Earlier this year our district was informed that the text notification service we've been using for the last 10+ years, Ohio Alerts, will be discontinued on June 30th. We are excited to share that Columbus Grove Local Schools has selected Remind as our new notification service. Many of you already use it, but if you're not already familiar with Remind, it's a classroom communication tool that makes it easy to stay involved with classroom and school events. Remind is free to use, and you'll be able to get and send messages on any device—even a simple text message from your phone!
Go to https://youtu.be/Gns8pBXn_aM to view a video from Mr. Keehn about the transition and go to http://cg.noacsc.org/remind to view more detailed information on the Remind rollout process that will begin on June 2nd.
Parents and students can begin filling out their Final Forms information for next school year now. Log in at https://columbusgrove-oh.finalforms.com/ and click the "Click to Switch to 2021-22 Registration" button at the top of the page to get started.
Junior High and High school students participating in extracurriculars next year that plan on getting a physical this Spring should complete their forms before they do so. JH physicals at Grove Chiropractic are on May 18 starting at 3:00 pm and HS physicals are on May 25 starting at 3:00 pm. The cost is $10.
On Saturday, June 12, the Columbus Grove Athletic Boosters will host the Junior Olympics at Clymer Stadium. Girls and boys entering kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2021-22 school year are eligible to participate. Entry fee is $15 and includes a t-shirt. Awards will be given for the top five finishers for each event. Each participant will also receive a free drink and hot dog. Pre-registration deadline is Friday, May 21. There is no guarantee for a t-shirt after this date. Click here for the registration form: http://bit.ly/CGJO2021
The CG Band Boosters are now taking orders for the 59th edition of the Community Birthday Calendar from now through the end of May. You can place your order with any band member, or use the order form here http://bit.ly/CGBand2122 to mail your order. The Band Boosters would like to thank the Community and Businesses for helping to continue this successful fundraiser.
UPDATE: The NOACSC has a short term solution implemented that should make it so that AT&T customers receive messages. A long term solution is in the process of being implemented.
Last week, we received word from the Northwest Ohio Area Computer Services Cooperative (NOACSC), that our district’s text messaging system, Ohio Alerts, would no longer send text messages to AT&T phone subscribers because AT&T is filtering the messages. NOACSC is working on an alternative to address this issue, but this will take some time to get resolved. Until then, we ask that our AT&T subscribers signed up for text alerts either sign up to receive alerts via email, “like” CG Schools on Facebook, and/or follow us on Twitter. All text alert messages are communicated through these two social media sources as well. Only about 3% of our users signed up for text alerts will be affected, as less than 100 of our 3,100 devices signed up for text alerts are AT&T subscribers.
On 8/31/20, the USDA passed a waiver that would allow schools to use funding from the federal government and the USDA to feed ALL students FREE. This allows school districts to offer meals to ALL students at NO CHARGE this fall to minimize the challenges of meal service during the pandemic.
What does this mean for your child/ren? Beginning September 8, ALL students started eating in our cafeteria FREE. We also offer breakfast, which your child/ren can receive FREE. This program will be offered until funds from the USDA run out. When this happens, we will let families know.
If your child/ren packs a lunch from home, the price to purchase a milk is $0.60 (this is not free). If your child/ren would like to have more than one milk with their meal, it will cost an additional $0.60 for each extra milk. We will also offer a la-cart items for purchase for grades 5-12. Grades 5-12 can purchase an extra entrée for $1.75. Grades 7-12 can purchase extra items such as chips, cookies, muffins, and drinks each day.
Per Governor DeWine's order, school districts are required to notify parents, guardians, and the public of a positive COVID-19 case within a school building. Click here for the latest information regarding the number of students and staff diagnosed with COVID-19 or having exposure/close contact with an individual known COVID-19.
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.