COVID Updates and Information

Effective immediately, all children ages 12-15 are eligible to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, meaning all state residents ages 12 and up can now be protected against COVID-19. The Rensselaer County Health Department will be hosting a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic for 12 to 15 year olds at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, May 14 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Children must be accompanied by a parent and bring proof of age. This is a walk-in clinic. No appointment is necessary.

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Student leaders at Freshman Orientation

Student leaders assist freshmen with their schedules at orientation.

Columbia High School welcomes incoming Freshmen and New Students on Thursday, August 24 with our annual orientation program. This program is designed to familiarize incoming 9th grade students with the world of high school and lay the foundation for a successful first year at Columbia.

The agenda consists of a full day of activities including an introduction of student leaders, staff and administrators as well as breakout sessions and tours. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. in the Columbia auditorium and ends at approximately 12:30 p.m. with a class barbecue near the football field.

Parents are welcome but not mandated to come. There will be an informational session for parents who do attend.