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Helpful Links for Parents and Students

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For All Parents of Students K-12

  PowerSchool Student & Parent Portal

Parent Portal User Guide

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Odysseyware is a provider of online learning, which is being used throughout the Columbia School District. Odysseyware allows many students who need flexibility to facilitate their own learning at school as well as from home. Visit Odysseyware site.

Image of Girl Email System is being implemented at the High School to facilitate more effective communication between students and teachers.  It also provides a digital locker for storing student projects that can be accessed from either home or school.  CCHS Student Faculty Internal Email System (

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Testing Sites

Study Island: Student Tutorial/Review 3rd Grade through 8th Grade
Please note: User IDs and Passwords are distributed at participating school buildings.

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School Library Resources

Link to AR Tests

Link to BookFinder

Jackson District Library Research Databases (JDL card required)

Public Gale Group Research Tools
  (provided to Columbia by the State of Michigan)

Private Gale Group Research Tools
  (PASSWORD available from your building's Media Center)

Kids Giving a Thumbs Up Helpful Websites for Students
This link shows websites that are examples of technology at its best; helping all students locate the resources they need without getting lost in the overload of information. 
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Homework Help

Ask Dr. Math
Homework Help
Homework Reference Desk
Homework Spots
Jiskha Homework Help
MI Middle School Math
Algebra to Calculus
Spark Notes/Math Cliff Notes
Study Guide Zone
Treasures Reading Programm

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A new booklet released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and other government agencies helps parents and teachers steer kids safely through the online and mobile-phone worlds. The booklet, titled “Net Cetera: Chatting with Kids About Being Online,” tells parents and teachers what they need to know to talk to kids about issues such as cyber bullying, sexting, mobile phone safety, and protecting the family computer. Talking to kids about these topics can help them avoid rude online behavior; steer clear of inappropriate content such as pornography, violence, or hate speech; and protect themselves from contact with bullies, predators, hackers, and scammers.
View Booklet
Visit Website

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Career Cruising is an interactive career resource designed for people of all ages. If you want to find the right career, explore different career options, or plan future education and training, you've come to the right place!

(USERNAME and PASSWORD is given to each student)

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Saving for College - Planning for a child or grandchild's education isn't as simple as it used to be. Today's options offer more potential, but must be chosen carefully. Depending on family income and other factors, it's important to make these decisions as early in the child's life as possible.

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Parent Involvement Plan
The Columbia School District values assistance in the important endeavor of educating the community’s youth. This vital process will be accomplished with the cooperation of home, school, and community. It is the goal of all stakeholders that students achieve their greatest potential and this can be reached through collaboration and commitment. There are many levels of involvement in the educational process. In the Columbia School District, everyone has a role to play…all roles are significant and can make a difference.

View Our Parent Involvement Plan

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Columbia School District has implemented electronic cash registers called "Meal Magic" in all of our cafeterias. This new system allows us to set up debit accounts for each student. Parents/Guardians can then send a check to the school for their student’s lunch needs. Meal Magic will then track the amount spent by the student from each day’s meal auto-magically using the student’s name or ID number! We will have a record of all of your deposits and how the money is spent. If you have any questions, call our Food Services Manager, Sue Burnett, at 592-4110.

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