Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of Mar 21st

NO SCHOOL ON WEDS, MARCH 23RD (records day)

Take a Breath

Take a breath and acknowledge what you are doing as a parent/guardian/caregiver is ENOUGH!

This newsletter includes numerous topics/events/etc. So much sometimes that it even makes me feel guilty for not doing/knowing more!

Just digest what you can and know these newsletters are available on our school website for future reference. You may also contact me (see below) for more details or it is easier just to talk through things.

Colerain Announcements

  • World Down Syndrome Day - Monday, March 21st - wear "silly socks" to school in support/celebrate
  • NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, March 23rd (records day)
  • PTA Meeting - RESCHEDULED for Wednesday, March 23rd @ 6p - please join us to start planning for next school year. see section below
  • World Down Syndrome Day - Monday, March 21st - wear "silly socks" to school in support/celebrate
  • AT&T & Verizon Internet Hot Spots - Please return to school by the end of March. They are being turned off. If you need another one, a T-Mobile Hot Spot will be provided.
  • FEED-A-FRIEND - Wednesday, March 30th - please plan ahead for feed-a-friend. Donations are very appreciated and can be dropped off at Room 17th up until the morning of the 30th.

Coffee with Dr. Dixon (CCS Superintendent)

Wednesday, March 23, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at the Upper Cup Coffee Co. (79 Parsons Ave.)

Please join Dr. Dixon for the first Coffee and Conversation This is a great opportunity to engage and have important discussions about our students’ education. I look forward to hearing from our families and community members, so bring your questions, concerns, and ideas and we’ll talk about all things CCS over a cup o’ joe.

The series will occur on the fourth Wednesday of each month and will be held in different locations throughout the City.

CCS Summer Experience

The CCS Summer Experience is six weeks (June 21 - July 28) of of outside-of-the-box learning opportunities in the arts, STEM, cultures from around the globe, and more. Families, this year’s Summer Experience has something for everyone!

Registration is open in the Parent Portal.

  • Login to Parent Portal
  • Select the "hamburger" (three horizontal lines) at the top/left of page
  • Select "more"
  • Scroll down to "Quick Links" and select "summer school"
  • Select "next" to confirm info
  • Select blue "New Summer School Application" button next to students name to complete application

***Colerain is NOT an option this year because of HVAC work going on this summer. Alpine Elementary, Indianola Informal, and AIMS are good options****

PTA Meeting

RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, March 23rd @ 6p

zoom link:

Please join us to start planning more fun, engaging, and hopefully in-person events for next school year!!!

Dominion Middle School

The 2022/2023 Scheduling Forms are now available for new 6th Graders!

If your student will be a 6th grader next year at Dominion MS, please complete this form to ensure your student gets the "electives" (art, band, drama, etc) that they want.

If your student is going to another middle school and you have not received this form/info, please let me know and I can put you in touch with the right folks.

CCS Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

HBCU Goals

Tuesday, March 22 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Columbus City Schools has a rich legacy of encouraging students to learn about, visit, and enroll in HBCUs. Our Tuesday Virtual Family Engagement Session will unveil the new CCS HBCU GOALS initiative to boost HBCU exposure and enrollment. Learn about the common application used by many HBCUs and how students will have an opportunity to hear from current HBCU students from Columbus.

Please click here to RSVP for this session (

Summer Opportunity and Engagement #4

Thursday, March 24 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Older students have a unique opportunity this summer to learn valuable skills and earn some extra money. Every Thursday evening in March, our Family Engagement team will spotlight different community partners and organizations across our city who offer special summer-time opportunities for CCS students. This Thursday’s Virtual Family Engagement Session will focus on summer internship and work opportunities for our high school students.

Please click here to RSVP for this session (

Fort Hayes HS Dance Ensemble Presents "Meridians"

Click links below to buy tickets:

Friday, March 25th @ 7p performance - Lincoln Theatre

Saturday, March 26th @ 3p performance - Fort Hayes

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

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).

More details here:

Summer Opportunities & Engagement Fair (PreK - 12th Grade)

Saturday, April 2nd from 10a - 1p @ Columbus Library - Main Branch

FREE Event and Parking. Join us to explore ways to keep your student engaged during the summer:

  • Summer Camps and Programs
  • Give-a-ways from Community Partners
  • Summer employment, internships, and volunteer hours

Pre-register here:

Community Resources

COVID Vaccines


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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

Customer Relations Email: