Columbus Elementary

Columbus Elementary

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    School Hours




    Main Office Fax





    Due to Summer Construction at Columbus
    Our office will be located at
    Central Learning Center
    200 SW 4th St.
    Forest Lake
    Our phone is the same 651-982-8900
    but, we have a different Fax 651-982-3172 

    Back to School Event 

    Forest Lake Area Schools, in partnership with the Forest Lake Police Department, First Resource Bank,Walmart, Faith Lutheran Church, Rangers Supporting Rangers and other community organizations, will be distributing backpacks and school supplies to Forest Lake Area School District families on:
    Wednesday, August 9, 2017
    4:30 - 7:00 pm
    Central Learning Center (CLC)
    200 SW 4th Street, Forest Lake, MN  

    Backpacks and supplies will be available while supplies last. If demand exceeds supply, we will make every effort to follow up with families to make sure that they get the school supplies needed before the first day of school which will be on August 21st this year.  ​

    If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Joy Mouch at 651-982-8155 or

    First Day of School
    August 21st!!!

    Transportation for 2017-18 
    Bus cards will be sent out to all students the week of August 14.  
    If your children will be getting picked up or dropped off at a different address other than your home, a Change of
    Transportation Form will need to be completed and sent to transportation. These forms need to be received by August 10th for your child to be assigned a bus for the start of school. You can download the form at Bus Stop Change and email this form to Donna Clark or fax 651-982-8198. 

    If you have moved over the summer, please contact the office to update this information 651-982-8900. 

    August 30th
    Family Orientation
    4:30-6:30 PM
    This takes place of our tradtional
    Open House before the start of the school year.
    More information to follow 


    Office Hours: 7:30-4:00 PM    
    Community Ed "Digital Backpacks" 
    The school District's Digital Backpack has information from area non-profit groups who sponsor opportunities for youth.


  • Mission Statement


    It is the Columbus Elementary School's mission to provide an educational environment that will:

    •  foster creative thinking and problem solving skills for independent learning in a changing world.
    •   recognize and provide for each student's emotional, academic, social and physical needs.
    • assist students in realizing their individual values.
    • challenge and support each student as they strive for excellence.
    • support and encourage student, staff, family and community wellness and model a positive attitude towards each other, students and the learning environment.

  • Link to Bond Updates
    Calendar of Events
    Columbus events in GREEN.
    District-wide events in MAROON