What every Raider needs to know today:
Congratulations to Madeleine Finton who took 4th place in the 1600 m in the time of 5:10.19 earning 1st team All-Ohio honors! This is the highest place finish for a girl in school history! We’re all so proud of you Maddie!
School is out of session. Enjoy your summer.
Summer School session is June 7th-June 24th. Letters were sent home to all students eligible to participate. You must complete the form sent in the email to sign up your child. Two sessions are available each day. Morning is 9-11 am; afternoon 11:30-1:30. You may sign up for one or both sessions. Face coverings are optional at Summer School. All students will receive a snack and drink. When dropping off your child, please pull through the circle and drop off in front of the High School. High school students will report to room 131. If you are driving, you will need to park near old Copopa/White Hall as the back parking lots will be under repair.
CHS report cards are finalized. They may be accessed and printed from your Power School account on the website. The Parent Portal will remain open through June 17. It will close for the summer until August. Please make sure you check your child's report cards prior to June 17. Please note, report cards cannot be viewed on the app. You must login to the PowerSchool website to view and print report cards.
The High School main office will be open Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. There will be certain instances in which the office will be closed. It is strongly suggested you call the main office before arriving at CHS if you need assistance with a school related issue. The Guidance office will be open until Friday, June 11 and will reopen on August 16.
School hours for the 2021-2022 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm.
Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who graduated at an evening ceremony on Friday, May 21, 2021. Good luck to all graduates. Columbia High School 2021 Commencement photos will be available for purchase online approximately 10 days after the event! To place an order with lifetouch, click on the link for easy access to the lifetouch
All online students must return the technology they’ve used all year. If for some reason a parent or guardian was unable to return the device on May 27, they are to be returned to the Admin Center no later than June 4 between the hours of 9:00 am-3:00 pm. After that deadline, your child will be charged for the devices not returned. This will be posted on their PayForIt accounts.
-- 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.
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. Please complete the online forms before you come in for a registration appointment. To make an appointment, email our registrar, Liz Wenzel, after August 9, 2021 and [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.
Looking to make some extra cash this summer ? Check out our job postings board in the main entrance hall at CHS.
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. 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.
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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 young football fans! The 2021 Youth Camp is now taking applications for their June camp. See the flier.
Attention fall athletes: Beginning July 1, 2021, athletic forms will be open on OneView and must be completed prior to your child participating in athletic programs for the 2021-2022 seasons. The site is currently closed for June. Complete all forms no later than Monday, July 26, 2021. 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 would be happy to upload for you.
Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season are due on the sports picture day each season. 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. Please forward your receipt to Beth Kobe at [email protected]. to verify payment. 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. 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.
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.
Fee letters were mailed January 26 listing outstanding fees as well as new fees assessed for students returning to hybrid classes. 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.