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Daily Announcements

Summer 2020 
 
General Information:
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 all underclassmen: Many students still have school issued  text books, 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]
 
Attention golfers:  If you are interested in participating in the girls golf program this fall, contact Coach Schwartz at [email protected] If you are interested in the boys golf program, contact Mr. Jump at [email protected] or call at 440-236-1245.
 
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 liablity waiver. The waiver must be signed turned in prior to taking part in summer practices. 

Columbia High School's virtual graduation took place Saturday, May 16 at Columbia High School.  We wish the entire Class of 2020 congratulations and best of luck with your futures! Reminder to any seniors who did not pick up their diplomas: Call the high school office and set up a time to come in to pick it up. 
 
Columbia High School's Journalism Class has published the Columbia Chronicle. Please enjoy and feel free to give Mrs. Taylor your feedback.  Columbia Chronicle
 
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.   
 
Guidance News:  
FREE ACT and SAT Test Prep Boot Camps: Attention all high school students!  College Now Greater Cleveland will be administering ONLINE ACT and SAT Test Prep Boot Camps! Each Boot Camp is a 16-hour course in which students will learn about and practice each section of these high-stakes college admissions exams. Click on the flier for dates and times and link to sign up! 
 
Sports News: 
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. 
 
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.  
 
Community Service:
Do you love working with animals and need community service hours? Ponytale Farms has openings in their volunteer programs for the spring, summer and fall. Options include pony rescue, farm work, and handling of animals. The farm is located at 13360 Cooley Rd.  Call Elaine at 440-891-9992 for more information. 
 
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. 19-20 school year required hours prior to graduation are seniors-10; juniors-15, 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: 
Job Opportunities: 
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.
 
School hours for the 2019-2020 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm.
 
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.
 
Parking Permit applications are available. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage.  Applications are to be completed and turned in to the main office. If your application is approved, the fee is $30 for full year or $15 for second semester only, cash or check made payable to CHS. Parking information is available here.  If you were unable to attend the meeting, stop in the main office to make an appointment to review rules and regulations for parking 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.
 

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
 

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