TCS@ODU Family Newsletter

May 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Tue. May 18 - Wed. May 19 - Finals - (No longer a 12:30 Early Release. School will be in session from 7:45am-2:30pm)
  • Thurs. May 20 - Last Day of School Quarter 4/Semester 2 Ends/ Virtual Awards Ceremony/There will be no students in the building
  • Tues. May 25 - Free Produce Drive-Thru - 4:00-6:00pm

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Congratulations TCS@ODU Class of 2021! Graduation was celebrated on Saturday, May 15!

Have you registered your current student for the 2021-22 school year? Your student's spot is not guaranteed until all annual registration forms are received by the school.

We are currently registering students for the 2021-22 school year. To register you may use the new online system or you may fill out paper forms. Please complete and submit the annual registration forms TODAY.

Online Annual Registration Forms

Please Create an account for your student using the invite code that was e-mailed to you. 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 some new information, and then submit. Check each Section.

  • NOTE: If any information has changed, check the box at the end of that section BEFORE trying to update the information.
  • NOTE: Please completely fill out Part(s) Two, Five (especially Health History), and Seven.
  • NOTE: You may also need to clear the cache.
  • If you run into any problems, be sure to let us know with as much detail as possible.
  • If it is impossible for you to see any of your student's information or access the website, let us know that too.

To create an online account with OneView to complete the Annual Registration forms for your student online go to You should have received an e-mail with your student's invite code.

Paper Annual Registration Forms
Paper forms:

Please fill out the annual registration form and mail, scan, fax, or drop them off at the front desk.

Please contact: or call 614-258-8588 with any question

TCS@ODU Summer Office Hours

TCS@ODU summer office hours begin Monday, May 24 and will be Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. To protect staff and the TCS@ODU community we ask that you still call to set up an appointment to come into the office. Masks must be worn by all individuals in the building.

CTE Update and Certifications

Seniors tested for their CTE Certification this month. We want to celebrate Lance Frierson who has completed two certifications in Web Design and Information Technology! Big Shout out to Eduardo Gomez and Hannah Coile for earning their Information Technology certifications.

The CTE program put together hallway signs using some of our new technology and we're in the process of creating keychains to try out the new 3-d Printer. Vinyl signage was created by the tech team to remind of social distancing expectations, and students have been working hard to prepare for their end of course exams.

If you're interested in having your student join our Information Technology program please have them contact their Crew teacher or Ms. Zuniga at Next year we're hoping to add some more electives including a Game Design course and the possibility of internship courses!!! These future techies will be pioneers in their field. This summer students are offered an exclusive opportunity to take online courses towards more CTE certifications.

Summer Meal Information

All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals age 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEP’s) through their current enrollment in educational programs are also eligible for free summer meals. Below is a sample of locations available for the summer of 2021. For a full list of locations, or a location near to you, call 1-866-3-HUNGRY(486479), or visit

  • A+ Arts Academy Maybury Campus – 1395 Fair Ave. Columbus, OH 43205
  • Africentric Elementary School - 3223 Allegheny Avenue Columbus, OH 43209
  • Asbury Elementary School- 5127 Harbor Blvd Columbus, OH 53232
  • Berwick Plaza-2745 Winchester Pike. Columbus, OH 43232

Don't miss the Early College High School video featuring TCS@ODU Students!

May 3-7 was Early College Week! There are 13 Early College High Schools in Ohio. Over 50% of Ohio's early college high school students are first generation college students. Check out the video for more details and to hear from students doing the work now!

Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine For Children Ages 12-15

The FDA and CDC recently authorized the use of the safe and effective Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 12-15. 12-15 year olds can now get the Pfizer vaccine from Columbus Public Health by appointment or walk-in at Columbus Public Health, the Celeste Center or pop up community clinics. A parent or guardian must be present. Please view the flyer below for information on how residents can receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Please visit for additional information.

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Free Produce Drive Thru

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Do you know anyone interested in attending TCS@ODU next school year?

Please forward this newsletter and ask them to complete an online application. Click here to complete an online application. If you have any questions please e-mail Gail Collins at

Transportation Information

If you student(s) is not currently taking the school bus please complete the online application NOW for a Columbus City Schools transportation route:

  • Current families, please check your CCS Transportation portal to make sure your information is up to date.
  • An email address is required for registration.
  • You should receive an email with a link to complete your online application.
  • Then you should receive an email confirmation that your application has been submitted.
  • CCS Transportation will send your student’s route information separately.
  • Note: We do NOT have access to the student’s un-routed information.

For any further transportation questions, contact: Columbus City Schools Transportation

at 614-365-5074 Or visit 1560 Moler Rd., Columbus, OH 43207

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Lead The Way Learning Academy - Summer Paid Work-Based Learning Experience

REGISTER TODAY! This summer Lead The Way Learning Academy will be hosting an in-person PAID work-based learning experience at The Charles School building: Summer Career Zone. The program is open to 9th-12th grade students enrolled at The Charles School and The Graham School. Are you interested in Leadership? Entrepreneurship? You don't want to miss this opportunity to get hands-on experience in those areas. Register Today for this 6 week PAID work experience and earn up to $1,300.00 and ODE credentials. Start date is June 1-July 9th (Monday-Friday). There will be two sessions offered daily. Two Peer Leadership cohorts of 15 youth from 9am-12pm. One Entrepreneurial session from 1pm-4pm and One Peer Leadership Cohort from 1pm-4pm.

Youth interested in this program are to complete the form After completion the applicant will be contacted by LTWLA and invited to an orientation to complete all needed documentation. Spaces are limited! REGISTER TODAY! For more information do not hesitate to contact Anthony Murphy, Program Manager at Lead The Way Learning Academy: (614)-634-0163;

Summer Opportunity to Earn Paid Career Experience

Students, Parents, Guardians! Are you interested in learning more about auto repair and maintenance?

Attend this open house and/or go to the links provided below to find out more about this FREE 6-week class offered on Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Classes are FREE! The next session will start in mid to late May. Check out these links for more info! 1 Minute video about the class! By the way, you'll see The Graham School's Enrollment Coordinator, Pam Boseker, there, because she wants to learn how to change her own oil & take an engine apart!

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When you shop at Kroger, and/or Amazon you can help TCS@ODU raise money for class supplies


Go to: or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. If you enrolled last year you must re-enroll each year to help TCS@ODU. Add TCS@ODU to your card. 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 they will now donate 0.5% of your total purchase to TCS@ODU. Go to to start shopping!

The Graham Family of Schools COVID Policies: In place through the end of the school year.

  • Any visitor or staff member entering the building will be required to have their temperature taken and logged.
  • Masks on. If you are entering the building you must wear a mask.
  • If you have been sick, have a fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or recent loss of smell please do not enter the building.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between one another.
  • Wash your hands for the safety of everyone. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Use a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

All of our buildings have contactless thermometers that will be sanitized between each use. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of our COVID policies please feel free call the front office at 614-258-8588.

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.

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The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University has been a member of Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) since opening the school in 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.

EL Education

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. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools.

Professional Qualifications

The parent or guardian of each student enrolled at The Charles School may request information on the professional qualifications of each classroom teacher who provides instruction to their student and the school will provide this information on each applicable teacher in a timely manner.

Title 1

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 including the family engagement policy and the schoolwide program plan. Please contact Debbie Addison at with any questions.


Per House Bill 21 community schools are now required to perform a monthly review of student files and randomly select families for residency verification. Please be sure to 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.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.