Gables Weekly Summary


Family Ambassador Check and Connect Calls

The Engagement Team's initiative is to Check and Connect with all of the families in our schools. As part of this initiative I will begin calling Gables families throughout the week, starting next week. The calls offer an opportunity for you to learn more about our school, and for me to learn about how your family is doing and how we can connect you with information or resources you may need. I will be calling the primary contact number listed on your child(ren)'s account(s), so make sure you've completed the Annual Update in the Parent Portal recently!
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Updated Quarantine Guidelines - 10/8/2021

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and Columbus Public Health (CPH) have released new guidance for K-12 schools in an effort to reduce the transmission of COVID-19:

  • Students who develop symptoms of COVID-19 at school or home will be required to show a negative COVID test or isolate for a 10-day period before returning to school and extracurricular activities. Symptomatic students must remain in isolation until test results are confirmed.
  • Other students in the household attending school within CCS will also be required to quarantine until the symptomatic student has been medically cleared (tested negative) or completed the required isolation, per new ODH and CPH guidance.

School-based and a limited number of at-home rapid tests may be available for students who develop symptoms while at school. Families can also opt for testing completed by a medical provider. A negative COVID-19 test can allow students and their sibling(s) to return to school if they have improving symptoms and are fever free for 24 hours. Only the student in the home with symptoms needs to complete a test.

Visit the CCS site for more details on quarantine guidelines as well as the Health Hub.

Facilities Master Plan (FMP) Update

Our region's Phase 4 FMP meeting (Anticipate) occurred Monday, Oct. 11. This was the last of the regional meetings where participants compared a newer CCS school building with an older school building in order to anticipate what buildings will best support our vision of a CSS Graduate. This video provides a brief (2.5 minute) overview of the Phase 4 meetings.

Phase 5 (Consider) begins next week, and our region's meeting will be Monday, October 25 (Monday after next) at 6pm at Centennial High School. This event will be interactive and ALL AGES are encouraged to attend. Kids, adults, single people, business owners -- anyone and everyone from the community -- is invited to participate.

From the FMP website:

Your participation will help the District decide the future of its schools and how those buildings put the more than 47,000 students at the heart of the District’s long-term vision and priorities.

It is no secret that many CCS buildings are outdated, unreliable, and impractical. In other words, some schools are more than 60 years old, are forced to close when temperatures are too hot, and have small classrooms that are not conducive to 21st-century learning. By helping the District decide the next steps for these buildings, you are part of the solution. What does that mean for our current school buildings and new school buildings? You can help decide.

Winter Activities Registration - Columbus Recreation and Parks

Youth Basketball Registration, as well as other activities', has opened for winter session. Search ActiveNet for all offerings.

5 Ways to Help Kids Be Flexible

Read the full article by Jodie Fishman on PBS for Parents here.

  1. Find creative substitutions.
  2. Model flexible thinking.
  3. Create a mantra.
  4. Prepare a backup plan.
  5. Celebrate flexibility.
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PTA Winter Flower Sale

Friday, Oct. 15th, 8am to Friday, Oct. 29th, 11:45pm

This is an online event.

The Winter Flower Sale kicks off Friday, Oct. 15 and goes through 11:59 pm on Friday, Oct. 29. The delivery date is still to be determined but will likely be the week after Thanksgiving.

Check your child's bookback if you have not received the brochure. On Oct. 15, you should receive an email from Foertmeyer and Sons with a link and access code specially for your child. It will come to the email address you provided to the school. Please share this link and code with any family, friends, and neighbors that might be interested. You can also post it on all Social Media Platforms as well.

For questions, email

West Case Road Park Design Walking Tour

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 10am-12pm

2425 West Case Road

Columbus, OH

View this event as a webpage here.

Join Us Next Week for a West Case Road Park Design Public Walking Tour

Cols Recreation & Parks wants to hear from you!

Mark your calendar! If you live near or visit West Case Road Park, we are excited to hear your thoughts and ideas about the future of the park. This 58-acre site located east of Sawmill Road will become one of the major greenspaces in northwest Columbus. You will meet with representatives from Columbus Recreation and Parks Department and the project team while exploring the park. We want to hear from you to help shape the future of the park by participating in activities and sharing your thoughts.

Columbus Global Academy Free Yard Sale

Saturday, Oct. 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm

4077 Karl Road

Columbus, OH

Free Yard Sale for all English as a Second Language (ESL) families, district wide

Families can come to get clothing, coats, shoes, kitchen, bath, bedding and household items they may need, all free of charge.

Dining for Dollars: Papa Giorgio's

Wednesday, Oct. 20th, 12am

5216 Bethel Center Mall

Columbus, OH

More details to come

PTA Family Night: Trivia Night

Friday, Oct. 22nd, 6pm

This is an online event.

Trivia night will have two sessions split by grade to make things fair:

  • 6:00pm - K through 2nd grade
  • 7:00pm - 3rd through 5th grade

During their assigned session, students will be broken into teams of 5 or 6 and then the Trivia Host will explain the rules. The team with the most correct answers will be crowned Trivia Master and each team member will receive an Amazon Gift Card for their efforts.

Signup forms have already been sent home (check your child's green folder). Remember to return the form so that you can receive the Zoom link to participate. If you have any questions, contact Gables PTA at

Oct 11 at 6:30 pm - PTA Meeting (
Oct 15 - NO SCHOOL for students; beginning of Winter Flower Sale

Oct 20 - Dining for Dollars: Papa Giorgio's
Oct 22 at 6:00 pm - PTA Family Night - Trivia
Oct 25 at 6:00pm - FMP Meeting at Centennial High School

Oct 26 - End of Quarter 1
Oct 27 - NO SCHOOL for students

Oct 29 - Last day of Winter Flower Sale

About Gables Elementary School

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Gables Attendance Phone Number: 1-380-997-6025

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FACTline Phone Number: 614-221-FACT (614-221-3228)

Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

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