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- Tues. April 12 - Virtual Family Crew - Click here to join
- Wed. April 13 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session at 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Fri. April 15 - Fri. April 22 - No School - Spring Break
- Tues. April 26 - Free Produce Drive Thru at TCS@ODU - 4:00-6:00pm (1270 Brentnell Ave. 43219)
- Wed. April 27 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session at 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Fri. May 6 - Early Release at 12:00pm - Staff PD
- Wed. May 11 - No School - PD Day
- Wed. May 11 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session at 6:00pm - Click here to join
- Tues. May 17 - Virtual Family Crew - Click here to join
- Thurs. May 26 - Symposium Presentations and Awards Assembly
- Thurs. May 26 - Community Presentation Night - 4:30-6:00pm
- Thurs. May 26 - Last Day of School
- Fri. June 3 - Graduation Rehearsal - 1:00-2:30pm at Tree of Life Northridge Campus - 935 Northridge Rd, Columbus, OH 43224
- Sat. June 4 - 1:00-3:00pm at Tree of Life School Northridge Campus - 935 Northridge Rd, Columbus, OH 43224
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Complete your returning student's annual registration online today!
Have you completed your student's 2022-23 Annual Registration forms online? Please complete your student's registration today! Your student's spot for next school year is not guaranteed until all annual registration forms are received by the school. This is just for Returning students, New students will be sent information soon.
Already have an account? Use the same login you used for the 2021-22 school year. If you did not create an account last year, you will need to create an account first using the invite code. Your invite code was e-mailed to you. Please contact Bryan Kossmann at: firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 614-262-1111 with questions or to request your invite code.
OneView Login Page: https://tgs.esvportal.com/
- As you set up your account you will be asked to create your own PIN. You will enter your Invite Code in Option 1.
- Once you enter the site, your student's information should be pre-populated into the forms. Double check that the pre-populated information is correct, fix any wrong information, complete new information, and then submit. Check each Section.
- NOTE: Choose Yes or No at the end of each section BEFORE trying to update the information.
- Click here for a How To Document.
- NOTE: Use the Save and Return button, frequently.
- Once you have completed all seven parts, select Save and Return THEN Save and Submit to District.
Thank you for confirming that your student is returning to TGS next year!
Don't Miss Virtual Family Crew - Tues. April 12 at 6:00pm
Please join us for monthly Family Crew sessions to engage and connect with our families during which we will 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.
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 the intent to engage and connect our families through our culture of Crew.
Walkabout at Schoedinger Funeral Home
Photo below is a photo of Delaney Straithie, a TGS senior, who visited a funeral home as part of her career exploration in walkabout. She is with Bailey, a funeral director from Schoedinger Funeral Home.
Attention Senior Families
On Saturday June 4, 2022, The Graham School’s Class of 2022 will be celebrating its graduation. Throughout these trying times of COVID, it has been an adventure, a challenge, and a privilege to work with your student. As graduation day approaches, we want you to be aware of the schedule of senior activities celebrating the achievements of our students. We have also included information on mandatory participation in various events and graduation fees. Please make note of the information, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Graduation will be a time to remember. Graham graduates do not just walk across a stage and receive a diploma. On Thursday, May 26, seniors will present their symposiums to the parents, mentors, and the underclassmen of Graham from 9:00am until noon. Symposium presentations are the reflective stories of seniors detailing their lives at Graham, their walkabouts, and their futures. We encourage making arrangements to attend your student’s final symposium. Exact times on the 26th will be given to each student before the 26th.
In the afternoon of May 26th, the whole school will participate in our annual awards assembly. Seniors will be recognized, applauded, and given caps and gowns at that time. On Friday, June 3rd, seniors will meet at The Tree of Life Northridge Campus in Columbus for graduation rehearsal from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. On Saturday, June 4th at The Graham School we will begin the day with our graduation breakfast and senior videos from 10:00am until noon (seniors and staff only). Between noon and 1:00pm, seniors and families will travel to the graduation ceremony at Tree Of Life School, where the commencement ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00pm. No tickets will be necessary to attend our graduation. We will be holding the graduation ceremony in the gym at the school.
The graduation fee this year will be $50. This fee goes toward graduation processing and venue expenses, as well as the cost of the caps and gowns. Please make your check payable to The Graham School, and note “graduation fee” in the memo. We ask that this payment be given to the front desk no later than May 15. You can also pay online through the TGS website school store using this link: https://tinyurl.com/tgsgradfee.
Please note the following mandatory commitments:
Senior Graduation Meeting - Friday May 6th, 2022 8am-12pm, more details coming
Wednesday May 11th in the morning - all seniors
Wednesday May 18th by appointment with crew leaders
Tuesday May 24th by appointment with crew leaders
Symposium Presentations and TGS Awards Assembly - Thursday, May 26th, 9:00am-3:15pm at TGS
Graduation Rehearsal - Friday, June 3rd, 1-2:30p at Tree of Life Northridge Campus, Columbus
TGS Graduation at Tree of Life School Northridge Campus, Columbus - Saturday, June 4th from 1:00-3:00pm
Failure to participate in mandatory senior events may result in not walking at graduation. We look forward to sharing this significant and joyful time with you. Should you have any questions or concerns between now and graduation, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Kevin Elliott, Senior Crew Leader email@example.com
Randi Channel, Senior Crew Leader firstname.lastname@example.org
Genevieve Adkins, Senior Crew Leader email@example.com
Izzy Romain, Senior Crew Leader firstname.lastname@example.org
Promise Joy Winchester, Senior Crew Leader email@example.com
Mary Slaback, Walkabout Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
We need your help with a quick Family-School Relationship Survey!
TGS needs your help with an anonymous survey. The family survey is an opportunity for you to share how the school can create a more welcoming school environment, support student learning at home, and build lasting partnerships that contribute to student success. Thank you for your help!
TGS Graduate Art Featured
Photo below is of Eric Haefner, TGS 2009 graduate. His art was featured in Art Outside the Lines Studio, April 1-3.
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.
Walkabout at BizTown
Tanner Durst, TGS senior volunteering at the State Farm center at BizTown. Tanner’s mentors shared with TGS that Tanner and all of the TGS students in previous years have been the best student volunteers they have ever had.
Free Produce Drive Thru at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University - 1270 Brentell Ave. Columbus 43219
Do you have co-workers, friends, or family members looking for high school options?
Encourage them to complete an application to be considered for enrollment. Available spaces are starting to fill up. Apply soon to avoid being placed on a waitlist. Click here to complete an online application.
- Completing an online application does NOT commit the student to attend TGS.
Consider attending a Virtual Enrollment Information Session, offered Wednesdays at 6:00p.m on April 13 and April 27; May 11 and 25.
Contact Pam Boseker, Enrollment Coordinator at email@example.com or 614-262-1111 (school office) or 1-513-449-0369 (direct number) for more information about The Graham School and a link for the Enrollment Information Session.
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!
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.
Covid Vaccine Locations:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.