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Homecoming Parade Planning

The 2021 CGHS Homecoming Parade will take place on Friday, October 1. The parade will begin at 5:30 p.m. and start from the American Legion. Advance planning to coordinate the parade participants has begun! Any group or club who is interested in being a part of this Grove tradition please email Mrs. Pingle or call her at (419) 659- 2156 to be added to the lineup.

ProgressBook App Now Available

There is now an official app to keep up with your grades in ProgressBook. Search for the ProgressBook Parent/Student mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to install. Go to to find out more about installing it or watch a video about it here:

Free/Reduced Lunch and School Fees

Earlier this year, the USDA extended the nationwide meal waivers that will allow free school meals to ALL students through June 2022. This means ALL students, regardless of their free/reduced meal status, will be eligible for free breakfasts and lunches at school for the entire 2021-2022 school year.

So why are parents/guardians being asked to fill out free/reduced waiver applications for this school year? These waiver guidelines are the same measures used to determine if a family is required to pay school fees. School fees are $60 per student grades K-11 and $75 per 12th grade student for the 2021-2022 school year. If you believe you may be eligible for your child’s school fees to be waived or reduced, you must complete and submit the free/reduced lunch application found here or pick up a paper copy in the office. Please fill out this form and return to the elementary or high school office. Once processed, parents will be notified if school fees are due. If you have any questions or need assistance regarding this process, please feel free to contact the Superintendent office at 419-659-2639.

LifeWise Academy Information Available

All students in 5th and 6th grades for the 2021-22 school year will have the opportunity to participate in LifeWise Academy, a Released Time Religious Instruction (RTRI) program that allows students to attend off-site non-denominational Bible-based classes with an emphasis on Character Education. These classes will take place during the academic assistance period on Thursdays in the basement of the St. John’s United Methodist Church. Student registrations for this program have been sent home with all students entering 5th and 6th grade next year. Parents may learn more about this program at If you have any questions, please contact directors Dave and Kristy Nusbaum at

Substitute Bus Drivers Wanted

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.


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