Mrs. Nicole Heim, Southern Columbia’s Student Information Manager, reminds parents that First Day Forms are now open and active on both the Parent and Student Sapphire Community Web Portal accounts.  "Some of these forms will require you as the parent to complete, and some will require acknowledgement from your student as well through their own portal," stated Mrs. Heim.  Forms that are required to be completed will appear on the home page of each person's Sapphire portal account. In addition to the forms that require completion, new resources have been added to the Community Web Portal such as a blank excuse form in the portal that can be filled out electronically and submitted directly to the attendance secretary.  These extra resources are found by clicking on the Student Data Forms link in the Student Backpack section of the portal. In order to access these forms, parents will need to use their own parent portal account.  This is separate from the student’s account.  These forms will be open until September 6If you have any questions regarding either the Sapphire Parent Portal Account or completing the required First Day Forms, please contact Mrs. Heim at (570) 356-3459. 


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Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

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