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FAQ's

Google DocCOVID-19 FAQ - Updated September 30, 2021
Google DocCurriculum FAQ - Updated February 4, 2022
Google DocBond FAQ 
PDF DocumentDialogue with Doc FAQ - July 21, 2021
Google DocDialogue with Doc FAQ - Fall 2021
Google DocDialogue with Doc FAQ - March 2022
PDF DocumentDialogue with Doc Presentation - Fall 2021
Video DocumentDialogue with Doc Recording - Fall 2021
Google SlideDialogue with Doc Presentation - March 2022
Video DocumentDialogue with Doc Recording - March 2022
Google DocChildhood 2.0 FAQ - March 2022

 

The district utilizes the Kent Intermediate School District and Kent County Health Department's interactive data link to report out the positive cases in our school district. Click the link below and choose Caledonia Community Schools from the drop-down menu to view the latest data from the Kent County Health Department.

External LinkKCHD Information for Schools (Toolkit and Symptom & Testing Protocol)
PDF DocumentKCHD Enforcement Accommodation Request - February 17, 2022
PDF DocumentKCHD Enforcement Accommodation Form - January 24, 2022
Google DocKCHD COVID-19 Prevention Strategies for Schools Form - January 21, 2022

Local & State Guidance/Updates

PDF DocumentMDHHS Pandemic EBT Food Press Release - May 4, 2022
PDF DocumentMDHHS Isolation & Quarantine Guidance Update - March 11, 2022
External LinkCDC Updated Bus Mask Guidance - February 25, 2022
PDF DocumentKCHD Press Release - February 16, 2021
PDF DocumentMDHHS Mask Guidance for Schools Update - February 16, 2022
PDF DocumentKCHD Reconciliation of August 6 Public Health Order - January 11, 2021 
PDF DocumentMDHHS Updates School Guidance Press Release - January 10, 2021
PDF DocumentMDHHS Updated Quarantine Guidance - December 31, 2021
PDF DocumentMDHHS Letter to Schools - December 30, 2021
PDF DocumentKCHD Press Release (Isolation/Guidance update) - December 29, 2021
PDF DocumentCOVID-19 Isolation & Quarantine Guidance - December 28, 2021
PDF DocumentHDVCH Open Letter to Community  - December 7, 2021
PDF DocumentKCHD Press Release - November 3, 2021
External LinkFDA authorizes Vaccine for children 5-11 - October 29, 2011
PDF DocumentAllegan County Press Release - September 30, 2021
PDF DocumentKent County Health Order - August 20, 2021
External LinkKCHD Webinar Update - August 19, 2021
PDF DocumentAllegan County Health Order - August 18, 2021
External LinkMDHHS Guidance for Schools - August 13, 2021
PDF DocumentKCHD Public Health Order - August 6, 2021
External LinkCDC Mask Travel Order - January 29, 2021

COVID-19 Resources

PDF DocumentKCHD Symptom Screener
PDF DocumentSchool Age Symptom & Testing Protocol - 01.18.22
PDF DocumentSchool Age K-12 COVID19 Toolkit - 01.18.22
PDF DocumentEarly Childhood Symptom & Testing Protocol - 01.18.22
PDF DocumentEarly Childhood K-12 COVID19 Toolkit - 01.18.22
External LinkKCHD Vaccination Information
External LinkKCHD Testing Information
External LinkKISD Data Dashboard
External LinkMichigan.gov/School Guidance
External LinkWhitmer Press ReleaseFree COVID-19 At-Home Tests

CCS COVID-19 Guidance

Google DocCOVID-19 FAQ - Updated September 30, 2021
PDF DocumentCCS Mask Waiver
Google DocKCHD COVID-19 Prevention Strategies for Schools Form - January 21, 2022
PDF DocumentKCHD Enforcement Accommodation Request - January 27, 2022

Dr. Dedrick Martin began leading Caledonia Community Schools in July 2018. The district has achieved several important milestones and has overcome unprecedented challenges during his time as superintendent.

STEM Program Implementation

Dr. Martin led the shift in focus on Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math in the 2020-2025 strategic plan. A district-wide STEM leadership team was formed and charged with increasing opportunities for students to explore STEM activities and connections to 21st century careers.

Passage of the Operating Millage Renewal and School Bond

In May 2020, voters approved both an operating millage renewal, ensuring CCS continues to receive full state funding, and a 30-year, $88 million bond. The bond approval allows for the construction of a new athletic complex, aquatics and community center, a new Dutton Elementary School and necessary improvements in safety and security, and repairs and upgrades to equipment.

Districtwide Strategic Plan

Dr. Martin and the CCS Board of Education led the implementation of a new strategic plan that guides the district through 2025. The strategic plan focuses on empowering and equipping all students to achieve their best by ensuring the highest quality system of learning and preparing students for 21st century jobs and to be competitive in a global environment.

Student Proficiency, Growth, and Graduation

The latest school report from mischoolsdata.org shows all schools received an “A” for Proficiency-based on state standardized tests. Our schools also rate well on progress and growth toward becoming even more proficient. In the last year, our high school graduation rate is an “A” and increased from 93% to 95% last year. 

COVID-19 Response

CCS continues to respond rapidly to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of students, their families, and the greater community. CCS has kept the community up-to-date in a timely manner on any changes due to COVID-19, and has worked around the clock to slow the spread of the virus.  Please continue to follow our website for the most up-to-date information. 

Prior to his selection as superintendent in Caledonia, Dr. Martin served as the Superintendent of St. Johns Public Schools for nearly 5 years before being appointed by the State Superintendent as the Director of Partnership School Districts and State School Reform Officer for the Michigan Department of Education. 

Dr. Martin also served as the Superintendent of Ypsilanti Public Schools from 2009 until 2013. During his time in Ypsilanti, he managed a successful development of an aggressive High School Reform plan for Ypsilanti High School that resulted in a dramatic reduction in the high school dropout rate and an increase in the high school graduation rate. Additionally, he spearheaded the opening of Ypsilanti New Tech which was identified as a National Demonstration Site in 2011. Dr. Martin was instrumental in helping lead the process towards a successful consolidation vote to unite both Ypsilanti Public Schools and Willow Run Community Schools to form the Ypsilanti Community Schools. This consolidation effort resulted in the unprecedented merger of two neighboring school communities in the modern era and the obtainment of a $6 million dollar grant from the Michigan Department of Education to support the merger.

Dr. Martin is originally from Muskegon, Michigan. He has earned a Bachelor of Science from Grand Valley State University, a Masters of Educational Administration from the University of Houston, and a Doctorate of Educational Leadership from Michigan State University.

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Administration Address:

8948 Kraft Ave SE
Caledonia MI 49316
616-891-8185
 

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8:00am- 4:00pm
Monday - Friday

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Monday-Thursday