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FUTURE SCHOOL START TIME FAMILY SURVEY

Columbus City Schools recently unveiled The Power of One, the District’s five-year strategic plan, and introduced a roadmap that clearly defines our vision of success and the roles we all play in our school communities. Our collective commitment to nurturing the whole child will allow us to create equitable learning opportunities and address all students’ physical, mental, emotional, and social needs.



As we look at immediate next steps and strategies, CCS is exploring future school start times for elementary and secondary schools. Now through April 3, 2022, the District is collecting feedback from students, families, staff, and community partners.


A special task force has been set up to explore these options, and recommendations will be presented to Superintendent Dr. Talisa Dixon at the end of May, 2022.


Research shows school start times play a vital role in classroom performance, mental health, and emotional well-being. By addressing start times across the District, CCS has an opportunity to advance instructional practices and social-emotional learning.


We recognize a potential change in start times will impact our families, our staff and community partners. The District does not take this decision lightly but believes it may best serve Columbus City Schools students today and in the future.


Thank you in advance for your feedback.

Ramadan 2022: SUPPORTING OU STUDENTS AND FAMILIES



The month of Ramadan, a month of fasting for Muslims all around the world is quickly approaching. This year, Ramadan begins at sundown on Saturday, April 2nd and ends with the Holiday Eid al-Fitr at sundown on Monday, May 2nd. Participants are required to fast during this month, including avoiding all food and drink between dawn and sunset each day. ​

Despite the physical challenges, Ramadan is a time of joy, spiritual fulfillment, generosity, and greater God-consciousness for Muslims.

How we can support students and staff during Ramadan:

  1. Providing a location for fasting students and staff to pray during lunch break and to avoid the cafeteria
  2. Avoid food-centric class events
  3. Reduce potentially dangerous physical activity
  4. Keep an eye out for students and staff that might need additional support
  5. Have a classroom lesson about Ramadan traditions and Islam

The month of Ramadan concludes with the celebration of Eid al-Fitr. This celebration begins at sundown on Monday, May 2nd and ends at sundown Tuesday, May 3rd.

It is acceptable and welcome to wish participants "Ramadan Kareem" (Have a generous Ramadan) and "Eid Mubarak" (Happy Eid) during this time.

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SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES AND ENGAGEMENT FAIR

Designed to aid parents and caregivers in finding quality tools, tricks, and resources for their students this summer, the CCS Summer Opportunities and Engagement Fair is a FREE event that will bring a variety of camps, educational resources, and engagement opportunities to one, easy to access location.


WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


WHERE: Columbus Metropolitan Library - Main Library (96 S. Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215) FREE PARKING


COST: FREE


THE FAIR WILL INCLUDE:


  • Summer Camps and Programs for grades PreK - 12, Special Needs, English Language Learners, and Gifted Students
  • Give a ways from Community Partners
  • Summer Employment, Internships, and Volunteer Hours


LEARN MORE: If you have any questions, please contact the Family Engagement Team at 614-365-8868 or Engage@columbus.k12.oh.us.

Dr. Dixon Previews the 2022 CCS Summer Experience
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THE 2022 SUMMER EXPERIENCE TAKES PLACE JUNE 21 - JULY 28, AND IT’S FREE TO ALL PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS STUDENTS.

More than 8,000 students took part in last year’s Summer Experience, and we’re excited to provide CCS students and families with six weeks of exciting school and community-based learning experiences.



Our teachers and community partners have created powerful, hands-on enrichment opportunities that will challenge students to continue growing as learners.

This year’s Summer Experience has expanded to include new and familiar project-based learning students and families were able to enjoy through our Pathway Express focuses: Entrepreneurship, Family & Consumer Sciences, Fine Arts, STEM, and World Languages & Cultures.


Summer Experience will also present students with an opportunity to accelerate their learning or engage in course recovery. Register in the Parent Portal today!

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT!

Download the Infinite Campus PARENT app to your phone.


Type 'Columbus' when it asks for the district.


Enter your user name and password.

CCS INFINITE CAMPUS PARENT PORTAL

Click here to access Parent Portal from a web browser and select 'Campus Parent'

NEW TO PARENT PORTAL. ENTER ACTIVATION KEY/CODE HERE.

If you no longer have your activation key/code you received upon enrollment, please contact Ms. Sue Krawiec at (614) 365-8815 or email her at skrawiec@columbus.k12.oh.us to obtain it.

HOW TO REGISTER ONCE LOGED ONTO THE PARENT PORTAL:

Go to the menu (3 bars/horizontal lines at the top left hand corner)

Click 'More'

Go to 'Quick Links'

Click on 'Summer Experience'

Then follow the prompts.

It will show you which schools have availability.

You will get a confirmation email once you've finished.

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LITERACY NIGHT

BIG SHOUT OUT TO MRS. BANTUM AND THE GIFTED AND TALENTED CLASS FOR HOSTING OUR FIRST IN-PERSON LITERACY NIGHT. GREAT JOB TO ALL STAFF WHO PARTICIPATED!!

LITERACY NIGHT WINNERS CONGRATULATIONS!

CONGRATULATIONS! FOURTH GRADE STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

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CONGRATULATIONS! 5TH GRADE STUDENT OF THE MONTH FOR FEBRUARY

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3D Models of the Western Hemisphere

Students in Rooms 114 and 115 did reports on countries of the Western Hemisphere. They also made 3D models to represent their country.


Please enjoy looking at some of our students projects. They all worked very hard. Excellent work!

NORTHGATE'S WALL OF ART

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Cheryl’s Cookies for A’s Report Card Rewards Program

Bring your kids to a Cheryl’s retail store with their current grading period report card and they will receive a cookie for each grade A that they receive, up to 3 total. Student must be present for the Cookies for A’s program at Cheryl’s Cookies, and bring a current report card.

Find the store location near you.

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Happy Birthday to you with Free Jeni’s Ice Cream!


It’s my birthday month, so it’s time to share this great birthday offer again! Birthdays mean cake and ice cream, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream has you covered with the ice cream. They’ll give you a single, standard, or trio size ice cream FREE on your birthday! That’s right – any size for free!!



This is a birthday freebie you DON’T want to miss!


Free Jeni’s Splendid Ice cream for my birthday? Yes, please. I’d be happy with a trio of Queen City Cayenne, Bangkok Peanut, and Salty Caramel (please bring back my spicy flavors!).

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HOME DEPOT FREE KIDS WORKSHOP KITS


April 2, 2022: Window Bird Feeder


Kids love learning new skills, and Home Depot has been a leader in teaching kids how to build for years. While most stores have the in-person workshops on hold, they are still offering free kids workshop kits to build at home!


These kits are perfect for children ages 5 – 12. These how-to kits aim to teach kids how to create useful and educational projects, while emphasizing tool safety.


Pick up your free Kids Workshop Kit on the first Saturday of each month between 9am – 12pm from your local store, while supplies last. Or you can order online for $5 – while supplies last.


When: Monthly on the 1st Saturday @ 9:00 am-12:00 pm(April 2, 2022 - May 7, 2022)

Cost: Free

What: Pick up a Home Depot Free Kids Workshop Kit

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