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Coronavirus (COVID 19)
Colemnan School District is tracking news and information about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in our region. Please check this page regularly for updates.
Concerns
If you have questions about Coleman School District's response to COVID-19, please reach out to our District administrator: Mr. Douglas Polomis.

Mr. Polomis Message: March 24th (5:45 pm)

6 days ago

Coleman School District Families-

As we embark on this time of uncertainty, there is one thing that we can be certain of:  Coleman School District's commitment to our families.

To ensure that every child has their essential needs met,  food service personnel will continue to make breakfast and lunch for any student in the District who is 18 years of age or younger. In addition, our paraprofessionals will continue to deliver those meals Monday through Friday.

Our teaching staff  will continue to maintain relationships with our students. They will reach out to our students and parents via various forms of communication, whether it be a phone call, email, Google Meet, or even a note through the regular mail.

When it comes to delivering instruction, our staff has had to improvise; for example, they have utilized Google Classroom, YouTube or screencastify to get their information to students. Please know, we will continue to provide instruction through this school closure; however, our top priority is maintaining relationships with our students.

There are still many unknowns, and we are awaiting direction from State officials. We don’t know the specific details on how to  determine grades; promote students from one grade to the next; or most importantly, ensure our deserving seniors receive their diploma with a proper ceremony.  But, we will keep our lines of communication open. When we have information to share, we will do so.

When you leave Coleman the billboard states: “We are a small village with a big heart.” I am confident that this will continue to be true during this pandemic; finally, please make sure you do everything in your control to ensure your family's safety.

 

Thank You

Douglas Polomis

Superintendent


Material Pickup: March 17th (4:50 pm)

6 days ago

As a reminder, families whose last names begin with the letters  A-F can pick up their items from 8:00-10:00 am; G-L can pick up from 10:00 am-noon; M-R from noon-2:00 pm; and finally letters S-Z from 2:00-4:00 pm

High school students should enter through the High School lobby.  Students are expected to remove all materials (personal or school) from their lockers; also, if it applies, students should bring home band instruments, projects from Mr. Tate, and clean out their gym and/or athletic lockers.  If a teacher has additional items, those will be picked up in the High School lobby.

Middle school students should enter through the Cougar lobby.  Students will first go to the Resource room where their Chromebook is kept. There they will get their Chromebook,  charger, and if needed, materials from other teachers.  They are expected to remove all materials (personal or school) from their lockers; also, if it applies, students should bring home band instruments, projects from Mr. Tate, and clean out their gym and/or athletic lockers.  

Families of elementary students should also enter through the Cougar lobby and then proceed directly to their child’s respective classroom to pick up materials.  Students in grades 3-5 will also get their Chromebook and charger from their classroom teacher. Cubbies are expected to be cleaned out as well.

We understand that many families include different grade levels. Those families do not need to leave and then come back in through the other entrance; they may just walk between the two schools.   

In addition, we are asking students to remove all materials, personal and school, from their lockers or cubbies, so we may conduct a thorough cleaning.

Again, thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we all work together to support our students and families during this time. 

Material/Device Pickup: March 16th Update (2:30 pm)

6 days ago

Pick up of materials, including Chromebooks if applicable, will occur on Wednesday, March 18th. To help ensure there is a level of social distancing, there are scheduled times.

Families whose last names begin with the letters  A-F can pick up their items from 8:00-10:00 am; G-L can pick up from 10:00 am-noon; M-R from noon-2:00 pm; and finally letters S-Z from 2:00-4:00 pm. If you are not able to make your scheduled time, please contact the office so other arrangements can be made. 

Middle and high school students will pick up  personal items directly from their locker. If any additional materials are needed, it can be picked up in the Cougar Lobby for the Middle School or the Main Lobby for  the High School. 

Families with students in Junior Kindergarten/Early Childhood through Grades 5 should go to their child’s respective classroom to get their material.

Again, thank you for your continued patience and flexibility as we all work together to support our students and families during this time. 



March 14th: School Closure Update (11:10 am)

6 days ago

March 14, 2020

Dear Coleman School District Families,

On Friday, at the direction of Governor Evers, the Department of Health and Human Services  mandated that Wisconsin schools will be closed effective March 18th at 5:00 pm; however, we have made the decision to begin this closure immediately.  Therefore, our schools will not be in session  on March 16th, 17th , or 18th. At this time, we anticipate reopening on April 6th, 2020. 

We are in the process of determining a specific plan that includes: continuing student instruction, offering any type of food service, and allowing students to pick up learning materials and/or personal items.  As soon as we know the details of this plan, we will let you know.

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause, but using this dismissal strategy promotes social distancing to help limit the spread of COVID-19.  Because, as always, the health, wellness, and safety of our students, staff, and families are our top priorities. 

We encourage you to check the Student Safety section of our District website for the most recent updates: https://www.coleman.k12.wi.us/student-safety-86524831.

Sincerely,

Douglas P. Polomis

District Administrator


March 13th: Music Trip Update (1:00 pm)

6 days ago

March 13th. 2020


At this time, and according to Marinette Public Health and CDC Guidelines, there is no need to quarantine or isolate those that attended the District music trip. (It is only those who have traveled in the past 14 days to California, Washington or  New York, where there is community spread of COVID-19.)

Our staff has been monitoring the students and frequently asking about signs of a fever, cough and shortness of breath throughout the trip; no one has exhibited any of these symptoms.  However, like anyone else, we would encourage staff, students and chaperones to monitor themselves for any symptoms.


March 12th: Letter to Parents

6 days ago

Dear Coleman Families:

The Coleman School District values the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families. Safety is always a priority, and we work throughout the year to promote a healthy school environment.  For that reason, as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to develop, our administrative team is working closely with our school nurse and custodial team, as well as  in collaboration with the local Public Health Department. 

At this time, there have been no confirmed cases of the Coronavirus in Marinette or Oconto counties. In the state of Wisconsin, there are currently six confirmed cases.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the risk of transmission within the state remains low.

However, this is a fluid situation with recommendations coming from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on an ongoing basis. We are working diligently to remain well informed and plan for response to emerging communicable disease concerns, as advised by Public Health.  For the most up-to-date information, please visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Services https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/disease/covid-19.htm and/or the Center for Disease Control and Prevention at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

As with other respiratory viruses, there are simple steps which can help decrease the spread of COVID-19:

  • Frequent hand-washing with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds

  • Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick

  • Stay home when you are sick

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash

  • Clean and disinfect frequently-touched objects/surfaces

Our district’s custodians are exceptional and already follow strong practices for preventing the spread of viruses. We will continue to engage in frequent disinfecting of surfaces such as desktops, tabletops, doorknobs, light switches, stair rails, etc. and utilize products that have been approved to quickly kill COVID-19. In addition to frequent disinfecting, our staff will also work with students on matters of personal and community hygiene. This includes frequent reminders about: washing their hands well, proper coughing/sneezing etiquette, and avoiding touching their face with unwashed hands.  The virus is spread from person to person by droplets, when coughing or sneezing. 

The Coleman School District is being proactive and has developed a pandemic plan to be initiated if the need arises.  Should an outbreak occur in our area, we will work closely with local public health authorities, the CDC, and DPI to assure their guidelines are followed.

For now, our best advice is to practice the above-mentioned prevention techniques, to keep students who are ill home from school, and to consult your primary medical provider if any of the symptoms associated with the COVID-19 virus present. COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Please note, when reporting an ill student on the school absence line, it is very helpful for us to know what symptoms your child is experiencing.  The nurse uses this information to track trends.

More information will be shared with you as this situation evolves, and we look forward to your partnership as we all manage this rapidly evolving situation.


Sincerely,

Mr. Douglas Polomis


March 13th: Governor Evers Update (7:30 pm)

6 days ago

COVID-19 Update
March 13th, 7:30 pm

Tony Evers, the Governor of Wisconsin, has announced that all Wisconsin schools will be closed starting at 5:00 pm on March 18th and running through April 6th.

The risk of infection in our area is currently low, and we hope this action will help us keep it that way.

We ask for your patience as we determine how to best deal with this current situation. We will reach out to our families and staff this weekend to when a final decision is made.

And, as always, the health, wellness, and safety of our students, staff, and families are our top priorities.

We will also be updating our District website: https://www.coleman.k12.wi.us/student-safety-86524831.