Golden Eagle Times

December 4, 2020

We are so grateful for the Columbia Community. On behalf of the Columbia Central staff, we wish our families a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

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CCJH/HS Staff Greetings! We miss you!

Important Dates

112/7-12/11-Holiday Spirit Week

12/9-Required Career Exploration Day using Xello for 9th-12th grade

12/10-Holiday Lunch

12/11-Forum Day

12/11-Junior High and High School Virtual Talent Show

12/11-Deadline to indicate transition to either learning program

12/14-Senior Pictures and quotes are due for the yearbook

12/16-12/18-9th-12th grade semester exams

12/18-Half day of school

12/28-American Red Cross Blood Drive

1/4-School Resumes

1/18-No school for students, Professional Development for staff

2/15-No school


2/22-2/26-High School Band Solo and Ensemble

3/8-No school for students, Professional Development for staff

3/12-End of third marking period

December 11-Deadline to indicate transition to either learning program

If your child plans to switch learning programs, please email by December 11.

Please take time to review our Distance Learning Schedule-Attendance is required at online class meetings!

A few reminders about our current Distance Learning Schedule-

  • Attendance is required on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for online class meetings
  • Academic support is available on Wednesday and Friday for all 7th-12th grade students
  • If your child will be absent, please email
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Final Exams have been modified to a final chapter/unit test or project

Final Exams have been modified to a final chapter/unit test or project-

Based on the continuation of Distance Learning through the end of the semester, final exams have been modified and are being replaced with a chapter/unit project or test. (Advanced Placement classes have specific requirements and may require a final exam.) The final grade will be an average of the first and second marking period. Students have an opportunity to raise their final grade by being successful with these final important assessments.

High School only-If your child failed the semester in one or more classes, they will have an opportunity to take the exam and test out to earn credit. They must pass the assessment with 60% or better. The test out day will be on January 13. Please review this important letter regarding ways to assist students who are failing one or more classes:

Academic Letter of Concern

Please join us for our Holiday Spirit Week, 2020! Prizes will be given to students each day for sharing their holiday spirit!

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Please help to support Toys for Motts! Deadline is December 11

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High School Students will Participate in Career Exploration

Xello | Who are you? How do you Learn? What Interests You?

Xello is an online platform that helps assess students' skills, interests and goals to better prepare them for future academic and career success. It is required that all Columbia Jr. Sr. High School students complete assignments in Xello each semester. This allows our school counselors to provide more personalized and efficient support to ensure students reach their full potential.

We are holding an instructional session, with Q&A and time for completion on Wednesday, December 9th.

Attendance will be taken as this is mandatory and students are required to join Zoom to learn how to complete their Xello profile properly. Students can access Zoom links, assignment and attendance requirements for this in their SAT Prep, Senior Trans or English 9/10 Google Classroom.

In order for this to be a productive and successful endeavor, students must know their PowerSchool login so they can access the platform on their Chromebook or Laptop. It won’t work on a cell phone. If they can’t access their login credentials, they may email me prior to the session.

You can learn more about Xello by watching this short video. If you have any questions, please feel free to

Zoom Schedule for Xello on December 9th

9:30-10:30 AM-Juniors

10:30-11:30 AM-Seniors

12:30-1:30 PM-Freshman

1:30-2:30 PM-Sophomores

Meal Pick Up and Snow Days

Free meals for Columbia Central families may be picked every Wednesday from 10 AM-11 AM at Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School.

If a snow day occurs on a Wednesday, we will move the meal pickup to the next day when we return to school. It will still be in front of the high school from 10am-11am

Please read this update from the Fitness Center regarding Student Hours-

Based on the current Executive Order the Fitness Center has been required to modify student hours and implement necessary COVID safety protocols. Please review the important information below:

Students must wear a mask at all times throughout their workout, no exceptions. Social distancing is also required while in the Fitness center.

We are able to have 25% capacity, 8 students, in the facility together at a time. In order to comply with this, we will host two 45 minute time sessions for students to work out, Monday-Friday.

  • Session 1-3:05-3:50 PM

15 minute break to sanitize between sessions

  • Session 2-4:05-4:50 PM

It is suggested to call ahead to check on how many students are in the Weight room and sign up for a session. Pease call 517-592-3393.

In order to use the Fitness Center during these times, you must be a Columbia Central student and have your Student Contract Form turned in. If you don’t have a form completed one can be picked up at the front desk of the Fitness Center.

Thank you for your understanding!!

Builders Club and Key Club News

Check out the Book Box coming soon to CCHS!

The Builders Club and Key Club have created Book Boxes to share a love for reading throughout our community. A Book Box will be located near the main entrance of the high school. Please stop by to donate a book or grab a new book to enjoy!

Please help the Kiwanis Club support our community this holiday season.

The Brooklyn Kiwanis Club has a goal of raising $1000 for the Salvation Army this year. Please help them reach this goal!

Please be sure to check out the Columbia School District Counseling Newsletter for important information from Mrs. Diefenthaler and Mrs. Caryl

Safe Routes to School Survey

Please support the Columbia School District in their efforts to receive a Safe Routes to School Grant. This grant will be used to develop safe pathways between the district school buildings. We need your help with this project by visiting the suggested trail areas and completing the Walk/Bike Audit Survey.

Junior High Washington D.C. Trip

The DC trip is currently still on for May 19-23. At this point, it is getting a little late to add an additional bus. There are 18 seats left on the trip and a waiting list will be compiled after those seats are filled.

If you would like your child to go please sign them up at the link below. The code for our trip is 21CCRRDC.

We have started a fundraiser for the trip that runs from now until December 15th with anticipated delivery by Christmas. Participants earn 40% of their total sales. If you did not get an email from Mrs. Hall earlier in the week and would like information, please call the Junior High office @ 517-769-8652 or email with an updated email address.

Columbia Central Athletics

Congratulations to our varsity volleyball team on an amazing season earning the District Championship and playing in the regional final game against Bronson! We are so proud of your hard work, determination and success! Way to go CC!

Congratulations to Taiya Fletcher who signed with Sienna Heights University to play basketball next year. Way to go Taiya!

Congratulation to Ethan Stewart and Nikolai Panergo for making the LCAA All Conference team in soccer!!

Congratulations to Kenadee Tompkins, Bailey Surque and Mia Taylor for making the LCAA All Conference team in volleyball!

Congratulations to Blake Farmer and Ethan Emerson for making the All Region team in football!

Please stay tuned for updated Winter Sports Schedules!