Weekly Update June 17, 2022
Safety and Security at GJPS
A Message from Board of Education President Beryl Piccolantonio
June 17, 2022
Dear parents, teachers and staff,
This week, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 99, which allows teachers to carry firearms during the school day with only 24 hours of training if permitted by a District’s local Board of Education.
We have received communication from many in the community who are concerned about this legislation and we want to make sure you know that the decision about whether or not to permit staff to carry firearms is a board decision. Currently, our board of education does not permit staff to carry firearms and there are no plans to discuss a change. Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools strives to provide a safe environment where students and staff can learn and work free from fear and violence.
More information about the measures we are taking to address safety and security in our school buildings can be found on a School Safety and Mental Health page of our GJPS website.
GJPS Board of Education
GJPS Town Hall Safety Meeting (March 12, 2018)
Changes to GRIN Summer Lunch Program
No Summer Lunch at Lincoln Elementary
We are very appreciative to Gahanna Residents in Need (GRIN) and their loyal troop of volunteers for again providing free lunches to GJPS students and families over the summer break.
GJPS students and families may pick up meals through August 5 at:
Goshen Lane Elementary
Royal Manor Elementary
Monday - Friday
Noon - 1:00 p.m.
(Closed June 20 & July 4)
*Due to low attendance, GRIN Summer Lunches will no longer be offered at Lincoln Elementary for the rest of the summer.
Happy Father's Day
June 19, 2022
Happy FATHER'S DAY to everyone we call DAD!
Grandpas, uncles, brothers, friends, mentors and dads...we celebrate you all!
GJPS Offices and Schools Closed
Monday, June 20, 2022
In observation of the Juneteenth holiday, GJPS offices and schools will be closed on Monday, June 20, 2022.
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 - Friday
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.
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