Superintendent's Message

Can you believe that Spring is right around the corner? You wouldn’t have guessed with the temperatures
we’ve had lately. March 20th is the first “official” day of spring this year and that means green grass, flowers blooming, and warmer weather is on the way! Within this month’s newsletter, you will find updates on district events and a few celebrations. Please take a look and as always, if you have any questions, please reach out to your child’s school or the district office at your earliest convenience.
 As the Winter season comes to a close, you will find a few updates concerning our HS athletic teams. Congratulations to all our MS and HS wrestlers and basketball players on a great season. We had many individuals and teams qualify and place at the state level during their postseason play this year. By the time you get this newsletter, our HS Boys Basketball Team will be continuing their effort in Spokane at the WIAA State Tournament looking to bring home a championship trophy. Thank you to our cheer team, parents, and community for your continued support! While we are celebrating our accomplishments, I want to celebrate our CHS Coyote Knowledge Bowl team for coming in first place at the regional competition this past month! Keep up all the good work Coyotes! Looking ahead, spring sports practices begin February 27th for HS students and MS students will begin their spring sports following spring break.
In case you are not following us on Facebook (Columbia School District #400), earlier this month, we shared plans for updating our CES playground. The final project of the 2017 Bond is about to be completed with updates to both our CES playgrounds. The equipment has been ordered and we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of two new playground structures that will enhance our playground areas for years to come. We are expected to receive the equipment late summer or or early Fall of 2023 and we are planning to install the equipment as soon as it arrives. If you would like to see additional information about this and look at the conceptual drawings, follow us on the Columbia School District #400 Facebook page.
Students and parents, don’t forget that March 10th is a professional development day so there will be no school. At
the end of the month, March 31st (end of 3rd quarter) is an early release day for grading and report card preparation. Finally, as long as we don’t get any additional crazy spring winter storms, we only have one snow makeup day so far on the calendar so that would make Monday, June 12th the last day of the school year. Please plan accordingly and adjust your calendars as we will extend the regular CSD calendar one day due to the snow day closure this past December.
That’s it for this month! As always, if we can help or assist you, please contact us and we would love to talk with you more about what’s happening here in the Columbia School District.
Go Coyotes!
Todd Hilberg,