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Principal's Corner:

Dear Parent/Guardian:
Did You Know?

A student is chronically absent if he or she misses as few as two days of school a month.


House Bill 410 has changed the way attendance is calculated. In the past attendance was counted by days, however, with the passage of HS410 attendance is now counts by hours a student is not in school.

A new state law defines excessive absence and truancy:

Excessive absence: a student misses 38 or more hours of school in a single month, or 65 or more hours in one school year, with or without a legitimate excuse.

Truancy: a student is absent from school without legitimate excuse for 30 or more consecutive hours, 42 or more hours in one school month, or 72 or more hours in a school year.

Per the House Bill, school personnel will contact parents for conferences at intervals if a student is in danger of being classified as chronically absent and an attendance intervention plan will be developed with the parent and school team.

In compliance with the Missing Child Law of the State of Ohio, we ask all parents to notify the school office each day of a student's absence by calling 614-428-6564.

Thank you!
Crystal Seeley 
Assistant Principal of Academics 

Science Class: Water Bottle Rockets
So far this year our science department has started doing fun and exciting science experiments. From shadow boxes for the 2017 Solar Eclipse to implementing the Scientific Method students are well on their way to becoming future scientist. Today Mr. Nuri and Mrs. Sam, our 8th grade science teachers, helped students grade 6 through 8 to make water bottle rockets during class. They then took the students outside to try their creations. Students were amazed at the science behind something as simple as a water bottle, masking tape and poster board. Click here for a video of our students trying their rockets.    

Thank you Mr. Nuri and Mrs. Sam for showing our students the exciting things they can do with science  

CYSP Starts September 16th
Concept Young Scholars Program (CYSP) is a program for all Concept Schools that will focus on academic challenges, healthy lifestyle, building confidence, volunteerism, exploration, and many fun activities. Any student attending HSA Columbus Middle may apply for this
program. Students interested in becoming part of CYSP need to complete and return the letter of interest to their preferred CYSP adviser by Monday, September 12, 2017. The first activity for CYSP will be the Parent Welcome Dinner, held Thursday September 21st, in our schools gymnasium. Saturday classes, for all students who have successfully signed up for the program, will start Saturday September 16th. Please click here for more information about the Concept Young Scholars Program. 


Mrs. Johnson Class: Flexible Seating
 Have you ever heard of flexible seating? According to an article published in Science and Fitness "Globally speaking, kids sit on average 8.5 hours. Movement and activity really drops after age 8 when school, homework and tech devices take over kids' lives." With flexible seating students are given the opportunity to move within a learning environment that is innovative and engaging without being distracting. This year Mrs. Johnson, our 8th grade English teacher, has provided students with this experience. Students may choose to sit on the rug, a yoga ball, or bean bag chairs and the kids are really enjoying their new learning space            

Thank you Mrs. Johnson for bringing new and exciting ideas to your classroom!

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September 20th
School Picture Day

September 21st
Parent Welcome Dinner (CYSP Only)

September 22nd
6th Grade Parent Breakfast

September 28th
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