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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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Child Tax Credit Awareness Day

The Child Tax Credit, part of the American Rescue Plan, is here to help families raising children make ends meet. All working families will get the full credit if they make up to $150,000 for a couple or $112,500 for a family with a single parent (also called head of household). The tax credit has been expanded to $3,000 per child 6-17 years old and $3,600 per child under 6. Click headline for more information.
Graphic for COVID-19 vaccine workshop, it reads: COVID-19 Vaccine Info with Dr. Jack Chou, Tuesday, June 22 from 5pm - 6pm. Join via Zoom. Logos featured are the El Monte City School District, Jeff Seymour Family Center, and Kaiser Permanente along with a photo of Dr. Chou and a picture of vaccine and vile.

COVID-19 Vaccine Workshop - June 22 from 5pm - 6pm

The Jeff Seymour Family Center in partnership with Kaiser Permanente is hosting a virtual COVID-19 Vaccine Workshop for those who are hoping to get more information regarding the vaccine for them and their children. Tune in via Zoom tomorrow. Click link in our headline for more information.
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City of El Monte: 2021 Summer Parks & Rec Programs

Looking for fun and amazing events for your kids to participate in this summer? Click our headline to see all the wonderful activities sponsored by the El Monte Parks & Rec Department! From wiffle ball tournaments to story book walks, the city of El Monte has it all!
Graphic that reads: Free COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups available at Rio Vista School (6/19) and Wilkerson School (6/26). Click headline for more details.

FREE COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-Ups at Rio Vista (6/19) and Wilkerson (6/26)

The El Monte City School District in partnership with Kaiser Permanente, will be hosting two Pop-Up COVID-19 vaccine sites on 6/19 at Rio Vista and 6/26 at Wilkerson. No appointments are necessary. Pfizer vaccines available to anyone ages 12+ from 8am - 3pm. Click headline for more details.
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Reminder: Summer School COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Deputy Superintendent of Personnel and Administrative Service, Mr. Steve Sallenbach issues a friendly reminder to the EMCSD Community that the District's current COVID-19 safety protocols will remain in place throughout summer school to adhere to County and Cal/OSHA guidelines. Click the headline to read full statement.