District News

iPad Insurance Information and iPad insurance Envelope 2018-19 iPad Insurance

All the iPad insurance information is posted on the Student and Parent Portal. It is also available on your building’s web page (found under ‘for Students’ and ‘for Parents’), or click this link

Athletic Season Tickets on Sale

Season Tickets are now on sale in the HS office...

2018-19 Student class information is now posted and available on your individual Student Portal and Parent Portal. Portal

Students, log into your student portal as you did last year.         

The student portal is found on any district web page: select, ‘for Students’ then ‘Student Portal – LOG IN’

Parents and Guardians, log into your created Parent Portal as you did last year.

The parent portal is found on any district web page: select, ‘for Parents’ then ‘Parent Portal – LOG IN’

Right To Know Letter, information for Parents and Guardians Right to Know

Dear Parent(s)/Legal Guardian(s):

Your child attends Central Columbia School District, which receives Federal Title I funds to assist students in meeting state achievement standards.  This letter lets you know about your right to request information about the qualifications of the classroom staff working with your child. 

For Past and Future Central Columbia Graduates - Production Operator at Kawneer

For Past and Future Central Columbia Graduates...

All ESY Classes that were scheduled for Thursday, July 26th are canceled due to heavy rains and flash flooding. Flood Watch
Summer 2018 Keystone Testing Schedule testing

Reminder to students, Keystone Testing schedule for Literature, Algebra I, Biology

Free meals are available over the summer for Central Columbia Students Free Lunch

Free meals are available over the summer months through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Seamless Summer Option (SSO).

Graduates of Central Columbia High School 2018

Your Central Columbia School District accounts; email, Office 365, OneDrive Storage, will remain active and accessible until June 30th, 2018. You have until that time to download any and all data, photos or files that you have stored. 

On July 1st, 2018 all your personal email and storage accounts and data will be erased and expunged.

John Monick

Student Technology Information - New Student Passwords - for 2018-19 School Year pw change

Student log-in passwords have been updated (CHANGED) today, Monday, June 11th, 2018 to your new 2018-19 school year password.

Facebook Live broadcast starting today at 4 PM - Central Columbia High School Graduation Graduation
Parents submit YOUR PERMISSION for your student(s) to keep their new iPad during the Summer 2018 Summer 2018 iPAd

Summer Learning with iPads, current 8th thru 11th-grade students. You must submit this form on or before June 7th, 2018

Central Columbia High School Graduation Information

As we approach the end of the year and the graduation ceremony, there are a few details I would like to share with you to help make the day of graduation an exciting and happy celebration. 

Summer Learning with iPads, current 8th thru 11th grade students SUmmer Learning with iPads
Central Columbia School Board Passed 2018-19 District Budget

The Central Columbia School Board passed the 2018-19 District budget by unanimous vote on May 21...

CCHS Drama Club Attended the Ray of Light Awards

On Saturday, May 19th, the CCHS Drama Club attended the Ray of Light Awards...

First Keystone Community Bank Recognized for Donation to Softball Field Light Project

Central Columbia School District recently celebrated the addition of field lights on the district's softball field...

Current 8th Grade Students, you are scheduled to receive your new, iPad (6th generation) on Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:00 PM ipad

Make sure that you back up all your data and files NOW and before you swap out your current iPad for the new replacement.

Central Columbia High School ranked #1 of the 245 rural school districts in PA

This is a remarkable and laudable achievement.  Congratulations and thanks go to our students, faculty, staff, parents, and community.

2018 Spring Arts Festival Chorus Concert this Friday evening, May 11, at the Central Columbia High School.

Everyone in the Central Columbia S.D. community is cordially invited to attend the 2018 Spring Arts Festival Chorus Concert this Friday evening, May 11, at the Central Columbia High School.

Central Columbia School District has been Working to Update Emergency Plans and Procedures

This week, school staff have been educated on updated procedures...

Outside telephone lines are down as of 2:15 PM

Our telephone system is working on campus, but you can not connect to make outside calls. Our telephone vendor has been contacted and we are waiting for them to repair the outside lines.

School Safety message sent to all Central Teachers and Staff from Superintendent Harry Mathia School Safety

Detailed information shared with teachers and staff regarding safety/security initiatives that have taken place over the past several weeks.

The High School Issue has been resolved.

The High School Issue has been resolved, all teachers, staff, and students can go back to the High School. All schools are open. 

Matt Marvin to Swim at Bloomsburg University

Congratulations to Matt Marvin who will continue his swimming career at Bloomsburg University in the fall...

Central Columbia School District Business Administrator Honored with Leadership Award

Business Administrator Annette Lowery was recently honored with the David L. Nett Regional Leadership Award...

District office and classroom telephone maintenance today, Thursday, 3.29.18, starting at 8:45 AM

Today we are performing telephone maintenance. You will experience telephone outages if you are on campus and use an office or classroom handset.

Technology Info and Status web page can be found on any district web page under Quick Links

 

VOLUNTEER CLEARANCE SCHEDULE

Due to the inclement weather, the volunteer clearance hand-in schedule for this evening from 5-7pm has been postponed...

Unexpected snow squall is causing bus delays this morning, Friday, 3.16.18
Jazz Festival at Central Columbia High School

On April 7, 2018, the Central Columbia Band Boosters are sponsoring a jazz festival...

Drug Forum Event at Central Columbia High School

On Monday, March 19th, Central Columbia School District will be hosting a Drug Forum sponsored by State Rep. David Millard...

100th District IV Championship

On Thursday the Central Columbia Boys Swimming team won the District IV team Championship ...

PMEA Regional Chorus Results

Congratulations...

Tips for Parents and Teachers: Talking to Children About Violence

High profile acts of violence, particularly in schools, can confuse and frighten children who may feel in danger or worry that their friends or loved-ones are at risk. They will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children feel safe by establishing a sense of normalcy and security and talking with them about their fears.

Superintendent Harry Mathias School Safety email message sent to all Teachers and Staff School Safety
Central Columbia High School student made threats to other students. The problem was resolved without issue.

Today, Thursday, February 22nd, a Central Columbia High School student made serious threats to other students. These other students, doing the right thing, filed a report which alerted the High School principal. Jeff Groshek, our High School principal, contacted the local police. Jointly they launched an investigation and resolved any threat. 

We appreciate anyone who steps forward with information regarding the safety of our students, staff, and teachers. Together we can solve the issues that we are facing.

Part Two of Kindergarten On-Line Registration, is the in-person registration on Friday 2/16/18, between 8:00 AM and 3:30 PM

please stop by the Central Columbia Elementary School (Gymnasium Lobby) with the necessary paperwork (see below) to complete your child's Kindergarten registration.  It is not necessary for your child to accompany you to registration.

You will need to bring the following items:

  • Original Birth Certificate (we cannot accept a photocopy).
  • Current immunization/shot records (you may obtain from your doctor).
  • Two documents verifying Proof of Residency in Central Columbia School District. PA drivers license, signed lease or home purchase agreement, electric bill, utility bill, bank statement, tax notice, car registration, paycheck stub.
  • If applicable, Agency Letter of Placement or Court Order, custody papers or a copy of most recent IEP.
this is the link that must be used for the mandated reporting testing, https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

this is the link that must be used for the mandated reporting testing, https://www.reportabusepa.pitt.edu

All Central Columbia Schools Are closed, Friday, 1/12/18 and Monday, 1/15/18

Schools closed due to Teacher's In-Service.

Technology maintenance during the Christmas Break

UPDATED - Technology Maintenance during the Christmas Break will start on Wednesday 12.27.17 6 AM thru Saturday, 12/30/17, 5 PM

During the Christmas break, the Technology Team is going to perform maintenance and updates on our technology systems. Any know outages our service issues will be posted on our Technology Info and Status web page.  Access can be found on any building home page under ‘quick links’, Technology Info and Status.

Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019

Part One, Kindergarten Registration Online, is now open, click this link to start. 

You may start your child's Kindergarten Registration Process online now. The deadline to complete part one online is 2/12/17.

Central Columbia Agricultural Science Instructor Earns National Award

From Tuesday, December 6 to Friday, December 8, 2017; Doug Brown, Agricultural and Environmental Science Instructor attended the National Association of Agricultural Educators National Convention in Nashville, TN...

Fall Sports PHAC Academic All-Stars

Congratulation to the following High School Student/Athletes who have been named to the Pennsylvania Heartland Athletic Conference All-Academic All Star team for the fall season...

Military Member in Household Form

All Central Columbia S.D. households are requested to use the Military Member in Household Form to let us know if there is any parent or legal guardian current serving in the military. Click this link to access the Military Member in Household Form.  (http://www.ccsd.cc/Content2/21572)

Central Columbia Ag Science Instructs About Tractor Safety

The Central Columbia Agricultural Science Program has been instructing Ag Science II students on the proper operations...

Purchase your 2017-2018 HS Yearbook

Purchase your 2017-2018 Yearbook today at an Introductory price of $45.00...

First annual Trunk or Treat

The Central Columbia Education Association is hosting a Trunk or Treat event in the elementary school parking lot...

2018 PMEA District Chorus

Congratulations to the following members of Central Columbia High School Chorus for auditioning and being accepted to the 2018 PMEA District Chorus...
 

Central Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame Conducts Induction Ceremony

In conjunction with the 2017 Homecoming Weekend the Central Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame Committee held its annual induction ceremony...

Budget Information and Presentation for 2018-19

Budget information for 2018-19 that was presented to the School Board on October, 16th, 2017

New Central Columbia S.D. Family Tech Training ipad

New Family Tech Training sessions to assist families with Sapphire, eBackpack, and some of the other applications that students use on their iPads.

Field Hockey Alumni Honor Coach Bridget Mathias

Recently the field hockey program held an alumni game in honor of Coach Mathias’ upcoming retirement...

Homecoming Weekend, Schedule of Events for October 13-14, 2017
Schoolwide Informational Night will be held on Thursday, October 19th from 4:00-5:00 PM, Elem School Caft.

All parents and guardians are welcome...

2017 Columbia-Montour County Chorus Results

Congratulations to the following members of Central Columbia's High School Chorus...

School Achievement Data

Last week the PA Department of Education released the test (PSSA and Keystone exam) results from all schools for 2017...

Central Columbia FFA Members Capture Tractor Driving Championship

On Thursday, September 21, 2017; two Central Columbia FFA Seniors competed in the 2017 Area FFA Tractor Driving Leadership Development Event at the Bloomsburg Fair...

Bloomsburg Fair Art Display

High School students Shelby Walker, Madison Shaffer and Hannah Brown helped teacher Kevin Noll...

Technology Troubleshooting Checklist troubshoot

Having an issue with your iPad? BEFORE talking to a teacher, have you done the following?

PA schools could see affects of budget balance issues

BLOOMSBURG, COLUMBIA COUNTY (WOLF-TV) — As lawmakers continue to battle over how to pay for the budget, the state could be late paying its bills.

Apple is planning to release their iPad, iOS 11 software tomorrow, 9/19/17. Do not install or update this release on your Central Columbia S.D. iPad. Technology Dept

We will let you know when you can update to iOS 11.

Parents/Guardians, please return your student(s) completed Updated Student Medical Form 2017-18

Parents that did not or could not access the online Parent Portal, please return the completed student 'Medical Update Form' for your student(s), as soon as possible.

Central Columbia FFA Constructs Landscape Display

On Thursday, September 7, 2017; several Central Columbia FFA members volunteered their time...

HS Picture Day

Picture Day for students is this Friday, September 8...

Cheer with the Jays Youth Clinic

Cheer with the Jays!....

Golf Team Wins Columbia County Classic

The Central Columbia Golf Team won the Columbia County Classic Golf Classic...

If your iPad is not updated to 10.3.3, important Apps will not function.

If you cannot install the update and get the following messages, "cannot verify an update" or that you're "not connected to the internet", your iPad downloaded an update a long time ago, and it has expired. You need to delete the pre-downloaded update and then prompt your iPad to install the 10.3.3 update.

Central Columbia FFA Visits Penn State Ag Progress Days

Students/members of the Central Columbia Agricultural/Environmental Science Program and FFA Chapter traveled to Rock Springs, PA...

Central Columbia Agricultural Science Students Attend Soil Health Workshop

On Friday, August 25, 2017, seven students from the Agricultural/Environmental Science Program attended the Columbia County Soil Health Workshop...

Volunteer and Clearance Information for Central Columbia S.D.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Central Columbia School District. There are several things you need to do before becoming an approved volunteer for the district.

iPad Insurance Costs CCHS

Parents/Guardians have the option to decide if they want to participate (OPT-IN) in the student iPad insurance program or not participate (OPT-OUT) and assume full responsibility to pay for accessory replacement costs or repair/replacement of a damaged iPad.

BLUEJAY ALERT test call, Thursday, November 9th. Bluejay Alert Test Call

The BLUEJAY ALERT system is used to call parents in the event of an emergency, school delay, cancellation, or early dismissal

Bluejay Notify is renamed Bluejay News

The name change to Bluejay News better represents the content of the opt-in user selected notifications.

Central Columbia FFA President Participates in World Youth Food Prize Institute

entral Columbia FFA President and current senior Abby Yoder traveled to Des Moines, Iowa to attend the 2017 World Food Institute...

Land Surveying Class Hosts Guest Speaker

On Friday, October 20, 2017; Mr. Turner's Land Surveying class hosted a guest speaker. Mr. Brian Eckrote, professional land surveyor...

Central Columbia FBLA Cleans Up

Future Business Leaders of America students from Central Columbia recently completed a litter pickup along Old Berwick Road...

High School Yearbooks are on Sale Now!

Purchase your 2017-2018 Yearbook today at an Introductory price of $45.00...

1st Annual Color Run - November 11th

In the beginning of the school year, the High School student council set a lofty philanthropic goal of raising $20,000.00 for the Think Big Foundation...

Future Careers Expo 2017 Careers 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Thursday, November 9, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  PLACE: Kehr Union Ballroom

Central Columbia FFA Conducting Annual Citrus Sales

Annual Citrus Sales...

Senior Portraits with Activity

All senior portraits are due by Friday, November 10, 2017...