Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of Mar 28th

Colerain Elementary Website

View past newsletters, school calendar, and lunch menus

Colerain Announcements


  • Lunch Menu - posted below
  • FEED-A-FRIEND - Wednesday, March 30th - Donations are very appreciated and can be dropped off at Room 17th up until the morning of the 30th.
  • 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.
  • 2022 - 2023 School Calendar - is being voted on by the Board in April. I will post once finalized so folks can plan accordingly.
  • T-Shirts - orders are closed and being consolidated now. More details soon regarding availability date.
  • Colerain Art Extravaganza - May 12th @ TBD - save the date for this in person event to view art and listen to music by Colerain Students. We will also be having a "How to be Successful in Middle School" workshop that night. More details coming soon.

School Start Time Survey

CCS is exploring future school start times for elementary and secondary schools. March 23 through April 8, 2022, the District is collecting feedback from students, families, staff, and community partners.


The District is exploring a number of options for new potential school start times, and at this time, there are no proposals under consideration. This survey period is an opportunity for the District to collect feedback from all the stakeholders who could be impacted by a potential change. In May, we will present recommendations to the Columbus Board of Education that include feedback from our students, families, staff, teachers union, and the greater community.


Please take survey here: https://tinyurl.com/CCSstart

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****

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

Activate Your Parent Portal

Tuesday, March 29 - 6:00p - 7:00p (on Zoom)

Join our Virtual Family Engagement Session this Tuesday when we show step-by-step how you can securely access valuable information on your student’s teacher contact, grades and schedules, attendance, and missed assignments.

<registration link coming soon>


Summer Opportunity and Engagement #5

Thursday, March 31 - 6:00p - 7:00p (on Zoom)

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 middle and high school students.

<registration link coming soon>

School Choice Deadlines

Elementary School Lottery Applications:


  • DUE BY - Thursday, March 31, 2022


All applications must be submitted via the Parent Portal https://www.ccsoh.us/Domain/188

Pathways Express - APRIL

Destination #4 is the Columbus Library Main Branch


Learners on the World Languages and Cultures path value the uniqueness of others, build global empathy, and expand communication skills.


More details here: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/11279

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

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


***43+ community partners offering programs!!!***


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: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-QAjgOTl2Vspjkl0yZq-zlxeEuArqNWYc1df6O7RNU72tqw/viewform

Translated Vital Documents

Several vital documents can be found here that that translated into several languages": https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/6685


ESL Families can also find instructions on how to access the Parent Portal (bottom, right hand side of page) here: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/2712

Community Resources

COVID Vaccines


Resources

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@columbus.k12.oh.us

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

Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

Customer Relations Email: customerrelations@columbus.k12.oh.us