Friday, February 28, 2020
REMINDER: The PTO Dodgeball Tournament for 5-8 grade students originally scheduled for tonight, WAS RESCHEDULED FOR FRIDAY, APRIL 24.
Good luck to our 8th graders, Angelina Ibarra, Ben Bowling, Samantha Geiger, and Sophia Crowe as they travel to Copley tomorrow to compete in the Quiz Bowl Tournament! Keep calm and buzz in!
Parent Teacher Conferences: We will again use PTCFast to schedule parent teacher conferences, see directions HERE. Conferences will be held on Wednesday, March 4th from 3:45 to 7:00 pm., and Thursday, March 5th from 1 to 6:00 pm. If you have not been contacted by a teacher for a conference, but would like to schedule one, click HERE to scheldule your middle school student in PTCFast
~ please note, it is not mandatory for parents to schedule conferences. PTCFast is on a first come first serve basis, so if a time you are seeking is not available, please contact your child's teachers to set up a conference on a different day/ time. Reminder~ Thursday, March 5 is an Early Release Day, students will be dismissed at 12:00. All students will have lunch at school and ride their normal bus route home upon dismissal at 12:00. There is no school on Friday, March 6. Please contact the office with any questions at 440-236-5741.
View the CMS Daily Broadcast ~ HERE
7/8 grade Track Sign-Ups are in the office. You must have a OHSAA Athletic Physical on file prior to the first day of practice on March 9. See Mr. Kilpatrick with any questions.
2019-2020 Yearbooks: Yearbooks may ONLY be ordered online now. Order at ybpay.lifetouch.com with Picture ID Code: 11596120. Online ordering deadline is Monday, March 16.
Attention 8th grade students!! The LCJVS ExCEL (Exploring Careers through Education and Learning) Career Camp will be held this 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
The Columbia Vendor and Craft Fair supporting the Columbia Class of 2022 After Prom will take place on Saturday, March 14 in the Columbia Middle School gym. The event will be from 9am-3pm. We will have over 40 different vendors and over 40 different raffle baskets. It will be a fun day of shopping. We will also have a concession stand and an hourly magic show by Eliemagic. If you are intersted in becoming a vendor for the event, check out the flier. Admission is only $1. Please come out and support the Class of 2022!
Cyber Safety Parent Meeting: "Is It Worth The Risk?" This free presentation is geared towards educating parents and guardians of today's internet connected youth about the dangers of the internet. A representative of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force will talk about mobile apps, sharing personal information, online interactions, and potential red flags. Cyberbullying and sexting, and the consequences associated with these dangerous trends, will also be discussed. The task force will provide attendees with tools and knowledge to protect themselves and their children, with time allotted for questions and discussion. Please join us on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 from 6:30-7:30pm in the K-8 Gym. See Flyer HERE *For Parents/Guardians only*
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.