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- Wed. Jan. 26 - No School - PD Day
- Wed. Feb. 2 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Thurs. Feb. 3 - TGFS Virtual College Access Night - 5:00-7:00pm - Click here to join
- Fri. Feb. 4 - Early Release at 12:00pm-Staff PD
- Mon. Feb. 7 - No School - Front Office Closed
- Tues. Feb. 15 - Virtual Family Crew - 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Wed. Feb. 16 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Fri. Feb. 18 - Early Release at 12:00pm-Staff PD
- Mon. Feb. 21 - No School - President's Day
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Have you completed the Tech Needs Survey?
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 affects school funding and resources.
Click here to print the application. After you complete the application it can be mailed or scanned, OR dropped off at the front desk. Front Office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30am-4:00pm.
Don't Miss Virtual Family Crew - Tues. Feb. 15 at 6:00pm
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Crew is a core practice at The Graham School that is essential to bringing our community together by allowing for relationship building, promoting shared understandings through equity and inclusion, and building positive connections with peers. Crew is also a vehicle for developing and supporting students socially, emotionally and academically. During these challenging times, Crew is perhaps more important than it has ever been for our community. Last year we expanded Crew work to include Family Crew, with intent to engage and connect our families through our culture of Crew.
This year we are hosting monthly Family Crew sessions to engage and connect with our families. Each Family Crew session will have a specific focus related to the work we do at The Graham School, such as Crew, Mindfulness, Restorative Practices, Social-Emotional Learning, etc. The format of the meetings will be determined each month as we keep an eye on the evolving COVID situation in Franklin County and continue to prioritize the safety of students, families, and staff.
What is Crew? Why do we do it? When is it? Why do students have to attend? Here is a quick rundown of all things Crew and why it is so important at The Graham School!
All students at The Graham School are enrolled in a Crew. Crew is a required course that meets M-TH after lunch. Students receive a grade for Crew and are expected to attend regularly and engage in Crew activities. The structure of Crew also provides for consistent academic progress monitoring.
Crew is essential to bringing our community together by allowing for relationship building, promoting shared understandings and positive connections with peers, and encouraging all community members to become Crew, not passengers. At The Graham School we make a point to ensure that all students are known well and supported by adults. Crew helps make this happen!
With all that is going on in our world today- a global pandemic, political turmoil, and economic strife, Crew is perhaps more important than it has ever been for our community. We believe that if there has ever been a need to wrap around our students- our Graham family, it is now and it is urgent.
Free Produce Drive Thru at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University - 1270 Brentell Ave. Columbus 43219
TGS 12th grade students went on a Senior Retreat on Fri. Dec. 17. Students and staff traveled to Camp Lazarus. They hiked, did archery, made smores, created art, played board games, and participated in team building.
Want to be in the loop? Sign up for REMIND!
“Remind is a safe, free way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.” - Remind website. The teachers & staff at TGS use Remind to update students and parents about school closings, due dates, homework assignments, assessments, school events, and ways to be as successful as possible.
To sign-up for a class simply text the handle for the class (@_____________) to the number 81010. Click here for the class list
Alternatively, you can download the Remind app and use the class handle to join the text group.
OLEPA Testing in February and March
English Learner students at The Graham School will take state English language proficiency testing in March. English Learners (we prefer "Emergent Multilingual / Emergent Bilingual students") take the required state OELPA test every spring. Families of students who will test should receive letters through the mail with more information soon. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Chris Spackman, the ESOL Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you know someone interested in attending The Graham School next school year?
When you shop at Kroger and/or Amazon you can help TGS raise money for class supplies!
Go to: www.krogercommunityrewards.com or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. Add Graham to your card. You can search for Graham by name or use our school code: IE209, Shop! Every time you shop and use your Kroger Rewards Card Graham gets rebates. Kroger totals those rebates and sends Graham a check.
Amazon Smile gives to The Graham School!
When you make a purchase on Amazon Smile they will donate 0.5% of your total purchase to The Graham School. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1713840 to get started!
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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 EL Education. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools. The Graham School's habits of learning have grown out of the design principles: Self-Direction, Perseverance, Teamwork & Collaboration, Service & Stewardship, and Adventure & Risk.
TGS 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 email@example.com with any questions.
RESIDENCY VERIFICATION NOTIFICATION
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.