Colerain All Stars Newsletter

Week of November 29th

CCS Parent Portal

Click here to make any phone, email, or address changes in the CCS Parent Portal

Colerain Announcements

  • Sensory & Self Regulation Strategies Session - Please watch the recorded session and complete the short feedback survey.
  • Please save and send "egg cartons" to school - These will be used by Mr. Vance's Art Classes. Thanks!!!
  • Please consider donating lightly used (or new) sweat/athletic pants (all sizes) to Colerain. These will be provided to our students if they have accidents through out the school day.
  • Free At-Home COVID Tests - are available at all Columbus Library Locations

Colerain Winter Concert

Thursday, December 16th @ Colerain Elementary (and streamed via zoom)

1p - Grade 4 & 5 Instrumental

1:40p - Grade 4 & 5 Vocal

2:15p - Grade 2 & 3 Vocal

2:50p - Grades K & 1 Vocal

Only 2 family members per student may attend in person

CCS Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

Free Elementary COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Columbus City Schools is partnering with Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Columbus Public Health to provide free COVID-19 vaccine clinics at every CCS elementary school for our students ages 5-11. We've made it as easy as possible for our younger students to get this life-saving vaccine. Parents must provide consent before the vaccines can be given, so we want to answer any questions you might have. Join tonight’s Virtual Family Engagement Session to hear from our pediatric health partners and school health teams as we talk about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for younger students. We will also show you step-by-step how to complete the online consent form.

Thursday, December 2 / 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join Zoom Meeting:

PBIS Tier I – Starts with 
School-Wide Expectations

The "3B" expectations are taught for specific areas at Colerain (classroom, hallway, cafeteria, etc.) and reinforced for all students.

  • "Be Respectful"
  • "Be a Kind Friend"
  • "Be Your Best Self"

Ask your student about the "3Bs" and how they can apply them at home

IEP vs. 504 Plans

Have you heard educators or families using terms like "IEP" or "504"? These are plans, created under Federal laws, that offer formal, academic help to students.

Click here to learn more about these plans, how they are similar, and how they are different.

School Choice

The following types of School Choice applications for the 2022-2023 School Year, must be submitted via the Parent Portal. Applications are NOT open at this time, but but dates will be posted on this website:

School Choice Lottery: For students wishing to apply to attend a school other than the school assigned.

Reservation Admissions: For students who currently attend a school that is eligible to reserve a seat in the next school with the same programming (eg. students served by the Orthopedically Impaired Program going from Colerain to AIMs).

Request to Return to Home School: For students attending a school in Columbus City Schools that is not their school of address (eg. going from lottery school back to home school).

Selective Admissions: For students who meet specific criteria (eg Columbus Gifted Academy, AIMs Middle School, Columbus Alternative High School, etc.).

CCS Facilities Master Plan Details

  • Phase 6 (Transform) - Wednesday, December 1st @ 6p at Whetstone High School

    • We will evaluate the options created in the Phase 5 - Consider workshop. What are the pros and cons of each option? We will break into small groups and evaluate what option makes the most sense for your region. Come be a part of live decision making and consensus building. Please request translation services when registering.

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Community Events

  • Autism Society - "Introduction to Self Regulation Through Movement" - Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM - register here for this $5 session.

  • Autism Society - "Together in Motion Pop Up Yoga Class" - Sunday, December 5, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM - register here for this $5 class

  • Clintonville Tree Lighting - Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 6:00p to 7:30p inside the Whetstone Community Center - this FREE event will feature music by the Whetstone High School choristers, children's crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies donated by Weiland's Market. Santa will visit to have his photo taken and hear wish lists with kids who attend. About 7:00 p.m., festivities will move outside to the evergreen tree in front of the Whetstone Library, where the lights will be turned on by a special guest and everyone can join in singing "Let There Be Peace on Earth."

Community 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.