Weekly Update February 24, 2023
Free & Reduced-Price Meal Application
Apply Any Time of the Year
Did you know that you can apply for free/reduced-price meals at any time during the year...not just at the beginning of the school year?
If you believe your family may qualify for free/reduced-price meals, please apply online with these easy steps:
- Sign in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
- Choose "MORE" in the left-hand column.
- Choose "MEAL BENEFITS".
If approved, the completed application will cover the student for the entire 2022-23 school year, and no other steps will be necessary unless there is an income change during the school year.
Or, you may print and complete this paper Free/Reduced-Priced Meal Application (PDF) or pick one up at your student's school if you prefer.
Please feel free to contact Food Service Supervisor Megan Schweller if you have any questions.
Free/Reduced-Price Meal Benefits Online Application Tutorial (PDF)
GLHS Stadium Construction Update
Have you been past the GLHS stadium construction site lately? If so, you have noticed huge progress in the area. Please look at what our construction team recently completed and what we can look forward to next, in our Stadium Construction Update.
You Are Invited...And Bring a Friend
GJPS Job Fair
Learn about opportunities for employment with Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools at our Support Staff Job Fair. You will learn about positions ranging from secretary work to cafeteria help, interview on-site and have an opportunity for on-the-spot hiring.
No appointment necessary. Check out the flyer below for more information.
GJPS Job Fair
March 2, 2023
9-11 a.m. and 4:30-6:30 p.m.
380 Granville Street
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Former OSU Buckeye and NFL player Doug Worthington, visited Royal Manor with a spectacular and motivational speech for students and staff. His uplifting message was well received by the polite and respectful students, who were extremely good listeners during the entire presentation. Well done, Royal Manor!
Middle School South
Mrs. Sendel and Franklin's seventh-grade classes at Middle School South finished their science unit on circuits by hosting a "Circuit Showcase". Students decorated and wired shoeboxes into very detailed themed rooms and buildings. Other students, staff and family members attended the showcase to view the final projects. The teachers did an amazing job showcasing the hard work completed by their students!
Lincoln High School
The Tenth Annual Bioscience Senior Capstone Project Competition was recently held and winners were announced in the poster competition (top left) and individual scholarship winners (top right). The Bioscience class is an Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools program housed at Clark Hall and taught by Mrs. Kelly Lewis.
A capstone project is an independent experiment seniors carry out during class time at school, or while visiting a mentor at their facilities. Students can get as creative as they want within the parameters of working in a secondary school setting, and they typically spend 3-6 months total on the project.
New Gahanna Library to Open March 4
Gahanna Branch Library Grand Opening
310 Granville Street
Gahanna, Ohio 43230
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Dedication Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Grand Opening Celebration
9:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Experience your new branch and enter for a chance to win a Target Gift Card.
Sign Up for a commemorative library card to celebrate the occasion.
Gahanna Parks and Rec Town Hall Meeting
Comprehensive Parks Master Plan
For the past several months, the City has been working on updating its Comprehensive Parks Master Plan, which will guide the Department of Parks & Recreation in decision-making on policy, operations, maintenance and capital improvements over the next decade.
Stop by City Hall to hear how your input is guiding the updated plan and the long-term vision for the Department.
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Gahanna City Hall
The meeting will also be livestreamed on the City’s YouTube channel.
Eastland-Fairfield Summer Camp
March 2 GJPS Support Staff Job Fair
March 3 Teacher Comp Day No School
March 4 New Gahanna Library Opens
March 7 Gahanna Parks & Rec Town Hall Meeting
March 13 National Honor Society Mental Health Awareness Information Night
March 27-31 Spring Break No School
April 7 Good Friday No School
April 12 GJPS Coffee & Conversation (6:30 pm)
April 13 State of the Schools (more info to come)
May 24 Last Day of School for Students
May 27 Class of 2023 Commencement
August 17 First Day of School for Students
2022-23 GJPS District Calendar (PDF)
Phase Two Projects
Building Pride for Our Future
In November 2020, voters in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools district approved a bond and operating levy to fund Phase Two of the GJPS Master Facilities Plan.
Phase Two of the Master Facilities Plan Includes:
- Additions and renovations to High Point and Blacklick Elementary
- Additions and renovations to Middle School East
- New Lincoln High School on current site
BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits Available for Symptomatic Students and Staff
BinaxNOW At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits are currently available for students and staff currently enrolled in GJPS schools who are EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS of COVID-19.
REQUEST FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE
While supplies last, you may request kits for:
The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
The number of GJPS staff in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
A confirmation email will not be sent.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN PICKING UP A RAPID TEST AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
PICK UP TIMES AND LOCATION
After completing a Rapid Test Kit Request Form, kits are available for pick up at:
GJPS Administration Building
160 S. Hamilton Road
Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.
While Supplies Last
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Let's Be Social
GJPS has very active Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts.
Please check us out and LIKE US, give us a comment or tweet and SHARE us!
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Gahanna, Ohio 43230