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Information for Summer 2018
 
General Information:   Congratulations to the Class of 2018. Best wishes for a bright future to all our Raider Graduates.
 
Wishing all Columbia families a safe and enjoyable summer.  
 
Attention 4-8th grade girls interested in volleyball: Join the CHS volleyball coaches and athletes for their skills volleyball camp Monday, July 16 through Wednesday, July 18 at Columbia Middle School. 7th and 8th grade girls meet 12:30-2:30 pm and 4th through 6th grade girls meet 3:00-4:40pm. Download the flier and reserve your spot today.  
 
Attention parents of high school girls interested in playing soccer in the fall: Come to the girls soccer parent meeting on Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. If you are unable to attend, contact Coach Welker at  fritzwelker@yahoo.com.
 
The PowerSchool Student and Parent portals, as well as the PowerSchool mobile apps, have been disabled for year end transition. They will be available to access sometime in August. If you have any questions please contact the school. Have a great summer!
 
All school fees, fines and lunch charges are overdue. The release of transcripts and diplomas will be held until all debts have been resolved. School transportation for all extra curricular activities, inlcuding those over the summer,  will be denied until past fees are paid. This includes athletic camps and competitions, marching band games and shows. Payment can be made by credit card online on the PayForIt system. You may also pay by cash, check or credit card in the main office. See Mrs. Kobe if you have any questions. Payment plans are available for academic fees only, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office to set up a contract. 
 
Report Cards: You may access and print a pdf. of your student’s report card in PowerSchool. 

The High School main office will be open on certain days throughout the summer. It will be closed on Fridays. The main office will resume regular school hours beginning Monday, August 13. The Guidance office is currently closed and will reopen Wednesday, August 15. 
 
Prospective Honors English Students 10th, 11th and 12th grade: Students registering for theseclasses are expected to work independently and at an accelerated pace. Because of this, all students enrolled in the above Honors classes are required to complete summer assignments

School hours for the 2018-2019 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm. 

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. 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  required documents and to register your child. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment. 

Class supply lists are now available for fall 2018 . Take advantage of summer sales and get your supplies early.

Orientation for the class of 2022 and any student new to Columbia High School will take place on Friday, August 24 from 10:00-11:00 am. The presentation will begin in the gym. 

Open House for Columbia High School will be held on Wednesday, August 29 from 6:00-7:00 pm. 2018-2019 school year begins on Tuesday, September 4. 

Parking Permit applications will be available in August. The Mandatory Student Parking meeting will be Monday, August 13 for all students who plan on parking at CHS for the 2018-2019 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. The applications are due by Wednesday, August 8 to the main office. If your application is approved, the fee of $30 is due at the meeting on August 13. 

CHS provides both healthy breakfast and lunch offerings every school day. The price of a school lunch for the 2018-2019 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. 

All fall athletes must have a current physical on file for the first mandatory day of practice, July 30 for football and August 1 for other fall sports. The 2018-2019 OHSAA preparticipation physical form is available in the main office or online. High School Athletic participation fees for the 2018-2019 school year are $150. This fee is due not later than the fall sports photo shoot on Thursday, August 9. There will be a fall sports parent meeting on Thursday, August 9 at 6:00 pm in the high school cafeteria. 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 9 beginning at 8 am 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 tbd. Seniors please meet on the athletic field for the senior picture. Team, individual and the senior group photo will be available for purchase. 
 
Guidance News:  New ACT preparation workshops this summer will offer one-day sessions packed with review and strategies for time-strapped students to achieve higher exam scores. Area students will master testing strategies, conquer core subjects and build confidence to ace the college entrance exam and stay competitive among peers for college admission and scholarship dollars.  A workshop costs $99 and includes lunch and materials. Students can choose a workshop that fits their schedules:
  • Medina ACT Prep: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 12, Medina High School, 777 E. Union St., Medina.
    The one-day format will offer tips and problem-solving techniques, practice questions published by ACT and a review of core subjects in a condensed format. The latest changes in the exam also will be discussed. To register or receive more information, call Laura Icardi of ACT Test Preparation at 330-722-7235, or email licardi@ActTestPrep.info. Parents and students also can check out the website at www.ActTestPrep.info or Facebook. Financial aid is available for qualifying students.
 
Any student who will be 18 before the next general election may register to vote on the Lorain County Board of Elections website.  The link is also available on the guidance page of our website. If you will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the next general election, November 6, 2018, you may vote in the primary election on May 8 to nominate candidates, but you cannot vote on issues or party central committees until you are 18. ***The deadline to register to be able to vote in the May 8 primary election is now past. 
 
Sports News:  
Attention athletes: Here is another opportunity to get your sports physical for the 2018-2019 sports season. The North Olmsted Urgent Care on Lorain Rd. is offering $20 sports physicals,  July 9 through July 13 from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Grab a physical form from the office or download from the website and bring it with you to your physical. 

If you are looking for great action shots of your favorite Raider team or Columbia event, go to the lifetouch website:   www.lifetouchevents.com and use the guest password: COLUMBIAWP. Photos from events from the 2017-2018 school year may be purchased directly from the lifetouch site.

Miscellaneous
Attention all parents of current Juniors : The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), under Ohio Revised Code 3701.13 and 3313.671, requires all students entering the 12th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of the Meningococcla (meningitis) vaccine after age 16. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please provide an updated copy of your child’s immunization record that shows the dates that the meningitis vaccine was received, or have your physician complete the bottom of this letter. Please refer to the following documents for more information and a form that can be completed by your physician. 2018 Meningitis vaccine requirement  physicians form. Meningitis FAQImmunization Summary for School Attendance Ohio.
 
Looking for a job?
Flyers for each of these summer opportunities are posted throughout the building.  For more info, stop in the guidance office.
  • Marc's Strongsville: Now Hiring cashiers, general stock, cold cut counter, produce dept., meat dept. and closeouts. Appy at www.marcs.com or in person.  
  • Taste of Excellence:  Join the Taste of Excellence team which caters events all over northeast Ohio. Starting pay, $10 an hour, with weekend schedules. Must be 16 or older, schedules are flexible and the manager will work with groups of students so they can work at same events and car pool. No experience necessary. Apply at www.taste-food.com or email bob.shrefler@taste-food.com for more information.
  • Columbia Hills Country Club: Jobs available for  lifeguards or valet attendants. If you are interested contact David Rhoades, Clubhouse Manager, P: 440-236-5051 ext. 2339.
  • The Ehrnfelt Recreation Center in Strongsville is looking for part time lifeguards and water safety instructors. See the flier for complete details.
  • Swings-N-Things Fun Park is now hiring for the Spring and Summer season. Flexible weekday, weekend, and holiday availability is a requirement. Apply today and you can be a part of one of the most respected teams in the family fun center industry.  Pay starts at $8.40/hour.  Their application is available online: www.SNTfun.com/public/employment to download an application 
  • Hastings Water Works is now hiring and training lifeguards for summer employment. We hire and train 250+ lifeguards every year, do you have what it takes? Learn more about becoming a professional lifeguard and apply online at: HastingsWaterWorks.com or call us at: 440.832.7705.
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General Information posted each day:
Attention students looking for volunteer opportunities: Check out the fliers outside the main office for opportunities to work with horses and children at Pony Tales Farm. Located in Columbia Station, camps begin in the spring and continue through summer and fall. No experience necessary.

The PowerSchool portal is a great way for students and parents to keep track of grades, assignments, fees and notifications from teachers. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS. Watch for notification in August when it is accessible once again for the 2018-2019 school year. 
 
Study island log in information link is available here and on the CHS website under guidance. 
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Posted Monday, September 18, 2017
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