• December 16, 2021

    Dear Parents, Families and Students,

    We have had a great school year so far, even though it has had its challenges as we have returned to full in-person learning.  I am proud of our students and the consistent effort they have put forth to be tenacious learners.  CCS Winter Break will be from December 20 – 31, 2021 and I do hope you and your students(s) enjoy the time away from our school routine.   Students will return to school on January 3rd, 2022.


    Resources for Families -  Please visit the following links for community resources:

    Lutheran Social Services:  https://lssnetworkofhope.org/211centralohio/

    CCS High School Resources/Information for the Transition to High School:  https://sites.google.com/columbus.k12.oh.us/resources-hs-students-families/home/choosing-a-high-school-transitions?authuser=0

    During School Closing, CCS School Counselor and Social Work Resources:  https://sites.google.com/columbus.k12.oh.us/schoolcounselingsocialwork/home

    Having Conversations with your Student, building relationships and supporting their Social Emotional Learning:  https://mindbrainparenting.org/why-life-skills

    Food Access at FreshTrak:  https://www.freshtrak.com/

    Community Resources - Street Card: https://www.ccsoh.us/domain/3623


    CCPSG is proud to welcome our new Family Ambassador, Ms. J’Marchanae Rush (Shanae).  As our Family Ambassador, she strives to connect you with monthly school updates, checks on parent/family needs and provides support in maintaining healthy parent engagement at CCPSG. Her email is jrush@columbus.k12.oh.us and her phone number is (614) 6808748.


    8th Grade StudentsSchool Choice Lottery applications for 2022-23 School Year, are open from January 5th  - February 28th , 2022.  This is your opportunity for student to apply to attend a high school other than their home high school.  Selective Admissions letters will be sent out electronically through email and text around January 10th.  Your student might receive a Selective Admission letter, which is an early invitation to apply to the school and the deadline to submit your student’s application in response to a Selective Admission letter is January 31, 2022.  Not all students receive Selective Admissions Letters, so it is imperative to submit a School Choice Lottery application for your student’s top three high schools of choice through your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.  If your student is selected to receive an invitation to accept a to one of their School Choice Lottery schools, please know you only have 48 hours to accept the placement.  If you do not respond in 48 hours, the spot is offered to the next student on the list and your spot is lost.  Please know, it is important to get your School Choice Lottery application in by February 28, 2022 to have the best chance of attending your school of choice!  High Schools will fill up and you could be put on a waitlist if you apply late.

    For more information on School Choice Lottery visit:  https://www.ccsoh.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=1184.

    For a list of FAQ’s for School Choice Lottery visit:  https://applications.columbus.k12.oh.us/ccsparentportal/public/documentation/faqs.

    School Choice Fair will be virtual this year.  On January 13, 2022, there will be two live sessions where you can attend high school informational sessions at the School Choice Fair.  The first live session is from 1-2:15 pm and the second live session is from 6-7:30 pm.   During the live sessions, families can click on the link and chat with the Principal and/or School Staff.

    You can view videos about each school here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlLeIpH4WkI2H-h99IbvFLCdG1aawO0RG

    For more information on the Virtual School Choice Fair, please visit:  https://www.ccsoh.us/site/default.aspx?PageType=3&ModuleInstanceID=16544&ViewID=ed695a1c-ef13-4546-b4eb-4fefcdd4f389&RenderLoc=0&FlexDataID=23033&PageID=8047&Comments=true.


    Infinite Campus Parent Portal – for information about your Parent Portal in Infinite Campus, visit: https://www.ccsoh.us/domain/188

    If you need assistance with navigating the CCS Infinite Campus Parent Portal, please reach out to Jessica Householder at 380-997-7245, parentportalaccess@columbus.k12.oh.us


    Please check out the Family Resources provided at CCPPSG website: https://www.ccsoh.us/pumas.  From the CCPSG homepage > select the Families tab > and then choose Resources from the drop down menu.  We post items here often, so please begin checking regularly.


    Wishing you and yours a safe and healthy winter break.  Enjoy your time away from school and I look forward to seeing you all next year!



    Ms. Essig

    Your School Counselor


    October 1, 2021

    Hello CCPSG Parents and Families,

    In Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I’d like to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  Please check out these links to learn more about the achievements and contributions Hispanic champions have made, listen to recordings from Hispanic Authors, schedule to attend a Smithsonian virtual workshop like “Young Portrait Explorers: Carmen Herrera” or visit her artwork virtually at The Whitney Museum of American Art, and learn about local celebrations you could plan to attend with your family right here in Columbus. Perhaps my two favorites are Latin Music and Hispanic food. The last links are The 50 Best Latin Songs of All Time complete with videos of the songs and 20 Popular Hispanic Food Every Foodie Should Try.  When I was young, I lived in Venezuela and compiling these resources brought back great memories from my childhood.  I hope you enjoy them, too.











    Parent Teacher Conferences have been scheduled for October 14th and October 26th.  Conferences will be from 3-6:45pm.  To schedule a conference with your student’s Teachers, reach out to your student’s Teacher by phone or email.  If you’d like to schedule a conference with me or would like me to join your conference already scheduled with your student’s Teachers, please let me know or let the Teachers know.  My email is aessig@columbus.k12.oh.us or call the school at (614) 365-6113.


    In partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital, the City of Columbus and Columbus City Schools, CCPSG will offer our 8th Graders will have the Get Real Program during the month of October.  The 9-session curriculum will cover a variety of topics aimed at building skills and knowledge to improve the health and safety of our students.  Our young ladies will bring home information about this program and I will send the same information to you through the Parent Portal in Infinite Campus through the Notifications. 


    It has been a joy getting to know your student and our students at CCPSG.  I am looking forward to more interactions and good times with our students as the school year unfolds.  Please reach out to me if I can help in any way.


    All the best and have a wonderful day!

    Ms. Essig

    CCPSG School Counselor

    September 16, 2021

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    RE: Family-School Relationship Survey

    Our school is committed to supporting and communicating with families throughout your child’s educational experience. As we begin this school year, we would like to learn more about your family’s school experience and how we can best support our community at this time. We are asking you to complete a short survey to give us the feedback we need to provide the best services, resources, and learning experiences for our students and families. Your answers are completely anonymous. Please share your voice today!

    Access the Family-School Relationship Survey with this link.

    Please select your school name from the dropdown menu and click “Take this survey”

    Who should take the survey?

    · Any parent/caregiver of a student enrolled in a district school for Grades PK-12

    o If you have children enrolled in multiple schools, you are welcome to complete the survey once per school.

    o If you have more than one child at the same school, please respond with your oldest child’s experience in mind.

    Please take the survey by Friday, September 24, 2021.

    If you experience any technical difficulty with the survey, you may request support at support+ccsoh@panoramaed.com.


    Thank you for participating in this survey.


    Have a wonderful day!

    Ms. Essig

    School Counselor


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