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!
Please refer to our District homepage on this CLSD website for current information regarding the COVID-19 virus and for questions regarding the upcoming school year. Many questions from the survey were answered on this page.
The Middle School supply lists have been updated- click on the link on the left. Lockers will not be assigned or used this year, we ask that students bring a back pack (rolling back packs will be permitted) to keep their items with them throughout the day. Other important supply items added: CLEAR water bottle with child's name on it (No glass), travel-size hand sanitizer, travel-size tissues, hand-held pencil sharpener and earbuds/earphones for chromebook use.
Many students still have school issued textbooks, library books, 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 Friday for drop-off in the 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 call the office at 236.5741 or contact Mr. Magyar at [email protected]
7/8th grade Cheerleading: All upcoming 7/8th graders interested in cheerleading, please email Mrs. Jones at [email protected] 7/8 Wrestling: Any parent with a child entering 7th grade next year that is interested in wrestling and would like information about off-season lifting and training, please email Mr. Juliani at [email protected]
Check out Mr. Hershey's 6th graders expressing their own ideas for "Finding Joy at Home" HERE
2019-2020 Yearbooks: The yearbooks have arrived! We will inform families soon with our plan for distribution to those students who placed an order. Thank you for your patience in this matter!
Power School Information: Access PowerSchool from the MS website (toggle on left). If you are using the mobile app the district code is ZZGS.
Incomming 7th grade Students: The Ohio Department of Health, under Ohio Revised Code 3313.67 requires all students entering the 7th grade to provide written proof that they have received a dose of Tdap (tentanus, diphtheria,pertussis) and MCV4 (meningococcal) by September 25. 2020 Immunization Form. 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 MCV4 and Tdap vaccine were given. Students without prooof of these vaccines by September 25 may be subject to exclusion from school. If your child has not received the Tdap and MCV4, you may obtain it from your healthcare provider or other community providers such as Lorain County Public Health. Schedule an appointment with Lorain County Public Health at (440) 284-3206. You may drop off the immunization proof in the office or email b[email protected] (Please call the office at 236.5741 before you arrive to make sure we are available). 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: 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 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.
Snack Safely: At Columbia Middle School and Copopa we have a growing number of students and families dealing with serious peanut and tree nut allergies- the food allergy that claims more lives each year than any other. Columbia Schools makes every effort to reduce exposure and cross contamination for these children. We do not intend to make this K-8 facility a nut free building, but we are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all our children. In order to do so we will closely monitor and manage our practices and what we allow into this facility as it relates specifically to snacks and treats. It is our hope to prevent cross contamination.
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