The Beechcroft Family Newsletter
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Columbus Promise -April 15th Application 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.
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
Upcoming Dates to Remember 📅
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
The Cougar News
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.
The Guidance Center
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!
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
Saturday, April 23, 2022, 10:00-11:00 AM
REGISTER @ www.ame3yd.org
Please click on the District Event tab
How to Ride COTA Plus
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.
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.