6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Coldwater Board of Education Special Meeting
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Coldwater Board of Education Meeting
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Larsen VIRTUAL Open House
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Jefferson VIRTUAL Open House
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Lakeland VIRTUAL Open House
Dear Communities of Branch County,
We all sincerely apologize for this late notification, but this decision was not made easily. A lot of contemplation and coordination across our county occurred before this decision was made. We want to inform you of a change in the upcoming school year start date. Branch County schools' Common Calendar was set for students to return August 24th to in-person learning but will be changed to begin after Labor Day on Tuesday, September 8th.
As our schools' superintendents have been working collaboratively with staff and each other in preparation for our opening, we have realized that we need more time to make sure all of our schools are prepared for our staff and students with adequate safety equipment, enough computers, training for staff, and other requirements mandated by our Governor. We have found that personal protective equipment (PPE) and computers that are required are hard to get in a timely manner. Many of our orders are due to come in close to September 1st.
The superintendents feel this extra time will allow staff to be prepared on new safety guidelines in our plans and get our supplies in to start the school year. We know this change can impact families and it wasn't made without many long conversations. If you have any questions please contact your local district. Your district will release a calendar soon as they may vary slightly from district-to-district. Please note that winter and spring breaks and Farmer's Day will remain as previously scheduled on the common calendar.
The Superintendents of Branch County schools are committed to your student's education and keeping your child safe this fall. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your local district's superintendent .
Kris Jenkins, Superintendent, Branch ISD
Steve Wilson, Superintendent, Bronson Community Schools
Terry Whelan, Superintendent, Coldwater Community Schools
Ryan Tomlinson, Principal, Pansophia Academy
Marc Kramer, Superintendent, Quincy Community Schools
We are currently enrolling all new K-12 students at the Coldwater Community Schools Administrative Service Center, 401 Sauk River Drive (next to OmniSource and Penske Logistics). For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 517-279-5910. You may also stop in Monday through Friday between 7:30 AM-4:30 PM (except for holidays and special summer hours as posted).
NOTE: For the safety of staff and visitors, all visitors will be required to wear facial protection when they visit. We also ask that only one adult or student enters the building at a time. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.
To get a head start, feel free to visit the Enrollment Information section of our website.