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Columbus City Schools
Communications Department
Jeffrey B. Warner, Director
270 East State Street
Columbus, Oh 43215
Ph. 614.365.5680
Fax 614.365.5814
Mission: Each student is highly educated, prepared for leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
Columbus City Schools
Back-to-School 2011-2012
COLUMBUS, OH, - August 17, 2011 - Columbus City Schools (CCS) expects to welcome
approximately 51,191 pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade students on August 24, the first day
of the traditional 2011-2012 school year. The district’s year-round schools began July 28.
What’s new for 2011-2012?
This fall, the district will expand several programs. The Columbus International High School,
which offers a focused International studies program, will add 10th grade, and move to 3049 Karl
Road. Fifth Avenue K-8 will expand as well adding 7th grade this year. The district’s twogender based middle schools, The Columbus City Preparatory School for Boys and the
Columbus City Preparatory School for Girls, will add seventh grade.
The district will be expanding its challenging Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
(STEM) – focused schools; implementing STEM Project Based Learning in the West feeder
pattern this fall at West High School (9th grade), along with it’s feeder middle schools, Starling
and Westmoor. The theme will be “Renewable/Alternative Energy, Rolling through the 21st
Century with Technology”. At West this means all 9th graders will be introduced to STEM as
they are immersed in project based learning in their course of study during their freshman year.
All members of the class of 2015 will also have the chance to take an Introduction to
Engineering Design (IED) class as well. American Sign Language (ASL) will be offered this
year as a foreign language at Northland and Whetstone High Schools.
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“The 2011-2012 school year will be a year of increased opportunities for students and staff”, said
Superintendent/CEO, Gene T. Harris, Ph.D. “We recognize the critical need for developing 21 stcentury skills and becoming truly global citizens. We offer a variety of specialized opportunities
for our students, from our globally recognized baccalaureate program, our expanding
International studies program, single gender schools, and our challenging STEM program
including arts and sports. We are preparing our young people for the exciting challenges ahead.”
Columbus City Schools continues to make strategic cost reductions combined with capital and
operational improvements to help provide a 21st-century learning environment. Students will
experience 21st century technology, upgraded science labs, new buses, and new textbooks all
made possible by the passage of a levy and bond package in 2008 through the overwhelming
support of the Columbus community.
Middle School Learning Communities
Columbus City Schools is bridging the gap between elementary and middle school by creating
smaller, more personalized learning communities for teaching and learning. These smaller
communities at the middle school level will offer more personalized instruction in core classes
allowing teachers to connect with the students in smaller group settings, ultimately increasing
student achievement.
Our middle schools offer a revised school schedule that will allow students greater flexibility of
block class scheduling, and increased exposure to learning experiences outside the classroom.
The new schedule will also allow teachers regular opportunities to collaborate and create
effective strategies as a team, which will allow for more individualized instruction and
comprehension.
Literacy is the basis of all learning and a top priority for our middle school redesign, and an
important part of our students’ ability to comprehend material. Teachers are placing a focused
emphasis on reading in the content area (RICA); the goal is to engage students in 21 st century
communication skills. Students learn, practice, and internalize strategies that are essential lifelong learning skills for reading, writing, understanding, and interpreting content specific
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materials. These skills include building understanding across and among core subjects and
developing interdisciplinary themes.
The middle school structure supports the program, “Where Everybody Belongs” (WEB). The
WEB program is a year long orientation and transition plan that guides 6th graders to academic
and social success by reducing the initial challenges of entering middle school. Our WEB
Leaders are 8th graders who serve as peer mentors for the 6th graders. WEB Leaders go through
extensive training to become positive role models, motivators and serve as a catalyst for change
in our middle schools by modeling positive behavior for their peers, thus reducing incidences of
teasing and bullying.
All Day Kindergarten
Special kindergarten orientation days will be held August 24-26 at the child’s assigned school
from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the full-day orientation, parents and students will learn
expectations and receive guidelines and ideas that will help make the students’ first year of
school an enriching and successful one. Parents will receive a letter from their elementary
school principal that details which day their student should arrive for orientation.
2012 and Beyond
Columbus City Schools is focused on preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow. Vision 2012
is a shared goal of student success and a 90-percent graduation rate beginning with members of
the Class of 2012. The district’s current graduation rate is more than 77.6%, up from 55% in
2001. The district's 2012 and Beyond strategic plan provides for high-quality teaching and
learning in the classroom, safe and secure schools, and effective and efficient business operations
supported by a network of collaborations that include business, higher education, neighborhoods,
and community and family partners.
Columbus City Schools’ focus on literacy across the curriculum and at all grade levels is
designed to build the foundational skills for lifelong learning and student success. The district's
menu of innovative and traditional schools aligned in pre K-12 feeder patterns and programmatic
clusters are designed to fit the academic needs of students.
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regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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High school graduation coaches work regularly with students, faculty, staff and parents to create
plans and strategies for at-risk students to keep them motivated, and achieve academic success.
If your student is struggling with credits, contact your school principal and/or guidance
counselor.
Ohio Core
Ohio’s new graduation standards, Ohio Core, are being implemented. The district is preparing
students for the new Ohio Core graduation requirements, which include four credits in math,
including Algebra II, and three credits in science, including inquiry-based lab experience.
Students must have computer and technical skills, as well as critical thinking and problemsolving skills to be successful in the jobs of tomorrow and in completing postsecondary
education. 21st century classrooms are being created where students and teachers are engaged in
the learning process, new computers and science labs have been added, and received significant
upgrades as have building’s safety and security features.
Higher Education Partnerships
Columbus City Schools has partnered with several Central Ohio institutions of higher learning to
develop programs that boost student achievement and college readiness, offering college-level
courses to seniors. The Columbus City Schools Seniors to Sophomores program is a dual
enrollment program, which enables academically qualified high school seniors to earn both high
school and college credit at the same time. Students who participate in the program will be
enrolled in college classes on a public university school campus, and will have the opportunity to
earn a year’s worth of both high school and college credit at no cost to the student.
The district’s collaboration with Ohio University, The Ohio State University, Columbus State
Community College, Capital, Franklin and Ohio universities facilitated the creation of Columbus
City Schools Seniors to Sophomores program in 2008. Otterbein University began offering dual
credit opportunities in 2009.
The district’s partnership with DeVry University through the DeVry Advantage Academy
provides qualified high school juniors and seniors a unique opportunity to take web graphic
design courses at DeVry University and earn college credits - at no tuition cost. Students who
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successfully complete the program will graduate with a high school diploma and an associate
degree in Web Graphic Design.
The district has grown the Advanced Placement (AP) program. Ninety-seven AP courses are
offered in 16 Columbus City High Schools. Classes vary from Biology to English to Calculus.
Credit Flexibility
Senate Bill 311 (also known as Ohio core) mandates a plan that enables “students to earn units of
high school credit based on a demonstration of subject area competency, instead of or in
combination with completing hours of classroom instruction.” The goal is to increase student
learning by allowing access to more resources, customization around individual student needs
and the use of multiple measures of learning not limited solely to seat time or the walls of a
school building.
Credit Flexibility will make it possible for students to customize learning through increased
opportunities for real-world experiences that relate to their interests and career aspirations. The
plan will allow students to earn credits by: completing coursework, testing out of or
demonstrating proficiency of course content; or pursuing one or more educational options
including, distance learning, educational travel, an internship, music, after school/tutorial
program, community service or other engagement projects.
Columbus City Schools Virtual Credit Advancement Program (VCAP)
This fall, the Columbus City Schools Virtual Credit Advancement Program (VCAP) will offer
expanded opportunities for all students to take core and electives coursework on-line. New,
expanded, high school virtual course offerings taught by highly qualified certificated teachers are
available to serve all students with courses that align with our curriculum. CCS-VCAP will
provide our students with an individualized, blended approach to learning.
Students can complete their high school diploma requirements online choosing from a full
compliment of courses for enrichment, including courses in literature, history, chemistry,
physical education and health. Whether students need to make up missed credits, repeat courses
or balance school with other responsibilities, CCS-VCAP can be a great choice.
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Eligible students must be enrolled in the district and be 21 years of age or younger, but have not
earned enough credits to graduate. In addition, students enrolled in VCAP on a full-time basis
have access to all extracurricular activities available to traditional students.
CCS-VCAP will begin Tuesday, September 6, 2011.
The following sites will serve as
community learning centers for CCS-VCAP students:
Community Center Learning Centers
Hours of Operation
The Heritage Community Center, 2444 Gatewood Road.
10:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hilltonia United Methodist Church, 514 S. Columbian Avenue.
10:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Hudson Community Education Center, 2323 Lexington Avenue.
11:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Walnut Ridge High School, 4841 East Livingston Avenue.
4:00 - 8:00 p.m.
VCAP (extended hours) begin at high school sites – Monday, November 7, 2011.
The VCAP office is located at Mifflin MS, 2546 Sunbury Road (Rm. 108).
For more
information about the VCAP program, contact the Office of Alternative Programs at 365-5485.
New and beautifully renovated buildings
The district is building a system of 21st-century learning environments, supported by a Facilities
Master Plan that has resulted in 34 new and renovated buildings serving Columbus students.
Columbus City Schools is simultaneously realigning the feeder pattern for efficient use of
facilities, while maximizing education opportunities.
In segments 1 & 2, the community and district, with state support, has invested more than $521
million in new facilities, with the work completed on time and within budget. With the passage
of the 2008 bond and levy, an additional $164 million in investment is being made to build new
or renovate nine additional projects. The segment 3 building projects are moving forward in
design and scheduled for completion beginning in winter of 2012.
After a serious fire at Stewart Elementary School in August of 2010, the district was able to
utilize American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Stimulus-backed funding to move
forward with the full renovation and expansion of this historic building.
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Remaining schools nearing completion include:

Linden McKinley STEM
2011 (Dec.)

Georgian Heights ES
2012 (Fall)

Olde Orchard ES
2012 (Fall)

Clinton ES
2012 (Fall)

Cedarwood ES
2012 (Winter)

Liberty ES
2012 (Fall)

Starling K-8
2012 (Dec.)

Alum Crest/Clearbrook 6-12
2012 (Fall)

Language Immersion K-8
2012 (Fall)

Africentric Early College
2013 (Dec.) Segment 2 school
Columbus City Schools Fast Facts
Traditional School Hours
Middle Schools, High Schools & Career Centers:
7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Elementary & K-8 Schools:
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Exceptions: Alum Crest HS & Clearbrook MS:
7:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Beatty Park ES & Colerain ES:
8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
I-PASS:
7:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Ft. Hayes HS & Career Center
7:30 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Columbus City Schools Latchkey Program as a Before-and After-School Option
Latchkey programs are provided in 24 Columbus elementary schools for before and after-school
care by certificated teachers for children in kindergarten through fifth grade.
The Latchkey program offers childcare in a familiar environment and an opportunity for children
to learn socialization skills, arts and crafts, and participate in age-appropriate games and
activities. Students may also work on class assignments during the after-school program and ask
their Latchkey teachers homework questions.
Latchkey centers operate from 7 a.m. until classes begin; all reopen after the school day ends and
remain open until 6 p.m. Snacks are provided in the afternoon. Latchkey centers are only open
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on days when the Columbus City Schools are in session. The cost per child for Latchkey is $50
a week for mornings, $50 a week for afternoons, or $65 a week for both sessions. In addition to
weekly fees, an annual registration fee of $30 is charged for the first child, and a maximum of
$40 is charged for two or more children in the same family. The program accepts Title XX.
Columbus City Schools 2011-2012 Latchkey Program Locations
*All telephone numbers have a 365- prefix
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Alpine
Avalon
Berwick Alternative
Clinton (Hubbard)
Devonshire Alternative
Forest Park
Gables
Georgian Hts. Alternative (Wedgewood)
Indian Springs
Indianola Alternative
Kenwood Alternative
Maize
Maybury
Moler
Northtowne
Oakland Park Alternative
Olde Orchard Alternative (Old Shady Lane)
Scottwood
Shady Lane
Stewart Alternative
Westgate Alternative
Winterset
Woodcrest
STREET ADDRESS
1590 Alpine Drive
5220 Avalon Avenue
2655 Scottwood Road
104 W. Hubbard Avenue
6286 Ambleside Drive
5535 Sandalwood Blvd.
1680 Becket Avenue
3781 Eakin Road
50 E. Henderson Road
251 E. Weber Road
3770 Shattuck Avenue
4360 Maize Road
2633 Maybury Road
1560 Moler Road
4767 Northtowne Blvd.
3392 Atwood Terrace
800 McNaughten Road
3392 Scottwood Road
1444 Shady Lane Road
40 Stewart Avenue
3080 Wicklow Road
4776 Winterset Drive
5321 Livingston Avenue
ZIP CODE
43229
43229
43209
43202
43229
43229
43235
43228
43214
43202
43220
43224
43232
43207
43229
43224
43213
43227
43227
43206
43204
43220
43232
PHONE
*5359
*5361
*6140
*6532
*5335
*5337
*5499
*5931
*6032
*5579
*5502
*6040
*5381
*5529
*5488
*6058
*5388
*6507
*5391
*5556
*5971
*5510
*6747
ALL LATCHKEY CENTERS open at 7:00 a.m. and continue until regular classes begin. Centers re-open immediately after
school and continue until 6:00 p.m. LATCHKEY CENTERS are closed when Columbus City Schools are closed. A.M. FEE is
$50.00 per week per child; P.M. FEE is $50.00 per week per child, A.M. and P.M. FEE is $65.00 per week per child. PAYABLE BY CHECK OR
MONEY ORDER ONLY – NO CASH PAYMENTS ACCEPTED.
THE YEARLY REGISTRATION FEE IS $30 FOR ONE CHILD AND $40 FOR TWO OR MORE CHILDREN IN THE SAME HOME.
The registration fee is only refundable if the Latchkey Center of your choice does not open.
LATCHKEY accepts TITLE XX.
For more information call the Latchkey office at 365-5891.
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regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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Registering for Columbus City Schools
Children in Ohio must be five years old on or before September 30, 2011, to enroll in
kindergarten and must have completed an accredited kindergarten program to be eligible to
enroll in first grade. Parents who are new to Columbus and wish to enroll their students in a
district school should follow these two easy steps:

Call the FACTLine at 221-FACT (221-3228) on weekdays between 9:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
to learn about the elementary, middle and/or high schools that serve their address.

Visit the school serving your residence where staff members are available to register your
child during school hours any weekday.
Parents are asked to bring the following
information:
o Student’s birth certificate
o Student’s immunization record
o Proof of residency (recent gas or electric utility bill, lease, contract on new house,
or social service agency letter on letterhead, with your name and address)
o Proof of custody, if applicable
Parents of new students are encouraged to enroll their students before classes start. It is an ideal
time to register and introduce your student to his or her new school setting and office staff.
Waiting until the first day of classes, August 24, 2011, may result in longer lines and lost class
time.
Columbus City Schools will continue to offer alternative programs to engage other learning
styles. These include two language-immersion programs in French and Spanish, Arts Impact as
well as a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
The Columbus Global Academy is the nucleus of the district’s English as a Second Language
(ESL) services. ESL is a multi-faceted program offering English language classes and contentarea assistance to limited English proficient (LEP) students enrolled in the Columbus City
Schools. The goal of the ESL program is for students to acquire a level of English language
proficiency that enables them to meet grade level promotion requirements, state-mandated
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graduation requirements, and, ultimately, to compete successfully in mainstream society. For
more information call 365-5281.
Attending a choice or an alternative school
For students NEW to the district, the School Choice Office is open Monday through Friday from
8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., with staff members available to answer questions and assist parents with
the application process. Current students can apply for school choice or an alternative school in
2011. More information on the process is available through the School Choice website at
www.columbus.k12.oh.us, and then clicking on “Departments” and then “School Choice/Lottery
Information.”
Immunization Summary School Attendance
Students are required to have proof of required immunizations to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students.
This fall, (2011-2012 school year) Ohio law for immunizations required
to attend school will include a booster of the Tdap vaccine for all students entering 7th and
8th grade, and a second dose of varicella (chicken pox vaccine), for entering kindergarten
and 1st grade students.
Immunization Summary for Child Care, Head Start, Pre-School and School Attendance
2011-2011 School Year
VACCINES
DTaP/DTP/DTTdap/Td
Diphtheria,
Tetanus,
Pertussis
POLIO
FALL 2011
IMMUNIZATIONS FOR CHILD
CARE/HEAD START AND PRESCHOOL ATTENDANCE
4 doses of DTaP, DTP, or DT or any
combination.
3 doses of OPV or IPV or any
combination of OPV or IPV.
FALL 2011
IMMUNIZATIONS
FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE
Kindergarten
5 doses of DTaP, DTP, or DT, or any
combination, if the fourth dose was
administered prior to the 4th birthday
Grades 1-12
3-4 doses of DTaP, DTP, DT or Td or
any combination.
Grades 7-8
1 dose of Tdap or Td vaccine must be
administered prior to entry.
K-1
3 or 4 doses of IPV, the final dose must
be administered on or after the 4th
birthday regardless of the number of
previous doses; 4 doses if a combination
of OPV and IPV was administered.
Grades 2-12
4 doses if a combination of OPV and
IPV was administered.
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MMR
Measles,
Mumps,
Rubella
1 dose of MMR administered on or after
the first birthday
Hib
Haemophilus
Influenzae
Type b
3 or 4 doses depending on the vaccine
type, the age when the child began the
1st dose and the last dose must be after
12 months
or
1 dose if given on or after 15 months of
age
3 doses of Hepatitis B
HEP B
Hepatitis B
Varicella
(Chickenpox)
None
4 doses of all OPV or all IPV is
required if the third dose of either
vaccine was administered prior to the 4th
birthday.
K-12
2 doses of MMR. Dose 1 must be
administered on or after the first
birthday. The second dose must be
administered at least
28 days after dose 1.
None
K-12
3 doses of Hepatitis B. The second dose
must be administered at least 28 days
after the first dose. The third dose must
be given at least 16 weeks after the first
dose and at least 8 weeks after the
second dose. The last dose in the series
(third or fourth dose), must not be
administered before age 24 weeks.
K-1
2 doses of varicella vaccine must be
administered prior to entry.
Grade 2-5
1 dose of varicella vaccine must be
administered on or after the first
birthday
ODH Immunization 01/24/2011 SchReq2011-12
NOTE: The Ohio Department of Health offers immunization clinics at various locations
throughout the city. Please contact the Ohio Department of Health Immunization Program at
(800) 282-0546 or (614) 466-4643 with questions about locations and hours.
Suggested School Supplies
There is no single master list of school supplies required for each grade level in the Columbus
City Schools because of the district’s unparalleled diversity of programs and resources. All that
is needed on the first day is something to write on and something to write with (paper and pencil
or pen). A list of school supplies is available at www.columbus.k12.oh.us under the Parents and
Students tab.
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regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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Transportation Mailer Information
Every student enrolled in Columbus City Schools with a current address on file is mailed a Backto-School information flier at their home address. Parents will receive in the mail a “snap-pull”
envelope in mid-August with each child’s transportation information, i.e. bus pick-up and dropoff times and locations.
Parents can check their child’s information online at www.columbus.k12.oh.us, by selecting the
“transportation” box at or call the Transportation Call Center at 614-365-5074.
Bus transportation is provided for elementary and middle school students living more than two
miles from their school. Transportation for a high school student is provided from the nearest
open school building to the student’s residence.
This does not apply to students with special
transportation instructions written into an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
As a safety initiative, wristbands will be provided at school for all pre-kindergarten-throughthird-grade students including English-as-a-Second Language and Students with Disabilities to
help ensure they board the correct bus and are easily identifiable by school personnel. The
wristbands are to be worn the first three days of school and will include each student’s name,
phone number and bus route number.
Families should call 365-5074 for answers to their transportation questions. Families can also
access their child’s transportation route information by going to the district’s website at
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www.columbus.k12.oh.us and clicking on the “Transportation” button and selecting “Route
Information”.
The district transports only those students who live more than two miles from an assigned
school. This policy includes students attending an alternative school or career center program. It
also includes students receiving a seat in a community-choice school within their own school
community or to and from the Center City Community if the distance is more than two miles.
Students with Disabilities guidelines may result in bus transportation for students who otherwise
would walk. For questions about the school assignment or the bus rider information, call the
FACTLine at 221-FACT (221-3228) or Transportation at 365-5074.
New School Buses
This school year, the district received 29 new buses; 13 lift buses and 15 thirty-five passenger
buses equipped for special education students.
Columbus City Schools has replaced
approximately half of its fleet of school buses 289, with newer, and more environmentally
friendly school buses to provide a safe ride for students and a better environment for Columbus.
The new buses were purchased with the support of the Columbus community through
overwhelming passage of Issue 75 in 2008 and using CCS and grant funds; Diesel Emission
Reduction Act (DERA) and American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The buses
replace 1986 thru 1990 models, and have new safety features such as better driver visibility,
antilock brakes, fire retardant high-back seats and inside sound reduction.
Columbus City Schools Child Care Transfer Process
Parents who wish for their child (grades K-5) to attend the elementary school that serves the
address of the family’s child-care provider, rather than the school designated by the child’s home
address should obtain a Child Care Transfer Request Form available at all elementary school
offices.
Child care transfers are not accepted for alternative schools. For questions regarding the Child
Care Transfer process, call Pupil Services at 365-5763 or Customer Relations at 365-8888 from
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
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regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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Policy on Student Attire
Columbus City Schools is committed to establishing a positive learning environment in class, on
campus and at school event.
The Columbus Board of Education believes that appropriate dress and grooming contribute to a
productive learning environment. The dress code represents that commitment and applies to all
students; principals have the discretion to further restrict the dress code. Students are responsible
for following their school’s dress code.
Parents are responsible for ensuring students are dressed appropriately for school. Staff is
responsible for enforcement.
Parents can find Dress Code and Uniform information at
www.Columbus.k12.oh.us under the Back-To-School tab and click Parents and Students.
Schools with a Uniform Requirement for 2011-2012
ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
SCHOOL
Arlington Park
Avalon
Berwick
Cassady
Columbus
Africentric Early
College ES
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
TOPS: (Boys) Solid white, navy or light blue button-down dress shirts with collars or
polo shirts: long or short sleeved (tucked into belted bottoms).
TOPS: (Girls) Solid white, navy or light blue blouses with peter pan collar or polo
shirts: long or short sleeved (tucked into belted bottoms).
(Boys and Girls) Optional: White or navy sweaters during colder months.
No logos or writing for all.
BOTTOMS: (Boys) Solid navy blue pants with belt (must not drag on the ground);
shorts (should be knee length).
BOTTOMS: (Girls) Solid navy blue pants with belt (must not drag on the ground);
skirts/skorts/jumpers/shorts (should be knee length)
No jeans, jogging suits or sweats. No logos or writing for all.
SHOES: Dress shoes or sneakers. Closed toe and less than 1" heel. No wedges,
sandals or flip-flops.
SOCKS: White or navy socks, hose or tights.
No hats, bandannas, sweatbands or wristbands.
Navy blue pants/jumpers/skirts/skorts/slacks/appropriate length shorts (no jeans);
white or light blue shirts/blouses; navy or white cardigans (optional); navy or white
socks; no open toe shoes. Gym shoes on gym days.
Bottoms: Navy pants and shorts (NO Cargo Pants). Navy blue shorts, skirts, &
jumpers.
Tops: White, yellow, or light blue collared shirt. Navy blue cardigan sweaters or
vests. Shirts worn under uniform tops must be uniform color.
Shoes: Closed toe shoes. No flip-flops.
No: Logos, jeans, undershirts, or cargo pants. Belts required for all grades. Leggings
and/or tights must be dark blue or white.
White, light blue or navy polo shirt; navy pants; dark (black, brown or blue) shoes.
TOPS: Hunter green polo or shirt with a collar.
BOTTOMS: Khaki pants or skirts.
Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops.
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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SCHOOL
East Linden
Eastgate
Fairmoor
Fairwood
Leawood
Lindbergh
Linden STEM
Livingston
Maybury
Moler
North Linden
Northtowne
Oakland Park
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
Navy (including jeans), black, or tan pants/skirts and white, navy blue, light blue or
gray shirts, preferably with collars.
Tops: White, blue, black or orange shirt/blouse with collar or polo shirt; no logos or
writing, except for the school T-shirt. Solid color sweaters are appropriate for cold
weather.
Bottoms: Navy, khaki or black pants/skirts/jumpers/shorts. Over-sized pants that sag
are not permitted. Belts must be worn as necessary. Skirts/jumpers/shorts must be
knee length. No jeans or jogging suits/sweats are permitted.
Shoes: Closed toe and less than 1” heel. No wedges, sandals or flip-flops. Tennis
shoes are fine.
Light blue, navy blue or white collared (polo style) shirts; navy blue or khaki dress
pants, jumper, skort or skirts, (no jeans).
Navy bottoms; white, yellow or gold tops.
Bottoms: Navy, khaki or black pant6s/capris/shorts/skirts/skorts. No denim. Shorts
and skorts must be fingertip length or longer. If belt loops – belt is required.
Tops: White, blue, or pink top with collar. Turtlenecks are acceptable. Leawood
shirts or sweatshirts are acceptable.
Shoes: Closed toe.
Bottoms: navy or khaki pants, shorts or skirts.
Tops: white, light blue, dark blue, yellow, green on Lindbergh top.
BOTTOMS: Khaki. No sweat pants, jeans, nylon or sagging pants.
TOPS: Dark Green (Forest green) or white, with collars and tucked in. No T-shirts.
SHOES & BELTS: Black. No open toe, open back shoes or sandals.
TIES (6th grade boys): Black.
Navy blue pants, capris or shorts, jumpers, skirts, skorts of a reasonable length. A
yellow Livingston PRIDE t-shirt or a solid yellow or solid white shirt. Shoes that
cover the entire foot. Socks
TOPS: White, light blue or navy, with collars, no longer than finger tip length – OR Maybury sweatshirts or t-shirts.
BOTTOMS: Khaki or navy blue pants, skirts, skorts or shorts (to the fingertips). No
jeans. Pants must be worn at the waist (with a belt if necessary).
SHOES: white or black athletic shoes preferred.
Navy skirts, skorts, long pants, long shorts; white collared polo shirts or tops. No
slogans or logos. No undershirts without an outer shirt being worn.
TOPS: white, light blue, navy, gold or yellow shirt with a collar. Solid colored blouse
or polo-style shirt preferred.
BOTTOMS: khaki, navy or black.
SHOES: No flip-flops, open-toe or back-out shoes due to daily outdoor activities and
gym class. Acceptable shoes include any shoe (no heels) that covers the entire foot.
No skate shoes or noise makers.
Bottoms: Navy blue pants/shorts/skorts/skirts/jumpers. Oversized pants that sag are
not permitted. Skirts, shorts and jumpers should be knee length. No jeans.
Tops: Solid white or light blue shirts/blouses with collar, long or short sleeved. No
logos or writing - the only exception is our school t-shirt. White or navy sweater or
sweatshirt can be worn during cold months.
Shoes: Appropriate shoes (no heels or open toe shoes). Tennis shoes preferred.
Bottoms: Navy blue pants/shorts/skorts/capris/skirts/jumpers. Oversized pants that
sag are not permitted. Skirts, shorts and jumpers should be no shorter than 2 inches
above knee. Shorts and capris are worn during Aug., Sept., May, and June only. No
jeans. Belts with buckles are required for clothes with belt loops. No scarf belts;
preferably navy, black, or brown belts.
Tops: Solid white or navy blue polo shirts/blouses with collar, long or short sleeved.
Blouses/shirts should be long enough to be tucked in. No logos or writing. White or
navy sweater/vest or sweatshirt and Navy or Red Oakland Park Sweatshirts can be
worn during cold months.
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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SCHOOL
Ohio
Olde Orchard
Scottwood
Siebert
South Mifflin
STEM
Stewart
Stewart
Trevitt
Watkins
Weinland Park
Windsor STEM
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
Shoes: Appropriate shoes (no heels, flip flops, crocs, or open toe shoes). Tennis
shoes preferred. Black, brown, or navy school shoes.
Solid colored Navy or white socks or tights for girls. No design tights. No leggings.
Navy blue bottoms; white or light yellow tops.
Tops: Solid white or blue shirts/blouses with collar, long or short sleeved.
White or navy sweaters during colder months. No logos or writing.
Bottoms: Solid navy blue or khaki color pants, skirts, shorts or jumpers. Pants must
not drag the ground. Skirts, shorts and jumpers should be knee length. No jeans,
jogging suits or sweats. No logos or writing.
Shoes: Dress shoes or sneakers. Closed toe and less than 1" heel. No wedges, sandals
or flip-flops.
Socks: White, navy or neutral color socks, hose or tights.
No hats, bandanas, sweatbands or wristbands.
Navy, tan or black pants/capris/shorts/skirts/skorts, no denim; shorts and skorts
fingertip length or longer; if belt loops - belt; plain white/light blue/yellow/pink top
with collar, turtlenecks are acceptable. Navy/black/white socks; closed toe shoes.
Navy blue or khaki skirt/jumper/ pants/shorts; white or light blue shirt/blouse
Navy bottoms (no jeans); white tops
Navy bottoms (skirts/skorts/slacks/pants); all white tops with collars
Navy bottoms (skirts/slacks/pants); all white tops
Navy blue, black or khaki pants, skirts, skorts, shorts or jumper. Navy or white polo or
polo like shirt with collar. Navy or white sweater. Black, navy or white shoes. Black
or brown belt
TOPS: Solid white, light blue or light yellow, with collars, long or short sleeves,
tucked in. Watkins logo T-shirts permitted.
BOTTOMS: Black, solid khaki or navy (no denim); beltloops; belts. Pants must not
drag the ground.
SHOES: Dress shoes or sneakers with socks that cover the entire foot.
GYM: White or navy sweat pants with shirt in an appropriate color.
No hats, bandanas, sweatbands or wristbands.
Navy blue or khaki bottoms (skirts, slacks, pants) and tops (navy, white, light blue,
light yellow). No tee shirts or shirts with logos permitted. No blue jeans allowed.
Girls: Navy blue slacks, skorts, skirts, and or jumpers
white or light blue polo's, blouses, and/or button-up tops
Boys: Navy blue slacks, and shorts (summer only)
white or light blue Polo, and/or button-up shirts
Shoes: Black, blue, or white tennis or casual shoes
K-8 SCHOOLS
SCHOOL
Columbus Spanish
Immersion
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
K-5 Navy blue bottoms; white or light blue tops. Shirts must be tucked in. Navy blue
sweaters during cold weather. Students may wear dress shoes but tennis shoes are
preferable, no flip-flops or unsafe shoes allowed.
6-8 Choice of navy blue, black or khaki bottoms; solid color tops with a collar short
or long sleeves (no sleeveless). Shirts must be tucked in. During cold weather, solid
color turtlenecks, sweaters and sweatshirts may be worn, however, no hooded
sweatshirts or jackets of any kind may be worn indoors. Dress shoes or tennis shoes,
no flip-flop or unsafe shoes allowed. Students may wear school spirit t-shirts and
jeans on Friday.
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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SPECIAL SCHOOLS
SCHOOL
Beatty Park
Clearbrook
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
Navy blue or black pants; blue jeans; solid white or light blue tops.
Colors are hunter green, khaki (beige), or white. Clothing may be combined in any
two colors, but all clothing must be solid color. Slacks or trousers must be khaki
(beige) with belt loops; long or short sleeve polo shirt with collar (but no tee-shirts);
skirts or jumpers; plain white undershirts; sweaters and turtlenecks in hunter green,
white or beige are permitted for colder days; socks or tights; black or brown belts on
all trousers; black or brown shoes or boots (no steel-toe boots; no tennis shoes).
MIDDLE SCHOOLS
SCHOOL
Arts Impact
Champion
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
Solid navy, black, tan/brown, or dark green/olive pants (pants must be sized correctly
no sagging or form fitting pants permitted. April-June knee-length shorts can be
worn (same colors as pants). Girls may also wear Capri length pants, or knee length
skirts. Shirts solid color (no patterns or designs) with a color and short or long
sleeves. Shirts must be sized to fit (no form fitting shirts). Button-down shirts must
be buttoned w/no more than 2 buttons undone. No low cut shirts or blouses, midriff
area must be covered. During cold weather, solid color turtlenecks and sweaters may
be worn. No jeans, denim, jogging suits, jerseys, tank tops. No sleeveless shirts or
blouses, no t-shirts, no long pants under skirts. No flip-flops/sandals/shower shoes.
BOYS:
SHIRTS - White button down dress shirt with collar or polo shirt;
PANTS - black, black belt. SUMMER: (August thru 10/31 and 4/1 thru June only):
White polo shirts; black walking shorts; white socks;
SHOES - white or black tennis shoes; belts.
No jogging suits, jerseys, hoods, or hats.
GIRLS:
SHIRTS – White blouses with collar or polo shirt; black, skirt or jumper (pleated);
white or black shoes. SUMMER: (August thru 10/31 and 4/1 thru June only): White
polo shirts; Black walking shorts; white or black tennis shoes; belts. No jogging
suits/opened-toe sandals/long pants worn under skirts and jumpers.
Cols. Africentric
Early College (6-8)
Columbus City
Preparatory School
for Boys
Columbus City
Preparatory School
for Girls
TOPS: Purple polo or shirt with a collar.
BOTTOMS: Khaki pants or skirts.
Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops.
Mandatory Items:
 Black pleated or non-pleated slacks;
 White long or short sleeve Oxford cloth shirts with City Prep logo;
 Black sweater vest with City Prep logo;
 Solid maroon tie from uniform store;
 Black dress belt;
 Shoes must be 100% black with no other logos or metal;
 Physical Ed. tee-shirt TBA.
Optional Items:
 Black or white long or short sleeve polo shirts with City Prep log;
 Black knee-length walking shorts.
Official Union:
 Pink Oxford button-up blouse with school logo (short/long sleeve);
 Black sweater vest with school logo;
 Black and white checkered cross tie;
 Black and white checkered skirt;
 Black or white solid tights or knee socks;
 100% black or brown shoes (no sneakers).
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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SCHOOL
Johnson Park
Monroe
Ridgeview
Yorktown
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
Casual Union Options:
 Pink polo shirt (short/long sleeve) with school logo;
 Black full length slacks;
 Black Bermuda shorts;
 Black skirt;
 Plan, solid black belt with plain buckle.
NO UNIFORM
Navy or khaki pants/skirts/jumpers (no jeans or sweats); white, navy or gray shirts or
blouses, with collars. Shirts must be tucked in. Belt, socks and tennis shoes or dress
shoes.
Students must abide by the dress code established by Columbus City Schools.
Ridgeview staff shall define mid-thigh as being no higher than 3-4” above the knee.
All bottoms are to be work at the natural waistline. Sagging will not be permitted. A
neat, school-appropriate appearance is expected at all times. Any form of dress,
article of clothing or accessory that takes away from or may cause a distraction to the
educational environment at Ridgeview may be restricted.
Solid Red, Blue, White, Black (NOT PERMITTED). Undershirts/T-Shirts or
Hoodies are not permitted. Layering of these colors is also not permitted. Shirts 3”
longer than the waist must remain tucked in. Students should come to school for
work, not play. A neat, professional appearance is expected. The standard Columbus
Public Schools dress code is also enforced.
HIGH SCHOOLS
SCHOOL
Cols. Africentric
Early College (9-12)
Eastmoor Academy
Mifflin
Northland
South
West
Whetstone
UNIFORM/DRESS CODE
TOPS: Black polo or shirt with a collar.
BOTTOMS: Khaki pants or skirts.
Belts must be worn with pants that have belt loops.
BOTTOMS: Business casual pants with a belt. Skirts are to be knee length. Shorts
must be knee-length (no shorter) in accordance with CCS dress code. All pants,
skirts, and shorts are to be black, navy blue or beige.
TOPS: Collared shirts, polo or oxford button-down. Collared blouses. All tops are
to be black, white or navy. Red may be worn only if it has the school logo.
SHOES: closed-toed with single colored shoe strings – no red. Shoes to meet CCS
dress code: No flip-flops or shower shoes.
Knit sweaters or vests in black, white or navy blue may e worn in cooler weather.
No hoodies, sweatshirts, or outdoor jackets may be worn.
Dress attire of students at Mifflin High School will be neat and clean at all times. In
addition, to promote a positive learning environment, students should not dress in
revealing or distracting clothing which interferes with the educational process or
violates the Columbus City Schools’ dress code policy. It will be the judgment of
building administrators whether or not a student has violated this policy. Students
violating this policy will be subject to disciplinary action.
See Student & Parent Handbook.
South High school has a strictly monitored dress code. A detailed description of the
DRESS CODE can be found in the school’s student handbook under Student Conduct
and Dress Code.
Students are required to dress in an appropriate manner. The dress code policy is also
outlined and clarified in the West High School student handbook.
Please refer to student handbook and district policy.
For more information on the Dress Code or School Uniforms go to, www.Columbus.k12.oh.us.
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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Columbus City Schools Breakfast and Lunch Program
Breakfast and lunch have a great impact on student achievement. Breakfast is free to all
students. Breakfast and lunch will be available starting the first day of school.
Menu
All meals comply with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans developed by the National
Research Council. Menus are available on a daily basis by calling the Columbus City Schools
FACTLine
at
221-FACT
(221-3228)
or
by
visiting
the
district’s
website
www.columbus.k12.oh.us and clicking on the “lunch Menus” tab.
Breakfast
The universal breakfast program continues with the 2011-2012 school year, providing a free
breakfast to all students.
Lunch
Student lunch prices for 2011-2012 are: Elementary Lunch: $2.25, Middle School Lunch: $2.50,
High School Lunch: $2.75, and Milk: 50 cents. Parents can also make online lunch payments,
access menus and an online free/reduced lunch application. For more information log onto
http://www.columbus.k12.oh.us/index.html
Income Eligibility for Free or Reduced-Price Meals
Almost three in four Columbus City School students are eligible for the Federal Free and
Reduced Lunch Program. These are students whose family income level is at or below poverty
level, as determined by the federal government. No child shall be discriminated against because
of race, sex, color, national origin, age or disability. If members of a household believe they
have been discriminated against, they may write to the Secretary of Agriculture, Washington,
D.C. 20250. A copy of the complete policy is available to anyone wishing to review it, in each
school office. Applications will be mailed to qualifying homes with an address on file. To apply
for free or reduced-price meals, a parent should list all school-aged children in the household.
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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ONLY ONE APPLICATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH FAMILY. Once the application
is complete, please return it to the cafeteria at one of the children’s schools or mail it to Food
Service Production Center, 450 East Fulton Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Additional copies are
available in each school office or you may complete the application online by going to
www.Columbus.K12.oh.us and clicking on “Food Service”. There will be a link to direct you to
the online application. NOTE: a completed application is required.
Households Receiving SNAP Assistance or OWF Funds
Households that currently receive SNAP (supplemental food and nutrition program, formerly
known as food stamps) or Ohio Works First (OWF) funds for a child must provide the child’s
name, the food stamp or OWF case number, and the signature of an adult household member on
the application.
NOTE: The Federal government does not extend eligibility to households that are ONLY
receiving medical benefits from the State of Ohio (Medicaid, Caresource, and Molina).
All other households must provide the names of all household members, the Social Security
number of the adult signing the application (or state “none” if the adult does not have a number),
the amount and source of monthly income received by each household member, and the
signature of the adult household member.
If any of this information is missing, the
application cannot be processed.
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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Confidentiality
The information provided on the application is confidential and will be use only for the purposes
of determining meal eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by school
or other program officials. Because applications are being made in connection with the receipt
of federal funds, deliberate misrepresentation of information may subject the applicant to
prosecution under applicable state and federal laws.
Notification
Households will be notified of approval for free or reduced-price benefits or denial of benefits
after a parent or guardian has submitted a completed application. If a food stamp or OWF case
number is listed, an adult in the household must inform the school when the household no longer
receives food stamps or OWF funds. NOTE: Until the application has been processed and
approved, the parent or guardian will be responsible for payment.
Foster Children
In certain cases, foster children are also eligible for these benefits regardless of the household
income. If a family has foster children who need free or reduced-price meals, an adult should
contact the Food Service at 365-5671 for more information.
Appeals
The Food Service Department reviews applications to determine eligibility. If a parent or
guardian is dissatisfied with the decision regarding the application or the result of verification,
the decision may be discussed with a member of the Food Service Department. If a formal
appeal is desired, the household has the right to a hearing. A request for a hearing may be made
in writing to The Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Columbus City Schools, 270 East State
Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215 or call 365-5706 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Filing an application during the school year
Parents and guardians may apply for meal benefits any time during the school year. The district
encourages applying as close to the beginning of the school year as possible.
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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If a household is not currently eligible or if the household size increases or income decreases
because of unemployment or other reasons, an adult family member should contact the student’s
school to complete a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family
eligible for free or reduced price meal benefits if the family’s income falls within the guidelines
set forth by the Federal government.
Maintaining a safe learning environment
The Guide to Positive Student Behavior spells out the rights and responsibilities of students, staff
and parents as well as making clear what is expected of students, parent/guardians, and staff
members. Definitions of specific behaviors, the degree of seriousness, and the appropriate
disciplinary actions are stated.
Parents have an obligation to inform themselves and student (s) about the rules that provide a
health learning environment. Failure to review and return the signed document in The Guide to
Positive Student Behavior does not relieve parents or students of their responsibility for doing
their part to ensure a productive educational experience for all.
Safety and Security Helpline
In an effort to increase dialogue and trust among Columbus students, parents, staff and the
community, Columbus city Schools allows individuals to anonymously report problems in
school or in the to the CCS Office of Safety and Security.
o Upgrades to existing Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) security systems.
o Upgrades to access control systems at the high school and middle school
buildings.
o School buses equipped with surveillance cameras.
o
The security staff provides coverage for students after school, when students. are
walking home and traveling on school buses.
o The security staff is supplemented by School Resource Officers (SROs) who are
members of the Columbus Police Department.
Individuals wishing to report a problem or potential safety issue can contact the Office of Safety
and Security at 365-5638. For more information about Columbus City Schools, contact the
FACTLine at 221-FACT (221-3228) or log onto www.columbus.k12.oh.us
The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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Columbus City Schools, established in 1845, is the state of Ohio’s largest school district, serving
the needs of approximately 51,000 students in 118 schools. The district is under the leadership
of its 19th superintendent, Gene T. Harris, Ph.D., and a seven-member board of education. The
mission of Columbus City Schools is that each student is highly educated, prepared for
leadership and service, and empowered for success as a citizen in a global community.
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The Columbus City School District does not discriminate because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex or handicap with
regard to admission, access, treatment or employment. This policy is applicable in all district programs and activities.
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