Weekly Update January 21, 2022
GJPS Raises Daily Rate for Substitute Teachers
Please Consider This Rewarding Opportunity
On Thursday, January 20, 2022, the GJPS Board of Education approved a rate increase for SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year.
The daily sub rate for substitute teachers is now:
- Daily substitute teacher: $155.00/day
- Retired GJPS teacher substitute: $160.00/day
- Building substitute: $175.00/day
- Long-Term substitute (working 11-60 days in the same assignment) $175.00/day
GJPS offers our substitute teachers full and part-time options and the ability to choose when YOU want to work. This is a perfect opportunity to work the same schedule as your children!
GJPS Hires New Treasurer
Welcome Scott Gooding
At its regularly scheduled board of education meeting on Thursday, January 20, 2022, GJPS hired Scott Gooding as the new treasurer for Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. Scott is currently serving as the Columbus City Schools (CCS) Executive Director of Budget and Financial Management. Scott has been a school treasurer for 17 years and brings a wealth of experience to the district.
Scott was the treasurer for Westerville City Schools from 2004 - 2011 and has served in his current position for CCS for the past seven years. In his most recent experience, Scott has managed a budget of over $1.5 billion.
Scott will begin his work at GJPS on March 1, 2022, and will serve as a part-time consultant to the district in the coming weeks.
New Date for GLHS Floor Plan Reveal
Phase Two Update: Middle School Additions and Renovations Ready to Move Forward
During the summer and fall of 2021, our GJPS design, architect and construction team met regularly to design additions and renovations to Middle Schools East, South and West. In addition, because each of our three middle schools has a unique floor plan, our team worked closely with the principals of the three schools to create learning spaces that meet the needs of our teachers and learners and create equitable spaces across the three middle schools.
The floor plans for each school include:
- Additional classrooms at each school
- Eleven at MSE
- Ten at MSS
- Eight at MSW
- Flexible small group spaces for supplemental support and intervention
- Expanded cafeteria seating
- Additional related arts space
- Increased office space
- Equitable spaces across the three middle schools
GJPS Preschool Accepting Applications for Peer Models
Peer Models Wanted
Gahanna-Jefferson Preschool at Clark Hall is opening a new morning classroom (8:30 a.m.- 11:15 a.m.) in February and has a few limited spots available for peer models.
Peer Model Requirements:
- Must be potty trained
- Must be 3.5 years old by January 1, 2022
- Plays with toys appropriately
- Enjoys playing with other children
- Makes wants and needs known
- Interacts well with other children
- Follows simple directions
- Answers questions
For more information contact Mrs. Stevens at StevensM@gjps.org
Lincoln High School
GLHS teacher Paige Vyas' World Literature and Composition students are reading Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. As an authentic extension activity, science teacher Arielle Parish visited the class and spoke to students about her time in the Army. She brought along her heavy gear to show the students what soldiers literally carry on their backs.
GJPS Coat Connection at GLHS
January has brought colder temperatures and a need for warm winter coats across our district. Students in the ESS class at Lincoln High School run a free coat closet of new or very gently used coats, hats, gloves, and scarfs for all individuals living in the GJPS school district.
If a GJPS student is in need of a warm winter coat, please visit the Gahanna Coat Connections website.
- Have the student pick out the coat they would like from the site
- Click on the Requests tab & fill out the google form
- ESS students will deliver the requested items to the student's school
If you have any questions please contact email@example.com
Make a Donation
The Gahanna Coat Connection is currently in need of :
- size 16 XL
- size 6/7
- size 8/10
- size 12/14
- size 18 (XL)
- size Medium
- size. Large
- size 3X
- size XL
- size 2XL
- size 3XL
Hats, Gloves and Scarves
- Gender neutral thick hats (kids and adult)
- Thick winter gloves (kids and adult)
- Gender neutral scarves (kids and adult)
Bus Recruiting Event Saturday, January 22
We Want YOU on our TEAM!
Stop by the parking lot at Gahanna Lincoln High School THIS SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 from 10:00 - NOON and find out everything you ever wanted to know about being a bus driver at GJPS.
Applications and open interviews will be available so you can get started earning $$$ and helping your community right away!
For more information, please call our transportation department at (614) 751-7581
Feb 18 No School - Teacher PD Day
Feb 21 No School - Presidents Day
Feb 19 - 26 Gahanna Gala Sponsored by GJEF
March 4 No School - Teacher Comp Day
Mar 28 - April 1 No School - Spring Break
Apr 15 No School - Good Friday
May 24 Last Day of Classes for Students
May 28 Class of 2022 Commencement
GJPS continues to work hard to simplify communication about COVID-19 so you can find the resources that matter most to you and your family. Our GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage contains the COVID-19 Dashboard, safety protocols and resources, and the latest email updates from GJPS.
You can access the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage two ways:
- You can find the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage housed under the "District Tab" in the top menu bar of the GJPS district website.
- The COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage is always linked on the GJPS district website homepage under "What's Trending.
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.
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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