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January 2021 
CMS Parent/Guardians: In the last CMS Parent Newsletter there was information in regards to the Parent University Virtual Meeting. TODAY, Wednesday, January 27 from 4:00-4:30 Mrs. Figliano and Mr. Magyar will host the first Virtual Meeting for parents. The topic will be "How To Keep Your Kids Connected." The Google Meets link below will allow you into the meeting, if you have any issues with the link please contact us at 440.236.5741. If you are unable to attend, the information from the meeting will be posted on the Parent University website. We look forward to seeing you! 
Fee letters will be mailed this week listing outstanding fees as well as new fees assessed for students returning to hybrid classes. Payments may be made online through the payforit system or by check or cash in the office. 
LCJVS Open House: Come see the Lorain County JVS in-person! Open House is a great opportunity to tour the  building, see your lab space, and meet the incredible team of instructors. Students and parents welcome. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, you MUST pre-register for this year's Open House event. If you do not pre-register by Wednesday, January 27, you will not be able to attend. 
Date: January 31, 2021 ~ Time: 12:30 pm - 3:30pm. ~  Register Here!
LCJVS Preview Days: JVS Preview Days gives you the chance to join a LIVE Zoom session and sit in on the class of your choice. Wondering what exactly happens during a real JVS lab? Now is your chance to find out! A moderator will be online to help answer questions during the class. Registration is required. Students and parents welcome. Date: January 27-28, 2021 Register Here! 
Mrs. Filer's and Mrs. Acker's 5th grade slideshow for frontline healthcare workers at Southwest General Health Center.  View HERE 

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. 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.

Science Fair: Any student in grades 5-8 interested in participating in science fair this year needs to contact Mrs. Karl at [email protected]
 All science fairs will be virtual science fairs, including the Northeastern Ohio Science and Engineering Fair (grades 7-12), Mohican District Science Fair (grades 5-12), and State Science Fair. Students will need to have their project topic approved before beginning research. Projects will be due in February for judging with the exact date to be announced at a later date. Contact Mrs. Karl if you have any questions.
Lorain Public Library Access Card Application: Applications were sent home with all students. An Access Card does not need an ID, or a signature for registration – just date of birth and contact information. Applications may be turned in to the school office or directly to the library.  Print an application HERE

5-8 Student Council: Any hybrid or online student interested in student council will need to join the CMS Student Council google classroom using the code: aoon3pg  Email Mrs. Sorensen with any questions!
2019-2020 Yearbooks: Extra yearbooks are still available for purchase in the office for $15. 
Lorain County League Winter Athletic Passes: Due to Covid 19 restrictions mandated by Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Columbia Middle School is selling Lorain County League passes for admittance to home and away Lorain County competitions for 2020.  Each family who would like to purchase a Lorain County League pass for admittance to home and away conference games may do so in the school offices. LC8 athletic competitions for basketball, wrestling (conference dual meets only), and cheerleading will allow 2 fans per athlete. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. If you plan to attend a home and/or away competition, a LC8 game pass must be purchased.
Two passes are available per player. Passes are for Adults only. The cost is $40 per pass for basketball, $10 per pass for Wrestling and $20 per pass for cheerleaders (home games only).
All middle school basketball games will be played at Columbia High School this year. The gym may need to be cleared between 7th and 8th grade games due to social distancing rules. This will be mandated on a game to game basis and an announcement will be made if it will be enforced.
*** 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. 
Columbia Middle 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 CMS Restart Guide. Also, to help avoid some confusion for the upcoming school year, CMS will have short video clips available soon in regards to procedures at CMS- stay tuned!  

View the 2020-2021 updated Attendance Policy 8.5.20.pdf 
Power School Information: Access PowerSchool from the MS website (toggle on left). If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS. 
Are you interested in knowing what we offer at our middle school? Click on the link to check out our CMS Course Selection Guide for the 2020-2021 school year. See Mrs. Figliano with any questions.
New students attending CMS for the 2020-2021 year: You must contact our registrar, Liz Wenzel. 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] to set up an appointment to complete the enrollment process. We request you do not arrive at the administration center without an appointment.  
Academic Fees: Students who participate in extracurricular activities that require bus transportation will be denied that privilege if school 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 office with cash (exact amount), check or credit card or mail your payment to the middle school. If you require a payment plan, contact Mrs. Bowes  in the main office. A signed payment plan contract will allow students with outstanding fees to continue to use school transportation.   
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7/8 Boys Basketball: Contact Coach Kilpatrick at [email protected] with any questions.
7/8 Wrestling: Contact Coach Geaneracous with any questions at [email protected]
Student-Athletes: All student-athletes must complete the athletic forms on OneView prior to the first mandatory practice of the season. A current OHSAA Physical Form must be uploaded in PDF format on the OneView site and hard copy submitted to your child’s coach no later than the first official day of practice. Students will not be permitted to participate in any practice without the submission of the online forms on the OneView portal on our website. The hard copy of your child’s current physical form must be on file or submitted to your child’s coach no later than the first official day of practice. See the Oneview instructions HERE for first time users to create an account. OHSAA sports physicals are valid for one calendar year. The 2020/2021 OHSAA Preparticipation Physical Form is available in the information rack across from the office or downloaded HERE  

Attention parents of all athletes: Due to Covid 19, the sports in-person parent meeting has been suspended. In order to be in compliance with the OHSAA, please go to your child's OneView account and complete the new entry in Section One, Mandatory OHSAA Parent Meeting. View the PowerPoint presentation and indicate you have understood its contents in the drop down box.   

Participation Fees: The 2020-2021 athletic participation fee is $150 per athlete per season with a $300 family cap per season for athletes in 7-12 grade. This fee is due no later than the first athletic contest. School transportation for all extra curricular activities will be denied until all past and current school fees are paid.
Schedules and Information: Click on the CMS Athletics link on the left.
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.   


Columbia Middle School
13646 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5741
(440) 236-9274 fax 
Robert Magyar, Principal
Emily Figliano, Counselor 
Office Hours  7:45-3:45
School Hours  8:15-3:30

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