TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

April 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Mon. April 11 - Thurs. April 14 - Career Tech Education Certification Webex Exams
  • Wed. April 13 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session at 6:00pm - Click here to join
  • Thurs. April 14 - Family Engagement Council Meeting at 6:30pm - Click here to join
  • Fri. April 15 - Fri. April 22 - No School - Spring Break
  • Mon. April 25 - No School - PD Day
  • Tues. April 26 - Thurs. May 5 - Math, Science, Social Studies Ohio State Tests
  • Tues. April 26 - Free Produce Drive Thru - 4:00-6:00pm
  • Thurs. April 28 - Virtual Panther Table Talk - 7:00-7:45pm - Click here to join
  • Sat. April 30 - Junior/Senior Prom - 7:00-10:00pm at Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley
  • Mon. May 2 - Fri. May 13 - MAP Spring Assessments for Reading & Math
  • Mon. May 2 - Fri. May 6 - Career Tech Education Webex Exams for Graduating Seniors
  • Mon. May 2 - Fri. May 6 - STAR Testing for Special Education
  • Sat. May 7 - ODU Graduation
  • Sat. May 14 - TCS@ODU Graduation
  • Tues. May 17 - Wed. May 18 - Final Exams (½ days - early release @12:30PM)
  • Thurs. May 19 - Awards/Picnic - Last day, early release @12:30PM
  • Fri. May 20 - Cedar Point Trip

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Have you read the Family Communications?

Check out TGFS employment opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year!

Click here for TCS@ODU employment opportunities.

Click here for TGS employment opportunities.

Click here for GEMS employment opportunities.

Complete your student's annual registration online today!

Please complete your student's 2022-23 Registration today! Your student's spot for next school year is NOT guaranteed until all Annual Registration forms are received by the school.

Already have an account? Use the same login you used for the 2021-22 school year. If you did not create an account last year, you will need to create an account first using the invite code OR your student's ID number. Please contact us via email at: or call 614-258-8588 with any questions.

Review this How to pdf for what you'll see when you enter the eSchool site.

OneView Login Page:

  • As you set up your account you will be asked to create your own PIN.
  • Once you enter the site, your student's information should be pre-populated into the forms. Double check that the pre-populated information is correct, fix any wrong information, complete new information, and then submit. Check each Section.
  • NOTE: Choose Yes or No at the end of each section BEFORE trying to update the information.
  • Click NOTE: Use the Save and Return button, frequently.
  • Once you have completed all seven parts, select Save and Return THEN Save and Submit to District.
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Junior/Senior Prom - Saturday, April 30 - Get your tickets today!

Tickets for Junior/Senior Prom went on sale on Friday, April 8 and will be on sale until Wednesday, April 27. Tickets may NOT be purchased at the door.

A single ticket is $30.00 per student and 2 tickets are $50. You may pay by check, cash, or go to our on our website Store and select “Prom Ticket Single or Prom Ticket Couple." If you are paying by cash or check, please pay at the front office before or after school or at lunch.

For each ticket purchased, the student will receive an envelope with forms that need to be filled out and turned in BEFORE the day of Prom. Students may bring a guest from outside of the school or even a 9th/10th grader from TCS@ODU, but each guest will need to fill out the appropriate forms.

Please contact the Front Office at with any questions.

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Cedar Point Trip - Permission Slip and Payment Due!

Cedar Point Permission Slip Students who want to travel to Cedar Point with us on Friday, May 20th, will need to have this permission slip filled out and turned in to the office, along with $50 to have a seat on the bus. We are only getting two buses and so it will be first come, first serve.

Click here to pay for the ticket online. *Printed copies of the permission slip are available in the office.

We need your help with a quick Family-School Relationship Survey!

TCS@ODU needs your help with an anonymous survey. The family survey is an opportunity for you to share how the school can create a more welcoming school environment, support student learning at home, and build lasting partnerships that contribute to student success. Thank you for your help! Click here to complete the quick survey!

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Culture Day

Thursday, April 14th, 2022 is #ForDaCulture Day! On this day we are encouraging students and staff to Rep Your Culture/Heritage! This is a student-led initiative and we want you to celebrate with us by wearing your cultural clothing and/or bringing your cultural flag.

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Senior Portrait

Class of 2022, it's that time of year again! Please submit a picture of yourself through this google form to receive a FREE DIGITIZED SENIOR PORTRAIT. Submissions are due by April 28th, 2022. For more information, please contact CarolineINSPIRES Bennett at

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TCS@ODU Free Produce Drive Thru

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Don't Miss the April Panther Table Talk!

At our March meeting we discussed resilience and how it connects to our Panther Pillar-Grit. Sometimes we are in frustrating situations that make us want to give up, but we talked about ways to push through the frustration and persevere. People found they already have a lot of systems in place to help manage tasks. Our next meeting is Thursday, April 28th from 7-7:45 pm. We will be discussing empathy; hope to see you there!

Click here to join the meeting!

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Information Technology Class Update

Information Technology is working on creating a synchronized dance between their sphero and a partner's. It is the first event in our Sphero Olympics. We've been discussing RAID 0 and RAID 1, understanding different types of storage on the computer and in the CPU, and discussing hyperthreading.

Web Design - Web Design has been designing websites that include all of their favorite things, with YouTube videos, audio files, images, gifs, customized fonts. They are becoming quite the Web Masters.

Programming - Programming has been taking a deep dive into loops, explaining the anatomy of a loop, designing loops that ask for incredibly difficult parameters, and creating pseudocode. They've began working with Java to take their pseudocode and elevate it to implementation level.

Calling all Families with 8th Graders! NOW is the time!

  • If you are considering enrolling your 8th-grade student in The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University (TCS@ODU) please complete an online application as soon as possible. Here’s the link: TCS@ODU 2022-23 Online application

  • Completing an online application does NOT commit your student to attend OR complete their enrollment for TCS@ODU.

  • Your family DOES need to complete an application to be considered for enrollment. Our available spaces are starting to fill up, apply soon.

  • If you'd like a paper application:

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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 effects school funding and resources.

Click here is the link to print the application. After you print and complete the application it can be mailed or scanned, OR dropped off at the front desk. Front office hours are Monday-Friday from 6:45am-3:30pm.

Have you completed the Tech Needs Survey?

Please take a moment to fill out our brief Tech Needs Survey. This will help us better ensure that all students have access to curriculum both at home and at school. Thank you so much!

Click here to complete the survey!

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. 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

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

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More Free Covid-19 Tests - Complete the Online Form Today!

The USPS is offering another round of 4 free rapid-antigen Covid tests to all households that sign up via this link: Click the link to review details and sign up if you would like.

Covid-19 Vaccine Locations:

Ohio Early College Association

The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University is proud to be a member of the Ohio Early College Association. Representatives from each of the 13 Ohio Early College High Schools meet monthly to share best practices and resources, plan occasional group initiatives, and celebrate our work.

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The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University has been a member of Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) since 2007. MCNC is a national organization dedicated to increasing the number of high school students across the country who have access to college classes with an integrated support system that positions students for success. Member schools develop and sustain a successful model of collaborative education that expands student's future opportunities.

EL Education

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 co-founder of EL Education. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools.

Title 1

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. Please contact Debbie Addison at with any questions.


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.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.