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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will be held at the Student Center, 2563 44th Ave., the week of March 27th-31st from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Your child must be 5 by July 31, 2017 to enroll.

The following are the days for the elementary schools:

March 27 – Emerson

March 28 – North Park

March 29 – Centennial

March 30 – West Park

March 31 – Lost Creek

You will need your child’s immunization records, state issued birth certificate and parents/guardians proof of residency, which must be one of the following:

Electric bill within the last 30 days

Gas bill within the last 30 days

Paystub within the last 30 days

Mortgage or bank statement within the last 30 days

City water/sewer bill within the last 30 days

Lease agreement

Personal property tax statement

If you have any questions please call Tami Altstadt at 402-563-7000 Ext. 12753.

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Early Entrance to Kindergarten

Students may enter kindergarten if they turn five years of age on or before July 31. However, if a child turns five years of age between August 1 and October 15 and lives in the district boundaries, he or she is eligible to participate in an assessment conducted by Columbus Public Schools to determine possible early entrance to kindergarten.

Requests can be made from March 1- April 15, 2017.  No requests will be accepted after April 15, 2017.

Please contact Student Services at  402-563-7000 ext. 12123 if you have questions or to schedule an assessment.



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2017-18 Calendar

To see the 2017-18 calendar, please click here.

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New Scholarship

The Columbus Public School Foundation will be offering an additional $5,000 of new scholarships opportunities for Columbus High School students. To see more on the scholarship, click here.

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Text Messaging

To start receiving school messages by text, parents need to text Y or YES or SUBSCRIBE to 67587. In order to opt out of text messages, please type STOP or UNSUBSCRIBE to 67587. Thank you.

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New Lunch program

Click here to learn about our new lunch program.

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Free & Reduced forms

Free and reduce forms are now available electronically. The forms are fillable, but you may need to download them first.

To get to the forms, please click on the link here.




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Kopp receives School Bell Award


Erv Kopp receives the CPS School Bell award for his volunteer work at CMS. To find out more about Erv, click here.

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Philanthropist of the Year

IMG_6337Roberta Nielsen Saalfeld makes a difference in the lives of CHS students.

Thanks to her generosity, 27 CHS graduates were able pursue their education after high school. Roberta has been a supporter of the Columbus Public Schools Foundation for more than 20 years.

For this generosity, she was named the 2015 Philanthropist of the Year by the Philanthropy Council.

To read more click here.


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Inclusive Playground

Dream with us to build an inclusive playground that allows children with special needs to play as independently and freely as possible–a place where they are not defined by their disability but by the joy, laughter and play of childhood. Click here to check out the pamphlet.

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