Superintendent's Message

Greetings Columbia School District students, parents, and community members,
The seasons are changing, the days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer, and spring break is officially here. Over the past month, I can’t tell you how great it is to see so many smiles across our district. With the continued decline in COVID cases in our schools and county, staff and students are excited to return to events and activities that were previously not permissible. More to come on these items later, but please take a moment to check out all the exciting details in this month's district newsletter. It’s our hope to see you on campus sometime this
spring at one of our upcoming events.
We are excited to see everyone back in the hallways this spring for on-site conferences for all elementary and middle school students on April 14th-15th. Parents, if you have questions or would prefer and online conference,
please communicate with your child’s teacher or teachers.
If you are looking for another opportunity to join in on some community fun, we are excited to announce that we are bringing back the Columbia School District Community BBQ this year on Thursday, May 12th. We will have more information coming out next month on specific times and event details, but we are hoping to go big this year and celebrate this CSD spring tradition with our community. Please join us for some food, fun, events and performances as it will be a great event for the entire family!
As spring approaches, one of the items our preschool parents should be looking for is preschool registration. This past year, Columbia School District began a new Transitional Kindergarten program for students this past January. This full day free preschool option provides our parents an opportunity to get a jump start in their child’s school journey. The 2022-23 CSD Transitional Kindergarten will begin in the fall of next year providing students a full year of preschool support. This is in addition to the ECEAP Preschool Program already running at CES. It’s going to be amazing having two free preschool program options for parents in our district next year. If you are interested in learning more about this or have questions about preschool registration, please contact Columbia Elementary School at your earliest convenience.
That’s it for this month! We have a lot to look forward to and we hope to see you all soon. Don’t forget to join us
this Spring, whether at Spring Conferences, a sporting event, band concert, choral performance, or the Community BBQ.

Todd Hilberg, Superintendent