Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of Mar 14th

Colerain Announcements

  • Lunch Menu - SEE BELOW
  • CCS Summer Experience - Registration Opens on March 15th - see section below.
  • PTA Meeting - Wednesday, March 16th @ 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
  • NO SCHOOL - Wednesday, March 23rd (records day)
  • 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.

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 opens in the Parent Portal on Tuesday, March 15.

  • 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****

In addition, we will be hosting our Virtual Family Engagement Session that evening at 6:00 p.m., which will focus on answering families' questions about the program. Families can RSVP for the Virtual Family Engagement Session at

PTA Meeting

Wednesday, March 16th @ 6p

zoom link:

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

Dominion M.S. "In Person" Tours

Wednesday, March 16 at 5:30 pm

Families do not need to RSVP, they can simply show up. Tours will be "self guided" with student and staff docents. This will allow families to explore the entire school building and learn more about Dominion AND the MIDDLE SCHOOL experience from students and staff.

You can even attend if Dominion is not your home middle school. There is a lot to learn about middle school in general!

CCS Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

"Sign Up for the CCS Summer Experience"

Tuesday, March 15 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (on Zoom)

The 2022 CCS Summer Experience starts in June and it’s FREE to all Columbus City Schools students (K-12). This year’s Summer Experience has expanded to include new and familiar project-based learning opportunities. During this session, we will preview the hands-on enrichment opportunities that will challenge students to continue growing as learners.

Please click here to RSVP for this session (

"Summer Opportunity and Engagement #3"

Thursday, March 17 - 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (on Zoom)

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, including day camps, field trips, academic learning, and fun activities that are free. This session will focus on summer opportunities for our students with exceptionalities, including Special Education, Gifted & Talented, and English as a Second Language.

Please click here to RSVP for this session (

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).

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.

Community Resources

COVID Vaccines


Big picture

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: