TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

February 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Feb. 18 - No School - Front Office Closed
  • Mon. Feb. 21 - No School - President's Day
  • Tues. Feb. 22 - Free Produce Drive Thru - 4:00-6:00pm
  • Wed. Feb. 23 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 6:00pm - Click here to join
  • Thurs. Feb. 24 - Panther Table Talks - 7:00-7:45pm - Click here to join
  • Wed. March 2 - SAT Testing for 11th Grade, 9th, 10th and 12th graders normal classes
  • Fri. March 4 - Panther Power Hour
  • Thurs. March 10 - Family Engagement Council Meeting - 6:30pm - Link on website
  • Mon. March 14 - No School - PD Day
  • Tues. March 15 - Fri. March 18 - No School - Mid-March Break - Front Office Closed
  • Tues. March 22 - Free Produce Drive Thru - 4:00-6:00pm

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Have you read the Family Communications?

SAT Test For Juniors - Wednesday, March 2

All Juniors will take the SAT on Wednesday, March 2, 2022 at The Charles School. Students do not need to sign up or pay for the test. TCS has already taken care of it. Testing will start at 7:45AM. We ask that students arrive no later than 7:40AM. Late arrivals may be unable to test. A letter was sent home this week with more information. 9th, 10th and 12th graders will have normal classes.

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.

TCS@ODU Free Produce Drive Thru

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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:

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!

Check out TGFS employment opportunities!

Click here for TGS employment opportunities.

Click here for TCS@ODU employment opportunities.

Don't Miss the February Panther Table Talk!

At our January Panther Table Talks meeting, we discussed how connected executive functioning skills are; we are using these skills every day at home, school, work, etc. Some people even have routines in place that support their executive functioning. For resources to support you with your executive functioning, be sure to check out the Panther Table Talks website.

Our next meeting will be February, 24th from 7:00-7:45pm, and we will be discussing self love. We hope to see you there! Click here to join the meeting!

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Technology Class Updates

Students in Web Design have been fine tuning Fonts, Colors, and html commands. They've been working really hard at debugging websites. They are building a community of experts in the Web Design field. They are working on our sign shop to continually offer the best signs around.

Students in Information Technology kicked off the Olympics with a curling event. Each student programmed the sphero to angle just right over the boards in order to score the maximum points. They are working on networking and learning about cable types, network topologies, and authentication procedures.

Programming has been tasked with making lots of decisions. Boolean decisions!!! They're learning the importance of the and && or || and not ! operators. We're practicing clean code for decision making. If your student is in programming, ask them about the Boolean game. It teaches students about the decision making in computer science.

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Running/Walking Club and Soccer are after school activities requiring personal transportation home.

Do you know anyone interested in attending TCS@ODU?

Please forward this newsletter and ask them to complete an online application. Click here to complete an online application. We are currently accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year. If you have any questions please e-mail Gail Collins at

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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!

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

Click here to complete the online form to request free at-home COVID-19 tests from the federal government. Tests usually ship in 7-12 days.

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.