Today is Friday, April 16, 2021
What every Raider needs to know today:
Varsity Baseball will play at Firelands today, Friday, April 16. JV Baseball will have no game today.
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.
Community service hours: Clean up day at Columbia Park on Sunday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. Please bring your own rake and gloves. Sign up in the guidance office.
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.
Attention Seniors: Prom court ballots will be emailed to all seniors after spring break. Watch your email and please vote in a timely manner. King and Queen will be announced at the 2021 Extravaganza at Swings and Things on May 7.
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 14th, 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
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.
Looking to make some extra cash this summer ? Check out our job postings board in the main entrance hall at CHS.
End of Course testing: April 22-April 27 testing will take place at CHS. See the important testing letter attached. 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:
Class of 2021: Important information was emailed to all senior parents on Monday, March 22. Please check your email and/or download the letter here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school at 440-236-5001.
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 will receive a set number of tickets to be distributed to their families. An email from Mr. Lynch with more details was sent on March 22.
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.
A Night Under the Stars: The after prom committee parents have been working hard and are happy to announce an exciting evening on the GOODTIME III Cruise ship. The sunset cruise will take place on Sunday May 23rd 7:00-10:00pm. 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! Cost of the tickets will be $40/each. Masks will be required at all times and all COVID guidelines will be followed the entire evening. Due to COVID restriction limits ticket sales will start with just seniors and their guests. Remaining tickets may be purchased by contacting Amy Stair at 440-552-5377. Due to changes always occurring a waiver will be required closer to date. After this crazy year we are thrilled this can happen so come sail away and enjoy A Night Under the Stars!
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.
Columbia High School is taking all safety precautions for the 2020-2021 school year to keep our students and staff safe. 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.
Scores from Wednesday night's track meet. Boys: Columbia 83, Black River 73, Clearview 8 Girls: Black River 62, Columbia 59, Clearview 26 What a great first meet to open up our brand new track. Very Proud of our Raiders!
Attention Raider Fans: On behalf of the Columbia Local Schools Track and Field Programwe 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.