CG Parents and Students, we received an update from our area computer services cooperative which administers our CG Text Alerts system. They are continuing to work through issues with their carrier. However, the CG text alert system will likely not be fully functional until the end of November. Until then, we ask that you access the other channels of communications which the district uses to send out pertinent district information: WLIO TV (Lima), WTOL TV (Toledo), WKXA Radio (Findlay stations and its affiliates), the school Facebook Page, Twitter Page, and right here on the website.
Thanks for your cooperation and patience as this situation gets resolved. We will let you know when this system is fully functional again. If you have any questions, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 659-4301.
With the onset of the Ebola virus in the United States, our school district has worked with the Ohio Departments of Health and Education to provide further information to students, staff, and parents. Please click here to get answers to common questions regarding Ebola. In addition, staff have reminded students the importance of proper hygiene while at school, including washing hands, covering mouths when they cough, having healthy habits. Regularly using these proper hygiene practices will be very beneficial as we head into the cold and flu season. If you have any further questions regarding this topic and how it relates to our students, please contact Mr. Verhoff at 659-4301.
Columbus Grove Schools has a 0.75% percent income tax levy RENEWAL on the November 4th ballot. This levy is critical to our district’s day to day operations, as it constitutes 11% of our district’s operating budget. Because this levy is a RENEWAL, it will NOT increase your tax rate.
Click here for a Voter Registration and Information Update Form. If you have not previously registered to vote or have changed addresses, please fill this form out in order to be eligible to vote on Election Day on November 4th. Once you have completed this form, you can mail it to Putnam County Board of Elections, 336 E Main Street, Suite A, Ottawa, OH 45875. You may also save on postage and simply return this form to our school offices. We will make sure your registration/update is submitted to the Putnam County Board of Elections. The deadline to register to vote or update your information is Monday, October 6th. If you have any questions about this form or the upcoming renewal levy, please contact Superintendent Nick Verhoff directly at 659-4301.
A benefit recently added to our Microsoft software school agreement provides all CG students with FREE copies of Microsoft Office 2013 for Windows, Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac, and Office for mobile devices to use at home. For information on how to sign in and obtain the software, click here.
Did you know that nearly 35% of the students who attend Columbus Grove Schools qualify for the Federal Government’s Free/Reduced Lunch Program? Research shows that children living with hunger insecurity are more likely to be negatively impacted in terms of cognitive and physical growth as well as fighting infection. According to the National Hunger Study, families in poverty are many times forced into having to choose between food and other basic necessities, such as rent, utilities and medical care.
To address the challenges these families face, a new community program entitled Bless a Bulldog will help serve our needy children in Columbus Grove Schools. This program will supply these children with two breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinners on the weekends. The first target date for food distribution is Friday, February 14th. Please click here to learn more about this program.
The Columbus Alumni Association and Columbus Grove Schools have partnered to start a brick paver project on the east side of the new school building. Click here to see drawings of this project. This project will allow Columbus Grove community members and alumni to purchase a personalized brick to be placed in this area to honor individuals or significant events in Columbus Grove Local Schools' storied history. Bricks are on sale for just $50 for a 4" by 8" brick. Click here for an order form. This project will start in July. These bricks will make a perfect gift to commemorate a CG alumnus, faculty member, student accomplishment, or historical event in our district's history!
Columbus Grove Local School is accepting applications for substitute bus drivers. This position has the potential of becoming a full-time bus driver in the future, if the applicant is interested. Substitute bus drivers are contacted to drive extracurricular and field trips and occasionally drive a regular morning or afternoon route. Certification requires the completion of attending a pre-service class, a written and driving test, CDL license, a medical physical exam, drug test, BMV check of driving record, and a background check. Cost for training will be reimbursed by the district for any individuals who serve as a substitute bus driver for Columbus Grove Local Schools. If you are interested in becoming a bus driver for Columbus Grove School, please contact the Superintendent’s Office at 659-2639 for further information.