Attention all seniors: An important email was sent to all senior parents stating that textbooks, school issued chromebooks, musical instruments and original sheet music must be returned to CHS this week. Drop off these items on Friday, May 29 from 8am until 12 noon. Contact our office or email Mr. Lynch at [email protected] if this time is not convenient.
Attention all underclassmen: An email was sent to all freshmen, sophomore and junior parents with important year end information on May 28. All student work for the fourth quarter must be submitted to teachers by 9 a.m. on Tuesday June 2. Make up and late work can be submitted for full credit up until that time. Please check in with your student to make sure they are wrapping up their work and finishing strong. If they are in need of any assistance, please encourage them to contact their teacher or CHS. Some students have text books, musical instruments, and sheet music that need to be returned to the school. The building will be open Wednesday, June 3 from 8 am-12 noon and Thursday, June 4 from 12 pm-3 pm 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. Lynhc at [email protected] Attention golfers: If you are interested in participating in the girls golf program this fall, contact Coach Schwartz at [email protected] If you are interested in the boys golf program, contact Mr. Jump at [email protected] or call at 440-236-1245.
Conditioning for high school athletics is now 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. Although we were disappointed to not be able to celebrate all together at our Senior Awards Night this year, we are very excited that you will be able to view this year's ceremony at home!!! This video would not have been possible without the assistance of all of our fantastic community groups! These groups are extremely generous to our seniors every year, and love presenting their awards in-person at our ceremony. This year, when we asked them to record their announcements, we knew it was no easy feat. But, as usual, this community rose to the challenge!!! We cannot thank them enough for their efforts to keep this recognition special for our seniors!!! We would also like to give a special "Thank You" to Jason Geanuracos for his editing talents and the hours he put into making all of the clips into one seamless video! Congratulations to all of you!!!
* Please note: Awards and scholarship information will be mailed to students.
Columbia High School's virtual graduation took place Saturday, May 16 at Columbia High School. We wish the entire Class of 2020 congratulations and best of luck with your futures! Reminder to all seniors that school is still in session. Once all requirements are met, your diplomas will be mailed to home residences the week of June 1.
An important email and separate attachment was sent to all senior parents. The attachment, which includes very important information about the Class of 2020 graduation, is available here . The parade route is still being finalized so please be patient for that to be posted. If you have any questions please call the high school at 440-236-5001.
As seen on twitter, this is the last week of school and 10 students will have a chance to win a $25 gift card of your choice in our PBIS The Raider Way drawing! Just post a picture demonstrating this week's word, RESPECT, to Twitter using #theRaiderWay, post to the padlet or email Mr. Lynch, Miss Neff or Mr. Bansek to post it for you. Week three winners for INTEGRITY will be announced today, May 26.
Please refer to the Our District homepage on this CLSD website for the most current information regarding closures and postponements due to the COVID-19 virus.
The school year is flying by. Don’t forget to order your yearbook. Don’t miss your chance of getting the limited edition collection of our stories from the 2019-2020 school year. Hang on to those great memories for years to come. Go to the link to order online today for $75.00. Columbia High School's Journalism Class has published the first edition of the Columbia Chronicle. Please enjoy and feel free to give Mrs. Taylor your feedback. Columbia Chronicle
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.
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.
FREE ACT and SAT Test Prep Boot Camps: Attention all high school students! College Now Greater Cleveland will be administering ONLINE ACT and SAT Test Prep Boot Camps! Each Boot Camp is a 16-hour course in which students will learn about and practice each section of these high-stakes college admissions exams. Click on the flier for dates and times and link to sign up!
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.
Columbia High School Cheerleading Tryouts are scheduled for Wednesday, June 10. All questions should be directed to Coach Shelby.
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.
Do you love working with animals and need community service hours? Ponytale Farms has openings in their volunteer programs for the spring, summer and fall. Options include pony rescue, farm work, and handling of animals. The farm is located at 13360 Cooley Rd. Call Elaine at 440-891-9992 for more information.
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. 19-20 school year required hours prior to graduation are seniors-10; juniors-15, 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 Mackenzie Marx and Jared Swartz, CHS Students of the Month for February. Watch for their pictures and bios displayed in the main hall showcase at CHS and in an upcoming edition of the Rural Urban. Congratulations Mackenzie and Jared.
Congratulations to senior Zoie Jarem for her accomplishments in the 2019-2020 Lorain County Scholastics Art Show! Zoie earned 5 awards at this years show including 2 Gold Key, 2 Silver Key, and 1 Honorable Mention awards. Zoie was honored with the "American Vision Award" this year, which placed her artwork as one of the top 5 pieces entered into the show out of the 900 that were accepted. Zoie will be attending the Cleveland Institute of Art next year, as Columbia's first in over 14 years.
Are you thinking warm thoughts and gearing up for a busy summer? Hastings Water Works is looking to hire students to lifeguard this summer at pools close to where they live. We staff pools all over Northeast Ohio and conduct all lifeguard training in-house with the American Red Cross for anyone not certified. All we require is that students who apply are strong swimmers. See the flier for more information. For specific questions, call the Hastings office at (440) 832-7705.
Raising Cane's Chicken in Strongsville is hiring. Please check-out the link if you are interested.
School hours for the 2019-2020 school year are 7:30 am - 2:48 pm.
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! See the flier for information and donation tiers and thank you for your support of the programs that enrich your children's educational experience at CLSD.
The open forum discussion club will be held on Mondays in Mrs. Musser's room after school. Come to hang out and talk about almost anything! Snacks will be provided.
Attention parents of Juniors: Please make sure your child received a voluntary donation letter to support the class of 2021 from Mr. Campbell. This yearly donation will help to eliminate fundraisers for the class throughout the year.
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.
Parking Permit applications are available. Eligible students must have a 1.5 cumulative GPA, a valid driver’s license, and proof of insurance coverage. Applications are to be completed and turned in to the main office. If your application is approved, the fee is $30 for full year or $15 for second semester only, cash or check made payable to CHS. Parking information is available here. If you were unable to attend the meeting, stop in the main office to make an appointment to review rules and regulations for parking 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.