Wishing all families a safe and happy summer.
The main office is open Monday through Friday. Hours are 7:00 am-2:00 pm.
The opening of the year email was sent out to all families who have provided an email address to Columbia High School. The calendar of important events did have Thanksgiving break incorrect. It is November 27 through the 29. We apologize for the confusion. You may also view and or download the corrected opening of the year letter here.
The guidance office is now open. If you are a new student to Columbia High School or a CCP student who needs a schedule completed, call the guidance office beginning August 15 at 236-5003.
Student Schedules will be available for viewing in PowerSchool beginning Monday, August 19. If you require a schedule change, contact the guidance office by phone at 440-236-5003. Hard copies of schedules will be distributed at Freshmen/new student orientation and at open house. Hard copies will have lockers and locker combinations listed. For returning 10th through 12th graders, your will retain the same lockers and combinations that you used during the 18-19 school year.
Early Release and Late Arrival forms must be completed if you would like to participate in this privilege. The GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.0. Turn in completed forms to the guidance office prior to the day you would like to begin using this privilege.
All students who are enrolled in CCP classes off campus as well as high school classes during the school year may complete a permission slip to leave the high school when they are not scheduled in a class. These slips must be signed by a parent and returned to the guidance office by September 10. Students will not be permitted to leave during the school day without this signed acknowledgement from a parent or guardian.
School hours for the 2019-2020 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm.
Attention High School parents/guardians: The week of July 1, all high school families were mailed a notification explaining the district website online parent portal called OneView. On OneView, the district’s annual student forms that previously would have been turned in on paper the first week of school, will be completed online, once the portal for opening of year forms are available. Every parent/guardian is required to establish a OneView account. Please take a moment to visit the OneView portal at the top of your screen and create an account.
Instructions to assist you in this process are listed on the opposite side of the letter sent in July. The letter contains your child’s student ID number(s) needed to complete the registration. You will be able to link all your children to your account. The online forms (Student Health Form, Emergency Contacts, Athletic Forms, etc.) are available now. Please note - this site is best viewed on a device with a screen the size of an ipad or larger.
Student-Athletes/Marching Band Members: All student-athletes and members of CHS marching band, must complete the athletic forms on OneView prior to the first mandatory practice of the season. Students will not be permitted to participate in any practice without the submission of the online forms on the OneView portal on our website. Please note, you will be prompted to upload your child’s current physical form. Please upload the physical in pdf format. All pages must be scanned as one document and then uploaded. If you are unable to upload the physical form, please bring to the main office and we will complete for you.The hard copy of your child’s current physical form must be on file or submitted to your child’s coach/director no later than the first official day of practice. Instructions on completion of the forms is available on the reverse side of the July mailing and on our website. OHSAA sports physicals are valid for one calendar year.
If your child is a new student attending Columbia High school this fall, you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at the Administration Building at 25796 Royalton Rd. See the enrollment/registration tab under the school district website for more information. Once online forms are completed, please call Mrs. Wenzel at 440-236-1236 or email at email@example.com. oh.us to set up an appointment to complete the enrollment process. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment.
The 2019 Emerald Yearbook can now be picked up in the main office for students who ordered the yearbooks between 9am and 2pm.
Class supply lists are available for fall 2019. Take advantage of summer sales and get your supplies early.
Orientation for the class of 2023 and any student new to Columbia High School will take place on Friday, August 23 from 10:00-11:00 am. The presentation will begin in the gym. Freshmen will receive copies of their schedules at orientation.
Parking Permit applications are now available. The Mandatory Student Parking meeting will be Tuesday, August 13 for all students who plan on parking at CHS for the 2019-2020 school year. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage and attend either the 8:30 am or 2:00 pm session. The session will last approximately 30 minutes. Applications may still be completed and turned in to the main office. If your application is approved, the fee of $30, cash or check made payable to CHS. Parking information is available here. If you are unable to attend the meeting, stop in the main office to make an appointment to review rules and regulations for parking at CHS.
Open House for Columbia High School will be held on Thursday, August 29 from 6:00-7:00 pm. 2019-2020 school year begins on Tuesday, September 3.
Attention Class of 2020 concerning Immunizations: The Ohio Department of Health 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. The deadline for vaccine on file or an appointment on record is September 23, 2019, or they may be excluded from school. Seniors who have not turned their documentation in, need to send in written proof of their vaccine no later than September 23rd. Class of 2020 information letter and immunization summary are available here for review.
The Columbia Athletic Booster organization supports our 7th through 12th grade athletes. Please consider joinging. Membership form and information explains the benefits of being a booster member. Attention senior parents: In order for your athlete to apply for the CAB scholarship in the spring, you are required to become a CAB member.
Attention wrestlers: Open Mats will continue every Wednesday through the Fall.
Are you readying yourself for fall sports? Make sure you have a current physical on file before participating in any sports program. The 2019-2020 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online. High School Athletic participation fees for the 2019-2020 school year are $150, checks made payable to CHS. Payment is due by the fall sports picture day, Thursday, August 8. If you have questions concerning the participation fee, contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245. All athletic forms will now be completed online under the OneView tab on our website. Access the instructions here for first time users to create an account.
Graduation requirement of community service hours. The community service log form is available in the offices at CHS and from Mrs. Meadows at LCJVS as well as on the website. Turn in log forms to Mrs. Hechko as they are completed. All students are required to complete this graduation requirement. Contact the guidance office if you have any questions. 19-20 school year required hours prior to graduation are seniors-10; juniors-15, sophomores-20, freshmen-20. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. Hours completed over the summer are eligible for use as required hours for graduation.
Summer is here. Are you looking for a job close to home? Love dogs? Little River Pet Resort is hiring. Check the fliers outside the offices, if interested apply online at www.littleriverpetresort.com/application.
Angelina's Pizza in Olmsted Falls is hiring. Stop in to their shop in the Drug Mart Plaza to apply.
Check out the Strongsville Wendy’s. They are in search of crew members to join their team. Earn some extra cash and gain valuable work experience. Apply in person at the Pearl Rd. location.
Do you love being outside? Palmer’s Lawn Care is open and flexible to train enthusiastic individuals! Our minimum requirement for applicants is: 16 years old and have a driver’s license. We are interviewing for summer help but are also looking for a few seniors that have early release to meet up with one of our landscape crews this spring. Employee hourly rate starts around $9.00 per hour. Contact their office at 440-236-9625 or visit on-line at: palmerslawncare.net
Power School Information: Class schedules are available on PowerSchool beginning Monday, August 19. Once schedules are printed schedules have your locker and locker combination on them. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS. Stop in the guidance office if you need a printed schedule.
Please make sure all school fees and lunch charges have been paid as the release of transcripts and diplomas are held for unpaid fees. School transportation for extracurricular activities will also be denied. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office with cash, check or credit card in the main office at CHS.Lifetouch photography, Columbia High's school photographer, takes photos of extra curricular activities and sporting events throughout the school year. These photos can be viewed online and purchased through the shutterfly website. The password for Columbia purchases is COLUMBIAWP. Visitors will need to set up a personal shutterfly account or login to their shutterfly account to purchase pictures. Looking for the latest in RaiderWear? Check out the flyer posted in the halls and online. Orders may be placed online or visit their store in Olmsted Falls.