Tuesday, August 9, 2022
What every Raider needs to know today:
Attention all Raider Families: Here’s your chance to be entered to win a gift card and a Columbia sweatshirt! All you have to do is login to OneView and update your back to school forms AND login to PaySchools Central (PayForIt) and complete Free and Reduced lunch forms. All students that have their information completed by noon on Friday, August 19 will be entered in a drawing and five students will win a gift card and sweatshirt. On the OneView platform, please note that the chromebook insurance option for the 2022-2023 school year must be chosen and $25 payment made by September 30. If you have any difficulty accessing your account, please contact the high school office at (440) 236-5001 or email Beth Kobe at [email protected]
The High School main office is open Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. 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 reopen on August 15.
The 2022 yearbooks are in! If you ordered a book you may pick up your copy in the main office at CHS beginning Monday, August 8 between the hours of 8am and 2pm. If you indicated on your order that you wanted your yearbook shipped to your home, it should arrive by August 20.
The Athletic Parent Portal on OneView is now available. Please login and update your child's account. These were due by Monday, July 25 for all students who participate in fall sports, cheerleading or marching band.
Save the date: Fall sports and Marching band photos, both group and individual was taken on Wednesday, August 10. If you did not purchase by August 10 for your athlete or band members, you may purchase by following the link and enter the appropriate picture day ID. Fall Sports: EVTRCS2T4 and for Marching Band: EVTVSBP92
CLSD Chromebook Repair Program: CLSD will have a Chromebook turn in program to repair any issues a current student is having with their Chromebook. Just fill out this form and turn the Chromebook in at the Administration Office, between 9 am and 3 pm. The Administration Office is located at 25796 Royalton Road. The Chromebook will be available for pick up at the Administration Office on Friday, August 19 from 9 am to 3 pm. Please be aware that depending on the issue, a cost may occur to repair the device which will be added to your school fees. If a cost is warranted, we will contact you before making any repairs. Any questions please contact Troy Bunner, Director of Operations and Technology, at [email protected] Thank you and GO RAIDERS!
Important Notice for Family and Fans supporting CLSD events! Beginning August 2022, Columbia Local Schools will use online ticketing for all onsite events through the TicketSpicket platform. There will be no cash sales at the gates for any CLSD events that require paid tickets. Review this informational letter from Mr. Jump with details to purchase.
The PowerSchool Parent Portal is currently closed and will reopen in August. Please note, once opened, report cards cannot be viewed on the app. You must login to the PowerSchool website to view and print report cards.
Columbia High School Open House: Wednesday, August 24 from 6:00-7:00 pm.
New Student and Freshman Orientation: Wednesday, August 24 at 5:15 pm.
First day of school is Wednesday, August 31.
School Meals for the 2022-2023 School year: As of August 2022, the federal government will no longer subsidize meals for ALL students. Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are:
- Student Breakfast $2.00
- Student Lunch $3.50
- Milk $0.50
Families may add monies to their PaySchools (PayForIt) account to cover meal costs and extras for their children. The 2022-2023 school year Application for Free and Reduced Meals can now be accessed and filled out. If you would like to submit an application, you may download the form here.
The Senior class meeting with Jostens representative, Rodd Torbert to discuss the purchase of caps/gowns, announcements, and seniors items is on September 12 at Columbia High School at 8:40 am in the gym. The Jostens meeting at LCJVS is at a date to be determined. Orders can be placed on September 15 and September 22 during all lunch periods in the CHS cafeteria. You may also order online.
Sophomore class meeting with Jostens representative, Rodd Torbert is on September 12 at 8:20 am. to discuss class ring purchases. Orders can be placed on September 15 and September 22 during all lunch periods in the CHS cafeteria. You may also order online.
Student portaits will be taken at CHS on Wednesday, September 21 beginning at 7:40 am. All students will have pictures taken for ID purposes. If you would like to purchase this photo, photo forms will be available the first week of school. You will also be able to purchase these online. Once that link is available you will be able to access it here.
Please make sure all past 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.
Attention CHS students: You may keep your Columbia High School issued chromebooks and chargers for all students who are returning to CHS in the fall. Students are responsible for keeping chromebooks in good working order. If you have lost or damaged your charger, you are responsible for replacing it. They are available on Amazon. Make sure you check the model name before ordering a replacement.
*** If you are not returning to CHS, including students heading to the JVS, you must turn in your school issued chromebooks and chargers prior to the last day of school. If chromebooks and chargers are not returned you will be charged for these items and it will be posted to your PayForIt account totaling $290.00.
Attention athletes: Get ready for the 2022-2023 sports season and sign up to get your physicals! Print your copy of the 2022-2023 Pre-Participation Physical Form here and fill out the history section before going to an appointment for your physical. OneView is now open and available for you to update your fall season forms and your child's current physical. If you are unable to upload your child's physical form onto OneView, all hard copies must be handed in to Trainer Adam no later than July 25. You may also email them to Beth Kobe at [email protected] and she will be able to assist you and then give a copy to trainer Adam. Please update OneView no later than July 25 to be ready for the fall sports season.
Report Cards: You may access and print a pdf. of your student’s report card in PowerSchool. School hours for the 2022-2023 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm. If your child is a new student attending Columbia High school this fall, online registration must be completed on our OneView link. Click on our enrollment/registration tab on the left of this page for complete information. Class supply lists are available here for fall 2022. Take advantage of summer sales and get your supplies early. Attention parents: Immunizations for the Class of 2023: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 2 doses of the Meningococcal (meningitis) vaccine. Your child may have already had this vaccine; however, the school may not have proof on file. Please see the attached letter. Attention Parents: School fees for the 2021-2022 are 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.
Parking Permit applications will be accepted in August. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance coverage and return the completed application with the $30 fee to the main office. Parking information is available here. Permits will be ready for pickup beginning August 15 and will be valid for the 2022-2023 school year. 2021-2022 permits are no longer valid. The fee 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.
Attention Fall Athletes: Athletic forms are available on OneView, accessed from the high school home page and must be completed prior to your child participating in athletic programs for the 2022 fall season. All OneView forms must be updated each season. All sections of your child's OneView account were due by July 25. If you are unable to upload your child's physical form, all hard copies must be handed in to Trainer Adam no later than July 25. When completing please make sure you click on the 2022-2023 tab to complete the correct school year forms. 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 or with Trainer Adam no later than July 25 and we would be happy to upload for you.
Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season (fall, winter and spring) are due on the sports picture day. The fall sports and marching band photo session is Wednesday, August 10. There is an option to pay the athletic participation 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. 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.
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 of 20 hours. Students should attempt to complete 5 hours per school year. Hours completed over the summer are eligible for use as required hours for graduation.
Looking for a summer job that keeps you outside? Red Tail Golf Club in Avon is looking for ground maintenance workers over the summer for $13/hr. If interested, email Shane Fannin at [email protected] or call the course at (440) 937-6018.
Cleveland Metroparks, Hinckley Reservation is hiring concession positions. Food and Beverage cashier starting at $12. See the flier in the help wanted case for more information.
Are you looking for a fun summer job? Check out the Dairy Grove Old Fashioned Ice cream in North Ridgeville and check out the the listing in the Job listing case at CHS and join the team!
Landscapers needed for spring and summer. Check out the flier here and on the job board at CHS. Do you love dogs? Little River Pet Resort is hiring! Check out the fliers posted in the job opportunities board and apply online.
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 our All-Ohio Track Athletes - Madeleine Finton who took 4th place in the 1600 m. race and Elijah Goodman who placed 7th in the 300 m. hurdles at the state track meet at Jesse Owens Stadium at the Ohio State University. Madeleine took 9th in the Great season to all Raider Track athletes!
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 Parents and Guardians: Join our local Columbia PTO and become a partner in your child's education! Look for the fllier in the fall details and how to sign up!
Athletic Season Passes: Season passes will be available for purchase in the main office for home athletic events in August. 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.
Parent Reminder: Update your EMA information on the OneView Parent Portal and agree to our Chromebook Agreement in August. 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.
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.
Attention Parents: Please take a moment to read the CLSD attendance policy. Please call in absences on the high school main line 440-236-5001 and ask for Mrs. Boetticher , attendance secretary. For more information, please click here and scroll down to the attendance section .
Power School Information: Access PowerSchool from the HS website. If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.
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 may 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.
-- 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 payable to CHS to the main office.