Friday, October 22, 2021
What every Raider needs to know today:
School pictures are in! Pick up your order in the main office.
Attention High Schoolers! The Drama Program is doing a Spring Musical for 7th-12th grade students. If you are interested in being a part of this exciting new opportunity for Columbia students, sign up in the main office for our first event on October 27th. At this event, we will learn more about how to audition for a show. This is not a commitment to join the drama program, and all students of all experience levels are welcome! If you have any questions, please see Ms. Dzielski ([email protected]) in the Band/Choir Room.
Key Club is hosting a door decorating contest for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The homeroom with the best design will receive donuts!
Attention Seniors and Sophomores: You may still purchase Jostens items online or through our rep Rodd Torbert at 440-822-6626 or at [email protected] The Jostens web page is www.jostens.com
. Extra packets are available in the main office at CHS.
Looking for a fun event for the whole family? The Columbia Music Boosters invites you to the CHS Band Show and Fall Festival. Join us for a marching band performance, cornhole tournament, face painting, trunk or treat and raffles, October 23 at 6:00 pm at the Columbia High School Southwest General Stadium. See the flyer for details.
Attention students: If you were absent on picture days picture retakes are on Friday, November 5.
-- 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 payble to CHS to the main office.
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 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.
Fall Family Night at the Farm, combining Math and Literacy, will be held Wednesday October 27 from 4:30 until dusk. It is open to students grades K-8. We will need TONS of volunteers, please sign up here. This is a great opportunity for students who need volunteer hours.
Meetings for the Week:
College Now will be in the guidance office Thursday, October 28 to help with any college and/or financial concerns. Stop down during your study hall or request an appointment in the guidance office.
Schedules are available in PowerSchool. Schedule changes will only occur for the following reasons: academic misplacement, failure to complete summer school, or computer error.
The girls cross country team won their second straight league championship on Saturday by defeating every other team in the league. The Lady Raiders were led by individual league champion and MVP Madeleine Finton who took first place in the time of 19:30.0! Close behind her were teammates Riley Egli 3rd place and Rachel Washburn 5th place. All three girls earned first team all league honors. Earning third team all league honors was Hana Bodo 15th place. Rounding out the team were Piper Webber 24th and Kendyll Cochrane 26th.
The boys team took 4th place lead by league runner up and first team all league runner Sam Sikorski. Dante Cirigliano took 10th place earning 2nd team all league. Frank Washburn took 18th earning 3rd team all league. Rounding out the team was Ethan Rohrer 25th, Conner Adams 26th, Josh Miller 30th, and Luke Swartz 36th. Both teams will run at the district championship at LCCC on Saturday for a chance to qualify to the regional meet.
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.
Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season were due on the sports picture day, August 12. 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 winter athletes: Athletic forms are open on OneView and must be completed prior to your child participating in athletic programs for the 2021-2022 seasons. When completing please make sure you click on the 2021-2022 tab to complete the correct school year forms. Complete all athletic forms no later than your child's first day of practice. 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.
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. 21-22 school year required hours prior to graduation are 20 hours for all students. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. Hours completed over the summer are eligible for use as required hours for graduation.
Job Opportunities: 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 www.strongsville.org/departments/human-resources 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.
Congratulations to Madeleine Finton and Nick Reljin who have been chosen to be the senior Students of the Month for September. Watch for their pictures and bios in the front hall at CHS and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Nick and Madeleine.
Class supply lists are now available for fall 2021 .
Attention seniors: If you have not filled out your diploma clarification form, you were sent an email on Thursday, September 23. This is due today. If not completed, your name on your diploma will be listed as it is on your birth certificate. Any questions, see Mrs. Kobe.
Attention senior 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. These forms were due on Friday, September 17. 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.
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.
A cell phone was found at the old soccer practice field behind the high school on Wednesday evening, September 1. If you are missing your phone and were on the old practice field, stop in the main office to claim.
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.
If your child is a new student attending Columbia High school this fall, online registration must be completed on our website; see directions under enrollment/registration. The online registration portal on Oneview will be closed during a portion of the summer due to updates from PowerSchool. Please check back if you find the portal closed. Once open, please complete the online forms before you come in for a registration appointment. To make an appointment, email our registrar, Liz Wenzel, at [email protected] Her office is located at the Administration Building at 25796 Royalton Rd. Due to the large volume of registrants, please do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment.
The 2020-2021 Yearbooks are in! Pick up in the main office between the hours of 8am and 2pm Monday through Friday.
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. 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 of $30 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.
Fee letters were mailed listing outstanding fees in June . Fees are also able to 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.
School pictures are in! Pick up your order in the main office.