Gables Weekly Summary


Masks are optional as of Tuesday (3/8/22)

Masks are now optional for students and staff in Columbus City Schools. Any person who wants to continue wearing a mask is welcome to do so. Wearing masks is no longer required for everyone in all cases.

However we will continue restricting visitors, keeping small groups and frequent hand washing and hand sanitizer, and students will continue to have access to masks if they want them.

If your child tests positive for COVID-19, they are still required to quarantine at home for 5 days. If their symptoms are better after that time and they do not have a fever, they may return to school and they must wear a mask for the first 5 days back at school. This means they are quarantined for 5 days and masked for 5 days = 10 days total. If they are not improving after the first 5 days, they should NOT return to school, even if they are wearing a mask.

If someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have any questions, please contact Nurse Carpenter at Language translation services are available if you need them - please indicate your preferred language when you email her.

12 Most Dangerous Apps for Your Child " Recap of Virtual Family Engagement session(Tues, Mar 8)".

Bark’s Top 12 Most Dangerous Apps for Kids:

1. Snapchat

2. Instagram

3. Discord

4. Yik Yak

5. Among Us

6. Twitter

7. Omegle

8. Hoop

9. Kik

10. Vault apps

11. Roblox

12. Yarn

Recordings of past presentations are available here.

Registration for baseball, softball and tee ball is open (Columbus Recreation & Parks)

Games will start the week of May 16. Leagues are assigned by age groups. The league fee includes: games, uniform, officials (majors, softball and pony) and postseason (majors, softball and pony). The prices for various age groups are listed down below or you can visit our website for more information.

TEE BALL | $35 | Age 4–6

COACH-PITCH | $45 | Age 7–9

MAJOR BASEBALL | $55 | Age 10–13

FASTPITCH SOFTBALL | $55 | Age 10–13


Summer Opportunities and Engagement Series Session #2-Recap

During the presentation on March 10, community partners presented summer opportunities during the second presentation:

There were also giveaways for the people who attended, congratulations to the winners!! Recordings of past presentations are available here.


Day light saving (Mar 13) Move clocks one hour ahead!


Perseverance is March's Word of the Month. Perseverance is when we push ourselves to work through challenges to complete a difficult task.

Perseverance is difficult for Gators of all ages - families and students alike! Here's how to encourage young kids to persevere:

Gables Yearbooks

Don't forget to order your yearbook. You can order online, too, by using the keyword GBLYB. You will enter this keyword at on the school and sports photography side under "new order 2021-2022". After you select the Yearbook Option you can then Increase the quantity before you check out. Order online before 03/28/2022.

Notify the Office for Absences To Be Excused

We have a high number of unexcused absences right now - remember to notify the office when your child is unable to attend school during scheduled school days.
  • The best way to report an absence is to email
  • Please email every day your child is absent to ensure a complete record. Include any doctor's school excuse notes if you seek medical help.
  • If you prefer to call, call 1-380-997-6025 and leave a message. Avoid calling the main school line - it's extremely busy in the mornings! Leaving a detailed message is acceptable.

*** Gators Got Talent ***

The 2022 Gables Talent Show is virtual. All Gators are welcome to participate by submitting a video to the FlipGrid link before 11:59pm April 10th. In your video:
  • Introduce yourself - include your name, grade, and classroom;
  • Show your stuff! Record and submit up to 2 minutes of video.

All videos will be presented in an online Talent Show Extravaganza Zoom on the evening of April 13th. Dust off your talent maker, and mark your calendars now!

Remember! Today is the Last day to order flowers The on-line sale ends at 11:59pm

Reminder: Today (3/11) is the last day of the PTA Spring Flower Sale Your child's link was sent to the email address you have on file a couple of weeks ago. Flowers are currently scheduled to be at the school on Friday, May 13th. For questions, email the PTA at

OSU Branches Tutoring Link

Meeting ID : 91823394472 Password : 720581

CCS Enrollment Periods for 2022 - 2023 School Year

BlendED enrollment (CCS online school) and the middle school choice lottery are now closed.

Gables and Community Events Next Week

March Pathway Express: North Market

Community partners and special activities will be at the North Market from 10am - 1pm on Saturday, March 12. Be sure to bring your orange ticket to participate and to receive a gift card for each CCS student:
  • Special Scavenger Hunt;
  • Book signing and reading from Brian Weisfeld, author of “The Startup Squad;”
  • Giveaways from Local Merchants (while supplies last); and
  • Resources and support from the CCS Family Engagement team and local partners.

Gables PTA Meeting

Monday, March 14th, 6:30-7:30pm

This is an online event.

CCS Summer Experience Registration Opens Tue 3/15/2022 (All day)!

Virtual Family Engagement Sessions

Tuesday, March 15 - CCS Summer Experience

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. RSVP:

It’s time to sign up for six week of ultimate summer fun and learning! The 2022 CCS Summer Experience starts in June and it’s FREE to all Columbus City Schools students (K-12). This year’s Summer Experience has expanded to include new and familiar project-based learning opportunities. During our Tuesday Virtual Family Engagement Session, we will preview the hands-on enrichment opportunities that will challenge students to continue growing as learners.

Thursday, March 17 - Summer Opportunities Session #3

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. RSVP (encouraged but not required):


We’ve got more opportunities for your child to have a fun and engaging summer. No matter what part of town you live in or what types of interests your child has, there are summer opportunities for every student to stay active and safe. Every Thursday evening in March, our Family Engagement team will spotlight different community partners and organizations across our city who offer special summer-time opportunities for CCS students, including day camps, field trips, academic learning, and fun activities that are free. This Thursday’s Virtual Family Engagement Session will focus on summer opportunities for our students with exceptionalities, including Special Education, Gifted & Talented, and English as a Second Language.

Summer Opportunities Newsletter

Newsletter dedicated to 2022 Summer opportunities across Columbus

Northwest Columbus Summer Camp Corner

Camp Registrations Currently Open

Upcoming Camp Registrations

Feb 28- March 4: Reading Week

9: No school

13: Daylight Savings- Move clocks 1 hour ahead.

14 : PTA Meeting @ 6:30 pm

22 : End of quarter 3

23: No school

25: **NEW DATE** Spring student pictures

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