Today is Thursday, February 25, 2021
What every Raider needs to know today:
Quick reminder that there are no google meet sessions for students on Friday, February 26.
Attention CHS parents: The district plans on returning to a 5-day per week model of instruction for grades kindergarten through 12th beginning on Monday, April 12, 2021. The current hybrid A/B instructional model will be discontinued for grades K-12 after the school day on March 30, 2021. The Calvert/APEX Online Only learning pathway will continue to be in place for this school year for students that are currently learning in this model. If you are currently in the Online Only model, you will remain there until the end of this school year. Please click HERE for important information and dates as we make our way to a safe return. Please note that there are days that school will not be in session due to the staff receiving the vaccine and in-service days to prepare for the return. While we know that additional days off are not ideal, we need to prepare the rooms, buildings and the curriculum.
Tournament Tickets for winter athletics are once again only available to purchase online through the OHSAA by parents/guardians of players on the team involved in the game. Once ticket sales open for the team, parents/guardians will receive an email from Jeff Jump with the link and ticket code with which they may purchase their allotted tickets for the event.
Varsity Boys Basketball enter tournament play Friday evening at home as they battle the Smithville Smithies on our home court. Varsity wrestling sectionals are Saturday at Independence High School. Good luck Raiders!
Parent Teacher Conferences will be held virtually on March 3 from 3:15-7:00 pm and March 4 from 12:00-4:00 pm. You may schedule a meeting with your child’s teachers by clicking on the link here or from the email sent by Mr. Lynch on February 23. CHS students will be dismissed at 11:00 am on both March 3 and March 4. The Early Dismissal schedule can be viewed here. Early Release and CCP students are reminded to check the times they are scheduled for classes on those days. Grab and Go lunches are provided free of charge to students prior to leaving for the day. Bus transportation is available at 11:00 am for high school students. The JVS students will only be transported to and from LCJVS on those days. JVS students must provide their own transportation to their home residences from Columbia High on March 3 and March 4.
Students that are entering their science fair project in the Mohican District Science Fair need to touch base with Mrs. Karl by February 24th. Students participating MUST have their registration COMPLETED by March 1st in StemWizard. This includes uploading all necessary documents and visual components. Registration closes the evening of March 1st. Please register promptly to avoid system overloading and shut down of StemWizard.
Volleyball lifting for incoming freshmen and older will start March 2 from 7-8pm.
Fee letters were mailed January 26 listing outstanding fees as well as new fees assessed for students returning to hybrid classes. 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.
Attention Raider Fans: On behalf of the Columbia Local Schools Track and Field Program, we are seeking donations to sponsor a personalized hurdle to add to our brand new six lane all weather track, long jump pit, high jump area, shot put pad and disc throwing cage. Your donation would allow us to qualify to host leauge and invitational meets. See the attached letter for more information and how you can become a contributing donor to the exciting track and field program at CLSD.
Attention Class of 2021 and Parent/Guardians: Have you ordered your cap and gown yet? The cost of the cap and gown is $50. Go to jostens.com and order today!
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 spring athletes: The OneView online form must be completed prior to any scrimmage or game you participate in. A valid physical must be uploaded or brought to CHS. Physicals are valid for one calendar year. See complete details under athletics below. Pay to participate fees
of $150 per sport per season are due on the spring sports picture day, Tuesday, March 23. There is an option to pay this fee through the PayForIt system. If you choose to do so, email a copy of your receipt to [email protected] so we may mark the athlete as paid. There is a family cap of $300 per season. Current academic fees are due before athletes can board any school transportation to away sights.
2020/2021 Yearbooks are now available for purchase at $75. This yearbook is one of the most important for students to have, as it is documenting how we are all living during a pandemic. Please visit the this link to order online. If you would prefer to use a hard copy of the order form, they are available in the main office, check or cash payable to CHS.
Calling all proud parents! If you are the proud parent of a senior, buy an ad to recognize and congratulate their achievements in the 2021 Yearbook!. If you click here and scroll down to “recognition ad” – you can create and pay for your ad online. The deadline to create an ad is March 19, so don’t wait to get started! The site is mobile optimized so you can create the ad in the car before a game, watching Netflix….anywhere! Attention Junior parents: Immunizations for the Class of 2022: 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 Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine after age 16. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. See the letter here from Lorain County Public Health for more information.
Here are the details:
Track will begin practice on March 1. If you are interested in participating on the team, sign up in the main office.
Girls interested in playing softball this spring should sign up in the main office.
All online google meet sessions will meet for 30 minutes. The Friday student google meet schedule.
JVS students Please read the JVS principal's message; and the updated remote learning schedule HERE
Attention Seniors: If you missed the Inhouse Senior pictures, contact the Brunswick Prestige Portraits studio at (330) 225-7666 to schedule an appointment no later than Saturday, March 13, 2021.
Attention all seniors and sophomores! Graduation announcements and cap and gown ordering and class ring ordering are still accepted online at jostens.com. Fliers are available in CHS main office. Attention Seniors: Due to restrictions on fundraising, we are asking for a voluntary donation from the families of the Class of 2021. This donation helps to cover costs for prom, senior t-shirts, flowers for graduation, etc. Click on the link for the donation letter for more information. Columbia High School is taking all safety precautions to make the start of the 2020-2021 school year as safe as possible for our students and staff. Please take the time to read our CHS Restart Guidelines start plan. Parking Permit applications are now available and required for eligible seniors, juniors and sophomores who plan to drive to school during the 2020-2021 school year. Applicants must maintain a minimum 1.5 g.p.a., hold a permanent driver’s license. The 2020-2021 application is a fillable form. Type your information, print the form, sign and return it to CHS along with a copy of your license and insurance by August 5. If you are scanning the form, please deliver to [email protected] DUE TO COVID 19, THE IN PERSON STUDENT PARKING MEETING IS CANCELED. ALL APPLICANTS AND PARENTS ARE ASKED TO READ ALL THE INFORMATION BEFORE RETURNING THE PARKING APPLICATION. The fee is $15 for full year, cash or check made payable to CHS. You may also pay for the permit on the PayForIt site. Once logged in, choose optional fees. Click on the parking permit $15 option. Please submit proof of payment with your application. Parking information is available here. Any questions, please call CHS at 236-5001.
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 all parents of athletes interested in participating in high school sports: At your earliest convenience, go to our OneView website and under the 2020-2021 school year update or create an athletic activities form for your child. If you are able to upload your child's physical as a pdf, you may do so on the site. OneView must be completed prior to each season and a valid physical must be uploaded. Remember that all physicals are valid for one calendar year.
Conditioning for high school athletics are open to all student athletes on a voluntary basis. See important information and the waiver which must be completed prior to any student athlete taking part in this conditioning process.
Attention athletes: You must complete the athletic forms on OneView. Students will be denied participation in any practice or scrimmage if the online forms are not completed by the deadline. 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 complete 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 will upload for you. Pay to participate fees are due by the sports picture day each season. These fees can be paid on the PayForIt site under optional fees. Please forward your receipt to [email protected]ia.k12.oh.us. to verify payment. All outstanding academic fees are overdue. 20-21 school fees are due by November 5, the end of the first quarter. You may request a payment plan by contacting Beth Kobe at 440-236-5001 or by email request to the email above.
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.
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. Contact the guidance office if you have any questions. 20-21 school year required hours prior to graduation are seniors-15; juniors-20, sophomores-20, freshmen-20. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. Hours completed over the summer are eligible for use as required hours for graduation.
Congratulations to Hailey Spikes and Connor Lind who have been chosen as the Students of the Month for January. Watch for their biographies and pictures in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban and in the front hall at CHSf
If your child is a new student attending Columbia High school you must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at the Administration Building at 25796 Royalton Rd. See the enrollment/registration tab under the school district website for more information. Once online forms are completed, please call Mrs. Wenzel at 440-236-1236 or email at [email protected] oh.us to set up an appointment to complete the enrollment process. We request you do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment. Thank you.
Power School Information: Access PowerSchool from the HS website. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.
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.