TCS@ODU Family Newsletter
- Tues. May 17 - Wed. May 18 - Final Exams (½ days - early release @12:30PM)
- Thurs. May 19 - Awards/Picnic - Last day, early release @12:30PM
- Fri. May 20 - Cedar Point Trip
- Wed. Aug. 17 - Thurs. Aug. 18 - FreshStart for all new 9th grade students
- Mon. Aug. 22 - Open House - More details to come
- Wed. Aug 24 - First Day of School for the 22-23 school year
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Urgent - Returning Chromebooks and Chargers
Dear TCS@ODU Families -
All Chromebooks and chargers must be returned on Tues. May 17 and/or Wed. May 18 after your student's final exams. All students have been provided with Chromebooks and chargers, and all students must return them.
Failure to return Chromebooks and chargers will result in your family being charged for these items ($270 per Chromebook; $50 per charger). In addition, transcripts and grade cards will not be released until these items are returned.
Thank you for your support in getting these resources back to the school so that we can ensure they are ready for use next year!
Ed Ingman, Dean
Melissa Rulong, Dean
Gheon Selemon, Dean
Important School Links
- Lunch Menu - May
- Academic Calendar 21-22
- Student Family Handbook 21-22
- Front Office Hours - 6:45am-3:30pm office@TheCharlesSchool.org
- Summer Front Office Hours (starting May 23) - 9:00am-3:00pm office@TheCharlesSchool.org
Is your student returning next year?
Please complete your student's 2022-23 Registration today! Your student's spot for next school year is NOT guaranteed until all Annual Registration forms are received by the school. This is just for Returning students, New students will be sent registration information soon.
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. Please contact us via email at: office@TheCharlesSchool.org or call 614-258-8588 with any questions.
Review this How to pdf for what you'll see when you enter the eSchool site.
OneView Login Page: https://tcs.esvportal.com/
- As you set up your account you will be asked to create your own PIN.
- Once you enter the site, your student's information should be pre-populated into the forms. Double check that the pre-populated information is correct, fix any wrong information, complete new information, and then submit. Check each Section.
- NOTE: Choose Yes or No at the end of each section BEFORE trying to update the information.
- Click NOTE: Use the Save and Return button, frequently.
- Once you have completed all seven parts, select Save and Return THEN Save and Submit to District.
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
Thank you for confirming that your student is returning to TCS@ODU next year!
Congratulations Class of 2022!
Congratulation to TCS@ODU students; SeMaria, Nyobi, Micaiah, Fiona, and Kezayah for earning their Associates of Arts degree from Ohio Dominican University on Saturday, May 7!
Senior Clapout on Fri. May 6!
TCS@ODU won the Ohio Auditor of State Award!
This award is presented for excellence in financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and compliance with applicable laws for the fiscal year ended in 2021. Congratulations to our business office team, Cheryl Long, Cathy Baney and Jennifer Smith, treasure.
Please Take this Family-School Relationship Survey!
TCS@ODU needs your help with an anonymous survey. The family survey is an opportunity for you to share how the school can create a more welcoming school environment, support student learning at home, and build lasting partnerships that contribute to student success. Thank you for your help! Click here to complete the quick survey!
Charles Evans Graham - Loyal Friend of TGFS Passed Away
A long-time loyal friend of The Graham Family of Schools (TGFS), Charles (Chuck) Evans Graham, died on May 7. A cousin of Eileen Meers, TGFS founder and retired superintendent, Chuck was great supporter of TGFS for 20 years. He served on our boards, made significant financial contributions, offered counsel, and spoke widely about the worth of our schools to everyone he encountered.
The Charles School is named after him.
He had many sayings that were practical and wise, including frequently saying, "Don't work around a problem." Chuck and his wife Lorna, who passed away in August, were regulars at events that showcased our schools. They will be deeply missed.
Affordable Connectivity Program
Please check out information and fliers that can be found here from The Ohio Connectivity Champions on the Affordable Connectivity Program. The OCC can support families through the application process. The ACP provides $30 per month discount on internet bills and $100 subsidy for a connected device.
The Webpage for the ACP - https://www.fcc.gov/acp
The Webpage for the Ohio Connectivity Champions - https://www.ohio-k12.help/remotedx/connectivity-champions/
Who Is Eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program?
- A household is eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program if the household income is at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines, or if a member of the household meets at least one of the criteria below:
- Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
- Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income internet program;
- Participates in one of these assistance programs:
- The National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision;
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Veterans Pension or Survivor Benefits
- or Lifeline;
Junior/Senior Prom - Saturday, April 30
TCS@ODU Free Produce Drive Thru
Calling all Families with 8th Graders! NOW is the time!
If you are considering enrolling your 8th-grade student in The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University (TCS@ODU) please complete an online application as soon as possible. Here’s the link: TCS@ODU 2022-23 Online application
Completing an online application does NOT commit your student to attend OR complete their enrollment for TCS@ODU.
Your family DOES need to complete an application to be considered for enrollment. Our available spaces are starting to fill up, apply soon.
If you'd like a paper application:
Contact us at: office@TheCharlesSchool.org OR
Call 614-258-8588 to have the 2022-23 application mailed to you.
When you shop at Kroger, and/or Amazon you can help TCS@ODU raise money for class supplies
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 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!
More Free Covid-19 Tests - Complete the Online Form Today!
The USPS is offering another round of 4 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 if you would like.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.