Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of Mar 7th

FOOD OFFICE (Columbus Parks & Rec)

Families in need can text “Food” to 877-877, and receive a text back that will show free meal sites closest to them.

Colerain Announcements

  • NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, March 9th (prof dev day) and Wednesday, March 23rd (records day)
  • Colerain T-Shirts - t-shirt order forms are due (with payment) this Friday, March 11th. If you still need an order form, please print this one:
  • Spring Picture Day - Friday, March 11th - We will not be sending Order Flyers home with students. Therefore, order online at using Order Code is 68004EF. Only those students who preorder will be photographed.
  • World Down Syndrome Day - Monday, March 21st - wear "silly socks" to school in support/celebrate

Summer Camps

It's not too early to register for the many summer camps available around town:

The CCS Summer Experience is also a good option for six weeks of exciting school and community-based learning experiences. Registration opens March 15th.

Dominion M.S. "In Person" Tours

Families do not need to RSVP, they can simply show up. We will be giving tours for at least an hour so it's fine if families can't make it exactly at 5:30.

  • Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 PM

Tours will be "self guided" with student and staff docents. This will allow families to explore the entire school building and learn directly from students and staff.

School Choice Deadlines

Request to Return to Homeschool Applications:
  • DUE BY - Tuesday, March 22, 2022. - this applies to our lottery and overflow families.

Elementary School Lottery Applications:

  • DUE BY - Thursday, March 31, 2022

All applications must be submitted via the Parent Portal

Middle School Success - PART 7

This is a 7 part series of tips & tricks based on research and guidance from The Ohio State Family Engagement "Middle Ground" Program.

Part 6: Provide emotional support

● Be available in times of distress to give security and comfort.
● Be a cheerleader. Tell your middle schooler how great they are!
● It's okay to be a little nosy. (Middle schoolers secretly like it.)
● Your middle schooler is growing up fast! Notice and celebrate all the changes.

more info coming soon about Career Tech Options

Pathways Express - MARCH

Destination #3 is the North Market.

Each weekend in March, students and families can explore one of the city’s most eclectic destinations, as well as shop at various merchants courtesy of gift cards donated by North Market (while supplies last).

The District’s Family & Community Resource Day will be hosted on Saturday, March 12, and it will feature:

  • Special Scavenger Hunt;
  • Book signing and reading from Brian Weisfeld, author of “The Startup Squad;”
  • Giveaways from Hot Chicken Takeover, Jeni Ice Cream, and Block Bagels; and
  • Resources and support from the CCS Family Engagement team and local partners.

More details here:

Learning Extension Centers (LECs) Are Still Available

Columbus City Schools has partnered with several community organizations on Learning Extension Centers - safe, adult-supervised, welcoming spaces where students are supported while learning virtually during the day.

Each Learning Extension Center has their own ways to sign up and register. Service hours are also different. Some even offer services after school and early evening.

Click here to search/find LECs near you and their days/times they operate. Email or call the LEC contact to register.

Columbus City Schools' Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Graduate Video

This is great summary of the new "Portrait of a Graduate". PLUS, you'll see a lot of Colerain staff, students, and families during the video (see timestamps below):


00:18 00:40 04:59 06:56 08:42 17:40

00:33 03:51 05:05 07:05 14:55 18:48

00:36 03:59 06:23 08:38 14:59 22:24

Colerain Family Ambassador - Matt Dixon

The Family Ambassador is a liaison that facilitates partnerships, between families and the school, that support student academic success and well being.

If you have any questions, ideas, or feedback, please reach out to me either phone or email.

Columbus City Schools

FACTline Email:

FACTline Phone Number: 614-221-FACT (614-221-3228)

Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

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