Superintendent's Message

 
 
Can you believe June is already here? Over the next few weeks, our district will be bustling with activity as staff and students work hard to finish the year on a high note. From state testing to exciting activities and memorable ceremonies, we have a packed schedule ahead. Believe it or not, later this week we will be celebrating the incredible accomplishments of the graduating Class of 2024! We are extremely proud of all their hard work and dedication leading up to this moment in their lives. We look forward to seeing you on campus as we wrap up another fantastic school year!

Before we wrap up another amazing school year in the Columbia School District, we want to share an important update and exciting news with you. First, if you have been following our District Facebook Page (Columbia School District #400) you will have noticed that we made a minor adjustment to the 2024-2025 CSD Calendar. We've made a small but significant revision to next school year's spring break to better accommodate our students' schedules and avoid conflicts with other programs. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we wanted to inform our families as early as possible to help with your planning.

Here are the specific changes:
• Spring Break: Moved from April 7-11, 2025, to March
31-April 4, 2025
• End of 3rd Quarter: Moved from April 4th to March 28th
 
You can find the updated district calendar on our district website www.csd400.org under the DISTRICT tab by clicking on Academic Calendars. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at the District Office. Thank you for your understanding and support!

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to update everyone on the Columbia Elementary School Principal search. First, a big thank you to everyone who participated in the staff and community forums. Your feedback was invaluable in the selection process. I am thrilled to announce that we have a fantastic new addition to our school district, starting July 1st. Please join me in welcoming Jillian Robillard as our new elementary school principal! Jillian brings a wealth of experience and passion for serving both staff and students. She joins us from the Richland School District, where she has been serving as the Assistant Principal at Orchard Elementary School.

Jillian will be stepping into the role previously held by Mr. Yale, who has been a remarkable leader and an integral part of our school community. We are deeply grateful for his many contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavors. I am excited to welcome Jillian to the Columbia School District team. Thank you to all our parents and community for your dedication and support in finding our next elementary school principal.

As we near the last day of school, Wednesday, June 12th, here’s to wishing you all a safe, happy, and enjoyable summer! As always, stay connected with us through our district website and social media channels for the latest news and updates. Your engagement and feedback are invaluable as we strive to improve and grow as a community.

Go Coyotes!
 
Sincerely,

Todd Hilberg,
Superintendent