Watch as our newest NHS members were inducted this afternoon. Congratulations to Kaylee Aultman, Savanah Doke, Dawson Haller, Bella Harsh, Hunter Harsh, Ian Johnson, Brooklynn Lattimer, Paige Lynch, Bergen Mowry, Ty Murray, Amber Nehrig, Cynthia Portala, Jade Rinas, Trenton Risdon, and Brayden Servis! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI2U3EsFPrQ&feature=emb_err_woyt
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.
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.
JH Girls Basketball: tickets for tomorrow's game must be purchased online at montabellamustangs.com/online-tickets/. Contact a player, coach, or call the school office for the code. Only 2 spectators allowed per player.
As of 2:20 this afternoon, practices are cancelled for Wrestling, Varsity & JV Boys Basketball, JV & JH Girls Basketball, and Competitive Cheer. Varsity Girls Basketball and Bowling will practice as scheduled with OPTIONAL attendance. Be careful out there!
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.
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.
Our HS girls bowling team is looking for one more member to qualify for team points, as well as individual points. Those interested can attend practice this afternoon 3:15-5:00 at Northern Lanes or contact Mr. Mammel in the athletic office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989.465.9850.
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.
The Dow Corning Foundation – SVSU – Community STEM Partnership Scholarship is available to incoming full-time SVSU freshmen whose K-12 school district participated in the Dow Corning Foundation/SVSU Community STEM Partnership Program and are pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major. Essay responses will be given significant consideration in the selection process, so applicants are strongly encouraged to do their best work. Awards may be renewed for an additional year assuming the student continues full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing at SVSU. Award = $1,000 Deadline: 3/1/2021 Application Instructions for Students: *Visit http://www.svsu.edu/scholarships and click the Apply Now button. *Log in with your SVSU username and password and complete a General Application. *Check your list of Recommended Opportunities for the Dow Corning Foundation-SVSU-STEM Community Partnership Scholarship. *Click the red Apply button to answer the additional questions.
As we wrap up the semester, keep your graduation credits in mind. If you're unsure which classes you need to pass to meet graduation requirements, contact Mr. Cone at email@example.com or 989.465.6171. Check with your teachers to catch up on assignments you might have missed and use your option to take the exam to bring your grades up. You will be required to take the exam in any classes you're failing. Semester grades are determined by combining the grades from the 1st and 2nd marking periods and the mid term exam. Failures in any two will result in a failure for the semester.
Winter sports indoor practices will begin/resume on Saturday! (JH girls basketball next Monday & JH boys basketball February 1) Competitions will begin January 25; get in touch with your coaches for details. In addition, ensure your grades will allow you to remain eligible through the coming semester. Per MHSAA guidelines, student athletes cannot fail more than 2 classes per semester or they will remain ineligible for the entire following semester (the remaining winter season and through spring in this case). Competition schedules are posted on the website's Jr/Sr High events, filter sports: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/jr-sr-high-school/events... . https://www.colemanschools.net/o/jr-sr-high-school/events...
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
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.
Find Your Future (https://5il.co/nx7e) is a fun, interactive event hosted by the Midland County ESA to help junior and senior high students explore careers in six major pathways. Students should register before January 6. Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsJXSmzkarx8xOIqvBD1PShD5Ztvb2b9JsA9l57KKjJ6Lv5Q/viewform?usp=sf_link Payment: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Seniors: Get your Senior yearbook information (favorite quote and school memory and a list of activies, sports, and clubs) in to Mr. Falor at email@example.com or any other member of the yearbook staff. All students: The yearbooks staff is looking for pictures of the following: *pets with students (include pet names) *sunrises and sunsets *ways to keep busy during quarentine *hunting & fishing and other outdoor activities *Spirit Week
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Kenzie McCoy was selected as Coleman Jr./Sr. High School’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen for the 2020/2021 school year. Kenzie was chosen on the basis of Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. She was honored on November 6 th by the John Alden Chapter of the DAR. The ceremony, typically held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Midland, was conducted via Zoom. Kenzie has been involved in the National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook, Quiz Bowl, and is a Coleman Community Schools Board Scholar. She has also participated in Robotics, Band, Drama, and Bowling. Kenzie sets a wonderful example for others in our school. She has a positive attitude on a daily basis and is always willing to help out when needed. Kenzie plans to attend the University of Michigan next year and will major in Biology. Congratulations Kenzie!
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!
The HS choir prepared a Veterans Day tribute last week with a couple of patriotic songs. https://youtu.be/37oyovjOHeg
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.
Good luck to our Comet Volleyball players tonight at Districts in AuGres!
We have a limited number of tickets left for tomorrow's District playoff football game at Beal City for those not already on the player guest list. Codes to purchase PAIRS of tickets at https://gofan.co/search will be available today only until 4:00pm. Email email@example.com or call the Jr/Sr High office at 465-6177 and ask for Laurie. ***Remember, tickets must be purchased in pairs; codes will not be available after 4:00pm today.***
Post season athletics begin! All tickets must be preordered from gofan.co Football will go to Beal City Friday night. Spectators are limited; guests will get ticket preorder codes soon. Live Stream will be available at https://www.facebook.com/Beal-City-Athletics-107042004434997 Cross Country heads to Shepherd Saturday afternoon. The GoFan code for tickets is MI3606. The meet will be live streamed at http://freetracklive.com/ or just watch the live results at https://live.athletic.net/meets/6583.
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.
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!
14-0 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
Congratulations to those nominated for this year's Homecoming Court! Seniors: Alec Baker, Joshua Kipp, Aiden Young, Grace Araway, Alayna Houghton, Jessica VanSickle Juniors: Konner Carabeno, Richard Sapp, Etta Haggart, Madisyn Croslin Sophomores: Brayden Servis, Kristopher Haney, Adrianna Johnsen, Breanne Wiggins Freshmen: Marlon Garcia, Vance Sysak, Madison Miller, Nevaeh Chaffee
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
PSAT study books are available in the office for OLA juniors and sophomores. They have been sent email notifications... but my not have informed their parents. In-person juniors and sophomores should already have received books... but also may not have notified their parents. All freshman, juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT next Wednesday.
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The Livestream link for tonight's home football game is at https://youtu.be/iMuVN-gIP9I Enjoy and GO COMETS!
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!
Reminder for fall athletes: Team pictures tomorrow. Order envelopes should have gone home last week, but will be available in the Jr/Sr High office, too. JH volleyball will start with pictures at 3:00 at the Jr/Sr High so they'll have time to get ready for their (first!) game at 4:30.
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
Live stream for tonight's volleyball game v Sacred Heart! Who'll be watching? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJJOZZ-ygTk&feature=youtu.be
Parents: Please make sure your contact information is updated in our computer system. You can log into your Skyward Parent Connect account or, Jr/Sr High parents, complete the emergency form that should have gone home with students yesterday or can be found here: https://5il.co/j3ie. Double check your address and phone numbers for changes or typos and confirm the contact information for those you would like us to get in touch with if you can't be reached in an emergency. https://sis.cgresd.net/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsColeman/seplog01.w
Picture Day at the Jr/Sr High is Tuesday! Orders can be placed online at https://prepay.geskusphoto.com/orderPrePro.asp or with the order envelope that SHOULD have gone home with the students yesterday. Even those who order online will need the school web code from the envelope, so some of you might need to dig into some backpacks!
JV Volleyball coach, Liz Dana, has agreed to get the Jr High Volleyball practices started until we have a coach! (Thank you, Liz!) Practices will take place at the Family Center daily 3-5, beginning tomorrow. First game is Monday, Sept 21, v Breckenridge.
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!
Tonight's Varsity/JV Volleyball game v Merrill has been rescheduled for September 17.
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.
Cross Country practice starts today 3-4 in the J/S High teachers parking lot.