TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

December 2020

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Dec. 18 - 10:30-11:30am - Virtual Talent Show
  • Mon. Dec. 21 - Fri. Jan. 1 - No School Winter Break
  • Mon. Jan. 4 - No School PD Day
  • Mon. Jan. 11 - ODU First Day of School
  • Wed. Jan. 13 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session
  • Thurs. Jan. 14 - Fri. Jan. 15 - No School Student Led-Conferences by Appointment
  • Mon. Jan. 18 - No School Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Tues. Jan. 19 - CSCC First Day of School
  • Wed. Jan. 27 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session

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Front Office Update

With the rising COVID cases in Ohio, specifically Franklin County, we feel it is in the best interest for all to have the front office closed to the public at this time and re-evaluate this change in January. Front office associates, as well as Deans will be working remotely from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. each day and available via the email address You may also reach out via phone, at 614-258-8588. Calls will be returned. If you have a need to come into the school please reach out via one of these options to make an appointment. Meal pick up for students will still happen as it has all school year. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Every TCS@ODU Student From Now Until the End of the School Year Qualifies to Receive Free Breakfast and Lunch!

During virtual learning TCS@ODU will continue to serve meals through The National School Lunch Program. Students may pick up food on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10:00am until 1:00pm. They will receive 5 days of meals each time.

Please sign-up a week in advance for Meal Pick-up. If you sign up later than the one week time frame we may not have enough meals to distribute.

Click here to sign-up for meal pick up.

This is only for students enrolled at TCS@ODU. Food portions will not be provided for siblings.

Geometry Students Create Maps

In Geometry, students did a project using streets as parallel lines cut by a transversal and buildings placed at certain angle locations on their map. Two great examples are Gabriella Garno and Jannet Guzman's City Maps. Carine Edorh's Jamboard shows how students are using Jamboards for graphing lines.

TCS@ODU Talent Show

Join us Friday, December 18th, 2020 from 10:30AM-11:30AM for our Annual TCS Talent Show! We will have current TCS students, Alumni and Local Guest performances! Come be INSPIRED! IMPRESSED & INTRODUCE yourself to someone you haven't met this semester! We hope to see you there this Friday! Parents are welcome to join our Virtual Assembly!

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Free Internet Hot Spots Available Now for All Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch!

Through a partnership with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and PCs For People we are offering free Internet Hot Spots to all families eligible for free or reduced lunch. If you are eligible, please call the front office to set up an appointment to pick up a hot spot to improve internet access for student Chromebooks. Click here to complete a Free and Reduced lunch application. Please contact the front desk (614-258-8588) with any questions.

When you shop at Kroger, and/or Amazon you can help TCS@ODU raise money for class supplies


Go to: or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. If you enrolled last year you must re-enroll each year to help TCS@ODU. Add TCS@ODU to your card. You can search for TCS by name or use our school code: DC649. Shop! Every time you use your Kroger Rewards Card TCS@ODU gets rebates. Kroger totals those rebates and sends TCS@ODU a check.


Amazon Smile gives to The Charles School! When you make a purchase on Amazon they will now donate 0.5% of your total purchase to TCS@ODU. Go to to start shopping!

TCS@ODU Needs Your Support!

You will receive a letter about the TCS@ODU Annual Fund this week. The Annual Fund provides essential resources for our school. We hope to have parents, community members, and local businesses support this important effort. During these challenging times of COVID-19 we present this opportunity to all members of our community with the understanding that not everyone will be able to participate. Click here to make your donation. Or mail in your reply envelope. Thanks in advance for your participation!

Click here to show your support!

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TCS@ODU Student Performs at Franklin County Children Services Annual Black Girl Magic Toy Drive

We are so proud of one of our very own students, 11th grader Marie Smith. On Wednesday, December 9th, she performed for the Franklin County Children Services Annual Black Girl Magic Toy Drive. She was a shining star! Thank you to Caroline Bennett, Caroline INSPIRES, for her programming efforts in connecting our students to community opportunities that expand their horizons and lead them closer to their dreams!

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Do you like to sing? Are you interested in developing your skills as a musician? Do you have a desire to produce tracks? If you answered YES to any of these questions please be sure to join us on Tuesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. Transit Arts, one of our partners, will be facilitating Music Workshop sessions! Make sure you tap in! This is open to all TCS@ODU students.

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Join Lead The Way Learning Academy this Wednesday, December 16th from 7:00pm-8:30pm for their Annual Kickoff Event. Come learn how you can get involved! Be supported! & Be exposed to careers, pathways, and opportunities that will positively impact your life forever! For more information contact Anthony Murphy, .

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Updated COVID Policies

We wanted to take a moment to remind you of our COVID policies upon entering our premises, as well as update you on a new policy. Any visitor or staff member entering the building will be required to have their temperature taken and logged.

All of our buildings have contactless thermometers that will be sanitized between each use. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of our COVID policies please feel free call the front office at 614-258-8588.

The Graham Family of Schools COVID Policies:

  • Any visitor or staff member entering the building will be required to have their temperature taken and logged.
  • Masks on. If you are entering the building you must wear a mask.
  • If you have been sick, have a fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or recent loss of smell please do not enter the building.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between one another.
  • Wash your hands for the safety of everyone. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Use a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

TCS@ODU 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 including the family engagement policy and the schoolwide program plan. Please contact Debbie Addison at with any questions.


Per House Bill 21 community schools are now required to perform a monthly review of student files and randomly select families for residency verification. Please be sure to 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.

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