Eagle's Nest

March 13, 2020


March 12, 2020

Dear Columbia Families,

Columbia School District will be closed beginning Monday, March 16, 2020. This decision has been made with caution and careful thought, with guidance from the Governor’s office, Jackson County Health Department and in alignment with other Jackson County School Districts. This is an unprecedented emergency school closure and a public health situation that is rapidly evolving. We will continue to update you as we get more information.

We intend to resume school on April 6th, 2020. If this date changes, we will publicize this on myeagles.org and our Columbia School District Facebook page.

We recommend that students take home belongings that they will need for the next three weeks.

If your student will need medications currently on file at school or medical equipment used in the school setting during the closure, please contact the appropriate school office so that arrangements can be made for pick up. Certain medications such as controlled substances must be picked up by a parent. Medications and equipment not needed during the closure may remain at school.

At this point, students are not required to remotely complete the curriculum. However, Odysseyware courses will remain active and students with online courses should continue working. Students are encouraged you to utilize the following resources provided by our Columbia Teachers

Columbia Elementary School:

Columbia Upper Elementary:

Columbia Central JR/SR High-

Columbia Options High School - myeagles.owschools.com

For information related to the District COVID-19 response and to access resources, please see the following websites: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.

In partnership,

Pamela Campbell, PhD


More Information in Regards to the Recent School Closure

  • All ATHLETICS ARE CANCELED until April 6. Coaches should recommend training exercises at home. No youth practices until April 6. NO coaches or teams should be in any school buildings or the Fitness Center until April 6.
  • NO SCHOOL EVENTS MAY BE HELD IN THE BUILDING during the closure. No one is permitted in the building.
  • Out of concern for our students and staff members, and in a spirit of prevention and precaution Child Care and the Columbia Community Fitness Center will be CLOSED until April 6.
  • All resources and mental health links are available on myeagles.org
  • Decisions for any school activity scheduled after April 6 will be made as more information becomes available.
The Academic Games Elementary Team placed 3rd in Equations for Division l in the State!

Electronic Devices are NOT PERMITTED in any class

We would like to remind all parents CELL PHONES, HEADPHONES, AIR PODS, ETC. ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE CLASSROOM during the school day! Cell phones, headphones, air pods, etc. may be used before school, after school, and during lunches. In addition, we are not responsible for any items that are lost or stolen. Thank you for your support!

Career Day at CES! Students enjoyed learning about a wide range of Careers.

Tickets for Prom are on sale now!

It is that time of year again, prom season is among us! Columbia Central High School's prom will be taking place at the Irish Hills Wedding Barn on May 9th BUT it is never too early to start thinking about prom. Tickets can be purchased for $30 starting March 10th during A & B lunch. Make sure to get your tickets early because the price will increase the closer we get to the date of the event.

Looking for Gently Used Tennis Racquets

The Girls tennis program is looking for extra tennis racquets. If you are spring cleaning and find tennis racquets that aren't being used, please consider donating them to our program. These racquets will benefit some players who do not have a racquet. We appreciate your support!
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Congratulations to Columbia Elementary teacher Amanda Aguilera for being named in the Top Ten Teachers in Jackson County! She will be honored at the Top Teacher Event and there will be an article about her in the Jackson Magazine in May.

CCHS Performing Arts put on a fabulous show, The Little Mermaid!

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Michelle Richards, an Assistant Professor of Law at Detroit Mercy Law School and some of her first year law students came to COHS today and walked through a unique interactive law school simulation with our students.

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“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller

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Have Feedback?

We welcome our readers' comments, suggestions, and photo submissions. Contact Monika Cook at monika.cook@myeagles.org