Monday, September 21, 2020
What every Raider needs to know today: Congratulations to homecoming King: Joe Governale and Queen: Averey Lavinder who were crowned Friday evening, September 18. Watch the ceremony here.
Attention seniors: Check your email and complete your senior clarification form by October 1.
Picture retakes and #2 Virtual students picture date: Friday, October 23, 12:00-5:00 pm.
Jostens Cap/Gown/Announcement and Ring order drop off is Friday, September 25 from 2:00-3:00 in high school turnaround.
OneView EMA’s overdue! Please complete today!
Seniors: Proof of meningitis vaccination due today, Monday, September 21.
Here are the details:
School Pictures: Pictures were taken on September 14 and 15, if your child's picture was taken and you would like to order a packet, you may do so online through lifetouch. Enter Picture ID # EVTKSWK62. To ensure our virtual students are included in the yearbook, all virtual students are invited to have their pictures taken on Friday, October 23 from 12:00-5:00 pm in the high school gym. Friday, October 23 is also our retake day. Once students receive their packages in October, if you are not satisfied with your pictures you may return it during the picture hours on October 23 and have retakes at no additional expense. Students or their parents/guardians having pictures taken on October 23 are to park behind the school in the gym lot and enter the gym through the outside doors. If you have any questions, call the high school office at 440-236-5001 and ask for Mrs. Kobe.
Attention all seniors! If you were unable to attend the Jostens meeting to receive information about Graduation announcements and cap and gown ordering packets are available in the main office at CHS. Virtual and JVS seniors packets are able to be picked up at CHS. The drive through order drop off is Friday, September 25 between 2:00-3:00. Any questions, see Mrs. Kobe.
Attention all sophomores: It's class ring time! If you were unable to attend the meeting to receive information about class ring ordering, pick up a packet in the main office at CHS . Virtual and JVS students may pick up packets at CHS as well. The drive through order drop off is Friday, September 25 between 2 and 3 in the circle in front of CHS. Any questions, see Mrs. Kobe.
Attention Class of 2021: Please check your Columbia email and fill out your senior clarification form. On this form, you will list how you would like your name printed on your diploma. Your high school diploma is an official document and it is highly recommended that your diploma has the same name that is on your birth certificate. Please complete as soon as possible. If the form is not returned by the deadline of October 1, your diploma will be printed with the name on your birth certificate. Any questions, see Mrs. Kobe.
The Emergency Medical Forms on OneView are now open to be completed for the 2020-2021 school year. All parents and guardians are to login, click on the view and submit forms, click on the student demographics and EMA, and review the information and sign and date the bottom of the online form. It is imperative that the parent/guardian emails and phone numbers are correct on OneView to assure accurate and timely communication between the district and our families. Completion of the 2020-2021 EMA for your child is long overdue, please complete immediately and thank you to those parents who have done so.
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. Your senior must have this vaccine by September 21.
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.
Looking for some new RaiderWear? You are in luck. Check out the RaiderWear Order Form to see what's available. Place your order by October 1 for October 15th pick up at Copopa Elementary from 6-7:30 pm. See the order form for more details.
All students are able to receive free breakfast and lunch through the end of December 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. Free and Reduced Lunch forms were given out to all students at Orientation. If your child did not bring one home, please call the office and we will give one to your child.
Check out the Columbia High School Virtual Open House. Click on the black toggle on the left of your screen and meet our staff!
Columbia High School is taking all safety precautions to make the start of the 2020-2021 school year as safe as possible for our students and staff. Please take the time to read our CHS Restart Guidelines start plan.
Attention all underclassmen: Many students still have school issued textbooks, 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]
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.
Conditioning for high school athletics is 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 liability waiver. The waiver must be signed turned in prior to taking part in summer practices.
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.
Cleveland State University has created a virtual visit event on Friday, October 16, at 11am. Follow the zoom link on October 16 to see all that CSU has to offer. Looking for more information about CSU? Click the link to book a virtual meeting.
Attention all parents of athletes interested in participating in high school sports: 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.OneView must be completed prior to each season and a valid physical must be uploaded. Remember that all physicals are valid for one calendar year.
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. 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 fall 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. Fee letters will be sent the week of August 10. You may request a payment plan by contacting Beth Kobe at 440-236-5001 or [email protected].us
Lorain County League Athletic Passes: Due to Covid 19 restrictions mandated by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Columbia High School is selling Lorain County League passes for admittance to home and away Lorain County competitions for fall 2020. Athletic events include football, volleyball and soccer games. The conference is allowing each athlete, cheerleader and marching band member to purchase two passes. The cost for high school athletes and cheerleaders is $30; marching band members will perform at home football games only and this cost for the pass is $15. Cash or check made payable to CHS. Admittance for cross country, golf and all non-conference games is dictated by those schools. Please contact your child's coach for more information on attendance at these events. High School passes are available in the main office during regular business hours Wednesday, August 26 through Friday, August 28.
Please note: All rules and regulations mandated by the Lorain County Public Health department must be adhered to when attending an event. Failure to comply with social distancing, face coverings where indicated or ticket regulations will result in fan removal from the facility and forfeiture of the Lorain County League pass. No refunds will be issued.
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.
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.
Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony is available for viewing on youtube.
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High School Student purchased academic supply lists
are now available
. We ask that all parents/guardians provide for their children a backpack that they will keep with them throughout the day. Lockers will not be assigned or used this year. Other important items we ask parents/guardians to provide: a water bottle with child's name on it, personal size hand sanitizer, personal size tissues, an individual pencil sharpener and earbuds or earphones for chromebook use when needed in classrooms.
Best Buy in Strongsville is having hiring fairs: Thursday, Septemeber 24 and Friday, September 25 and Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4. Rate starts at $15 an hour as well as choice of benefits. Great way to start saving for college or your after graduation goals.
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.
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.