Weekly Update July 22, 2022
GJPS Community Meet & Greet
Welcome to the GJPS Family
Join us for this community celebration as we welcome incoming Superintendent Tracey Deagle and Treasurer/CFO Scott Gooding to the GJPS family!
Thursday, August 4
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary Playground
261 Helmbright Drive
FAMILY & FRIENDS WILL MAKE IT FUN, KONA ICE WILL KEEP IT COOL
Stadium Farewell and Community Homecoming
We are pleased with the progress on Phase Two of our Master Facilities Plan and look forward to beginning construction on the NEW Lincoln High School. To prepare the site for the new high school, our GLHS athletic stadium will be demolished and relocated to the field behind the old Lincoln Elementary.
Please join us for a 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.
GRIN Back To School Fair
August 6, 2022
Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) is once again hosting a Back to School Fair to prepare our families in need for the coming school year.
Residents in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public School District and 43230 zip code should complete the Back to School Fair Application by July 31, 2022.
Drive Through Back to School Fair
Saturday, August 6, 2022,
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
Lincoln Elementary School Parking Lot
261 Helmbright Dr.
Preparing Children for Kindergarten
Tips for Preparing your Kindergartners for School
Adapting to a full day away from home can be a major adjustment for our incoming kindergarten students.
The GJPS Kindergarten Readiness Mini Camp was recently held to provide a little support for some students making the transition to a structured school day. Presented by Concord Counseling Services, the mini camp introduced students to routines and activities in a kindergarten classroom and provided support to increase emotional readiness.
Recently highlighted on a WBNS 10TV morning program, the Concord Counseling team provided several tips for preparing our youngest Lions for Kindergarten.
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Eastland-Fairfield Career & Technical Schools
Adult Programs Now Enrolling
▸ Earn industry-related credentials
▸ Learn in a hands-on environment
▸ Complete your program and become employed in less than one year!
▸ Gain skills for work, home, and life
▸ STNA and LPN programs - coming soon!
Did You Know?
A Trip Down GJPS Memory Lane
A Busy Year for GJPS School Nurses: November 2021
While the new school year will be here before we know it, we want to take some time over the next few weeks to enjoy some of our favorite stories from the 2021-22 school year.
We love our GJPS SCHOOL NURSES and all they do to keep our school community healthy and safe!
July 27 Elephant and Piggie Party at Lincoln Elementary
August 4 Meet & Greet Incoming Superintendent Dr. Tracey Deagle
August 6 GRIN Back to School Fair
August 10 First Day of School for Students
August 27 Lights Out Stadium Farewell & Community Homecoming
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 Schools East, South and West
- New Lincoln High School on current site
Related Links and Phase Two Resources
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 - Thursday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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