Columbia High School
Summer 2014 
 
General Information:
 
Attention Parents/Caregivers with children and adults on the autism spectrum or with another developmental disability coupled with behavioral issues: The Lorain County Board of Developmental Diabilities is providing a free training session entitled Visual Supports for Individuals with a Developmental Disability. The training session is at Murray Ridge Service and Support Administration Offices at 9740 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria. It is Tuesday, August 12 from 5:30-7:00 pm. If you would like to attend, please contact Sherry Lacko at 440-324-2366 or 440-233-4600 or by email at slacko@murrayridgecenter.org
 
The High School main office will be open during the summer months Monday through Thursday through the week of August 4 between the hours of 8:00 am and 2:00 pm. It will be closed on Fridays and the week of  July 21.  The main office will resume regular school hours beginning Monday, August 11. 
 
The Guidance office is currently closed and will reopen on Thursday, August 7. 
 
Outstanding fees from previous years are overdue and may be paid in the main office or online on payforit link from the website. Current school fees will not be assessed until early September to allow for schedule changes. Workbooks will be distributed to your child during class. Once school fees have been posted for the current year, payment should be paid by October 1 to allow for students to use school transportation for any extracurricular activities. If fees are not paid at that time, transportation will be denied.
 
If your child will be a new student attending Columbia schools this fall, please contact the district registrar. Liz Wenzel, at Columbia Middle School. You may call her to make an appointment at 440-236-1236 after August 1. Mrs. Wenzel will then contact you to set up a time to bring in paperwork for your child’s registration. Due to the large volume of registrants please do not arrive at the middle school without an appointment.
 
Orientation for the freshmen class of 2018 will be in the high school gym Thursday, Aug. 14 from 10-11:00 am for all members of the class and their parents. Any student new to Columbia High School is also welcome to attend. Please mark your calendars for this special event. 
 
Any student taking Honors English next year should have received a summer reading list with your report card. Sujmmer reading is due the first day of school. 
 
The Mandatory Student Parking Meeting is on Monday, August 11 for all students who plan on parking at CHS for the 2014-2015 school year. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA and attend either the 8:30 am session or the 2:00 pm session. The session will last approximately one hour. Applications are available at the HS office or on the high school website under documents. The applications are due by Wednesday, August 6 to the main office. If your application is approved, the fee of $30 is due at the meeting on August 11. 
 
The price of a school lunch for the 2014-2015 school year is $3.50. Milk is 50¢. CHS offers a healthy lunch every school day. Your child may qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. Reduced price is 40¢ for lunch. Please contact your school office id you need assistance providing your child with lunch.
Guidance News:
 
Sports News:  
All fall athletes need to have a current physical for the first mandatory day of practice, August 1. The 2014-2015 OHSAA physical form is available in the main office or online.
 
High School Athletic participation fee for the 2014-2015 school year is $150. This fee is due no later than the fall sports photo shoot on Friday, August 15. 
 
There will be a Fall Sports Parents meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at 6:00 pm in the high school gym. This is for all fall sports. There will be a general meeting and then each sport will have individual sessions throughout the building. It is important for at least one parent or guardian of each high school athlete attends this important meeting.
 
The Fall Sports Photo Shoot will be on Friday, August 15 beginning at 8:00 am for all fall teams, marching band and color guard. Coaches/Advisors will be handing out order forms and information in early August. The time for the all-senior photo is 9:30 am. Seniors please make sure you are there at least 15 minutes early in case we are ahead of the schedule.  Team, individual, and the senior group photo will be available for purchase.