Gables Back to School Newsletter

8/26/2022 - First Newsletter for 2022-2023

Gables Mission Statement

At Gables, we are committed to creating a community of learners that promotes respectful, responsible, safe and kind and highly motivated students to become productive citizen in the ever-changing world.

Welcome Back to School!

The 2022-2023 School Year started on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 asynchronously (at home with provided assignments) Due to the Columbus Education Association (CEA) strike.

Students are Welcome Back to School on Monday, August, 29.

-IReady will be available for students k-8. Do IReady Math and reading on Clever. See quick links below for instructions how to log into Clever, Google classroom, and IReady.

Transportation Info Uploaded

  • School starts in person for Columbus City Schools for scholars in grades 1-12 on Monday, August 29th. If your child is transportation eligible and has not received their transportation information, please check your Parent Portal.

    If you need assistance with Parent Portal, please email a photo id along with your child’s name and date of birth to

    If you need additional assistance with transportation, please call 614-365-5074.

Guide to Student Success

The 2022-23 Guide to Student Success is now available. It contains important information designed to help assist students to have a successful year. Parents should check the Parent Portal for important forms to be filled out and returned to their respective school administrator.


"The last few months have been devoted to finding resolution and a strong plan forward with the Columbus Education Association (CEA) in shared support of our children.

Tonight, we are happy to report that we have reached a conceptual agreement with CEA leaders, and our children will return to in-person instruction on Monday. While the details cannot yet be disclosed, the contract recognizes the Board’s commitment to improving our student outcomes, the essential work of the CEA members, and strengthening our learning environments.

We look forward to welcoming our students, teachers, and staff back to the classroom on Monday. "

Students Can Come Back to School Starting Mon, August 29.

Doors Open at 8:30 am. Classes begin at 9:00 am.

Breakfast is at 8:30 am. Students are dismissed from gym at 8:55 am to go to class. Classes start at 9:00 am

Pull through the parking lot if you are dropping off your students.

Becket Avenue is reserved for Bus Traffic. Do NOT Stop or Park on Becket Avenue in front of the school.

We look forward to welcoming students, teachers, and staff back to their classrooms on Monday, August 29.

We wish you a Wonderful School Year!

Need some help with your schoolwork?

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s School Help Centers are now open. Plus, get connected with virtual tutors Monday through Friday from 2 to 11 p.m. Learn more by clicking Here.

Free School Clothes from Charity Newsies

Charity Newsies’ mission supports proving clothing to children in need in Franklin County.

Clothing applications are available on-line only. Applications will be accepted through 2:00pm on Friday, Dec 3, 2022. In-person applications are no longer available at our headquarters or any of the public libraries as in previous years.

Clothing Packets will consist of one winter coat, knit hat and gloves, 3 pairs of pants, 3 shirts, 6 pairs of socks and underwear. All clothing will conform with the published uniform and/or dress code policy of each child’s school. For schools that allow a uniform only, a uniform voucher will be provided in lieu of the shirts and pants, as applicable.

For all questions relating to our on-line clothing application please email: This email is monitored during regular office hours only. (M-F 9am-12:30pm)

Click Here for more information.

Click Here to apply online.

Reminders - Don't Forget

Parent Portal Annual Update

If you haven't completed your annual update, the Parent Portal is where you do that.

ALL families need to complete the annual update on the Parent Portal. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

1- Go to the Parent Portal on the CCS Website:
2- From the menu on the left side click on Parent Portal Existing User Login
3- Look for the menu on the left side of the screen ( if the menu is not visible click on the three black bars (hamburger menu) at the top left corner.

4-On the drop-down menu that appears click "More".

5-Towards the bottom of the list that appears click on "Annual Update".

6- At the bottom of the screen click on "Begin Annual Update"

7-Follow the step-by-step instructions. You will receive a confirmation email after completion.

School supply Lists for 2022-2023 School Year.

Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

remember to notify the office when your child is unable to attend school during scheduled school days.

  • The best way to report an absence is to email (preferred).
  • Please email every day your child is absent to ensure a complete record. Include any doctor's school excuse notes if you seek medical help.
  • If you prefer to call, call 1-380-997-6025 and leave a message. Avoid calling the main school line - it's extremely busy in the mornings! Leaving a detailed message is acceptable.

How to log into a Chromebook, Google Classroom, and Clever?

Instruction on How to log onto a Chromebook, Google Classroom, and Clever is under the Academics Tab. in the Gables Website or Click the quick links below in the additional resources.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

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Bethel IUMC First Friday: Free movie night on Friday, September 2nd.

Friday, Sep. 2nd, 7:30pm

1220 Bethel Rd, Columbus, OH

**Not affiliated with Columbus City Schools**

Free community event - children must be accompanied by a grown-up.

Over 180 free or cheap events this weekend in Columbus!

Have fun in Columbus this weekend with free and cheap events!

Upcoming Virtual Family Engagement Session:

CCS hosts weekly Zoom sessions addressing the most pressing topics and answering the most common questions families have. Called Virtual Family Engagement Sessions, these sessions are hosted by the Department of Communications and Engagement and feature expert District staff and many of our community partners sharing information and insights on important topics.

RSVP at:

For previous recorded video sessions:

Quick Links and Additional Resources

August 22: Professional Development Day - No School for Students

August 23: Professional Development Day - No School for Students

August 24: First Day of School for Students - Online Learning with Assignments " Asynchronous Learning"

August 29: Students return Back to the Building. NO Kindergarten Students report to school.

The calendar is continuously updated to ensure changes are reflected. Such changes may not be reflected above as older weekly summaries are archived & not maintained. To get the most accurate information at any time, click the heading above or click here.

About Gables Elementary School

Attendance Email:

Attendance Phone Number: 1-380-997-6025

PTA email:

FACTline Email:

FACTline Phone Number: 614-221-FACT (614-221-3228)

Customer Relations Email:

Customer Relations Phone Number: (614) 365-8888

Gables Family Ambassador

Israa Elnwawy.

I am here to help families become informed with Gables and to answer any questions about the school and our community or guide them in the right direction.

You can find me on Bloomz or email me at,

You may also contact me by calling or texting my Google Voice Phone Number at 614-653-8847.