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Board Vacancy

A vacancy exists in the membership of the school board of Columbus Public Schools by reason of the resignation of Francis Kuehler. The vacancy occurred as of July 20, 2015. The length of the unexpired term is until the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January of 2017. Applications to fill the vacancy on the Board of Education of the Columbus Public Schools may be obtained at the Office of the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Troy Loeffelholz, Superintendent, Columbus Public Schools, 2508 27th Street, PO Box 947, Columbus, NE 68602-0947 or by email at loeffelholzt@discoverers.org. Applications will be accepted until 12:00 noon on July 30, 2015.

Click here for the Application form.


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    Grades 1st – 5th
    Opening Day
    August 12 (half day) – 11:45 a.m. dismissal
    Regular Schedule starts August 13
    All Elementary Grades 1-5 (8 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.)
    Kindergarten
    August 12 – No school for kindergarten students.
    Kindergarten teachers at each building will hold a morning and evening parent meeting that day. Parents must attend one of the parent meetings. This meeting is intended for parents only, and parents are asked make other arrangements for their child during this time. Meetings will be held at your child’s elementary building. Please choose from one of the following meeting times.

    • 8:15 – 9:15 a.m.
    • 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

    August 13 or August 14 – Please contact you school to see what day your child attends. Kindergartners will attend a full day (8 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.) of school.
    August 17 – All kindergarten students will attend a full day (8 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.) of school.
    Columbus Middle School
    Students will receive their schedules and attend a shortened day schedule on Wednesday, August 12th. Each grade should enter the east doors of the cafeteria at the designated time to receive their schedules. Once students receive their schedules, they will proceed using these instructions:

    • Sixth Grade: Enter the Cafeteria at 8:20 a.m. to receive schedules. Go to North gym. Dismiss at 11:30 a.m.
    • Seventh & Eighth Grade: Enter the Cafeteria at 1:00 p.m. to receive schedules. Go to designated rooms. Dismiss at 2:00 p.m.

    Regular CMS schedule will begin Thursday, August 13th, from 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with an “A” day.
    Columbus High School
    Grade Level Orientation Sessions – Each session begins in the HS Auditorium
    Student Orientation for Grades 10, 11 and 12 is scheduled for Tuesday, August 11
    Grade 12 Orientation will go from 8 to 10 a.m.
    Grade 11 Orientation will go from 10 a.m. to Noon.
    Grade 10 Orientation will go from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
    Orientation for Students in Grade 9 is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12
    Grade 9 Orientation will go from 8 a.m. to Noon.

    New Student Enrollment

    Registration for new students in grades PreK-12 will be done by appointment only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from June 7-August 6 at the CPS Administration Building, 2508 27 St. To set an appointment, please call Tami Altstadt at 402-563-7000 Ext. 1420.

    You will complete all forms at your appointment, so please allow approximately 30 minutes.

    Information needed to complete registration includes:
    1. Original state certified birth certificate (no copies)
    2. Immunization records
    3. Proof of residency

    • lease agreement
    • mortgage statement
    • property tax statement of bank statement
    • electric or gas bill within the last 30 days
    • employee pay stub within the last 30 days

    Must have parents name and physical address on proof of residency.