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. -more- 2010-2011 Back to School 2 “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 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 3 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. 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 4 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 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 5 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. 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 6 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. 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 7 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 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 8 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. 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 9 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 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 10 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. 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 11 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. 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 12 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 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 13 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. 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 14 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 15 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 16 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 17 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 18 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 19 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 20 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 21 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 22 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. 2010-2011 Back to School 23 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. -30- 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.