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Dear Columbia Parents and Guardians:
Welcome to Columbia’s 2022-2023 school year. We at Columbia Middle School have prepared for the new school year, we have worked with district leadership and our staff over the course of the last few months to gather feedback and identify protocols surrounding the safety, educational, social, and the emotional needs of our students and families.
The offices of the school are open and please know that my door is always open.  Our first day of school will be Monday, August 8, 2022. Our start time is changed with the tardy bell ringing at 8:30 AM each day.  The school day will end at 3:01 PM for all students on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  On Tuesdays, the school day will end at 2:16 PM to allow for teacher training

The Multi Purpose Room will open at 8AM. 
Breakfast and Lunch...  • All students have access to a free breakfast and lunch at CMS • Students will eat in the MPR. Students can bring their own breakfast or lunch or choose the meal from the school 
Please visit our website at, as we will update weekly with important information

The Columbia Middle School Staff continues its commitment to working collaboratively with you and with one another to provide results-oriented instruction that focuses on the success and achievement of every student.  We are counting on each and every parent to partner with us to continue our work to raise the bar and grow achievement for all of our students. 
Please know that the teachers, staff, and administration of Columbia Middle School are committed to providing strong rigorous and relevant learning experience for your child that is safe and supports their social and emotional growth.

Richard C. Upshaw, Principal, Columbia Middle School

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