Weekly Update January 7, 2022
WELCOME NEW GJPS BOARD MEMBERS
On Thursday, January 6, 2022, three individuals were sworn in as new Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools Board of Education members. Congratulations and welcome aboard Mr. Dion Manley, Mrs. Kara Coates and Mrs. Sue Horn!
The next scheduled regular Board of Education meeting is Thursday, January 20, 2022. The GJPS Board of Education members meet in person at Clark Hall, 380 Granville Street, on the third Thursday of each month. The public may attend in person or can stream the live meeting through YouTube with a link provided 15 minutes before the start of the meeting at https://www.gahannaschools.org/Board_of_Education/BEdMeetings.aspx
New board members (l-r) Dion Manley, Sue Horn, Kara Coates
Check this Out!
GLHS Lincoln Live has produced an informative video about Dion Manley, one of our new Board of Education members. Special shoutout to Lincoln Live student Reagan Reetz for covering and reporting this story and instructor Mark Lowrie for his guidance.
Change in COVID-19 Notification
Beginning Monday, January 10, 2022, families will only receive a COVID-19 notification letter when a positive student has been identified in one or more of their classes.
We will no longer be sending the individualized close contact letters.
REMINDER: MASKS REQUIRED IN GJPS BUILDINGS
Surgical Masks Recommended
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, surgical masks are made in different thicknesses and with different abilities to protect you from contact with liquids.
Surgical masks are not intended to be used more than once. If your surgical mask is damaged or soiled, or if breathing through the mask becomes difficult, you should remove it, discard it safely, and replace it with a new one. To safely discard your surgical mask, place it in a plastic bag and put it in the trash. Wash your hands after handling the used mask.
GJPS IN THE NEWS
Check Us Out!
Are you still getting caught up from winter break? Then, take some time to revisit these recent GJPS stories that you may have missed.
All upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences will
be held VIRTUALLY instead of in person.
More details to come from your school.
Jan 17 No School - Martin Luther King Day
Feb 18 No School - Teacher PD Day
Feb 21 No School - Presidents Day
Feb 19 - 26 Gahanna Gala Sponsored by GJEF
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.
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