Weekly Update November 12, 2021
Monday, November 29, 2021 Asynchronous Day of Learning
A Message from Superintendent Barrett
As we approach the holiday season where each of us will gather with friends and family to celebrate and give thanks, I would like to express my gratitude to our whole school community for showing up this school year, each and every day, to make sure our PK-12 students receive what they need.
As you may know, substitute shortages for teachers and support staff have drastically impacted our year, reducing our ability to give teachers and staff much-needed professional learning and collaboration time. Therefore, to allow our staff time to work on tasks required for future teaching and learning in their classrooms, we will be adjusting our school day on Monday, November 29, to be an asynchronous learning day for students.
On this day, students will be assigned independent work to complete at home. There will be no in-person or teacher-led virtual learning and students will not be required to sign in to meet with teachers on this day.
We know our school community will continue to support our teachers and staff as they work on developing and implementing high quality learning opportunities for our students. For this, we are grateful.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic (ages 5-11). Limited Slots Available at Clark Hall
Inclement Weather Procedures
As winter approaches, we want to provide information about the process we use to make decisions regarding closing school for inclement weather. Unfortunately, there is no absolute formula for deciding to close school or stay open. Weather conditions can progress from mild to severe quickly, but we will do our best to inform you of a school closing as soon as we possibly can.
Gahanna Gift Shop is Back
The Gahanna Gift Shop is a one day pop-up toy store for residents of the city of Gahanna. All toys will be sold for $2 each and all of the profits will benefit Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.
Gahanna Mayor Laurie Jadwin recently visited Chapelfield Elementary to speak to third grade students about her job and responsibilities as mayor.
High Point Elementary
Since they could not be together this year to celebrate Veterans Day in the gym, High Point Elementary put together this beautiful video to honor our Veterans.
GLHS student Braeden Reed recently completed his Eagle Scout project of building and installing a blessing box and little library at Lincoln Elementary. This project will benefit the community around Lincoln Elementary school in many ways. Thank you Braeden for your hard work and service to our community!
Lincoln High School
Still Time to Catch the GLHS Fall Play
She Kills Monsters: Young Adventures Edition (PG-13)
The Fall Play Returns to our GLHS Stage
Thursday, November 11- Saturday, November 13
Tickets available at the door or at Gahannatheatre.com.
Masks will be required for all audience members while in the building.
Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break
November 29 Asynchronous Learning. Students do not report to school.
Dec 20 No School - Winter Break Begins
Jan 3 No School Teacher - PD Day
Jan 4 Classes Resume
Jan 17 No School - Martin Luther King Day
Feb 18 No School - Teacher PD Day
Feb 21 No School - Presidents Day
March 4 No School - Teacher Comp Day
Mar 28 - April 1 No School - Spring Break
Apr 15 No School - Good Friday
May 24 Last Day of Classes for Students
May 28 Class of 2022 Commencement
GJPS continues to work hard to simplify communication about COVID-19 so you can find the resources that matter most to you and your family. Our GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage contains the COVID-19 Dashboard, safety protocols and resources, and the latest email updates from GJPS.
You can access the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage two ways:
- You can find the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage housed under the "District Tab" in the top menu bar of the GJPS district website.
- The COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage is always linked on the GJPS district website homepage under "What's Trending.
BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits
We will continue to distribute BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits while supplies last. These test kits can be used to detect an active COVID-19 infection.
You may request kits for:
- The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household
- Up to 2 parents/guardians per household
- The number of GJPS staff in your household
Kits are available for pick up after completing the Rapid Test Request Form at the GJPS Administration Building, 160 S. Hamilton Road, Gahanna, Ohio 43230. Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.
A confirmation email from GJPS will not be sent.
While Supplies Last
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.