Weekly Update August 12, 2022
We Are Happy You Are Here
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools kicked off the 2022-23 school year on Wednesday, August 10, 2022. We were so excited for the return of our GJPS students and staff to our schools, classrooms and big yellow buses.
We know there is a lot involved with the first week of school, so please remember to check out our GJPS Back to School Tips for 2022 and keep track of all the important information you need for a great back-to-school season and beyond.
First day of school happiness with Superintendent Tracey Deagle
and Assistant Superintendent Jill Elliott.
Health & Safety Guide
2022-2023 School Year
We are aware that COVID-19, like other communicable diseases, presents a risk to the health of our GJPS community. And, like other communicable diseases, it is important to follow health and safety protocols to support our goal of keeping students in school five days a week without interruption for the entire 2022-23 school year.
Our Health & Safety Guide outlines the COVID-19 protocols in place for the 2022-23 school year. If you have any questions, please contact your school nurse.
The Lion's Share
With Superintendent Deagle
Start of a new school year; time for connection and joy!
It is August! The signal for back-to-school in Central Ohio. I love the start of school because I once again have the opportunity to engage with our students and staff. I enjoy hearing about all the fun students had with their friends and family and any memorable travels they may have had. This year, August brings a new opportunity for my family and me. I am ecstatic to begin my tenure as the new superintendent of Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools!
For me, the start of school also brings an opportunity to feel connected. Being a team and having close relationships has always been one of the best parts of the education profession! Undoubtedly, the past several years have brought challenges I never expected to experience when I first started out as a teacher over twenty years ago.
Welcome NEW Teachers & Staff
GJPS welcomed new teachers and staff to our district on August 2, 2022!
We are so happy they chose GJPS!
Teachers and Staff Reunite for Convocation 2022
GJPS teachers and staff started the new year with a morning of
welcome messages and photo booth fun on August 8, 2022!
Middle School West Sixth Grade Excitement
Check back next week for more first-day of school pics from around GJPS!
Stadium Farewell & Community Homecoming
Please join us for this COMMUNITY HOMECOMING as we bid farewell to our stadium and turn the LIGHTS OUT one last time.
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Food & Fun
This event is open to the public and does not require a ticket for attendance.
Lights Out T-Shirt
Celebrate the stadium farewell with a GLOW IN THE DARK Lights Out T-shirt
August 26 Last football game played in the GLHS stadium
August 27 Lights Out Stadium Farewell & Community Homecoming
September 5 Labor Day No School
October 7 Teacher Comp Day No School
October 10 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
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
- New Lincoln High School on current site
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.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN PICKING UP A RAPID TEST AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
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.
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