TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

September 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Tues. Sept. 21 - Free Produce Drive Thru - 4:00-6:00pm
  • Thurs. Sept. 23 - Family-Teacher Conferences - 3:30-7:00pm
  • Fri. Sept. 24 - No School - PD Day
  • Fri. Oct. 1 - Panther Power Hour
  • Thurs. Oct. 7 - End of Quarter 1
  • Fri. Oct. 8 - No School - Fall Break
  • Mon. Oct. 11 - Start of Quarter 2
  • Wed. Oct. 13 - No School for Grade 9, PSAT/NMSQT Testing/SAT Testing for Grades 10-13
  • Thurs. Oct. 28 - Fri. Oct. 29 - No School - PD Days

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Have you read the Family Communications?

Family-Teacher Conferences - Thurs. Sept. 23 - 3:30-7:00pm

As we approach the mid-way point for the first quarter, we want to cordially invite you to our Family-Teacher Conferences on Thursday, Sept. 23 from 3:30–7:00PM. This year we will follow our virtual model from last year with an in-person option should that be more convenient for your family. Your students’ Crew teacher will be reaching out either later this week or early next in order to help you make those arrangements. Your student should have a device from the school which can be used for the virtual conferences. We cannot wait to celebrate the many successes your students have had this year already with you!

TCS@ODU Front Office Hours - 6:45am-3:30pm

PSAT & SAT Test Day - Wed. Oct. 13

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Have you turned in your student's school fee and/or free and reduced lunch application?

ALL Students:

School fees--We are asking our families to help with expenses by making an annual school contribution of $35.00. Make arrangements to pay with credit card, cash, check or money order in person or by mail. You may also pay with a credit card online via the TCS School Store at this link: TCS Online Store

Free/Reduced Lunch application--We are asking all our families to complete the Free/Reduced Lunch form. Click here is the link to print the application. After you complete the application it can be mailed or scanned, OR dropped off at the front desk. Our summer hours are Monday-Friday from 6:45am-3:30pm.

Spanish Class Team Work Lesson

Students in Ms. Nazario's Spanish 1 class worked on their new cognate skills through collaboration and team work to complete a puzzle together. Ms. Nazario's class also enjoyed the outdoor classroom.

YOU can make games! Wanna know how?

Game Dev Club, formerly The Coding Club, has partnered with Girls Who Code to bring a girl-powered, beginner friendly, video game development club right here at our school. The journey begins on the 17th. You in?

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August Produce Giveaway!

On August 25th TCS@ODU held our first Produce Giveaway of the 2021-22 school year and it was a success! We are proud of our students and staff for staying after school to Make A Difference in their community! We are thankful to the students/staff at Ohio Dominican University who have committed to building a stronger relationship between our school communities and saw fit to do this through service.

Our next Produce Giveaway is Tuesday, September 21 from 4pm-6pm and we hope to see you here at The Charles School 1270 Brentnell Avenue, Columbus Ohio 43219.

TCS@ODU Free Produce Drive Thru

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TCS Soccer - Still accepting forms!

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Annual Backpack Giveaway

#StayDriven and BE•A•GOOD•HUMAN TCS@ODU Student Leaders and Community Engagement Coordinator, CarolineINSPIRES had the opportunity to serve with The Driven Foundation @driven_foundation for their Annual Backpack Giveaway. They helped to pack 400+ bags to give to children and families. It was a major success. We are so proud of them for taking initiative and #GivingBack so they can #PayItForward. Thank you to Coach Roy Hall for always creating opportunities for others to #DoTheirPart

#ConnectToday #GetInvolvedTomorrow #Community #Grit #Courage #Integrity #ForTheYouth #ByTheYouth #WithTheYouth #CarolineINSPIRES #PantherPride #PantherCommunity #PanthersGrow @tcs_odu @carolineinspires @yescarolineinspires

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 21-22 school year. If you have any questions please e-mail Gail Collins at

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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.

Professional Qualifications

The parent or guardian of each student enrolled at The Charles School may request information on the professional qualifications of each classroom teacher who provides instruction to their student and the school will provide this information on each applicable teacher in a timely manner.

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 including the family engagement policy and the schoolwide program plan. 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.