Copopa Elementary School

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Panoramic Picture: The 4th grade Panoramic Pictures will be mailed directly home to the students address when they are complete. If you ordered a picture and do not receive it, please contact LifeTouch directly at

Copopa Yearbooks are in and we have extras to sell and the cost is $18.00. You can send in your exact change or check made payable to "Copopa Elementary School" with your student. You can also call the office at 440.236.5020 if you want to stop and pick one up! 

Attention Parents/Guardians: All medications kept at school must be picked up no later than Tuesday, June 6, 2023 by 11:30 am or they will be discarded.  Parents/guardians or a designated responsible adult must pick up medication. Students are not permitted to carry medications on the school bus.  Questions or concerns can be directed to the Nurse Mindi at [email protected] 

2023-2024 Kindergarten Registration!

Do you have a child that will turn 5 years old before August 1, 2023? If so, don't forget to enroll the child for Columbia Kindergarten NOW.
Please click on the Kindergarten Information located on the left side of this page.
You can also contact Liz Wenzel at the CLSD district office or Carla Lasecki at Copopa Elementary with any questions, registration support, or for further information. We can't wait to meet all of our new Raiders in August!
Liz Wenzel, District Registrar~440.236.1236

Incoming Kindergarteners: The Ohio Department of Health under Ohio Revised Code 3317.67 states that Kindergarten students are required to have updated immunizations prior to entry into Kindergarten. Required immunizations HERE. Your child may have already received these vaccines; however the school may not have proof on file. Please provide an updated copy of your child's immunization record that shows the dates that the vaccines were received. If your child has not received these vaccines, you may obtain them from your healthcare provider or other community providers such as Lorain County Public Health. 

Girls Basketbal Camp 2023:  See informational flyer/registration form HERE
Who- Girls in grades 3-8 grade
What- Skill development camp
Where- Columbia K-8 Gym  
When- June 5-7, 2023 from 12:00-2:30
Registration deadline is May 29. 
Wrestling Youth Camp: 2023 Columbia Wrestling Summer Youth Camp will be held on June 27-28. Due to high numbers, we are splitting the camp into two camps, one for younger students entering grades K-4 and one for older kids entering grades 5-8. K-4 camp will be from 12-2 PM  ~  5-8 camp will be from 2-4 PM  See informational flyer/registration form HERE
Boys Basketball Camp 2023: See informational flyer/registration HERE 
Who- Boys in grades 3-8 grade 
What- Skill development camp 
Where- Columbia K-8 Gym   
When- June 5-7, 2023 from 9:30-12:00 
Registration deadline is May 27.
Columbia Youth Soccer: Fall registration is open May 1- August 1. For information/registration visit their website at

Columbia Youth Football and Cheer Information: This league is designed for children entering K-6th grade in the 2023 school year and has the following levels to sign up for: K-2 grade Flag, 3-4 grade Padded Flag, 5-6 grade Tackle, & K-6 Cheer. To register your child please visit

Click HERE for the Columbia Local School District APP where you can stay connected to all that is going on in our district!

Attention All Parents/Guardians: Please make sure your student brings their fully-charged chromebook to school everyday! We have a limited number of chromebooks available for students to borrow, so there may be times that your student will not be able to borrow one from the office. Please make sure that your child is charging his/her chromebook each night and they have it in their backpack to bring to school each morning. Thank you! 

Important Notice for Family and Fans supporting CLSD events: Beginning August 2022, Columbia Local Schools will use online ticketing for all onsite events through TicketSpicket . There will be no cash sales at the gates for any CLSD events that require paid tickets. Review the informational letter from Mr. Jump HERE with details on how to purchase your tickets  
School Meals for the 2022-2023 School year: As of August 2022, the federal government will no longer subsidize meals for ALL students. Meal prices for the 2022-2023 school year are:
  • Student Breakfast $2.00
  • Student Lunch  $3.50
  • Milk $0.55  
 Copopa Elementary School hours for 2022-2023:
 Hours are: 8:30am~3:30pm
 Buses will arrive at the school at approximately 8:10am
 Breakfast 8:00am~8:20am
 Parent (AM) drop-off begins at 8:10am
 Parent (PM) pick-up begins at 3:20pm
 Bus departs Copopa at approximately 3:30pm
Families may add monies to their PaySchools Central (PayForIt) account to cover meal costs and extras for their children. See the user guide here for setting up an account and for frequently asked questions. The 2022-2023 school year Application for Free and Reduced Meals can now be accessed and filled out. If you would like to submit an application, you may download the form here.
Attention Parents and Students: 2022-2023 school fees have now been assessed to your account. Fee letters were sent home on Monday, October 3 to all school residences. Information on payment and due dates are listed on the fee letter. Also included in this mailing is a Free and Reduced Lunch application. If you feel your child may qualify, please fill out the application and return to the school office. 

Chromebook Insurance Deadline has passed:  Chromebook insurance is no longer available for purchase for the 2022-2023 school year.


Attendance Policy: View the updated HERE
Click HERE for an application for your FREE Lorain Public Library Card!   

Snack Safely: At Copopa and Columbia Middle School we have a growing number of students and families dealing with serious peanut and tree nut allergies - the food allergy that claims more lives each year than any other. Columbia Schools makes every effort to reduce exposure and cross contamination for these children. We do not intend to make this K-8 facility a nut-free building, but we are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all our children.  
Parents: The Ohio General Assembly passed House Bill 410 to promote school attendance and control truancy. This law takes effect this school year. This new law supersedes the attendance information that is currently in our student agendas and handbooks. Please make sure to check the "Forms and Documents" tab on the left to view the new attendance policy.
Follow us on TWITTER @CopopaElem. We post the most current happenings going on at Copopa! See the link to the left.

Copopa Chronicles

May Chronicle HERE~Important End of Year Dates; Important Dates for Next School Year; Lost and Found Table; Mrs. Monahan's Science Experiments; Tech Requirements for Next Year; Raider Jamboree Info for August; Sports Info; 2023-2024 Calendar; Pro Football Hall of Fame Field Trip Pics; School Supply Boxes for Next Year Info; 2 & 4 Music Program Pics
April Chronicle HERE~Important Dates; Spirit Days; State Testing; 2023 Boys Basketball Camp; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mile of Quarters; Girl Scouts; Breakfast & Lunch Account Info; Chromebooks & Headphones; Technology Requirements for Next Year
March Chronicle HERE~Important Dates; Spirit Days Info & Pics; Class Guest Readers; Lake Erie Crushers & Stompers Reading Club; Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Mile of Quarters; 1st Grade Field Trip to Playhouse Square; Tech Tips
February Chronicle HERE~Important Dates; Spirit Days; Important Announcements; Kindergarten Info Night; Spotlight on the Arts; Vendor & Craft Fair; Columbia Raiders Wrestling Easter Egg Fundraiser; Copopa Skate Station; Many, Many Pics
January Chronicle HERE~Important Dates; Spirit Days; Student Council Sucker Sale; PTO Events; 2023-2024 Kindergarten Info Night; Spotlight on the Arts; Columbia Youth Soccer; 1st & 3rd Grade Winter Music Program; January Student of the Month; Many, many Pics 
December Chronicle HERE~Important Dates; Spirit Days; Skate Station Info; Many, Many, Many Pics!
November Chronicle HERE~ Important Dates; Spirit Days Contest; PTO Santa Shop Schedule; Columbia Youth Baseball & Softball Spring Registration; Cub Scout Santa Secret Shop; Many Pics (Tinkerspace, Veterans Day, 80's Day, Recess, Classrooms, 1st Grade Art Club, Public Library visits 1st Grade, 3rd Grade Balloon Parade); Specials Schedule!
October Chronicle HERE ~Important Dates; PTO Thank You; Veterans Day Info; Marvelous Mondays & Spirit Days; Counselor's Corner; Fire Safety Week; Tech Tips; Citizens for Schools Postcard Contest; Columbia Public Library Visits 1st Grade; 1st Grade Field Trip to the Zoo; Copopa Skate Night Pics; Family Math & Literacy Night at the Red Wagon Farm; October Students of the Month; Halloween Pics; Twin Day Pics! 
September Chronicle HERE~Important Dates; Spirit Days; Copopa Skating Party; Fall Conference Sign-up; Family Math and Literacy Night; Halloween at Copopa; Community Fall Festival; Many, Many Pics!
August Chronicle HERE~Important Dates; Marvelous Mondays & Spirit Days; Kindergarten Color Days; Specials Rotation Schedule; PE Reminder!

Copopa Schedules

























Specials: Art, Music, PE, Tech, Library


Copopa Elementary School
13644 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
(440) 236-5020 (Phone)
(440) 236-1220 (Fax)
Carla Molnar, Principal
Susan Dunn, School Counselor

Office Hours: 7:45-3:45
School Hours: 8:30-3:30

Upcoming Events


Boys Basketball Youth Camp 9:30

Mon Jun 5 2023
to Wed Jun 7 2023


Wrestling Youth Camp (K-4) 12:00

Tue Jun 27 2023
to Wed Jun 28 2023


Copopa Open House

Tue Aug 22 2023


Mon Sep 4 2023
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