TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

November 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Mon. Nov. 22 - Tues. Nov. 23 - No School - PD Days
  • Tues. Nov. 23 - Free Produce Drive-Thru
  • Wed. Nov. 24 - Fri. Nov. 26 - No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • Mon. Nov. 29 - Fri. Dec. 10 - Ohio's State Make-up Testing
  • Wed. Dec. 8 at 6:00pm - Virtual Enrollment Information Session
  • Thurs. Dec. 9 at 7:00pm - Family Engagement Council Meeting
  • Thurs. Dec. 16 - Fri. Dec. 17 - 12:30 Early Release Days after Midterm Exams and CTE Certification Webex Exams
  • Fri. Dec. 17 - Quarter 2/Semester 1 Ends
  • Mon. Dec. 20 - Fri. Dec. 31 - No School - Winter Break
  • Tues. Dec. 21 - Free Produce Drive-Thru
  • Mon. Jan. 3 - No School - PD Day
  • Tue. Jan. 4 - Classes resume

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Have you read the Family Communications?

Have you turned in your families free and reduced lunch application?

It is essential for every family to complete the Free/Reduced Lunch application every year. This information directly effects school funding and resources.

Click here is the link to print the application. After you print and complete the application it can be mailed or scanned, OR dropped off at the front desk. Front office hours are Monday-Friday from 6:45am-3:30pm.

Ohio's State Testing - Nov. 29 - Dec. 10

Ohio’s State Tests will be administered Nov. 29-Dec. 10. A letter will be given to your student during Crew the week of November 15 if your student needs to test. This administration is for students who did not take the test in the spring or students who did not achieve a proficient score. Students can prepare for the tests by going to to take practice tests. Students not taking the Ohio State Tests will follow a regular schedule. Students who miss a class for testing will be given the opportunity to make up any missed classwork and assignments.

Sock Drive for Huckleberry House

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Have you completed the Tech Needs Survey?

Please take a moment to fill out our brief Tech Needs Survey. This will help us better ensure that all students have access to curriculum both at home and at school. Thank you so much!

Click here to complete the survey!

Superintendent Brown Visits CTE Classes

Superintendent Greg Brown visited our CTE Programming course this month and learned how to fly a drone thanks to students teaching him how to use the wearable hand control. Students were learning how to fly a drone from one side of the classroom to the other and land it on a target. Mr. Brown was able to successfully take off and crash land several times.

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TCS@ODU Free Produce Drive Thru

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Every Thursday Open Workshops!

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Do you know anyone interested in attending TCS@ODU?

Please forward this newsletter and ask them to complete an online application. Click here to complete an online application. We are currently accepting applications for second semester and for the 22-23 school year. If you have any questions please e-mail Gail Collins at

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Check out the TGFS employment opportunities!

Click here to check out TGS employment opportunities.

Click here to check out TCS@ODU employment opportunities.

Click here to check out GEMS employment opportunities.

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


Go to: or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. 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 Smile

Amazon Smile gives to The Charles School! When you make a purchase on Amazon Smile they will now donate 0.5% of your total purchase to TCS@ODU. Go to to start shopping!

Ohio Early College Association

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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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.

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 and co-founder of EL Education. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools.

Title 1

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. Please contact Debbie Addison at with any questions.


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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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.