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Friday, May 27, 2022
What every Raider needs to know today:
Congratulations to the Class of 2022. We wish you all the best as you leave CHS and begin a new chapter in your life. Remember, you are forever a Raider!

Underclassmen: Make sure your Lockers are  Cleaned Out.  Anything left in the lockers after the end of the school year will be donated. 
Underclassmen exams are today,  Friday, May 27.  Students are to arrive before their first scheduled exam of the day. Lunch will be served.  Schedules are posted here. Buses will run at 2:48 pm. If you need to have a ride home, see Mrs. Hechko after your exams on these days. 
Contents of the Lost and Found are on display in the cafeteria. If you are missing something, check it out. All items remaining will be donated next week.
Attention CHS students: You may keep your Columbia High School issued chromebooks and chargers. You do not need to turn them in at the end of the year if your are returning to CHS in the fall. Students are responsible for keeping chromebooks in good working order. If you have lost or damaged your charger, you are responsible for replacing it. They are available on Amazon. Make sure you check the model name before ordering a replacement. If you are not returning to CHS, including students heading to the JVS, you must turn in your school issued chromebooks and chargers prior to the last day of school. 
Attention athletes: Get ready for the 2022-2023 sports season and sign up to get your physicals! Make your appointment at the 14th annual Free Sports Physicals event offered by the Center for Orthopedics on June 14 located in Sheffield. Click on the link to make an appointment. Print your copy of the 2022-2023 Pre-Participation Physical Form here and fill out the history section before going to your appointment. Time slots fill up quickly!

LAST CHANCE TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK: The 2022 yearbook captures the story that the students want to celebrate. Filled with portraits, events, sports, candids, and activities, this year’s book captures moments and memories for everyone to cherish.  Order your 2022 Columbia High School yearbook by this Friday, May 27 to guarantee your copy of the yearbook.  We will not order extra copies of the yearbook, and this is the final call before we submit our order for printing.  If you do not preorder a book, you will not receive one. To order your book, click here

Attention parents: Immunizations for the Class of 2023: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 2 doses of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine.  Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please see the attached letter.
Attention Parents: Please take a moment to read the CLSD attendance policyPlease call in absences on the high school main line 440-236-5001 and ask for Mrs. Boetticher , attendance secretary.   For more information, please click here and scroll down to the attendance section .
Attention Parents: School fees for the 2021-2022 are overdue. Please check your child’s PayForIt account or PowerSchool account to see what your fees are associated with your child. Fees must be paid in full for your child to be able to use extracurricular transportation. Pay online (PayForIt) or send in a check or cash to the main office. If you require a payment plan, please contact Beth Kobe at [email protected] or call the main office at 440-236-5001.

Guidance News:   
Sports News: 
Track Regionals at Massillon Perry today, Friday, May 27.
Tickets can be purchased from the OHSAA website.
Columbia High School Football is taking applications for their Youth Camp for boys entering grades 3-8 in the fall of 2022. The camp takes place June 21-23 at CHS See the flier for details and to sign up your young Raider.
Any boys and girls interested in participating on the high school golf team in the fall should sign up in the main office.
Open Gyms:
Volleyball- Monday and Wednesday 7-9 pm
Girls Soccer-Tuesday and Thursday 7-9 pm 

Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season (fall, winter and spring) are due on the sports picture day. There is an option to pay this fee through the PayForIt system or bring cash or check to the main office.   If paying online, please forward your receipt to Beth Kobe at  [email protected] to verify payment and update our records. There is a family cap of $300 per season. Past due academic fees are due before athletes can board any school transportation to away sights. All outstanding academic fees are overdue.  You may request a payment plan by contacting Beth Kobe at 440-236-5001 or by email request to the email above. Please pay these fees asap, they are now overdue. 
Attention FALL athletes: Athletic forms WILL BE open on OneView BEGINNING JULY 1, accessed from the high school home page and  must be completed prior to your child participating in athletic programs for the 2023 fall season. All OneView forms must be updated each season. When completing please make sure you click on the 2022-2023 tab to complete the correct school year forms. Students will be denied participation in any practice  or scrimmage if the online forms are not completed by the deadline. All athletes must have a valid physical by the first day of practice. Go to the OneView portal on our website to complete.  Please note, you will be prompted to upload your child’s current physical form. Please upload the physical in pdf format. All pages must be scanned as one document and then uploaded. If you are unable to upload the physical form, please bring to the main office and we will scan and upload for you. The hard copy of your child’s current physical form must be on file or submitted to your child’s coach/director no later than the first official day of practice. Instructions on completion of the forms is available on our website. OHSAA sports physicals are valid for one calendar year.  If you experience difficulty, you may email Mrs. Kobe at [email protected] or Mr. Jump at [email protected] with the physical or drop it off at the office and we would be happy to upload for you.  

Athletic Booster membership forms and information are available in the main office and online. Please consider joining and help support 7th-12th grade CLSD athletics. 
Community Service:
Graduation requirement of community service hours. The community service log form is available in the offices at CHS and from Mrs. Meadows at LCJVS as well as on the website. Turn in log forms to Mrs. Hechko as they are completed. All students are required to complete this graduation requirement of 20 hours. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. Hours completed over the summer are eligible for use as required hours for graduation
Employment Opportunties:
Looking for a summer job that keeps you outside?  Red Tail Golf Club in Avon is looking for ground maintenance workers over the summer for $13/hr. If interested,  email Shane Fannin at [email protected] or call the course at (440) 937-6018.
Cleveland Metroparks, Hinckley Reservation is hiring concession positions. Food and Beverage cashier starting at $12. See the flier in the help wanted case for more information. 
Are you looking for a fun summer job? Check out the Dairy Grove Old Fashioned Ice cream in North Ridgevillest and check out the the listing in the Job listing case at CHS  and join the team!
Landscapers needed for spring and summer. Check out the flier here and on the job board at CHS. 
Do you love dogs? Little River Pet Resort is hiring! Check out the fliers posted in the job opportunities board and apply online.  
LIFEGUARD AND WSI POSITIONS AVAILABLE:The Strongsville Rec Center is looking for lifeguards, water safety instructors, and Head Guards with availability to work mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Starting at $12.50/hr to lifeguard, $13.50/hr to teach swimming lessons, and $14.50/hr to head guard, you have the opportunity to make some extra spending cash. Please visit the Strongsville Rec Center’s website at or call 440-580-3260 for more information.
Check out our   job postings board in the main entrance hall at CHS for more employment opportunities. 
Miscellaneous Information:
Congratulations to Caitlin Wilkins and Drexton Friscone for being chosen as Senior Students of the Month for April and Chloe Isner and Reece Miller as Senior Students of the Month for May.  
Congratulations to Jessica Morlock and Owen Menge , Senior Students of the Month for March. Watch for their bios and photographs in the main hall at CHS and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban Record. Congratulations Jessi and Owen.  

Junior Cole Schulke (106) took third place at the State Wrestling Tournament in Columbus this past weekend. Congratulations Cole!

Congratulations to Andrew Champagne on receiving the first “Build a Bridge” Scholarship. The purpose of the program is to pair football teams that normally would not cross paths for a seven-on-seven passing scrimmage and a meal.
Congratulations to Madeleine Finton who made a new personal record in the 1600 m at the Youngstown Indoor Invitational in the time of 4:58:87! This time qualifies Madeleine for the indoor National Championships and currently sits her at 2nd fastest time in Ohio! Way to go Madeleine.
Check out some great candid shots from CHS events. Lifetouch photography, Columbia High's school photographer takes photos of extra curricular activities and sporting events throughout the school year. These photos can be viewed online and purchased through the shutterfly website. The password for Columbia purchases is COLUMBIAWP. Visitors will need to set up a personal shutterfly account or login to their shutterfly account to purchase pictures.
Attention Parents and Guardians: Join our local Columbia PTO and become a partner in your child's education! See the flier for details and how to sign up today!

Lockers have now been assigned to all CHS students. Students may check their powerschool accounts for their locker assignment and combination. If you have problems with your locker or combination, see Mrs. Hechko in the guidance office.
Athletic Season Passes: Season passes will be available for purchase in the main office for home athletic events.   Senior Citizen Passes may be picked up in  the High School  main office as well.  New this year, the senior citizen pass will admit senior citizens to all LC8 home and away events, as well as all Columbia home games.  Senior citizens should pick up a pass so you can use it at the LC8 away games.  Passes are good for those 62 years old and older.
Parent Reminder:  Update your EMA information on the OneView Parent Portal and agree to our Chromebook Agreement . Only students with completed and updated EMAS will have a Chromebook available!  If you have questions or problems updating your OneView account, call the main office at 440-236-5001. Instructions to create an account are available here
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the implementation of one to one chromebooks; individual student devices will not be permitted.  
Face Coverings: Per the email sent to all parent emails on August 27, face coverings are mandatory during school hours, but a parent may opt of this mandate for any reason.  It is highly recommended to wear a face covering in school, regardless of your vaccination status.  Please click here to opt-out of the face covering mandate.  If you plan to wear a face covering, you do not need to fill out the opt-out form.  If you choose to opt-out or wear a face covering, you can change your child’s status by contacting the building principal at the school your child attends.  Reminder that face coverings are REQUIRED on all district transportation!  If you are opting out we ask that you complete the form by the start of school on Tuesday.
School transportation to home residences for CHS students and JVS students  is available in the afternoon. JVS students are provided with transportation to and from the JVS.  The morning  JVS bus leaves the High School at 6:30 am sharp. 
Power School Information: Access PowerSchool from the HS website.  If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.
Parking Permit applications are now available for the 2021-2022 school year.  Eligible students must read the parking
  information document, return the completed application,  have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage and pay the $30 fee for the year ($15 for second semester only). Parking spots are still available . Fill out your application and return  to the main office, in person or by email to [email protected] Please note the gym lot is now full. Student parking is still available in the cafeteria lot.  The fee  may be paid by cash, check or on the PayForIt site under optional fees.  Payment and/or proof of payment must be presented to pick up permit. 
Please make sure all school fees and lunch charges have been paid as the release of transcripts and diplomas are held for unpaid fees. School transportation for extracurricular activities will also be denied. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office at 440-236-5001. You may pay your school fees through the payforit system online through the school’s website. You may also pay in the main office with cash, check or credit card in the main office at CHS.
Early Release and Late Arrival forms must be completed if you would like to participate in this privilege. The GPA requirement is a minimum of 2.0. Turn in completed forms to the guidance office prior to the day you would like to begin using this privilege.  

All students who are enrolled in CCP classes off campus  as well as high school classes during the school year may complete a permission slip to leave the high school when they are not scheduled in a class. These slips must be signed by a parent and returned to the guidance office. Students will not be permitted to leave during the school day without this signed acknowledgement from a parent or guardian.
 Fees may be viewed on your PowerSchool account and PayForIt. Payments may be made online through the PayForIt system or by check or cash in the main office. If you desire a payment plan, contact the main office. Athletes must have academic fees paid in order to use school transportation for away competitions.  Please note, if paying your fees online you may notice an optional fees box.  It may list Pay to Participate and Parking Pass. These are not assigned to your child's fees. If you are a 7-12 student participating in athletics or a high school driver, you may choose those fees and add to your payment options.
Quick reminder to all parents: All students will receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of the school year thanks to a nationwide waiver. We are grateful and hope this will ease some of the financial burden that many of our families are dealing with at this time. Instructional fees are waived for students who meet the free meal guidelines as established by the USDA. If you feel your child is eligible, please print and fill out the Free and Reduced Lunch Application HERE  Please return the form to the school office. 

Attention Class of 2025: Donations toward the class of 2025 are being accepted to minimize fundraising throughout the year. Please see the attached letter, and complete if you would like to support your child’s class in this manner. 
  -- All academic fees, fines, lunch charges and the return of any CLSD property including textbooks and uniforms must be taken care of before diplomas and/or transcripts will be released. Please make sure all debts are paid asap. Pay on your PayForIt account online or bring money or check payable to CHS to the main office.

The school year is flying by. Don't miss out on capturing all those memories and order your 2021-2022 yearbook today. Check out the flier for ways to keep those memories forever.  

Effective Tuesday, March 1, 2022, students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks on buses or vans operated in CLSD.  This change is intended to align with the CDC’s updated guidance, which no longer recommends universal masking in K-12 school settings in areas with low or medium COVID-19 community levels.  Lorain County is considered a “Low” community. The revised CDC guidance will include changes to the “community burden” indicator. To access community levels, go to to view the County Check Tool.
Are you looking for a summer job but need flexible hours and want to get into great shape? Well Wukie Furniture is looking for movers, are you up for the challenge? See Mr. Taylor or click on the flier here for more information. 


Columbia High School
14168 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5001
(440) 236-3081 (Fax)
Sean Lynch, Principal
Jeff Jump, Assistant Principal
Suzanne Neff, School Counselor
Office Hours 7:00-3:00
School Hours 7:30-2:48

Memorial Day-No School

Mon May 30 2022

Teacher Inservice

Tue May 31 2022

SAT testing not on site

Sat Jun 4 2022

ACT not on site

Sat Jun 11 2022
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