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    Our 2024 Summer Experience kicks off Monday, June 17 for Pre-K through 8 Columbus City Schools students. Here are a few more details to help you and your student have an unforgettable, immersive summer break.


    • Elementary & Middle School (PreK-8): June 17 - July 12, 2024students working at a desk with teacher

    • High School (9-12): June 10 - July 19, 2024 

    • Elementary & Middle School Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

    • High School Hours: Hours vary by building

    • Free breakfast and lunch will be provided daily to all students. 

    • No school Wednesday, June 19, in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.
    • No school Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday.

    Student Expectations

    • School sites will provide all other supplies such as pens, paper, pencils, etc. 
    • During the Summer Experience, students are expected to follow all policies, rules, and guidelines outlined in the Guide to Student Success.


    • Yellow School Bus Transportation is provided this summer for the following students: 
      • Elementary School students 
      • Middle School students
    • Transportation must be selected during the registration process in the Parent Portal.

    CCS Students at Columbus Zoo


    Student Success Cards

    The CCS Success Card is a personalized ID featuring a photo, name, and ID number. The Student Success Card will be used to:

    • Board the school bus in mornings and afternoons
    • Serve as ID during the school day
    • Access online learning
    • Check-out books from the Columbus Metropolitan Library
    • Students must wear the Success Card each day.

    Communicating with your Child’s Teacher and School

    • Check your child’s backpack regularly for notes, fliers, and other information from your child’s teacher, including the teacher’s email address.

    English as a Second Language Students

    • ESL support will be available at school sites to assist ESL students in the classroom.
    • Parents can also reach out to the ESL Language Assistance Center: Summer Hours are Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Please call the ESL Department at 614-365-8802
    • Select the number corresponding to the language your require assistance with:
      • For Spanish, Press #1 extended learning logo thumbnail centered
      • For Somali, Press #2
      • For Nepali, Press #3
      • For Arabic, Press #4
      • For French, Press #5
      • For Swahili, Press #6
      • For English & All Other Languages Press #8

    Questions and Concerns

    • For transportation questions, call the Transportation Call Center at 614-365-5074 between 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. on weekdays.
    • Device issues, call the HelpDesk at 614-645-8425.
    • For all other Summer Experience questions, call 614-221-5010.
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