Colon elementary and secondary schools will return to school for face-to-face learning on Monday, January 24, 2022. Both buildings will also begin NWEA testing on Monday. All students need to bring their Chromebook or iPad and headphones back to school on Monday for testing. Have a good weekend!
During this week of virtual learning, athletics will continue if the team's coach and players are healthy and able. It is strongly suggested that if you plan to attend an athletic event you wear a mask. If you are experiencing any symptoms of any type of illness, please do not attend. Thank you.
Tonight's middle school girls basketball game has been canceled due to weather-related travel.
Colon Junior and Senior High School are going to be virtual for the remainder of this week due to the high numbers of illnesses, both COVID and non-COVID, reported today. All classes will be taught through Zoom and utilizing Google Classroom for the remainder of this week. If you wish to order meal packs for your secondary student please do so by 2 pm Tuesday. Please call 269-432-3231 extension 11145 or email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org. Pick-up of meal packs will be at the High School Wednesday morning from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Elementary parents, if you wish to order meal packs for this virtual learning period please do so by 2 pm today. Please call 269-432-3231 extension 11145 or email your order to email@example.com. Pick-up of meal packs will be at the High School tomorrow morning from 9:00 am to 10:30 am.
Good afternoon. Due to an outbreak of COVID-19, COVID symptoms, and fevers at Colon Elementary School, Colon Elementary will be providing virtual instruction this coming week, January 17-21, 2022, instead of in-person learning. Again, Colon Elementary School will move to virtual instruction this week. Colon Junior and Senior High School will carry on with in-person learning as normal. Elementary teachers will be in communication with parents and guardians regarding virtual learning times and devices and materials that may need to be picked up at CES. Parents may pick up materials between noon and 5:00 pm tomorrow. If this timeframe does not work for you please contact the elementary office tomorrow to make other arrangements. If families would like a food box provided for each CES student during virtual learning, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-432-3231 extension 11145. Orders must be placed tomorrow; Monday, Jan. 17th.
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CCS is seeking an Executive Administrative Assistant. You can find the posting under career opportunities on our district webpage; colonschools.org
The JV Boys Basketball game @ Climax tonight (Jan. 6th) is canceled. The game is rescheduled for tomorrow (Jan. 7th) at 4:30 and will be played in Colon.
Happy New Year! We return to school tomorrow, January 3rd, for the second semester. As the health of everyone is on the forefront of our minds, please know that if you wish for your child to wear a mask the school staff will support you in doing all we can to make this happen. Please communicate directly with your child's teacher(s) if you wish for our support in this way. Have a great evening.
It is with great appreciation that Colon Schools thanks Mrs. Wolford for her years of service to the district as the elementary principal. Mrs. Wolford has accepted another position in education and we wish her well. As we return from break, Mrs. Brockway will support the elementary school until a new principal can be hired. We wish you a happy and safe New Year celebration.
We hope your holidays are peace-filled! Colon Schools will be closed for the holiday break from December 17th at 3:30 pm until January 3rd at 7:30 am. If you need support during this time please utilize the google form below and we will reach out to you. Google Form for Assistance https://forms.gle/CRBU7e7RSpdv541v8 Links to support services are also available here: https://www.sjchumanservices.com
Please be reminded that tomorrow and Friday are half days of school for all Colon Students in order to accommodate secondary exams and the end of the marking period. All students will then be on break from school following the half-day this Friday with a return date of January 3, 2022.
Tonight's 7th and 8th grade boys basketball games, scheduled in Hillsdale, are cancelled.
Just a reminder that next week Thursday (12/16) and Friday (12/17) are early release days for all students to accommodate secondary exams as we end the first semester. We wish you a very peaceful weekend.
All students and staff are safe at Colon Community Schools. The State Police, St Joseph County Sheriff's department, and the Colon Police completed the investigation within the district following a social media threat. We are greatly appreciative to our parents and community for remaining calm and supportive throughout this situation.
A huge THANK YOU to RE/MAX Elite Group for donating hats and gloves for each student at Colon Elementary School. Pictured L to R Randy Sharp, Laura Alva, Dianne Wolford, Kathy Earl, and Nic Sharp.
Congratulations to November's students of the month: Makaela McClain and Lexi Greenwald. We also want to recognize our students of the week. L to R Kynsley Wood, Khloe Minor, Maeve Reilley, Dru Stiles, Harbour Smith, Ava Miller, Breea Alldredge, Harper Davis and Collin Lafontaine. Great work everyone!
School districts in Michigan are given 6 days each year from the State which are allowed to be canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Using more than 6 days of forgiven time causes a district to make up the days and hours canceled beyond the 6. Colon Schools has used 3 of these 6 days for the 2021-2022 school year. Therefore, the district is canceling the mid-winter break scheduled in February. Friday, February 11th, and Monday, February 14th will be full days of school. Reminders will be sent in the New Year.