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- Fri. Feb. 18 - Early Release at 12:00pm-Staff PD
- Mon. Feb. 21 - No School - President's Day
- Tues. Feb. 22 - Free Drive Thru Produce Drive at TCS@ODU
- Wed. March 2 - SAT Test 11th Grade - No School - Grades 9, 10 and 12
- Wed. March 2 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session at 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Fri. March 4 - Early Release at 12:00pm-Staff PD
- Thurs. March 10 - Fri. March 11 - No School - Student Led Conferences
- Fri. March 11 - Deadline to purchase TGS Yearbook
- Tues. March 15 - Virtual Family Crew at 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Wed. March 16 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session at 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Fri. March 18 - Early Release at 12:00pm-Staff PD
- Fri. March 25 - No School - Front Office Closed
- Wed. March 30 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session at 6:00pm - Click here to join
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Have you completed the Tech Needs Survey?
Have you turned in your family's free and reduced lunch application?
It is essential for every family to complete the Free/Reduced Lunch application every year. This information directly affects school funding and resources.
Click here to print the application. After you complete the application it can be mailed or scanned, OR dropped off at the front desk. Front Office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm.
SAT Testing - Wednesday, March 2 - 11th Grade Students Only
The State of Ohio requires all students in their 3rd year of high school take the SAT School Day Test. On Wed., March 2nd, only 11th grade students will be in the building. Grades 9, 10, and 12 will be off. This is the SAT no Essay that is administered to your student at no cost to you.
The Graham School will be holding the SAT School Day Test on Wednesday, March 2nd 2022. Your student may arrive at school between 7:30-7:50am. Testing will begin promptly at 8:00am. Testing will take place in small, socially distanced groups to ensure safety for all students and staff during testing.
In order to prepare for SAT Testing students should utilize Khan Academy’s free SAT Testing Resources. These resources can be found at www.khanacademy.org/SAT. One of the best ways to prepare for the SAT is to practice early and often. Students who study 15-20 mins per day 3-5 days per week, are able to earn higher test scores than if they do not study beforehand!
All COVID Safety Guidelines listed below will be strictly enforced during testing time.
On the Day of testing students should plan to bring the following items with them!
Number 2 pencils
Calculator (if they have one, if not one will be provided)
State ID (drivers license)
Test taking tips leading up to the test date:
Get a full 8 hours of rest the night before testing to ensure your brain is rested and ready
Eat a healthy breakfast with protein and complex carbs to help fuel your body and brain
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
If you have any questions, please email Rachel Widmer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't Miss Virtual Family Crew - Tues. March 15 at 6:00pm
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Crew is a core practice at The Graham School that is essential to bringing our community together by allowing for relationship building, promoting shared understandings through equity and inclusion, and building positive connections with peers. Crew is also a vehicle for developing and supporting students socially, emotionally and academically. During these challenging times, Crew is perhaps more important than it has ever been for our community. Last year we expanded Crew work to include Family Crew, with the intent to engage and connect our families through our culture of Crew.
This year we are hosting monthly Family Crew sessions to engage and connect with our families. Each Family Crew session will have a specific focus related to the work we do at The Graham School, such as Crew, Mindfulness, Restorative Practices, Social-Emotional Learning, etc. The format of the meetings will be determined each month as we keep an eye on the evolving COVID situation in Franklin County and continue to prioritize the safety of students, families, and staff.
What is Crew? Why do we do it? When is it? Why do students have to attend? Here is a quick rundown of all things Crew and why it is so important at The Graham School!
All students at The Graham School are enrolled in a Crew. Crew is a required course that meets M-TH after lunch. Students receive a grade for Crew and are expected to attend regularly and engage in Crew activities. The structure of Crew also provides for consistent academic progress monitoring.
Crew is essential to bringing our community together by allowing for relationship building, promoting shared understandings and positive connections with peers, and encouraging all community members to become Crew, not passengers. At The Graham School we make a point to ensure that all students are known well and supported by adults. Crew helps make this happen!
With all that is going on in our world today- a global pandemic, political turmoil, and economic strife, Crew is perhaps more important than it has ever been for our community. We believe that if there has ever been a need to wrap around our students- our Graham family, it is now and it is urgent.
Free Produce Drive Thru at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University - 1270 Brentell Ave. Columbus 43219
Do you have co-workers, friends, or family members looking for high school options?
Encourage them to complete an application to be considered for enrollment. Available spaces are starting to fill up. Apply soon to avoid being placed on a waitlist. Click here to complete an online application.
- Completing an online application does NOT commit the student to attend TGS.
Consider attending a Virtual Enrollment Information Session, offered Wednesdays at 6:00p.m on March 2, 16 and March 30. Email Pam Boseker, Enrollment Coordinator, email@example.com for the link.
Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-262-1111 (school office) or 1-513-449-0369 (direct number) for more information about The Graham School.
Want to be in the loop? Sign up for REMIND!
“Remind is a safe, free way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.” - Remind website. The teachers & staff at TGS use Remind to update students and parents about school closings, due dates, homework assignments, assessments, school events, and ways to be as successful as possible.
To sign-up for a class simply text the handle for the class (@_____________) to the number 81010. Click here for the class list
Alternatively, you can download the Remind app and use the class handle to join the text group.
Do you know someone interested in attending The Graham School next school year?
When you shop at Kroger and/or Amazon you can help TGS raise money for class supplies!
Go to:www.krogercommunityrewards.com or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. Add Graham to your card. You can search for Graham by name or use our school code: IE209, Shop! Every time you shop and use your Kroger Rewards Card Graham gets rebates. Kroger totals those rebates and sends Graham a check.
Amazon Smile gives to The Graham School!
When you make a purchase on Amazon Smile they will donate 0.5% of your total purchase to The Graham School. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1713840 to get started!
Covid Vaccine Locations:
Our partnership with EL Education empowers our teachers to unleash the potential of their students. EL Education is built on ten design principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound and EL Education. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools. The Graham School's habits of learning have grown out of the design principles: Self-Direction, Perseverance, Teamwork & Collaboration, Service & Stewardship, and Adventure & Risk.
TGS is a School-wide Title 1 program, enabling us to receive Federal Funds to ensure that our students receive the support they need to reach and exceed grade level goals in reading and math. We welcome parent involvement in planning, review and improvement of Title 1 programs. Please contact Debbie Addison at email@example.com with any questions.
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION NOTIFICATION
Per House Bill 21 community schools are required to perform a monthly review of student files and randomly select families for residency verification. Please contact the school immediately in case of an address change. Proof of residency must be submitted within two weeks of an address change. If evidence is not provided, requests for additional documentation or a home visit may occur.