14168 West River Road, Columbia Station, OH. 44028 | phone - 440-236-5001 | fax - 440-236-3081
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Daily Announcements
Friday, December 15, 2017

General Information
Semester Exams: Exam permission slips are due back today, Friday, December 15. Late arrival and CCP students may pick up a form from the offices. Exams are December 20, 21, and 22. If you don’t have a permission slip signed by a parent and returned to the guidance office, you will not be able to leave after exams on those days. All students are permitted to park on exam days. If you do not have a parking permit, please park in the visitors section in the cafeteria lot. If you are absent on an exam day your parents must call you in to excuse your absence.  If you have an unexcused absence on an exam day you will NOT be able to make up your exams. If we have a snow day, all exams are backed up according to how many days school is closed. Announcements WILL NOT BE read over the pa system on exam days. 
Yearbooks are in. If you ordered your yearbook last year, it is available for pickup in room 1, Mr. Tullos’ room, from 1:15-3:00 pm on school days. There are a limited quantity of yearbooks available for purchase. If you would like to purchase one, the price is $65, checks made payable to CHS. 
Attention all  Seniors: If you missed the Jostens order day at Columbia High or at LCJVS and you have your order form complete, drop it off with Mrs. Kobe. Graduation items and caps and gowns may be ordered online. Late fees will be applied to caps and gowns ordered after December 23.  If you need an order packet, see Mrs. Kobe. Complete Jostens grad information can be viewed here
Chick-fil-A in Strongsville is offering a free Homework Club on Wednesdays from 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM. Children from Kindergarten through High School can bring in their homework, educational questions, or testing assistance and professional tutors will provide complimentary help and guidance, including ACT prep. Enjoy a complimentary ice cream cone or ice cream cup for those that stop by for the event.

Student Council is collecting hats, scarves, mittens, and coats for the Sisters of Notre Dame in Lorain.  The first period class who brings in the most donations will win donuts.  We will be collecting through Christmas break.

Attention: Students interested in trying out for color guard for the 2018 marching band season:   There will be an open practice on Tuesday, December 19th from 3:30-5:30 in the music room.
Attention all juniors and seniors. Please go to the link and fill out the following survey about prom transportation. 
Meetings for the Week:  Key Club meeting: Friday, December 15 in the Media Center. We will discuss visiting the Villa Camillus Nursing Home. We will also have sign ups to bake cookies for the tenants. Please let Miss Atkinson or Miss Rothgery know if you are unable to attend.

Guidance News:  If students and/or parents wish to schedule an individual appointment for college counseling with Mrs. Anderle, contact her at janderle@collegenowgc.org, by phone at 216-870-8614 or by signing up in the guidance office. Mrs. Anderle is here today Friday, December 15 from 7:00 am-2:30 pm.
Thousands of dollars in college scholarships can start with one ACT prep course this winter.  Another local course begins January 4 at the Medina County Career Center, and will help students boost ACT scores and stay competitive among their peers for college admission and scholarships. Students can choose from these five-session courses, each course costs $179 and includes materials.
*Medina County Career Center: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, starting January 4 and continuing through February 8 or
*Medina County Career Center: 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays, starting February 12 and continuing through March 19 
For more details on the ACT Prep classes at Polaris or Medina, visit the guidance office, or check out www.ActTestPrep.info or Facebook.
If you missed the mandatory CCP meeting and would like to participate in the program next school year, there are other opportunities to complete this requirement. Information sessions will be held at LCCC Main Campus on Feb. 20 @ 6:30pm, North Ridgeville Campus on March 1 @ 6:30pm, and at the Lorain Center on March 14 @ 6:30pm. See Miss Neff for more information. 
Sports News:  Attention all senior athletes participating in fall sports, and marching band and color guard seniors: If you would like to purchase your banner, they are $25. Money can be given to Mr. Jump in the athletic office.  
Attention all fall athletes. Please get your Booster fundraiser tickets or money turned in to Mr. Jump as soon as possible.

If you are looking for great action shots of your favorite Raider team, go to the lifetouch website: www.lifetouchevents.com and use the guest password: COLUMBIAWP. Photos from events from the 2017-2018 school year may be purchased directly from the lifetouch site.

Miscellaneous:  Looking for a job?

The Ehrnfelt Recreation Center in Strongsville is looking for part time lifeguards and water safety instructors. See the flier for complete details.

General Information posted but not read each day:  Congratulations to Salena Hritz and David Cole for being named November students of the month. Watch for their bios and pictures in the showcase in the main hall and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban.  
Student Parking: Eligible students who would like to park at CHS during the school day must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage. Applications are available in the HS office or online. Submit your application and fee of $30 to the main office. Information sheets contain complete application requirements. Reminder to seniors who are painting their parking spots. Please use indoor or outdoor latex paint. No spray paint. Stay within the lines and don’t cover your number.

PTA membership forms were distributed in homeroom in the beginning of the year. Seniors, make sure you give parents the form and ask them to join. Membership will qualify you to apply for a PTA scholarship in the spring. 

Study island log in information link is available here and on the CHS website under guidance.

If your child is a new student at Columbia High School, contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at the Columbia Administration Center. Please call for an appointment at 440-236-1236. Voicemail is available at this number. Mrs. Wenzel will contact you to set up an appointment. Please bring your child’s paperwork and required documents to your registration appointment. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment.

All athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice for current season. The 17-18 Preparticipation physical forms are available for download or pick up a paper copy in the main office.

High School Athletic participation fees for the 2017-2018 school year are $150. This fee is due no later than the sports photo shoot each season. The fee of $150 is per season per athlete; with a family cap of $300.00 per season for 7-12 athletes. 

Attention all parents of current Juniors: The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), under Ohio Revised Code 3701.13 and 3313.671, requires all students entering the 12th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine after age 16. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please provide an updated copy of your child’s immunization record that shows the dates that the meningitis vaccine was received, or have your physician complete the bottom of this letter. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician. 2017 Meningitis vaccine requirement physician's form, Meningitis FAQ, Immunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.

Please pay all outstanding school fees and lunch charges immediately. The release of transcripts and diplomas will be held until all debts have been resolved. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until past fees are paid. This includes athletic camps and competitions, marching band games and shows and academic challenge matches. Payment can be made by credit card online on the PayForIt system. You may also pay by cash, check or credit card in the main office. See Mrs. Kobe if you have any questions. Payment plans are available for academic fees only, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office to set up a contract.

Report Cards may be accessed and printed as a pdf. in PowerSchool. Log in through the school's website to view and print the report card. This feature is not available on the mobile PowerSchool app. If you do not have access to a printer and need a printed copy, please contact the main office.

The PowerSchool portal is a great way for students and parents to keep track of grades, assignments, fees and notifications from teachers. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.

Each school day, CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2017-2018 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced prices meals. Reduced price lunch is $0.40 and reduced price breakfast is $0.30. Please contact your school office if you need assistance providing school day meals for your child.
If any student is still interested in the 2019 Europe trip, please see Mr. Campbell for more information. 

Sean Lynch, Principal
Columbia High School
14168 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5001
(440) 236-3081 (Fax)
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School Hours 7:30-2:48
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