TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

July 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Mon. Aug. 15 - First Day of School for ODU
  • Wed. Aug. 17 - Fri. Aug. 19 - Fresh Start for only 9th Grade - Click here for more information
  • Mon. Aug. 22 - Open House - 5:00-7:00pm - Click here for more information
  • Mon. Aug. 22 - Tues. Aug. 23 - PD Days
  • Wed. Aug 24 - First Day of School for TCS@ODU - 7:45am-2:30pm
  • Mon. Aug. 29 - First Day of School for CSCC

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Don't miss the Family Open House!

Monday, August 22 from 5:00 - 7:00pm at TCS

Open House is an important time for us to get together, meet other families and staff members, learn about new policies and procedures, get in touch with available opportunities and resources, turn in enrollment paperwork, pay school fees, get your student’s schedule, and eat some ice cream.


Please note that your student’s schedule will not be released until we have received the 2022-2023 Annual Student Information packet and your proof of residence.

Important School Links

We're Hiring! Check out TGFS employment opportunities for the 2022-2023 school year!


Click here for TCS@ODU employment opportunities.

Click here for TGS employment opportunities.

Click here for GEMS employment opportunities.

All Registration forms must be completed before school starts!

These forms are required by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and our sponsor, Educational Service Center of Central Ohio (ESCCO), to be updated annually or when there is a change in information regarding the student. This information MUST be updated every year for the safety & well-being of our students and MUST BE SUBMITTED BEFORE STUDENTS MAY ATTEND CLASSES. Forms can be completed online (OneView information below). Please contact us via email at: office@TheCharlesSchool.org or call 614-258-8588 with any questions.


ONLINE ANNUAL REGISTRATION

OneView Login Page: https://tcs.esvportal.com/

  • 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 OR your student's ID number.
  • Review this How to pdf for what you'll see when you enter the eSchool site.


ANNUAL SCHOOL FEE

We are asking our families to help with expenses by paying the annual school fee of $35.00. You can 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


PROOF OF RESIDENCY

In addition to the Registration information, we are mandated by the Ohio Department of Education to obtain a new proof of residency every school year. This may be a copy of a utility bill or bank statement (dated on or after July 1, 2022). Proof of residency can be sent separately in the summer. Please mail, drop off or e-mail your proof of residency to office@thecharlesschool.org. But it must be submitted on or before the first day of school.


FREE AND REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION

The USDA will not be extending the pandemic related food service program waivers for the 2022-23 school year. This program has allowed The Graham Family of Schools and other school districts to provide free lunches and breakfasts to all students since the spring of 2020. All families should fill out a Free & Reduced School Meals Application to see if they qualify for free or reduced meal pricing. Please complete the application and return it to the front office as soon as possible. The TCS front office is open Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-3:00pm. Click here to print complete the application.

Summer Meal Information

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals age 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEP's) through their current enrollment in educational programs are also eligible for free summer meals. For a full list of locations near you for summer of 2022 please visit the link listed below, or you can call 1-866-3-HUNGRY(486479).

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TCS is on Facebook and Instagram! Please like and follow!

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

Kroger

Go to: www.krogercommunityrewards.com 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 http://smile.amazon.com/ch/20-2744006 to start shopping!

​Important information about the Child Tax Credit​!

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More Free Covid-19 Tests - Complete the Online Form Today!

The USPS is offering another round of 8 free rapid-antigen Covid tests to all households that sign up via this link: https://special.usps.com/testkits. Click the link to review details and sign up.

Covid-19 Vaccine Locations:

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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MCNC

The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University has been a member of Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) since 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 addison.2@thecharlesschool.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.

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