COVID-19 Updates and Information

The Board of Education has approved two changes to the instructional model: 1) Kindergarten students will resume five days a week of in-person learning starting on Monday, March 1. The Full Remote Program is still available to families. 2) Live Virtual Wednesdays will be eliminated for students in grades 1-5 starting March 10 to provide one additional in-person school day every other week. March 10 will be an in-person school day for B Day students and A Day students will have a remote day. The schedule will alternate going forward.

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Marissa Hochberg

Marissa Hochberg, center, with her mother Anissa and Principal John Sawchuk.

Columbia High School seniors Marissa Hochberg and Tucker Zwanka each received a $500 scholarship from the Southern Rensselaer County Rotary Club on Thursday evening. They were selected based on academic, civic and extracurricular achievements.

Ms. Hochberg, who will major in political science at Siena College in the fall, will graduate from Columbia magna cum laude. Her accolades include:

  • Vice President of Columbia’s National Honor Society, Class of 2017
  • Peer Leadership Award
  • NYS Comptroller Achievement Award
  • Rotary Club Citizenship Award
  • Member of the Principal’s Leadership Team
Tucker Zwanka

Tucker Zwanka leading a 9-11 remembrance ceremony at Columbia High School.

Mr. Zwanka will be attending Hawaii Pacific University in the fall. His accomplishments include:

  • NYS Attorney General Triple “C” Award
  • Rotary Club Citizenship Award
  • Four-Year Columbia Basketball Player
  • Member of the Principal’s Leadership Team
  • Helped with fundraisers benefitting organizations such as the Ronald McDonald House, Make-a-Wish and ASPCA