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Daily Announcements

Friday, December 3, 2021  
 
What every Raider needs to know today:
Congratulations to Jesse Groleau and Tom Reljin who have been chosen as November Students of the Month. Watch for their bios and pictures in the main hall of CHS and an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Jesse and Tom. 
 
Important Winter sports picture reminder and update: All Winter sports pictures were taken on Thursday, December 2. If you did not purchase pictures and would like to , follow this link and put in picture day ID: EVTHWM39S
 
Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season are now overdue for winter athletics. Please make your payment asap. Thank you if you have already done so.  
 
How about some holiday cheer! The High School concert band and choir will present their annual holiday Christmas Concert on Monday, December 6 at 7:00 pm. Come join us for a lovely evening filled with the sounds of the season. 
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. 
 
Looking for that special gift for your favorite elf? Stop by the CAB RaiderWear Sale on Saturday, December 11 in the high school cafeteria from 9am until 1pm. 
 
Attention Parents: Please take a moment to read the CLSD attendance policy.  Please call in absences on the main high school main line 440-236-5001 and ask for Mrs. Boetticher.  The board approved policy clearly lists reasons for medical and non medical excused absences. Therefore,  when calling in an absence for your child, please state the reason for the absence. If a reason is not left, your student will be considered unexcused.  The following reasons are accepted as medical excused absences: 1. personal illness of the student; 2. illness in the student's family necessitating the presence of the child; 3. quarantine for contagious disease; 4. Emergency or other set of circumstances in which the judgement of the Superintendent constitutes a good and sufficient cause for absence from school, which may include but not be limited to absences due to documented medical appointments. Take a moment to read the policy which lists non medical excused absences as well, and all attendance procedures. 

Attention Parents: School fees for the 2021-2022 are now 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.
  
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.  
 
Volunteer Opportunity:
 
Meetings for the Week:  
Anime Club will have an informational meeting Wednesday, Dec. 8th in Mrs. Musser's room after school. 

Guidance News:   
College Now will return in January to help with any college and/or financial concerns.  
 
Schedules are available in PowerSchool. Schedule changes will only occur for the following reasons: academic misplacement, failure to complete summer school, or computer error.
 
Sports News: 
Today, Friday, December 3, Madeleine Finton will be signing to compete at the college level in cross country during 5th period lunch. Students who wish to attend should request this from your lunch monitor or study hall teacher.
 
The Raider Wrestling team beat St. Ignatius on Thursday, December 2, senior night, with a score of 42-36. The Raiders are back in action next week December 10th and 11th at Independence’s North Coast Classic. Go Raiders. 
 
Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season are due on the sports picture day, rescheduled for Dec. 2. 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]h.us with the physical or drop it off at the office and we would be happy to upload for you.  

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.
 
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 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
 
Employment Opportunties:
Morton’s is hiring part-time shovelers for the winter season. Flexible schedule. Call 440-236-3550 if interested and check out the flier or see the job board at CHS.
 
Part time after school warehouse or office position at Gill Podiatry supply in Strongsville.  THey are willing to work with students as they believe school is everyone’s top priority.  Hours are Monday thru Friday, whenever students are available until 6pm.  No evenings or weekends.  We are a non-smoking, drug free workplace. If interested contact Mrs. Appenzeller at Gill Podiatry Supply Co., phone number is 440-878-4700.
 
Do you love dogs? Little River Pet Resort is hiring! Check out the fliers posted in the job opportunities board and apply online.  
 
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. 
 
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Miscellaneous Information: 
Congratulations to Madeleine Finton who was recognized with a National Merit scholarship Letter of Commendation. Way to go Madeleine!
 
Congratulations to Madeleine Finton who took 6th place at the State Cross Country Championship Meet on Saturday in a new school record time of 18:30.5 earning her first team All-Ohio honors. This is the highest finish ever for any Columbia runner at the State Meet! We’re all so proud of you Madeleine!
 
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. 
 
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 2022The 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.
 
 Fees amay 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 payble to CHS to the main office.
 
 

About


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
 

Upcoming Events

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SAT testing not on site

Sat Dec 4 2021
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Band/Choir concert

Mon Dec 6 2021
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