Thursday, January 23, 2020
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The second quarter/first semester ends Thursday, January 23. There is no school for students on Friday, January 24. The third quarter/second semester will begin on Monday, January 27, please check your schedule in PowerSchool for your 3rd quarter special.
The Lorain County JVS Open House will be held this Sunday, January 26 from 12:30-3:30 pm. Tour the campus, Visit the career-technical labs, talk with teachers, and discover the 9th and 10th grade program options. Visit the website for more information at lcjvs.com or call 440.774.1051.
2020 Science Fair: Congratulations to the following winners- awesome job!
1st Place- Sammie Geiger
2nd Place- Kaitlynn Miller
3rd Place- Maggie Murray
City Mission Homeless Shelter Donations: 6th grade students Kylie and Nadia are collecting hats, gloves, mitttens and scarves for The City Mission Homeless Shelter. The grade level that collects the most will be the winner of a pizza party! Donations for the contest will be taken until Friday, February 7. Donation boxes are located in the cafeteria. See Mrs. Figliano with any questions
2019-2020 Yearbooks: Order your yearbook by turning in your order form to your homeroom teacher or order online at ybpay.lifetouch.com with Picture ID Code: 11596120. Order deadline is Friday, February 21.
Calling all Mini-Cheer Campers! Columbia High School Cheerleading is hosting Mini Cheer Camp for grades Pre-School - 6th Grade! Come learn a chant, cheer and dance with the High School Cheerleaders and perform at the Varsity Basketball Game on Friday, February 14th, 2020 at 7:30pm! Cheer camp dates are February 10 and 12 in the Columbia High School cafeteria and February 13 in the Columbia Middle School cafeteria. All sessions are from 5:30pm-7pm. Cost is $30/mini cheer camper and you will receive a t-shirt, tattoo and hair ribbon! Registration ends January 31, so turn in your paperwork before then! We look forward to seeing you all there! See registration flyer HERE
8th grade JVS Applications: Current 8th graders interested in applying for JVS next year must complete an application by February 14th. The application is available online through the JVS website at lcjvs.com
Parents must create an account for their student to apply. Please see Mrs. Figliano with any questions.
Attention 8th grade students!! The LCJVS ExCEL (Exploring Careers through Education and Learning) Career Camp will be held Saturday, February 29. This is a FREE career exploration program for students in grades 8-10, who attend school districts in Lorain County. Register online at lcjvs.com/excelcareercamp.aspx ~ See Flyer HERE
Raiders Got Talent Show: Columbia PTO is very excited to host their first talent show on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in the CHS gym. See flyer/particication form HERE
Academic Fees: Academic fees for the 2019-2020 school year are overdue. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees are not paid. Fees may be viewed on your child's PowerSchool account and paid on the PayForIt system by credit card. Payment is also accepted in the office with cash (exact amount), check or credit card or mail your payment to the middle school. If you require a payment plan, contact Mrs. Bowes in the main office. A signed payment plan contract will allow students with outstanding fees to continue to use school transportation.
Drop-off and Pick-up Procedures for CMS and Copopa- View phamplet HERE . View Drop-Off/Pick-up Video HERE
Snack Safely: At Columbia Middle School and Copopa we have a growing number of students and families dealing with serious peanut and tree nut allergies- the food allergy that claims more lives each year than any other. Columbia Schools makes every effort to reduce exposure and cross contamination for these children. We do not intend to make this K-8 facility a nut free building, but we are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all our children. In order to do so we will closely monitor and manage our practices and what we allow into this facility as it relates specifically to snacks and treats. It is our hope to prevent cross contamination. View the Peanut Free Letter HERE.
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Should I stay or should I go? What to do when your child is sick. Keep Your child home if they have had any of these symptoms in the last 24 hours: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, too sick for regular activity, or fever above 100 F. Students should return to school when fever-free for 24 hours without medication. If anibiotics are used, wait 24 hours before returning to school. Visit your health district at LorainCountyHealth.com or call 440.322.6367 with questions.
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 office.
School Lunch and Breakfast: CMS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2019-2020 school year is $3.50 and milk is $0.50. Breakfast prices are $1.50. Your child may qualify for free or reduced priced 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.