Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 2
CES Meet and Greet
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, September 3
School Begins

Wednesday, September 10
BOE Work Session
7:30 PM
Tuesday, September 16
CES Back to School Night
6:30 PM

Wednesday, September 17
BOE Meeting
8:00 PM


Today, 8/28/2014
High: 81 Low: 55
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/29/2014
High: 77 Low: 60
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.


Columbus News!

Welcome letter from Mr. Cunzio
Read Mr. Cunzio's letter to parents and students.

Welcome Back!
School begins on Wednesday, Sept. 3. We are looking forward to a fantastic year!
Student information regarding classes and transportation is now available on the Parent Portal.

Student/Teacher Meet & Greet
You are cordially invited to Columbus Elementary School on September 2, from 11 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to come in, visit your classroom and meet your teacher and classmates. See you then!

Transportation Information Requested
If you plan to send your child to an after school program or sitter, please be sure to notify our main office in writing no later than August 8, 2014. Our office requires at least two weeks to establish dismissal arrangements. Please adhere to the August 8th date.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

eSchool Parent Portal
Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, Columbus Elementary School and Hawthorne Elementary School will be moving to Standards-Based Report Cards.  The new report cards, along with student homeroom and schedule will be posted online on our eSchool Parent Portal. This information will no longer be sent home.  To access your child’s report card, homeroom, and schedule, you will need to sign up for the Parent Portal.

Westlake High School and Westlake Middle School already use the Parent Portal to deliver their report cards.  If you already have a Parent Portal account, you do not need to sign up again.

Parent Portal Sign Up and Log In Instructions

From the Principal

Columbus Elementary School values the unique abilities and talents of each child.  We are committed to building self-esteem, enhancing creativity and individuality, and developing healthy lifestyles. In cooperation with parents and community, the staff establishes high expectations for all students as the standard and provides a safe, nurturing environment where our students have the opportunity to become productive, knowledgeable, and responsible citizens.                                         

-Michael Cunzio, Principal

News & Updates

Facilities Steering Committee Makes Recommendations
Addressing the modernization of our infrastructure and buildings is part of the district's Strategic Plan. Over the past four months, the Facilities Steering Committee has been studying the immediate as well as future needs of our buildings, our students and our community. The committee made its recommendations on a modernization proposal to the Board of Education at the June 4 Work Session. To view the presentation, click here.

To learn more about the modernization project and pre-bond planning please view the Facilities Planning page in the Strategic Plan folder under the District Information tab. To watch the community Facilities Forum video from Oct. 30, click here.