FRIDAY, October 1, 2021
WEEKLY WRAP UP
Mask on...When You Hop On!
School Bus Mask Reminder

Federal law states all individuals riding a school bus must wear a mask. Therefore, students riding GJPS buses are required to comply with this law and wear a mask while on the bus. 
 
Families, please remind your students to keep their masks on, covering their nose and mouth, while on GJPS school buses.


Phase Two Work Continues
The work on Phase Two of the GJPS Master Facilities Plan continues as classroom and gymnasium additions to Blacklick Elementary were given the green light by Jefferson Township trustees.


Winter is on its Way

Stay warm, thanks to our friends at GRIN, Rotary Club of Gahanna and Mifflin Presbyterian Church.
You Can Help
If you would like to donate a new or gently used coat, you may drop off your donation at any one of these locations:

Mifflin Presbyterian Church
123 Granville Street

850 N. Hamilton or 67 N. Stygler

1317 N. Hamilton Rd

555 YMCA Place
GJPS Appreciates Our Custodians!
Saturday, October 2, is National Custodian Appreciation Day!

Our GJPS custodians may operate behind the scenes, but they play a key role in creating a clean, welcoming environment for students and staff, especially during COVID-19.
THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!
VIEWS From Around GJPS
Lincoln Elementary Reading Garden
Students from Mrs. Huyghe's third grade class enjoy a breath of fresh air and a good book at Lincoln Elementary's Reading Garden. The garden was funded through a Gahanna-Jefferson Education Foundation (GJEF) Grant of Excellence.

Educators Rising at Middle School East
The Educators Rising chapter of the Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical Schools (EFCTS) Teaching Professions program is starting Middle School Chapters at Middle School East, South and West. On Tuesday, Middle School East held its first club meeting in the school library

Middle school students will be meeting with high school students and the EdRising Collegiate Chapter at Capital University to learn more about the field of education.

Meetings will be held monthly and will include food, fun and teaching activities to inspire the next generation of educators.

The program has a vision of creating a pipeline of students interested in teaching as a career, starting in middle school through college!

We are growing our own next generation of teachers!
GLHS Marching Band Adapts
When the homecoming football game was canceled last week, the Gahanna Lincoln Golden Lions Marching Band and alumni band members performed an impromptu concert for fans in the GLHS stadium.

Enjoy this Marching and Alumni Band Video from Friday night. (Recorded by parent Mark Smith)

TOO GOOD To Miss
UPCOMING Events
Oct 8 No School - Teacher Comp Day
Oct 8 LHS Vaccine Clinic Second Dose
Oct 16 GJEF Monster Dash 5K
Oct 11 No School - PD Day
Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 20 Winter Break Begins

A beautiful message at Lincoln Elementary.
COVID-19 Dashboard
Week of Sept 24 - Sept 30, 2021
CONFIRMED POSITIVE CASES
Students In Buildings: 18
Students Not In Buildings: 8
Staff In Buildings: 0
Staff Not In Buildings: 1

QUARANTINED CASES
Students Quarantined: 365
Staff Quarantined: 4
GJPS continues to work hard to simplify communication about COVID-19 so you can find the resources that matter most to you and your family. Our GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage contains the COVID-19 Dashboard, safety protocols and resources, and the latest email updates from GJPS.

You can access the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage two ways:

  • You can find the GJPS COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage housed under the "District Tab" in the top menu bar of the GJPS district website.

  • The COVID-19 | 2021-22 Update Webpage is always linked on the GJPS district website homepage under "What's Trending.

Still Available:BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits

We will continue to distribute BinaxNOW At-Home Rapid Test Kits while supplies last. These test kits can be used to detect an active COVID-19 infection. 

You may request kits for:
  • The number of students you have enrolled in Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in your household
  • Up to 2 parents/guardians per household
  • The number of GJPS staff in your household

Kits are available for pick up after completing the Rapid Test Request Form at the GJPS Administration Building, 160 S. Hamilton Road. Please ring the bell inside the front door for service.

A confirmation email from GJPS will not be sent.

While Supplies Last
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

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Please check us out and LIKE US, give us a comment or tweet and SHARE us!

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