Weekly Update August 19, 2022
School Calendars Approved
2023 -2026 School Year Calendars
We are excited to share our board-adopted school calendars for the 2023-24, 2024-25, and 2025-26 school years. We had more than 1,800 school community stakeholders participate in our selection survey to help select our calendar format for the next three years.
For more information about the priorities used to build our calendar and the details of the format, we invite you to watch the Assistant Superintendent's Report from the August 18, 2022 board of education meeting. The report starts around the 1:45 mark.
Home Sporting Event Information
From Principal Williams
Our fall sports season is underway and we hope you can come out to watch our student-athletes compete when you have a chance.
On Friday, August 19, 2022, our Gahanna Golden Lions play their opening home football game. It is an exciting time for our district, our players, and our GJPS community. Showing our Lion Pride and supporting our young student-athletes is extremely important for all of us. However, our top priority is to ensure that we do so in a family-friendly, inviting, and safe environment.
Tickets for all home athletic events will be available online only. Cash will not be accepted for tickets at the gate to any home sporting events.
We enforce a no-bag policy and utilize crowd control barriers under the stands. These efforts will remain in effect this year. The no-bag policy is limited to those of school-age only (18 years old and younger). The duty to prove age will rest on the ticket holder. Furthermore, we will continue to deploy crowd control measures under the stands and around the stadium to encourage free movement, reduce congestion, and enhance safety.
The Chapelfield Elementary staff gives a cheer for the new year!
Gahanna Lincoln High School
The GLHS Golden Lions Marching Band head to the field to practice
for the football season home opener!
Stay Up To Date
Phase Two Building Projects
Assistant Superintendent Elliott and our Construction & Design Team gave an informative update on our Phase Two building projects at the GJPS Finance & Facilities Meeting on August 16, 2022.
Please watch the facilities portion of the board of education committee meeting highlighted below.
Dine To Donate
Support Our Students
What's for dinner?
Maybe we can help with a FUNDRAISING RESTAURANT NIGHT!
Check out our Dine to Donate page to see a list of fundraising opportunities available at local eateries to support our organizations, clubs and sports teams at GJPS.
Please check this list often before heading out to your favorite restaurant and consider supporting our GJPS students!
To add an event to this page, please send an 8.5x11 PDF flyer with the following information to HengstebeckJ@gjps.org
- Specific time or all day
- Name of eatery
- Address of eatery
- Organization, club or team being supported
Lights Out Celebration
Community Homecoming Celebrates Memories
It will be lights out one last time at Gahanna Lincoln High School’s stadium Aug. 27 but not before a Community Homecoming and Stadium Farewell that is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m.
August 26 Last football game played in the GLHS stadium
August 27 Lights Out Stadium Farewell & Community Homecoming
September 5 Labor Day No School
October 7 Teacher Comp Day No School
October 10 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
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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