FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2021
WEEKLY WRAP UP
House Bill 244

House Bill 244 is legislation that came into effect this week. This legislation addresses how school districts will address COVID-19 protocols moving forward.

Franklin County Public Health is developing guidelines for school districts based on this legislation. We will communicate with you early next week regarding how GJPS will proceed.
Join Us for a VIRTUAL Phase Two Community Update
GJPS voters gave us permission in November of 2020 to proceed with Phase Two of our Master Facilities Plan. Since then, your GJPS design team has been busy brainstorming, planning and designing our new learning spaces across the district.

We have much to share with our GJPS community, so join us as we highlight the progress of our Phase Two projects. After the meeting, we will offer a new opportunity for you to share your impressions of the projects with your GJPS design team.

We are excited to share our progress and look forward to hearing your thoughts!


PHASE TWO VIRTUAL COMMUNITY UPDATE
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
6:30 p.m.

A YouTube Live Stream link will be posted
by 6:15 p.m. on the homepage at
www.GahannaSchools.org
October is National Principals Month
This month is National Principals Month, and we want to acknowledge the dedication and leadership of our GJPS principals. It has never been more challenging to be a school leader and our GJPS principals have shown resiliency, flexibility and passion for student learning. 

We are proud of all our principals and grateful for their
commitment to our students and families!
VIEWS From Around GJPS
Chapelfield Walkathon 2021
Chapelfiled Elementry fourth grade students enjoy a break after many laps around the track at their annual school-wide Walkathon, raising money for PTO programs and activities.
Middle School West Hosts a HOUSE Celebration
Middle School West recently held its Quarterly House Celebration to mark the end of a very successful quarter!. Students participated in spirited activities with other members of their "House" while enjoying a few hard-earned rewards.
GLHS Student Earns Award
Congratulations to GLHS student Rian Springer! Rian was recently recognized as a 2021 EXTRAordinary Volunteer by the Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio (DSACO).

Rian spent her summer with DSACO's Summer Learning Academy leading classroom activities, supporting daily routines and reading with students from the Columbus community.

Congratulations Rian and thank you for your dedication and hard work! We are proud of you!
TOO GOOD To Miss
In the News
Challenge accepted by our GJPS Food Service Department
Due to national shortages of many key components of school meals, our GJPS Food Service Department is working diligently to provide our students with healthy and delicious school meals every day.

UPCOMING Events
Oct 16 GJEF Monster Dash 5K
Oct 20 Phase Two Community Update
Nov 24-26 Thanksgiving Break
Dec 20 Winter Break Begins

As seen at Jefferson 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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