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January 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Fri. Jan. 22 - Chromebook/Backpack Donation Pick-up - 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Wed. Jan. 27 - Family Crew - 6:00-6:45pm
  • Fri. Jan. 29 - Chromebook/Backpack Donation Pick up - 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Tues. Feb. 2 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 5:00pm
  • Tues. Feb. 2 - TGFS Virtual College Access Night - 5:00-7:00pm
  • Mon. Feb. 15 - No School Presidents' Day
  • Tues. Feb. 16 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 5:00pm
  • Wed. Feb 24 - Family Crew - 6:00-6:45pm
  • Wed. Feb. 24 - Thurs. Feb. 25 - Grades 9, 10 SOS Training, Adjusted Schedule

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Chromebook/Backpack Donation Pick-up - Jan. 22 and Jan. 29. Come to The Graham School to Pick up Donations from Chipotle and Kids In Need Foundation.

The Graham School has been selected as a recipient of a generous donation from Chipotle and Kids in Need Foundation. This donation will provide a Chromebook, backpack filled with school supplies, a Chipotle gift card to EVERY student!



We will collect TGS loaned Chromebooks and chargers and distribute new Chromebooks, chargers and backpacks on January 22 and January 29 from 9:30am to 2:30pm.


12th grade - 9:30am-10:30am

11th grade - 10:30am-11:30am

10th grade - 12:30pm-1:30pm

9th grade - 1:30pm-2:30pm


If you have a TGS-issued Chromebook and charger, before leaving your home, please place the Chromebook and charger in a large ziplock bag with your name written on it. Place this bag in the trunk of your car. If you do not have a TGS issued Chromebook you are still eligible to receive a donated Chromebook.


Stay in your car and wear a mask.

Enter the parking lot from the south side of Building B beside DataTalk and drive behind Building B. The parking lot of Building A (the primary building with the sign) is EXIT ONLY. Do not enter here. The line will form at the Big Room double doors between the greenhouse and basketball court. Please follow the signage and staff directions.


Go to Station 1

Please pop your trunk. Someone will retrieve the bagged computer and charger from your trunk and hand you a new Acceptable Use Agreement (AUA). We must have a newly signed (by both parents and students) AUA in order for families to receive a new Chromebook.


Go to Station 2

Someone will collect your newly signed Acceptable Use Agreement (signed by both parents and students) and place your new device and backpack in the trunk of your car.


We will not be able to attend to other business on these days. If you need to take care of something else while you are at the building to pick up your new Chromebook, please make an appointment ahead of time by contacting the front desk (frontdesk@thegrahamschool.org or 614-262-1111).

Students in Mackenzie's WA class played lifeskills BINGO and tried out new recipes for their family at home.

All TGS Students Qualify From Now Until the End of The School Year for Free Breakfast and Lunch

We will continue to offer meal pick-ups on Thursdays between 10:00AM and 1:00PM. To sign up for time slots, please click on the link below.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ca9ae28aafcc16-lunch1


If you would like to pick up meals and cannot make it to any of the time slots on the sign-up sheet, please contact Bryan Kossmann at bkossmann.1@thegrahamschool.org to discuss other options.


If you have not filled out a Free and Reduced Lunch Application for this school year, we highly encourage you to do so. Click here to print and complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application. If your student qualifies for Free or Reduced meals, there are other benefits through multiple other organizations that you might be able to take advantage of. If you are unsure as to whether you have already filled one out, please contact Bryan Kossmann at bkossmann.1@thegrahamschool.org.

Winter MAP Testing Started This Week

Winter MAP testing has begun and will continue for the next few weeks. MAP tests help determine what a student knows, how much they grow over the course of the year, and is used by teachers and students to reflect and set goals for learning. Please support your student in taking the time to complete MAP makeup tests if you receive and email about it from the school.

Free Internet Hot Spots Available for All Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch!

Through a partnership with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and PCs For People we are offering free Internet Hot Spots to all families eligible for free or reduced lunch. If you are eligible, please call the front desk (614-262-1111) to make an appointment to pick up the hot spot during regular office hours (8:30am-3:30pm). Click here to complete a Free and Reduced lunch application. Please contact the front desk (614-262-1111) with any questions.

TGS Family Crew

The Graham School is thrilled to announce a new initiative- Family Crew. Family Crew will strengthen our community and allow us the opportunity to more closely connect with our families- and for you to connect with each other! Please read more about Family Crew below. We personally invite you to participate and would love to see you at our first meeting on January 27, 6:00-6:45. JOIN US!

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TGFS College Access Night

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

  • Adonis Daniels
  • Bebe Riggins-Burston
  • Chandler Marsden
  • Dalaejah Thomas (nominated twice)
  • David Huff
  • Elijah Terry
  • Jeremiah Coons
  • Kamar Williams
  • Michael Mascola (nominated twice)
  • Ni’shanonia Suber
  • Olivia Gaiser
  • Ollie Morris
  • Quaniya Gravely
  • Samiah Flemister
  • Selena Schaney
  • Shadi Turner
  • Shelayjah Greer
  • Taylour Black
  • Totionna Keith
  • Taylor Crawford


Caring Dragon

  • Ollie Morris
  • Sha’Riyah Lymon


Collaborative Dragons

  • Ana McGee
  • Brionna Gilliam
  • Camilla Vasquez
  • David Huff
  • James Ramey (nominated twice)
  • Kristen Cavazos
  • Miklos Kupay (nominated twice
  • Roy Berry
  • Totionna Keith


Persevering Dragons

  • Amanda Baker
  • Aniyah Simms
  • Jaeden Peoples (nominated twice)
  • JJ Holonitch
  • Nia Edwards-Johnson
  • Sarah Kaiser
  • Tyrone Powell


Self-Directed Dragons

  • Angus Cook
  • Aniyah Simms
  • Cameron Boch
  • Dalaejah Thomas
  • Jaquez Corder (nominated twice)
  • Jeremiah Coons
  • Jesus Gonzalez
  • Sophia Creno
  • Vernon Hill-Felts
  • Zuri Bailey

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Updated COVID Policies

We wanted to take a moment to remind you of our COVID policies upon entering our premises, as well as update you on a new policy. Any visitor or staff member entering the building will be required to have their temperature taken and logged.
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.


The Graham Family of Schools COVID Policies:

  • 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.

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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