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Columbia Health Concerns Update
Columbia Health Concerns Update
Pamela Campbell
Thursday, March 12, 2020

March 12, 2020

Dear Columbia School District Families,

Health Concerns Update:

On Wednesday, Governor Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Education and the Jackson County Health Department recommended that assemblies and large events of more than 100 people be postponed or canceled.  

The following events will still being held as scheduled:

  • CCJH/HS-Spring athletic practices are taking place as planned, 3/12

  • CCJH/HS-Meeting for parents and students going to Spain, 3/18, 7 pm

  • CCJH/HS -Blood Drive- 3/19, 8:30 am -2:30 pm

  • CCJH/HS-Afterschool study help-Tuesday for CCHS and Tuesday/Thursday-CCJH-2:45 pm-4pm

  • CUES, CCJH/HS-State Testing after Spring Break

Canceled or Postponed until after Spring Break (April 6, 2020):

  • All district field trips-Will resume after 4/10

  • CES and CUES - Student of the Month, Assemblies, Field Trips, Daddy Daughter Dance-Postponed, Date TBA

  • CES-Kindergarten Open House 3/19 - Rescheduled for 4/23 5:30-7:00 pm and 4/24 1:30-2:30 pm

  • CUES-Girls on the Move-Canceled

  • CCHS-Exam Incentive, Postponed until further notice 

  • CCHS-Boys District Championship game, 3/13-Postponed, Date TBA 

  • CCHS-LCAA Athletic Banquet, 3/15-Postponed, Date TBA

  • CCJH/HS-Sources of Strength training, 3/18-Postponed until Fall of 2020

  • CCJH/HS- Kona Ice, 3/24-Canceled 

Additional High School Information-

In accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and with input from district administrators, Columbia Central Jr./Sr. High School will suspend all attendance incentives until further notice. This includes our high school exam incentive and Senior Attendance Policy. While we understand the value of positive attendance, at this time, these incentives and policies are not in alignment with recommendations for virus prevention.  These policies and incentives will be reinstated upon clearance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

All students and staff need to stay home when they are sick.  Please notify the school of your child’s absence and potential illness.  The CDC recommends that individuals with flu-like illness stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever. 

Thank you for your continued support and stay tuned for further notifications as the situation continues to evolve.


Dr. Pamela Campbell, Superintendent

Trudy Wright, CES Principal

Jennifer VanWagnen, CUES Principal

Josh Kubiak, CCJH, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Travis Cushman CCHS, Assistant Principal

Christi O’Neil, CCJH/HS Principal

Lisa Klink, COHS Principal