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Today is Thursday, January 28, 2021  
What every Raider needs to know today: 
We began second semester on January 25. Make sure you check your schedules in powerschool for any changes to your class schedules. 
Fee letters were mailed this week 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. 
Attention JVS students: Just a friendly reminder that the Lorain County JVS High School has resumed their JVS Healthy Restart Plan as of Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  If you have any questions, please contact the JVS directly.
Attention SeniorsInhouse Senior pictures will take place today, Thursday, January 28 during the hours of 7:30 am and 12:00 pm in the high school gym.  Hybrid students have been assigned a photo time which will be mailed to all seniors on January 19 along with a senior letter. Watch for communication as well by email with this information. Hybrid students may check the sheets posted on the windows of the main office for your scheduled time. If you were scheduled for Wednesday and unable to keep your appointment, call the office to be put on the schedule for today, January 28. 
If you are an online only or JVS student and have not yet scheduled your appointment, please contact Mrs. Taylor at [email protected] or call the main office at 440-236-5001 to schedule an appointment time. This will ensure your photo will be included in the yearbook, on the class composite and in the Rural Urban Record as a member of the class of 2021. If you cannot be present at the inhouse picture days, contact the Brunswick Prestige Portraits studio at 
(330) 225-7666 to schedule an appointment no later than Saturday, March 13, 2021.
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. 
Are you interested in what the JVS has to offer? Come see the Lorain County JVS in person! Open House on Sunday, January 31 is a great opportunity to tour our building, see your lab space, and meet our incredible team of instructors. Students and parents welcome. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you MUST pre-register for this year's Open House event. If you do not pre-register by Wednesday, January 27, you will not be able to attend. REGISTER HERE!
Lorain County League Athletic Passes: Due to Covid 19 restrictions mandated by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Columbia High School is selling Lorain County League passes for admittance to home and away Lorain County competitions for winter 2020-2021. A reminder that these passes may only be used by adults at this time. Athletic events include girls basketball, boys basketball games and wrestling matches.  The conference is allowing each athlete and cheerleader to purchase two passes. The cost for high school basketball players is $60 per pass. High school cheerleaders will only cheer at home games; cost is $30 per pass. The cost for high school wrestlers is $15 per pass. Cash or check made payable to CHS. Admittance for all non-conference games is dictated by each school. Please contact your child's coach for more information on attendance at these events. High School passes are available in the main office during regular business hours. 
*** Please note: All rules and regulations mandated by the Lorain County Public Health department must be adhered to when attending an event. Failure to comply with social distancing, face coverings where indicated or ticket regulations will result in fan removal from the facility and forfeiture of the Lorain County League pass. No refunds will be issued.

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 and order today!
Attention winter 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 now past due. 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. Academic fees are due before athletes can board any school transportation to away sights.  

All online google meet sessions will meet for 30 minutes. The Friday student google meet schedule. 
Academic Fees were due November 5. If you desire a payment plan, contact the main office. 
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. With the holidays coming up, this could make the perfect gift. Please visit the this  link  to order online. If you would prefer to use a hard copy, they are available in the main office, check or cash payable to CHS.
This year's science fair will use a virtual science fair platform. Projects will be due in February, with the specific date to be determined. The Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair, Mohican District Science Fair, and State Science Fair will all be virtual science fairs. For further information, please contact Mrs. Karl.
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Congratulations to Sophia Young and Zakary Zeinert who have been chosen as Students of the Month for December. Watch for their biographies and pictures in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban and in the front hall at CHS. Congratulations Sophie and Zak.  

JVS students Please read the JVS principal's message; and the updated remote learning schedule HERE

Fee letters were mailed to home residences on Thursday, October 8. Fees from past years and unreturned CLSD property are overdue. Fees for the the 20-21 school year were due on November 5, the last day of the first grading period. 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 all seniors and sophomoresGraduation announcements and cap and gown ordering and class ring ordering are still accepted online at 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. 
All students are able to 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. Free and Reduced Lunch forms were given out to all students at Orientation. If you feel your child is eligible, please fill out the application and return to school asap.  
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.   Your senior must have this vaccine by September 21.
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.  
Guidance News:   
Sports News: 
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] 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. 
Lorain County League Athletic Passes: Due to Covid 19 restrictions mandated by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Columbia High School is selling Lorain County League passes for admittance to home and away Lorain County competitions for winter 2020. Athletic events include basketball and wrestling.  The conference is allowing each athlete and cheerleader to purchase two passes. Watch this site for the cost for high school athletes for winter sports. Cash or check made payable to CHS. Admittance for all non-conference games is dictated by those schools. Please contact your child's coach for more information on attendance at these events. High School passes are available in the main office during regular business hours. 
Please note: All rules and regulations mandated by the Lorain County Public Health department must be adhered to when attending an event. Failure to comply with social distancing, face coverings where indicated or ticket regulations will result in fan removal from the facility and forfeiture of the Lorain County League pass. No refunds will be issued.  
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. 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
Miscellaneous Information: 
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.   
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] 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.


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

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