Friday, October 23, 2020
What every Raider needs to know today:
Cross Country News: Late Tuesday morning, ticket purchasing information for the District cross country meet was sent to the parent emails of athletes participating on Saturday, October 24 at LCCC. Please contact Jeff Jump at 440-236-1245 or by email at [email protected] if you have any questions or did not receive an email. Purchasing will stay open until all tickets allotted to CHS have been sold.
Varsity football returns today, Friday, with a home game v. Genoa at 7 pm. Each member of the football team, varsity cheer squad and marching band will receive two ticket vouchers from their coaches. These vouchers can be taken to the ticket gate on Friday night. Each voucher is to be returned for purchase of one admission for $6. Please do not give money to coaches. Bring the voucher and money to the game on Friday. No ticket will be issued without a voucher.
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.
Picture retakes and #2 Virtual students picture date: TODAY, Friday, October 23, 12:00-5:00 pm. If you were unhappy with your picture, return the entire packet on Friday to receive your picture retake free of charge. Forms available in the media center when you arrive if you were not photographed in September. To purchase package online, enter picture ID # EVTZC8DKT at mylifetouch.com . Students entering the building for school photos must use the entrance by the Media Center doors in the cafeteria parking lot. You may park there for picture retakes only. Pictures will be taken in the media center. Any JVS student who would like to have pictures taken at CHS may do so on Friday. Extra forms will be available from the photographers. For students in grade 9-11 not yet photographed, including virtual students, this photo event will ensure your picture will be included in the 2021 yearbook.
Fee letters were mailed to home residences on Thursday, October 8. Fees from past years and unreturned CLSD property are due now. Fees for the the 20-21 school year are due on November 5, the last day of the first grading period. 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 marching band, or a high school driver you may choose those fees and add to your payment options.
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School Pictures are in. Pick up during your lunch periods or in the main office at CHS.
There is a limited supply of 2019-2020 Yearbooks available for sale for $75.00. Stop in the main office to purchase today.
Attention all seniors and sophomores! Graduation announcements and cap and gown ordering and class ring ordering are still accepted online at jostens.com. Fliers are available in CHS main 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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Meetings for the Week:
Attention Juniors: CHS will be giving the PSAT/NMSQT on January 26, 2021 for students who were unable to test in October. The PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year. The test is 2 hours, 45 minutes long and has sections on Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. There is no cost for the students, fees are paid for by CLSD. For more information, check your school email.
Seniors & parents, check out these virtual workshops offered through @CollegeNowGC . All are free & you can participate from home!
Attention all college bound students: Sign up today! Free ACT or SAT prep through @CollegeNowGC
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.
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 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 and winter 2020. Athletic events include basketball and wrestling. The conference is allowing each athlete and cheerleader to purchase two passes. Watch this site for the cost for high school athletes for winter sports. Cash or check made payable to CHS. Admittance for 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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Miranda Keller and Andrew Bartel who have been chosen as September’s Student of the Month.
Congratulations to homecoming King: Joe Governale and Queen: Averey Lavinder who were crowned Friday evening, September 18. Watch the ceremony here.
Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony is available for viewing on youtube.
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.
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.