Summer 2015

General Information:
The High School main office will be open on certain days throughout the summer. It will be closed on Fridays and July 10 through July 21 and July 27 and 28. The main office will resume regular school hours beginning Monday, August 3. 
 
The Guidance office is now closed and will reopen Wednesday, August 12.
 
If your child will be a new student attending Columbia High school this fall, you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at Columbia Middle school. She will be available beginning August 10. Please call for an appointment at 440-236-1236. Mrs. Wenzel will contact you to set up an appointment for you to bring in your child’s paperwork and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the middle school without an appointment. 
 
Orientation for the class of 2019 and any student new to Columbia High School takes place on Thursday, August 20 from 10:00-11:00 am. The presentation will begin in the gym.
 
Open House for Columbia High School will be held on Monday, August 24 from 5:30-7:00 pm.
 
The 2015-2016 school year begins on Thursday, August 27
 
Attention Honors English students: You should have received in the mail with your report cards the required summer reading list by grade level for Honors English classes. These reading assignments are to be completed prior to the start of school in August.
 
Please check out the flyer for the summer food program for all children 18 and under.
 
Attention all students who would like to utilize afternoon busing for the 15-16 school year: Letters were passed out in homerooms at the end of the school year. Please fill out this letter of intent and return it to the school offices asap. This information may also be emailed to the transportation supervisor, Al Cantrel, at email listed here (cantrella@columbia.k12.oh.us)
 
The Mandatory Student Parking meeting will be Monday, August 17 for all students who plan on parking at CHS for the 2015-2016 school year. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage and attend either the 8:30am or 2:00 pm session. The session will last approximately one hour. Applications are available beginning August 1 at the HS office or online. The applications are due by Wednesday, August 12 to the main office. If your application is approved, the fee of $30 is due at the meeting on August 17. 
 
CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2015-2016 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. 
 
Sports News:
All fall athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice, August 1. The 2015-2016 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online. 
 
Attention all potential Columbia High School golfers: First try-out is on Monday, August 3rd at Columbia Hills Country Club. Please arrive at 3:00 p.m. All golfers are required to have updated physicals and ALL forms. If forms are missing or incomplete you will not try-out. NO EXCEPTIONS! See you on Monday August 4th. Be certain you are wearing proper golfing apparel.
 
High School Athletic participation fees for the 2015-2016 school year are $150. This fee is due not later than the fall sports photo shoot on Thursday, August 13.
 
There will be a fall sports parent meeting on Tuesday, August 11 at 6:00 pm in the high school gym. The general meeting will take approximately 20 minutes 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 to attend the important meeting. 
 
The fall sports photo shoot will be on Thursday, August 13 beginning at 8am for all fall teams, marching band and color guard. Coaches/Advisors will hand out order forms and information in early August. The time for the all senior photo is 8:30 am. Seniors please meet on the athletic field no later than 8:20 am. Team, individual and the senior group photo will be available for purchase.
 
Download the flyer with the meeting and photo shoot information here. 
 
 
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Please make sure all school fees have been paid as report cards will be held as well as the release of transcripts for unpaid fees. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. These fees must be paid before students can use school transportation for extracurricular activities. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office at CHS.