Weekly Update November 18, 2022
Reminder: No School November 23-25, 2022
Have You Completed the Emergency Medical Authorization Update?
Please log into your Infinite Campus Parent Portal to update your student's Emergency Medical Authorization.
This is an ANNUAL REQUIREMENT that must be completed before
students may participate in any field trips or off-campus activities.
Master Facilities Committee Tours Blacklick
Our Master Facilities Committee saw progress on a few of our GJPS construction projects when they toured Blacklick Elementary and the Blacklick Athletic Complex as part of their committee meeting this week.
The Master Facilities Committee has worked hard over the past decade to develop and monitor the Master Facilities Plan, addressing growth in our district and the need to update our facilities.
The committee visited our GLHS football team practicing on the new turf field at the athletic complex, as well as the additions and renovations to the elementary.
National Student Production Awards Honors
GLHS Television Programs Earn National Awards
The Gahanna Lincoln High School broadcast students earned five national nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the 2022 National Student Production Awards, winning three categories.
- Audrey Paquette won the Video Essay category with her piece “Remembering #7”
- Lincoln Sports Zone won the Best Sports Program
- Lincoln Live won the top award in the Best Newscast category
This is the second consecutive year that Gahanna Lincoln was nominated for five categories, winning one award last year. Also nominated this year were Audrey Paquette in the Directing category and Brittan Alexander in the Public Affairs/Community Service category.
National School Psychology Week
A huge shout out to our GJPS School Psychologists and the important work they do to help our students thrive.
We hope you had a good week!
Middle School South
More Veterans Day celebrations from across the district. Thank you Middle School South for the tribute to our veterans.
Connected Caregivers Group
Join Us December 7, 2022
Join other grandparents, aunts and uncles who are providing kinship care for children.
December 7, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Clark Hall Room 323
380 Granville Street
Reserve Your Spot
Email Brittany Morgan or call (614) 643-8223
Safe School Helpline Reminder
Anonymous and Confidential
The holiday season can be a stressful time for some.
Please take time to learn all about our GJPS SAFE SCHOOL HELPLINE.
This is a free and confidential way to report ANYTHING that may cause harm to students in our schools.
WE NEED BUS DRIVERS!
November 23-25 Thanksgiving Holiday No School
December 7 Connected Caregivers Group Meeting
December 19-January 2 Winter Break No School
January 3 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
January 4 Back to School for 2023
January 16 Martin Luther King Day No School
February 17 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
February 20 Presidents Day No School
March 3 Teacher Comp Day No School
March 27-31 Spring Break No School
April 7 Good Friday No School
May 24 Last Day of School for Students
May 27 Class of 2023 Commencement
Phase Two Projects
Building Pride for Our Future
In November 2020, voters in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools district approved a bond and operating levy to fund Phase Two of the GJPS Master Facilities Plan.
Phase Two of the Master Facilities Plan Includes:
- Additions and renovations to High Point and Blacklick Elementary
- New Lincoln High School on current site
BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits Available for Symptomatic Students and Staff
BinaxNOW At-Home COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits are currently available for students and staff currently enrolled in GJPS schools who are EXHIBITING SYMPTOMS of COVID-19.
REQUEST FORM MUST BE COMPLETED IN ADVANCE
While supplies last, you may request kits for:
The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
The number of GJPS staff in your household who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
A confirmation email will not be sent.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN PICKING UP A RAPID TEST AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
PICK UP TIMES AND LOCATION
After completing a Rapid Test Kit Request Form, kits are available for pick up at:
GJPS Administration Building
160 S. Hamilton Road
Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.
While Supplies Last
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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