TCS@ODU Family Communications

November 24, 2021

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With Gratitude

Thank you...

Your trust in TCS@ODU to educate your student and support your family does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. Thank you for being a part of our community!

We hope that you and your family have a restful holiday week and we look forward to catching up with everyone on Monday!

-The Charles School teachers, staff, and leadership

Upcoming Events

  • Mon. Nov. 22 - 26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • Mon. Nov. 29 - Dec. 10 - Ohio State Testing (U.S. Government and make-up testing)
  • Mon. Dec. 6 - No School (change in calendar)
  • Thurs. Dec 16 - Fri. Dec. 17 - Finals. Early release days 7:45 - 12:30PM.
  • Mon. Dec. 20 - Tues. Jan. 4, 2022 - Winter Break

Updated Academic Calendar

On Monday (11/22), the TCS@ODU board approved an updated calendar for the 2021-22 academic year. The calendar better aligns the mid-March break with a PD day, provides teachers and students a few extra days out of school, and we believe provides some much needed relief for our amazing staff.

The most immediate change is Monday, December 6th. This is a day when we will not have school at TCS. ODU and Columbus State calendars remain unchanged.

Please see the new academic calendar below. We will mail out new calendars with our next mailing which should be the semester grades the second week of January. Should you need a copy sooner than that, we will have them in the office.

No School

Monday, Dec. 6th, 7:45am

1270 Brentnell Avenue

Columbus, OH

No school at TCS. The building will be closed.

Ohio State Testing

Ohio's State Testing - Nov. 29 - Dec. 10

Ohio’s State Tests will be administered Nov. 29-Dec. 10. A letter will be given to your student during Crew the week of November 15 if your student needs to test. This administration is for students who did not take the test in the spring or students who did not achieve a proficient score. Students can prepare for the tests by going to to take practice tests. Students not taking the Ohio State Tests will follow a regular schedule. Students who miss a class for testing will be given the opportunity to make up any missed classwork and assignments.

Countdown to the end of the semester... We have 14 days to go!!

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Fall Semester Finals

Fall classes will have finals on Thursday December 16 and Friday December 17. Due to the rigorous nature of the schedule and to help pace our students, these are half days for students. They are being dismissed at 12:30PM both days. See the schedule below.

Teachers will notify students of finals expectations for their courses. Sometimes these are tests, sometimes they are papers, projects, or presentations. Please do what you can to encourage your student to give their best on these important assessments.

Internet Connection/Hotspot Survey

We are required by the Department of Education to report on student access to the internet. The following survey will help us fulfill that requirement and will allow us to anticipate and support student needs for equitable access to the internet. The National School Lunch Program forms (free & reduced) that are a part of the enrollment process are an essential part of our school funding especially for student technology. This is why you will see questions related to those forms. If you have not filled out these forms yet please do as soon as possible, the answers are strictly confidential.

Mask to Stay

We are also pleased to share that the number of The Charles School community members who have had to quarantine or isolate due to COVID has decreased significantly. We continue to work hard to make our school a safe & healthy community and it is clear that our efforts have been successful.

We want to share that a new recommendation was released this week by the Ohio Department of Health (“Mask to Stay”) which states that groups of students do not need to quarantine if the individual had direct contact with a positive case of COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, if they have been consistently following mask guidelines while at school and continue to wear a mask for 14 days after their last day of exposure.

Therefore, for future cases of community members testing positive, if we need to consider quarantining, TCS will only require students to quarantine if they do not follow the school's mask wearing expectations consistently.

If you have any questions, contact The Charles School at (614) 258-8588 or the Columbus Public Health at (614) 645-7417. Thank you for helping to keep our community safe and to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community and school. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) or visit

Bus Contact Info

If your student is waiting to be picked up in the morning, and their bus does not come, call


If the route is not covered, CCS will attempt to get your student to school still.

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

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