Columbus Christian School News

November 27, 2020

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Dear CCS Family,

I am happy to inform you that the CCS Board of Education voted to return to in-person instruction on November 30, 2020. This decision was made after many prayers and hours of discussion and reviewing surveys and input from the Return-to-School Task Force. The board also has considered input from the Health Department and the Governor’s office.

One thing that was considered was the status of Bartholomew County on the Indiana Department of Health’s website. Bartholomew County remained in the orange category (2.5) this week. If Bartholomew County would have moved into the red category, we would have remained with virtual learning.

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When we return to school, there are a few changes:

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With the return to school, we will also be allowing our extra-curricular activities to resume. Please be looking for more information as to how many fans will be allowed to attend ballgames and other programs.

One other change to note is that when we return from Christmas Break,

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I want to thank everyone who participated in our survey, provided input into this decision and, especially, those of you who have continued to lift CCS up in your prayers.

I will be praying that God keeps His hand of protection over all of you!


Kendall Wildey

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Hey Crusaders! Masks are on sale for $10 in the Office!

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Order Breakfast and/or Lunch Here

This link will take you to the FACTS SIS Help Login site.

Order Breakfast & Lunch Here

Place your students order and payment for breakfast and lunch here:

Meal prices:

Breakfast $2

Lunch $3

Snacks: $0.50 or $1 (available at limited times)

September Menu

Questions/Comments: Please contact Tammy Carlson at or call/text 1-812-322-4679.

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30 - Students Back in Classrooms

30 - PRESS ON Monday


7 - PRESS ON Monday

12 - Affordable Christmas

14 - PRESS ON Monday

17 - Christmas Programs

21 - PRESS ON Monday

21 - Christmas Pajama Day

22 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Day

22 - End of 2nd 9 weeks

23-Jan.3 - Christmas Break


4 - Class Resumes

4 - PRESS ON Monday

4 - Report Cards Sent Home

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What's at the core of Christian education?

How well do you see? Most of us own a pair of glasses - glasses to help us see better, glasses to protect our eyes from the sun, reading glasses, glasses to "look" cool... When you put on those glasses, you see through a different lens. Your ability to see is fundamentally changed.

Christian education helps students learn to view the world through GOSPEL GLASSES. Every day, our teachers and students intentionally look at history, science, math, relationships, athletics, the arts and life through the lens of the gospel.

So what's at the core of Christian education? Listen to two of our Bible teachers explain what it really means to put on gospel glasses. What glasses do you have on today?

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Safety Guidelines

In keeping with local and state guidelines, please read the CCS Protocols.
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Help Needed!

We are looking for a looking for video coordinator. If you are interested in recording the Boys Varsity Basketball Games, please contact Athletic Director, Kevin Roth, at

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Black Friday Deals

Don't shop on Black Friday or Cyber Monday until you shop our fundraiser! You'll get the GIFTS YOU NEED at the PRICES YOU WANT, and your friends and family will receive quality PRODUCTS THEY'LL LOVE. Plus every purchase you make using the following link helps our group! Thank you!

CCS Athletics Fundraiser


For information on CCS Athletics, check out the school website at


CCS uses a free app, eventlink, to communicate all it’s athletic & drama activities including game schedules. For more information, go here: How to Create an Eventlink Account.

If you encounter any issues, contact Matt Bond, Assistant Athletic Director at

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Crusader Families,

God has blessed us with INCREDIBLE Teachers and Staff! The PTF has done some extensive research to learn a little more about these amazing people... (actually, we just had them fill out a questionnaire)!

Please use this list as a resource throughout the year to surprise and encourage them (Birthdays, Christmas, or anytime you want to show them you love and appreciate them)! This is an easy way to show our teachers and staff how much we value who they are and all they do for our children. Thank you! - PTF Leadership Team

To access the 2020-2021 Teacher Favorites List:

1. Login in to

2. In the upper right corner, click on the “+” sign

3. Choose add classroom from drop down menu

4. Enter the code: 2kiskpm

5. Once you’ve joined the PTF classroom, all teacher favorites can be found under class

work, separated by grade

Please send all questions to Lori Hunnicutt (

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2021-22 Heritage Fund Scholarship

2021-22 Heritage Fund scholarship applications are now available.Thanks to the generosity of our scholarship donors, dozens of scholarships are offered for a variety of postsecondary fields of study and interests. See for a complete list of scholarships and their individual criteria, typical award amount range and link to apply. All completed scholarship applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2021.
FACTS Family Portal - Order Breakfast and/or Lunch Here

This link will take you to the FACTS Family Portal.

School Lunch Menu

October Menu

School Forms & Documents

Back to School Forms, After Care, COVID-19 Return to School Plan, Yearly Calendar, Supply List, Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures, & FAQ

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CCS is a RightNow media partner and that benefit extends to you! Check with the office for gift subscription information and begin enjoying access to Christian materials, teaching videos and books available in this online Biblical library. You can use these with your kids, for your personal growth and even as part of a family devotion or small group.

If you have not signed up for RightNow Media yet, click the link below to create an account for free! You'll get instant access to these studies and over 20,000 other Christian video resources for your whole family.

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Researchers David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock share valuable insights about the faith of the emerging generation of young people, identifying many of the challenges facing teens and 20-somethings in the digital age. Our guests offer parents guidance for strengthening their teens’ faith and helping them sustain that faith in today’s culture. Read More

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2020-2021 School Theme: PRESS ON

Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14
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Columbus Christian School Contact Info.

How to stay connected:



Twitter: @ccscrusader

Instagram: columbuschristianschool

YouTube: Columbus Christian School

eNewsletter: Emailed to you every Friday and also on the website under the PARENTS tab.

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Background Check Must Be On File

All family members who anticipate volunteering in the school, going on field trips, attending school functions, even driving MS/HS kids to their retreats MUST have a Volunteer Application/Background Check on file with CCS. Please download the form, fill it out and return it to the office. Thank you!

Do you shop on Amazon?

Did you know you can donate a percentage of any regular Amazon purchase to CCS by using Amazon Smile? It's Amazon's way of donating to charities. Help us keep our costs down and our student impact big by taking advantage of this easy resource!

SCRIP - Reduce your school tuition for 2021-22

Learn how you can reduce your school tuition for 2021-22 by ordering gift cards through CCS.

If you do any of the following:

  • purchase gas, food, clothing
  • eat out
  • shop
  • purchase gifts for Christmas, Birthdays, Anniversaries, etc.
  • go on Vacations
  • work on your car and purchase parts
  • purchase materials or tools for big home improvement projects

It's really simple. All you do is purchase gift cards (called SCRIP cards) through CCS. Order through the office or online...anytime! Call Tammy Harvey, Financial Secretary at (812) 372-3780 to get the enrollment code for ordering online. Start saving on next years tuition today!

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Heading back to school is an exciting time of year for students. As students go back to school, it is important that they eat healthy, stay active, and are up to date on their immunizations. The Bartholomew County Health Department would like to help you make sure your child is up to date. Call 812-379-1555 option 1 to check immunization status and make an appointment. Publicly funded program for those uninsured and underinsured to receive immunizations at no charge. Most insurances also accepted. Click here to view the Required & Recommended School Immunizations.

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