TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

March 2021

Upcoming Events

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RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING FAMILY MEETING - Thursday at 7:00pm!

This Thursday, 3/18 at 7:00pm via Zoom (meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/99367731694?pwd=SE9nc2hhWHhHZHpjUThMak1GaGtHdz09), TCS will be hosting a family meeting to discuss the transition to in-person learning. Some families have opted for in-person learning and some have opted to continue with remote learning. Both options will be different than what students have previously experienced. Please come and bring your questions! This meeting will be accessible in English and Spanish. If you can't make it, the session will be recorded and posted on our website, www.thecharlesschool.org.

Thank you and we hope to see you there!

Have you completed the Family Feedback Survey?

As we consider the opportunity to return to in-person school this spring, we value the feedback of our families as part of the decision making process. We invite you to share your ideas and questions below. Please be assured that any decision to return to the building would include safety protocols for our entire community and will be communicated ahead of time allowing you and your family the opportunity to prepare. Thank you for your input.

Click here to complete the survey.

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TCS@ODU Family Crew

Please join us for the March Family Crew (Tues. March 23 - 6:00-6:45pm) during which we will all learn a bit more about Crew, with a focus on Restorative Practices. You should have received a Family Crew flyer and Restorative Practices card in the mail. Please bring your Restorative Practices card to the March Family Crew meeting!

OST Testing Starts in April

TCS@ODU will be conducting Ohio's State Tests in April after spring break. A letter will be mailed out in March letting you and your student know which test(s) they will be taking. Students can prepare for the tests by going to https://oh.portal.cambiumast.com/users/students-and-families.stml and taking practice tests.

Check Your E-mail For Annual Registration Online Forms Link

We are working on moving our Annual Registration forms to an online format. Please look for an e-mail this month with direction on how to create an account and complete the Annual Registration forms online. Please contact Gail Collins at collins.5@thecharlesschool.org with any questions.

Free Produce Drive-Thru Tues. March 23 at 4:00pm!

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Movie Day - Friday, March 19 at 12:15pm

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Every TCS@ODU Student Until the End of the School Year Qualifies to Receive Free Breakfast and Lunch!

REMINDER that TCS students are able to receive FREE MEALS for the 20/21 school year. Students and parents can sign up below to pick up school meals on either Tuesdays or Fridays between 10AM-1:00PM. We ask that you call the office when you arrive and a staff member will meet you at your car. Please sign up in advance to ensure an accurate count. Call 614-258-8588 with any questions.


SIGN UP FOR FEBRUARY NOW: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CAFA829A2F5C25-breakfast1

Free Internet Hot Spots Available for All Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch!

Through a partnership with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and PCs For People we are offering free Internet Hot Spots to all families eligible for free or reduced lunch. If you are eligible, please call the front office to set up an appointment to pick up a hot spot to improve internet access for student Chromebooks. Click here to complete a Free and Reduced lunch application. Please contact the front desk (614-258-8588) with any questions.

When you shop at Kroger, and/or Amazon you can help TCS@ODU raise money for class supplies

Kroger

Go to: www.krogercommunityrewards.com or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. If you enrolled last year you must re-enroll each year to help TCS@ODU. Add TCS@ODU to your card. 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

Amazon Smile gives to The Charles School! When you make a purchase on Amazon they will now donate 0.5% of your total purchase to TCS@ODU. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2744006 to start shopping!

Do you know anyone interested in attending TCS@ODU?

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The Graham Family of Schools COVID Policies:

  • Any visitor or staff member entering the building will be required to have their temperature taken and logged.
  • Masks on. If you are entering the building you must wear a mask.
  • If you have been sick, have a fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or recent loss of smell please do not enter the building.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between one another.
  • Wash your hands for the safety of everyone. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Use a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.


All of our buildings have contactless thermometers that will be sanitized between each use. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of our COVID policies please feel free call the front office at 614-258-8588.

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. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools. Watch this space for information each month about design principles.

OECA

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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MCNC

The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University has been a member of Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) since opening the school in 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.

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 including the family engagement policy and the schoolwide program plan. Please contact Debbie Addison at addison.2@thecharlesschool.org with any questions.

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION NOTIFICATION

Per House Bill 21 community schools are now required to perform a monthly review of student files and randomly select families for residency verification. Please be sure to 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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