Weekly Update April 22, 2022
The Lion's Share
By Superintendent Barrett
I was on a panel once when cellphones were relatively new, and we were asked what kept us up at night as school administrators.
Not one of us mentioned social media, because it was so new, and it just didn’t have the power and resonance it has today. This was when not every phone was a smartphone, and it was still cool to have a flip phone. It really was not that long ago but technology develops so quickly that it seems like the dark ages. The bottom line, we didn’t have a clue about how social media would impact our schools.
School Calendar Survey
Survey Due Monday, April 25, 2022
As we prepare to build our future school calendars, we would like to hear from our GJPS community regarding the priorities that should be considered in the process. Please take a moment to complete this brief survey to help us understand what is important to you.
The survey will remain open until midnight on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Equity & Access Community Feedback
On Monday, April 18, 2022, we hosted an Equity Community Conversation where more than 100 school community stakeholders came together to discuss the following five focus areas:
Sense of Belonging
Inclusive Curriculum and Resources
Equitable Representation, Access and Outcomes
Community Engagement and Partnerships
We are so grateful for the respectful and productive dialogue and idea sharing at that event, and we would like to provide the greater community an opportunity to give ideas related to our Equity & Access Plan.
Please take time to complete our GJPS Equity & Access Feedback Survey. General descriptions for the five focus areas can be found in the survey.
Thank you for your partnership in this very important work.
The survey will remain open until Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at noon.
Directions to Translate the Survey into Another Language
Right-click on the first question in the form.
Select translate Translate to English.
A pop-up window will appear in the top menu bar. Click the three dots.
Select Choose Another Language.
From the drop-down menu, choose a language for the survey translation.
Lincoln High School
GLHS Global Scholars Share Projects
The Global Scholars Diploma is a 3-year program from the Columbus Council on World Affairs that develops globally competent high school students by building the awareness and skills needed to take action on a global issue and to become responsible citizens of the world.
Students engage in activities and interact with dynamic speakers as they develop skills in global cultures, global careers and global issues.
The program culminates with a Take Action project in the students’ third and final year that is meant to demonstrate the abilities that they have cultivated over the course of the first two years. Students choose a globally-oriented issue about which they are passionate, and they pursue a leadership role in solving it at a local level.
Happy Earth Day
Open Interviews for Bus Drivers
Spread the Word to Family and Friends
Stop by Gahanna Lincoln High School this Saturday and find out everything you ever wanted to know about being a bus driver at GJPS. And, don't forget to bring a friend...or two!
SATURDAY, APRIL 23
10:00 a.m.- NOON
(Pssssst...Look for the big yellow bus in the parking lot.)
For more information contact the GJPS Transportation Department at (614) 751-7581.
April is School Library Month
Join us in appreciating our school library professionals who always have a smile, a kind word and a good book suggestion for our students!
GLHS Visual Art Exhibit
Kindergarten Registration Now Open
Welcome Class of 2035 | Register Now!
Hey there little lions...Kindergarten registration is NOW OPEN for the 2022-2023 school year. We can't wait to meet all of you!
Get started at
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 Schools East, South and West
- New Lincoln High School on current site
Related Links and Phase Two Resources
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.
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.
Let's Be Social
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