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Friday, September 30, 2022
 
What every Raider needs to know today: 
Long pep assembly schedule today Friday, September 30. Homecoming pep assembly begins at 2:10 at the stadium weather permitting. Check the schedule and be on time for classes. 
 
Attention Parents and Students: 2022-2023 school fees have now been assessed to your account. Fee letters will be sent home on Monday, October 3 to all high school residences. Information on payment and due dates are listed on the fee letter. Also included in this mailing is a Free and Reduced Lunch application. If you feel your child may qualify, please fill out the application and return to the school office.
 
Themes for Spirit Week 
Friday: Class color/Raider: Freshmen-gray, Sophomores-Green, Juniors-White, Seniors-Black. 
All dress must be school appropriate
 
Prom King and Queen voting is open for all CHS students. Voting closes today at 12:00 noon.  Look for the survey sent to your Columbia email.   Any questions, see Miss Grimes. 2022 homecoming court candidates: Queen nominees: Mallory Hottell, Elise Aniol, Erin Lavinder, Emily Beck, and Alyssa Beach. King nominees: Frank Washburn, Hayden Garrow, Vincent Berardi, Tony Governale, and Michael Chapman. Congratulations. 
 
Congratulations to the girls golf team who qualified for districts on October 6. Go Raiders!
 
Attention Seniors: Your senior panoramic picture will be taken today, Friday, September 30 at 1:45 in the gym before the homecoming pep rally. JVS students will be released at 1:15 to return to CHS. All JVS seniors should report to the gym. Picture forms are available in the main office, from Mrs. West at the JVS,  or order online at mylifetouch.com and enter picture day ID: WP082002T0. Cost for the picture is $16.
 
Homecoming game is today, Friday, September 30 and the dance on October 1! If you are going to the game, make sure you buy your tickets online, no cash sales at gate. If you plan to take a guest who does not attend Columbia Schools, you must have a Guest form completed prior to buying tickets. Homecoming ticket sales continue through Friday, September 30. Before and after school sales will take place in the main hall by the gym and in the cafeteria during all lunch periods. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. Remember,  If you plan to take a guest who does not attend Columbia Schools, you must have a Guest form completed prior to buying tickets. Guest forms are in the main office at CHS and student services at the JVS. If you have any questions, email Miss Grimes at [email protected]
 
 
Women in STEM Conference: Saturday, October 8, 2022 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.iwasm.org The International Women's Air & Space Museum presents a FREE day of female STEM career exploration at Burke Lakefront Airport. See the flier for more information and how to reserve your spot by October 5. 
 
Chromebook Insurance Deadline: Attention parents who opted in for chromebook insurance on your OneView account. The payment is due by October 7. After the deadline you will not be able to purchase chromebook insurance for the current school year. Send in your $25,  cash or check made payable to Columbia Local Schools, to the main office at CHS. *You are unable to pay this fee on your PaySchools account. 

Attention Columbia Families: Join us for a Free Community Concert from 7:00-8:30 pm on October 6 in the High School gym! Take advantage of this great opportunity for a fun family outing without any admission fee! For more information, check out the flier here. 
 
Picture retakes are on November 10 from 10am until 12:30 if you were unable to have your picture taken on Wednesday. If you had your picture taken on Wednesday but did not purchase, you may turn in a paper form to Mrs. Kobe by Monday, September 26 or go to mylifetouch.com and enter Picture Day ID EVTDPFG8Q

Attention all Raider Families: Please remember to complete your online information on OneView and update your back to school forms AND login to PaySchools Central (PayForIt) and complete Free and Reduced lunch forms. THESE FORMS WERE DUE, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31.  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]
 
Door Decorating Contest- 3rd Period Classes: Key Club is sponsoring a door decorating contest for the month of September for Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Judging will take place at the end of the month and the winning 3rd period class will receive donuts. Forty-three children are diagnosed with cancer every month in the US, turning their lives completely upside down. Let's come together as a school to honor their courage and their families commitment to them. 
 
6th Annual Family Math and Literacy Night on the Farm! Tuesday, October 18 from 4:30 pm until dusk. See the flier for more information.  
 
Seniors may place orders online for cap/gown and senior items. The Jostens meeting at LCJVS is November 10 and orders can be placed at the JVS on Nov. 17 and Dec. 15. 
Sophomores  may place ring orders  online.

Attention Freshmen Parents: As the school year progresses, the amount of fundraising done by sports teams and other school groups will begin to increase. As the class adviser for the class of 2025, it will be my goal over the next three years to relieve some of the burden of fundraising on both the students and parents/guardians. If you would like to make a voluntary donation of $25.00 per year, it will greatly offset the costs of prom, class t-shirts, class flowers, class gifts, and other class activities. While we will continue to fundraise (basketball concession stands, Chipotle Nights, Applebee’s Nights), I am hoping that this voluntary donation will relieve the burden of selling candy, cookie dough, holiday catalogs, etc. Download the letter for more information.
 
The 2022 yearbooks are in! If you ordered a book, pick up your copy in the main office at CHS between the hours of 8am and 2pm.
 
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. PROOF OF VACCINATION WAS DUE SEPTEMBER 19, 2022.
 
Parking Permit applications:  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. 
 
Meetings for the Week:
Financial Aid NightDue to unforeseen circumstances, our Financial Aid Night has been postponed.  However, we are taking this opportunity to expand our offerings.  
 
Columbia High School & College Now of Greater Cleveland, on Wednesday, October 12 at 6 pm, will host an informational session.
 
The FAFSA workshop is on Thursday, October 13, where parents will be able to begin and/or complete their FAFSAs with the assistance of our College Now representative, Tylre Brock.  
Both of these events will take place at Columbia High School.  Attached, you will find two handouts to help as you prepare to complete the FAFSA. The Preparing to Complete the FAFSA and the FSA ID Worksheet.  We hope you can join us for one or both of these opportunities!
 
Guidance News:  
Attention JVS Juniors and Seniors: Please see the attached Columbia Community Foundation Board of Directors JVS Scholarship. Applications must be completed by students and turned in to the JVS Assistant Treasurer, Carrie Sillia, no later than September 30, 2022. The Scholarship can also be picked up in JVS Student Services.
 
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.

Report Cards: You may access and print a pdf. of your student’s report card in PowerSchool. 
 
Sports News:
Calling all Mini Cheer Campers! Columbia High School Cheerleading is hosting Mini Cheer Camp for grades Pre-School - 6th Grade! Come learn a chant, cheer and dance with the High School Cheerleaders and perform at the Varsity Football Game on Friday, October 14th at 7pm! Cost is $35/mini cheer camper and you will receive a t-shirt, tattoo and hair ribbon! Registration ends Monday, October 3rd so turn in your paperwork before then! We look forward to seeing you all there!   
 
Attention Raider Fans : No air horns or amplified noise makers are permitted in the stadium or gym.

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. Event passes may be purchased in the high school office for HS events; middle school office for middle school events as well as senior citizen passes. These are not available at the gate. Review this informational letter from Mr. Jump with details to purchase and pass details.   
 
Hey Students! Stop in the main office and buy your 5 event student athletic pass for only $20. This can be used at any home athletic event throughout the school year. If you buy your ticket online you pay $7.85 per ticket. The five event pass will save you a total of $19.25 over the admission of five events. 
 
Is your wardrobe ready for the fall sports season? Looking for some new RaiderWear? Check out Columbia Athletic Boosters newest styles! Go to our link or stop by our sales section at all home football games. Go Raiders!
 
Attention Athletes: Athletic forms are available on OneView, accessed from the high school home page and  must be completed prior to your child participating in 2022-2023 athletic programs.  All sections of your child's OneView account and current physicals uploaded no later than one week before the season begins. If you are unable to upload your child's physical form, all hard copies must be handed in to Trainer Adam by the deadline above.  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.
 
Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season (fall, winter and spring) were due on the sports picture day.  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. 
 
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. 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:
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.
 
Kemper House in Strongsville ( an alzheimer and dementia care facility)  is hiring. Go to their website to apply. 
 
Check out our   job postings board in the main entrance hall at CHS for more employment opportunities. 
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Miscellaneous Information:
Families may add monies to their PaySchools (PayForIt) account to cover meal costs and extras for their children. See the user guide here for setting up an account and for frequently asked questions.  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
 
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 PaySchoolsCentral 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. 
 
Columbia High School issued chromebooks and chargers:  Students are responsible for keeping chromebooks in good working order. If you have a damaged or chromebook that is not working properly, bring it to the main office for repair.  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.
 
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 are 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.  Agan 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.
 
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 6:50 am sharp. 
 
Attention Parents: Please take a moment to read the CLSD attendance policyPlease 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.
 
If your child is a new student attending Columbia High school , online registration must be completed on our OneView link. Click on our enrollment/registration tab on the left of this page for complete information. 
 
  -- 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.

Class supply lists are available here for fall 2022. 
 
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 $0.55
 

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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