The Goshen Gazette

February, 2022

From the Principal - Mr. Graves

Greetings Goshen Families!

Welcome to February, the shortest month in the year, but none the less busy for the staff and students at Goshen Lane. Each day staff are working hard to prepare and deliver instruction that is challenging, engaging, and designed to prepare students for what comes next in their education.

In past newsletters I have written about the importance of student attendance. It is important that students are present both physically and emotionally, so that they can be at their best as they learn. A while back I read the following about student attendance. According to multiple studies, missing several days of school over the course of a year significantly reduces the likelihood that students will graduate from high school. With attendance a crucial factor to keeping kids on the right path to graduation.

With that being said, it is also important that we recognize when it is appropriate to keep children out of school, especially with COVID-19 and its variants still being an issue in our schools. As a reminder, if your child is experiencing any of the following symptoms they should stay home.

  • Fever of 100.4 or chills
  • New uncontrolled cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with fever


The second half of this school year we implemented a Golden Opportunity recognition program for our Goshen Lane students. Each day, students who are identified as exemplifying our Goshen Lane expectation of being safe, helpful and caring, may earn a golden ticket to be placed in our Golden Opportunity drop slot. At the end of each month, one name is randomly pulled from each classroom's slot. That student is the Golden Opportunity awardee for his/her classroom for the month. Golden Opportunity Awardees receive a recognition certificate and are invited to a special pancake breakfast with the principal. While only one student in each classroom is the Golden Opportunity Awardee. We are proud of, and thankful to, all students who receive a Golden Opportunity ticket! They are showing themselves to be superb Goshen Lane citizens.


Congratulations to the following students who are the Golden Opportunity Awardees for January.

  • Arya J.
  • Erika K.
  • Jackie C.
  • Jacob L.
  • Zander P.
  • Prakriti A.
  • Pranisha D.
  • Naomi C.
  • Arbor L.
  • Jonah E.
  • Tayven R.
  • Morgan B.
  • Jaxson L.
  • Justin C.
  • Brennen G.
  • Jose C. G.
  • Taylor M.

Lost and Found

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Support our PTA

Even in the midst of a pandemic, our PTA continues to be an invaluable asset to our school. If you are not a member, please consider joining and supporting this wonderful group of parents. You can start by attending this month's meeting. The meeting will be held via zoom beginning at 7:00 p.m. February 8. You can join the meeting by clicking the link on the below flyer and entering the Passcode.

Substitue Teachers Needed

Do you enjoy working with school age children? Have you thought about teaching in a classroom? The Gahanna Jefferson Public Schools district is looking for substitute teachers. Serving as a substitute is a great way to experience the field of education and to invest in the lives of our youngest citizens. The pay rate for substitutes in Gahanna is $155.00 for daily subs and $175.00 per day for our permanent building subs. Feel free to contact me, or our Human Resource department if you are interested in this opportunity.

Happening in February

  • February 8: PTA Meeting via Zoom at 7:00
  • February 11: Classroom Valentine's Day Celebration
  • February 18: No School, Staff Professional Development Day
  • February 21 No School, President's Day
  • February 24: Parent Teacher Conference Night
  • February 25: Reports Cards Released to Parents on the Parent Portal
  • February 28: Read-a-thon Kickoff