Just a reminder to all families that ODE has extended the free breakfast and lunch program to all students attending schools for the remainder of the 2020-2021 academic year. Traditional, in-person students can simply stop into our cafeterias for breakfast and lunch. Remote students may email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Have a great day & Go Clips!
Dixon/CMS: If you have borrowed a chromebook/device during remote learning and have returned to traditional in-person learning, please return the device as soon as possible to avoid an invoice for the device. Thank you, have a great day and Go Clips!
DISTRICT: Please complete the following technology survey for each student in the district in order to assist us in submitting state data and plan for the future. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coextech We are asking that surveys be completed by this Friday, January 22. Thank you and Go Clips!
Hello Clipper Community - Please open the link below for our Return to the Classroom information. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1074471/RETURN_TO_THE_CLASSROOM_JANUARY_19.pdf
January Restart for Classes Communication: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/1057842/December_Communications_Letter_Dec_23__2020.pdf
Dixon: If you signed up to receive breakfast and/or lunch this week, we've prepared them for you each day. Unfortunately, we've had a lot of breakfast/lunches unclaimed at the end of each day. Please come pick them up today between 2pm-4pm. If you no longer wish to receive them, please notify the Dixon office by noon today. 330-482-5355
The Columbiana School District will be closed, Thursday, December 17th due to weather. This will be the district's second calamity day. There will not be remote learning for the calamity day. South Side Middle School "Pilot Group" will report in person on Friday to school. Evening activities may be cancelled. Any cancellations will be posted on the web-page live feed and a notification will be sent. Thank you and have a nice evening.
Bus 6 will be running a bit late this evening (12/16/2020). Have a great evening & Go Clips!
Good morning Joshua Dixon families! We're working hard to get remote learning packets in your hands today for the remainder of this week. Please stop by the school between 2pm-4pm today or 8am-4pm W-F to pick them up from the bins in the main entrance. In addition, if you'd like your child to receive breakfast and lunch today through Friday, please contact your child's teacher by noon today indicating as such. These will be labeled with your child's name and ready for pick up in the main entrance today from 2pm-4pm and W-F 8am-4pm. Stay well and Happy Holidays! Please email email@example.com with questions or concerns
Joshua Dixon Elementary Parent and Staff Message: The Joshua Dixon Elementary staff has had 13 people impacted by quarantines through close contacts or positive COVID19 tests. These quarantines and positive cases began Sunday and continued through today. Unfortunately, we are unable to continue face to face learning at the elementary building in grades PreK-4. All education for Joshua Dixon must go remote effective tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15th. We apologize for the late notice and truly appreciate the patience of our school parents during this difficult transition in the middle of the week. Elementary teaching staff, not in quarantine, should report to the building to prepare remote learning lessons. All positive COVID19 cases are listed on the district web-page. Thank you, Donald Mook, Ed. D.
Good morning! Bus # 2 may be delayed in getting students home from Dixon after school today, 12/11/20. The delay could potentially be up to 30 mins. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we do our best to navigate these changes with minimal disruptions to our families.
Next week begins our hybrid schedule for Joshua Dixon Elementary and South Side Middle School’s students. This instructional format is based on the increasing number of cases within the community, our student population and Columbiana staff. Five of the six student cases at South Side Middle have been in the eighth grade. Eighth grade students have been remote since before the Thanksgiving Break through today. The remote format for eighth graders has permitted the appropriate amount of time to mitigate any possible spread at the building. Next week, the majority of eighth grade students will have been released from quarantine and will rejoin the other students at South Side Middle School in the hybrid format. Joshua Dixon Elementary School has a similar circumstance with most cases happening at one grade level. Three of the four positive cases are in the fourth grade. The structure of the elementary schedule and seating arrangement has lent itself to limited quarantines and no exposure event as a result of positive cases. Additionally, the self-quarantining actions of parents have minimized exposure events. The hybrid format is designed to maximize the distance between students and staff during our in-person instruction and minimize the possibilities of quarantines in the event that someone attending school has a positive case. We would like to thank those parents who were proactive when family COVID19 symptoms began by keeping their children home. The COVID19 symptoms, in most scenarios, led to a positive case, but the proactive actions of some parents eliminated the possible spread at school. The staff and other Clipper families appreciate your awareness and insight to mitigating this disease. These actions limit others from unnecessary quarantines due to close contact guidelines and eliminate potential exposures. We will evaluate the spread of this disease in our school community and the type of instructional formats we have employed to date in order to best meet the needs of everyone moving forward. We appreciate your patience and partnership during the disease’s insurgence in our community. Our updated numbers will continue to be on the district website for you to follow: https://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/article/337671
CHS, ATHLETICS Tonight's high school girls' basketball game has been cancelled.
The Columbiana School District is experiencing community spread with COVID19. Much of this spread is due to external forces. Although we have not had an outbreak with COVID19 in any of our schools. We have experienced substantial quarantines from close contact associations due to positive cases. Our updated numbers are on the district web-site for you to follow: https://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/article/337671 The spread at the high school level has been such that we will remain remote for the last two weeks of school prior to the Christmas/Winter Break. The spread at the elementary and middle school level is such that we will begin our hybrid schedules for the remaining two weeks of school before break for Kindergarten through 4th grade. Preschool students at Joshua Dixon will follow their regular schedule. The hybrid schedule will provide social distancing that will minimize or in many cases eliminate the quarantines that take place from a positive case. It is the intent of the district to have a full return, PreK-12, following the break. We will continue to monitor the virus through the month of December and beyond. You should anticipate further notifications from building principals and your classroom teachers regarding instructional communications. Thank you and please stay well!
The Columbiana Exempted Village Schools will be closed today, December 1, 2020. Today will be the district’s 1st calamity day.
Columbiana High School Grades 9-12 and South Side Middle School Grade 8 will remain on remote learning through the rest of this week due to increased COVID 19 cases/quarantines with students and/or staff at those levels. Please check teacher web-pages for additional directives following Monday's professional development day. Changes with other grade levels at South Side Middle School and Joshua Dixon Elementary will be re-evaluated daily, and parents should be prepared for any possible changes to the instructional format. Thank you. We appreciate your patience and flexibility during this pandemic as we do our best to serve the children and families of the Columbiana Community.
In order to assist the overwhelmed Columbiana County Health Department, the Columbiana School District has contracted with the department to add local contact tracing for quarantine purposes. Beginning November 23rd, Mrs. Costal will be employed as an extension of the Health Department and has the authority to quarantine individuals, who are determined to be close contacts to positive COVID19 cases in the school community. A new standard for quarantines has been issued by the health department. Any person who was in close contact, 15 cumulative minutes within 6 feet, with a positive COVID19 case 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms of that case shall quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure. This standard will become a major factor in our ability to provide in person education in the coming weeks. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms: Fever, New Cough, Difficulty Breathing, Lost of Taste or Smell, Congestion, Diarrhea, Nausea/Vomiting, Sore Throat, Headache, or Muscle Weakness, please do not send them to school and seek medical attention. Coming to school with any of these symptoms puts others at risk of the virus and produces unnecessary quarantines for staff and other students. It additionally weakens our ability to provide instruction in person. We are asking parents to consider self-quarantining your child if you, their primary caregiver, is experiencing symptoms that could result in a positive COVID19 case. We understand the complexity of the circumstances and will provide remote education in a self-quarantine scenario. The only way that we will be able to sustain education in person is that when you or your child are sick is to stay away from the school. We appreciate your consideration and assistance with navigating through the pandemic.
The Columbiana School District has been notified of three additional COVID19 cases coming from a family with a student in each school building. Families with students of a close contact have been notified, and additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws. Due to the increased cases and quarantines at South Side Middle School, GRADE 8 will move to a remote format next week (Monday & Tuesday). Positive cases and quarantines continue to weaken our ability to provide an in-person education. We re-evaluate the community spread of the disease daily and will consider the data through the Thanksgiving break in order to make determinations about our ability to provide an in-person instruction moving into December. Parents: Please prepare for the possibility of a hybrid or remote schedule. A hybrid or remote option may be necessary in order to increase the separation of students and reduce the number of students quarantined from positive COVID19 cases. Your building principals have communicated these schedules and will provide a reminder linked to the building web-page. Although we wish to continue our schools’ educational programs in as normal a fashion as possible, we will need to consider alternative educational formats dependent upon the spread in the greater Columbiana School District’s families. We appreciate your continued support moving forward during this ever changing environment. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.
We have been notified of our 8th, 9th and 10th Covid19 cases among our school community. We have a new case in our middle school, elementary school and a case with our Clipper high school staff. Positive cases and quarantines weaken our ability to remain open. Quarantines have severely impacted our ability to deliver education in-person at CHS. We will be meeting with our Health Department to determine the color of our buildings for next week. Columbiana County is now red and threatens our ability to continue in-person education. Our high school is remote through the Thanksgiving break, and our other buildings are at risk of the same outcome. Your daily actions to reduce the spread of the virus will assist our schools and staff to be open and effective in the education process. A new notification for next week will be sent out tomorrow for any changes in educational formats for South Side Middle School or Joshua Dixon Elementary School. We will continue working with the Columbiana County Health Dept. and notifying families of students identified as possible close contacts. The Health Dept. will follow up by contacting families for a potential quarantine status. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.
We have been notified of our 5th and 6th Covid19 cases among our school student body. Both cases are high school students. Due to staffing illness, quarantines and the increased spread of the disease, the Columbiana High School will be placed on remote learning through the Thanksgiving break. Students at the high school will return to in-person instruction beginning December 1st. High school students or parents of remote students who wish to pick up a lunch must email the cafeteria supervisor the day prior to pick up. Please email Tina Minamyer at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your meal. Those picking up high school remote meals will pick them up at the back of the middle school at 1:00pm. We will continue working with the Columbiana County Health Dept. and notifying families of students identified as possible close contacts. The Health Dept. will follow up by contacting families for a potential quarantine status. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.
We have been notified of our 3rd and 4th Covid19 cases among our school student body. Both students are in the Middle School, and one of the two student are completely remote and not in attendance in person. We have also been notified of a positive case with a high school staff member and are following the appropriate protocols. We will be working with the Columbiana County Health Dept. and notifying families of students identified as possible close contacts. Close contact students will be moved to remote education while the Health Dept. follows up by contacting families for a potential quarantine status. Anyone quarantined by the Health Department is not permitted to attend public events or social gatherings. This is critical to reducing the number of positive cases of the virus. The high school and middle school will follow the appropriate safety protocols to reduce the risk of additional spread of the disease. We appreciate your patience and assistance as we continue to work to minimize exposure and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Please increase your family’s vigilance regarding personal protective gear, social distancing and hand washing. Avoid unnecessary social gatherings that may expose you or your family to the disease. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.
The Columbiana Ex. Vill. S.D. will have a waiver day or staff on November 30th. This will extend the Thanksgiving break for one additional day for students. School Staff will report to their building principal or supervisor for the day's professional development agenda.
District, CHS, Athletics Due to COVID-19, the Columbiana Athletic Hall of Fame Trustees have decided to move the Hall of Fame game and dinner, previously scheduled for January of 2021, to the fall of 2021. The game will be Friday, Sept. 17, followed by the dinner on Saturday, Sept. 18. Thank you for your understanding. Yours in Sports, Larry Baughman President, Columbiana Athletic Hall of Fame
Due to a couple of mistakes that were found in the original version of our video, it was pulled it off of Youtube. We added a couple of veterans who were mistakenly missed, and we uploaded a new version of our video. Here is a link for the new version: https://youtu.be/8ZfCVxdhbG8
This year we are unable to have a Veterans Day assembly but we still wanted to honor our veterans. The high school broadcast class put together a 10 minute video for the occasion. Below you will find the link to the video which has been posted on YouTube. Please share this with our veterans. Thank you veterans! https://youtu.be/xbQd1ios6e4
We have been notified of a 2nd Covid19 case among our high school student body. We will be working with the Columbiana County Health Dept. and notifying families of students identified as possible close contacts. Close contact students will be moved to remote education while the Health Dept. follows up by contacting families impacted. The high school will follow the appropriate safety protocols to reduce the risk of additional spread of the disease. We appreciate your patience and assistance as we work to minimize exposure and spread of the coronavirus. Please increase you and your families vigilance regarding personal protective gear, social distancing and hand washing. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.
We had a COVID-19 case among our high school community. We are working with the Col. Co. Health Dept. to conduct a tracing investigation, and the Columbiana Schools have notified families of students identified as possible close contacts. The Health Dept. will follow up by contacting families affected. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.
We live in a day and age where most people are on some form of social media. Anyone who has a social media account knows how quickly a post can spread in a matter of seconds. While the First Amendment allows for free speech, everyone needs to be mindful of what he or she is posting/commenting through a social media platform. Parents, please remind your children who are on social media, that posts/comments can work their way into the school district and lead to disciplinary action and even a police referral. The middle school and high school has had several issues regarding social media posts and is addressing these issues thoroughly and directly. One such issue has been investigated and addressed by the Columbiana Police Department. We appreciate your support in mitigating any future disruptions to the educational process and the safety and well-being of our staff and students. Thank you.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is creating a slideshow to honor our veterans. Students can submit a picture of a family member who is veteran, past or present. Please follow the link below for specific information needed for the slideshow. The deadline to submit a picture for the slideshow is October 26, 2020. Thank you! https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/972404/SLIDESHOW_FOR_VETERANS_DAY.pdf
Reminder: Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of students in Special Education: Please complete the following survey using the QR code or survey link below. Your participation is appreciated! Special Education Parent Input Survey Link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8xj6a3rJ8hUevNH
Updated Link to Ohio Public Advisory System and Schools update: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/959303/Ohio_Public_Health_Advisory_System_up_date_and_how_it_impacts_our_schools_Oct_9_2020.pdf
District Parents, please be reminded that the free/reduced lunch meal application will expire on October 10th. Even though students' meals are free through Dec. 31, we will still need this information for the new year. Please complete an updated application ASAP to keep from losing any benefits. Application can be found at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/218245/Application_with_Fee_Waiver_NSLP.pdf Thank you, Tina Minamyer
Dear Parents/Guardians of Student's in Special Education: Please complete the following survey using the QR code or survey link below. Your participation is appreciated! Special Education Parent Input Survey Link: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8xj6a3rJ8hUevNH
Clipper Friends and Family - Below is the live link for our CHS Fall Homecoming Ceremony. Go Clippers! https://youtu.be/hinauQmlFuc
Hello Clippers: The Columbiana Board of Education would like to take a moment to acknowledge the tremendous job that our teachers, aides, secretaries, custodians, bus-drivers, kitchen staff, crossing guard, coaches, and principals are all doing with education for the Columbiana Community. Our staff has reacted to in an unknown educational environment, and everyone in our schools are working together to provide the best simultaneous remote and in-person educational programs anywhere. Each one of our unique buildings, subjects, departments, and grade levels have found a way to cement instruction and promote a high quality education for the countless individual needs during this global pandemic. The Board of Education hopes that our parents, community members and students will recognize our staff and thank them for the extra-effort necessary to operate our schools this fall. Additionally, our parents and students should receive a pat on the back for their resolve to wear masks, increase hand washing, socially distance, and stay home when sick. Keep up the great work! We will continue to count on one another.
The Columbiana Exempted Village Schools are announcing an early release for Friday, September 25th for staff on-line development. Students at the high school and middle school will be released at 1:00P.M. Elementary students will be released at 2:00P.M. Bus transportation will be changed to accommodate the afternoon times.
To avoid any confusion, the email to Mrs. Minamyer is only required for remote students. Traditional students may just go through the cafeteria line. Remote students are to email email@example.com. Have a great day & Go Clips!
District National School Lunch Program is offering free breakfasts and lunches for all students through December 31, 2020. Lunch and breakfast for the next morning can be picked up in your student's cafeteria each day between 12:30PM and 1:00PM. If you would like to participate, you MUST email cafeteria manager Tina Minamyer at Tina.Minamyer@columbianaschools.org. Thank you!
Clipper Families: If you have a student or students receiving Special Education services through the district, please be sure to subscribe to the Special Education notifications by going to settings, scrolling down to Special Education and turning on notifications. Important information will be sent out in the coming weeks that will need your prompt attention. You will miss it if you're not subscribed. Please contact Mrs. Freedy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-482-5355 ext. 34212 with questions or concerns.
Hello Clippers! We just received good news for our Clipper students and families. Our food supervisor, Mrs. Minamyer, notified the district office today that the USDA has extended free meals for kids beginning tomorrow though December 31,2020. This program includes breakfast and lunch. We are grateful to participate in the program and welcome the opportunity to take care of our Clipper students.
September 8, 2020 Dear School Community, The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. We want to inform you that that we have recently received information about at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in a student at Josha Dixon Elementary School. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed classrooms have been completed. Joshua Dixon Elementary will remain open at this time. We are working closely with Columbiana County Health Department and anyone identified as a close contact will be notified by the health department as a part of COVID-19 investigation. How You Can Help: Be proactive about reducing the number of interactions that students and staff have with one another by practicing social distancing (staying at least 6 feet apart) to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to physical distancing, these important tools help to prevent the spread of COVID-19: • Stay home when you are sick. • Wear a mask or face covering while in public places or if people who don’t live with you must visit your home. • Avoid unnecessary gatherings with people who don’t live in your home. • Avoid sharing food, drinks, or utensils. • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers that contain at least 60% alcohol. • Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then dispose of the tissue and wash your hands immediately. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve, not your hands, to cover coughs and sneezes. If you are experiencing cough or congestion, consider staying home and seeking medical care. • Regularly clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning of frequently touched surfaces with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. A simple bleach solution may also be utilized. If you have any questions, contact our school nurse, Mrs. Costal, at 330-482-5355 or the Columbiana Heath Department at 330-424-0272. Thank you for helping to keep people safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or visit coronavirus.ohio.gov. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616. Sincerely, Donald Mook, Ed.D. Columbiana Superintendent of Schools.
Columbiana Clipper School Community Message: This is a message to notify you that one of our elementary parents has informed the district of a presumed case of COVID19 with their child. The presumed case is asymptomatic and will be quarantined as directed by the Columbiana County Health Department. Mrs. Sharshan and school nurse, Mrs. Costal, have notified staff and the parents of students who may be contacted by the Health Department for further contact tracing and the need to quarantine. The Columbiana Health Department determines who needs to quarantine. All classrooms and areas have been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. The potential spread has been narrowed by the self-contained classrooms in our Pre-K – 8 building plans for mitigating the virus. Face masks, daily thermal temperature scans, hand sanitizing stations, mandatory hand washing, and continued use of electrostatic disinfecting devices will be key to minimizing spread in the schools. Thank you to our parents who promptly assisted the district with reporting this presumed case, as identified in our district ReEntry Plan. It is important that parents continue to monitor students for well-being and for potential symptoms. Your communication and commitment to wellness protocols will be the difference in our ability to provide in person educational opportunities to our students. Reporting instances like this and following the symptoms chart in our ReEntry Plan, located on the district website, will allow our schools to effectively reduce the spread of the COVID19 virus. We appreciate your continued support for safety protocols.
Tonight's Varsity football game with United has been postponed until tomorrow night due to weather and the inability to shelter both teams, our band and cheerleaders with social distancing during the COVID19 restrictions. The game will be held on Saturday, August 29th at 7PM.
A Great Day at School! - Thank you to everyone who contributed to our 1st day back to school! https://youtu.be/3hw5knc2NoY
CMS Reminder: You can still pick up your informational packet, beginning of year paperwork, and student schedule until 3:00 today. Parents of remote students must pick up these packets of information. Traditional students who do not pickup will be provided their packet on the first day of school. Have a great day & Go Clips!
Reminder: Students who have requested a device for grades 5-12 may pick up between August 17th and August 21st from 8:00-10:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm. The required forms are available online. These can be printed and completed prior to stopping in for pickup. Forms will be available for students and parents to complete during pickup. Device Loan Agreement Form: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/852644/Device_Loan_Agreement_Form.pdf Student AUP Forms: http://columbianaoh.apptegy.us/o/columbiana-school-district/browse/32202
Remote learning families (grades 5-12) in need of a device may make arrangements with the building principal (jason.martin@columbianaschools for CMS and david.buzzard@columbianaschools for CHS). Device pickup will occur August 17th- August 21st from 8:00-10:00 am and 1:00-3:00 pm. Please enter through the front doors of the middle school.
The first day of school still remains, Tuesday, August 25th (Grades 1-12) for Columbiana Exempted Village Schools. The first day for Pre-K and Kindergarten remains Monday, August 31st.
In order to effectively plan for remote learning, Columbiana Exempted Village School District will begin the year with a delayed start schedule. We will operate on this schedule until further notice. The start of the school day in each building will begin approximately 45 minutes later than normal. CMS and CHS building tardy bell will be at 8:20, students may enter the building at 8:00. Joshua Dixon tardy bell will be at 9:10, students may enter the building at 8:55. More building-specific and transportation information will follow. Thank you, have a great day and Go Clips!
CMS Announcement: Save the date! Friday August 21st: 7th Grade (A-K) @ 4:30 – Open House, 7th Grade (L-Z) @ 5:30 – Open House, 8th Grade (A-K) @ 6:30 – Open House, 8th Grade (L-Z) @ 7:30 – Open House, Monday, August 24th 5th Grade (A-L) @ 4:30 – Orientation, 5th Grade (M-Z) @ 5:30 – Orientation, 6th Grade (A-H) @ 6:30 – Open House, 6th Grade (I-Z) @ 7:30 – Open House, Have a great day & Go Clips!
Reminder to all parents/students who use the Clipper app for notifications: Please remember to update your notification options to reflect any building changes. If you child has moved to a new building, you will likely want to receive notifications for that building. Please open the app, click the top-left menu bar and select settings. Make sure notifications are turned on and select the district notifications and applicable buildings. Have a great day & Go Clips!
If you had an issue submitting a questionnaire, this has been resolved. Please submit a questionnaire for each child enrolled. Thanks so much and have a great day.
As we plan for the reopening of schools on August 25th, we are in need of information for all enrolled students. Parents will have the option of traditional (in-person) instruction or remote learning for their child. Please complete the following survey for each of your enrolled children by the end of day on Wednesday, August 5th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexreentry Have a great day & Go Clips!
Please review Columbiana's Return to School Plan for the Fall. As more information is available, it will be posted on this page. A registration questionaire regarding learning options and trasportation for the fall will be available in the near future. Have a great day & Go Clips! https://www.columbianaschools.org/columbiana-schools-reentry-information
Hello Clippers: We are preparing for the upcoming school year with health and safety at the forefront of our schools agendas. The Columbiana Exempted Village Return to School Plan for the 2020-21 school year will soon be available on the district website. The plan includes detailed information regarding learning options for a traditional face to face or remote environment, as well as, the safety and health protocols necessary to restart our schools this fall. We will notify you via the school app about the plans location and availability on the web-site. Building level plans will be sent out to each family with details about each of our distinctively different buildings and grade levels. We appreciate your patience during these continuing changing times! Thank you Clipper faithful!
Reminder: COVID-19 Testing July 8th and Physicals Information for July 8th/11th https://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/article/267620
Dear Parents of fall extra-curricular activities students: The Columbiana School District has partnered with QUICKMED Urgent Care to offer COVID19 testing and pre-participation physicals on July 8th for any student entering grades 7-12 that will be returning to school for activities this summer for the fall extra-curricular programs. QUICKMED will not charge a fee, copay or co-insurance for families, but your insurance provider will be billed for testing. For those that do not have insurance, QUICKMED has agreed to cover the cost of the testing at their expense. Results for live virus take on average 48 hours, with antibody testing being resulted on site in 10 minutes. Physicals: Free Pre-Participation Physicals will also be provided to any student-athlete or marching band member who needs a physical for the 2020-21 school year. For those students who do not want to be tested, QUICKMED will charge $20 for the pre-partition physicals. The pre-participation physicals are free for those students participating in the COVID19 testing process. Physicals from Dr. Heintzelman are available on July 11th from 8:00am – 12:00pm by appointment through Ms. Heasley for $10. Contact Ms. Heasley at 330-506-3811 or via email at email@example.com. The physicals are held at Dr. Heitzeleman’s office @ Mercy Health, 107 Royal Birkdale, Columbiana, Ohio. Appointments must remain in your car in the parking lot until the appointment time. Masks are required. In order to have your child participate, you will need to provide the following documentation: 1. A completed QUICKMED new patient Registration Form. 2. A completed QUICKMED consent for Medical/Surgical/Emergency Treatment and Child’s Medical Information Form. 3. A 2020-2021 Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation Form 4. Bring completed documentation and your child to Columbiana High School. Forms are found at: https://www.columbianaschools.org/o/columbiana-school-district/browse/143023 12th Grade begins at 12:00pm 11th Grade begins at 12:45pm 10th Grade begins at 1:30pm 9th Grade begins at 2:15pm 8th Grade Begins at 3:00pm 7th Grade Begins at 3:45pm Please contact QUICKMED if you have any questions. Any Insurance or Billing Questions should be directed to the QUICKMED Urgent Care, 3499 Belmont Ave., Youngstown, Ohio 44505, 330-476-2260
This Saturday, June 27, the Summit will air the Columbiana High School commencement ceremony at 9:00am. You can listen at 90.7 FM, 91.3 FM or online at https://thesummit.fm/
See the District News Feed for Details on Teen Ambassador Board Program through the Ohio Attorney Generals Office http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/State-and-Local-Government/Schools/Teen-Ambassador-Board
Parents: Please help us plan for the upcoming year by completing our district-wide, parent survey. https://forms.gle/XUYhzaCxdKsFW6C7A This feedback will be extremely important as we plan for the 2020-2021 academic year. Have a wonderful weekend and Go Clips!
The Columbiana School District want to be certain you are receiving our ceremony today. In case you missed the release of the graduation production from the high school staff at 2PM, please follow the link below and enjoy. Congratulations CHS Class of 2020! https://youtu.be/4uFWKtYkTTE
In case you missed the release of the graduation production at 2PM, please follow the link below and enjoy. Congratulations CHS Class of 2020! https://youtu.be/4uFWKtYkTTE
Congratulations CHS Class of 2020! Enjoy the commencement production by following the link below! https://youtu.be/4uFWKtYkTTE
Welcome to Commencement Day, Class of 2020! Please follow the link below for the first of today's two productions. The commencement production will be released this afternoon at 2PM. Enjoy! https://youtu.be/qBqO1kMoLyg
Thank you to everyone who helped make the senior parade a success! Love our community, love our school, love the Class of 2020!
SENIOR PARADE RESCHEDULED - Due to tonight's dismal weather forecast and Saturday's beautiful forecast, the parade has been moved to Saturday night. Students should begin arriving at CHS at 5:00 (5:45 at the latest). The parade will depart from CHS at 6PM on the original route. CLARIFICATION ON DRIVING ARRANGEMENTS: We are asking a family member to drive the car, if possible. This will enable the senior student to safely pay attention to the surroundings throughout the parade without having to focus on driving. Thank you!
Reminder: Curbside cafeteria pickup will take place on Monday, May 18th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who complete the survey. The survey will close today at noon. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: Joshua Dixon, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS.
Clipper Community - The CHS Virtual Graduation Production will be released Sunday, May 17 at 2PM! Reminder - The Senior Parade will take place Friday night at 6PM (seniors and staff report at 5PM). For those interested in supporting, the route will be: CHS to Elm St. to Park Ave. to Firestone Park, through park to Mirror Lake exit, up Herbster St. dispersing onto main street. In case you missed them, follow the links below for videos dedicated to our CHS Seniors! Seniors With Yard Signs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckM3qZ3MbIo Senior Tribute Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEvYwXd-Gdc 2020 Top Ten Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PO6PNTJaOU Spring Sports Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvRkjl_YeFU
Assignment Pick-Up / Drop-Off Today is the final day for paper Pick-Up of assignments for South Side Middle School and Columbiana High School. The Pick-Up and Drop-Off for SSMS and CHS are in the High School Commons today from 8:00am - 2:00pm. Any Elementary Drop-Off of Assignments may be dropped off at Joshua Dixon today from 8:30am - 2:30pm. All on-line assignments will continue as directed by the classroom teacher. Thank you and Stay Well!
Reminder: Curbside cafeteria pickup will take place on Monday, May 11th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who completed the survey. Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: DIXON, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS. The survey has now been opened for Monday, May 18th curbside service. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe
Cafeteria Curbside Survey results seem low this week. We will keep the survey open for Monday, May 11th until 10:00 this evening for any families who may have forgotten to fill out the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Have a wonderful evening and Go Clips!
Reminder: Curbside cafeteria pickup will take place on Monday, May 4th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who completed the survey. Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: DIXON, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS. The survey has now been opened for Monday, May 11th curbside service. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe
The federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 provides the Secretary of Agriculture authority to approve states’ implementation of a temporary program called Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT). P-EBT provides a benefit to all families eligible for free and reduced-price meals, whether through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or an income eligibility application, in the amount of $5.70 for each day a school is closed due to COVID-19. With schools closed through the end of the school year, this benefit is estimated to equate to $300 per child for a total of approximately $215 million for students and families in Ohio. Benefits are provided on an electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card that is mailed to families, which can be used to buy food at local grocery stores. Children who are eligible for free and reduced-price meals or SNAP may receive this benefit. This includes all students who are enrolled at schools participating in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP). The program is administered by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The Ohio Department of Education partners with that agency to ensure children and families receive this important benefit. Ohio has received preliminary approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for implementation. Please note that schools serving meals during the ordered school-building closure may continue to operate pandemic feeding programs while participating in P-EBT. Households receiving the P-EBT benefit may continue receiving meals at feeding sites. Columbiana County JFS 330-424-1471 Mahoning County JFS 1-800-640-6446
Reminder: Curbside cafeteria pickup will take place on Monday, May 4th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who complete the survey. The survey is open for Monday, May 4th curbside service. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: Joshua Dixon, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS.
Reminder: Curbside cafeteria pickup takes place today, Monday April 27th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who completed the survey. Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: Joshua Dixon, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS. Have a great day & Go Clips!
Thank you Columbiana for honoring the class of 2020. If you are in the park, please stay in your vehicles. Thank you!
Reminder: Curbside cafeteria pickup will take place on Monday, April 27th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who completed the survey. Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: DIXON, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS. The survey has now been opened for Monday, May 4th curbside service. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe
Reminder: The survey for curbside pickup for Monday, April 27th closes at noon today. This survey must be completed each week by Thursday in order to ensure accurate food counts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Have a great day & Go Clips!
Reminder: Curbside cafeteria pickup will take place on Monday, April 20th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who completed the survey. Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: Joshua Dixon, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS. The survey has now been opened for Monday, April 27th curbside service. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe
Reminder: The survey for curbside pickup for Monday, April 20th closes at noon today. This survey must be completed each week by Thursday in order to ensure accurate food counts. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Have a great day & Go Clips!
This is a message from Mahoning County Public Health. This message was requested of us to passed along to our families. The United States, Ohio, and our Tri-County area are being impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The virus spreads through a community by close contact with those who are ill with the virus. We all have the potential to contract, carry, and spread the virus when not yet experiencing any symptoms to when experiencing mild symptoms. In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 it is very important that we all do our part and follow these public health measures: • Stay at home when you are sick and contact your health care provider for a medical evaluation. • Wash your hands on a routine basis with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. • Refrain from touching your face. • Only leave your house for essential needs and supplies such as groceries. • Create a list when shopping, send one person when possible, and buy enough supplies for 14 days. • Check on those who are elderly and shop for their essential needs. You may drop items off on their door step and should not visit at this time. • Keep your children at home and prevent them from playing with others. Children can contract the virus and pass it to others. We are all impacted by this challenging event but by doing your part you will help prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well as saving lives.
Reminder: Pickup is on Tuesday due to Spring Break. The survey is now open for curbside cafeteria service for Monday, April 20th. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Surveys must be completed by Thursday of the previous week. Have a wonderful spring break & Go Clips!
Curbside cafeteria pickup will take place on Tuesday, April 14th from 12:00-1:00 pm for those who completed the survey. Pickup location is based on student last name: A-F: Joshua Dixon G-N: CMS O-Z: CHS Have a wonderful spring break & Go Clips!
Reminder-If you requested lunches, curbside pickup is available now at each building (Dixon A-F, CMS G-N, CHS O-Z).
Reminder:Curbside pickup is available today from 12:00-1:00 for those who have requested through the survey. The online survey is now available for next week's curbside pickup (Tuesday, April 14th due to spring break). https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Go Clips!
Reminder: Curbside food pickup service surveys must be completed by Noon today for Monday's order. Pickup will be from 12:00-1:00 pm on 4/6.The survey will reopen by tomorrow morning for the following week. Pickup that week will occur on Tuesday, April 14th due to spring break.
Clipper Students/Parents/Staff: Governor DeWine has announced the continued closure of K-12 schools through May 1st. We will continue remote learning as an option. We will communicate with our Clipper app newsletters, and web-site. Google classroom, email, zoom and other technologies will be important in the coming weeks. We will work to provide quality instruction and assignments while we are unable to meet face to face. We appreciate your flexibility during this health crisis, and we are working to assist you in every way possible. Thank you and stay well!
Starting, Monday, March 30th, our breakfast/lunch service will change to curbside pick up only for all Columbiana (PK-12) students who requested through the online survey. Pick up location is based on student last name: A-F: Joshua Dixon, G-N: CMS, O-Z: CHS The survey for our April 6th delivery can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe Please complete the survey separately for each student. We apologize for the change, but are doing so as a precaution to keep everyone safe. Have a great day & Go Clips!
Video Link must be used from the App or Web-site not the text message link. Thank you, Don Mook
Hello Clippers - Please see the district wide video link below for updated important information about Columbiana Schools (copy and paste the link below into your internet browser): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRj-gL3_Bhc
Lunches: Reminder we will deliver to most of our students. Open enrolled students are asked to pickup their meals on Mondays between 11:00-12:00 at the high school (enter through the front doors of CHS).
Reminder: We plan to provide delivery again on Monday for all K-12 students. The survey must be filled out weekly (by Thursday at noon) so we have counts for the upcoming week. Please complete the survey (if you haven't for next week) at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe
Stay at Home Order Changes will be taking place due to the Governor's new orders. Please see the news article on the web-site https://www.columbiana.k12.oh.us/article/217160 . More information will follow as we develop ways to address the changing needs of our children.
Tonight’s district safety meeting at the high school is postponed. Thank you
District-Wide Information Regarding Breakfast/Lunch for K-12 Columbiana Students March 18, 2020 Starting Monday, March 23rd, using our regular bus routes, Columbiana Schools will deliver breakfast and lunch for all students K-12 at no cost. In order to collect information regarding delivery, we have created a survey that will need to be completed weekly. We are asking all families to complete the survey, each week, by Thursday at noon of the previous week. For the days indicated, we will deliver a lunch and breakfast to your child’s bus stop. Walkers and open enrollment students will still need to complete the survey, but will pick up lunches at their building. All other students will have delivery to (or near) your stop. Buses will leave the school each day at approximately 11:00 am. We anticipate runs lasting approximately an hour or so. Please have someone out for pickup as staff will hand lunches out from the bus. Those who have already responded to the survey do not need to do so again for the week of March 23rd. If you are interested in signing up it is not too late. We are asking you to complete the survey on a weekly basis by noon each Thursday for the following week. The survey can be found at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe If you do not have access to the Internet or have issues accessing the survey, please call the appropriate school office with the extension of your building principal. Joshua Dixon: 330-482-5355, ext. 34507 Columbiana Middle School: 330-482-5354, ext. 34408 Columbiana High School: 330-482-3818, ext. 34314 We understand this is a new system with a new process. We know there may be glitches as we move through the first few days. Please work with us and call the office if you have any questions or need to report an error in delivery. Thanks so much & Go Clips!
As of Monday, March 23rd, we will offer breakfast/lunch delivery to all families who request through this form. Please complete a separate form for each student. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/coexcafe
Attention Parents, Students and Staff: Please see the following communication regarding school activities and closure. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/615764/COVID-19_letter_March_12th.pdf
On Monday, classes will be closed for a teacher Professional Waiver Day to prepare for remote learning opportunities. Beginning Tuesday, March 17th, the Columbiana Schools will be closed per Governor DeWine's directives and classes will resume on April 6th. More detail to come.
The Columbiana School District will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow, March 13th, for staff professional meetings - Columbiana Staff are to report at regular scheduled times. Columbiana transportation and cafeteria staff will follow the 2 hour delay schedule.
Attention elementary parents: The Elementary building has been issued an all clear. The alarm was sounded due to two bad sensors. The alarm company will be out to fix the sensors while the fire department supervises and ensures the process is complete. Again, thank you for your understanding and patience as we correct this problem.
Attention parents: The Elementary building fire alarm has signaled and students have been evacuated to the public library. The fire and police departments are in the process of clearing the building. Once they have been given the all clear, students and staff will return to the building. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
All athletic events for this evening have been cancelled due to the pending inclement weather. Girls Varsity / JV has been rescheduled for Thursday at Western Reserve 5:30pm and the Junior High is rescheduled for Thursday at 5:00pm and 6:15pm at Joshua Dixon Elementary .
It is not too late to schedule a parent/teacher conference with your child's teachers. Conferences will be held this Wednesday, Feb. 12th from 2:50 - 8:50 PM. Call 330-482-5354 to set up an appointment.
Columbiana schools is closed today for February 7th 2020. Evening activities may also be cancelled. Notifications will go out for cancellations. Thank you.
Columbiana Schools currently has a job posting for a long-term substitute in Social Studies. The complete job posting can be found at: https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/543648/Posting_-_Integrated_Social_Studies_MS.pdf
Chase Franken has committed to play college baseball at Youngstown State University. Chase is pictured with his family, Melody and Mark Franken, Brother Bryce. Also joining Chase for his signing picture is his principal, high school coaches, athletic administration and school superintendent. Congratulations Chase!
Transportation: Some buses may run late this evening due to a traffic accident in town.
Safety Lockdown with our local law enforcement is completed. Thank you for your patience.
Safety drill at Columbiana High School: We are conducting a safety lockdown drill in conjunction with our local police department and county K-9 units at this time. Parents and visitors will not be permitted to enter the building during the drill, and students will not be permitted to leave until the drill is complete. Thank you for your support and understanding as we work to keep Columbiana Schools safe and secure.
Transportation: Bus 3 is delayed due to a train stopped on the tracks. Please be patient as the driver cannot turn around with traffic behind the bus.
We currently have a job posting for Assistant Technology Director The complete job posting can be found on our website under Job Opportunities at: http://columbianaoh.apptegy.us/o/columbiana-school-district/browse/32151
Reminder: Our district-wide Veterans' Day assembly will be held tomorrow, Friday November 8th at 9:30 at the high school. Breakfast for those who have signed up will be at 8:45 in the CHS cafeteria, with overflow in the CMS cafeteria. Have a great day & Go Clips!
District phones are down. We are working on the problem. If you have an emergency or appointment for your son or daughter, please email the building secretary and come into the office. We will assist you as needed. Thank you.
Job Opportunities 2019-20: Custodian Cook/Cashier Speech Coach Assistant Speech Coach Musical/Drama Advisor Interested candidates: Please send letter of interest and resume to Donald Mook, Superintendent
Congrats to our CMS volleyball teams this evening. 7th grade won in two sets. 25-9 and 25-8. Ella Dota had 9 points and Ellie Jackson had 14 points. 8th grade won in two sets. 25-14 and 25-22. Maria Malcolmson had 9 points and Taylor Long had 11. Great Job Clippers!
Reminder: Athletic physicals will be held tomorrow (Saturday) June 8 at CHS from 9AM-2PM. Any Columbiana student in grades 7-12 who will be participating in Clipper Athletics and/or Marching Band during the 2019-2020 school year may attend. The cost is $10.00.
Reminder: As your child/children move from building to building, remember to go back into settings (found at the bottom of the top-left menu) within the Columbiana Clippers App. From settings select notifications/buildings you wish to receive. Have a wonderful summer & Go Clips!
Next week the Columbiana Girls basketball team is hosting a girls middle school basketball camp on June 3rd, 4th, and 5th from 9:00am - 12:00pm. The cost is $35 which includes a basketball and t-shirt! Skill development and mini competitions will be center stage. Fun for all. Registration will be available at 8:30am on Monday for any Clipper girls basketball middle school student who has not already pre-registered.
All three Columbiana buildings are experiencing phone issues. If you need to contact our offices and cannot make a connection. Please email the following staff: Dixon- Rebecca.firstname.lastname@example.org SSMS - Bonnie.email@example.com CHS - Debra.firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you for your patience as we troubleshoot the problem.
Transportation: Bus 6 has broken down. Bus number 5 is in route to replace bus 6 and will cause a delay of about 1/2 hour.
Transportation delays are resulting due to a train stopped across three track intersections. Drivers and parents are encouraged to reroute to route 7 to Metz. Or 164 to southern ave to main st to Duquesne. Busses are running behind schedule
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is closed today, Wednesday, February 20th. Evening activities may also be canceled depending on the weather conditions. Thank you.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is on a two hour delay for Monday, February 11th.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is Closed for Friday, February 1st. Evening activity may also be impacted. A new notification will go out if those activities are cancelled.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is on a two hour delay, Friday, February 1st.
All evening activities have been cancelled for tonight. The girls varsity game has been rescheduled for Friday as a Boy - Girls varsity contest only. Varsity girls will begin at 5:30pm followed by Boys Varsity. Boys MS has been rescheduled for Tuesday at 3:45pm at Heartland.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District will be CLOSED for classes on Thursday, January 31st. Cancellations for evening activities For Thursday Evening will be determined at a later time. Notifications will be sent out in the event of any activity cancellations. Thank you.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th. Evening activities are also cancelled. Thank you.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is on a 2 hour delay today, Thursday, January 24th.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District is closed for Tuesday, January 22nd.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District buildings will be closed beginning Saturday, January 19th at 12:00 noon through Sunday, January 20th at 6PM. All Saturday school activities have been canceled due to the impending snow storm. No practices, building use or entrance to the facilities will be permitted between noon Saturday and 6PM Sunday. Exterior parts of the building including parking lots and sidewalks are not scheduled to be clear until Sunday after 6PM. No School on Monday, January 21st: Martin Luther King Day. Thank you and be safe.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District will be closed today, January 16th. Evening activities may also be canceled. Please stay tuned to the notification system and the TV stations. Thank you.
The Columbiana Exempted Village Schools will be on a two hour delay for Wednesday, January 16th
The CMS Geography Bee will start tomorrow (1/16) at 12:45. Letters were mailed home before break for qualifying students. Band room doors will open at 12:30 for families. When students complete the Bee, they may watch the remainder of the contest or return to class. Go Clips!
The Columbiana County Exempted Village School District is on a two hour delay for Thursday, November 15. Classes will begin two hours after their regularly scheduled school start time. Additional changes or cancellations are possible for Thursday, November 15 depending on the weather.
The Columbiana Exempted Village School District will be having an early release for staff professional development on Friday, November 16th. Students will be dismissed 2 hours earlier than their regularly scheduled time. November 16th - 2 hour early release day
The Columbiana School District will be conducting safety drills throughout the day, today. School Resource Officer Boley will be working with building principals to conduct a series of drills to include lock down procedures. Entry into the buildings during the drills will be limited. Thank you and have a great weekend. Go Clips.
Expect delays with transportation for anyone traveling through route 7 & 14, Today: October 9, 2018. This included bus transportation for Bus number 1
Congratulations: Columbiana Students, Parents and Staff on being ranked 37 in the state by the performance index on the State of Ohio Report Card!
Columbiana ranked 20th out of 608 Ohio School Districts!