Columbus Schools will not accept lunch charges after May 15th. All negative balances are due by the last day of school. Please check your student’s Infinite Campus to see their lunch balances.

Teaching Staff   Related Pages
Principal   Marlene Deis    
Kindergarten   Pam Carlson   Breakfast in the Classroom
    Buffy Chamberlin    
    Jennifer Crago   Elementary Handbook
1st Grade   Laurie Martin    
    Kayla Nauman   Elementary Schedule
    Misty Staudinger    
2nd Grade   Maureen Hemphill   Elementary Supply List
    Denyse Vanek    
2nd/3rd Combo   Shelia Roberts   Elementary Newsletter
3rd Grade   Pam Aumueller    
    Tarah Ralph   New Student Application
4th Grade   Joni Haug    
    Nikki Nelson   Transfer Student Records
5th Grade   Nicole Means    
    Tom Kurtz    
    Tiffany Shine    
Counselor   Kim Behrent    
Library   Stephanie Johnston    
Music   Sharron Bruesch    
P. E.   Paul Barta    
Special Education   Katrin Chandler    
Speech Therapist   Deb Roeslein    
School Psychologist   Angela Richards    
Title   Maureen Culbertson    
Secretary   DeAnne Nelson    

Student Attendance

During the Elementary years, attendance is clearly the responsibility of the parent. It is one of the most critical factors which determine a child's educational success.

Absent Student - Parent Call In Procedures:

If as student is absent from school, a parent or guardian must call the school office (322-5371) before 8:00 am. The school voice mail is available 24 hours a day. You can also Email DeAnne at: for each day your child will not be in attendance. Please include the following information when you contact the school:

Student's Full Name, Teacher Name, Reason for the Absence

If no call is received, the school is obligated to phone the student's home or parent's work to confirm the absence. If the absence is unconfirmed your child will get an unexcused absence for that day.

Students with an ongoing health condition or regular weekly appointments that cause repeated absences need to provide the school office with an explanation of the condition from a registered physician/counselor. If there is a pattern of frequent absences for "illness",the parents will be required to provide a statement from a physician describing the health condition that is causing the frequent absences and the treatment that is being provided to rectify the condition.


Students who are dropped off at school between 8:10 and 8:30 am DO NOT need to be signed in by a parent. Anyone later than 8:30 has to have a parent/guardian sign them in. All late students need to stop in at the office to receive an "admittance slip" to class.

Parent/Guardian Out of Town

If the parents/guardian anticipates being out of town, the school office and the teacher should be notified. A name and telephone number of an emergency contact person should be given.


The school district feels strongly that family vacations should be arranged (if at all possible) around the school calendar. If you find it necessary to take your family on vacation during the school year, please let your child's teacher and the main office know at least 1 week in advance of the trip. This permits the teacher time to arrange work as necessary.