14168 West River Road, Columbia Station, OH. 44028 | phone - 440-236-5001 | fax - 440-236-3081
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Columbia High School
Announcements for August, 2017
General Information:  School is out of session for summer break. Enjoy.
The High School main office and guidance office are now open during regular school hours. 
A beginning of school mailing will be sent to all student households in mid August. This mailing contains the opening of year letters from our superintendent, Mr. Graig Bansek, and our high school principal, Mr. Sean Lynch. Also contained in this important mailing are Emergency Medical Authorization forms and Columbia Local Schools policy forms. Please take the time to review the EMA and make any changes necessary to ensure CHS has your most current information in our system. Sign and date the front and fill in the second side of the form with the emergency medical treatment consent section with your signature and date. The policy form must be filled out completely, signed, dated. Please return both forms  to the high school office as soon as possible. If your child owed outstanding fees from previous years a fee letter will be enclosed. If your child is taking part in extracurricular activities that involve school transportation, your child will be denied use of school transportation until past years fees have been paid in full. Payment plans are available for academic fees only, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office to set up a contract.
If your child is a new student at Columbia High School this fall, contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at Columbia Middle school. 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 middle school without an appointment.
Orientation for the class of 2021 and any student new to Columbia High School takes place on Monday August 28 from 10:00-11:00 am. The presentation will begin in the gym.
Open House for Columbia High School will be held on Wednesday, August 30 from 6:00-7:00 pm.
The 2017-2018 school year begins on Tuesday, September 5School hours for the 2017-2018 school year will be 7:30 am - 2:48 pm.
Attention all students who are taking honors english classes next year. Check the listing to see what summer reading books have been assigned for your grade level. The Barnes and Noble at Crocker Park has all summer reading books in stock.
Class supply lists are available for fall 2017. Take advantage of summer sales and get your supplies early.
 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. 
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.  
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 FAQImmunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.
Guidance News:  Class schedules are now available on PowerSchool. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS. 
Schedule Changes: If there is an error on your schedule, please contact the guidance office at 440-236-5003 to schedule an appointment to make corrections. Appointments wil be available on Thursday, August 24 and Friday, August 25 by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted. Changes will only be made for the following reasons:
1. A required course has not been scheduled 
2. Computer error
3. Academic misplacement-this change requires the approval of counselor, principal, teachers and parents.
Paper copies of schedules for freshmen wil be available at Orientation on Monday, August 28 from 10:00 am-11:00 am.
Paper Schedules for all students will be available at Open House on Wednesday, August 30 from 6:00-7:00 pm and on the first day of school.  
Sports News:  All fall athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice, July 31 for football and August 1 for other fall sports. 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 was due no later than the fall sports photo shoot, Thursday, August 10. The fee of $150 is per season per athlete; with a family cap of $300.00 per season for 7-12 athletes.
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
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General Information posted but not read each day:
Class of 2017 graduation pictures taken by Lifetouch Photography are available for purchase. Go to their website to find your graduation photos. http://events.lifetouch.com/eventHomepage.aspx?EventID=154251  Check out the Lifetouch photography website to see a variety of photographs that have been taken of high school events throughout the year. Photos may be purchased from prom and other events by visiting the lifetouch website: www.lifetouchevents.com and using the guest password: COLUMBIA2017WP.
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.
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