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Columbiana Exempted Village School District Confirmed Student Positive COVID-19 Cases School started August 25, 2020 Updated 11-18-2020 SchoolIn Person StudentRemote StudentTotalJoshua...

It's a flashback to the 50s for students at Joshua Dixon Elementary School. Students in grades one-four celebrated the 50th day of school (November 4) by dressing up in poodle skirts, leather...

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In order to assist the overwhelmed Columbiana County Health Department, the Columbiana School District has contracted with the department to add local contact tracing for quarantine purposes. Beginning November 23rd, Mrs. Costal will be employed as an extension of the Health Department and has the authority to quarantine individuals, who are determined to be close contacts to positive COVID19 cases in the school community. A new standard for quarantines has been issued by the health department. Any person who was in close contact, 15 cumulative minutes within 6 feet, with a positive COVID19 case 48 hours prior to the onset of symptoms of that case shall quarantine for 14 days from the last date of exposure. This standard will become a major factor in our ability to provide in person education in the coming weeks. If your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms: Fever, New Cough, Difficulty Breathing, Lost of Taste or Smell, Congestion, Diarrhea, Nausea/Vomiting, Sore Throat, Headache, or Muscle Weakness, please do not send them to school and seek medical attention. Coming to school with any of these symptoms puts others at risk of the virus and produces unnecessary quarantines for staff and other students. It additionally weakens our ability to provide instruction in person. We are asking parents to consider self-quarantining your child if you, their primary caregiver, is experiencing symptoms that could result in a positive COVID19 case. We understand the complexity of the circumstances and will provide remote education in a self-quarantine scenario. The only way that we will be able to sustain education in person is that when you or your child are sick is to stay away from the school. We appreciate your consideration and assistance with navigating through the pandemic.

Don Mook

2 days ago

The Columbiana School District has been notified of three additional COVID19 cases coming from a family with a student in each school building. Families with students of a close contact have been notified, and additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws. Due to the increased cases and quarantines at South Side Middle School, GRADE 8 will move to a remote format next week (Monday & Tuesday). Positive cases and quarantines continue to weaken our ability to provide an in-person education. We re-evaluate the community spread of the disease daily and will consider the data through the Thanksgiving break in order to make determinations about our ability to provide an in-person instruction moving into December. Parents: Please prepare for the possibility of a hybrid or remote schedule. A hybrid or remote option may be necessary in order to increase the separation of students and reduce the number of students quarantined from positive COVID19 cases. Your building principals have communicated these schedules and will provide a reminder linked to the building web-page. Although we wish to continue our schools’ educational programs in as normal a fashion as possible, we will need to consider alternative educational formats dependent upon the spread in the greater Columbiana School District’s families. We appreciate your continued support moving forward during this ever changing environment. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding during these challenging times.

Don Mook

5 days ago

We have been notified of our 8th, 9th and 10th Covid19 cases among our school community. We have a new case in our middle school, elementary school and a case with our Clipper high school staff. Positive cases and quarantines weaken our ability to remain open. Quarantines have severely impacted our ability to deliver education in-person at CHS. We will be meeting with our Health Department to determine the color of our buildings for next week. Columbiana County is now red and threatens our ability to continue in-person education. Our high school is remote through the Thanksgiving break, and our other buildings are at risk of the same outcome. Your daily actions to reduce the spread of the virus will assist our schools and staff to be open and effective in the education process. A new notification for next week will be sent out tomorrow for any changes in educational formats for South Side Middle School or Joshua Dixon Elementary School. We will continue working with the Columbiana County Health Dept. and notifying families of students identified as possible close contacts. The Health Dept. will follow up by contacting families for a potential quarantine status. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.

Don Mook

6 days ago

We have been notified of our 5th and 6th Covid19 cases among our school student body. Both cases are high school students. Due to staffing illness, quarantines and the increased spread of the disease, the Columbiana High School will be placed on remote learning through the Thanksgiving break. Students at the high school will return to in-person instruction beginning December 1st. High school students or parents of remote students who wish to pick up a lunch must email the cafeteria supervisor the day prior to pick up. Please email Tina Minamyer at tina.minamyer@columbianaschools.org to reserve your meal. Those picking up high school remote meals will pick them up at the back of the middle school at 1:00pm. We will continue working with the Columbiana County Health Dept. and notifying families of students identified as possible close contacts. The Health Dept. will follow up by contacting families for a potential quarantine status. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.

Don Mook

8 days ago

We have been notified of our 3rd and 4th Covid19 cases among our school student body. Both students are in the Middle School, and one of the two student are completely remote and not in attendance in person. We have also been notified of a positive case with a high school staff member and are following the appropriate protocols. We will be working with the Columbiana County Health Dept. and notifying families of students identified as possible close contacts. Close contact students will be moved to remote education while the Health Dept. follows up by contacting families for a potential quarantine status. Anyone quarantined by the Health Department is not permitted to attend public events or social gatherings. This is critical to reducing the number of positive cases of the virus. The high school and middle school will follow the appropriate safety protocols to reduce the risk of additional spread of the disease. We appreciate your patience and assistance as we continue to work to minimize exposure and slow the spread of the coronavirus. Please increase your family’s vigilance regarding personal protective gear, social distancing and hand washing. Avoid unnecessary social gatherings that may expose you or your family to the disease. Additional information specific to COVID-19 cases within the school district will NOT be released, in cooperation with privacy laws.

Don Mook

9 days ago

The Columbiana Ex. Vill. S.D. will have a waiver day or staff on November 30th. This will extend the Thanksgiving break for one additional day for students. School Staff will report to their building principal or supervisor for the day's professional development agenda.

Don Mook

10 days ago

District, CHS, Athletics Due to COVID-19, the Columbiana Athletic Hall of Fame Trustees have decided to move the Hall of Fame game and dinner, previously scheduled for January of 2021, to the fall of 2021. The game will be Friday, Sept. 17, followed by the dinner on Saturday, Sept. 18. Thank you for your understanding. Yours in Sports, Larry Baughman President, Columbiana Athletic Hall of Fame

Jeff Jackson

13 days ago

Due to a couple of mistakes that were found in the original version of our video, it was pulled it off of Youtube. We added a couple of veterans who were mistakenly missed, and we uploaded a new version of our video. Here is a link for the new version: https://youtu.be/8ZfCVxdhbG8

Don Mook

14 days ago
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