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The Rensselaer County Health Department is hosting Pfizer Vaccine Clinics on Wednesday, May 12 (1-8 p.m.) and Thursday, May 13 (10 a.m.-4 p.m.) in the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College for individuals ages 16+. No appointment is required. Walk-ins are welcome! Please bring photo ID and insurance cards to the vaccine clinic.

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Did you miss the opportunity to have a senior portrait taken in April? Would you like to have a retake done? Prestige Portraits will be at Columbia High School from Monday, July 8, 2019 until Friday, July 12, 2019 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the auditorium.

Sign-ups to take your senior portrait are completed online and are to be done before you take your picture. Prestige Portraits should have sent out information via email and through the mail. However, if you did not receive the email or information to your home, you may go to their website Click on “locate school” and follow the prompts. The only event that appears for Columbia High School is the Senior Portraits. Click on the event and follow the prompts.

Prestige Portraits will take 3 types of pictures:

  1. Regular clothes (most students tend to dress nice, but that is your preference)
  2. Formal (in the suit or drape)
  3. Cap and gown

Prestige Portraits will provide the suit top, drape, and cap and gown. The information sent from Prestige Portraits told students to bring four outfits on the day of their pictures, but you do not have to do that.

Only the formal picture taken by Prestige Portraits will be accepted for the yearbook. For the formal picture, there are two choices, both of which are provided by Prestige Portraits: a drape and a suit top with a black tie.

***Portraits from other photographers will not be accepted for the yearbook. Prestige will upload the formal photograph you select directly to the yearbook.***

This is the only time Prestige Portraits will be at Columbia this summer. The next opportunity to take senior portraits is the fall. More information to follow.

Any questions, please contact the yearbook advisor, Mrs. Missenis at