The Beechcroft Family Newsletter

April 2022

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Important High School Bus Transportation Deadline

Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, High School students will NO LONGER receive school bus transportation UNLESS a form is completed before APRIL 22nd on Infinite Campus.


If your student will be a 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th-grade student next school year and is eligible for yellow bus transportation services, you MUST OPT-IN for transportation services. If you would like to OPT-IN for yellow bus transportation for your student, you must log in to your Parent Portal to make your selection.


The deadline is April 22nd at midnight.


If you need assistance logging into your Parent Portal, please contact Jessica Rob at parentportalaccess@columbus.k12.oh.us

CCS Transportation Opt-In for Grades 9-12

Columbus Promise -April 15th Application Deadline

Beechcroft parents/caregivers, please keep in mind the Columbus Promise applications are due April 15th. Complete the Columbus State Community application, a FAFSA application, and finally a Columbus Promise application to meet this deadline.


The Columbus Promise is an exciting new program that enables Columbus City Schools graduates to go to college for free at Columbus State Community College. A collaboration between the City of Columbus, Columbus City Schools, I Know I Can, and Columbus State Community College, Columbus Promise has a goal of helping more Columbus students get to and through college, and ultimately, into good-paying jobs.

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Family Event

Join Columbus City Schools on Saturday, April 2 from 10:00am-1:00pm to learn about all the summer opportunities and programs available to our K-12 students.
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As we look at immediate next steps and strategies, CCS is exploring future school start times for elementary and secondary schools. March 23 through April 8, 2022, the District is collecting feedback from students, families, staff, and community partners.


The District is exploring a number of options for new potential school start times, and at this time, there are no proposals under consideration. This survey period is an opportunity for the District to collect feedback from all the stakeholders who could be impacted by a potential change. In May, we will present recommendations to the Columbus Board of Education that include feedback from our students, families, staff, teachers union, and the greater community.

We recognize a potential change in start times will impact our families, our staff and community partners. The District does not take this decision lightly but believes it may best serve Columbus City Schools students today and in the future.

Columbus Cherry Blossom Festival -Last Day Event April 10th

Columbus' first ever Cherry Blossom Festival builds upon the gift from Japan of 20 cherry trees during the 2012 Columbus Bicentennial Celebration, commemorating the 1912 original gift of Cherry Trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo, Japan to our nation’s capital. The Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (CRPD) and the International Voluntary Organizations (IVO) have worked together to obtain and plant more cherry trees in Franklin Park - 40 around the lower pond in 2018 and 42 trees in 2020 by the cascades and around the upper pond.


Celebrate the LAST day of the Festival:

Sunday April 10: HANAMI See and enjoy the cherry blossoms at Franklin Park Venue: 1755 E. Broad St., 43203 by the cherry trees around the waters

Fairy Godmother's Prom Dress & Accessories Giveaway

The giveaway will be held on April 8th for the seniors and April 13th for the juniors to choose a dress and accessories for prom. The dresses are from Macy’s with tags still attached. This is a fun opportunity for students, so please make sure to sign up to participate.
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Upcoming Dates to Remember 📅

April 1: April Fool's Day

April 2: Ramadan

April 14: 30-min Early Release

April 15-22: Spring Break

April 15: Passover

April 17: Easter

Check Out Nurse Kirby's Newsletter

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The Cougar News

You can support our broadcasting team's efforts to communicate and engage the Beechcroft community by watching and liking The Cougar News videos. These weekly videos consist of student and staff interviews and stories of the activities and events happening at school.


For the March 23rd newscast, Kerry Charles of NBC4 visited the broadcasting club to discuss a career in the field and how to be comfortable in front of the camera.

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The Guidance Center

Please fill out this request form if you want to meet with your student's counselor.


Counselors:


Ali Rhoton (Students last names A-F)

Lacey Drake (Last names G-L)

Steve Smith (Last names M-Z)



Career & Community Resource Coordinator


Parents can use the code k2ssjnq to join Mrs. Wright's Google classroom to access all the internships, job postings, community service, and career exploration opportunities available to our students. To meet graduation requirements, students MUST complete a total of 120 hours of volunteering, internship/work, and job shadowing. Only 90 hours of internship/work are accepted so students still need to do community service.

Achieve More & Prosper (A.M.P). Achieve your goals and take your skills to the next level!

Achieve More & Prosper (A.M.P). Achieve your goals and take your skills to the next level!

The Ohio State University Young Writers Workshop is a week-long summer program for high school students that will take place from July 10-15, 2022. Applications are due May 20, 2022. Student participants are selected based on the promise of their writing; we don’t ask for grades or letters of recommendation, just a statement of intent and writing samples.
Dr. Dixon Previews the 2022 CCS Summer Experience

Teen Corp at Franklin Park Conservatory

Teen Corps is a high-impact, community-supported summer program for eligible teens designed to teach life and work skills through hands-on experiences in urban farming.

While working in a community garden to grow produce and then sell it through their own stand at the Conservatory’s Farmers Market, teens learn about horticulture, the environment, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, communication and self-reliance. Participating teens also receive a stipend.

The Application for the 2022 Teen Corps program is now available! The application deadline is April 30 and no late applications will be accepted. Please contact us with any questions.

Career Preparedness and Readiness Podcast Career

Preparation is key in education, problem-solving, decision-making, employment and one's career. The virtual career preparedness and career readiness virtual session, (ZOOM Platform), hosted by The Young People’s and Children’s Division, Third Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church will be held:


Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10:00-11:00 AM

FREE REGISTRATION!

REGISTER @ www.ame3yd.org

Please click on the District Event tab

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Paid summer employment for students ages 16-24. This opportunity will provide students with skills and work experience in health care.

How to Ride COTA Plus

Students can ride the community share ride for FREE! We want our students and whole community to take advantage of this service. The fares for non-students varies so please check here for cost.


This service is excellent for students who need a ride to school, including those living in a walking distance as well as those going to work, tutoring or any other after school activity and program.

COTA//Plus | How to Ride
What is Ramadan?

Click to learn about the month of Ramadan.

Ramadan Resources

Contains plenty of helpful information for educators and the community.

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Mobile Produce Market

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department offers Free Mobile Produce Markets throughout the year. The markets are set up as a drive-thru and staffed by volunteers wearing masks and gloves who load the produce directly into your trunk or car.

Free Mobile Produce Markets start Feb. 4 at the following community centers and run through December. Distribution at all sites begins at 3 p.m. and runs while supplies last.

First Friday: Marion Franklin and Scioto Southland (*No Produce at Marion Franklin April 1)
Second Thursday: Dodge and Holton
Second Friday: Barnett and Far East
Third Thursday: Tuttle and Linden
Third Friday: Beatty and Adams
Fourth Thursday: Feddersen

If there’s not a site in your area, visit pantrytrak.com/ to find a resource near you.

You can also sign up to volunteer at a market here.

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A free event for individuals and families interested in art and family-friendly activities.