Update for Columbia Graduation and Goff Elevation Celebration

In response to further changes to New York State guidelines for outdoor gatherings announced earlier this week, Columbia High School has consolidated its three graduation ceremonies and will instead host one graduation for the Class of 2021 on Friday, June 25 on the CHS turf field at 4:00 p.m. Howard L. Goff Middle School will follow the plan for Columbia Graduation and also host one Elevation Celebration for all 8th grade students on Thursday, June 24 at 4:00 p.m. on the CHS turf field. Each student may be joined by up to four guests.

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Columbia’s schedule for Friday, May 12 is as follows:

  • Guideroom: 7:10-7:15 (5 min.)
  • Period 5: 7:20-7:57 (37 min classes)
  • Period 6: 8:02-8:39
  • Period 7: 8:44-9:21
  • Period 8: 9:26-10:03
  • Dismissal: 10:03

Due to the half-day, there will be no bus transportation to VoTec’s Rensselaer Education Center on Friday. Students who normally attend Columbia in the afternoon are required to attend school in the morning. There will be transportation to and from the full-day Malta TechSmart program on Friday.