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 Restart Plan.
How about some good news! CHS 2020 Yearbooks are in! Those who ordered a yearbook may pick them up at the high school from the main office on weekdays from 9 AM - 2 PM.
High School Student purchased academic supply lists are now available. We ask that all parents/guardians provide for their children a backpack that they will keep with them throughout the day. Lockers will not be assigned or used this year. Other important items we ask parents/guardians to provide: a water bottle with child's name on it, personal size hand sanitizer, personal size tissues, an individual pencil sharpener and earbuds or earphones for chromebook use when needed in classrooms.
Attention all parents of fall athletes and marching band members interested in participating this fall: 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. 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. Deadline to complete forms and upload physicals and thus participate in fall athletics and marching band is Monday, July 27. Remember that all physicals are valid for one calendar year.
Attention parents of fall athletes: Due to Covid 19 and the health and safety of our community, the fall sports in-person parent meeting has been suspended. In order to be in compliance with the OHSAA, please go to your child's OneView account and complete the new entry in Section One, Mandatory OHSAA Parent Meeting. View the PowerPoint presentation and indicate you have understood its contents in the drop down box by July 27. A pdf version of the presentation will be uploaded soon. Please be patient as we update our OneView website so all parents can view the presentation.
Attention all underclassmen: Many students still have school issued textbooks, musical instruments, and sheet music that must be returned to the school. Missing items not returned will be added to school fees. The building is open Monday through Thursday for drop off in the main office. If your student borrowed a chromebook, they may keep it over the summer and we will collect them at the beginning of next school year. As always, if you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact Mr. Lynch at [email protected]
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. Students who have paid $30 will receive a reimbursement in the mail of the $15.00 overpayment. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. 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.
Conditioning for high school athletics is now 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 Marching Band and Color Guard members: Please check your email for important information for the upcoming Fall 20 season. You may also access the marching band calendar, marching band covid plan and release of liability waiver. The waiver must be signed turned in prior to taking part in summer practices.
Attention all students: Academic fees for the 2019-2020 school year are overdue. Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if fees are not paid. Fees may be viewed on your child's PowerSchool account and paid on the PayForIt system by credit card. Payment is also accepted in the main office with cash, check or credit card or mail your payment to the high school. If you require a payment plan, contact Mrs. Kobe in the main office. A signed payment plan contract will allow students with outstanding fees to continue to use school transportation.
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.
Immunizations: Attention Class of 2021: 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. 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. If your child has not received a dose of the meningitis vaccine after the age of 16, you may obtain it from your healthcare provider or other community providers such as Lorain County Public Health. You can schedule an appointment with Lorain County Public Health by calling (440) 284-3206.
Sports 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.
CHS Fall Sports/Marching Band Pictures : RESCHEDULED DATE: On Thursday, August 20 all high school fall sports team/individual and Marching band pictures will be taken. All participants should receive order forms and a time schedule for team/group and individual pictures from their coaches/advisors. Please direct any questions to your child’s respective coach/advisor. Pay to participate fees are due by the fall sports picture day, August 20. These fees can be paid on the PayForIt site under optional fees. Please forward your receipt to [email protected]. to verify payment. All outstanding academic fees are overdue. Fee letters will be sent the week of August 10. You may request a payment plan by contacting Beth Kobe at 440-236-5001 or [email protected].us
The Columbia Athletic Booster organization supports our 7th through 12th grade athletes. Please consider joining. Membership form and information explains the benefits of being a booster member.
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.
Are you thinking warm thoughts and gearing up for a busy summer? Hastings Water Works is looking to hire students to lifeguard this summer at pools close to where they live. We staff pools all over Northeast Ohio and conduct all lifeguard training in-house with the American Red Cross for anyone not certified. All we require is that students who apply are strong swimmers. See the flier for more information. For specific questions, call the Hastings office at (440) 832-7705.
Raising Cane's Chicken in Strongsville is hiring. Please check-out the link if you are interested.
Attention all Parents and Guardians: Columbia PTO wants to try something new! Instead of holding incentive-based fundraisers, this year the PTO will initiate our 1st Direct Donation Campaign. We are parents just like you who understand how busy family life is and know fundraisers can be a hassle. The direct donation is a one-time donation to the PTO that is 100% tax deductible and you don’t have to sell anything. With this one-time donation you help fund assemblies, field trip transportation, classroom enrichment grants, high school scholarships, and much more!
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.
Looking for the latest in RaiderWear? Check out the flyer posted in the halls and online. Orders may be placed online or visit their store in Olmsted Falls.
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.