Weekly Update January 27, 2023
Welcome Cliff Hetzel
GJPS New Chief Operating Officer
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools is excited and proud to welcome Cliff Hetzel as the District’s new Chief Operating Officer (COO). His first day in the District is January 30.
As the COO for GJPS, Hetzel will oversee all operations efforts for the District. This includes construction, facilities, custodial, grounds, transportation, food service and technology.
Keeping our Students Safe in Crosswalks
In their newest safety video, Superintendent Dr. Tracey Deagle and Gahanna Division of Police Chief Jeff Spence offer reminders about remaining safe around crosswalks to both students and motorists.
Coffee & Conversation
Please Join Us!
Join Superintendent Dr. Deagle and Board of Education members Mrs. Piccolantonio and Mrs. Horn for Coffee and Conversation.
February 8, 2023
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
New Location: Upper Cup
121 Mill Street
Students in Ms. Chen's Chinese Enrichment Program at Chapelfield Elementary recently celebrated the Lunar New Year with a dragon parade through the hallways. Chinese dragons represent power, strength and good luck and are a festive way to usher in the new year!
Students (and teachers) at Jefferson Elementary were looking a little older and 100 days smarter when they celebrated the 100th Day of School this week!
Lincoln High School
Diaspora, “Voices of an Ever-Changing America”
Don't Miss the Return of Diaspora
January 28, 2023
2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Gahanna Lincoln High School
Proceeds from the show will go towards multiple student scholarships awarded in the spring.
Did You Know?
Everything at Your Fingertips
Did you know GJPS archives important messages, stories and videos from around the district on the DISTRICT NEWS AND UPDATES page of our GJPS website?
This is also a great place to find links to past newsletters. Enjoy!
Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Open House for GLHS Programs
Did you know that GLHS is home to these four programs offered by Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools (EFCTS)?
- Architecture and Construction Management
- Teaching Professions
- Sports Medicine
Stop by and learn more about each program during their February Open House. Students and instructors will be on hand to share information and highlight what students are working on in each program.
EFCTS Open House
February 8, 2023
380 Granville Street
January 28 Diaspora: Voices of an Ever-Changing America
February 8 GJPS Coffee & Conversation
February 8 EFCTS Open House at Clark Hall
February 17 Teacher Professional Development Day No School
February 20 Presidents Day No School
March 3 Teacher Comp Day No School
March 27-31 Spring Break No School
April 7 Good Friday No School
May 24 Last Day of School for Students
May 27 Class of 2023 Commencement
2022-23 GJPS District Calendar (PDF)
WE NEED BUS DRIVERS!
Can You Help?
Are you or someone you know looking for a rewarding job with PAID training? GJPS is NOW hiring bus drivers and would love for you to apply TODAY!
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
- Additions and renovations to Middle School East
- 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.
Let's Be Social
GJPS has very active Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts.
Please check us out and LIKE US, give us a comment or tweet and SHARE us!
Have a question about something school related? We bet you can find the answer on our Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools website at www.GahannaSchools.org.
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