Weekly Update August 5,, 2022
Student Instructional Fees
Pay Now Through Infinite Campus
Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools charge an instructional fee to help defray the cost of consumable instructional supplies used in the classroom. The instructional fee for students is $35.00 each, with a maximum of $105.00 per family.
This instructional fee will be waived for all students who qualify for the Free/Reduced Meal Program. A meal benefits application is available on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal, the GJPS website, or at the office of your child’s school.
Payment for your student's fees should be made prior to the beginning of classes.
- Online payments with debit and credit cards can be made through Infinite Campus.
- Payments made by cash, check, or money order must be paid for each student at their respective schools. Payments cannot be combined for multiple students in multiple buildings.
- Check or money orders should be made payable to “Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools.”
- Please write your student's name and building in the memo portion of your check, or include a separate note with this information.
If you have questions, please contact the office at your school. If you have further questions, please contact Lisa Hebert, Treasurer's Office (HebertL@gjps.org) or 614-545-9241.
Community Enjoys Meet & Greet
Thank you to everyone who came out to meet Superintendent Tracey Deagle and Treasurer/CFO Scott Gooding last night at Lincoln Elementary. The weather cooperated and everyone enjoyed friends, fun and a cool treat from Kona Ice.
GLHS Golden Lions Marching Band Gearing Up
Final Stadium Performance Draws Near
Gahanna Lincoln High School's Golden Lions Marching Band, boasting 140 members, starts its season at home Aug. 19 featuring the alumni band.
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.
Complete the Annual Information Update
Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Families now have access to complete this year’s ANNUAL INFORMATION UPDATE in their Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
Please do not use the NEW STUDENT OPTION to update information.
Free/Reduced Price Meal Benefits
For the 2022-23 school year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has ended the nationwide program which allowed students to receive school meals at no charge for the past two years.
While breakfast and lunch will still be available to all students in our cafeterias, the meals will no longer be free. Students who do not qualify for free/reduced-price meals will pay the following prices for breakfast and lunch:
- K-12 Breakfast: $1.50
- Elementary School Lunch: $2.75
- Middle School Lunch: $3.00
- High School Lunch: $3.00
If you believe your family may qualify for free/reduced-price meals, please apply online for free or reduced-price meal benefits with these easy steps:
- Sign in to your Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
- Choose "MORE" in the left-hand column
- Choose "MEAL BENEFITS".
GJPS NOW Hiring Substitutes
Earn Up To $175 Per Day!
Do you want a job that allows you to have the same school schedule as your kids, work at a consistent location and have full/part-time options?
GJPS is in need of:
- Long-Term Substitute Teachers
- Building Substitute Teachers
- Alternative Instructors
Do you want to make a huge impact in our community?
Then, this might be for YOU!
Send an interest email to Adam Kunkle at KunkleA@gjps.org
PLEASE SHARE WITH FAMILY, FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS!
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
- 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.
PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN PICKING UP A RAPID TEST AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
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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