Weekly Update May 5, 2023
Join us next week as we honor and celebrate our teachers and staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week. We are so fortunate to have an entire team of hardworking and dedicated staff making sure Students Come First at GJPS!
GRIN FREE Summer Lunch Returns
FREE Lunches May 30 - August 11, 2023
Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) will once again serve Grab 'N Go lunches to our GJPS families in need this summer.
May 30 - August 11, 2023
Monday - Friday
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
(Closed July 4)
Goshen Lane Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Mr. Cliff Hetzel Earns Award
Congratulations to our COO
Cliff Hetzel, our Chief Operating Officer, was recently named the Most Outstanding Business Operations Manager by the Ohio Association of School Business Officials. He was selected based on his top-notch service to the profession, community and school system. Additionally, he was presented the award by Scott Gooding, the District’s Treasurer, as he is OASBO’s incoming president.
Royal Manor Tree Campus
"Leaf it" to Royal Manor!
Students at Royal Manor have taken on a year-long project to learn more about trees and their importance to our environment and to humans. Take a look at what all they have learned about trees!
A night of crafts, music and of course pizza was recently held at the Blacklick Elementary Community Celebration. It was an incredible opportunity to learn and share about the families who make the Blacklick Elementary community so special.
Middle School West
It was all hands on deck for a Community Clean Up day at Middle School West. Thank you to our MSW students, staff and families who take such good care of their school.
Lincoln High School
More than thirty scholarships and athletic awards were presented to deserving seniors during the GLHS Class of 2023 Local Scholarship Awards Night on May 4. Congratulations to all the recipients, and thank you to all the schools, businesses & community organizations who generously funded scholarships for our students.
Jazz Night TONIGHT
GJPS Summer Enrichment Opportunities
(Please note: this enrichment program is not the Journey to Learning Summer School Program. Please scroll further for information about our traditional summer school classes offered)
Exciting enrichment opportunities are available this summer for FREE!
All experiences will be offered at:
261 Helmbright Dr.
Gahanna, OH 43230
There will be no transportation available for the summer enrichment opportunities.
Enrichment Courses Offered:
Singing and Mindfulness
REGISTRATION for Summer Enrichment Opportunities is first come, first serve!
Kindergarten Readiness Mini Camp
Journey to Learning | GJPS Summer School Program
Registration for the GJPS Journey to Learning Summer School Program is now open!
Class descriptions and registration information is available on our GJPS website.
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
- Additions and renovations to Middle School East
- 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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