Weekly Update April 8, 2022
Superintendent Search Questionnaire
The Gahanna-Jefferson Board of Education has hired the search firm Finding Leaders, to help in the search for the next GJPS Superintendent when Mr. Barrett retires August 1. The board will make the final decision as to who the next superintendent will be, however, the board would like to benefit from your thoughts and perceptions as they contemplate this very important decision.
Please complete this survey to help us develop the profile of our next superintendent. It is important to not just find the best superintendent, but the best superintendent for Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.
Thank you for taking the time to respond to this survey. Your thoughtful insights will ensure that stakeholders' views are heard by the GJPS Board of Education.
Responses will be collected through Friday, April 22, 2022.
You Are Invited
Community Conversation: Equity & Access For All Plan
Join us for a an important Community Conversation about our GJPS Equity & Access for All Plan.
Monday, April 18, 2022
Gahanna Lincoln High School
During this Community Conversation, we invite our stakeholders - parents, students, staff, and community members - to participate in small discussion groups to share your experiences and ideas related to what should be included within the five focus areas of our plan, which are:
Strong sense of belonging
Inclusive curriculum and resources
Equitable representation, access and outcomes
Community engagement and partnerships
As we plan for the future of our district, we hope you can join us for this very important Community Conversation.
Get to Know Our Board of Education Members
Board of Education Member Sue Horn
Spend some time over the next few weeks getting to know the members of our GJPS Board of Education.
Please watch the next video in our Get to Know Our Board series and Meet Sue Horn, one of our new GJPS Board of Education members.
Paraprofessionals Appreciation Day
This past week we celebrated 80+ PARAPROFESSIONALS who work throughout the district inspiring, challenging and supporting our GJPS students. We are grateful to have them as part of our GJPS family!
Just a few of our Paraprofessional rockstars!
Spread the Word to End the Word
Order Shirts By April 19
Spread the Word to End the Word is a time when GJPS celebrates people of all abilities! All proceeds from this sale go to support students with special needs in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.
- Orders will be accepted online until April 19, 2022
- Orders delivered to the school you select during checkout by May 17, 2022
- Celebration day May 18, 2022
If you have any questions about the sale please contact Tiffany Hanna at HannaT@gjps.org.
*Note: These items can NOT be shipped to your home. Colors vary by style due to industry-wide supply chain issues. This is a custom order and all sales are final.
When ordering, the website requires you to select an in-store pick-up time at GLHS. But please be assured your order will be delivered to the school you select for pick-up and you will be notified when it is ready. You will NOT have to come to the GLHS Paw Print to pick-up your order.
Journey to Learning
Summer School Program
Mark your calendar...Registration for GJPS Journey to Learning Summer School Program OPENS APRIL 18 at NOON.
Check out class listings and registration information at
For Military Kids
April is designated MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD to honor the contributions and sacrifices of our military families.
Plan ahead and show your support for all the military kids out there by wearing PURPLE on FRIDAY, APRIL 15. Although GJPS doesn't have school on April 15, let's celebrate our military families and youngest heroes AND PURPLE UP at home!
Apr 14 Caring for Trauma Exposed Children
Apr 18 Equity & Access Community Conversation
Apr 18 Summer School Registration Opens at Noon
Apr 15 No School - Good Friday
May 7 Herb N' Arts Fair
May 24 Last Day of Classes for Students
May 28 Class of 2022 Commencement
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.
Let's Be Social
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(Psssst, families of current GJPS students already receive this newsletter, so no need to sign up again, but please share with a friend who does not receive it.)
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