Welcome to Columbus Community School District

Mission:  To inspire every learner to excel.

Vision:  Columbus Community School District will create learners ready for intellectual work and contributions to a global community.

COVID-19 Updates

District COVID-19 updates will can be found under the News menu on our district site (this site).

For a direct link click here.

UPDATE for March 10th and 11th.  
Change in Parent Teacher conference days and potential virtual day.

Dear Columbus Families,


Next Wednesday, March 10th, many of the school staff will receive the second Covid vaccination.  Side effects are more common with the second vaccine, so we may have several staff members not feeling well enough to come to work.  If that happens, we want to be prepared to have a virtual learning day.


Our plan is to send home learning packets for PK-6th grade students on Wednesday.  For junior high and high school students, assignments will be provided through the Canvas online platform.  Teachers will have students download assignments on Wednesday, then if the announcement is made that Thursday will be for virtual learning, they will have assignments to complete on their computers.  If we are able to have school, students would simply bring their packets or computers back to school on Thursday, and not have to complete them at home.


Another change we are making is to move our parent-teacher conferences from 

Thursday to Wednesday, March 10th.  This will happen whether or not school is virtual or in person on Thursday, March 11th.  


Teachers will be on call during school time hours if we have a virtual learning day next Thursday, March 11th.  You may email your child’s teacher with any questions.  If you have a Thursday conference scheduled, you will be contacted by the school to reschedule for Wednesday, March 10th, if possible.


If you have any questions, please contact your building secretary or principal.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we try to be prepared should we need to have a virtual learning day next Thursday.




Jeff Maeder, Superintendent

Check out Columbus Track and Field clothing sales.
This is a fundraiser for Columbus High School
 Boys and Girls Track and Field uniforms and equipment.

How do I "Opt-In" to receive the School's text messages from SchoolMessenger (text notification service)?

1 .Confirm the text device number(s) are in imported to SchoolMessenger.

  1. Login to PowerSchool Student and Parent Portal.

  2. From the navigational menu on the left side of the page click on the SchoolMessenger link.

  3. Once in SchoolMessenger click on the “Contacts” tab at the top of the page.

  4. Click on one of your Students and verify your correct mobile/cellular phone number is in the field for mobile/cellular phones. If it is not correct change it to the correct number and save it.

  5. Logout of SchoolMessenger and PowerSchool.

2. Text “Y” to 67587 (whichever is correct for your SchoolMessenger account) from each wireless device they wish to receive texts on.

Note: Depending on the data synchronization configuration it may take 24 hours or more for numbers to be 
updated from the district SIS database.

SchoolMessenger Opt In-Out FAQ.pdf

Current Employment Opportunities

Kitchen Staff Position Needed

Hours are 7:30-1:30; M-F


Contact Tammy Mapel


Open until filled

South East Iowa Link (SEIL)

South East Iowa Link

Southeast Iowa Link (SEIL) is a Mental Health & Disability Services (MHDS Region comprised of eight counties. Each county has a local access office where people may apply for service funding, receive referrals and get questions answered. The local Coordinator of Disability Services (CDS) or other staff is available to assist applicants.

The services funded by the SEIL Mental Health and Disability Services Region can be found on our Services for Everyone page.

Are you interested in purchasing a Columbus Community High School Yearbook?  
Click the link below.

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