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Columbia Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

TOTY 2023
Students Completing the Geoboard Activity at Math Night
Students Completing the Geoboard Activity at Math Night
Ms. Lewis, Facilitating the Stem Station Activity at Math Night
Ms. Lewis, Facilitating the Stem Station Activity at Math Night
Students at Math Night
Students at Math Night
Helping Out at The Estimation Station at Math Night
Teachers and Volunteers Helping Out at The Estimation Station at Math Night
Brown and Walker at Math Night
Brown and Walker at Math Night
CES Spirit Week Twin Day
CES Spirit Week Twin Day
CES Spirit Week Twin Day
CES Spirit Week Twin Day
K Student
Pre-K at Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Pre-K students at Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Pre-K at Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Pre-K students at Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Pre-K at Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Pre-K students at Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham Breakfast
Teacher 1 and Teacher 2 for Read Across America Book Character Day
Teacher 1 and Teacher 2 for Read Across America Book Character Day
Ms. Davis' Class for Read Across America Book Character Day
Ms. Davis' Class for Read Across America Book Character Day
Mathematician in Training
2 math students in Math Club
70s Met the 80s
Group of Teachers
Black History Month 50s - 70s Era
Black History Month 50s - 70s Era student dressed up
Black History Month 80s Era
Collins and James 80s for Black History Month
5th Grade Team
5th Grade Team in LOVE tshirt

Upcoming Events

Apr 17

GA Milestones Begin

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Apr 30

13.5 Weeks Progress Report

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May 22

Last Day of School

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May 31

2nd Semester Report Card

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Latest News

School Times Information
 School Hours
 
Our school hours are 7:45 am - 2:15 pm.

Parents, please note that our school hours are from 7:45 am - 2:15 pm. Core Instruction begins at 7:45 am. Our Intervention Block is from 8:30 - 9:00. Please ensure that your child arrives to school on time.  

Breakfast/Lunch – Breakfast is served daily from 7:00 am - 7:40 am. Students have the option to bring lunch from home or eat the school lunch. Breakfast and lunch are free for all students, and outside lunch, such as fast food is not permitted.


Carpool – Students may enter the building starting at 7:00 am.


Tardies – Please ensure students arrive by 7:45 a.m. daily.  Students are able to enter the building at 7:00 a.m. Please be mindful of this expectation, and as a reminder, tardies begin at 7:45a.m.

 

Morning Drop OffThe building will open at 7:00 am and students are marked tardy at 7:45 am. Parents are welcome to walk their children to their classroom, however, parents will not be allowed down the instructional hallway after 7:45am. Please remember to park in the main parking lot and not the bus lane. 

 
2024 Summer Learning Programs
DCSD is hosting a variety of summer programs for DCSD scholars. 

  • Please see the attachment for descriptions of these programs and select the one(s) of interest to you and your scholar(s). 
  • Use this link to register for the program of your choice.  Please note: Scholars Academy applications have been sent home with 3rd - 5th grade students who qualified for the program.
 
GA Milestones Assessment

Our 3rd - 5th grade students will take this state assessment beginning April 17, 2024 @8:15 am.  Please use the Power Point presentation to get information about the Georgia Milestones (End-of-Grade) Assessment.  Please contact Ms. Hardy (API) at 678-874-0702 if you have any questions. 

Milestones_Spring_2024_Parent Meeting.pdf


 
Infinite Campus Parent Portal (Grades)
Parents stay informed and connected with Infinite Campus. This portal allows you to access your child's grades (progress reports & report cards), assignments, attendance, schedule and more. Create an Infinite Campus Parent Portal Account. Have an account already? Follow these steps to sign into Infinite Campus

Progress Reports - Progress reports can be found inside your "Parent Portal" account.  A hard copy can be sent home upon parent request. 
 
Title l & Parent & Family Engagement Info...
 

Please take a moment to complete the form below acknowledging that you have read, received, and agree to Columbia's 2023-2024 School Compact, School Event Calendar, PFE Policy Innovativeand DCSD Parent and Family Engagement Plan

Please click HERE to sign for your 2023 - 2024 Compact/Calendar of Events/Policy/DCSD PFE Plan 


Students & Parents will receive a morning announcement "SHOUT OUT" for completing the form above!! 


 
Attendance Program & Mentoring Program
DCSD Community and Corporate Mentoring Program:  The Community and Corporate Mentoring Program in DeKalb County School District provides a wonderful opportunity for students to achieve their dreams and goals.  Parents, scan the QR code on the attachment to sign your students up for the Community and Corporate Mentoring Program.
  • School Name: Columbia Elementary
  • School Counselors: Dr. Deborah Bell or Mrs. Jasmyn Young
Attendance Matters:  Review Columbia Elementary's "Start of the Day" routine as well as the DCSD Attendance Protocol.

Attendance Flyer CES  

PARENTAL CONSENT FLYER FOR LOCAL SCHOOL 

 
How to Sign in to Clever
With Clever, everyone has a personalized portal with a single login for all of their online programs and resources. This portal provides access to all the apps available in the District. Students also have access to their Teacher's Page located in Clever.
 
Uniforms

Uniforms – Please see Uniforms Expectations via Uniform Policy or located in the Student Handbook on the website. A full school uniform is required by the first day of school.

 
Family Meal Application
All Families are required to complete a school family meal application. (1 per family)  
Please click HERE to complete the application.
 

Mission & Vision

The vision of the DeKalb County School District is to inspire our community of learners to achieve educational excellence. Our mission is to ensure student success, leading to higher education, work, and life-long learning. We are making this vision and mission a reality – every day, in every classroom throughout the District.

Through community forums, focus groups, listening sessions, and more, we have engaged our stakeholders, refined our objectives, honed our procedures, and formulated a robust, highly-structured yet agile and adaptive strategic plan. We are pleased with the progress we have made thus far, and excited about the future – of our District, our community, and, most importantly, the 100,000+ students who daily bring to us their limitless potential.

The District has created performance measures, targets, and initiatives to ensure success in each goal area. A monitoring and data collection process has been developed, and rigorous progress check procedures have been implemented. At the local level, on-going training sessions are offered to all principals in order to support the work of aligning, refining, monitoring, and evaluating the continuous improvement efforts of each individual school.

As a community of learners, we are committed to excellence in everything we do – within the classroom and throughout the District. This continuous improvement process permeates each aspect of our Strategic Plan, and we are honored to partner with you to make it a reality for all.