virtual/Online Open House, you can go to this link: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/virtual-open-house-information or by going to our website at: www.colemanschools.net then "Explore" at the top of the screen then "For Parents and Community"/"Virtual Open House Information". This will take you to a page that provides directions and links for entering the Virtual Open Houses as well as Open House documentation for those who cannot attend the "Meet". Look for both links next to each other. Elementary teachers are listed near the top. Click on the teacher's link to the Google Meet you would like to enter. You can go into the "Meets" from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and can go in and out of the "Meets" for your child's various teachers (such as general education, special education, specials) as you see fit, just like you would come and go from an in-person Open House. Kindergarteners will have the in-person Orientation from 2-5:00 p.m. today and ONLY based on pre-determined Sign-Up Genius times. Contact the school office if you need more information. We look forward to "seeing" you! #GrowingfortheFuture Jen McCormack, Superintendent
If you haven't checked it out yet, go to our new website at the same old link, www.colemanschools.net Take a few minutes to roam around in it and scroll to the bottom of the Homepage for News, Events and LiveFeed.
JR./SR. HIGH STUDENT VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE & 7TH GRADE IN-PERSON Good Morning, We are excited to begin working with our students again, both in-person and online! The Virtual/Online Open House for all K-12 students and parents is this evening, August 26th. For the Jr./Sr. High, it will take place online from 6:00-7:00 p.m. As mentioned in earlier information posted, you will need a Gmail account to access the Google Meet with any of your child's teachers. You can set this up for free in minutes by going to www.gmail.com and click on the link or button that says "Create Account". You can also sign on with your child's school Gmail account if you would prefer. You can find your Jr./Sr. High child's teachers/schedule by going into Parent Connect on Wednesday, August 26th AFTER 9:30 a.m. If you do not have a Parent Connect account set up, please contact your child's school office to do so. For any questions about the schedule, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be more efficient than calling as he can get back to you as soon as he is able. Finally, to find the Google Meet Links for the Virtual/Online Open House, you can go to this link: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/virtual-open-house-information or by going to our website at: www.colemanschools.net then "Explore" at the top of the screen then "For Parents and Community"/"Virtual Open House Information". This will take you to a page that provides directions and links for entering the Virtual Open Houses as well as Open House documentation for those who cannot attend the "Meet". Look for both links next to each other. Scroll down for the names of Jr./Sr. High teachers and click on the teacher's link to the Google Meet you would like to enter. You can go into the "Meets" from 6-7:00 p.m. and can go in and out of the "Meets" for your child's various teachers as you see fit, just like you would come and go from an in-person Open House. 7th graders will have the in-person Orientation starting at 7:30 p.m. this evening and ONLY during the time posted earlier based on their last name. You can find it under Events at the bottom of our Homepage on the website by clicking on "7th grade Orientation". Again, in-person Orientation is only for 7th grade students and parents. We look forward to "seeing" you! #GrowingfortheFuture Jen McCormack, Superintendent
Congratulations Mrs. Lynch on your PopN2Win grant for "The MEEMIC Foundation Future of Education"! Mrs. Lynch will have $75 to spend with Office Depot online for her classroom.
This message is for In-Person 7th grade students only. Orientation night for incoming, in-person 7th graders is this coming week Wednesday, August 26th, at the Jr./Sr. High School main entrance. Students will receive their class schedule, their locker assignment, and tour the building & classrooms according to the following schedule: 7:30 PM last name Adsit through D'Artagnan 7:45 PM last name Fisher through Kenyon 8:00 PM last name Lattimer through Moore 8:15 PM last name Pegorch through Young We are limited as to how many people may be in the building, so we ask you to please bring your child to the Jr./Sr. High School at the times listed according to your last name. The health and safety of your child is our utmost concern, and we will continue to do all we can to maintain the appropriate level of safety during the COVID pandemic. Therefore, although parents will not be allowed into the building, administration & faculty will be on hand to help answer any additional questions or concerns. Sincerely, Jen McCormack, Superintendent
On Monday, August 24th, all school offices will be closed as the entire Coleman Schools' staff will be involved in various Health and Safety trainings throughout the day including with the Health Department, County Sheriff and Liaison Officers, reviewing our Return to School Plan, etc. It is important that everyone is involved to provide the best and most consistent plan for our students and families. Thank you for your understanding.
Parent of students K-12 enrolled in the Online Learning Academy will be receiving an email later today with information about the Virtual/Online Orientation specifically for Online Learning Academy students. These Orientations will take place on August 27th and you will have 2 options for times to attend online.
Good Morning! This message is for incoming Kindergarten students/parents/guardians only. As you likely already know, Ms. Moore and Mrs. Staley are having an in-person Orientation for Kindergarten students on Wed., August 26th from 2-5:00 p.m., by appointment only. They have sent out a Sign-Up Genius link to the students in their classrooms for those we have emails for. If you have not already signed up, please contact the Main Elementary Office to find out who your child's teacher is and to do so. You must have been signed up to attend. This will be for parents and students only and all must wear a mask and enter by the exterior door of the teachers' classroom, which will be marked. Sessions will be 15 minutes long for each family to ensure everyone has time with the teacher and provide social distancing of families. We're excited to see you with Coleman Schools- WELCOME to our new Comets!
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.
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
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!
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.
Welcome to Coleman Schools' updated website! This website will link our website to all social media, voice messenger and texting systems. And... coming soon... the app for your phone so you can receive the Live Feed, Events, Calendar, Athletic Scores and more as soon as they are posted. Bear with us as we get everyone rolling on it, but we hope you will love the access. Watch for more information to come!
A Zoom Meeting with updates on graduation will be held for the Class of 2020 Seniors and their Parents/Guardians on Wednesday, July 22 at 4:30 p.m. If you are a senior or senior parent, please e-mail Mrs. McCormack at firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name and senior's name for an invite.