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Columbia Elementary

Dekalb County Schools

TOTY 2023
Read Across America Week
Read Across America Weekly Schedule
Pre-K Lottery Dates
Pre-K Lottery Application Reminders Dates
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
Mathematician in Training
2 math students in Math Club
5th Grade Team
5th Grade Team in LOVE tshirt

Upcoming Events

Mar 4

Read Across America Week Activities

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Mar 6

3rd - 5th Grade GA Milestones Meeting

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Mar 8

Independent Learner Day/PD Teachers

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Mar 20

9 Weeks Progress Report

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Apr 1

Spring Break

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Latest News

GA Pre K Lottery
Applications for this year's Pre-K/Pre-K3 online process will open from 8:00 am February 27, 2024 - 11:59 pm March 21, 2024.

For more information about the lottery process, please visit the Pre-K website at https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/pre-k/  and/or the Pre-K3 website at https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/early-learning-initiative/
 
Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss birthday)

Read Across America Day is a nation-wide reading celebration in honor of Dr. Seuss's birthday!    

Read Across America Day Activities

Monday, March 4th
Teacher Activity Package (given to teachers from media center)

Invite parents to read to their child's class. 

Tuesday, March 4th
Crazy Dr. Seuss Hat Day
Girls to Pearls reading to (Pre-K-1st Grades)

Wednesday, March 4th 

Dress like your favorite book character.

Thursday, March 7th
Green Eggs and Ham Celebration for Student of the Month, Girls to Pearls members & Honor Roll Student


Second Step Family Letter & Read Across America Week Flyer

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GA. Milestone (EOG) Assessment Parent Mee...
GA. Milestone (EOG) Assessment parent meeting - this meeting is only for parents of our 3rd, 4th & 5th grade scholars.  This meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 6, 2024 at 4:00 pm. During this meeting parents will receive information about this state mandated test that all 3rd-5th graders will participant in.   
 
Career Day
Career Day - will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 9am - 1pm.  If you or someone you know is interested in being a presenter for career day, please complete the link below or complete the attached flyer and return to Dr. Bell (school counselor) by Friday, March 15, 2024.  If you have any questions pertaining to career day, please call (678)874-0716 or send an email to Dr. Bell; [email protected].

 
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 will be issued on Wednesday, February 14, 2024.  This progress report will reflect the graded assignments for the first 4.5 weeks of the 2nd semester.  Progress reports can be found inside your "Parent Portal" account.  A hard copy can be sent home upon parent request. 
 
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. 

 
Basketball Clinic for 4th & 5th Graders
DCSD Athletics Dept. will sponsor the first elementary basketball camp. This camp is scheduled for March 16th and 23rd. Kindly arrive 15 minutes early before your designated time. 
  1. Time and Location: Click HERE for time and location.

  2. Registration: Registration is now open. Click this link to register. After clicking the link, you will be prompted to select your preferred language. Once a language is chosen, you can proceed to complete the waiver. No further actions are required, and we look forward to seeing you at the camp. Please take note of the assigned camp location and time.

 
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.