Today is Friday, May 7, 2021
What every Raider needs to know today:
JV and Varsity Baseball games for tomorrow have been rescheduled to next Saturday, May 15. Varsity at Holy Name, JV v. Holy Name, both games at 11:00 am
ALL SENIORS REPORT TO THE GYM THIS MORNING AT 8:00 AM FOR YOUR SENIOR PANORAMIC PICTURE, due to the wet weather. Superlatives will be awarded in the cafeteria following the picture.
Attention Seniors: Graduation applications are due today, May 7.
All seniors are to report at 8:00 am for the senior panoramic picture on Friday, May 7. Please report to the gym. Extra forms to purchase the panoramic picture are available. After the photo, superlatives will be awarded. Seniors are dismissed for the rest of the day.
Congratulations to the following seniors who have been voted on to prom court by their classmates: Queen Candidates are Logan Fess, Rebecca Pritt, Hailey Spikes, Kacie Hamman, Miranda Keller, and Aubrie Kliment. King Candidates: Andrew Bartel, Brandon Fisher, Sergio Garibotti, Trevor Hottell, George Wilson and Zak Zeinert.
Congratulations to Averey Lavinder and Trevor Hottell who have been chosen as the Students of the Month for April and Jenna Butler and Jeff Grzywna who have been chosen as the Students of the Month for May. Watch for their biographies and pictures in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban and in the front hall at CHS. Congratulations Avery, Trevor, Jenna and Jeff.
Any boys interested in competing in boys soccer in the fall of 2021, please sign up in the main office.
All golfers interested in competing on the girls and boys golf teams in the fall should sign up in the main office. You may also email Mr. Jump if you are interested at [email protected].us.
A Night Under the Stars: All students attending the cruise on Sunday May 23rd 7:00-10:00pm are reminded to turn in their waivers to the main office asap. Dinner will be provided along with a DJ and a whole lot of fun. Dress code will be formal attire. All students and guests will be transported by bus to and from the Goodtime. They will board the buses at Columbia High School at 6:00pm. Riding the bus is mandatory to board the ship. NO EXCEPTIONS! Masks will be required at all times and all COVID guidelines will be followed the entire evening. Please call Amy Stair at 440-552-5377 with any questions.
Attention class of 2021: On Friday, April 16, an important email was sent to parents of all seniors. Please check your email and/or view the information here. Please read it carefully as there is time sensitive information in all three letters. The grad application must be returned to CHS no later than Friday, May 7 in person or by email to [email protected] April Letter, Graduation Application, Commencement Reminders. March 22 letter
***: Prom King and Queen will be announced at the 2021 Extravaganza at Swings and Things on May 7.
*** Seniors please pick up your order form for the senior panoramic picture in the main office at CHS. It will be taken Friday, morning, May 7 in the gym at 8:00 am followed by the awarding of the senior superlatives. Seniors Pictures may also be prepaid by going to mylifetouch.com and entering picture day ID WP080010T0, cost is $18.
*** Seniors may pick up their cap and gown and announcements in the main office. All orders must be paid in full. Cash only is accepted at CHS, you may pay online with a credit card on jostens.com. Bring proof of payment if you are paying online.
*** Commencement Update: The ceremony is scheduled to be held at Southwest General Stadium at CHS on Friday, May 21 at 7:00 pm. There are rain dates assigned. Each graduate who is participating in the graduation ceremony will receive a SIX tickets for seating in the home side stands. Tickets will be available for pickup beginning May 13 from the main office at CHS. An email from Mr. Lynch with more details was sent on March 22. In addition to the six, friends and family may sit in visitor's side, socially distanced, bring chairs and sit outside the stands or stand along the fence. Masks are required.
***Attention Juniors and Seniors: Invitations were sent out the week of March 30 to students' emails for the 2021 Extravaganza at Swings and Things. The event will take place on Friday, May 7 from 4:00-8:00 pm. This event is free to all Columbia juniors and seniors although a ticket is required for admission. Tickets will be distributed upon request from Mr. Campbell the week of April 12 during school hours.
***-- All fees, fines, lunch charges and the return of any CLSD property must be taken care of before diplomas 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.
Music Awards Night: The CLSD music department will be celebrating our CMS and CHS Marching Band, CHS Concert Band, and CHS choir musicians with a Music awards night on Friday, May 14 , 2021 in the high school gymnasium.Two attendees will be permitted to attend per student. Please fill out our RSVP if you plan to attend in person or virtually
Looking to make some extra cash this summer ? Check out our job postings board in the main entrance hall at CHS.
2020/2021 Yearbooks orders are now being accepted for $75. This yearbook is one of the most important for students to have, as it is documenting how we are living during a pandemic. Please visit the this link to order online. If you would prefer to use a hard copy of the order form, they are available in the main office, check or cash payable to CHS.
Attention Junior parents: Immunizations for the Class of 2022: 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. See the letter here from Lorain County Public Health for more information.
Here are the details:
New Bell Schedule: We are on a new bell schedule for 4th quarter. Your lunch period may have changed, check with your teacher. Also the warning bell at 8:07 indicates you to go to your 10th period class to get your chromebook for the day. Your teachers will have their doors open at the 8:07 bell. Late arrival, Early release and CCP students who don’t have a 10th period class, may pick up and drop off your chromebooks in the attendance 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.
Attention all students who have parking passes: Please make sure you park in your new assignment for the rest of the school year.
Attention CHS parents: The district has returned to a 5-day per week model of instruction for grades kindergarten through 12th beginning Monday, April 12, 2021. Quick reminder that 1st period begins at 8:12 am. New class time schedule can be seen here.
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.
The Lorain County Workforce Developmental Agency is partnering with LCCC, LCJVS, the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce and Team NEO to offer a Virtual Career fair on May 20th. 30-40 businesses are expected to participate and many employers are registered, representing a variety of industries with all level of jobs needing to be filled.
Attention young football fans! The 2021 Youth Camp is now taking applications for their June camp. See the flier.
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 league 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.
Attention spring 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. Pay to participate fees of $150 per sport per season were due on the spring sports picture day, Tuesday, March 23. 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. Current academic fees are due before athletes can board any school transportation to away sights.
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
The Calvert/APEX Online Only learning pathway will continue to be in place for this school year for students that are currently learning in this model. If you are currently in the Online Only model, you will remain there until the end of this school year. Please click HERE for important information and dates as we make our way to a safe return. Please note that there are days that school will not be in session due to the staff receiving the vaccine and in-service days to prepare for the return. While we know that additional days off are not ideal, we need to prepare the rooms, buildings and the curriculum.
Fee letters were mailed January 26 listing outstanding fees as well as new fees assessed for students returning to hybrid classes. Fees are also able to 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.