Columbus Indoor/Outdoor Library

The Columbus Game Changer Committee was formed back in November, 2019.  This committee of teachers valued the importance of reading and we wanted to provide reading books for all of our students.   Our ultimate goal is to promote “Reading for Fun and Reading for All”!

With the generosity of all of the Columbus families, we were able to collect nearly 3,000 books for this project.  We have put in place three indoor bookshelves located in each of the grade level hallways and an additional bookshelf right outside the gym.

To further enrich this project, the Columbus staff would like to take a moment to thank Mr. Bill Rodgers for making an outdoor library for the students.  Mr. Bill Rodgers is a grandfather to Caroline (5th grade) & Cole Wigton (3rd grade).   The outdoor library is located on College Street and Mrs. Prewitt has already filled the case with reading books.   We truly appreciate Mr. Bill Rodgers and the Wigton family for their continual support of Columbus Elementary School.



The Columbus Game Changer Committee & Mrs. Julie Matarelli



Voluntary Student Insurance

Please click below for information about voluntary student insurance.

Student Insurance

Parent Orientation

Save the Date

Wednesday, August 28

  • Parents will be able to visit your student’s classroom and meet the teacher.
  • Each teacher will present his/her classroom routines, expectations, and curriculum information.

Early Dismissal

First Day of School-August 13

  • Students will be dismissed at 12:30 p.m.



3rd Grade Welcome

Date: Thursday, August 15

Location: Columbus School Playground

Time: 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Third grade parents will be able to meet with their child’s teacher while the kids play on the playground and enjoy a cold treat.  (Italian Ice)

  • Siblings are welcome

Building Walkthrough

Thursday, August 8

Time: 3:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Students are able to drop off their school supplies in their classrooms.
  • Tours will be available for the incoming third grade students.

2019-2020 District Calendar

Board Approves 2019-2020 School Calendar

[2019-2020 School Calendar]

Highlights of the 2019-2020 calendar include:

  • Teacher Institute on Monday, August 12, 2019
  • First day of student attendance on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 (1/2 day AM)
  • District 7 Institute – October 4, 2019, No Student Attendance
  • Parent Teacher Conferences on October 23, 24, and 25, 2019
  • Thanksgiving Break – November 27, 28 and 29, 2019
  • Last day for student attendance – end of first semester – December 20, 2019
  • Holiday Break – 10 days (December 23, 2019 through January 3, 2020)
  • Spring Break – April 6, 2020 through April 13, 2020
  • District 7 Teacher Institute – April 24, 2020, ½ day AM Student Attendance
  • Last Day for Student Attendance – May 21, 2020, ½ day AM Student Attendance
  • Teacher Institute – May 21, 2020 (PM)
  • 5 emergency days – May 22 through May 29
  • High School Graduation – May 23, 2020