Weekly Update December 3, 2021
Gahanna Publication Highlights City and School Partnership
The Winter Reading Challenge is Back!
Are You Up for a Challenge?
The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is challenging you to enter their fourth annual Winter Reading Challenge. Students (K-12) can register in person and pick up a game board at one of CML's 23 locations throughout Franklin County.
The program runs December 1 - January 31 and challenges students to track their progress as they read for 20 days and complete five activities on their game boards.
Holiday Fun with Gahanna Parks and Recreation
High Point Elementary
COVID-Inspired Book Club
As schools across the state shuttered their doors to combat the rising cases of COVID-19 in March 2020, the impact on students was undeniable. It didn’t take long for them to begin missing school and seeing friends every day.
A group of first grade girls at High Point Elementary did not let the pandemic break their bond. In fact, they took the initiative to create a book club to stay in touch for the rest of the school year. That club continued into the summer and throughout the next year of virtual learning. Today, the girls, now in third grade, continue to meet monthly.
Lincoln High School
Lincoln Live Earns National Award
Lincoln Live, the award-winning television program at LHS, recently added another honor to its list of accomplishments.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored the program Diaspora Voices of an Ever-Changing America with a National Student Production Award in the category of Arts & Entertainment/Cultural Affairs.
Congratulations to our GLHS Lincoln Live and Diaspora students and to the teachers supporting each program!
Dec 20 No School - Winter Break Begins
Jan 3 No School - Teacher - PD Day
Jan 4 Classes Resume
Jan 17 No School - Martin Luther King Day
Feb 18 No School - Teacher PD Day
Feb 21 No School - Presidents Day
March 4 No School - Teacher Comp Day
Mar 28 - April 1 No School - Spring Break
Apr 15 No School - Good Friday
May 24 Last Day of Classes for Students
May 28 Class of 2022 Commencement
GJPS continues to work hard to simplify communication about COVID-19 so you can find the resources that matter most to you and your family. Our GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage contains the COVID-19 Dashboard, safety protocols and resources, and the latest email updates from GJPS.
You can access the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage two ways:
- You can find the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage housed under the "District Tab" in the top menu bar of the GJPS district website.
- The COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage is always linked on the GJPS district website homepage under "What's Trending.
BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits
We will continue to distribute BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits while supplies last. These test kits can be used to detect an active COVID-19 infection.
You may request kits for:
- The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household
- Up to 2 parents/guardians per household
- The number of GJPS staff in your household
Kits are available for pick up after completing the Rapid Test Request Form at the GJPS Administration Building, 160 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.
A confirmation email from GJPS will not be sent.
While Supplies Last
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