The Graham School News O'Graham

May 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Tues. May 18 - Sophomores at TGS from 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Tues. May 18 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 6:00pm
  • Wed. May 19 - Juniors at TGS from 10:00am-3:30pm
  • Thurs. May 20 - Seniors at TGS for individual meetings
  • Thurs. May 20 - Last Day of School/Senior Symposiums/Awards
  • Sun. May 30 - Graduation

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Hello TGS Families

Sophomores are scheduled to be in the building from 10 am to 3:30 pm on May 18th. Juniors are scheduled for 10 am to 3:30 pm on May 19th. Seniors are scheduled from 12:30 pm to 3 pm on individual meetings on May 20th. Please contact the school if your student cannot attend on one of these dates.

Important Graduation Information - May 30, 1:00-3:00pm

TGS Updated Mask Policy

As you may know, the Centers for Disease Control recently revised their recommendations around mask guidance for individuals who are fully vaccinated "except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance."


In Ohio the mask mandate for schools stays in effect until June 2, after which it is up to the schools to determine a policy.


The Graham School will require students, staff, and visitors to wear masks through August 1, at which point we will re-evaluate our policy based on available data, information, and guidance.


Thank you for your continued support and efforts in keeping our TGS community safe.

TGS Deans; Amy Vickroy, Sarai Correa, RJ Larry

Have you registered your current student for the 2021-2022 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 https://tgs.esvportal.com/. 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.


If you have any questions, please contact the front desk at FrontDesk@thegrahamschool.org or call 614-262-1111.

Celebrating Our Seniors!

Thursday, May 13, 2021 marked the day to celebrate our graduating seniors with an outdoor open house. Senior Crew Leaders and TGS staff shared conversations and a variety of activities outside on a beautiful, sunny day. Students played basketball and cornhole, skateboarded and painted four new picnic tables, as they enjoyed one another's company at their soon-to-be alma mater one last time!


We couldn't be more proud of them for navigating and completing the second half of their junior year and their entire senior year during an incredibly challenging time for our world and our Graham community. WE APPLAUD EACH ONE OF OUR 2021 GRAHAM GRADUATES!

Updated Office Hours

TGS office will be open Monday-Friday 7:30am-4:00pm through May 31. Summer office hours begin on June 1 and will be Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. To protect staff and the TGS 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.

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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: https://www.ccsoh.us/Page/4818

  • 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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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 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 www.columbus.gov/c19vax for additional information.

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Monthly Boxes for Families in Need

In partnership with Neighborhood Services, Inc Food Pantry, we are excited to announce that we are now offering monthly pre-packed boxes of food to Graham School families in need! Boxes will contain staple items such as bread, rice, pasta, vegetable oil and more, as well as snacks and other items to help nourish your Graham school student. To receive food, you must make a reservation through one of the links below. You will pick up your food at The Graham School: 3950 Indianola Ave., not at NSI Food Pantry.

May Distribution Date:

Friday, May 28 - 5pm to 6 pm: https://freshtrak.com/register/event/42835


Please bring your photo ID and wear a face mask when you come! Please note, this event is only available to families with a student currently enrolled at The Graham School.

Please reach out to Lindsay Barber at info@neighborhoodservicesinc.org with any questions.

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 http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Student-Supports/Coronavirus/Supporting-Whole-Child-Nutrition

  • 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

Lead The Way Academy 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 (1270 Brentnell Ave.): 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 https://form.jotform.com/211303460792045. 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; anthony@leadthewaylearningacademy.org

Summer Opportunity!

Summer Opportunity to Earn Paid Career Experience

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When you shop at Kroger and/or Amazon you can help TGS raise money for class supplies!

Kroger

Go to: www.krogercommunityrewards.com or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. If you enrolled last year you must re-enroll each year to help Graham. Add Graham to your card. You can search for Graham by name or use our school code: IE209, Shop! Every time you shop and use your Kroger Rewards Card Graham gets rebates. Kroger totals those rebates and sends Graham a check.


Amazon gives to The Graham School!

When you make a purchase on Amazon Smile they will now donate 0.5% of your total purchase to The Graham School. Go to http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1713840 to get started!

Red Dragon Awards

We congratulate the students whose hard work is representative of The Graham School’s Habits of Learning. These students have been Red Dragons so far this month!


Adventure Dragons

  • Elijah Terry
  • Jalen Evans
  • Lamiah Scott
  • Zero Martinez


Caring Dragon

  • Abigail Henley
  • Cameron Boch
  • Jadin Harmer
  • Jaeden Peoples
  • Kristen Cavazos
  • Precious Waugh
  • Shelayjah Greer
  • Tylor Crawford


Collaborative Dragons

  • Ally Scharnhorst
  • Delaney Strathie
  • Hunter Rayburn
  • Nia Edwards-Johnson
  • Tyler Wickes
  • Uriah Kidd


Persevering Dragons

  • Ally Scharnhorst
  • Ashley Ramirez Chavez
  • Chandler Marsden
  • Corrine Walker (Nominated 2x)
  • Dayanah Washington
  • Djuan Eiland
  • Elijah Rhea
  • Hailie Clark
  • Ivory Isaac
  • Keontae Glanton
  • Miklos Kupay
  • Moesha Wilson
  • Precious Waugh
  • Sarah Kaiser
  • Sha'Riyah Lymon
  • TyVian Cathcart


Self-Directed Dragons

  • Archer Jessie
  • Bre Stace
  • David Huff
  • Desiree Osterloh (Nominated 2x)
  • Kanye Williams
  • Keontae Glanton
  • Miklos Kupay
  • Zero Martinez

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! https://www.facebook.com/theautomotivetradecenter By the way, you'll see our Enrollment Coordinator, Pam Boseker, there, because she wants to learn how to change her own oil & take an engine apart!!

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The Graham Family of Schools COVID Policies: In Effect Through Aug. 1

  • 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 614-262-1111.

Professional Qualifications

The parent or guardian of each student enrolled at The Graham 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.

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. The Graham Schools habits of learning have grown out of the design principles: Self-Direction, Perseverance, Teamwork & Collaboration, Service & Stewardship, and Adventure & Risk.

Title 1

TGS 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 addison.2@thecharlesschool.org with any questions.

RESIDENCY VERIFICATION NOTIFICATION

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.

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