Donate Blood at the Jeff Seymour Family Center on October 25!

The Jeff Seymour Family Center is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a Blood Drive on Monday, October 25, 2021 from 1pm - 7pm. Click headline for more information including sign up options!

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At Columbia School, we are very proud of our educational programs, students, parents and staff. Our dedicated staff, parents and students understand the importance of academic achievement for personal development. 
Columbia staff work collaboratively as Professional Learning Communities in the interest of creating optimal and substantive learning opportunities for all students. The school community (i.e., administrators, teachers and support personnel) is committed to providing high-quality, standards-aligned instruction. We aim to prepare well-rounded students for the rigors of high school, civic participation, personal growth and ethical development. In order to fulfill this endeavor, we provide myriad academic and extracurricular programs for our students to meet their diverse needs. Specialized intervention classes provide students support in math and language arts. Elective courses enrich students’ curriculum with instruction in coding, speech and debate, choir, band, art, drama and guitar. Students are afforded opportunities to improve their college knowledge through acceptance into the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program.
Administrators Jaime Ortega and Rosemary Garcidueñas believe that continued professional development is integral to a school’s evolution. Professionally, they actively pursue professional-growth opportunities through coursework, workshops and conferences and by collaborating with district support staff to develop their own leadership skills. Our focus is to empower all students to reach their maximum potential and continue being lifelong learners.

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Recognizing Indigenous People's Day

President Joe Biden proclaimed October 11 as Indigenous People's Day. Click headline for more information and the recognition and the history of native tribes in El Monte and Los Angeles.
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Updated LACDPH Modified Quarantine Protocols

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) has recently updated its policy on student quarantine once identified as a close contact which started on Monday 10/11. Click headline for full details.
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California Clean Air Day!

Wednesday, October 6 marks the 4th annual California Clean Air Day! Click the headline to learn more and take the pledge to help address pollution here in California.