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2023 2024 Annual Title I Meeting

Our Annual Title I Meeting will be held on this Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 4:30pm. Please see the link below to join this virtual meeting.  

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Meeting ID: 271 369 600 962 

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+1 470-440-4499,,536692493#   United States, Atlanta

Phone Conference ID: 536 692 493# 

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Fall Dance

Good evening CES families, 

The fall season is upon us, and I'm sure you have heard your child(ren) asking about attending our "Fall Dance".  Please see the attached fliers (permission forms) for the upcoming dances.  Pre-K - 2nd grade student dance will take place Thursday, September 28th and 3rd - 5th grade student dance will take place Friday, September 29th, from 1p - 2p in the school gym. The cost: will be $2.00. Snacks will be on sale (Capri suns/juice, chips, pickles, sour patch straws, etc.)  (snack prices: .50 - $1.00)

Thought Exchange Survey

Thought Exchange is a survey platform used to get stakeholder feedback and participation from all stakeholders of the DeKalb County School District.  Watch this video before you complete survey

Thank you for taking the survey and helping to make DCSD even greater!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Good afternoon CES family, 


Parent/Teacher Conferences will take place on Tuesday, September 19th, from 3:15 - 5:45 pm. Please take this opportunity to sign up for a parent conference. 

Parent Conference Request Link:
FREE Vision Screenings
Georgia Lions – District 18-I In Conjunction with The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation will be offering FREE Vision Screenings on October 11th. Donate used eyeglasses on vision screening day.

Return completed and signed Vision Screening Consent Form to your school. 

Girls Scout Interest Meeting

Girl Scouts: (for parents/students interested in Girl Scouts, please see the attached flyer and information below related to interest meeting)

23 Fall Year of Adventure Full Page DBJ 

  • Girl Scouts Information Meeting! 
  • Tuesday, September 5 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Exchange Recreation Center (2771 Columbia Dr. Decatur, GA. 30034)
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  


Curriculum Night & Title I Parent Input Meeting

We are pleasesed to announce that our Annual Title I Meeting and Curriculum Night will both be held at Columbia Elementary School on Thursday, August 24, 2023, beginning at 5:00 p.m.  
Family Meal Application
All Families are required to complete a school family meal application. (1 per family)  
Please click HERE to complete the application.
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.